A whole new ballgame
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.
Level 3.9, 5 Points
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|Grouping Title||whole new ballgame|
|Grouping Author||bildner phil|
|Last Grouping Update||2019-09-21 11:54:43AM|
|Last Indexed||2019-09-21 23:18:54PM|
|available_at_el||East Lyme Public Library|
|detailed_location_el||East Lyme Public J Fiction (Paperback)|
|display_description||Embarking on a fifth-grade year marked by an unconventional teacher and a new basketball coach, best friends Rip and Red work together to overcome Rip's academic struggles and Red's autism-related difficulties.|
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|owning_library_el||East Lyme Public Library|
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|series||Rip and Red|
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Best friends -- Fiction
Friendship -- Fiction
Schools -- Fiction
Teachers -- Fiction
|title_display||A whole new ballgame|
|title_full||A whole new ballgame / Phil Bildner ; pictures by Tim Probert|
|title_short||A whole new ballgame|