Are You a Mystery Reader? Pt. 2

Are you a mystery reader for your child's 2nd or 3rd Grade classroom? The staff in the Children's Room have compiled some of our favorites to help you choose the perfect book to read aloud. If you need any more suggestions, please stop by the Children's Room and a librarian can help!






rapunzel.jpgRapunzel and the Seven Dwarfs
by Willy Claflin

Combines and resets the classic tales of Rapunzel and Snow White in the Northern Piney Woods of Alaska, where a prince riding a white moose tries to rescue a long-haired beauty.



miss bridie.jpgMiss Bridie Chose a Shovel
by Leslie Connor

Miss Bridie emigrates to America in 1865, and chooses to bring a shovel, which proves to be a useful tool throughout her life.



A Bad Case of Stipes.jpgA Bad Case of the Stripes
by David Shannon

In order to ensure her popularity, Camilla Cream always does what is expected, until the day arrives when she no longer recognizes herself.



by Chris Van Allsburg

When left on their own for an afternoon, two bored and restless children find more excitement than they bargained for in a mysterious and mystical adventure board game.


the boy from.jpgThe Boy from the Dragon Palace: A Folktale from Japan
by Margaret Read MacDonald

A magical boy grants a poor flower seller's every wish until the greedy and ungrateful man grows tired of the boy's unpleasant behavior and sends him away.


rooster.jpgThe Rooster Prince of Breslov
by Ann Redisch Stampler

In this variation of a Yiddish folktale, a spoiled prince has a fit and assumes the speech and mannerisms of a rooster until he is locked in a room for seven days with a frail, grizzled old man.




It's always great to try something new... like a Picture Book Biography! These titles tell a great story, are interesting and even educational!

reaching for the moon.jpgReaching for the Moon
by Buzz Aldrin

We all have our own dreams. This is the story of how Buzz Aldrin made his dream of walking on the moon come true.




purple mountain.jpgPurple Moutain Majesties
by Barbara Younger

A brief biography of the author and college professor, Katharine Lee Bates, whose travels across the United States inspired her to write the poem which became the song "America the Beautiful."


mighty-jackie.jpgMighty Jackie: The Strike Out Queen
by Marissa Moss

In 1931, seventeen-year-old Jackie Mitchell pitches against Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig in an exhibition game, becoming the first professional female pitcher in baseball history.



balloons over.jpgBalloons Over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy's Parade
by Melissa Sweet

Award-winning artist, Melissa Sweet, tells the story of the puppeteer, Tony Sarg; capturing his genius, his dedication, his zest for play, and long-lasting gift to America - the helium balloons that would become the trademark of Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.