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A Whole New Ballgame

Written by Phil Bildner and illustrated by Tim Probert
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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. They also find themselves with a 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.

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Who Wrote A Whole New Ballgame

Phil Bildner

Phil Bildner is a former New York City public school teacher and lives in Newburgh, New York. The author of many books, he speaks at numerous schools and libraries every year.

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Who Illustrated A Whole New Ballgame

Tim Probert

Tim is an illustrator in New York. He has illustrated kids books for MacMillan, Farrar Straus & Giroux and Houghton Mifflin. He’s currently working on his own graphic novel for First Second. Tim also works as an art director at the animation studio Aardman Nathan Love.

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August 18, 2015