Friday, July 27, 2012

Looking for a good book?

        This week for Fiction Friday I wanted to tell you about Sophie Simon Solves Them All  by Lisa Graff (also the author of last year's SSYRA and must read book Umbrella Summer).  This is a another SSYRA book and is a super cute book about a girl named Sophie who is ubersmart and as a result not your typical third grader.  Sophie likes calculus and giving earthworms heart transplants and other intellectual stuff.  Through all of the academic exploration she doesn't really seem to have time for other third graders and as a result she does not have any friends (which I think is really sad).  This all starts to change when Sophie sets her eyes on a graphing calculator.  Will a graphing calculator plus problems equal friends?  You'll have to read to find out!

Sophie Simon Solves Them All

        If you are looking for other great books don't forget to check out Fiction Fridays over at The Teaching Thief.


  1. We like so many of the same books! I think this one will be my second read-aloud, right after The Trouble With Chickens.

    Math is Elementary

  2. Oooh...this sounds like a fun book. I love that she is so smart! I wasn't aware that earthworms could undergo heart transplants...exciting. As always, thanks for linking up!! I always look forward to seeing what you have been reading.

    The Teaching Thief