A Whole New Ballgame: A Rip and Red Book

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By Phil Bildner
Publisher Square Fish
A Whole New Ballgame: A Rip and Red Book
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Fifth grade is one crazy ride in this middle grade novel about two best friends.Rip and Red are best friends whose fifthgrade year is nothing like what they expected. They have a crazy new tattooed teacher named Mr. Acevedo, who doesnt believe in tests or homework and who likes offthewall projects, the more off the better. And guess whos also their new basketball coach? Mr. Acevedo! Easygoing 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 otherand find ways to make a differencein 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 ReviewsThis title has Common Core connections.

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33343 words33,343 words
272 pages272 pages
Lexile 540LLexile 540L
Grade 3 to 7Grade 3 to 7
Age 8-12Age 8-12
Published 2016Published 2016

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