Macmillan Childrens Publishing Group

Rip and Red

Meet Rip and Red and their fifth-grade basketball team, a group of kids 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 series featuring racially diverse and neuro-diverse characters is a surefire hit with sports fans and non-athletes alike!

Books in this Series

Most Valuable Players

Most Valuable Players

Rip and Red (Volume 4)
Phil Bildner; illustrations by Tim Probert
FSG Books for Young Readers

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Tournament of Champions
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Tournament of Champions

Rip and Red (Volume 3)
Phil Bildner; illustrations by Tim Probert
FSG Books for Young Readers

Rip and Red are back at center court in the third book of this middle grade series about school, sports, and friendship that "engages and entertains" (Publishers Weekly).

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Rookie of the Year
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Rookie of the Year

Rip and Red (Volume 2)
Phil Bildner; illustrated by Tim Probert
Square Fish

In this second Rip and Red book, the boys' world is turned upside down when new-girl-in-town Tiki joins the Clifton United basketball team.

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A Whole New Ballgame
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A Whole New Ballgame

Rip and Red (Volume 1)
Phil Bildner; illustrated by Tim Probert
Square Fish

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...

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A Whole New Ballgame
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A Whole New Ballgame

Rip and Red (Volume 1)
Phil Bildner, Illustrated by Tim Probert
FSG Books for Young Readers

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...

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<a href="http://us.macmillan.com/series/ripandred/#media">A Whole New Ballgame - Book Trailer</a>

A Whole New Ballgame - Book Trailer

Watch the book trailer for A Whole New Ballgame by Phil Bildner, the first in the Rip and Red Series.

About the author

Phil Bildner

Phil Bildner is a former New York City public school teacher who lives in Newburgh, New York. The author of many books, including Marvelous Cornelius: Hurricane Katrina and the Spirit of New Orleans and The Soccer Fence: A Story of Friendship, Hope, and Apartheid in South Africa, Phil is a frequent speaker at conferences and travels to over sixty schools a year.

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Tim Probert

Tim Probert has illustrated children’s books, including Pickle by Kim Baker, as well as magazines and advertisements. He is also a director at the animation studio Aardman Nathan Love. He lives in New York City.

Tim Probert

Check out Tim Probert's designs on Behance

Watch Tim Probert's videos on Vimeo