Bildner, Phil Rookie of the Year, Illustrated by Tim Probert, 254 pages. Farrar Straus Giroux. 2016. $15.99. Language: G (0 swears, 0 "f"); Mature Content: G; Violence: G;
Rip and Red are on top of the world as they enter fifth grade. They are excited to have the best teacher and rule the basketball court once again! They quickly realize that their year, on and off the court, will be turned upside down when Tiki, a spunky and charismatic girl, moves in. Join their adventure and find out the lessons they learn!
Rookie of the Year is the perfect book for basketball fans and a great sequel to A Whole New Ballgame! Rip and Red are great friends that hook readers right from the beginning. Their basketball games are described play-by-play in a way that any basketball reader is sure to enjoy!
EL - ESSENTIAL. Reviewer: Amy, Elementary Teacher.