In order to encourage y’all and your little readers, we’re delighted to share tried and true kids favorites (books or series) from our family’s collection. Be Your Own Duck Commander by John Luke Robertson with Travis Thrasher is a rereader’s paradise! Feel free to return the favor and tell us all about your kid lit favorites in the comments!
About the Books
In this four-book juvenile fiction series featuring the popular cast of “Duck Dynasty” and written by Phil’s grandson John Luke Robertson (with Travis Thrasher), readers are invited to participate in the zany fun of the Duck Commander world.
You get to be one of the Duck Commander crew and choose what happens next in these fun-filled adventures. From a camp to an island, from a time machine to a spaceship, you’ll navigate through some zany choices and stumble across a few life lessons along the way. Prepare for a wild voyage with John Luke and the Robertson family.
Why we like it…
First of all, we are Duck Dynasty fans. The Robertson family has entertained and encouraged us for years with their shenanigans and faith. We first picked up a title from this series for the kids to try out on their Fire tablets.
Our (at the time) reluctant reader enjoyed the story so much, we ended up purchasing the entire box set. Thanks to the “choose your own story” format, the kids can read them over and over and have a different adventure each time.
About the Authors
John Luke Robertson, the oldest son of Korie and Willie Robertson has grown up on the hit reality television series Duck Dynasty.
Over three million viewers watched as John Luke married his beautiful bride, Mary Kate McEachern in June of 2015. They currently attend Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia where John Luke is doing his undergraduate work in Camping Outdoor and Adventure Leadership.
Growing up John Luke spent his summers working at Camp Ch-Yo-Ca, a Christian youth camp his great-grandfather started in 1967, as well as doing various mission efforts around the world. His first business venture is the famous snow ball stand in front of the Duck Commander warehouse “John Luke and Willie’s Ice Cabin.”
John Luke speaks at various events around the country sharing his passion for his faith and for living life to the fullest. He is the author of a four-book juvenile fiction series, Be your Own Duck Commander and writes on his blog. His new book Young and Beardless, released May 17, 2016. Visit his blog for all of John Luke Robertson’s interests.
Travis Thrasher is the bestselling author of over thirty works of fiction in a variety of genres. He’s written novels that have crossed the spectrum between love stories and supernatural thrillers. His variety of inspirational stories have included collaborations with filmmakers, musicians, and pastors. He’s also helped write memoirs and self-help books.
In 2011, Travis co-authored Paper Angels with Jimmy Wayne and Letters From War with Mark Schultz. Both of these were collaborations based on songs. Since then he’s written several novelizations including Home Run and The Remaining. He’s also done books with the Robertsons from Duck Dynasty and a nonfiction work called The Brainy Bunch. His latest work is the novelization for Do You Believe, the follow-up movie from the makers of the popular film God’s Not Dead.
Before being a full-time author, Travis was the Author Relations Manager at Tyndale House Publishers from 1994 to 2007, working with many NY Times bestselling authors. His role was to serve as a liaison between the authors and the publisher. This experience has equipped him to collaborate with a diverse group of people on a variety of projects. He believes his strength is taking the vision for the product and creating a meaningful and authentic work of fiction around it.
Travis and his wife, Sharon, live in a suburb of Chicago and have three daughters.
Any fans of Duck Commander, Duck Dynasty, and the Robertson family?
(Don’t forget to tell us all about your kid lit favorites in the comments!)