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Kelsey Green, Reading Queen

Franklin School Friends (Volume 1)

Claudia Mills, illustrated by Rob Shepperson

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

Kelsey Kline 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.

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Kelsey Green no longer heard any of the voices in her third-grade classroom. All her attention was focused on the book spread open beneath her desk.
Would the old key that had been buried in the earth for the last ten years open the locked door to the hidden garden?
Drawing in her breath, Kelsey waited as the key fitted into the keyhole.
The key turned.
Then with a squeak, the door opened slowly … slowly.
“Kelsey!”
The sound of her name startled her. The voice was cross, as if it had been calling her name without success for some time
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Praise for Kelsey Green, Reading Queen

"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

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Kelsey Green, Reading Queen

Franklin School Friends

Claudia Mills, illustrated by Rob Shepperson

Capitol Choices Noteworthy Titles for Children and Teens, Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award Master List, Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year
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Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

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