2nd Grade Reading List

Reading Suggestions for 2nd Graders from the Weber County Library

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Mrs. Harkness and the Panda
Artist/Author/Cast:
Potter, Alicia; Sweet, Melissa (Illustrator)
Call Number:
J599.789 P8667m 2012
Description:
Museum Trip
Artist/Author/Cast:
Lehman, Barbara
Call Number:
JP Lehman
Description:

A boy imagines himself inside some of the exhibits when he goes on a field trip to a museum.

Pearl and Wagner: One Funny Day
Artist/Author/Cast:
McMullan, Kate; Alley, R. W. (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JER McMullan
Description:

April Fools' Day is not a happy one for Wagner the mouse because his best friend, Pearl the rabbit, and other children and adults at school keep tricking him.

Penny and Her Doll
Call Number:
JER Henkes
Description:

Penny instantly loves the doll her grandmother sends her, but finding the perfect name for her is a challenge.

Princess Sparkle-Heart Gets a Makeover
Artist/Author/Cast:
Schneider, Josh
Call Number:
JP Schneider
Description:
Sam and the Firefly
Artist/Author/Cast:
Eastman, P. D.
Call Number:
JER Eastman
Description:

Sam the owl and Gus the firefly have fun playing together at night until Gus begins to make mischief with his light.

Sam the Minuteman
Artist/Author/Cast:
Benchley, Nathaniel; Lobel, Arnold (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JER Benchley
Description:
Scrambled States of America
Artist/Author/Cast:
Keller, Laurie (Author, Illustrator)
Call Number:
JP Keller
Description:

Packed with madcap humor and whimsical illustrations, this quirky story is chock full of introductory facts and silly antics that make learning geography as fun as taking a vacation.

Sparkle and Spin: A Book About Words
Artist/Author/Cast:
Rand, Ann; Rand, Paul
Call Number:
J428.1 R1862s 2006
Description:
The Spider and the Fly
Artist/Author/Cast:
Howitt, Mary (Based on a poem by); DiTerlizzi, Tony
Call Number:
JP Howitt
Description:

A new, unusual version of the familiar nursery rhyme.

Super Sand Castle Saturday
Artist/Author/Cast:
Murphy, Stuart J.; BookSource Staff (Compiled by)
Call Number:
J530.8 M9785s 1999
Description:

Introduces the concept of nonstandard measurement as three friends compete in a sand castle building contest.

Three Bears in a Boat
Artist/Author/Cast:
Soman, David (Author, Illustrator)
Call Number:
JP Soman
Description:
Three Stories You Can Read to Your Cat
Artist/Author/Cast:
Miller, Sara Swan; Kelley, True (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JER Miller
Description:

A cat hears three stories about a dull rainy day, a yummy bug, and a good day of destruction in the house.

Under the Snow
Call Number:
J591.43 S8514u 2009
Description:

A journey through the fields, forests, ponds and wetlands to see how animals survive in the snowy winter months, and when the sun's rays grow stronger, join all the animals as they get ready for springtime.

What a Day It Was at School!
Artist/Author/Cast:
Prelutsky, Jack; Cushman, Doug (Illustrator)
Call Number:
J811.54 P9245w 2006
Description:

Read some funny poems written by animals about school.

What We Wear: Dressing Up Around the World
Artist/Author/Cast:
Ajmera, Maya; Kinkade, Sheila; Pon, Cynthia
Call Number:
J391 A3125w 2012
Description:

Uses colorful photographs to show the clothing and dress of children from places around the globe, including Peru, Uganda, and Sweden.

Young Cam Jansen and the Library Mystery
Artist/Author/Cast:
Adler, David A.; Natti, Susanna (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JER Adler
Description:

Cam and her friend Eric take a trip to the library to get crime books, but they run into a real-life mystery instead.

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