Kelly Starling Lyons


KELLY STARLING LYONS is a teaching artist and award-winning children’s book author. She has written more than 30 books for young readers that span from easy readers to picture books and chapter books. Among her acclaimed titles are Caldecott Honor winner Going Down Home with Daddy, Geisel Honor Award recipient, Ty’s Travels: Zip, Zoom, Christopher Award winner Tiara’s Hat Parade and Sing a Song: How Lift Every Voice & Sing Inspired Generations, and a Bank Street Best Book. Along with her acclaimed picture books, Kelly is the author of three popular series for young readers – chapter books starring her characters Jada Jones, Miles Lewis and the Ty’s Travels easy readers. Her latest chapter book, Miles Lewis: Track Star, is a Target Kids Book Club pickShe is a Pittsburgh, PA native who lives in Raleigh, NC. 



Miles Lewis: Track Star is written by Kelly Starling Lyons and illustrated by Wayne Spencer. The annual Fun Run is coming up at Brookside Elementary! Even though Miles zooms through sprints, he runs out of gas for long distances, so he creates a nutrition and exercise regimen to boost his endurance. But on the big day, he witnesses one kid struggling to keep going. Should Miles keep pressing for his personal best, or should he lend support to help a friend? In the end, Miles must decide what winning really means to him.