Ella McKeen, Kickball Queen
In her debut picture book, Beth Mills offers a pitch-perfect look at recess, friendship, and being a good sport.
First grader Ella McKeen is the undisputed kickball queen until a new girl named Riya shows up—and shows her up at recess. How does Ella handle losing? By throwing herself on the grass and screaming while the rest of the class watches her fall apart. Yikes!
|Interest Level||Kindergarten - Grade 3|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|Genre||Fiction, Picture Books|
|Category||Social Emotional Learning|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Carolrhoda Books ®|
|Number of Pages||32|
|BISACS||JUV039220, JUV039050, JUV032040|
|Dimensions||9.25 x 11|
|Guided Reading Level||N|
|ATOS Reading Level||2.4|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||503621|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||0.5|
|Features||Author/Illustrator biography, Awards, Original artwork, and Reviewed|
- 2020 Florida Sunshine State Junior Young Reader's Award Nominee
School Library Journal
“Emotions ring true in this relatable story. A good read-aloud choice to spark discussion.”—School Library Journal
“Readers will close this emotionally intelligent book with strong feelings—and will likely ask to hear it again and again.”—Kirkus Reviews
Author, Illustrator: Beth Mills
Beth Mills had a very boring job that didn't involve any art before she decided she'd much rather draw and write things for kids. Beth studied illustration at the Academy of Art University, where she learned how much she loves creating characters and giving them interesting stories. Beth also likes bright colors, fun shapes, and experimenting with all kinds of art. Beth lives in Texas with her family and far too many cats and dogs.