Staff Picks Grades K-2

August 2017

I Won a What?
by Vernick, Audrey

A young boy tries to win a goldfish at the carnival and ends up with a far bigger prize.

Ringo Saves the Day!
by Clements, Andrew

A young woman and her husband are glad that they gave a stray kitten a home when it saves their lives by alerting them to a gas leak.

Melissa's Octopus and other Unsuitable Pets
by Voake, Charlotte

Dogs and cats are suitable pets. Can you guess what makes the most unsuitable pet of all?

The Case of the Best Pet Ever
by Preller, James

The prize for the pet show is missing. Jigsaw enters his dog Rags in the contest and has an idea to solve the case.

Ferocious Fluffity: a Mighty Bite-y Class Pet
by Perl, Erica S.

Fluffity is the new pet in Mr. Drake's second grade class, but the kids soon discover that, rather than the cuddly animal they expected, she is a ferocious hamster who bites and chases everyone around school.

Bramble and Maggie
by Haas, Jessie

Bramble the horse gets bored giving riding lessons, but regains her enthusiasm when she goes to live with a girl named Maggie.

Emma’s Strange Pet
by Little, Jean

Emma is allergic to animals with fur, but because she and her adopted brother really want a pet, they decide to try a lizard.

My Pet Book
by Staake, Bob

A boy's search for the perfect pet leads him to the bookstore, where he finds a bright red book that becomes his best friend.

A Pet Named Sneaker
by Heilbroner, Joan

Sneaker the snake is not only a good pet for Pete, he becomes a good student at Pete's school and a hero at the public swimming pool.

The Grumpy Pets
by Lombardi, Kristine A

At the animal shelter, all the pets are too happy looking for grumpy Billy, until he finds the section with all the animals who are grumpy like him.