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Ella McKeen, Kickball Queen



by
Beth Mills

Edition
Library edition
Publisher
Lerner
Imprint
Carolrhoda
ISBN
9781541528970
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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!

Full-color digital illustrations.

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Details

Format

Print

Page Count

32

Trim Size

11" x 9 1/2"

Dewey

E

AR

2.4: points 0.5

Lexile

510L

Genre

Fiction

Scholastic Reading Counts

1

JLG Release

Oct 2019

Book Genres


Topics

Kickball. Sportsmanship. Schools. Behavior.

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Praise & Reviews

Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:

Kirkus Reviews, School Library Journal

School Library Journal

Ella McKeen is the undisputed kickball champion of the playground field. No one can come close to her legendary kicks, until a new student threatens her reign. When Riya Patel catches a high-flying ball, the whole class cheers, except for Ella. Shocked by this unexpected turn of events, Ella feels a “twisty, turn-y, terrible burning in her chest. Her cheeks get hot, her eyes fill with tears” and she has a meltdown. A full spread shows the pig-tailed sore loser on her knees in the throes of a full-blown tantrum: “NO! THAT’S NOT FAIR!! THAT’S MY BEST KICK!” Her stunned classmates stare in wide-eyed silence. Remorseful, Ella regrets her outburst and apologizes to her rival. A friendly Kickball Queen challenge is struck, and when Ella feels the familiar, jealous fury rise again, she chooses to be a good sport. Mills’s expressive digital illustrations show a diverse classroom grappling with slice-of-life recess situations. Emotions ring true in this relatable story. A good read-aloud choice to spark discussion.

Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

Ella McKeen is the undisputed kickball champion of the playground field. No one can come close to her legendary kicks, until a new student threatens her reign. When Riya Patel catches a high-flying ball, the whole class cheers, except for Ella. Shocked by this unexpected turn of events, Ella feels a “twisty, turn-y, terrible burning in her chest. Her cheeks get hot, her eyes fill with tears” and she has a meltdown. A full spread shows the pig-tailed sore loser on her knees in the throes of a full-blown tantrum: “NO! THAT’S NOT FAIR!! THAT’S MY BEST KICK!” Her stunned classmates stare in wide-eyed silence. Remorseful, Ella regrets her outburst and apologizes to her rival. A friendly Kickball Queen challenge is struck, and when Ella feels the familiar, jealous fury rise again, she chooses to be a good sport. Mills’s expressive digital illustrations show a diverse classroom grappling with slice-of-life recess situations. Emotions ring true in this relatable story. A good read-aloud choice to spark discussion.

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