Macmillan Childrens Publishing Group

Franklin School Friends

In Claudia Mills and Rob Shepperson’s illustrated Franklin School Friends chapter book series for young readers, third grade students love learning and practing their reading, math, and athletic skills–and enjoy sharing those loves with the rest of their class.

“The quick pacing keeps the plot moving; the writing is concise and interesting…Whimsical black-and-white illustrations add to the engaging fun of this middle grade book.” —Children’s Literature, on Izzy Barr, Running Star

Books in this Series

Cody Harmon, King of Pets
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Cody Harmon, King of Pets

Franklin School Friends (Volume 5)
Claudia Mills, illustrated by Rob Shepperson
Square Fish

Cody Harmon doesn't love reading, math, spelling, or really any of the subjects that Miss Molina teaches in her third-grade class. But he lives on a farm and he loves animals—he even has nine...

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Simon Ellis, Spelling Bee Champ
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Simon Ellis, Spelling Bee Champ

Franklin School Friends (Volume 4)
Claudia Mills, illustrated by Rob Shepperson
Square Fish

The students in Miss Molina's third grade class are abuzz with excitement about the upcoming spelling bee, where they will be competing against the two other classes in third grade. Simon Ellis,...

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Izzy Barr, Running Star
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Izzy Barr, Running Star

Franklin School Friends (Volume 3)
Claudia Mills, Illustrations by Rob Shepperson
Square Fish

Izzy Barr is the star athlete of the third grade: she hits homeruns on her softball team and is one of the fastest runners in her class. But at home, her half-brother, Dustin, seems to be her father's...

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Annika Riz, Math Whiz
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Annika Riz, Math Whiz

Franklin School Friends (Volume 2)
Claudia Mills, illustrated by Rob Shepperson
Square Fish

Annika Riz loves math more than anything, so when she hears about a sudoku contest at the local public library, she is determined to win it—maybe then her friends Kelsey Green and Izzy Barr will...

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Kelsey Green, Reading Queen
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Kelsey Green, Reading Queen

Franklin School Friends (Volume 1)
Claudia Mills, illustrated by Rob Shepperson
Square Fish

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...

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About the author

Claudia Mills

Claudia Mills is the acclaimed author of many books for children including the Franklin School Friends children's book series, including Cody Harmon, King of Pets and Simon Ellis, Spelling Bee Champ. She lives in Boulder, Colorado.

Rob Shepperson

Rob Shepperson is a popular editorial artist for many newspapers and magazines. He lives in Croton-on-Hudson, New York.