Author(s): Claudia Mills
Kelsey Green is the best reader in the third grade--well, maybe tied for best with know-it-all Simon Ellis. When the principal Mr. Boone announces a school-wide reading contest, complete with a pizza party for the winning class and a special certificate for the top readers in each grade, she knows she's just the person to lead Mrs. Molina's third graders to victory. But how can they win when her classmate Cody Harmon doesn't want to read anything, and even Kelsey's best friends Annika and Izzy don't live up to her expectations? And could Simon possibly be reading all of those books that he claims he is, or is he lying to steal Kelsey's rightful spot at the top?"Kelsey Green, Reading Queen" is the first book in Claudia Mills's "Franklin School Friends" series.
"This new series shows a lot of promise." -- "Kirkus Reviews""First in a new series, the chapter book explores Mills's favorite subject--everyday life with a side of ethical examination." -- "The Horn Book""" "Sure to be enjoyed by fans of Clementine, Ivy and Bean, and Judy Moody." -- "School Library Journal"
Claudia Mills is the acclaimed author of many books for children. She lives in Boulder, Colorado. Rob Shepperson's most recent book is "The Memory Bank," a collaboration with Carolyn Coman. He lives in Croton on Hudson, New York.