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Sophie Simon Solves Them All

Sophie Simon Solves Them All

Lisa Graff, illustrated by Jason Beene

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For a third-grader, Sophie Simon is one smart cookie. She enjoys teaching herself advanced calculus and has performed successful heart surgery on an earthworm. She's also very clever when it comes to dealing with her clueless parents. But Sophie is no genius when it comes to calculating the high value of friendship--until, that is, she has to use her incredible IQ to help out some classmates with their own parental troubles.

Oregon Beverly Cleary Children's Choice Award Master List, Florida Sunshine State Young Readers Award Master List, Florida Sunshine State YR Award ML, Indiana Young Hoosier Award Master List

A Genius with a Problem
Every morning as they walked to the bus stop, Sophie Simon and her parents had the same conversation.
"Have fun at school today, lamb chop," her mother would say, straightening out Sophie's blouse.
And Sophie would...

Praise for Sophie Simon Solves Them All

"This reading romp has plenty of kid appeal.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Sophisticated touches in the vocabulary…make the book particularly suited to young Sophie-type overachievers looking for a quick read, but kids of all stripes will recognize the frustration of dealing with parents who think you're someone you're not and admire the quick shuffle that gets all the beleaguered youngsters what they want.” —BCCB

“Lively and humorous…The reading level is perfect for those who have already transitioned to easy chapter books but want a higher vocabulary and plot complexity.” —School Library Journal

“A fresh, funny chapter book for young readers.” —Booklist

“Sophie's serious tone amidst all the drama makes this an unexpected page-turner-…a delightful read-aloud as well.” —Horn Book Magazine


Reviews from Goodreads

Lisa Graff, illustrated by Jason Beene

Lisa Graff grew up in a small town in California and received an MFA in writing for children from the New School in New York City. She lives in New York City.

Jason Beene lives in Boston, Massachusetts. He is the illustrator of Sophie Simon Solves Them All, The Wednesdays, Seagulls Don’t Eat Pickles, and Operation Fireball.

Jason Beene

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