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Kelsey Green, Reading Queen

Kelsey Green, Reading Queen

Franklin School Friends (Volume 1)

Claudia Mills, illustrated by Rob Shepperson

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)




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.

Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice A. ML, Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year, Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award Master List, Capitol Choices Noteworthy Titles for Children and Teens



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...


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

Reviews from Goodreads

About the author

Claudia Mills, illustrated by Rob Shepperson

Claudia Mills is the acclaimed author of many books for children. She lives in Boulder, Colorado.

Rob Shepperson's recent books include The Memory Bank, a collaboration with Carolyn Coman. He lives in Croton on Hudson, New York.

Claudia Mills

Rob Shepperson

From the Publisher

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

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