1st and 2nd Grade: Start Here

These books are shelved in the Juvenile Beginning Reader section under the author’s last name, unless a different call number is listed. Having trouble finding a title? Please ask at the reference desk. We’re happy to help! For early chapter books, ask for the library’s list of Good Reading for Third Grade.

What's That, Mittens?

By Lola Schaefer

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When Mittens the kitten digs a hole under the fence in the yard, he meets a new friend--Max the dog.
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There Is a Bird on Your Head

By Mo Willems

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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.
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See Me Run

By Paul Meisel

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A dog has a fun-filled day at the dog park in this easy-to-read story.
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Scat, Cat!

By Alyssa Satin Capucilli

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A lost and lonely cat finally finds its way back home.
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Pip Squeak

By Sarah Weeks

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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.
 

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Peanut and Pearl's Picnic Adventure

By Rebecca Kai Dotlich

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Two friends set off for a picnic together, but by the time they are ready to eat, they have lost one another.
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Orange Pear Apple Bear

By Emily Gravett

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

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Hooray for Amanda and Her Alligator

By Mo Willems

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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.
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Goose and Duck

By Jean Craighead George

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

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Dixie

By Grace Gilman

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