The Best Friend Battle (Sylvie Scruggs, Book 1) (Paperback)

By Lindsay Eyre, Charles Santoso (Illustrator)

Arthur A. Levine Books, 9780545620284, 160pp.

Publication Date: March 31, 2015

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Library Binding (3/31/2015)

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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

About the Author

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 and follow her on twitter at @lindsayeyre.

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 and follow him at @minitreehouse.

Praise For The Best Friend Battle (Sylvie Scruggs, Book 1)

Praise for the Sylvie Scruggs series:

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

"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

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

"Boisterous, confident... Readers will appreciate watching Sylvie determinedly working toward her goals." -- Kirkus Reviews