Sophie and Spot - Cover with Award - Ebo

Sophie and Spot

by Amber Byers

What do you do when your heart’s biggest desire is to have a dog and all you see are dogs everywhere?

Meet Sophie, an optimistic third grader who wants a dog of her own more than anything. Sophie loves every dog she has ever met. From Maddie the math dog to Charlie at the fire station to the three dogs at her best friend Nadine’s house, dogs seem to be everywhere. Everywhere except at Sophie’s house. Will Sophie ever get a dog of her own?


As Sophie discovers, the journey of waiting is filled with ups, downs, trust, and a whole lot of patience.

Also available on Amazon. Or ask your local bookstore or library to order a copy.

Gold Medal Moonbeam Children's Book Awards

Sophie and Spot received a Gold Medal for Best First Book in the chapter book category from Moonbeam Children's Book Awards in 2019.

“Teachers are always looking for books that teach empathy, establish diversity and inclusivity, and lend focus to morally conscious characters. Sophie and Spot hits all of these marks beautifully.


The premise is sweet; Sophie wants a dog but her fathers aren't ready for one yet. As the reader, you experience all of her longing, adorable reasoning, and efforts to fill her life with the unbeatable companionship of man's best friend.” - Amazon Review