Staff Picks Grades K-2

July 2018

Be Who You Are
by Todd Parr

This book encourages kids to be proud of what makes them unique, where they come from, and how they express themselves and see the world.


Click, Clack Moo: Cows That Type
by Doreen Cronin

When Farmer Brown's cows find a typewriter in the barn they start making demands, and go on strike when the farmer refuses to give them what they want.


I Really Want to See you, Grandma
by Taro Gomi

Yumi and her grandma both decide at the very same moment that they want to see each other one day. Follow along as they try to catch up with each other.


My Garden
by Kevin Henkes

After helping her mother weed, water, and chase the rabbits from their garden, a young girl imagines her dream garden complete with jellybean bushes, chocolate rabbits, and tomatoes the size of beach balls.


On a Magical Do-Nothing Day
by Beatrice Alemagna

Bored and forced to go outdoors during a trip away from home, the child in this story discovers that amazing adventures await once you put down your electronics and look into nature.


Each Peach Pear Plum
by Janet Ahlberg

Rhymed text and illustrations invite the reader to play "I Spy" with a variety of Mother Goose and other folklore characters.


Of Course They Do! Boys and Girls can do Anything
by Marie-Sabine Roger

Boys do not cook, and girls cannot play sports--but in this book the pictures tell a different story.


Sam & Dave Dig a Hole
by Mac Barnett

Sam and Dave are sure they will discover something exciting if they just keep digging their hole.


I am Blop!
by Hervé Tullet

Children will discover the wonderful world of blops, a fun pictorial exploration of variations on a simple shape.


Yo Soy Muslim, A Father’s Letter to His Daughter
by Mark Gonzales

A celebration of cultures as a parent shares with a child the value of their heritage and why it should be a source of pride, even when others disagree.