Juvenile Easy Readers, Level 2

This list is designed to help you find beginning reading material for your young reader. 
Level Two (Kindergarten-1st Grade) stories include more words, with a few simple, short sentences, and many visual clues provided by the illustrations. Simple sight words and phonics patterns continue to be emphasized.

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Are You My Mother?
Artist/Author/Cast:
Eastman, P. D.
Call Number:
JER Eastman
Description:

A baby bird is hatched while his mother is away. Fallen from his nest, he sets out to look for her.

The Best Pet Yet
Artist/Author/Cast:
Tidd, Louise Vitellaro; Handelman, Dorothy (Photographer)
Call Number:
JER Tidd
Description:

A boy goes to the pet shop to choose his first pet.

Danny and the Dinosaur
Artist/Author/Cast:
Hoff, Syd (Author, Illustrator)
Call Number:
JER Hoff
Description:

Danny makes an unusual but wonderful new friend.

Digby
Artist/Author/Cast:
Hazen, Barbara Shook
Call Number:
JER Hazen
Description:

Although Digby the dog is getting old, his owners still love him.

The Fat Cat Sat on the Mat
Artist/Author/Cast:
Karlin, Nurit (Author, Illustrator)
Call Number:
JER Karlin
Description:

Rat tries to get the fat cat off the mat and back to his usual resting place in the vat.

Five Silly Fishermen
Artist/Author/Cast:
Edwards, Roberta; Wickstrom, Sylvie K. (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JER Edwards
Description:

A retelling of the traditional tale in which five silly fishermen, unable to count properly, are convinced that one of their group has drowned.

Flap Your Wings
Artist/Author/Cast:
Eastman, P. D.
Call Number:
JER Eastman
Description:

When Mr. and Mrs. Bird discover a strange egg in their nest they try to hatch it.

Goose and Duck
Artist/Author/Cast:
George, Jean Craighead; Lamont, Priscilla (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JER George
Description:

A young boy becomes the "mother" to a goose, who becomes "mother" to a duck, as they learn about the rhythms of nature together.

The Great Bug Hunt
Artist/Author/Cast:
Dobkin, Bonnie; Dunnington, Tom (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JER Dobkin
Description:

Children set out looking for insects and they find all kinds.

Hi! Fly Guy
Artist/Author/Cast:
Arnold, Tedd (Author, Illustrator)
Call Number:
JER Arnold
Description:

A boy thinks he's found the perfect pet, but now he has to convince everyone else.

Hop, Hop, and Away!
Artist/Author/Cast:
Scarry, Richard; Farber, Erica; Scarry, Huck (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JER Farber
Description:

Huckle brings his pet, Froggy, to school for show-and-tell.

It's Not Easy Being a Bunny
Artist/Author/Cast:
Sadler, Marilyn; Bollen, Roger (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JER Sadler
Description:

Unhappy being a bunny, P.J. Funnybunny tries living with bears, birds, beavers, pigs, moose, possums, and skunks.

Julius
Artist/Author/Cast:
Hoff, Syd (Author, Illustrator)
Call Number:
JER Hoff
Description:

Julius, an African gorilla, finds a home in an American circus. One day he inadvertently frightens away his audience, and goes in search of them.

Kick, Pass, and Run
Artist/Author/Cast:
Kessler, Leonard (Author, Illustrator)
Call Number:
JER Kessler
Description:

After observing a boy's football game, a group of animals organizes its own teams and game.

A Kiss for Little Bear
Artist/Author/Cast:
Sendak, Maurice (Illustrator); Minarik, Else Holmelund
Call Number:
JER Minarik
Description:

Little Bear's thank-you kiss from Grandmother gets passed on to him by many animals and greatly aids the skunks' romance.

The Lunch Bunch
Artist/Author/Cast:
Finch, Margo; Handelman, Dorothy (Photographer)
Call Number:
JER Finch
Description:

Ann and Lee sit together at lunch. Meg is new at school and would like to make friends with them. Is there room for three?

Mac and Cheese
Artist/Author/Cast:
Weeks, Sarah; Manning, Jane K. (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JER Weeks
Description:

Two cats that are as different as night and day are nevertheless best friends.

Messy Bessey
Artist/Author/Cast:
McKissack, Patricia C.; Regan, Dana (Illustrator); McKissack, Fredrick L.
Call Number:
JER McKissack
Description:

Bessey finally cleans up her messy room.

Morris the Moose
Artist/Author/Cast:
Wiseman, Bernard (Author, Illustrator)
Call Number:
JER Wiseman
Description:

Determined to prove that the cow he meets is really a moose, Morris the moose enlists the help of a rather confused deer and horse.

Oscar Otter
Artist/Author/Cast:
Benchley, Nathaniel
Call Number:
JER Benchley
Description:

Oscar wants to build a big slide, but has some unexpected adventures.

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