Kickoff! (Barber Game Time Books)

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Grades 3 - 7n/an/an/an/a
"Hut! Hut! Go long, Tiki!"
Tiki and Ronde's twelfth summer is winding down -- the nights are getting shorter and the evenings cooler. That means two things: The first day of junior high is just a few days away, and it's almost the start of football season at last. With two championships and an 8-2 season last year, Tiki and Ronde are ready to graduate from the Peewee League and hit the field as starting players for the Hidden Valley Eagles.
But junior high is a lot bigger than elementary school. The competition for starting spots is stiff, and seniority rules. If Tiki and Ronde make it past tryouts and cuts, will they get the chance to play, or will they have to spend the season watching from the bench with the other seventh graders?
Inspired by the childhood of NFL superstars Tiki and Ronde Barber, "Kickoff!" is a story of teamwork, perseverance, and what it takes to be a champion.
Hardcover, 160 pages
Published on October 23, 2007 by Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
ISBN-10: 1416936181
ISBN-13: 9781416936183
2 Book Reviews
  • bjmo
    bjmoover 2 years55 stars
    This book is about this kid named Tiki and Ronde who is trying to be in the NFL, They have won over 5 seasons and nobody had beat them until one day, Ronde was a quarterback he threw the ball before he got tackled. Well, they catch the ball and scored a touchdown but on the other hand, Ronde got a concussion since how hard he got hit to the floor. Well, he went to the hospital and one of the doctors told him that he can't finish his season and he had to rest. But Ronde didn't wanted too he wanted to finish the season. But he did what the doctors told him and there team had won the season for Ronde. I give this book a 5 because it talks about football and that you can get hurt at any time you play a sport. And Ronde and Kiki are never giving up even if times are hard.
    • hudso473400
      hudso473400over 4 years55 stars
      i love football