My Booklist

  • Reading is one of the most important activities everybody should do every day.  Whether you read a book, magazine, newspaper or everything that you can see with your eyes, you are learning.

    Reading can take you on adventures anywhere in the world.  Reading will help you discover new things.  Reading will make you a better reader, writer and speaker.

    So, pick up a good book and enjoy!!

Books About the Joy of Reading

  • Clara and the Bookwagon

    by Nancy Smiler Levinson Year Published: Average
    "The year is 1905 and young Clara would like nothing more than to go to school with the other kids. However, life on the farm takes a lot of work and she is needed to help out with chores and her younger siblings. The new town librarian has devised a way of using a wagon to bring books to the farmers and their families who can't get to the library. Can Clara and the librarian persuade her father to let her learn to read?"
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  • Could You? Would You?

    by Trudy White Year Published: Challenging
    "This wonderful book allows children to imagine the things they would do if they could. This is a story everyone can relate to, no matter his or her background."
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  • Once Upon a Time

    by Niki Daly Year Published: Challenging
    "This is a triumphant story of Sarie, a girl who loves to learn but hates to be called on the read aloud in class. She is frequently made fun of because she reads so slowly and cautiously. With the support of her auntie, a fairytale book and a kind classmate, Sarie develops the confidence she needs."
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  • Diary of a Worm

    by Doreen Cronin Year Published: Challenging
    "First person narrative told from the point of view of a boy worm. Readers will identify with the escapades of a worm, as he interacts with family members, goes to school and vacations on Compost Island. Children will laugh and learn facts in a fun way while learning to appreciate living creatures."
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  • Dog Breath: The Horrible Trouble with Hally Tosis

    by Dav Pilkey Year Published: Challenging
    "Hally, the Tosis family dog, has such bad breath that Mr. and Mrs. Tosis plan to give her away, until she proves to be an invaluable watchdog."
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  • Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!

    by Mo Willems Year Published: Easy Reading
    The bus driver has to leave for a while, and he makes one request of the readers: "Don't let the pigeon drive the bus."
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  • Dogku

    by Andrew Clements Year Published: Easy Reading
    "Dogku is a clever and sweet little story about a stray dog who finds a loving home. What sets this book apart is that each page in written in haiku."
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  • Take Me Out of the Bathtub and Other Silly Dilly Songs

    by Alan Katz Year Published: Challenging
    "Hilarious parody lyrics set to well-known tunes. This is a fun and funny poetry book to read aloud."
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Award Winners

  • Olivia

    by Ian Falconer Year Published: Average
    "Olivia is good at singing 40 very loud songs and is very good at wearing people out. She scares the living daylights out of her little brother, Ian, particularly when he copies her every move."
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  • Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears: A West African Tale

    by Verna Aardema Year Published: Challenging
    "A retelling of a traditional West African tale that reveals how the mosquito developed its annoying habit."
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Adventure & Fantasy

  • Frog and Toad Together

    by Arnold Lobel Year Published: Challenging
    "Frog and Toad are best friends who will do anything for each other."
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  • Ivy & Bean

    by Annie Barrows Year Published: Challenging
    "When 7 year old Bean plays a mean trick on her sister Nancy, she finds unexpected support for her antics from Ivy, her new neighbor."
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  • The Boxcar Children

    by No Author Text Year Published: Challenging
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Books 2nd Graders Should Know

  • Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs

    by Judi Barrett Year Published: Challenging
    "Life is delicious in the town of Chewandswallow where it rains soup and juice, snows mashed potatoes, and blow storms of hamburgers--until the weather takes a turn for the worse."
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  • Curious George

    by H.A. Rey Year Published: Average
    "The curiosity of a newly-captured monkey gets him into continual trouble."
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  • Nate the Great

    by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat Year Published: Average
    "Nate the Great solves the mystery of the missing picture."
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