Staff Picks Grades K-2

May 2018

Dust for Dinner
by Turner, Ann

Jake narrates the story of his family's life in the Oklahoma dust bowl and the journey from their ravaged farm to California during the Great Depression.


Mule Train Mail
by Brown, Craig

Ride along with Anthony the muleteer, as he delivers the mail one mile down in the Grand Canyon to a community on the Havasupai Indian Reservation.


Annabel the Actress Starring in “Gorilla My Dreams”
by Conford, Ellen

Though a little disappointed that her first acting part is to be a gorilla at a birthday party, Annabel determines to really get into the role.


Strongheart, the World’s First Movie Star Dog
by McCully, Emily Arnold

When silent movie director Larry Trimble decides to put Strongheart, a police dog, into his movies as the lead actor, he must first train him to play with toys and walk like a regular dog, but Strongheart becomes a sensation until his military training leads to trouble, and possibly the end of his career..


Gus Makes a Gift
by Remkiewicz, Frank

Gus wants to make Mom a special gift for Mother's Day.


Uh-Oh Cleo!
by Harper, Jessica

What starts out as a perfectly ordinary day in the Small house turns into Stiches Saturday when Cleo gets a cut on the head after her twin brother, Jack, accidentally pulls down their "Toy House."


The Extraordinary Mr. Querty
by Strambini, Karla

Mr Qwerty worries that his ideas might seem strange...so he keeps them under his hat. But extraordinary ideas refuse to stay hidden for long.


Stone Girl, Bone Girl: the Story of Mary Anning
by Anholt, Laurence

A brief biography of the English girl whose discovery of an Ichthyosaurus skeleton in 1811 when she was twelve led to a life-long interest in fossils and other important discoveries.


The Incredible Shrinking Teacher
by Passen, Lisa

While preparing special food for her class's last-day-of-school party, Miss Birmbaum, the toughest teacher in town, has a strange accident which makes her shrink.


Spot the Plot: a Riddle Book of Book Riddles
by Lewis, J. Patrick

See if you can guess the title of each famous book in these fun riddles!