Current 2x2 Reading List

The 2X2 Reading List is a project of the Children’s Round Table, a unit of the Texas Library Association.

Texas Library Association sponsors the 2X2 Reading List solely to encourage free voluntary reading.

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Presenting the 2018 2x2 Reading List:

  • After the Fall: How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again by Dan Santat (Roaring Brook Press, Macmillan)
  • The Bad Seed by Jory John, illus. by Pete Oswald (HarperCollins)
  • ** Can I Join Your Club? by John Kelly, illus. by Steph Laberis (Kane Miller)
  • Egg by Kevin Henkes (Greenwillow Books, HarperCollins)
  • Frank the Seven-Legged Spider by Michaele Razi (Little Bigfoot, Sasquatch Books)
  • Giant Pants by Mark Fearing (Candlewick)
  • Hector the Collector by Emily Beeny, illus. by Stephanie Graegin (Roaring Brook Press, Macmillan)
  • I Am Not a Chair! by Ross Burach (HarperCollins)
  • La Princesa and the Pea by Susan Middleton Elya, illus. by Juana Martinez-Neal (G.P. Putnam’s Sons, Penguin Random House)
  • The Lumberjack’s Beard by Duncan Beedie (Templar Books, Candlewick)
  • My Journey to the Stars by Scott Kelly, illus. by André Ceolin (Crown Books, Penguin Random House)
  • Niko Draws a Feeling by Bob Raczka, illus. by Simone Shin (Carolrhoda, Lerner)
  • A Perfect Day by Lane Smith (Roaring Brook Press, Macmillan)
  • Quiet! by Kate Alizadeh (Child’s Play Inc.)
  • There’s a Pest in the Garden! by Jan Thomas (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
  • Triangle by Mac Barnett, illus. by Jon Klassen (Candlewick)
  • What Will Grow? by Jennifer Ward, illus. by Susie Ghahremani (Bloomsbury)
  • When’s My Birthday? by Julie Fogliano, illus. by Christian Robinson (Roaring Brook Press, Macmillan)
  • Who Am I?: An Animal Guessing Game by Robin Page and Steve Jenkins, illus. by Steve Jenkins (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
  • Who Wants to Be a Princess?: What It Was Really Like to Be a Medieval Princess by Bridget Heos, illus. by Migy (Henry Holt and Company, Macmillan)

** Indicates that title is not available through traditional book distributors or wholesalers (Baker & Taylor, Ingram, IPG, Mackin, Perma-Bound, etc.)

The 2x2 reading list is one of several developed by the TLA for readers of all ages. For more information about these lists, including book titles, visit:     

Created on Mar 26, 2010 | Last updated January 26, 2018