Extraordinary Ernie and Marvelous Maud by Frances Watts

Melissa Taylor is one of our Round I judges for Easy Readers and Short Chapter Books this year. She's also a teacher, a freelance writer, book editor-at-large for Colorado Parent magazine, a mom–and a blogger who posts reviews of kids' books ranging in age from board books to middle grade fiction. She blogs at Imagination Soup and Bookmarkable.

ExtraordinaryErnie This fall, Melissa took a look at Short Chapter Books nominee Extraordinary Ernie and Marvelous Maud (Ernie and Maud), written by Frances Watts and illustrated by Judy Watson. Main character Ernie Eggers has a superhero alter ego: Extraordinary Ernie. However, his somewhat-less-extraordinary sidekick is a sheep. About the book, Melissa says:

Kids will love these quirky characters, Ernie and Maud. It’s a funny book filled with problems every child faces.

Read the full review here at Bookmarkable, plus reviews of a few other Cybils EZ nominees.