Ellray Jakes

by Sally Warner, illustrated by Jamie Harper
Ages 7-9 | Grades 2-4



Why Boys Will Read It:

From trouble with bullies to the need to impress friends, EllRay Jakes finds himself in situations that young boys can relate to.


What It's About:

In the tradition of Horrible Harry and Hank Zipzer, here comes EllRay! He is sick of getting picked on . But every time he tries to defend himself against class bully Jared Matthews, EllRay is the one who winds up in trouble! Then his dad offers him a deal: If EllRay can stay out of trouble for a week, they’ll go to Disneyland. But being good for one whole week is not so easy...


How to Teach It:

This humorous and true-to-life series is just right for boys who are beginning to read chapter books. Discuss the stories with your class and talk about what EllRay is doing and what he could be doing differently.


Series Books

EllRay Jakes Is Not a Chicken

by Sally Warner, illustrated by Jamie Harper

EllRay Jakes Is a Rock Star

by Sally Warner, illustrated by Jamie Harper

EllRay Jakes Walks the Plank

by Sally Warner, illustrated by Jamie Harper