List of books for 2nd grader

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  1. hp123

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    Hello!

    My daughter is getting ready to start second grade, and I'm wondering if someone could give me a list of books that would be good for her to read this summer.

    We are big on literacy in our home, and read alot. I'm just running out of ideas! :)
     
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    Kind of depends on your child's reading level but here are some books that grade two kids typically enjoy:
    Henry and Mudge series
    Mr Putter and Tabby series
    Amelia Bedelia series
    George and Martha series
    The Littles series
    Frog and Toad series
    Books by Crosby Bonsall
    Flat Stanley series
    Cam Jansen
    Jigsaw Jones
    Junie B Jones
    Weird School series
     
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    Reading level really does matter as I had a girl reading on a 5th grade level and I got her to love Gregor The Overlander series. Here are others I like:

    Chapter books:
    Cam Jansen
    Junie B. Jones
    Horrible Harry
    Miss Daisy is Crazy
    Gooney Bird Greene

    Picture books:
    Alexander and the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day
    Crickwing by Janell Canon
    Stellaluna
    In my mama's kitchen
    A chair for my mother
    Corduroy
     
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    Easy reading: Bunnicula and Friends series

    Medium difficulty: The Magic Finger

    Advanced reading (read with an adult)
    : My Father's Dragon, Moongobble and Me series, A to Z Mysteries
     
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    If you can tell us the types of books she is currently reading at an independent level we can go from there. :)
     
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    My son is going to second. He is reading Chocolate Fever.
     
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    When my daughter was in second she also started reading Magic Tree House. You have to watch them, some of them have an easier reading level than others. She's now headed into 4th and has read almost all of them.

    She also liked...Junie B. Jones, Jigsaw Jones, Nate the Great

    That's all I can think of now...
     
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    The American Girl series is wonderful, of course, all the ones mentioned above.

    Be sure she reads some non-fiction too. There's some great children's biographies, check with booksource.com, type in specifications, and you'll have a great list. Grab, Picasso and the Girl with a Ponytail, Odd Boy Out Young Albert Einstein, Van Gogh and the Sunflowers, mmmm.... can't think of any others right now. I'll check my list later.

    Give her a variety of things to do, buy her a summer journal, let her decorate it and write short summer stories.
     
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    :eek::dizzy:
    The Magic Finger is guided reading level 'N' - this would be a really good reader at the END of grade 2...typically benchmark end of grade 2 is level 'L' or 'M'.

    Bunnicula is level 'Q'- harder than Magic Finger. Don't know if 'Bunnicula and Friends' is an easier version of the Bunnicula books.

    I have 'A to Z' mysteries in the L-M range...
     
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    Did you know that you can find library lists from most larger library systems online? They usually have them by age and genre.
     
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    From the Palm Beach County public library:

    Favorite Books for Grades 1 - 2

    Author Title
    E Arnold, Tedd Green Wilma, Frog in Space
    Calì, Davide I Love Chocolate
    Collins, Ross Dear Vampa
    Conway, David The Great Nursery Rhyme Disaster
    Demas, Corinne Always In Trouble
    Finchler, Judy Congratulations, Miss Malarkey!
    Fucile, Tony Let's Do Nothing!
    Harley, Bill Dirty Joe, the Pirate
    Poydar, Nancy Fish School
    Watt, Mélanie Scaredy Squirrel at Night
    Wolff, Ferida The Story Blanket
    Ziefert, Harriet My Forever Dress
    BR Arnold, Tedd Fly High, Fly Guy!
    Cazet, Denys Minnie and Moo Go to Paris
    Capucilli, Alyssa Biscuit Takes a Walk
    Kido, Yukiko Stop Pop
    Lasky, Kathryn Poodle and Hound
    McClintock, Marshall A Fly Went By
    Parish, Herman Amelia Bedelia, Bookworm
    Rylant, Cynthia Mr. Putter and Tabby Walk the Dog
    Seuss, Dr. Great Day For Up
    Willems, Mo Are You Ready to Play Outside?
     
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    Favorite Books for Grades 3-4


    Author Title
    Adler, David Cam Jansen and the Secret Service Mystery
    Birney, Betty Adventure According to Humphrey
    Byng, Georgia Molly Moon's Incredible Book of Hypnotism
    Collins, Ross Medusa Jones
    Davies, Jacqueline The Lemonade War
    DiCamillo, Kate Mercy Watson: Something Wonky This Way Comes
    DiTerlizzi, Tony The Nixie's Song
    Friedman, Laurie Red, White, & True Blue Mallory
    Gutman, Dan The Homework Machine
    Kessler, Liz Philippa Fisher and the Dream-Maker's Daughter
    Kingfisher, Rupert Madame Pamplemousse and Her Incredible Edibles
    Lubar, David Punished!
    McDonald, Megan Judy Moody & Stink: the Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Treasure Hunt
    Naylor, Phyllis Roxie and the Hooligans
    Osborne, Mary Pope Polar Bears Past Bedtime
    Pearce, Philippa A Finder's Magic
    Pennypacker, Sara Clementine
    Warner, Sally Excellent Emma
    Wight, Eric Frankie Pickle and the Closet of Doom
     
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