90 Seconds: Easy Chapter Books for 1st and 2nd Graders

Since we can't have dozens of customers in store as we usually would this time of year, we've come up with other ways to keep our booksellers' recommending skills sharp.  The latest challenge?  The 90 second book list.  Here's how it works.  Each bookseller gets a topic and 90 seconds to find as many books as fit that topic as possible.

Today's challenge for Rachel came from one of our customers!  Phyllis in New York challenged her to create a stack of easy chapter books for first and second graders.  For Rachel, who's the head of our children's department and our children's book selector for Brilliant Books Monthly, this was hardly a challenge.  With only 90 seconds, she'd put together a stack of more than 20 books!

Armadillo and Hare: Tales from the Forest Cover Image
By Jeremy Strong, Rebecca Bagley (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781338540598
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: David Fickling Books - February 4th, 2020

The Littlest Voyageur Cover Image
By Margi Preus, Cheryl Pilgrim (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780823442478
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Margaret Ferguson Books - March 24th, 2020

Dog Man: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #1) Cover Image
By Dav Pilkey, Dav Pilkey (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9780545581608
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Graphix - August 30th, 2016

Monsterstreet #4: Camp of No Return Cover Image
$5.99
ISBN: 9780062869432
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Katherine Tegen Books - July 7th, 2020

Saving the Sun Dragon: A Branches Book (Dragon Masters #2) Cover Image
By Tracey West, Graham Howells (Illustrator), Damien Jones (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780545646253
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scholastic Inc. - November 25th, 2014

Trouble at Table 5 #3: The Firefly Fix (HarperChapters) Cover Image
By Tom Watson, Marta Kissi (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780062953469
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperCollins - August 18th, 2020

Hero Dog!: A Branches Book (Hilde Cracks the Case #1) Cover Image
$4.99
ISBN: 9781338141559
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - September 12th, 2017

What About Worms!? (Elephant & Piggie Like Reading!) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781368045735
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Hyperion Books for Children - May 19th, 2020

Shark and Bot Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780593173350
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - September 1st, 2020

Pea, Bee, & Jay #2: Wannabees Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062981202
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Published: HarperAlley - September 1st, 2020

Penny and Her Sled Cover Image
By Kevin Henkes, Kevin Henkes (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9780062934536
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Published: Greenwillow Books - October 29th, 2019

Doodleville Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781984894717
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - June 9th, 2020

Oakwing: A Fairy's Tale Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9781481481908
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Aladdin - May 15th, 2018

The Best of Iggy Cover Image
By Annie Barrows, Sam Ricks (Illustrator)
$13.99
ISBN: 9781984813305
Availability: Ships from our warehouse today
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - January 21st, 2020

Wayside School Beneath the Cloud of Doom Cover Image
By Louis Sachar, Tim Heitz (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062965387
Availability: Ships from our warehouse today
Published: HarperCollins - March 3rd, 2020

Kitty and the Moonlight Rescue Cover Image
By Paula Harrison, Jenny Lovlie (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780062934710
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Greenwillow Books - September 10th, 2019

The Cardboard Kingdom Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781524719388
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - June 5th, 2018

Bug Boys Cover Image
$13.99
ISBN: 9781984896766
Availability: Ships from our warehouse today
Published: Random House Graphic - February 11th, 2020

The Bad Guys (The Bad Guys #1) Cover Image
By Aaron Blabey, Aaron Blabey (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780545912402
Availability: Ships from our warehouse today
Published: Scholastic Press - December 27th, 2016

Megabat Cover Image
By Anna Humphrey, Kass Reich (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780735266957
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Tundra Books - April 7th, 2020

The Creature of the Pines (The Unicorn Rescue Society #1) Cover Image
By Adam Gidwitz, Hatem Aly (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780735231726
Availability: Ships from our warehouse today
Published: Puffin Books - August 6th, 2019

A True Home (Heartwood Hotel #1) Cover Image
By Kallie George, Stephanie Graegin (Illustrator), Stephanie Graegin (Cover design or artwork by)
$5.99
ISBN: 9781484746387
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - July 3rd, 2017