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2nd Grade


Recommended Book List for Students in Second Grade

Fiction Titles

Bad Case of Stripes  by David Shannon

Bee Bim Bop by Linda Sue Park

Ben's Trumpet Rachel Isadora

Do Not Open this Book Michaela Munteam

The Great Fuzz Frenzy by Janet Stevens

Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Henkes

The Mouse That Snored by Bernard Waber

Ruby the Copycat by Peggy Rathman

Stanley's Party by Linda Bailey

Wanda's First Day by Mark Sperring

The Three Ninja Pigs by Corey Rosen Schwartz

Amelia Bedelia’s First Vote by Herman Parish

Are you my Mother? by P.D. Eastman

Mouse Tales or Owl at Home by Arnold Lobel

Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type by Doreen Cronin

Series Titles

Frog and Toad  by Arnold Lobel

Henry and Mudge by Cynthia Rylant

Minnie & Moo by Denys Cazet

Mr. Putter and Tabby by Cynthia Rylant

Nate the Great by Marjorie Sharmat

Pinky and Rex by James Howe    

Amanda Pig by Jean Van Leeuwen              

Biscuit by Alyssa Capucilli                           

Sheep in a Jeep by Nancy Shaw

Young Cam Jansen by David Adler  

Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish

Froggy  by Jonathan London


Poetry Books

Something Big Has Been Here by Jack Prelutsky

Little Dog Poems by Kristine O’Connell George

Nonfiction Titles


Panda Kindergarten by Joanne Ryder

Dinosaurs Alive and Well by Laurie Krasny Brown and Marc Brown

Little Dog Lost: The True Story by Monica Carnesi

Is a Whale the Biggest Thing There Is? by Robert Wells

I Love Guinea Pigs by King-Smith   

Trucks or Cats or Dogs by Gail Gibbons            

Extreme Readers Series by Katharine Kenah  

National Geographic Weird but True Facts    


Favorite Authors


Tony Abbott

Matt Christopher

Doreen Cronin

Kevin Henkes

Marty Kelley

Cynthia Rylant

Bernard Waber

Rosemary Wells

Judith Viorst

Mo Willems

Marla Frazee

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