*Items may be found in multiple locations. Check the catalog or ask a librarian for assistance.


J327.28FLO Floca, Brian. Lightship.* [AR BL 2.7, Pts. 0.5]
Describes the unique life aboard a lightship, a lighthouse built on a ship and anchored out to sea, and explains what it is like to ride out a storm while doing the important work of helping bring other ships safely to shore.

J398 KIM Kimmel, Eric. Anansi and the Moss-Covered Rock. [AR BL 2.4, Pts.0.5]
Anansi the spider uses a strange moss-covered rock to trick all the other animals until little Bush Deer decides he needs to learn a lesson.

J398 GIN Ginsburg, Mirra. Clay Boy: adapted from a Russian Folktale.  [AR BL 2.8, Pts. 0.5]
Wanting a son, an old man and woman make a clay boy who comes to life and begins eating everything in sight until he meets a clever goat.

J398 MCD McDermott, Gerald. Raven: a Trickster Tale from the Pacific Northwest.* [AR BL 2.5, Pts. 0.5]
Raven, a Pacific Coast Indian trickster, sets out to find the sun.

J594.58 FLE Fleming, Candace. Giant Squid. [AR BL 3.2, Pts. 0.5] A nonfiction picture book exploring the mysterious life of the elusive giant squid.  

J595.774GRA Gravel, Elise. The Fly. [AR BL 2.7, Pts. 0.5] Celebrates, with fun cartoon illustrations, the common housefly—sharing humorous facts about everything from its ability to walk on ceilings to its taste for unappetizing foods.  

J597.87 WEC Wechsler, Doug. The Hidden Life of the Toad. [AR BL 3.0, Pts. 0.5] This book takes an unprecedented peek into the life cycle of the American toad from egg to tadpole to adult. Amazing photos reveal metamorphosis in never-before-seen extreme close-ups.  

J811.6 FOG Fogliano, Julie. When green Becomes Tomatoes:  Poems for All Seasons. [AR BL 4.9, Pts. 0.5] A book of poetry moving through the seasons.  


Picture Books

Barnett, Mac. Sam and Dave Dig a Hole. [AR BL 1.9, Pts. 0.5]
Sam and Dave are sure they will discover something exciting if they just keep digging their hole.

Brown, Marc. Arthur’s Teacher Trouble. [AR BL 2.7, Pts. 0.5]
Third grader, Arthur is amazed when he is chosen to be in the school spell-a-thon.

Dawalt, Drew. The Day the Crayons Quit. [AR BL 3.8, Pts. 0.5]
When Duncan arrives at school one morning, he finds a stack of letters, one from each of his crayons, complaining about how he uses them.

Galdone, Paul. Three Billy Goats Gruff.* [AR BL 3.0, Pts. 0.5]
Three clever billy goats outwit a big ugly troll that lives under the bridge they must cross on their way up the mountain.

John, Jory. The Bad Seed. [AR BL 2.0, Pts. 0.5] This book is about a really bad seed. He has a bad temper, bad manners, and a bad attitude. What happens when a bad seed wants to change? 

Myron, Vicki.  Dewey: There’s a Cat in the Library! [AR BL 2.8, Pts. 0.5]
After being abandoned in the library’s book return box and rescued by the librarian, Dewey the kitten is given the library as a place to call home.

Santat, Dan. After the Fall: How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again. [AR BL 2.6, Pts. 0.5] After falling off the wall, Humpty Dumpty is very afraid of climbing up again, but is determined not to let fear stop him. 

Sarcone-Roach, Julia. The Bear Ate Your Sandwich. [AR BL 2.5, Pts. 0.5]
When a sandwich goes missing, it seems like a bear is the likely culprit.

Scieszka, Jon. The True Story of the Three Little Pigs.* [ARBL 3.0, Pt.s 0.5]
The wolf gives his own outlandish version of what really happened when he tangled with the three little pigs.

Scillian, Devin. Memoirs of a Goldfish.* [AR BL 2.6, 0.5]
A goldfish gives a personal account of his experiences while swimming around in his bowl as it slowly fills with fish and other accessories, only to realize when he is relocated for a cleaning how much he misses them.

Shannon, David. Duck on a Bike. [AR BL 2.0, 0.5 Pts.]
A duck decides to ride a bike and soon influences all the other animals on the farm to ride bikes too.

Teague, Mark. The Secret Shortcut. [AR BL 3.4, Pts. 0.5]
Because Wendell and Floyd have a problem getting to school on time, they decide to take a shortcut which, however, leads to unexpected adventures.

Woodson, Jacqueline. The Other Side. [AR BL 2.7, Pts. 0.5]
In this heartwarming tale, two girls, one white and one black, gradually get to know each other as they sit on the fence that divides their town.


(Levels 1-3)

(2)Adler, David. Bones and the Dog Gone Mystery. (Bones #2) [AR BL 2.2, Pts. 0.5]
While looking for his lost magnifying glass in the park, young detective Jeffrey Bones and his grandfather discover that Curly, the detective dog, is missing too!

