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Recommended books for children age two to grade two to encourage voluntary reading; a Children's Round Table (CRT) project.

2022 List

  Annotated List 

  1. Atticus Caticus by Sarah Maizes, illustrated by Kara Kramer (Candlewick Press, 2021)
  2. Bodies Are Cool by Tyler Feder (Penguin Random House, 2021)
  3. Brains! Not Just a Zombie Snack by Stacy McAnulty, illustrated by Matthew Rivera (MacMillan, 2021)
  4. Burt the Beetle Doesn’t Bite by Ashley Spires (Kids Can Press, 2021)
  5. Butterflies Are Pretty…Gross by Rosemary Mosco, illustrated by Jacob Souva (Tundra Books, 2021)
  6. Chez Bob by Bob Shea (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2021)
  7. Circle Under Berry by Carter Higgins (Chronicle Books, 2021)
  8. Don’t Hug Doug (He Doesn’t Like It) by Carrie Finison, illustrated by Daniel Wiseman (Penguin Random House, 2021)
  9. Have You Seen Gordon? by Adam Jay Epstein, illustrated by Ruth Chan (Simon and Schuster, 2021)
  10. Inside Cat by Brandan Wenzel (Chronicle Books, 2021)
  11. Mel Fell by Corey R. Tabor (Balzer + Bray, Harper Collins, 2021)
  12. My First Day by Phung Nguyen Quang and Huynh Kim Lien (Penguin Random House, 2021)
  13. Norman Didn’t Do It! (Yes, He Did) by Ryan T. Higgins (Disney-Hyperion, 2021)
  14. Not Now, Cow by Tammi Sauer, illustrated by Troy Cummings (Abrams Appleseed, 2021)
  15. One-osaurus, Two-osaurus by Kim Norman, illustrated by Pierre Collet-Derby (Candlewick Press, 2021)
  16. Poem in My Pocket by Chris Tougas, illustrated by Josee Bisaillon (Kids Can Press, 2021)
  17. Seaside Stroll by Charles Trevino, illustrated by Maribel Lechuga (Charlesbridge, 2021)
  18. Someone Builds The Dream by Lisa Wheeler, illustrated by Loren Long (Penguin Random House, 2021)
  19. The Midnight Fair by Gideon Sterer, illustrated by Mariachiaira Di Giorgio (Candlewick Press, 2021)
  20. Wonder Walkers by Micha Archer (Penguin Random House, 2021)

Resources for 2022 list:

2×2 Coloring Boot

2×2 Labels (with parent child activity for each title)

2×2 Activity Card

 

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