2nd Grade Reading List

Reading Suggestions for 2nd Graders from the Weber County Library

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:

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