Kelsey Green Reading QueenComing soon is a new series called the Franklin School Friends, a realistic fiction series from prolific children’s author Claudia Mills. In the first of this series (Kelsey Green, Reading Queen), Kelsey and her third grade class attempt to win a reading competition and the prize of a pizza party. The competition appears to get pretty intense as some kids in Kelsey’s class aren’t pulling their reading weight, while children in other classes might be cheating (I’m looking at you, Simon Ellis).

Kelsey Green, Reading Queen
will be released on Tuesday, June 4th, 2013

The publisher claims that Franklin School Friends it is in the vein of the Ivy & Bean or Clementine series, but the next two books are about different characters in the classroom (Annika Riz, Math Whiz, and Izzy Bar, Running Star). This almost reminds me of Dan Gutman’s My Wierd School series (albeit about kids, not teachers). I can’t vouch for the similarities in humor. Sounds like this series could be a winner!


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