Sophie Washington - Middle Grade Short Series
Sophie Washington Book Series
By: Tonya Duncan Ellis
Tonya Duncan Ellis loves to travel and has visited 49 American states, 20 countries, and three continents, but some of her best journeys have been between the pages of a novel. As a girl she could always be found with a book in her hand, and reading is still one of her favorite hobbies. When she's not reading or writing, the author likes to ride her bike, swim, and spend time with her husband and three children. She lives in Houston, TX.
Find out more at www.tonyaduncanellis.com
An entertaining series that celebrates friendship, diversity, and anti-racism, these engaging, illustrated, middle grade chapter books are a great addition to classroom and homeschool libraries and delight fans of Ramona Quimby, Ivy and Bean, Jada Jones, Judy Moody, and Junie B. Jones.
"The story covers some important moral subjects such as honesty, kindness, and self-confidence. I thought the story also tackled the subject of isolating others and the hugely important topic of social media bullying very well." - Readers' Favorite
Tonya's response in writing My BFF: How far should you go to keep a friendship?
I get asked often what would be great series for readers who are reading above level in 3rd/4th as well as in 5th. Sophie Washington is the best friend protagonist we all need in our life. Every single thing that Sophie experiences are relatable to students in these middle grade classrooms. These stories would also be AMAZING read alouds for 1st-3rd grade! It prepares children to deal with the world and how cruel others could be. This particular book in the series helps kids to understand how hard friendships can truly be, and how sometimes if it's too much work to keep the friend, they may not have been your friend at all. Or if they are your friend, they're going to be worth fighting for. A lot of it is up for discussion with students and how they handle those situations.
I highly recommend this series to elementary teachers! Head to the links to buy the whole series.