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Books for Grades 1 & 2

Click on the links below to find out if these books are available at your local County Library. If not, place them on hold, and they'll be delivered to your Library where you can pick them up.

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by Caroline Arnold
Two worms, who are best friends, have fun together as they wiggle through a garden.
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by Tedd Arnold
While playing hide-and-seek with Buzz, Fly Guy is taken away by a garbage man. One of many in the series, Fly Guy.
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by Kate Banks
Max collects words like his brothers collect stamps and coins.
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by Mac Barnett
After winning the science fair with the giant robot she has built, a little girl realizes that there is a major problem.
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by David Catrow
Max Spaniel searches for dinosaurs in his back yard.
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by Lauren Child
Lola’s favorite book is not on the library shelf.
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by Troy Cummings
Frightened after the scary waterspout incident, the Eensy Weensy Spider needs some encouragement from her friend the ladybug before she will try climbing again.
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by Eric Drachman
Five little rats have been labeled as bad rats and it is up to Professor Perimeter to teach them how to conduct themselves to keep safe, but the Professor has much to learn from the rats.
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by Peter Eastman
Fred and Ted go on an adventure in their airplanes.
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by Candace Fleming
A poor boy named Jack struggles to deliver a birthday present worthy of the princess.
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by Vivian French
While helping Grandma in the garden, a child learns about the important role of the earthworm in helping plants grow.
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by Stephanie Greene
Posey would feel better if she could wear her tutu on her first day of school.
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by Elissa Haden Guest
A series of stories about best friends, Iris and Walter.
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by Dennis Haseley
After waiting for decades for the portrait of his prize horse to be finished, an angry rich man decides to confront the artist.
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by Tad Hills
A little yellow bird teaches Rocket the dog how to read by first introducing him to the "wondrous, mighty, gorgeous alphabet."
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by Mary Ann Hoberman
Retells 13 of Aesop’s fables, allowing for a parent and child to read together.
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by Steve Jenkins
Provides a top-to-bottom look at the ocean, from birds and waves to thermal vents and ooze.
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by Robin Koontz
During Furlock and Muttson's trip to the library, the librarian has a mystery. The books have been moving to mysterious places by themselves. Can they follow the clues to solve the case of the shifting stacks? One of a series.
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by Brian Lies
Two teams of bats play an exciting nighttime baseball game.
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by Grace Lin
Ling and Ting are identical twins that people think are exactly the same, but time and again they prove to be different.
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by Alan Madison
First-grader Velma has a fascination with butterflies.
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by Matthew McElligott
Ant is honored to receive an invitation to Lion’s annual dinner party, but is shocked when the other guests behave rudely and then accuse her of thinking only of herself. A fable with a math theme.
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by Marilyn Nelson
Through the power of faith, a monk named Abba Jacob and his loyal rat terrier, Snook, are reunited after being separated by a ferocious storm.
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by Jane O’Connor
One of a series of beginning readers featuring Nancy who likes fancy words.
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by Margie Palatini
Retells the fable of a frustrated fox that, after many tries to reach a high bunch of grapes, decides they must be sour anyway.
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by Peggy Parish
A series of books about a housekeeper who misunderstands directions.
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by Lynne Rae Perkins
When Debbie tries to interest Tina in playing the piano by creating a cardboard keyboard, they find that they do not need to share everything to be best friends.
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by Jack Prelutsky
Rhymes featuring characters such as poodles eating noodles of oodles.
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by Lori Ries
When Aggie the dog does not mind, Ben takes her to obedience school which ends in disaster, but while practicing at home one day Ben realizes what really motivates Aggie to mind.
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by Deborah Ruddell
Take a lighthearted romp through the four seasons with these delightful poems.
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by James Rumford
The true story of a giraffe named Chee-Lin who traveled from Africa to Bengal to China.
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by Joanne Ryder
School is in session! But this is no ordinary kindergarten class. Meet sixteen young giant panda cubs as they are raised together from infancy in a protected setting, where they grow strong and will be released into the wild.
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by Cynthia Rylant
A series of books where Henry and his favorite dog Mudge go on adventures.
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by Marjorie Sharmat
A series of books featuring detective Nate the Great.
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by Joyce Sidman
Nature displays with magical imagery the colors of the seasons.
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by James Skofield
In three brief mysteries, Detective Dinosaur learns about doing undercover work, gets chased by strange blobs, and finds rain on a sunny day.
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by Jon Surgal
A five-year-old boy searches high and low for his missing dinosaur, and the people he asks for help do not believe such a creature actually exists.
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by James Tobin
A, E, I, O, and U escape from Sue’s book and she chases them so that she can read the story.
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by David Wiesner
Max and Art, two lizard friends, have an artistic explosion of creativity.
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by Mo Willems
One of a series of books about the fun friendship of an elephant and a pig.
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by Jeanette Winter
Luis loves to read, but soon his house in Colombia is so full of books there's barely room for the family. What to do? Then he comes up with the perfect solution--a traveling library on donkeys!
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by Herbert Yee Wong
When spring arrives, Mouse and Mole find a unique way to bird watch. Part of a series.
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By Dan Yaccarino
Striking picture book biography of the ocean explorer, Jacques Cousteau.
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by Jane Yolen
Emily Dickinson gives her favorite nephew a poem to share in class, and a lesson is learned about telling the truth.