Rookie of the Year (Rip and Red)

Written by Phil Bildner and Illustrated by Tim Probert

Rip and Red find that fifth grade continues to challenge them, as Tiki, a new girl whose Egyptian dad is an animal-rights activist, has just joined their class. She's charismatic, funny―and she's got game! Tiki proves to be tough competition for Rip on the Clifton United basketball team, and as she leads a rebellion against the lousy new food service in the school cafeteria. Red―a kid on the autism spectrum―is struggling with the upheavals as well. But as these two funky and funny best friends discover, sometimes radical change is the right move, on the court and off.

Age Range 8 - 12 years
Copyright Year
Page Count
Square Fish
Grade Level 3rd - 6th
Lexile 550