Staff Picks Grades K-2

March 2018

The Missing Mitten Mystery
by Kellogg, Steven

Annie searches the neighborhood for her red mitten, the fifth she's lost this winter.

The Boulder Brothers: Meet Mo and Jo
by Lynn, Sarah

Mo and Jo are cavemen who, in three easy-to-read chapters, try to improve the smell of themselves and their cave, attempt to play hide-and-seek, and discover that there is more than one way to stay warm on a cold day.

Otter: The Best Job Ever!
by Garton, Sam

Otter wants to find a job for himself and his teddy, but nothing he tries seems right.

Breaking News: Bear Alert
by Biedrzycki, David

In this story (told in the form of a television broadcast), bears emerge from hibernation demanding to be fed.

Shannon and the World’s Tallest Leprechaun
by Callahan, Sean

Shannon has been practicing for the local St. Patrick's Day step dancing competition, but worries about her homemade dress and second-hand shoes until she summons a very unusual leprechaun, hoping that he can help her do well.

Mighty Jackie: the Strike-out Queen
by Moss, Marissa

In 1931, seventeen-year-old Jackie Mitchell pitches against Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig in an exhibition game, becoming the first professional female pitcher in baseball history.

Song Lee in Room 2B
by Kline, Suzy

Spring becomes a memorable time for Miss Mackle's second-grade classroom because of the antics of Horrible Harry and the special insights of shy Song Lee.

Gus and Grandpa at Basketball
by Mills, Claudia

Gus enjoys basketball practice, but the noise and pace of real games bother him, until his grandpa gives him some good advice.

The Thing About Spring
by Kirk, Daniel

As his friends Bird, Mouse, and Bear celebrate the arrival of spring, Rabbit finds more and more things to dislike about the change of seasons until, at last, he admits that spring can be full of pleasant surprises.

Walter Paints Himself into a Corner
by Gregorich, Barbara

Walter the bear learns more lessons from his friend Matilda, such as "don't put the cart before the horse" and "let sleeping dogs lie."