Grades 1 & 2

j – juvenile fiction | j Er – easy readers | j Ea – picture books | j GRAPHIC – graphic novels

Rabbit & Robot: The Sleepover / Cece Bell (j Er BELL)
Rabbit is excited about the sleepover he has carefully planned for his friend Robot, but Robot has some different ideas about how things should go.

Frog and Friends: Best Summer Ever / Eve Bunting (j Er BUNTING)
Frog enjoys summer adventures with his friends.

My Brother, Ant / Betsy Byars (j Er BYARS)
Four short stories about Ant and his brother.

Cork & Fuzz: The Collectors / Dori Chaconas (j Er CHACONAS)
When best friends Cork and Fuzz go to the pond, Fuzz is mistaken for a baby duck.

Hide-and-Seek All Week / Tomie de Paola (j Er DEPAOLA)
The Twin Barker dogs play hide and seek, but can’t agree on the rules.

Bink & Gollie / Kate DiCamillo (j DICAMILLO)
Two roller-skating best friends–one tiny, one tall–share three comical adventures.

Benny and Penny in Just Pretend: A Toon Book / Geoffrey Hayes (j GRAPHIC HAYES)
Benny the mouse finds it’s hard to pretend when his pesky little sister, Penny, is always tagging along.

Penny and Her Song / Kevin Henkes (j Er HENKES)
Penny comes home from school eager to share her very own song, but must wait until the time is right to teach it to her parents and the babies.

Houndsley and Catina / James Howe (j Er HOWE)
A cat and dog give each other encouragement & support.

Ling & Ting: Not Exactly the Same! / Grace Lin (j Er LIN)
Ling and Ting are identical twins that people think are exactly the same, but they are not.

Frog and Toad are Friends /  Arnold Lobel (j Er LOBEL)
The adventures of two special friends.

Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa / Erica Silverman (j Er SILVERMAN)
Special times are  shared by Cowgirl Kate and her horse Cocoa.

The Gardener / Sarah Stewart (j Ea STEWART)
Lydia Grace takes her love of gardening with her when she goes to live with her uncle in the city.

Mouse and Mole, A Winter Wonderland / Wong Herbert Yee (j Er YEE)
Best friends Mouse and Mole make two snow friends.

Hi! Fly Guy / Tedd Arnold  (j Er ARNOLD)
Buzz enters a fly in The Amazing Pet Show.

Children Make Terrible Pets / Peter Brown (j Ea BROWN)
When a young bear discovers a boy lost in the woods, she asks her mother if she can have him as a pet.

Stinky / Eleanor Davis (j GRAPHIC DAVIS)
Stinky, a swamp monster, gets upset when a boy named Nick starts hanging around his swamp.

Mercy Watson: Something Wonky This Way Comes / Kate DiCamillo (j DICAMILLO)
Mercy Watson goes to the movies and she’s on a mission-for true buttered popcorn.

Frog and Fly: Six Slurpy Stories / Jeff Mack (j Er MACK)
Two friends  try to outwit each other.

Pearl and Wagner: One Funny Day / Kate McMullan (j Er MCMULLAN)
Best friends play tricks on April Fool’s Day.

Wolf Pie / Brenda Seabrooke (j SEABROOKE)
Suspicious pigs don’t trust a house-demolishing wolf’s claims to be reformed.

Tales for Very Picky Eaters / Josh Schneider (j SCHNEIDER)
A father tells outlandish stories while trying to get his young son, who is a very picky eater, to eat foods he thinks he will not like.

Pigs Make Me Sneeze / Mo Willems (j Er WILLEMS)
Gerald the elephant, believes he is allergic to his best friend!

Little Rat Sets Sail / Monika Bang-Campbell (j BANG-CAMPBELL)
Little Rat overcomes her fear of sailing.

Agapanthus Hum and Major Bark / Joy Cowley (j Er COWLEY)
When Agapanthus gets a puppy for a pet, she enters him in a champion dog show.

Diary of a Worm / Doreen Cronin (j Ea CRONIN)
A young worm discovers  that there are some very good and some not so good things about being a worm.

Goose and Duck / Jean Craighead George (j Er GEORGE)
A young boy becomes the “mother” to a goose, who becomes “mother” to a duck.

How to Heal a Broken Wing / Bob Graham (j Ea GRAHAM)
When Will finds a bird with a broken wing, he takes it home and cares for it.

A Fly Went By / Mike McClintock (j Er MCCLINTOCK)
Find out what’s chasing the fly.

Aggie Gets Lost / Lori Ries (j Er RIES)
When Ben’s dog becomes lost and he cannot find her, he gets some advice from a blind friend.

