Second Grade Books
2nd Grade Picture Books
Journey By Aaron Becker
What would you draw if everything
you drew became real?
Snip Snap! What's That? By Mara Bergman
Will the children overcome their fear
to stop the advancing alligator?
Guji Guji By Chih-Yuan Chen
An un-ducklike egg rolls into Mother Duck’s nest,
but she loves her odd duck no matter what.
Diary of a Spider By Doreen Cronin
He goes to school like you, but also
spins sticky webs and scales walls.
The Fun Book of Scary Stuff By Emily Jenkins
From monsters to sharks, facing your
fears may be easier than you think.
Ragweed's Farm Dog Handbook By Anne Vittur Kennedy
It’s a tough job being a farm dog, but Ragweed’s
handbook will tell you all you need to know.
Argus By Michelle Knudsen
Sally's egg is different from her classmates’
and doesn’t look like a chick once it hatches.
I Want to Eat Your Books By Karin Lefranc
There’s a zombie at the desk next to yours, but
no worries, he’d rather eat books than brains.
Grandma in Blue with Red Hat By Scott Menchin
Works of art in museums are one
of a kind, but so are grandmas.
How To Read a Story By Kate Messner
There's more to it than meets the eye.
I Don't Want to Be a Frog By Dev Petty
Frog doesn't want to be a frog until he
meets a wolf and decides it's not bad.
Chee-Kee: A Panda in Bearland By Sujean Rim
Chee-Kee Loo feels out of place when he moves to Bearland with his family. Adorable conversation starter about fitting in and the immigrant experience.
Battle Bunny By Jon Scieszka
How do you make a cutesy book about a bunny
awesome? Add rockets and bombs, of course!
The Stinky Cheese Man and Other By Jon Scieszka
Super silly tales from The Really Ugly Duckling
to Little Red Riding Running Shorts and more.
What I Learned in Second Grade By Amy Schwartz
These are the things Andrew learned
in second grade, but what will you learn?
Sylvester and the Magic Pebble By William Steig
Sylvester finds a wish granting pebble,
but makes an unexpected wish.
2nd Grade Early Readers
Bones and the Big Yellow Mystery By David A. Adler
Detective Bones is on the case, but will he
have what it takes to find the lost school bus?
Little Rat Rides By Monika Bang-Campbell
Little rat is determined to ride a horse,
but no one told her they were so big.
Minnie and Moo Go To Paris By Denys Cazet
Two friends try traveling to Paris by bus.
Inspector Hopper By Doug Cushman
This tiny sleuth and his partner,
McBugg, can crack any case.
The Big Fat Cow That Goes Kapow By Andy Griffiths
Ten short stories filled with rhyming fun and
a big fat cow that goes 5, 4, 3, 2, 1…KAPOW!
Clark the Shark: Tooth Trouble By Bruce Hale
Clark is nervous about visiting the
dentist to deal with his loose tooth.
Frog and Toad Are Friends By Arnold Lobel
From finding lost buttons to going swimming,
Frog and Toad are always there for each other.
Katie Woo Tries Something New By Fran Manushkin
From Super Scouts to making new friends, Katie
Woo is always willing to try something new.
Pearl and Wagner: One Funny By Kate McMullan
Wagner is tired of being fooled by pranks
and decides to have the last laugh.
2nd Grade Chapter Books
Ivy & Bean By Annie Barrows
From the moment they met, Ivy and Bean
didn't like each other, but that might change.
The Stories Julian Tells By Ann Cameron
Julian is a great storyteller, but some
stories get him into trouble.
The Chicken Detectives By Doreen Cronin
These rag tag barnyard detectives won’t
be swayed from solving crimes, even if
aliens are involved.
Get Ready For Second Grade, Amber Brown By Paula Danziger
Amber is ready for whatever second grade
throws at her, or so she thinks.
Pee Wees On First By Judy Denton
The Pee Wees try for a baseball badge.
Bink and Gollie By Kate DiCamillo & Allison McGhee
Lace up your roller skates for the fun
filled adventures of two adorable friends.
Mercy Watson Goes For a Drive By Kate DiCamillo
Mercy loves convertible rides, but
will she get the chance to drive?
My Father's Dragon By Ruth Stiles Gannett
Elmer Elevator attempts to rescue
a baby dragon on Wild Island.
Miss Daisy Is Crazy By Dan Gutman
Miss Daisy and Principal Lutz take A.J.’s idea
to turn the school into a video-game arcade
The Princess in Black By Shannon & Dean Hale
Princess Magnolia has a secret, she’s the
monster fighting Princess in Black!
Dory Fantasmagory By Abby Hanlon
Join Dory and her imaginary friend Mary on their
many adventures, but beware the evil Mrs. Gobble Grackle.
Captain Awesome to the Rescue By Stan Kirby
Bad guys beware, Eugene McGillicudy
is the most awesome superhero ever.
Horrible Harry In Room 2B By Suzy Kline
Being Harry’s best friend isn’t
always easy, but it sure is fun.
Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls By Lenore Look
At home he’s the loud superhero Firecracker Man,
but at school he never, ever, says a word.
Kiki, My Stylish Life By Kyla May
Fans of Fancy Nancy and Owl Diaries will like Kiki, who loves creating outfits and collecting fun facts.
Dinosaurs Before Dark By Mary Pope Osborne
What’s more exciting than a tree house filled
with books? A magic time traveling tree house!
Nuts To You By Lynne Rae Perkins
Two squirrels go far to save a friend
who has been snatched by a hawk.
Gone Fishing: A Novel in Verse By Tamera Will Wissinger
Sam loves fishing with his dad, but when his little sister horns in on their fishing trip, he's not too happy about it.
2nd Grade Nonfiction
Fly Guy Presents: Snakes 597.96 Arnold
Fly Guy and Buzz take a field trip to
the zoo to learn all about snakes.
Hippos Are Huge! 599.635 London
Move over lions and crocodiles, the
deadliest animal in Africa is...
Tuesday Tucks Me In 362.4 Montalvan
Learn about a day in the life of Tuesday the
service dog and his army veteran owner.
Dinosaur Days 567.9 Milton
Well-known and lesser-known dinosaurs
are introduced, plus a pronunciation guide.
Moto and Me: My Year as a Wildcat's Foster Mom 599.75 Eszterhas
After being separated from his mother during a savanna fire in Kenya, a two-week-old several cat named Moto is cared for by a wildlife photographer and taught skills necessary to survive on his own.
The House That Jane Built 921 Addams
A story about Jane Addams, the first American
woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize.
George Washington's Teeth 973.4 Chandra
Learn about Washington’s dental deficiencies.