Grade 2 - Librarian's Reading Suggestions

Cam Jansen series Adler
Harry’s Helicopter Joan Anderson
Aussie Nibbles series Various authors
Zoom and Re-Zoom Istvan Bangai
Berlioz the Bear Jan Brett
Gorilla Anthony Browne
Annabel the Actress series Ellen Conford
Stellaluna Janell Conrad
The Tub People Pam Conrad
Diary of a Worm Doreen Cronin
Horrible Harry series Suzy Kline
Junie B. Jones series Barbara Park
Puss in Boots Charles Perrault
Rechenka’s Eggs Patricia Polacco
A Bad Case of Stripes David Shannon
Tough Cookie David Wisniewski
Sweet Dream Pie Audrey Wood
Jumanji Chris Van Allsburg
Things That Sometimes Happen Avi
First to Fly Peter Busby
Ramona Quimby, Age 8 Beverly Cleary
Matilda Roald Dahl
Buddha Susan Roth
Young Lancelot Robert D. San Souci
Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughter: An Africa Tale retold by John Steptoe
Rachel Field’s Hitty, Her First Hundred Years Rosemary Wells
Charlotte’s Web E.B. White
The Three Pigs David Wiesner
Little House in the Big Woods Laura Ingalls Wilder
All Those Secrets of the World Jane Yolen
Dragonsong: A Fable for the New Millennium Russell Young

Suggested Authors for 2nd Grade Readers

David Adler
Harry Allard
Deborah and Sal Barracca
Ludwig Bemelmens
Anthony Browne
Eve Bunting
John Burningham
Nancy Carlson
Diane deGroat
Tomie DePaola
Kevin Henkes
Johanna Hurwitz
Steven Kellogg
Suzy Kline
Margaret Mahy
Edward Marshall
Emily Arnold McCully
Susie Morgenstern
Peggy Parrish
Dav Pilkey
Patricia Polacco
Cynthia Rylant
Dr. Seuss
Marjorie Weinman Sharmat
William Steig
James Stevenson

Family Read-Alouds

Jumanji Chris VanAllsburg
Things that Sometimes Happen Avi
First to Fly Peter Busby
Ramona Quimby, Age 8 Beverly Cleary
Matilda Roald Dahl
Buddha Susan Roth
Young Lancelot Robert D. San Souci
Mufaro's Beautiful Daughter retold by John Steptoe
Rachel Field's Hitty, Her First Hundred Years Rosemary Wells
Charlotte's Web E.B. White
The Three Pigs David Wiesner
Little House in the Big Words Laura Ingalls Wilder
All Those Secrets in the World Jane Yolen
Dragonsong Russell Young