Grades 1 & 2


I’m Bored by Michael Ian Black

Clarence Bean, That’s Me by Lauren Child

Dog Biscuit by Helen Cooper

Strega Nona by Tomie DePaola

Grandma and the Great Gourd by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt

Bark, George by Jules Feiffer

If You Want to See a Whale by Julie Fogliano

A Book by Mordicai Gerstein

Princess and the Peas by Caryl Hart

Jamaica (series) by Juanita Haville

Toot and Puddle (series) by Holly Hobbie

This Moose Belongs to Me by Oliver Jeffers

Anansi and the Talking Melon by Eric A. Kimmel

I Want My Hat Back by J. Klassen

Library Lion by Michelle Knudsen

How to Raise Mom and Dad by Josh Lerman

The Gingerbread Man Loose in School by Laura Murray

Fancy Nancy (series) by Jane O’Connor

Kate and the Beanstalk by Mary Pope Osborne

Ginger and Petunia by Patricia Polacco

Officer Buckle and Gloria by Peggy Rathmann

Pssst! by Adam Rex

Memoirs of a Goldfish by Devin Scillan

“Stand Back,” Said the Elephant, “I’m Going to Sneeze!” by Patty Thomas

That Is Not a Good Idea by Mo Willems

Pete’s Big Lunch by James Dean

Rotten Ralph (series) by Jack Gantos

Owl at Home by Arnold Lobel

Fox Outfoxed by James Marshall

Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish

The Aliens Are Coming by Lisa Thiesing

Elephant and Piggie (series) by Mo Willems

Ivy and Bean (series) by Annie Barrows

Bad Kitty (series) by Nick Bruel

Heidi Heckelbeck (series) by Wanda Coven

Mercy Watson (series) by Kate DiCamillo

Joe and Sparky Get New Wheels by Jamie Michalak

Stella Batts (series) by Courtney Sheinmel


Snip Snap! What’s That? by Mara Bergman

Herbert: The True Story of a Brave Sea Dog by Robyn Belton

Miss Bridie Chose a Shovel by Leslie Connor

The Highway Rat by Julia Donaldson

Missing Math: A Numbers Mystery by Loreen Leedy

Tikki Tikki Tembo by Arlene Mosel

What Really Happened to Humpty? by Jeanie Franz Ransom

Doctor De Soto by William Steig

The Circus Ship by Chris Van Dusen

Abigail Takes the Wheel by Avi

The Case of the Hungry Stranger by Crosby Bonsall

Minnie and Moo (series) by Denys Cazet

Dodsworth in London by Tim Egan

Arthur’s Camp-Out by Lillian Hoban

Danny and the Dinosaur by Syd Hoff

Keep the Lights Burning, Abbie by Peter Roop

Mr. Putter and Tabby (series) by Cynthia Rylant

At Home in a New Land by Joan Sandin

Pierre: A Cautionary Tale by Maurice Sendak

Nate the Great (series) by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat

Cowgirl Kate (series) by Erica Silverman

The Enormous Crocodile by Roald Dahl

Meg Mackintosh (series) by Lucinda Landon

Diary of a Worm by Doreen Cronin

Zathura: a Space Adventure by Chris Van Allsburg


Country Road ABC by Arthur Geisert

Look Up! by Robert Burleigh

Ribbit! by Rodrigo Folgueira

Open This Little Book by Jesse Klausmeier

The Apple Doll by Elisa Kleven

The Girl of the Wish Garden by Uma Krishnaswami

Swimmy by Lio Lionni

Exclamation Mark by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

Part-Time Princess by Deborah Underwood

Boxes for Katje by Candace Fleming

The Man Who Walked Between the Towers by Mordicai Gerstein

Many Moons by James Thurber

Ripley’s Believe It Or Not Facts and Stories by Camilla De la Bédoyère

Flat Stanley (series) by Jeff Brown

My Father’s Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannet

The Reluctant Dragon by Kenneth Grahame

Catwings (series) by Ursula K LeGuin



Trouper by Meg Kearney


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