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A Whole New Ballgame

Phil Bildner


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Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (7/12/2016)
Prebound (7/12/2016)
Hardcover (8/18/2015)


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, this is a fresh, fun book about school, sports, and friendship.

Scholastic, 9781338148749

Publication Date: January 1, 2019

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 ("P"i"ckle"), advertisements, promotional material, and worked in animation production. He lives in New York City.