Juvenile Easy Readers, Level 2

This list is designed to help you find beginning reading material for your young reader. Level 2 titles, which are geared towards students reading on a kindergarten to 1st grade level, include more words, short and simple 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. (Author, Illustrator)
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.
The Bike Lesson
Artist/Author/Cast:
Berenstain, Stan; Berenstain, Jan
Call Number:
JER Berenstain
Description:

Small Bear has a new bike, but before he can ride it, his dad teaches him about bike safety.

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; Phillips-Duke, Barbara J. (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JER Hazen
Description:

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

Don't Throw It to Mo!
Artist/Author/Cast:
Adler, David A.; Ricks, Sam (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JER Adler
Description:

Mo is teased by rival football players about being small, but his coach has a plan to win the game.

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 R. (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JER Edwards
Description:

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

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

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

Fox the Tiger
Artist/Author/Cast:
Tabor, Corey R. (Author, Illustrator)
Call Number:
JER Tabor
Description:

Fox wishes he were a tiger, so he decides to become one.

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

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

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.

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. 

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:
Minarik, Else Holmelund; Sendak, Maurice (Illustrator)
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.

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; McKissack, Fredrick L.; Regan, Dana (Illustrator)
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 the cow he meets is a moose, Morris the moose enlists the help of a deer and horse.

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