(1)Cazet, Denys. Minnie and Moo Go to the Moon. [AR BL 2.0, Pts. 0.5]
Two cow friends, Minnie and Moo, decide to drive the farmer’s tractor all the way to the moon.

(2)DiCamillo, Kate. Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride. (Mercy Watson #2)* [AR BL 2.7, Pts. 0.5]
Mr. Watson’s usual Saturday ride in his Cadillac with his favorite pig, Mercy, turns into an adventure when an unexpected passenger shows up in the back seat and Mercy finds herself at the wheel.

(1)Dolan, Hannah. Brickbeard’s Treasure.* [AR BL 2.8, Pts. 0.5]
A Lego Pirates’ tale Introducing Captain Brickbeard’s ship, his trusted crew, and his adventures to find and protect his treasure.

(1)Hapka, Cathy. Really Riding! (Pony Scouts)* [AR BL 2.2, Pts. 0.5]
Meg and Annie sleep over at Jill’s pony farm and take their first riding lesson.

(2)Hoff, Syd. Captain Cat. [AR BL 2.2, Pts. 0.5] A charming orange cat makes friends with a soldier and learns about military life when he joins the army. 

(2)Howe, James. Houndsley and Catina. [AR BL 2.9, Pts. 0.5]
Houndsley and Catina run into trouble when they try to prove that they are the best at cooking and writing.

(1)Manushkin, Fran. Katie Woo, Where are You? (KatieWoo) [AR BL 2.1, Pts. 0.5]
While shopping with her parents in a mall, Katie helps a lost boy, not realizing she may be lost, too.

(1)Marshall, Edward. Fox on Wheels. [AR BL 1.9, Pts. 0.5]
Fox reluctantly babysits his sister Louise, learns to climb a tree for some grapes, and wins a shopping cart race.

(2)Rylant, Cynthia. Henry and Mudge and the Bedtime Thumps: the Ninth Book of Their Adventures. [AR BL 2.6, Pts. 0.5]
Henry worries about what will happen to his big dog, Mudge, during their visit to his grandmother’s house in the country.

(1)Rylant, Cynthia. Mr. Putter and Tabby Pour the Tea. (Mr. Putter and Tabby #1)* [AR BL 2.8, Pts.]
Mr. Putter gets an old cat to share his life with him.

(2)Sharmat, Marjorie. Nate the Great. (Nate the Great #1) [AR BL 2.0, Pts.]
Detective Nate solves the mystery of the missing picture.

Fast and Fun

Barkley, Callie. Amy and the Missing Puppy. (Critter Club #1)* [AR BL 3.3, Pts. 1.0]
During spring break, mystery lover Amy looks for clues to the disappearance of wealthy Ms. Sullivan’s St. Bernard puppy.

Flintham, Thomas. Game Over, Super Rabbit Boy. (Press Start #1) [AR BL 2.9, Pts. 0.5] When King Viking and his evil robot army attack Animal Town, and kidnap Singing Dog, it is up to Super Rabbit Boy, with some help from Sunny and his video game console, to save the day.  

Hale, Shannon. The Princess in Black. (The Princess in Black #1) [AR BL 3.2, Pts. 0.5] When trouble raises its blue monster head, Princess Magnolia ditches her flouncy dresses and becomes the Princess in Black.  

McDonald, Sue. Stink: the Incredible Shrinking Kid. (Stink’s Adventures #1)* [AR BL 3.0, Pts. 1.0]
The shortest kid in the second grade, James Moody, also known as Stink, learns all about the shortest president of the United States, James Madison, when they celebrate Presidents’ Day at school.

Osborne, Mary Pope. Dinosaurs Before Dark. (Magic Treehouse #1)* [AR BL 2.6, Pts. 1.0]
Eight-year-old Jack and his younger sister Annie find a magic treehouse, which whisks them back to an ancient time zone where they see live dinosaurs.

Park, Barbara. Junie B. Jones Smells Something Fishy. (Junie B. Jones #12)* [AR BL 2.6, 1.0]
Frustrated because the rules for her class’s Pet Day say she cannot bring her dog to school, Junie considers taking a raccoon, a worm, a dead fish, and other unusual replacements.

Roy, Ron. January Joker. (Calendar Mysteries #1)* [AR BL 2.9, Pts. 1.0]
Bradley, Brian, Nate, and Lucy make observations and gather clues that convince them that their older siblings, cousins, and animals have been captured by hungry space aliens.

Salisbury, Graham. Calvin Coconut: Trouble Magnet. (Calvin Coconut #1)* [AR BL 2.8, Pts. 2.0]
In a story set in Hawaii, Nine-year-old Calvin catches the attention of the school bully on the day before he starts fourth grade, while at home, the unfriendly daughter of his mother’s best friend has taken over his room.