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2nd Grade Reading Recommendations

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Book Recommendations for Second Graders

Adler, David. A. Get a Hit, Mo! c2016. Mo Jackson is excited for his first baseball game until Coach Marie tells him he is batting last and playing right field again. RDR ADLER, D.
Bell, Cece. Rabbit & Robot and Ribbit. c2016. Can Ribbit and Rabbit find a way to work together to revive Robot when his Emotion Decoder overheats and leaves him out of commission?JUV FIC BELL, C.
Berenstain, Mike. Berenstain Bears Around the World. c2016. The Berenstain Bears travel around the world, from Africa to the Great Wall of China, using their Anywhere-Anyplace Machine. BERENSTAIN, M.
Blabey, Aaron. The Bad Guys in Attack of the Zittens. c2017. It’s a zombie kitten apocalypse and the Bad Guys need to save the world! BLABEY, A.
Boelts, Maribeth. The Fairy Dogmother. c2017. Fairy Godmother teaches young fairies and Ivy the Dog how to become fairy godmothers, but something is missing. RDR BOELTS, M.
Broach, Elise. The Miniature World of Marvin & James. c2014. When his best friend, a boy named James, goes on vacation, Marvin the beetle worries that their friendship may end. JUV FIC BROACH, E.
Burks, James R. Bird & Squirrel on the Edge. c2015. Bird gets a knock on the noggin that results in amnesia, leaving Squirrel to set aside his fears and get them both home in one piece. GRAPHIC BIRD.

Danziger, Paula. Second Grade Rules, Amber Brown. Amber Brown wonders if she’ll ever receive a reward from Deskarina, the desk fairy, for keeping her desk clean. RDR DANZIGER, P.

DiCamillo, Kate. Mercy Watson to the Rescue. C2005. After Mercy the pig snuggles to sleep with the Watsons, all 3 awaken with the bed teetering on the edge of a big hole in the floor. RDR DICAMILLO.K.

Elipoulos, Chris. Cosmic Commandos. c2017. A pair of twin brothers accidently bring their favorite video game to life and must find a way to work together to defeat it. GRAPHIC COSMIC

Elliot, Rebecca. Eva’s Treetop Festival. c2015. Eva discovers it’s a lot of work to plan and run a school festival and that it’s okay to ask friends for help. JUV FIC ELLIOT, R.

Finnegan, Delphine. Magic Carpet Race! c2017. Twin sisters learn lessons about teamwork with their best human friend, Leah, when they participate in a race. RDR Shimmer.

Green, John. Hippopotamister. c2016. The zoo isn’t what it used to be so Hippo and his friend Red Panda set off for the outside world. GRAPHIC HIPPOPOTAMISTER

Griffin, Adele. Agnes and Clarabelle. c2017. Best friends Agnes Pig and Clarabelle Chicken share their favorite activities for each season. FIC GRIFFIN, A.

Gutman, Dan. Talent Show Mix-up. c2016. A.J. has trouble coming up with a talent to put on display in his class’s upcoming talent show. RDR GUTMAN, D.

Hale, Bruce. Clark the Shark Tooth Trouble. c2015. Clark the Shark has a loose tooth and is afraid to go to the dentist. RDR HALE, B.

Holm, Jennifer L. Squish. c2011. Squish, a meek amoeba who loves the comic book hero, Super Amoeba, tries to emulate him when his best friend is threatened by a bully. GRAPHIC SQUISH.
Houran, Lori Haskins. Flat Stanley and the Lost Treasure. c2016. Flat Stanley and Arthur go on a snorkeling trip and make a dazzling discovery. RDR HOURAN, L.
Koontz, Robin Michal. The Case of the Missing Goldfish. c2010.  When Mrs. Bumblebear discovers her son’s goldfish is missing, she calls Furlock and Muttson to the scene to solve the case. RDR KOONTZ, R.
Landry, Leo. Grin and Bear It. c2011. Will stage fright prevent a very funny bear from being a stand-up comedian? JUV FIC LANDRY, L.

Lewman, David. Drop the Beat! c2017. When Biggie thinks DJ Suki has lost her beat, he and Mr. Dinkles decide to find it for her. RDR LEWMAN, D.

Lobel, Arnold. Frog and Toad Together. c1971. Five adventures of two best friends. RDR LOBEL, A.
McDonald, Megan. Stink: The Incredible Shrinking Kid. c2005. The shortest kid in the 2nd grade, James Moody, also known as Stink, learns all about the shortest President of the United States, James Madison. JUV FIC MCDONALD, M.
McMullan, Kate. Fluffy Plants a Jelly Bean. c2003. After Fluffy the guinea pig buries a jelly bean in the  yard, he dreams he is Fluffy Jack in a story about a jelly bean stalk and a giant. RDR MCMULLAN, K.

MIllici, Nate. The Fight in the Forest. c2017. Rey learns that she has the power of the force when she engages in a light saber battle against Kylo Ren in the forest. RDR STAR.

Osborne, Mary Pope. Dinosaurs Before Dark. c1992. 8-year-old Jack and his younger sister Annie find a magic treehouse, which whisks them back to an ancient time zone where they see live dinosaurs. JUV FIC OSBORNE, M.

Pearl, Alexa. Tales of Sasha: A New Friend. c2017. Sasha and her best friend Wyatt have discovered a magical land where other flying horses live. FIC PEARL, A.

Smart, Jamie. Bunny vs. Monkey. c2017. When mean, selfish Monkey is sent into space, his spaceship crash-lands in Bunny's peaceful forest home, and Monkey, believing he is on a new planet, tries to claim it for his own. GRAPHIC BUNNY.

Vernick, Audrey. Second Grade Holdout. c2017. Missing the familiarity of first grade, a boy refuses to start second grade. E VERNICK, A.

Virjan, Emma J. What This Story Needs is a Hush and a Shush. c2016. All Pig wants to do is sleep but the farm animals are keeping her awake. RDR VIRJAN, E.