Staff Picks Grades K-2

March 2017

The Luck of the Irish
by McNamara, Margaret

Katie and her family make shamrocks for each of her classmates to celebrate St. Patrick's Day, but then Mrs. Connor shows a shamrock that looks very different.


Taffy Time
by Lloyd, Jennifer

Spring has arrived at Sugar Hill Farm. Big sister Audrey is busy helping Dad as he makes maple syrup. Younger sister Kate also wants to contribute but it seems that she is just too little. Will she find a way to do her part?


Oh Say Can You Say?
by Dr. Seuss

Celebrate the birthday of Dr. Seuss by trying to say these wacky tongue twisters!


Spring: An Alphabet Acrostic
by Schnur, Steven

Everything about spring is described as this book goes through the alphabet. The first letters of each line of the poems spells out a word about spring!


Staying Safe Around Fire
by Raatma, Lucia

March is Fire Prevention Month. Find out how you and your family can make a fire prevention plan to keep everyone safe.


Agapanthus Hum and the Eyeglasses
by Cowley, Joy

Agapanthus struggles to do handstands and other acrobatic tricks while wearing her eyeglasses, which have a tendency to fall off as she cavorts about.


Moe McTooth: an Alley Cat’s Tale
by Spinelli, Eileen

When the weather turned cold and snowy, the alley cat Moe McTooth was glad to become an apartment cat, until the return of spring made him long for the outdoors.


Lola Levine is Not Mean!
by Brown, Monica

Second-grader Lola has a wonderful family, a great teacher, and the best friend ever, Josh. They all help her feel better after she is teased and forbidden to play team sports at recess for having accidentally hurt classmate Juan during a soccer game.


Showdown at the Food Pyramid
by Barron, Rex

When snack foods take over the food pyramid and make it collapse, members of the various food groups have to work together using the Great Food Guide to rebuild it.


Fire Drill
by Jacobs, Paul DuBois

In this story told in brief rhyming text, students in a class follow the proper procedures during a fire drill.