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Tim Green


Tim Green

Tim Green, himself an adopted child who has written movingly of his own search for his birth parents in A MAN AND HIS MOTHER, has brought the experience of those feelings to Troy White, whose longing to know his father was evoked in Tim's first novel for young readers, the New York Times bestseller FOOTBALL GENIUS. A former star defensive end with the Atlanta Falcons, Tim earned his law degree from Syracuse University and began writing bestselling books for adults, including THE DARK SIDE OF THE GAME and FALSE CONVICTIONS. He's worked as an NFL analyst for FOX Sports and most recently hosted "Find My Family" for ABC TV.

Tim lives with his wife, Illyssa, and their five children in upstate New York, where he enjoys sailing and coaching his children's football and baseball teams.

Tim Green

Books by Tim Green

by Tim Green - Children's, Children's 8-12, Family Life, Fiction, Sports

Cory has always been passionate about football. But life for him and his single mom has been hard, making it difficult for Cory to play. But when the coach from an elite private school with one of the best football programs in the country recognizes his talents on the field, Cory is presented with an unbelievable opportunity. Football could be his ticket out. But leaving to attend private school also means struggling to fit into a world where people look at him and just see a scholarship kid from the wrong side of town. 

by Tim Green - Children's, Children's 8-12, Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Sports

Danny is dedicating his season to his Super Bowl champion father, who recently passed away. He promises everyone that he’ll dominate the big game at the end of the season and earn a spot on the high school varsity team. Then his English teacher catches him cheating on a test. Even though he can retake it, he knows there’s no point. He can’t read. And if Danny can’t pass, he won’t be eligible to play in the championship game. While his resentment rises against the only person willing to help him win off the field, the pressure to succeed begins to weigh heavily on Danny’s shoulders.

by Tim Green and Derek Jeter - Children's 8-12, Family, Fiction, Friendship, Sports
Jalen DeLuca loves baseball. He’s playing for his summer travel team and trying to win a regular spot in the rotation. But Jalen’s got more then talent on the field. He’s a baseball genius who can analyze and predict almost exactly what any pitcher is going to do with his next pitch. He can’t quite explain how he knows, he just does. His unique ability helped him to save the career of New York Yankee star baseman, James “JY” Yager, and now Jalen figures he’ll be almost part of the team. Or will he?
by Tim Green and Derek Jeter - Children's 8-12, Family, Family Life, Fiction, Mystery, Sports

Jalen DeLuca loves baseball. Unfortunately his dad can’t afford to keep him on the travel team. His dad runs a diner and makes enough to cover the bills, but there isn’t enough to cover any extras. So Jalen decides to take matters into his own hands and he sneaks into the home of the New York Yankee’s star second baseman, James Yager, and steals a couple of balls from his personal batting cage. He knows that if he can sell them, he’ll be able to keep himself on the team. But like the best-laid plans --- or in this case the worst! --- Jalen’s scheme goes wrong when Yager catches him.

by Tim Green - Children's 8-12, Family, Family Life, Fiction, Sports
Josh’s life has just fallen apart. His father will no longer be coaching the travel baseball team and is moving to Florida, forcing his mom and baby sister to move into a small apartment on the wrong side of town. To make matters worse, the new coach of the travel team is an unforgiving drill sergeant. But then Josh’s friend Benji tells Josh about a home run derby in which the winner gets a brand-new house. All he has to do is hit twenty home runs during his travel team season. 
by Tim Green - Children's 8-12, Friendship, Sports

All Landon Dorch has ever wanted is to be like everyone else. His deafness and the way he talks have been obstacles all his life. But now he finally sees his chance to fit in. Bigger and taller than any other seventh grader in his new school, Landon plans to use his size to his advantage and join the school’s football team. But the same speech problems and the cochlear implants that help him hear continue to haunt him.

by Tim Green - Children's, Fiction

It's hard to be the new kid, both on and off the field. Brock is the new kid in town and he's having a hard time fitting in. Thanks to a prank gone wrong, he may be able to settle in on the baseball team. But can he prove himself before he becomes a new kid...again? Another baseball tale with sports action and emotional heart that will keep kids on the edge of their seats.

by Tim Green - Children's, Fiction, Fitness, Health/Fitness, Juvenile Fiction, Sports
Troy’s dreams have backfired.  He’s going to be part of a team with an unbroken losing streak. Knowing that the road to the NFL begins at an early age, Troy fights back. Troy feels ready for a perfect season. But when Troy’s talent for calling plays slips and his abilities as a quarterback are threatened, he’s got to dig deep. And it will take all of Troy’s football genius to turn this team around.
by Tim Green - Fiction, Sports

Joey and Zach have always been best friends --- they are also two of the best baseball players in their league and shoo-ins for the all-star team at the end of the season. They'll help each other get on that team, even if it means going through with a risky plan to bail one of them out of a jam. When the friends find out there is only one spot open, best friends become greatest rivals.

by Tim Green - Fiction, Sports

If anyone understands the phrase "tough luck," it's Harrison. As a foster kid in a cruel home, he knows his dream of one day playing for the NFL is a long shot. Then Harrison's luck seems to change. He is brought into a new home with kind, loving parents --- his new dad is even a football coach. But Harrison's good luck can't last forever...

by Tim Green - Children's, Fiction

Trevor is a Hollywood star who wishes he could play baseball like a real kid. Sam is a real kid who wouldn’t mind taking a swing at acting. It seems everything might work out if the boys switch places. That is, if they can get away with it.

by Tim Green - Fiction

When two rivals find themselves somehow tangled in the same dangerous web of deceit, they discover that they have more in common than their skills on the football field. DEEP ZONE unites Troy, first seen in FOOTBALL GENIUS, and Ty, who was chased by the Mafia in FOOTBALL HERO.

by Tim Green - Fiction, Young Adult 9+

Josh is still flying high from his baseball team's win when his parents start talking divorce. Now his dad is challenging him to play the best of the best at the Little League World Series. With the help of two friends, Josh races to get the facts that can help keep his family together.