Staff Picks Grades K-2

April 2017

April Fool! Watch Out at School!
by DeGroat, Diane

On April Fools' Day, Gilbert is unhappy that everyone is tricking him and he is unable to get them back, but then he thinks of a great way to fool his best friend.

It’s Baseball Season, Again!
by Schulz, Charles

It’s spring training season again, but will Charlie Brown’s team finally have a winning season?

Lizard from the Park
by Pett, Mark

When a lizard hatches from the egg Leonard finds in the park, he names it Buster and takes it all around the city. But Buster grows bigger and bigger until Leonard realizes he must devise a way to return his pet to the deepest, darkest part of the park and set him free.

Cork and Fuzz: Spring Cleaning
by Chaconas, Dori

It’s springtime and Cork is ready for some serious cleaning. He wants Fuzz to help him, but all Fuzz wants to do is play. Can they find a way to work and play together?

The Lion and the Hare: an East African Folktale
by Krensky, Stephen

A retelling of a traditional East African tale in which a clever hare finds a way to outwit the lion that is terrifying all the other grassland animals.

Arbor Day Square
by Galbraith, Kathryn Osebold

In the mid-nineteenth century, as young Katie and her father help plant and tend trees in their booming frontier town, she doubts that the spindly saplings will ever grow big.

A Year on the Farm
by Unstead, Sue

This book follows the busy lives of Mr. and Mrs. Farmer on their farm throughout the seasons of the year, including turning over the soil in winter, caring for the baby animals born in spring, watering crops in the summer, and apples and wheat in fall.

Marc Brown’s Playtime Rhymes
by Brown, Marc

A lively collection of the artist's 20 favorite read-and-play-along finger rhymes complements such entries as "The Itsy-Bitsy Spider" and "I'm a Little Teapot" with pictorial instructions for correlating finger movements.

Katie Saves the Earth
by Manushkin, Fran

With Earth Day coming up, Katie decides to have a yard sale with her friends and recycle her old toys.

Azzi in Between
by Garland, Sarah

Fleeing her war-torn country with her parents, Azzi tries to begin a new life in a new country.