Suggested Books for Young Readers
Students in Grades K – 2
On their first assignment, two young tooth fairy sisters journey by night into the huge world of humans to collect a young boy's tooth and fly it safely home.
A young boy and his mother take a familiar ride on a city bus unaware of the historic event they are about to witness: passenger Rosa Parks refuses to move from her seat.
Your little one who's too small for sleep-away camp is sure to enjoy this stay-at-home adventure.
A day at the beach comes to life through the vivid illustrations of sand castles, seashells, and waves.
Rubina’s excitement over an invitation to a birthday party is dimmed by her mother’s insistence that she take her younger sister Sana with her.
Dissimilar, yet steadfast friends, celebrate the ups and downs of their daily escapades in three lively chapters that explore compromise, asserting independence, and jealousy. Geisel Award Book
In this wordless picture book, three young children arrive at the park to find a bag of colored chalk that turns their imaginary drawings into something very real.
Unleashed on his visit to the country, a dog meets a new friend in frog and together they experience the seasons and the cycle of life.
Emily Elizabeth's family is going on a vacation so far away Clifford can't come. Or can he?
Cool the crackling city heat with a lyrical look at the anticipation of rain.
The universality of childhood experiences is shown through the lives of two cousins, one in the United States and one in Mexico. Belpré Illustrator Honor Book
First-time campers will love this comic-book-style look at the highs and lows of sleep-away camp.
The simple rhyme scheme is embellished by colorful illustrations of multicultural babies and toddlers celebrating at a local fiesta. Belpré Illustrator Honor Book
Charm your child with the tale of an earnest pooch who longs to windsurf — but he'll have to learn to swim first!
This personal tale is based on the author’s special relationship with his grandmother, who influenced his dream of becoming an artist.Belpré Illustrator Award
The papa hip-pocket frog from Australia, who carries his babies in his hip pocket, is introduced with attractive watercolor illustrations.
This hilarious story presents Little Chicken and her long-suffering papa, who just wants to get through a bedtime story without his daughter’s metafictive disruptions. Caldecott Honor Book
A joyful collection of brief poems paired with dynamic woodblock prints celebrates favorite animals from every continent.
Hit the beach with a spirited chicken in this charming picture book.
Six vignettes chronicle the daily adventures of identical twins as they get haircuts, make dumplings, perform magic and take a trip to the library. Geisel Honor Book
Tiny green peas take readers on a fun, whimsical tour of the alphabet.
Join an old-school detective for an engaging and easy-reading mystery.
Unlike her friends and relatives, Gia is not looking forward to the birth of her first sibling, "that ding-dang baby".
Familiar and lesser known nursery rhymes, illustrated with superb needlework and appliqué, create a charming dollhouse of a book.
Quiet comes in many varieties, from “Sleeping sister quiet” to “First snowfall quiet” to “Right before you yell ‘SURPRISE’ quiet”.
A bouncy, rhyming story about a little golden-haired niña who helps herself to everything in the house of the three bears.
Zookeeper Amos McGee gets the sniffles and receives a surprise visit from his caring animal friends. Caldecott Medal
Dive into the ocean to see how a small fish outsmarts a big predator
Your child will be dazzled by what Cassie Louise Lightfoot sees when she flies high above New York City on a hot summer night.
Explore a magical Maine summer with this Caldecott Award-winning classic.
Readers interact with this deceptively simple good-night book, tucking sweet animals into bed.
Elephant and Piggie discover that someone, the reader, is looking at them in this hilarious, interactive story about the joys of reading and being read. Geisel Honor Book
While digging with Grandma in the garden, a child learns why earthworms are so important in helping plants grow.