Cody and the Heart of a Champion
(for ages 7-10)
By Tricia Springstubb
Illustrated by Eliza Wheeler
Available in hardcover, audio and e-book.
Navigating tricky friendship ups and downs is a challenge, but Cody's older brother, Wyatt, remains her stalwart supporter, and her long-distance-trucker dad offers timely, sage advice. Accepting the inevitable and powering through are the enjoyable lessons tucked into the fourth installment of this sturdy series set among a diverse collection of friends and neighbors... If change must happen, Cody's good company. – School Library Journal
Cody is a well-crafted character faced with life dilemmas that are perfectly matched in complexity to her age and grade. Contemporary themes of sportsmanship, intergenerational family life, and childhood friendship issues make this heartwarming transitional text a delight for those very early readers who are excited to read a chapter book. Delicate pen and ink drawings further lighten the tone and add pictorial detail to this whimsical story. – School Library Connections