A Whole New Ballgame (Rip and Red Series #1)

A Whole New Ballgame (Rip and Red Series #1)

A Whole New Ballgame (Rip and Red Series #1)

A Whole New Ballgame (Rip and Red Series #1)


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Fifth grade is one wild ride in this illustrated middle grade novel about two best friends—the first book in the funny and engaging Rip and Red series.

Rip and Red are best friends whose fifth-grade year is nothing like what they expected. They have an eccentric new tattooed teacher named Mr. Acevedo, who doesn't believe in tests or homework and who likes off-the-wall projects, the more "off" the better. And guess who's also their new basketball coach? Mr. Acevedo! Easy-going Rip is knocked completely out of his comfort zone. And for Red, who has autism and really needs things to be exactly a certain way, the changes are even more of a struggle. But together these two make a great duo who know how to help each other—and find ways to make a difference—in the classroom and on the court.

With an energetic and authentic story from author Phil Bildner and dynamic black-and-white illustrations from Tim Probert, A Whole New Ballgame is a fresh, fun book about school, sports, and friendship. Featuring a diverse cast of characters and an array of kid-friendly discussable topics, this series is perfect for reluctant readers and in-class or independent reading.

Don’t miss any of Rip and Red’s adventures for elementary and middle school readers ages 8-12:
A Whole New Ballgame
Rookie of the Year
Tournament of Champions
Most Valuable Players

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781250079763
Publisher: Square Fish
Publication date: 07/12/2016
Series: Rip and Red Series , #1
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 159,866
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.80(d)
Lexile: 540L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Phil Bildner is a former New York City public school teacher who lives in Brooklyn. The author of many books, including Rookie of the Year, he travels to over sixty schools a year.

Tim Probert has illustrated children's books (Pickle), advertisements, promotional material, and worked in animation production. He lives in New York City.

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