The Best Friend Battle (Sylvie Scruggs, Book 1)

Series: Sylvie Scruggs

by Lindsay Eyre, Illustrated By Charles Santoso


Arthur A. Levine Books
April 2015


Fiction
Ages 7 – 9 . Grades 2 – 4

Library of Congress: AVAILABLE


Lexile measure: 570L

DRA: 38

Guided Reading: P


Sylvie Scruggs doesn't like Georgie Diaz. He always calls her Scruggs. He always beats her in baseball. He didn't invite her to his party. Plus, he's a boy.

Now Georgie is trying to steal Sylvie's best friend, Miranda Tan. He's giving Miranda a super-special birthday present, so Sylvie will too -- only her present will be ten times better. With the help of her twin brothers, a ferret, a castle, and some glitter glue, Sylvie sets out to make Miranda remember who her REAL best friend is, and forget about Georgie forever.

"Two words: Sylvie Scruggs. Two more words: LOVE HER! Eyre nails it with this new kid on the block. (And here's a challenge: I dare you not to laugh out loud)." -- Barbara O'Connor, author of How To Steal A Dog and The Fantastic Secret of Owen Jester
Lindsay Eyre

Lindsay Eyre received an MFA in Creative Writing for Children and Young Adults from the Vermont College of Fine Arts. She now lives with her husband and their five children in the fine and sweaty city of Cary, North Carolina. Please visit her website at www.lindsayeyre.com and follow her on twitter at @lindsayeyre.
Charles Santoso

Charles Santoso is a concept artist and illustrator who loves to draw very little things in a very little journal. He resides in Sydney, Australia. Please visit his website at www.charlessantoso.com and follow him at @minitreehouse.

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  • Praise for The Best Friend Battle :

    "Two words: Sylvie Scruggs. Two more words: LOVE HER! Eyre nails it with this new kid on the block. (And here's a challenge: I dare you not to laugh out loud)." -- Barbara O'Connor, author of How to Steal a Dog and The Fantastic Secret of Owen Jester

    "Pair this with Barbara Park’s Junie B. Jones series or Sara Pennypacker’s Clementine series." --Booklist

    "The characters are funny and endearing." --Library Media Connection

    "Eyre's entertaining debut will have readers looking forward to Sylvie's next adventure." --Publishers Weekly

    "Eyre's laugh-out-loud debut novel captures the discovery of the opposite sex in a fun and realistic way, while Santoso's black-and-white artwork brings the personalities of the characters to life. Fans of Junie B. Jones will love the adventures of this heroine as they become engaged in this early chapter book." --School Library Journal

    "Funny and human and clever and wise. I really, really like this sparkling, racing, hilarious little gem." -- Hllary McKay, author of Saffy's Angel   and Binny in Secret
     

TODO - RELATED RESOURCES

--- - From THE BEST FRIEND BATTLE:

Miranda and I had been friends since we were babies. We ate our first food together. We were in the same preschool class when Joe Kramer peed all over the "Meet at the Circle" carpet. In first grade, we built a fort made of cardboard, sugar cubes, and peanut butter all by ourselves, and they put a picture of it in the news. Last year, when the other girls started writing “secret admirer” notes and chasing the boys on the playground, Miranda and I made a club called "The Club for People Who Want to Do Fun Things." And Miranda has come to every single one of my baseball games (except for seven).

She and I were meant to be best friends. We were made to be best friends. We had to be best friends. We were such good friends, I didn’t need any others. Miranda was the only friend I needed.

She was the only friend I had.
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ISBN: 9780545620284

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