Little Mouse Gets Ready / Jeff Smith (j Er SMITH)
Little Mouse gets dressed to go to the barn.

Stars Beneath Your Bed: The Surprising Story of Dust / April Pulley Sayre (j 551.5113 Say)
The surprising things that make up ordinary dust.

Construction Zone / Cheryl  Hudson (j 690 Hud)
A behind-the-scenes look at a construction project.

Hello, Bumblebee Bat / Darrin Lunde (j 599.4 Lun)
Find out about Thailand’s bumblebee bat.

Dolphin Baby! / Nicola Davies (j 599.53 Dav)
Following his mother, a baby dolphin learns about life under the sea, from catching his first fish to developing his own unique whistle.

Planting the Trees of Kenya: The Story of Wangari Maathai / Claire A. Nivola (j 92M MAATHAI Niv)
A Nobel Peace Prize winner changes her country by teaching people to care for the land.

Why Do Elephants Need the Sun? / Robert Wells (j 523.7 Wel)
The  needs of an elephant teach about the importance of the sun to all of us.

Bones and the Dinosaur Mystery / David Adler (j Er ADLER)
Jeffrey Bones investigates the disappearance of a plastic dinosaur.

The Case of the Hungry Stranger / Crosby Bonsall (j Er BONSALL)
Four friends solve the mystery of the missing  pie.

Zelda and Ivy: The Big Picture / Laura Mcgee Kvasnosky (j Er KVASNOSKY)
Zelda and Ivy and their best friend Eugene are inspired by a movie  to do some detective work.

Nancy Clancy, Super Sleuth / Jane O’Connor (j OCONNOR)
Nancy Clancy must find the culprit when a prized possession goes missing at school.

The High-Rise Private Eyes: The Case of the Puzzling Possum / Cynthia Rylant (j Er RYLANT)
Bunny and Jack investigate the disappearance of a trombone from Mr. Riley’s music store.

Nate the Great and the Fishy Prize / Marjorie Sharmat (j Er SHARMAT)
Nate and his dog  solve  a  mystery.

Miss Nelson is Missing / Harry Allard (j Ea ALLARD)
When Miss Nelson disappears, mean Viola Swamp begins teaching her class.

Don’t Swap Your Sweater for a Dog / Katherine Applegate (j APPLEGATE)
First-grader Roscoe is determined to win a trophy.

Number One Kid / Patricia Reilly Giff (j GIFF)
When Mitchell’s family moves, he and his sister go to a new school where they make new friends.

Babymouse 10, The musical / Jennifer L. Holm (j GRAPHIC BABYMOUSE)
Babymouse imagines she is starring in a Broadway production.

Pinky and Rex and the School Play /  James Howe (j HOWE)
Pinky is jealous when Rex gets the lead in the school play.

The Best Chef in Second Grade / Katharine Kenah (j Er KENAH)
A famous chef is coming to Ollie’s second grade class.

Lulu and the Duck in the Park / Hilary McKay (j MCKAY)
Lulu brings an abandoned duck egg to school, even though her teacher has banned Lulu from bringing animals to school ever again.

Keena Ford and the Second-Grade Mix-Up / Melissa Thomson (j THOMSON)
Keena has a few mishaps when she begins 2nd grade.

Doris’s Dinosaur / Rosemary Wells (j Er WELLS)
Doris’s unusual artistic talent is finally recognized when her class visits a modern art museum.

Pinch and Dash Make Soup / Michael J. Daley (j DALEY)
Pinch and Dash’s disagreement over the use of pepper and hot sauce in their soup ends up spoiling the meal.

Clever Jack Takes the Cake / Candace Fleming (j Ea FLEMING)
A poor boy struggles to deliver a birthday gift to the princess.

The Beetle Bush / Beverly Keller (j Er KELLER)
Arabelle Mott grows more than vegetables in her garden.

Ruby Lu, Brave and True / Lenore Look (j LOOK)
“Almost-eight-year-old” Ruby Lu goes to Chinese school, learns to drive, and has adventures with her friends.

Good Night, Good Knight / Shelley Moore Thomas (j Er THOMAS)
A knight helps three dragons get to sleep.

Days Like This: A Collection of Small Poems
/ Simon James (j 811.08)

Birds on a Wire: A Renga ‘Round Town / J. Patrick Lewis & Paul B. Janeczko (j Ea LEWIS)

Little Dog and Duncan / Kristine O’Connell George (j 811 Geo)

Suggestions from the Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children’s Department
Updated February 2013