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A Whole New Ballgame: A Rip and Red Book (Paperback)

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A Whole New Ballgame: A Rip and Red Book Cover Image
By Phil Bildner, Tim Probert (Illustrator)
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Description


Fifth grade is one crazy ride in this middle grade novel about two best friends.

Rip and Red are best friends whose fifth-grade year is nothing like what they expected. They have a crazy 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 its energetic and authentic story and artwork, A Whole New Ballgame by Phil Bildner is a fresh, fun book about school, sports, and friendship.

“Cartoony illustrations lend energy and personality to the likable cast of characters. A school story with heart.” —Kirkus Reviews

This title has Common Core connections.

About the Author


Phil Bildner is a former New York City public school teacher who lives in Newburgh, New York. The author of many books, including Marvelous Cornelius: Hurricane Katrina and the Spirit of New Orleans and The Soccer Fence: A Story of Friendship, Hope, and Apartheid in South Africa, Phil is a frequent speaker at conferences and travels to over sixty schools a year.

Tim Probert has illustrated children’s books, including Pickle by Kim Baker, as well as magazines and advertisements. He is also a director at the animation studio Aardman Nathan Love. He lives in New York City.

Praise For…


“Pure fun with a lot of heart.” —School Library Journal

“Cartoony illustrations lend energy and personality to the likable cast of characters. A school story with heart.” —Kirkus Reviews

“This warm slice-of-life novel from Bildner engages and entertains.” —Publishers Weekly



Product Details
ISBN: 9781250079763
ISBN-10: 1250079764
Publisher: Square Fish
Publication Date: July 12th, 2016
Pages: 272
Language: English
Series: Rip and Red