2nd Grade Reading List

Reading Suggestions for 2nd Graders from the Weber County Library

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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.

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:
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.

The Cat in the Hat
Artist/Author/Cast:
Seuss, Dr. (Author, Illustrator)
Call Number:
JER Seuss
Description:

Two children sitting at home on a rainy day are visited by the Cat in the Hat, who shows them some tricks and games.

The Drinking Gourd
Artist/Author/Cast:
Monjo, F. N.; Brenner, Fred (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JER Monjo
Description:

When he is sent home alone for misbehaving in church, Tommy discovers that his house is a station on the Underground Railroad.

The Great Horse-less Carriage Race
Artist/Author/Cast:
Dooling, Michael (Author, Illustrator)
Call Number:
J796.7209 D6915g
Description:

On a wintry morning in 1895, six men were ready to prove to America that the country was ready for a new mode of transportation -- something faster and more efficient than a horse and carriage.

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.

The Little Brute Family
Artist/Author/Cast:
Hoban, Russell; Hoban, Lillian (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JER Hoban
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.

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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