2014 Texas 2x2 Reading List

[Printable book list]

The 2x2 reading list is a recommended reading list of 20 titles for children age two to grade two. It is project by librarians from the Children's Round Table of the Texas Library Association.

Mac Barnett / E BARNETT
Count the Monkeys
It's time to count the monkeys! It's fun and easy, so let's turn the page and get started …

Nicholas Blechman / E BLECHMAN
Night Light
What vehicle is behind the die-cut circles? Count the circles, turn the page and see!

Helene Boudreau /E BOUDREAU
I Dare You Not to Yawn
A little boy shares his advice in this cautionary tale about sneaky yawns and their consequences.

Jason Carter Eaton / E EATON
How to Train a Train
So, you don't want a dog or cat, but what you really want is a pet train? This guidebook shares all the information you will need to prepare for your mechanical friend.

Thyra Heder / E HEDER
Little T is afraid of going to the zoo, so her family imaginatively creates all the scary animals she may see. She's soon ready for the trip, but then her family encounters a creature more frightening than any zoo animal.

Eric Kimmel / E KIMMEL
Little Red Hot
Once upon a time there was a Texas gal named Little Red Hot who loved to eat chili peppers for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Her favorite spicy treat is hot pepper pie: delicious and just the answer for getting rid of the cold germs that have her grandmother feeling under the weather.

Philippa Leathers / E LEATHERS
The Black Rabbit
Rabbit tries to run and hide, but the mysterious rabbit is always there. Why won't he go away?

Mark Lee / E LEE
20 Big Trucks In The Middle of the Street
An ice cream truck breaks down in the middle of the street and a traffic jam of epic proportions ensues. A mail truck, a crane truck and more fill the street. How will all of the trucks make their deliveries on time?

Christie Matheson / E MATHESON
Tap the Magic Tree
Touch and tap the magic tree and go through the four seasons in this highly interactive book.

Denise Mortensen / E MORTENSEN
Bug Patrol
There are problems in Bug City, and Bug Patrol is coming to the rescue.

Alison Murray / E MURRAY
Little Mouse
Mommy says I'm her little mouse, but I can be so many other animals as well. Let me show you how.

Greg Pizzoli / E PIZZOLI
The Watermelon Seed
Crocodile accidentally swallows a watermelon seed! Will a watermelon grow in his stomach?

John Rocco / E ROCCO
Super Hair-O and the Barber of Doom
All superheroes get their powers from somewhere. The more Super Hair-O's hair grows the more awesome his superpowers become, until he is taken to the villain's lair, and his superpowers are at risk of disappearing.

Tammi Sauer / E SAUER
Nugget & Fang: Friends Forever — or Snack Time?
In the deep, deep ocean lived two best friends. Nugget and Fang did everything together, and life was perfect until Nugget went to school and learned that sharks and fish can't be friends.

George Shannon / E SHANNON
Turkey Tot
Turkey Tot wants blackberries but they're out of reach. What inventive idea will he come up with to get the berries, despite his nay-saying friends?

David Slonim / E SLONIM
Patch is a good dog, most of the time. No matter what he does, however, he's always loveable.

Roseanne Greenfield Thong / E THONG
Round is a Tortilla: A Book of Shapes
Our world is full of shapes. Find circles, squares, rectangles and other shapes in this book and then look in your own neighborhood.

Hope Vestergaard / J 811.6 VESTERGA
Digger Dozer Dumper
Big trucks have big fun doing their jobs, but all have different personalities. Which truck would you like to be?

Jessica Young / E YOUNG
My Blue Is Happy
My friend says pink is pretty like a ballerina's tutu, but I think pink is annoying—like an itchy bug bite. What colors make you happy?