2nd Grade Reading List

Reading Suggestions for 2nd Graders from the Weber County Library

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Amanda Pig and the Really Hot Day
Artist/Author/Cast:
Van Leeuwen, Jean; Schweninger, Ann (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JER Van Leeuwen
Description:

Amanda Pig tries everything she can think of to keep cool.

Amelia Bedelia
Artist/Author/Cast:
Parish, Peggy; Siebel, Fritz (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JER Parish
Description:

A literal-minded housekeeper causes a ruckus in the household when she attempts to make sense of some instructions.

Armadilly Chili
Artist/Author/Cast:
Ketteman, Helen; Terry, Will (Illustrator, Translator)
Call Number:
J398.2 K4355a 2004
Description:

In this Texas-style adaptation of a traditional folktale, a tarantula, mockingbird, and horned toad refuse to help an armadillo prepare a batch of chili but nevertheless expect to eat it when it's ready.

Arthur's Loose Tooth
Artist/Author/Cast:
Hoban, Lillian (Author, Illustrator)
Call Number:
JER Hoban
Description:

Arthur wants to be Captain Fearless, the bravest chimp in the world, but he is really scared of one thing: pulling his loose tooth out.

Barnum Brown: Dinosaur Hunter
Artist/Author/Cast:
Sheldon, David
Call Number:
J92 Brown
Description:

The story of a young boy who wanted to grow up a dinosaur hunter and how he built an amazing dinosaur collection for the American Museum of Natural History

Beautiful Blackbird
Artist/Author/Cast:
Bryan, Ashley
Call Number:
J398.2096894 B9153b
Description:

In a story of the Ila people, the colorful birds of Africa ask Blackbird, whom they think is the most beautiful of birds, to decorate them with some of his "blackening brew".

The Big Book of Bugs
Artist/Author/Cast:
Zommer, Yuval; Taylor, Barbara; Bug, Yuval Zommer
Call Number:
J595.7 Z8698b
Description:

An insect fact book counsels young enthusiasts on how to become expert "bug spotters" with discussions of major insect groups that detail their behaviors, life cycles, and defense mechanisms.

Body Actions
Artist/Author/Cast:
Rotner, Shelley (Author, Illustrator, Photographer); White, David A. (Illustrator)
Call Number:
J612 R8465b 2012
Description:

Young readers learn about the human body and how the skeletal, muscular, respiratory, and circulatory systems function.

Buffalo Bill and the Pony Express
Artist/Author/Cast:
Coerr, Eleanor; Bolognese, Don (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JER Coerr
Description:

Sixteen-year-old Bill finds adventure when he becomes a rider for the Pony Express (though his letters home never hint at the dangers he encounters).

Button Up!: Wrinkled Rhymes
Artist/Author/Cast:
Schertle, Alice; Mathers, Petra (Illustrator)
Call Number:
J811.54 S3262b 2009
Description:

From undies to jammies to a much-loved hand-me-down sweatshirt, the talking clothes in these poems know just who they are and who's wearing them.

The Cat in the Hat
Artist/Author/Cast:
Seuss, Dr.
Call Number:
JER Seuss
Description:

Two children sitting at home on a rainy day are visited by the Cat in the Hat, who shows them some tricks and games.

Chameleon, Chameleon
Artist/Author/Cast:
Cowley, Joy; Bishop, Nic (Illustrator, Photographer)
Call Number:
J597.956 C8754c 2005
Description:

Up-close photographs and text capture the many moods and colors of chameleons as they hunt for food, search for a new home, brave dangerous strangers, and even make friends.

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
Artist/Author/Cast:
Barrett, Judi; Barrett, Ronald L. (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JP Barrett
Description:

The town of Chewandswallow is an ordinary place, but its weather is very extraordinary!

Cork & Fuzz: Finders Keepers
Artist/Author/Cast:
Chaconas, Dori; McCue, Lisa (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JER Chaconas
Description:

Although Cork the muskrat is short and likes to find things and Fuzz the possum is tall and likes to keep things, the pair remain best friends even after Fuzz finds Cork's lost stone and decides to keep it.

Diary of a Worm
Artist/Author/Cast:
Cronin, Doreen; Bliss, Harry (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JP Cronin
Description:

A young worm discovers, day by day, that there are some very good and some not so good things about being a worm in this great big world.

Don't Throw It to Mo!
Artist/Author/Cast:
Adler, David A.; Ricks, Sam (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JER Adler
Description:

Mo is the youngest kid on the Robins football team. But Mo's coach has a plan up his sleeve to turn Mo's little size into a big win for the Robins

The Drinking Gourd
Artist/Author/Cast:
Monjo, F. N.; Brenner, Fred (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JER Monjo
Description:

When he is sent home alone for misbehaving in church, Tommy discovers that his house is a station on the Underground Railroad.

Flip, Float, Fly: Seeds on the Move
Artist/Author/Cast:
Macken, JoAnn Early; Paparone, Pam (Illustrator)
Call Number:
J581.467 M1552f 2008
Description:

Explains the many ingenious methods that nature uses to spread plant seeds, from hitching a ride on clothing and bobbing along on the water to spinning, soaring, and floating through the air.

Frog and Toad Are Friends
Artist/Author/Cast:
Lobel, Arnold
Call Number:
JER Lobel
Description:

Meet Frog and Toad, best friends, in five short stories that will be enjoyed by both children and adults.

George Washington's Teeth
Artist/Author/Cast:
Chandra, Deborah; Comora, Madeleine; Cole, Brock (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JP Chandra
Description:

A funny dental history of our first President.

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