Kelsey Green, Reading Queenby Claudia Mills (Website)
Series: Franklin School Friends
Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) on June 4th 2013
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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?
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When I saw this book on the Macmillan catalog I knew it was a no brainer for me and my (now) 7-year-old daughter to read together. Just like Kelsey, my daughter loves to solve a good mystery and we love reading together! Kelsey Green, Reading Queen was a perfect fit for us and I’m happy to say we thoroughly enjoyed it.
Kelsey and her friends we so much fun to read about! We loved how they each had their own thing (upcoming books will feature Annika the math wiz and Izzy the running star) and even though their favorite pastimes were’s the same, they supported each other and complimented each other very well. And they mystery, while not unpredictable, was just the right speed for my daughter, keeping her interest without losing her in the details.
If you’re looking for a quick summer read with your kids or something that a strong early reader could tackle on their own, this is a perfect choice!