The One and Only Stuey Lewis: Stories from Second Grade by Jane Schoenberg, illustrated by Cambria Evans
Stuey Lewis is a boy’s boy. He’s having a hard time learning to read, but would rather have his teeth pulled than admit it. He’s afraid to play soccer because he knows he’ll never be as good as his big brother. His absentee Dad makes phone call visits and Stuey takes them in stride, but he worries about the last day of school because “I’m not so hot with endings.” Boys will discover a kindred spirit in these four funny, fast-paced short stories.