2nd Grade Reading List

Reading Suggestions for 2nd Graders from the Weber County Library

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.

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