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Texas 2 x 2 Consideration List 2018

The 2X2 Committee’s charge is to produce a list of 20 recommended books for children, age two to grade two. The 2X2 Reading List is a project of the Children’s Round Table, a unit of the Texas Library Association. The purpose of the Children's Round Table (CRT) is to promote and improve library service to children and young people, to stimulate interest in the literature for this age group and to cooperate in the promotion of general and joint enterprises with the Texas Library Association.

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      The Wolf, the Duck & the Mouse

      by Mac Barnett

      Feb 2018

      Easy Reading

      With a nod and wink to readers, this untraditional fable is about a mouse and a duck who get swallowed by a wolf.


      by Jon Burgerman

      Oct 2017

      Pre-Kindergarten Plus

      See what happens when flipping the page of this gleeful picture book gets you—SPLAT!—a pie in the face, followed by—SQUISH!—an insect sandwich, and—SPLASH!—a deluge of water balloons. Full-color illustrations.

      The Only Fish in the Sea

      by Philip C. Stead

      Oct 2017

      Primary Plus

      Sadie is building an elaborate and foolproof plan to save a poor discarded goldfish. Full-color illustrations were created with pen and ink and watercolor.

      Renato and the Lion

      by Barbara DiLorenzo

      Sep 2017

      Primary Plus

      This is the touching, magical story of a boy in a war-torn country and the stone lion that rescues him. Author's note. Full-color illustrations.

      Fergus and Zeke

      by Kate Messner

      Sep 2017

      Easy Reading

      Meet Fergus and Zeke—a lovable classroom mouse and his streetwise buddy—in a brand-new series perfect for early readers. Full-color digital illustrations.

      Princess Cora and the Crocodile

      by Laura Amy Schlitz

      Jul 2017

      Independent Readers

      A Newbery Medalist and a Caldecott Medalist join forces to give an overscheduled princess a day off—and a deliciously wicked crocodile a day on. Full-color illustrations done in ink, watercolor, and gouache.

      Town Is by the Sea

      by Joanne Schwartz

      Jul 2017

      Easy Reading Plus

      Stunning illustrations show the striking contrast between a sparkling seaside day and the darkness underground where the miners dig. Author's note. Full-color illustrations.

      Laundry Day

      by Jessixa Bagley

      May 2017

      Kindergarten Plus

      In this spirited picture book, Tic and Tac, two adorable badgers, get a little carried away while helping their mom with the laundry. Full-color illustrations done in pen and watercolor.
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