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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.

Kelsey Green, Reading Queen

by Claudia Mills

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Kelsey Green, Reading Queen is a chapter book directed at readers ages seven to nine.  Author Claudia Mills charmingly captures the profile of a third grade, competitive reading addict and what lengths (and books . . . even POETRY!) the young lady will go to to ensure she is the top reader in her class.  The characters are authentic and positive.  The book includes a few illustrations, but with a Lexile level of 750, it has a fairly advanced vocabulary for a third grade chapter book.  One of the fun aspects of the book is to see the wonderful titles that the character Kelsey is reading.  Kelsey Green, Reading Queen is one of the better-written chapter books that I have read recently and luckily for readers, it is the first book in a series.

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Reviewed By Cindy
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