Books for First and Second Graders

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Titles in this list were recommended by Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh staff. Ask your neighborhood librarian for additional suggestions.

Fly Guy and the Alienzz

Buzz is filming a movie about aliens from Outer Space, who capture Fly Guy and Buzz Boy–and our two heroes must outsmart the aliens, with some help from Dragon Dude and Fly Girl. You can also check out this title as eBook on OverDrive/Libby.

How To Read a Book

Suggests a method of reading that begins with planting oneself beneath a tree and leads to a book party one hopes will never end. You can also check out this title as eAudio on Hoopla.

Peter & Ernesto: The Lost Sloths

After a hurricane blows away their tree, Peter, Ernesto and the rest of their sloth friends must venture into the jungle to find a new home while also dealing with dangers like angry ants, slithering snakes and a ravenous jaguar. You can also check out this title as eBook on OverDrive/Libby.

Tiger vs. Nightmare

While Tiger sleeps, her best friend Monster scares away all of her nightmares, but waiting in the darkness is a nightmare so big and mean that Monster can’t fight it alone, and only teamwork and a lot of bravery will chase it away.

Truth or Lie: Dinosaurs!

Fun facts about dinosaurs presented in a quiz like style. Learn about everything from Triceratops to Tyrannosaurs Rex.

Yasmin the Builder

As their makerspace project, the students in Yasmin’s second grade class are building a city: there are houses, a school, a church, even a castle, but Yasmin is not sure what to build–until inspiration strikes. You can also check out this title as eBook on OverDrive/Libby.