The librarians at The Robert R. Jones Library are pleased to be able to share their expertise in the form of these thoughtful and timely booklists. These lists will be updated periodically to ensure the recommendations they contain remain current and relevant. New lists will be added as they are created, and others removed after they have served their useful shelf life.
SECOND GRADE BOOKS
BIG NEWS! by Ida Siegal
WNBC reporter Ida Siegal makes her debut as a chapter book author with a hilarious look at one girl's journey into journalism, mystery-solving, and fame -- or at least two out of those three!
LEROY NINKER SADDLES UP by Kate DiCamillo
Forging an instant bond with spaghetti-loving horse Maybelline, horseless cowboy Leroy Ninker inadvertently risks eternal loneliness when he forgets a vital third rule about Maybelline's care.
MY FAMILY ADVENTURE by Jacqueline Jules
In this compilation of four separately published books, Sofia Martinez, her sisters, and her cousins cope with the everyday problems of a happy Hispanic American family.
BACKYARD CAMP-OUT by Jerdine Nolen
Early readers are invited to join twins Jada and Jamal, and their best friends, Carlita and Josh, for a backyard campout on Bradford Street—but first, the search is on for a missing cat!
DORY FANTASMAGORY by Abby Hanlon
Dory, the youngest in her family, is a girl with a very active imagination, and she spends the summer playing with her imaginary friend, pretending to be a dog, battling monsters, and generally driving her family nuts.
THE INNINGS AND OUTS OF BASEBALL!
by Jordan D. Brown
The fascinating science behind baseball is explained in this fact-tastic nonfiction Level 3, Ready-to-Read that includes a special section at the back of the book containing Common Core vetted extras on subjects like anatomy and history, as well as a fun quiz so readers can test themselves to see what they've learned!