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

Collection Development Statement
The 2×2 list is not designed to support any particular curriculum. Librarians are not required or expected to purchase every book on the list. Due to the diversity in age range and topics, librarians should follow their local collection development policies and guidelines when considering which titles to purchase for their library.

List with ISBN numbers

2024 Texas 2×2 List

  • 100 Mighty Dragons All Named Broccoli by David LaRochelle; illustrated by Lian Cho.
  • Beneath by Cori Doerrfeld 
  • Big by Vashti Harrison
  • Boop! by Bea Birdsong; illustrated by Linzie Hunter
  • Butt or Face? By Kari Lavelle
  • Catside Up, Catside Down by Anna Hrachovec
  • Cicada Symphony by Sue Fliess; illustrated by Gareth Lucas
  • Friends Beyond Measure by Lalena Fisher
  • How to Count to One by Caspar Salmon; illustrated by Matt Hunt
  • How to Make a Peanut Butter Sandwich in 17 Easy Steps by Bambi Edlund
  • Jumper: A Day in the Life of a Backyard Jumping Spider by Jessica Lanan
  • Just One Flake by Travis Jonker 
  • Mister Kitty is LOST! by Greg Pizzoli 
  • More than Words by Roz MacLean 
  • Mr. S by Monica Arnaldo
  • No Fair! by Jacob Grant
  • Our Pool by Lucy Ruth Cummins
  • Papá’s Magical Water-Jug Clock by Jesús Trejo; illustrated by Eliza Kinkz
  • Simon and the Better Bone by Corey Tabor
  • Very Good Hats by Emma Straub; illustrated by Blanca Gómez

Resources for 2024 list:

2×2 Coloring Boot

2×2 Activity Cards

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