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Claudia Mills

Claudia Mills

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

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

Franklin School Friends

Claudia Mills, illustrated by Rob Shepperson
Square Fish
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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Write This Down
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Write This Down

Claudia Mills
FSG Books for Young Readers
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

Claudia Mills is back with another charming school story, about an aspiring writer who wins a contest with an essay that is a little too personal.

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

Franklin School Friends

Claudia Mills, illustrated by Rob Shepperson
Square Fish
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

Claudia Mills, Illustrations by Rob Shepperson
Square Fish
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

Claudia Mills, illustrated by Rob Shepperson
Square Fish
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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Zero Tolerance
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Zero Tolerance

Claudia Mills
Square Fish
Square Fish

Seventh-grader Sierra Shepard has always been the perfect student, so when she sees that she accidentally brought her mother's lunch bag to school, including a paring knife, she immediately turns in...

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Kelsey Green, Reading Queen
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Kelsey Green, Reading Queen

Franklin School Friends

Claudia Mills, illustrated by Rob Shepperson
Square Fish
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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Dinah Forever
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Dinah Forever

Claudia Mills
FSG Books for Young Readers
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

Dinah Seabrooke is in seventh grade and distraught at learning that the sun will vaporize the earth in about 5 billion years. Nothing matters anymore-not class elections, the school play, even her...

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Lizzie At Last
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Lizzie At Last

West Creek Middle School Series

Claudia Mills
FSG Books for Young Readers
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

The sequel to Losers, Inc. and You're a Brave Man, Julius Zimmerman

As seventh grade begins, Lizzie Archer knows she can't endure another year of being derided as the class...

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Losers, Inc.
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Losers, Inc.

West Creek Middle School Series

Claudia Mills
FSG Books for Young Readers
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

Ethan Winfield has never been an academic or athletic star like his older brother, Peter. But does that make him a failure? Of course not. Still, Ethan and his best friend, Julius Zimmerman, decide...

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Perfectly Chelsea
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Perfectly Chelsea

Claudia Mills; Pictures by Jacqueline Rogers
FSG Books for Young Readers
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

Chelsea learns she is perfectly human

If Chelsea Garing likes anything better than school, it's church, especially when she gets the chance to shine. Unfortunately, Chelsea can't perform...

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Standing Up to Mr. O.
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Standing Up to Mr. O.

Claudia Mills
FSG Books for Young Readers
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

Maggie McIntosh is crazy about her biology teacher and loves to impress him with her academic excellence. But when the dreaded day of the first class dissection arrives, Maggie has to disappoint...

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Fractions = Trouble!
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Fractions = Trouble!

Claudia Mills; Illustrated by G. Brian Karas
Square Fish
Square Fish

If Wilson Williams thought multiplication was difficult, he is finding fractions impossible. And when his parents hire a math tutor for him, he is sure he's the only kid in the history of Hill Elementary...

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Being Teddy Roosevelt
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Being Teddy Roosevelt

Claudia Mills; Pictures by R. W. Alley
Square Fish
Square Fish

Riley O'Rourke is writing his report on President Teddy Roosevelt in preparation for the fourth-grade biography tea, but he has a far more important goal: to get a saxophone so he can take instrumental...

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How Oliver Olson Changed the World
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How Oliver Olson Changed the World

Claudia Mills; Pictures by Heather Maione
Square Fish
Square Fish

Oliver Olson's teacher is always saying that one person with a big idea can change the world. But how is Oliver supposed to change the world when his parents won't let him do anything on his own—not...

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One Square Inch
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One Square Inch

Claudia Mills
FSG Books for Young Readers
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

Cooper's grandfather gives him and his little sister, Carly, deeds to square inches of land in the Yukon. Carly uses them to invent her own imaginary kingdom of Inchland—far away from the silence...

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The Totally Made-up Civil War Diary of Amanda MacLeish
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The Totally Made-up Civil War Diary of Amanda MacLeish

Claudia Mills
FSG Books for Young Readers
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

Amanda MacLeish might be the only student in Mr. Abrams's fifth-grade class who doesn't mind doing her homework. Now that her father has left home and moved into a motel, the only thing that brings...

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Trading Places

Trading Places

Claudia Mills
FSG Books for Young Readers
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

Todd and Amy Davidson may be twins, but they're complete opposites – Todd is organized and is the family "engineer," while Amy is outgoing and has been dubbed the "poet." So it would seem that...

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Makeovers by Marcia
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Makeovers by Marcia

West Creek Middle School Series

Claudia Mills
FSG Books for Young Readers
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

Pretty is as pretty does

Pretty, popular Marcia Faitak is not her usual self. Over the summer she gained five pounds, and when school begins, Marcia, desperate for an invitation from...

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7 x 9 = Trouble!
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7 x 9 = Trouble!

Claudia Mills; Pictures by G. Brian Karas
Square Fish
Square Fish

"It's not just 7 x 9 but multiplication in general that is trouble for third-grader Wilson WIlliams . . . Mills' sympathetic and detailed treatment of Wilson's travails makes this both a suspenseful and satisfying beginning chapter book." --The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

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Alex Ryan, Stop That!
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Alex Ryan, Stop That!

West Creek Middle School Series

Claudia Mills
FSG Books for Young Readers
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

A wise guy gets wise

The school year is almost over, and Alex Ryan still has plenty of pranks to pull and jokes to tell. Then his dad attends the meeting about the seventh-grade outdoor...

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Gus and Grandpa and the Two-Wheeled Bike
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Gus and Grandpa and the Two-Wheeled Bike

Gus and Grandpa

Claudia Mills; Illustrated by Catherine Stock
Square Fish
Square Fish

The fifth book in the beloved Gus and Grandpa series

Gus is unimpressed when Ryan coolly stops his sleek five-speed bike with the hand brake. But he's totally nonplussed when Daddy buys...

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