A Whole New Ballgame (2018 Nutmeg Intermediate Nominee)

A Whole New Ballgame--by Phil Bildner 5th grade is exciting and unpredictable for best friends Rip and Red. Their new teacher, Mr. Acevedo prefers eccentric out-of-the-box assignments that prove to be the opposite of boring test prep. When Mr. Acevedo turns out to be their new basketball coach, too, the boys realize they’re along for a wild ride.