Kelsey Green is the best reader in the third grade--well, maybe tied for best with kw-it-all Simon Ellis. When the principal Mr. Boone anunces 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 kws 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.
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.