2nd Grade Reading List

Reading Suggestions for 2nd Graders from the Weber County Library

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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 (Author, Illustrator)
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.

Good Night, Good Knight
Artist/Author/Cast:
Thomas, Shelley Moore; Plecas, Jennifer (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JER Thomas
Description:

A Good Knight helps three little dragons who are having trouble getting to sleep.

Grand Canyon
Artist/Author/Cast:
Chin, Jason
Call Number:
J557.9132 C53922g
Description:
The Great Horse-less Carriage Race
Artist/Author/Cast:
Dooling, Michael (Author, Illustrator)
Call Number:
J796.7209 D6915g
Description:
On a wintry morning in 1895, six men were ready to prove to America that the country was ready for a new mode of transportation -- something faster and more efficient than a horse and carriage.
Henry and Mudge and the Forever Sea
Artist/Author/Cast:
Rylant, Cynthia; Stevenson, Suçie (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JER Rylant
Description:
Follows the seaside adventures of Henry, Henry's father, and Henry's big dog Mudge.
Henry and Mudge: The First Book
Artist/Author/Cast:
Rylant, Cynthia; Stevenson, Suçie (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JER Rylant
Description:
Henry's Freedom Box
Artist/Author/Cast:
Levine, Ellen; Nelson, Kadir (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JP Levine
Description:

The story of Henry "Box" Brown, a slave who achieves freedom in an unusual but effective way.

Hey, Al
Artist/Author/Cast:
Yorinks, Arthur; Egielski, Richard (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JP Yorinks
Description:
A city janitor and his treasured dog have a wacky, colorful adventure.
How Much is a Million?
Artist/Author/Cast:
Schwartz, David M.; Kellogg, Steven (Illustrator)
Call Number:
J513.2 S3996
Description:
I Pledge Allegiance
Artist/Author/Cast:
Martin Jr., Bill; Sampson, Michael R.; Raschka, Chris (Illustrator)
Call Number:
J323.65 B4358i
Description:
With simple, straightforward language and quirky illustrations, a team of children's book creators takes a look at each word of the Pledge of Allegiance and explains what it means.
If You Decide to Go to the Moon
Artist/Author/Cast:
McNulty, Faith; Kellogg, Steven (Illustrator)
Call Number:
J629.454 M1695i 2005
Description:
"If you decide to go to the moon," writes Faith McNulty, "read this book first. It will tell you how to get there and what to do after you land. The most important part tells you how to get home."
In a Dark, Dark Room
Artist/Author/Cast:
Schwartz, Alvin; Zimmer, Dirk (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JER Schwartz
Description:
The Josefina Story Quilt
Artist/Author/Cast:
Coerr, Eleanor; Degen, Bruce
Call Number:
JER Coerr
Description:

While traveling west with her family in 1850, a young girl makes a patchwork quilt chronicling the experiences of the journey and reserves a special patch for her pet hen Josefina.

Julius
Artist/Author/Cast:
Hoff, Syd (Author, Illustrator)
Call Number:
JER Hoff
Description:

Julius, an African gorilla, finds a home in an American circus. One day he inadvertently frightens away his audience, and goes in search of them.

Just a Minute: A Trickster Tale and Counting Book
Artist/Author/Cast:
Morales, Yuyi
Call Number:
J398.20972 M8288j 2003
Description:

Senor Calavera arrives to take Grandma Beetle to the next life, but Grandma isn't ready to go.

Ling and Ting Share a Birthday
Artist/Author/Cast:
Lin, Grace
Call Number:
JER Lin
Description:
Little Bear
Artist/Author/Cast:
Sendak, Maurice (Illustrator); Minarik, Else Holmelund
Call Number:
JER Minarik
Description:

Little Bear has a big imagination and some funny adventures.

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