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Kickoff (Going for Gold) Paperback – April 18, 2007


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 - 12 years
  • Grade Level: 3 - 5
  • Lexile Measure: 640L (What's this?)
  • Series: Going for Gold
  • Paperback: 158 pages
  • Publisher: Kingfisher (April 18, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0753460823
  • ISBN-13: 978-0753460825
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 7.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,038,297 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

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A satisfying, feel-good, quick read. This book is a solid choice for girl sports fans. With its large font and readability, it would be good for reluctant readers. (VOYA (Voice of Youth Advocates))

About the Author

Donna King is the alter ego of Jenny Oldfield, a best-selling author of children's series fiction, including the Horses of Half-Moon Ranch series. More than one million copies of her books have been sold around the world.

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I highly recommend this book for any boy interested in football.
Lisa A. Smith
My son really enjoyed this book he is in the third grade and this book was a good fit on his reading list.
stacy hill
This is the first chapter book for kids by Tiki and Ronde Barber.
John W. Whitcomb

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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful By John W. Whitcomb on November 25, 2007
Format: Hardcover
This is the first chapter book for kids by Tiki and Ronde Barber. I started getting Tiki and Ronde's fine picture books for my son because he saw Tiki and Ronde speaking about it on MNF. They are quality stories with excellent messages for kids. Tiki and Ronde are role models that a parent can embrace for their character, which is something I am always struggling with when I find sports related books for my son.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Lisa A. Smith on December 13, 2009
Format: Paperback
My seven year old son found this at our school book fair last week. He finished it within days - he couldn't put it down! This year he has developed a strong interest in football - interested in watching the games, learning the game, etc. This book was a hit with my son. I came to Amazon to look for other books that people were buying along with it to get some ideas for my son. I'm thrilled to learn that there are more books in the series. I am buying more for my son for Christmas. I love the positive messages that Tiki and Ronde are getting across in the books. I highly recommend this book for any boy interested in football.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on March 17, 2011
Format: Paperback
KICKOFF
Would you like to read an action filled football book then you should read kickoff. There are two authors of this book their twin brothers that play football in the NFL. There names are Ronde and Tiki Barber. This book has 176 pages and there is excitement on each page.
Kickoff is a thrilling action book. It starts off when two identical brothers go to seventh grade. And tryout for the football team. They both make the football team. But one problem their third string, not starters. The head coach Spanky can't tell the brothers apart so he just calls them Barber. One of their best friends Paco said that the second day of school was beat the seventh graders day where the eight and ninth graders beat the seventh graders. And on the end of the second day of school they forgot about beat the seventh graders day and later on that day they remembered and found out that it was a lie.
My favorite part of the book is when Ronde gets a pic6. A pic6 is when a player on the defense makes an interception and run the ball back for a touchdown. It's my favorite part because it's so descriptive then after he scores it says that the extra point was good now the score is 7-6 Eagles. Ronde won the game for the Eagles. Tiki won the the second game for the Eagles 14-12.
The most important thing that I learned from kickoff is that never stop trying to achieve your goal and speak up for what you think is right.
The other books by these authors are Go Long, Wild Card and Red Zone. I never read a book like kickoff so I guess it's a one of a kind book.
I recommend this book to anybody that can read or people who LOVE the game of football. This book is defiantly a five star book.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Erin Folsom on November 13, 2008
Format: Paperback
I bought this book for my Third Grade son last week at his book fair. He will finish it today! I have never seen him read a book so quickly or be so enthusiastic. We were thrilled to find today that there is also a new book out and can't wait to buy that one too. This book is definitely a hit at our house!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J &B on December 28, 2009
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
My son loves football but the story seemed slow to him when he was reading it. He definitely loves football and this was good for him. Especially since he needs to read more. It is not hard to get him to play football but it is to read. This makes it easier for him to read more.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By war gamer on March 31, 2014
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I am not a big football fan and I don't know a lot about football but this book was good it is about two twins that have each other and they are not in the same classes but they are in the same football team though there are also some troubles on the way.
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A Kid's Review on June 2, 2010
Format: Paperback
Don't walk run to your nearest book store to get Kickoff! This book is 153 pages of football and the author's name is Paul Mantell
In this book the barber brothers Tiki and Ronde are in 6th grade and they want to be on a foot ball team and they make the team butt they're 3rd string players .But they are really good football players .The barber brothers learn not to go too far with the ball and lose the ball. They practice and it all works out at the end. Because they got to play in the games all the time.
My favorite part is when tiki and ronde barber go to school in 6th grade. It is my favorite because they get made fun of because they were wearing funny cloth.
The most important thing I have learned is not to give up and keep trying.
Some of other books the author has written are GO LONG! X-men, winner take all and, hostage heart and.
I recommend this book to anyone who likes sports and action.
I give this book 5stars
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Format: Paperback
Written by my 9 year old son: This book is about twin brothers named Tiki and Ronde Barber. They are in 7th grade and are very stressed at school because they both want to make the football team. There's good news and bad news. They make the team but they are second stringers. When they finally get to play, Tiki makes a great throw to score a touchdown and Ronde makes a field running, winning game touch down. They celebrated on the bus for Tiki and Ronde and Ronde got the game ball. Way later they make the NFL and Ronde goes to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Tiki goes to the New York Giants. I think you should read this book because it improves your character, you learn about good sportsmanship, and you find great interest in football. I will give this book 5 out of 5 stars!
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