A Whole New Ballgame

ISBN-10: 1250079764
ISBN-13: 9781250079763
Author: Bildner, Phil
Illustrated by: Probert, Tim
Interest Level: 4-7
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Publication Date: July 2016

Copyright: 2015

Page Count: 272

Series: Rip And Red

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Interest Level

Grades 4-7

Reading Level

Guided Reading: T
Lexile: 540L
Accelerated Reader Level: 3.9
Accelerated Reader Points: 5.0

BISAC Subjects

JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Friendship

JUVENILE FICTION / School & Education

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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