Good Reading for First - Second Grade

Houndsley And Catina

By James Howe

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Is it better to be friends or to be famous?  A dog and cat find out.

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Big Surprise in the Bug Tank

By Ruth Horowitz

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Two giant hissing cockroaches can be fun, but what do you when they have babies?

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A Pet for Me: Poems

By Lee Bennett Hopkins (selector)

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Whether your favorite pet is a turtle, ants, iguana, tarantula, or even a dog or a cat, there’s a poem here for you.

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Mummy Riddles

By Katy Hall and Lisa Eisenberg

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What did the mummy say when he got angry with the skeleton? “I have a bone to pick with you!”

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Iris and Walter, the Sleepover

By Elissa Haden Guest

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Iris's first sleepover at her friend Walter's house ends early when Iris gets homesick.

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Mercy Watson Goes For A Ride

By Kate DiCamillo

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A drive in Mr. Watson's Cadillac with his favorite pig, Mercy, turns into an adventure when Mercy takes the wheel.

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Get Ready For Second Grade, Amber Brown

By Paula Danziger

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Amber is nervous about starting second grade with a new teacher and being in the same class as mean Hannah Burton.

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Ready, Set, Read! The Beginning Reader's Treasury

By Joanna Cole

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Stories, jokes and riddles from Dr. Seuss, Arnold Lobel and others.

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Cork and Fuzz

By Dori Chaconas

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Can two such different animals end up as friends?

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