Bobby the Brave (Sometimes)

by Lisa Yee, Illustrated By Dan Santat

Scholastic Paperbacks
August 2012

Ages 7 – 10 . Grades 2 – 5

Library of Congress: 2010001805

Lexile measure: 690L

DRA: 40

Guided Reading: Q



In his last adventure, Bobby Ellis-Chan got stuck to a stinky tree, had underwear attached to his back, and faced down a whole wolfpack of girls. What could be scarier or more humiliating than that?

Oh, how about playing sports with his football-hero dad ...
A cat with 27 toes ...
An asthma attack in public ...
Dancing on stage in the school musical ...

And the list goes on! Bobby will have to overcome his fears if he's going to come out on top.
Dan Santat

Dan Santat wrote and illustrated the graphic novel Sidekicks, and has also illustrated many acclaimed picture books, including The Guild of Geniuses and The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend, which won the Caldecott Medal. He lives in Alhambra, California, with his family. Visit his website at
Lisa Yee

Lisa Yee's novels include Millicent Min, Girl Genius; Stanford Wong Flunks Big-Time (an ALA Notable Book); the Bobby chapter book series, and most recently, Warp Speed. She is also the author of the American Girl books, Good Luck, Ivy, Aloha Kanani and Good Job, Kanani. Please visit her website at


  • Praise for Bobby the Brave (Sometimes) :

    "Bobby is a charmer who will win readers' hearts as they recognize that he is a good friend, a loving big brother and a talented skateboarder--and that his father is, indeed, very proud of him." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review

    "Readers will devour the fast-paced writing, spot-on dialogue, and heartfelt lessons embedded in the text and empathize with the sometimes-brave Bobby, his worries about his place in his family and at school, and his struggles and successes." -- School Library Journal

    "This sequel will please Bobby's fans and win over new ones." -- Horn Book


Paperback / softback

Perfect-bound Paperback

ISBN: 9780545055956

160pp. | 5-¼ x 7-⅝