Sophie Washington: Code One

Sophie Washington: Code One

by Tonya Duncan Ellis


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Xavier Academy is having a computer coding competition with a huge cash prize! Sixth grader Sophie Washington and her friend Chloe can’t wait to enter with their other classmates, Nathan and Toby. The only problem is that the boys don’t think the girls are smart enough for their team and have already asked two other kids to work with them. Determined to beat the boys, Sophie and Chloe join forces with classmates Mariama, Valentina, and “brainiac,” Rani Patel, to form their own all-girl team called “Code One.” Computer coding isn’t easy, and the young ladies get more than they bargain for when hilarious mishaps stand in their way. It’s girls versus boys in the computer coding competition as Sophie and her friends work day and night to prove that anything boys can do girls can do better!

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ISBN-13: 9781733776301
Publisher: Page Turner Publishing
Publication date: 02/23/2019
Series: Sophie Washington , #8
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 238,142
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.27(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

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Sophie Washington: Code One 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Allykitten More than 1 year ago
Another top-notch read in the Sophie Washington Book Series! I have seriously fallen in love with this Book Series! The author continues to shine with her impressive writing technique with each Sophie Washington book! This is the fifth book I’ve read in The Sophie Washington Book Series, and this is the sixth book in the series that I’ve featured on my blog! I have truly enjoyed every single one of them! So yes, I was stoked to read and review this book – and it did not disappoint one bit! I love the characters! Sophie, her little brother, Cole, her family, her friends, Chloe, Valentina, Mariama, Rani, and classmates Toby and Nathan – they were all enjoyable, likable, genuine, realistic, and relatable. There's no doubt fellow readers are able to easily connect with these characters! I really like that this book takes real-life issues head on and allows the young reader to easily connect with the characters and the situations they get into at home and at school. This book series is just filled with so many wonderful life lessons and morals and this particular book did not miss the mark! I liked that this book touched on so many topics such as friendship, family, love, forgiveness, faith, bullying, torment, support, overcoming challenges, new beginnings, respect, compassion, appreciation, dignity, honor, recognition, and so much more. The author continues to show her Texas roots by throwing in so many references throughout the book since the book does take place in the Houston Suburbs. I have been to Houston many times, and I have lived in several parts of Texas before. So, I really enjoy when I read a book from there that the real Texas is found in the pages – and it sure was! This book has a great storyline that flows, fantastic writing style with detailed scenes, beautiful illustrated images, well-developed characters, important and educational life lessons, is steady paced, and keeps you completely entertained through the last page – regardless of your age! I think the best part of this book being for middle graders, is that it’s a fun, cool, intriguing, suspenseful book for them! It’s not a dumbed down kid’s book and it’s not a book that a parent can be worried that their kid is reading. It’s a book that a kid will want to read, won’t be embarrassed to read in front of their friends or their parents. It’s the right kind of a book a kid should be reading and the right kind of book their parent will be glad they are reading! This book is book seven of the Sophie Washington Book Series. Although I have read other books in this series, this book can absolutely be read on its own as a standalone without any fear of getting lost or confused. However, I am really enjoying this book series, and would totally recommend the whole series!! This book is “G” rated as there is no swearing, no violence, no adult situations, and no sexual content. I would absolutely recommend this book for middle graders as I think they would love this book and the Sophie Washington Book Series! This book is marketed towards middle grades and I totally agree! However, I might even go as far as to suggest this book for readers in third grade to seventh grade as they too would also easily enjoy this book and book series as well! **Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book and have voluntarily provided an honest, and unbiased review in accordance with FTC regulations.**
ELF-thereadingaddict More than 1 year ago
A great series that entertains and educates. Sophie Washington: Code One by Tonya Duncan Ellis continues to follow young Sophie’s adventures. This time, she and her girlfriends want to win the school computer coding contest, not only for the prize money, but to show the boys that girls can code just as well as they can. This story is part of the delightful ‘Sophie Washington’ series and is another inspirational and entertaining tale. I love that these stories not only highlight the value of diversity and the enrichment potential of learning about other cultures, but also touch upon realistic tragedies like natural disasters that destroy homes and force relocation. This particular book touches briefly on challenges such as dyslexia, overbooking of extracurricular activities, and how a different environment can change a child’s capabilities and instill confidence. The gender divide that permeates such things as science is touched upon as Sophie and her friends decide to show that they can not only multi-task but can learn how to utilize coding and make it relevant to their interests. Sibling rivalry is also still very much present but so is the very real affection between Sophie and her brother, and who wouldn’t want parents like theirs? I think this is another great addition to the series and I am delighted to have books like these to inspire children and teach them how to compete and cooperate without being too heavy-handed. A copy of this title was provided for review
Andrea_C More than 1 year ago
I always love it when a new Sophie Washington book drops. I have read almost all of them and have never been disappointed. This latest one, Code One, is no exception. The kids are embarking upon a new adventure, this time in the world of coding, which is hot for this upcoming generation. Don't worry, it doesn't delve so deep that you will feel lost. It just introduces the concept enough to wet your whistle for learning more. Best of all, it immediately nips in the bud the idea that girls aren't as good as such things as boys. The boys may think that they are and try to talk the girls out of it, but instead the ladies feel empowered to take them on and show them up. You may actually be surprised at the end results. I have to admit that I also felt a little inspired to try to check out some of the free Python courses that hit my inbox on occasion, just so that I could catch up to these kids! This book also introduces us to Rani, whose family is from India. One thing I love about this series is how Sophie is always meeting new friends from all different cultures and backgrounds. Rani's contributions to the group are great, both on an intellectual level, and from a cultural one. I always hope that kids will reach out to those from other cultures in order to understand each other better and to enrich their lives and love how this series encourages this. I also like the continued dynamic between Sophie and her brother. They totally pick on each other all the time, and yet love each other so much. Their parents are still firm, yet kind and are not afraid to let the kids learn life lessons for themselves. So yet another great installment in this series. As always, I am looking forward to the next one! I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
