Great Reads for 2nd Graders

Children in 2nd grade can read books with words that are familiar to new readers. There should be a limited number of words on the page. The pictures should give clues as to what is happening in the story. Beginning Readers are best for this age group. Children in 2nd grade still enjoy picture books being read to them as well.

Readers
Picture books
Intermediate fiction
Magazines

Readers

Cazet, Denys. Minnie and Moo Go To The Moon and others.
J Easy Reader CAZ
Green Light Reader, Level 2 (series).
J Easy Reader
Hoban, Russell. A Bargain for Frances and others.
J Easy Reader HOB
Hoff, Syd. Danny and the Dinosaur and Sammy the Seal.
J Easy Reader HOF
I Can Read Book (series).
J Easy Reader
Kessler, Leonard. Kick, Pass, and Run and others.
J Easy Reader KES
Lobel, Arnold. Frog and Toad and others.
J Easy Reader LOB
Marshall, Edward. Fox at School and others.
J Easy Reader MAR
McKay, Sindy. We Both Read, Level 2.
J Easy Reader MCK
Minarik, Else Holmelund. Little Bear Series.
J Easy Reader MIN
Real Kids Readers, Level 2 (series).
J Easy Reader
Rylant, Cynthia. Henry and Mudge books, Mr. Putter and Tabby Feed the Fish, Poppleton Has Fun and others.
J Easy Reader RYL
Sharmat, Marjorie Weinman. Nate the Great.
J Easy Reader SHA
Van Leeuwen, Jean. Amanda Pig On Her Own.
J Easy Reader VAN
Viking Easy-To-Read, Level 2 (series).
J Easy Reader

Picture Books

Carle, Eric. The Very Hungry Caterpillar and The Very Quiet Cricket.
JX Picture Book CAR
Inkpen, Mick. Kipper and others.
JX Picture Book INK
Martin, Bill. Chicka Chicka Boom Boom.
JX Picture Book MAR
Murphy, Stuart J. Mathstart (series).
JX Picture Book MUR
Wells, Rosemary. Max Cleans Up and others.
JX Picture Book WEL

Intermediate Fiction

Howe, James. Pinky and Rex and others.
JM Intermediate Fiction HOW
Kline, Suzy. Horrible Harry Goes to the Moon, Song Lee in Room 2B, Mary Marony, Mummy Girl and others.
JM Intermediate Fiction KLI
Silverstein, Shel. The Missing Piece.
JM Intermediate Fiction SIL

Magazines

Boys’ Quest
Chickadee
Children’s Playmate
Highlights for Children
Hopscotch for Girls
Humpty Dumpty’s Magazine
Plays
Ranger Rick
Spider: the Magazine for Children
Stone Soup
Your Big Backyard