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Second Grade Books

2nd Grade Picture Books


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.

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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.


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. 

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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.

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2nd Grade Early Readers
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.

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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. 

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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.

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2nd Grade Chapter Books
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.

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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.

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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.

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2nd Grade Nonfiction
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...

the hippopotamus!

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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.

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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.

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