kathy-bookaholic More than 1 year ago
Tonya Duncan Ellis has done it again. Written a middle grade book that I didn’t put down til I’d read every page. I must admit I have read and reviewed another of her books and was just as happy with it. The series story is written around a family, a couple and two children. It contains everything you can imagine a younger brother and his sister go through…brother teasing the older girl, kids fighting, some bullying at school, making friends. etc. All the good things we experienced at that age and all the very hurtful ones. All of the things our parents were mad at us about and all of the things they encouraged. But here’s the difference in Ellis’ stories. That’s what they are. Stories. Never a preachy lesson, yet easy and fun to read and always with something going on. This time it’s a competitive project in school. At times it’s difficult to describe what one thinks about characters in this age genre. On the other hand, I liked Sophie and her brother Cole. I liked her friends too. I’ve read a lot of adult books that I couldn't remember the characters names. To me this means there must have been some distinct definition here, or everything wouldn’t stick with me as it has. This would be a great book for parents to read with their 4th thru 6th graders. It could easily invoke some very good discussions. Even family dinner table conversations (do those exist anymore). And most certainly ideas and subjects that wouldn’t hurt any of us to revisit.
ReadersFavorite2 More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Gail Kamer for Readers' Favorite Are girls as smart as boys? Seems there are some boys at Sophie Washington’s school who don’t think girls are. In Sophie Washington: Code One by Tonya Duncan Ellis, it’s ‘game on’ to prove who is right when a computer coding contest is announced. Sophie recruits members for her team while her friend, Nathan, recruits his team. Nathan’s team is all boys while Sophie’s is all girls. The two teams have some mishaps along the way which could mean they won’t have a program to submit. However, both teams work out their issues. The winner of the prize is a surprise and answers the question about who’s the smarter. Sophie Washington: Code One by Tonya Duncan Ellis is the next story in the Sophie Washington book series. The main character is a preteen African American child who, along with her multicultural group of friends, goes to school in Houston, Texas. The series focuses on friendship, responsibility, and perseverance and is written for children eight to twelve years old. Ms. Ellis has the gift of connecting to readers this age by including references to books relative for this age and activities they are interested in. Coding is certainly a current project for today’s school children. I found Sophie Washington: Code One to be a great read and checked out Ms. Ellis’ profile on Amazon. In addition to being a fun read, the positive themes are shared in an entertaining format. I highly recommend Sophie Washington: Code One and all of Tonya Duncan Ellis’ works for young children.
ReadersFavorite1 More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Emily-Jane Hills Orford for Readers' Favorite Sophie and her friends are interested in the upcoming coding competition to create the best computer app. Sophie’s friends include both girls and boys. When she offers to join the boys' group to enter the competition, the boys turn down her offer. In fact, Nathan gets himself into big trouble when he suggests, first, that computer coding is not as simple as doing cartwheels, which the girls do on the cheerleading squad, and, second, that someone with a disability like Chloe’s dyslexia would be more of a hindrance than a help. That sets the girls in motion and they form their own team. It doesn’t matter that none of them knows much about computers, let alone coding apps. Their goal is to win the competition and the prize money. So much so that they invite the school’s clumsy genius, Rani, to join them. Little do they know that Rani, who runs into everything and everyone at school, has a hidden talent and elegance that not only invigorates the girls' team, but also proves that there are more important things than winning a coding competition. Tonya Duncan Ellis’s middle grade novel, Sophie Washington: Code One, leads young readers through daily lives possibly not so different than their own, and manages to discreetly teach these young readers some valuable lessons. Winning isn’t everything; not everyone will be a winner. But everyone is a winner in this life just for trying. As the plot develops and a new friendship blossoms amongst the girls' team members with Rani, the girls learn, before even the boys, the importance and the power of a good friendship. The characters are well developed and very typical, likeable kids in the middle grade age group. A simple story with some powerful and very important lessons to learn.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite Sophie Washington: Code One is an educational middle school fiction novel for children, grades 4-6, written by Tonya Duncan Ellis. Sophie and Chloe decided to sit with their classmates, Nathan, Carlton and Toby, for lunch in the cafeteria. They normally did sit with their fellow cheerleaders, but couldn’t seem to find them that day. Nathan and Toby were pretty excited about the new computer coding club that was forming in their school. There was a competition for teams to build the best app, and there was a cash prize for the winning team. Chloe and Sophie liked the idea as well and wanted to join the boys’ team. They were surprised when Nathan began trying to discourage them. When it actually came out that the boys only wanted boys on their team and seemed to think that girls couldn’t learn to code, Chloe and Sophie left in disgust. They decided to set up their own coding team. Who said girls couldn’t code anyway? Tonya Duncan Ellis’s Sophie Washington: Code One is a marvelous introduction to computers and coding that specifically addresses the importance of having girls get involved in STEM educational programs. Nathan's and Toby’s stereotypical views of science being for boys is all too prevalent, even in young kids, and books such as this will go a long way towards encouraging young girls to go for computing clubs, science fairs and other tech competitions. Mr. Perrier, the teacher running the Computer Club, does a marvelous job of explaining how programs work during their first meeting. He manages to demystify what can seem to be very complex concepts and make them accessible to new students. Following the girls as they use drag and drop programs to design their apps is illuminating and powerful, and may encourage young readers to try their own hands at designing apps. Code One is both educational and entertaining, and it should go a long way toward encouraging young girls to explore STEM subjects. Sophie Washington: Code One is most highly recommended.