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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!

  • Tournament of Champions
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    • Tournament of Champions

    • Rip and Red (Volume 5)
      Phil Bildner; illustrations by Tim Probert
      Square Fish

    • 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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  • Most Valuable Players
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    • Most Valuable Players

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

    • In the fourth book of the Rip and Red series, the two boys have one last basketball thrill ride before the end of fifth grade.

      It’s fifth-grade graduation time for Rip and Red, and...

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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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Watch

<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.

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.

Kevin Lewis

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