I Lost My BFF

A Chapter Book about Jealousy and Rejection within Friendships

Author: Jennifer Licate
Illustrator: Suzanne Beaky
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Winner of the Counselor's Choice Award!

Sophia and Camila have been the best of friends for a long time now - since first grade! They do EVERYTHING together. They like the same things, and they always have fun!

So imagine Sophia's surprise when Camila starts spending more time with Christabel, and it's interfering with Sophia and Camila's time together. All of this change is hard, and Sophia finds herself wondering why. Does this mean Sophia did something wrong? Does it mean Camila likes Christabel better? Sophia finds herself thinking... I LOST MY BFF.

Sophia decides to try some different strategies, and with help from her mom, starts to figure out how friendships change over time. 

Through honest conversations and open-mindedness, Sophia, Camila, Christabel, and Jewel soon learn that it's okay for friends to have other good friends, and not everyone needs to like to do the same things all of the time. If they are kind and respectful toward one another, their friendships can grow and change. 

Extend the learning with the Teacher and Counselor Activity Guide designed to accompany the chapter book!

This quick-read chapter book is part of the Navigating Friendships  chapter book series, which is great for students in grades 4 through 7 who are struggling with changing friendships, anxiety, or teasing, and learning about self-advocacy and how to get along with others.

The series also includes:

About the Author

JENNIFER LICATE received her Master's Degree in School Counseling from West Chester University and has worked as a School Counselor for over ten years. She currently splits her time between two schools and enjoys the dynamic of working with children from kindergarten through twelfth grade. Her book, He's Not Just Teasing! is the winner of the MOM's Choice Gold Award Honoring Excellence. The book series won the Counselor's Choice Award, which is awarded by Licensed Mental Health Therapists for "Recognition of Quality in the Field." Counseling young children one day and teenagers another (as well as raising two kids of her own) has taught Jennifer a universal truth: all children want to be loved, valued and respected for the unique individuals they are. She channels this truth and her love of counseling and creativity to craft children's books whose aim is to help children of all ages navigate the challenges of growing up with stories that speak directly to them. Jennifer has also been featured in an article for Motherhood: The Real Deal - Six Ways to Encourage and Celebrate Your Child's Uniqueness!

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Published by Boys Town Press
ISBN: 978-1-944882-67-9
Juvenile Fiction
Full Color Illustrations
40 pages
Softcover, 6"x9"
Grades 4-8; Ages 9-14
Lexile Measure: 640L
F&P Level: R