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YRead? Titles: K-2 Book Sets



Amazing Bone

Can Pearl, a pig, and her new friend, a small talking bone, outwit a band of robbersand a hungryfox?

Steig, William

Angus and the Ducks

When Angus, a very curiousyoung terrier, sees that the door is open one day, he decidesto go exploring. Little does he know what neighborsawaithim!

Flack, Marjorie

Apt. 3

On a rainy day two brothers try to discover who is playing the harmonica they hear in their apartmentbuilding.

Keats, Ezra Jack

Caterpillar and Polliwog

Impressed by the proud caterpillar’s boastthat she will turn into a butterfly when she growsup, a polliwog determinesto watch the caterpillar very carefullyand turn into a butterfly too.

Kent, Jack

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

An alphabetrhyme/chantthat relates what happenswhen the whole alphabet tries to climb a coconuttree.

Martin, Bill


Chrysanthemum thinks her name is absolutely perfect—until her first day of school.”You’re named after a flower!” teases Victoria. “Let’s smell her,” says Jo. Chrysanthemum wilts. What will it take to make her blossom again?

Henkes, Kevin

Click, Clack, Moo: Cows that Type

Farmer Brown hasa problem. His cowslike to type. All day long he hears: Click, clack, MOO. Click, clack, MOO. Clickety, clack, MOO. However, Farmer Brown’s problems REALLYbegin when his cowsstart leaving him notes.

Cronin, Doreen


Have you ever dreamed ofbeing locked in a departmentstore at night? The endearing story of Corduroypaintsa picture of the adventures that mightunfold (for a teddy bear at least) in such a situation.

Freeman, Don

Day Jimmy’s Boa Ate the Wash

It starts off as an ordinary class trip to the farm, boring and kind of dull. However, chaostakes over, and soon the entire farm is uproariouslyoutof control.

Noble, Trinka Hakes

Doctor DeSoto

Doctor DeSoto and hiswife, both mice, assistanimals large and small with their dental needs. All animals, exceptfor foxes! One daya fox comesto them in such great pain that they agree to treat his rotten tooth. However, it becomesclear the fox intends to eat them when the job is done, and the DeSotoscome up with a brilliant plan.

Steig, William

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Everybody loves the story of the curious little girl named Goldilocks, who made herselfquite at home in the house of the three bears. Children will recognize the basic narrative, and enjoy the humor in this fun retelling of the classic story.

Marshall, James

Good Night, Gorilla

An unobservant zookeeper is followed home by all the animalshe thinks he has left behind in the zoo.

Rathmann, Peggy

Happy Birthday, Moon

When Bear discovers that he and the moon share the same birthday, he decides to travel to the highestmountain-top to chatwith the moon. Hishope is to get the moon a birthday present, and he doesjust that.

Asch, Frank

Harold and the Purple Crayon

Armed with onlyan oversized purple crayon and his imagination, Harold createsa world of excitement.

Johnson, Crockett

Harold’s Fairy Tale

Harold’sadventurescontinue with his favorite crayon. When Harold realizes that the enchanted garden isempty, he sets out on a quest to make the garden grow again.

Johnson, Crockett

Harry and the Dirty Dog

Harry is a white dog with blackspots who does not like getting a bath. When Harry hides the family’s scrub brush and runs away, he gets so dirty even his familydoesn’trecognize him.

Zion, Gene

In the Night Kitchen

A little boy floats through a dream world in which he helps three bakers get milk for their cake batter.

Sendak, Maurice

Is Your Mama a Llama?

Lloyd the llama asksall of his animal friends if their mama is a llama. Each animal respondswith a riddle to explain which kind ofanimal their mama is.

Guarino, Deborah

Letter to Amy

Peter is having a birthday party and wantsto invite his friend Amy. All of his guests are going to be boys so he wants to make a special invitation for her. He decidesto mail her the invite in hopesthat she will show up.

Keats, Ezra Jack

Miss Nelson Has a Field Day

The SmedleyTornadoesbig football game is approaching and Miss Nelson turns to the mysterious substitute teacher Viola Swamp to whip the team into shape.

Allard, Harry

Miss Nelson is Back

Miss Nelson is getting her tonsils out and a substitute is needed. The kids fear that they will have the dreaded substitute teacher, Viola Swamp, but they have the much less interesting Principal Blandsworth instead.

Allard, Harry

Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters

In this tender, beautiful letter to his daughters, President Barack Obama has written a moving tribute to thirteen groundbreaking Americans, and the ideals that have shaped our nation. This beautiful book celebrates the characteristics that unite all Americans, from our nation’s founders to generations to come.

Obama, Barack


A boy and hisdog rise very early to deliver the newspaper for the day. During the morning time iswhen they are the happiest, and mostare still asleep. When the delivery is done they crawl back into bed.

Pilkey, Dav

Peter’s Chair

Peter’s new baby sister seemsto be getting all of the attention. When Peter discovers his blue furniture is being painted pink, he takes his chair and runs awaybut later decidesto paint it for his sister.

Keats, Ezra Jack

Picture for Harold’s Room

Harold wants a picture for his bedroom wall, so he takes his purple crayon and beginsto draw and draw. Harold drawsso much he becomeslostin his drawing, but cleverly finds his wayhome.

Johnson, Crockett

Red Riding Hood

In this version of the familiar tale, Little Red Riding Hood is bouncy and considerate, Grandma is an avid reader, and the Wolf is charming and guilt ridden.

Marshall, James

Rosie’s Walk

Rosie decidesto go out for a stroll and is oblivious to the hungry fox that follows her. Unwittingly, she leads the fox into one disaster after another, each funnier than the last.

Hutchins, Pat

Scrambled States of America

At the first annual “states party,” each state decides it time to see other parts of the country but make sit back to their proper place just in time for bed time.

Keller, Laurie

Snowy Day

A little boy, Peter, celebrates the snow-covered citywith a day adventure. He experimentswith footprints, knocking snow from a tree, and trying to save a snowball for the next day.

Keats, Ezra Jack

Three Little Pigs

Fresh new life has been breathed into this version of the classic tale of three pigs fighting to keep their housesfrom the wolf. Cartoon-like illustrations and new dialogue give the story new excitement.

Marshall, James


When his familymoves to a new neighborhood, Louie hasto leave his friends behind. Very sad and lonely, Louie createsa city scene inside a shoe box and takes a magical trip.

Keats, Ezra Jack

Underground: Findingthe Light to Freedom

A family silently crawls along the ground. Theyrun barefootthrough unlit woods, sleep beneath bushes, and take shelter in a kind stranger’shome. Where are they heading? Theyare heading for Freedom byway of the Underground Railroad.

Evans, Shane W.

Weekend with Wendell

Wendell is not a good guest. He likes to make trouble and messes, until Sophie turns the tables and they are able to play together after all.

Henkes, Kevin

Where the Wild Things Are

Maxmade enough mischiefduring the dayto get sent to bed without supper, but tonighthe will have an adventure and become the king of the Wild Things.

Sendak, Maurice

Whistle for Willie

Willie yearns to be able to whistle for his dog, but no matter how hard he tries nothing comesout!

Keats, Ezra Jack

Yo! Yes?

After meeting in the street, two very differentboys decide to take a chance on a new friendship.

Raschka, Chris