#5 The Tiki and Ronde Barber Books
Ok, now, I know, I know, I know — black, twin, sports-obsessed boys is a pretty niche market. But these books would be great for any sports fanatic (you don’t have to be a twin to be fascinated by the life of twins, and you don’t have to be black, or a boy, to love these books). We started out with the Barber brothers’ picture books (all illustrated by Barry Root — By My Brother’s Side; Game Day; and Teammates), which are awesome. And now we’re growin’ on up with the Barber books, as we’ve migrated onward to the chapter books. Kyle and Owen love these books for all the obvious reasons. I love these books because of the way they explore the twin relationship, focus on moral dilemmas, and highlight the power and influence of a very strong mother. This series of chapter books include:
- Go Long!
- Wild Card
- Red Zone
- Goal Line
- End Zone
We are really looking forward to the Barber brothers’ new books. They are not yet released, but we’ve already pre-ordered them. Jump Shot (a basketball book), is due out in November, and Extra Innings (a baseball book), is expected in February.