Blue Crab Young Reader 2013–2016

•To identify and promote the best fiction and nonfiction books published at the K-2nd grade reading level and at the 2nd-4th grade reading level, both for children reading at grade level and for reluctant older readers.
•To provide teachers, librarians, and caregivers with a resource list of excellent books for beginning readers.
•To encourage publishers, authors, and illustrators to create high quality books for beginning readers.

3, 2, 1, Go!

by Emily Arnold McCully


Bink & Gollie: Best Friends Forever

by Kate DiCamillo / Tony Fucile

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Feathers: Not Just for Flying

by Melissa Stewart / Sarah S. Brannen

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Handle with Care: An Unusual Butterfly Journey

by Loree Griffin Burns / Ellen Harasimowicz

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Odd Duck

by Cecil Castellucci / Sara Varon

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The Three Ninja Pigs

by Corey Rosen Schwartz / Dan Santat

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What Floats in a Moat?

by Lynne Berry / Matthew Cordell

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Woodpecker Wham!

by April Pulley Sayre / Steve Jenkins

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