“The Best Seat in Second Grade”
By: Katharine Kenah
Illustrated by: Abby Carter
Age Level: 6–9
Reading Level: Independent Reader
When not picked as pet helper, second grader Sam decides to take the class hamster on their field trip. Unfortunately, the hamster (named George Washington) gets mixed up with other hamsters at the science museum. Sam ends up saving the day—or at least the hamster. In The Best Seat in Second Grade, children can identify with Sam’s behavior and emotions while enjoying this easy-to-read school story.