EllRay Jakes may be the shortest kid in his class, and he may get into trouble from time to time, but he can always count on his best friends Kevin and Corey. But lately, Kevin has been skateboarding with the meanest boy in class. Could EllRay be losing one of his friends?
Not giving up without a fight, EllRay asks his older neighbor to show him a few jaw-dropping skateboard moves—like ollies and kickflips. EllRay must learn as many tricks as he can before the secret boys-only third grade skate-off. But will it be enough?
ELLRAY JAKES IS NOT A CHICKEN: Junior Library Guild selection, Scholastic Book Club selection, Texas Bluebonnet Award 2012-13, 2013 California Collections selection, BPL’s 2012 Summer Reading List; ELLRAY JAKES IS A ROCK STAR: Junior Library Guild selection, Scholastic Book Club selection; ELLRAY JAKES WALKS THE PLANK: Junior Library Guild selection.