2nd Grade Reading List

Reading Suggestions for 2nd Graders from the Weber County Library

Show All


Apple Pie 4th of July
Artist/Author/Cast:
Wong, Janet S.; Chodos-Irvine, Margaret (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JP Wong
Description:

Shocked that her parents are cooking Chinese food to sell in the family store on Fourth of July, a Chinese-American girl tries to tell her mother and father how things really are.

Archaeologists Dig for Clues
Artist/Author/Cast:
Duke, Kate (Author, Illustrator)
Call Number:
J930.1 D8774a
Description:

In this first book about archaeology, learn about what archaeologists do, and why they love it.

Armadilly Chili
Artist/Author/Cast:
Ketteman, Helen; Terry, Will (Illustrator, Translator)
Call Number:
J398.2 K4355a 2004
Description:

In this Texas-style adaptation of a traditional folktale, a tarantula, mockingbird, and horned toad refuse to help an armadillo prepare a batch of chili but nevertheless expect to eat it when it's ready.

Arthur's Loose Tooth
Artist/Author/Cast:
Hoban, Lillian (Author, Illustrator)
Call Number:
JER Hoban
Description:

Arthur wants to be Captain Fearless, the bravest chimp in the world, but he is really scared of one thing: pulling his loose tooth out.

Barnum Brown: Dinosaur Hunter
Artist/Author/Cast:
Sheldon, David (Author, Illustrator)
Call Number:
J92 Brown 2006
Description:

The story of a young boy who wanted to grow up a dinosaur hunter and how he built an amazing dinosaur collection for the American Museum of Natural History

Beautiful Blackbird
Artist/Author/Cast:
Bryan, Ashley (Author, Illustrator)
Call Number:
J398.2096894 B9153b
Description:

In a story of the Ila people, the colorful birds of Africa ask Blackbird, whom they think is the most beautiful of birds, to decorate them with some of his "blackening brew".

Body Actions
Artist/Author/Cast:
Rotner, Shelley (Author, Illustrator, Photographer); White, David A. (Illustrator)
Call Number:
J612 R8465b 2012
Description:
Buffalo Bill and the Pony Express
Artist/Author/Cast:
Coerr, Eleanor; Bolognese, Don (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JER Coerr
Description:
Button Up!: Wrinkled Rhymes
Artist/Author/Cast:
Schertle, Alice; Mathers, Petra (Illustrator)
Call Number:
J811.54 S3262b 2009
Description:

From undies to jammies to a much-loved hand-me-down sweatshirt, the talking clothes in these poems know just who they are and who's wearing them.

Chameleon, Chameleon
Artist/Author/Cast:
Cowley, Joy; Bishop, Nic (Illustrator, Photographer)
Call Number:
J597.956 C8754c 2005
Description:
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
Artist/Author/Cast:
Barrett, Judi; Barrett, Ronald L. (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JP Barrett
Description:

The town of Chewandswallow is an ordinary place, but its weather is very extraordinary!

Cork and Fuzz: Finders Keepers
Artist/Author/Cast:
Chaconas, Dori; McCue, Lisa (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JER Chaconas
Description:
Creature Carnival
Artist/Author/Cast:
Singer, Marilyn; Grimly, Gris (Illustrator)
Call Number:
J811.54 S6175c 2004
Description:

A collection of 26 poems that features some of the creepiest, funniest, most bizarre, and fascinating creatures from myth, legend, and popular culture.

Diary of a Worm
Artist/Author/Cast:
Cronin, Doreen; Bliss, Harry (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JP Cronin
Description:

A young worm discovers, day by day, that there are some very good and some not so good things about being a worm in this great big world.

Flip, Float, Fly: Seeds on the Move
Artist/Author/Cast:
Macken, JoAnn Early; Paparone, Pam (Illustrator)
Call Number:
J581.467 M1552f 2008
Description:

Explains the many ingenious methods that nature uses to spread plant seeds, from hitching a ride on clothing and bobbing along on the water to spinning, soaring, and floating through the air.

Frog and Toad Are Friends
Artist/Author/Cast:
Lobel, Arnold (Author, Illustrator)
Call Number:
JER Lobel
Description:

Meet Frog and Toad, best friends, in five short stories that will be enjoyed by both children and adults.

George Washington's Teeth
Artist/Author/Cast:
Chandra, Deborah; Comora, Madeleine; Cole, Brock (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JP Chandra
Description:

A funny dental history of our first President.

Henry and Mudge and the Forever Sea
Artist/Author/Cast:
Rylant, Cynthia; Stevenson, Suçie (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JER Rylant
Description:

Follows the seaside adventures of Henry, Henry's father, and Henry's big dog Mudge.

Henry and Mudge: The First Book
Artist/Author/Cast:
Rylant, Cynthia; Stevenson, Suçie (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JER Rylant
Description:
Henry's Freedom Box
Artist/Author/Cast:
Levine, Ellen; Nelson, Kadir (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JP Levine
Description:

The story of Henry "Box" Brown, a slave who achieves freedom in an unusual but effective way.

Pages