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Old 06-22-2007, 02:11 AM
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Must-have books for 2nd grade

Anyone have a favorite book for 2nd grade? I just want some fresh ideas before I go crazy on barnesandnoble.com (again... )

 
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Old 06-22-2007, 07:09 AM
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Mufaro's beautiful daughters
The paperbag princess
The biscuit series
Ruby the copy cat
Listen Buddy
The Mysterious Tadpole
Lots and lots of nonfiction

Hope that helps a little
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Old 06-22-2007, 07:15 AM
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Picture Books
First Day Jitters
Last Day Blues
Gail Gibbons
Game Day



Chapter Books
Dan Gutman Books (Miss Daisy is Crazy)
Franny K. Stein
Puppy Place
The Magic Tree House
The Boxcar Kids
A to Z Mysteries

These are just a few I can think of...
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Old 06-22-2007, 08:43 AM
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Anyone have a favorite book for 2nd grade? I just want some fresh ideas before I go crazy on barnesandnoble.com (again... )
I so know that going crazy thing. I am no longer in the classroom but can't give up my library and have to stop myself from adding to my collection of books.

My second graders LOVED books by Stephen Manes for read aloud books. They really enjoyed his great sense of humor. Some of the titles are:
  • Be a Perfect Person in Just Three Days!
  • Make Four Million Dollars by Next Thursday
  • Chocolate Covered Ants
  • Boy Who Turned into a TV Set
  • Monstra Vs. Irving
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Old 06-22-2007, 10:30 AM
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Try checking Goodwill for the chapter books. That's where I picked mine up from. Also, check out local book sales by libraries.
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Old 06-22-2007, 01:46 PM
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Thank you!!! I love all the suggestions!!!
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Old 08-12-2007, 08:16 AM
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Junie B. Jones Books... when I student taught the 2nd grade they went CRAZY over these. You should check Scholastic.com because by me they have Warehouse Sales and you can get cheap books.... I always get mine from there.
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Old 08-19-2007, 08:41 AM
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All of Kevin Henkes books as well as Marc Brown's Arthur.
We also read The Drinking Gourd and Josephina's Quilt.
On the first day of school I read Morris the Moose goes to school. I bring gumdrops to correlate with the story.
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Old 08-19-2007, 09:38 AM
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The Secret's of Ms. Snickles Class. I read this book during college in my child's lit. class and I loved it. I LTS in second grade last year and they LOVED it.
Barnes and Noble can be a bit pricey. Do you have a half price books around you? A lot of times they have popular series like Magic Tree House, Junie B, etc for 2.00 a book. Also, don't forget ebay...search for second grade books and there will be some Lots of new books for less than a dollar a book.

I bought a lot of Berenstain Bear books off ebay last spring. My students loved them and they were great for AR/SRI tests. I got about thirty books for thirty dollars (shipping and handling included).

I've also found some great deals at local resale shops. I just take twenty bucks at a time, and I can usually get about forty books. I've been lucky too, only about ten of the books I bought don't have a quiz!

Also, what about the library? My local library will allow you, with a teacher account, to get a class collection of books to be dropped off at your school. They will send you a wide variety of leveled books that you get to keep for a month. Or if you are teaching a special topic, let them know, and they will gladly collect books for you. It's a great way to get cool books for read alouds.
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Old 08-19-2007, 09:41 AM
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Oh, and don't forget fractured fairy tales! Last year we did a whole unit on Cinderella stories and they loved all them!
Bubba the Cowbody Prince
Cinder Edna
Cindy Ellen
Prince Cinders


They are all great!
 

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