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!
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.
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.