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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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