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PPS Books for Relaxing Reading Grades K-2, Authors A to B

This is the summer reading list for grades K-2 from the Pittsburgh Public Schools.

Print the entire K-2 list.

Cam Jansen and the Triceratops Pops Mystery

Cam Jansen and the Triceratops Pops Mystery

When Cam Jansen and her friend Eric go the music store at the mall for the latest CD by the Triceratops Pops band, Cam uses her photographic memory to foil a crime.

Miss Nelson is Missing! (and other Miss Nelson titles)

Miss Nelson is Missing! (and other Miss Nelson titles)

The kids in Room 207 take advantage of their teacher's good nature until she disappears and they are faced with a vile substitute.

See Me Grow

See Me Grow

Words and pictures show a variety of animals as they grow from birth to adulthood.

 Fly High, Fly Guy! (series)

Fly High, Fly Guy! (series)

When Buzz, his parents, and his pet fly go on a road trip and get lost, Fly Guy comes to the rescue to help them find their way home.

The Princess and the Pizza

The Princess and the Pizza

An out-of-work princess applies to become the bride of Prince Drupert, but first she must pass several tests, including a cooking contest.

The Tale of Tricky Fox: A New England Trickster Tale

The Tale of Tricky Fox: A New England Trickster Tale

Tricky Fox uses his sack to trick everyone he meets into giving him ever more valuable items.

Things That Are Most in the World

Things That Are Most in the World

The reader who wants to know what are the quietest, silliest, smelliest, wiggliest things in the world finds imaginative answers to these and other questions about superlatives.

If You Were Born a Kitten

If You Were Born a Kitten

Simply describes how various baby animals come into the world and what happens when a human baby is born.

The Best Place to Read

The Best Place to Read

A young child with a new book hunts inside and outside the house before finding the right chair for reading.

Freckle Juice

Freckle Juice

Andrew wants freckles so badly that he buys Sharon's freckle recipe for fifty cents.

Gingerbread Friends

Gingerbread Friends

Lonely Gingerbread Baby, having set out to find a friend, enters a bakery where he tries to talk to different cookies and other figures, but winds up leading a crowd back to his house on a chase similar to the one in the familiar tale.

The Mitten: A Ukrainian Folktale

The Mitten: A Ukrainian Folktale

Several animals sleep snugly in Nicki's lost mitten until the bear sneezes.

When Dinosaurs Came with Everything

When Dinosaurs Came with Everything

Although his mother is a little worried, a young boy is delighted to discover that every shop in town is giving away real dinosaurs to their customers.

Flat Stanley

Flat Stanley

A picture book version of the story in which a bulletin board falls on Stanley while he is sleeping, and he finds that being flat has its advantages.

Arthur's New Puppy

Arthur's New Puppy

Arthur's new puppy causes problems when it tears the living room apart, wets on everything, and refuses to wear a leash.

Stone Soup

Stone Soup

When three hungry soldiers come to a town where all the food has been hidden, they set out to make soup of water and stones, and all the town enjoys a feast.

My Dad

My Dad

A child describes the many wonderful things about "my dad," who can jump over the moon, swim like a fish, and be as warm as toast.

Flower Garden

Flower Garden

Helped by her father, a young girl prepares a flower garden as a birthday surprise for her mother.