1st and 2nd Grade: Start Here

Alyssa Capucilli

A playful puppy wants to see everything on a walk to Grandpa's house.
Part of a series.

Judyann Ackerman Grant
Earl and Pearl do not want Chicken's help in the garden, until a swarm of grasshoppers arrives and her true talent shines.
Grace Gilman

Emma and her pup Dixie are inseparable until Emma gets a role in the school play.
Part of a series.

Jean Craighead George

A young boy becomes the "mother" to a goose, who becomes "mother" to a duck, as they learn about the rhythms of nature together.

Mo Willems
Amanda and her alligator have lots of fun playing together and surprising each other, but when Amanda's grandfather buys her a panda, Alligator must learn to make new friends.
Emily Gravett

Explores concepts of color, shape, and food using only five simple words, as a bear juggles and plays.

Rebecca Kai Dotlich
Two friends set off for a picnic together, but by the time they are ready to eat, they have lost one another.
Sarah Weeks

Pip Squeak the mouse works hard to clean the house for his friend Max's visit, but then he has to clean up after Max, too.

Alyssa Satin Capucilli
A lost and lonely cat finally finds its way back home.
Paul Meisel
A dog has a fun-filled day at the dog park in this easy-to-read story.
Mo Willems

Gerald the elephant discovers that there is something worse than a bird on your head--two birds on your head! Piggie will try to help her best friend.
Part of a series.

Lola Schaefer

When Mittens the kitten digs a hole under the fence in the yard, he meets a new friend--Max the dog.
Part of a series.