2nd Grade Reading List

Reading Suggestions for 2nd Graders from the Weber County Library

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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.

Hey, Al
Artist/Author/Cast:
Yorinks, Arthur; Egielski, Richard (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JP Yorinks
Description:

A city janitor and his treasured dog have a wacky, colorful adventure.

How Much is a Million?
Artist/Author/Cast:
Schwartz, David M.; Kellogg, Steven (Illustrator)
Call Number:
J513.2 S3996
Description:
How to Train a Train
Artist/Author/Cast:
Eaton, Jason Carter; Rocco, John (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JP Eaton
Description:
I Pledge Allegiance
Artist/Author/Cast:
Martin Jr., Bill; Sampson, Michael R.; Raschka, Chris (Illustrator)
Call Number:
J323.65 B4358i
Description:

With simple, straightforward language and quirky illustrations, a team of children's book creators takes a look at each word of the Pledge of Allegiance and explains what it means.

If You Decide to Go to the Moon
Artist/Author/Cast:
McNulty, Faith; Kellogg, Steven (Illustrator)
Call Number:
J629.454 M1695i 2005
Description:

"If you decide to go to the moon," writes Faith McNulty, "read this book first. It will tell you how to get there and what to do after you land. The most important part tells you how to get home."

In a Dark, Dark Room
Artist/Author/Cast:
Schwartz, Alvin; Zimmer, Dirk (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JER Schwartz
Description:
The Josefina Story Quilt
Artist/Author/Cast:
Coerr, Eleanor; Degen, Bruce
Call Number:
JER Coerr
Description:

While traveling west with her family in 1850, a young girl makes a patchwork quilt chronicling the experiences of the journey and reserves a special patch for her pet hen Josefina.

Just a Minute: A Trickster Tale and Counting Book
Artist/Author/Cast:
Morales, Yuyi
Call Number:
J398.20972 M8288j 2003
Description:

Senor Calavera arrives to take Grandma Beetle to the next life, but Grandma isn't ready to go.

Ling and Ting Share a Birthday
Artist/Author/Cast:
Lin, Grace
Call Number:
JER Lin
Description:
The Little Brute Family
Artist/Author/Cast:
Hoban, Russell; Hoban, Lillian (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JER Hoban
Description:
Mailing May
Artist/Author/Cast:
Tunnell, Michael O.; Rand, Ted (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JP Tunnell
Description:

May wants to visit her grandmother, but her family can't afford the train ticket.

Mammoths on the Move
Artist/Author/Cast:
Wheeler, Lisa; Cyrus, Kurt (Illustrator)
Call Number:
J569.67 W5637m 2006
Description:

Join a pack of woolly mammoths as they trek south for the winter, braving fierce storms, deadly predators, and raging rivers.

Minnie and Moo and the Haunted Sweater
Artist/Author/Cast:
Cazet, Denys (Author, Illustrator)
Call Number:
JER Cazet
Description:
Moonday
Artist/Author/Cast:
Rex, Adam (Author, Illustrator)
Call Number:
JP Rex
Description:
More Than Anything Else
Artist/Author/Cast:
Bradby, Marie; Soentpiet, Chris K. (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JP Bradby
Description:

A story about the childhood of Booker T. Washington that celebrates the power of reading.

Mossy
Artist/Author/Cast:
Brett, Jan (Author, Illustrator)
Call Number:
JP Brett
Description:

Mossy, a turtle with a garden growing on her shell, is taken from her home and new friend to become an exhibit in a museum, until the director's niece, Tory, notices how sad Mossy is and helps arrange for her to go home.

Mouse Tales
Artist/Author/Cast:
Lobel, Arnold (Author, Illustrator)
Call Number:
JER Lobel
Description:

Papa Mouse tells seven bedtime stories, one for each of his little mice.

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