A Whole New Ballgame: A Rip and Red Book

Written by Phil Bildner and Illustrated by Tim Probert

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. Mr. Acevedo is also their new basketball coach! 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, in the classroom and on the court.

Age Range 8 - 12 years
Copyright Year
Page Count
Square Fish
Grade Level 4th - 6th
Lexile 540