LYRC 2023-2024 K-2 Grade

Are You a Cheeseburger? By Monica Arnaldo, Monica Arnaldo (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Monica Arnaldo, Monica Arnaldo (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9780063003941
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - June 1st, 2021

A Kids' Indie Next List pick! Laugh-out-loud humor and a tender friendship blossom in author-illustrator Monica Arnaldo’s charming picture book about a lonely raccoon and a glowing seed, and the world’s most important question: Can this seed grow cheeseburgers? 

Grub is a lonely racoon. Rumbling in the trash. Looking for food.


Blue Floats Away By Travis Jonker, Grant Snider (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Travis Jonker, Grant Snider (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781419744235
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Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - March 23rd, 2021

A little iceberg strikes out on a big journey in Blue Float Away, a picture book from writer Travis Jonker and illustrator Grant Snider that explores the wonders of the water cycle.
 
Little Blue lives at the North Pole with his parents until, one day, he floats away and strikes out on his own.


The Capybaras By Alfredo Soderguit, Alfredo Soderguit (Illustrator) Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781771647823
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Published: Greystone Kids - April 13th, 2021

Named a Best Book of the Year by Kirkus and the New York Public Library

"Purely exquisite."--Kirkus (Starred)

For kids ages 4-8, a charming and hilarious tale about capybaras: the beloved animal sensation capturing children's hearts


Chez Bob By Bob Shea Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316483117
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 28th, 2021

“A perfect book.” –Sandra Boynton, bestselling author

From the hilarious author of Who Wet My Pants?, Unicorn Thinks He's Pretty Great, and the Dinosaur Vs.


Doggo and Pupper By Katherine Applegate, Charlie Alder (Illustrator) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781250620972
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - March 23rd, 2021

An old dog has to welcome a new puppy to the household, in this chapter book by #1 New York Times bestselling author Katherine Applegate with a brightly colored palette from Charlie Alder.

Doggo is used to things being a certain way in his family. He likes routine. Cat says he’s become boring. That is, until Pupper shows up!


Eyes That Kiss in the Corners By Joanna Ho, Dung Ho (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Joanna Ho, Dung Ho (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062915627
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Published: HarperCollins - January 5th, 2021

A New York Times Bestseller and #1 Indie Bestseller · A Bank Street Best Children’s Book of the Year · A School Library Journal Best Book of 2021 · Included in NPR’s 2021 Books We Love List · Featured in Forbes, Oprah Daily, The Cut, and Book Riot · Golden Poppy Book Award Winner · Featured in Chicago Public Library’s Best Books of 2021


Hardly Haunted By Jessie Sima, Jessie Sima (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jessie Sima, Jessie Sima (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781534441705
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - July 20th, 2021

From the bestselling creator of Not Quite Narwhal comes a delightfully spooky story about an old house who wants to be a home…even if her new family isn’t what she expected.

House has a problem.

She’s a little spooky. She’s a little cobwebby. Oh, no! What if she’s haunted?

She’s not sure, but…her hinges creak.


Home for a While By Lauren Kerstein, Natalia Moore (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Lauren Kerstein, Natalia Moore (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781433831874
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Published: Magination Press - February 2nd, 2021

"Ultimately, the book is as much a model for foster parents as it is a story to provide validation of foster children's experiences... Gentle and wise--especially as a read for foster parents." --Kirkus Reviews


I Am the Shark By Joan Holub, Laurie Keller (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Joan Holub, Laurie Keller (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780525645283
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Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - May 4th, 2021

What makes the great white shark (one of) the greatest fish in the sea? FIN-d out in this hilarious fish-out-of-water story that's perfect for Shark Week and all year-round!

"Don't miss this one." -School Library Journal, Starred Review
 
Hi! I am Great White Shark, and if you get this book, you'll read all about ME--the greatest shark in the sea!


I Don't Want to Read This Book By Max Greenfield, Mike Lowery (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Max Greenfield, Mike Lowery (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593326060
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - November 9th, 2021

From actor Max Greenfield (from television’s New Girl) comes a hilarious picture book for every child who thinks they don't like to read books (and all the kids—and grownups—who do).


Invasion of the Unicorns By David Biedrzycki, David Biedrzycki (Illustrator) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781623542726
Availability: Backordered
Published: Charlesbridge - October 19th, 2021

He's just a cute little unicorn who wants to take over the world.


Kraken Me Up (I Like to Read Comics) By Jeffrey Ebbeler Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780823452019
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Published: Holiday House - June 21st, 2022

Izzie and her unusual pet make a big splash at the county fair in this punny easy reader comic from a beloved children's book illustrator and comics artist.

Izzie can't wait to debut her pet at the county fair. While the other children have brought pigs or chickens, Izzie brought a...Kraken!


Ruby's Reunion Day Dinner By Angela Dalton, Jestenia Southerland (Illustrator) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780063015746
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Published: HarperCollins - May 18th, 2021

On Here Wee Read's 2021 Ultimate List of Diverse Children's Books! 

Publisher Weekly Starred Review! "Warm digital art by Southerland makes excellent use of light and shadow, and offers a lovely portrait of an expressive family with varying hairstyles and body types. This hopeful, mouthwatering narrative showcases tender family rapport."


Saturday at the Food Pantry By Diane O'Neill, Brizida Magro (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Diane O'Neill, Brizida Magro (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780807572368
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Published: Albert Whitman & Company - September 15th, 2021

Chicago Public Library Best Picture Books of 2021
Parents Magazine October 2021 Book of the Month


A sensitive story about food insecurity.


Someone Builds the Dream By Lisa Wheeler, Loren Long (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Lisa Wheeler, Loren Long (Illustrator)
$20.99
ISBN: 9781984814333
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Published: Rocky Pond Books - March 23rd, 2021

Buildings, bridges, and books don't exist without the workers who are often invisible in the final product, as this joyous and profound picture book reveals from acclaimed author of The Christmas Boot Lisa Wheeler and New York Times bestselling illustrator of Love Loren Long

All across this great big world, jobs are getting done