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A Whole New Ballgame

(2015)
(The first book in the Rip and Red series)
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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 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.

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Used availability for Phil Bildner's A Whole New Ballgame

Hardback Editions

July 2016 : USA Library Binding
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Title: A Whole New Ballgame (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): Phil Bildner
ISBN: 0-606-38553-3 / 978-0-606-38553-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books
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August 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: A Whole New Ballgame: A Rip and Red Book
Author(s): Phil Bildner
ISBN: 0-374-30130-1 / 978-0-374-30130-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

July 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Whole New Ballgame: A Rip and Red Book
Author(s): Phil Bildner
ISBN: 1-250-07976-4 / 978-1-250-07976-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Square Fish
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

August 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Whole New Ballgame: A Rip and Red Book
Author(s): Phil Bildner
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA