2nd Grade Reading List

Reading Suggestions for 2nd Graders from the Weber County Library

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Mailing May
Artist/Author/Cast:
Tunnell, Michael O.; Rand, Ted (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JP Tunnell
Description:

May wants to visit her grandmother, but her family can't afford the train ticket.

Minnie and Moo and the Haunted Sweater
Artist/Author/Cast:
Cazet, Denys (Author, Illustrator)
Call Number:
JER Cazet
Description:
More Than Anything Else
Artist/Author/Cast:
Bradby, Marie; Soentpiet, Chris K. (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JP Bradby
Description:
A story about the childhood of Booker T. Washington that celebrates the power of reading.
Mossy
Artist/Author/Cast:
Brett, Jan (Author, Illustrator)
Call Number:
JP Brett
Description:
Mossy, a turtle with a garden growing on her shell, is taken from her home and new friend to become an exhibit in a museum, until the director's niece, Tory, notices how sad Mossy is and helps arrange for her to go home.
Mr. Putter and Tabby Feed the Fish
Artist/Author/Cast:
Rylant, Cynthia
Call Number:
JER Rylant
Description:
Mrs. Harkness and the Panda
Artist/Author/Cast:
Potter, Alicia; Sweet, Melissa (Illustrator)
Call Number:
J599.789 P8667m 2012
Description:
Museum Trip
Artist/Author/Cast:
Lehman, Barbara
Call Number:
JP Lehman
Description:
A boy imagines himself inside some of the exhibits when he goes on a field trip to a museum.
Nate the Great
Artist/Author/Cast:
Sharmat, Marjorie Weinman; Simont, Marc (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JER Sharmat
Description:

Pancake-lover Nate the Great solves the mystery of the missing picture.

Owl at Home
Artist/Author/Cast:
Lobel, Arnold (Author, Illustrator)
Call Number:
JER Lobel
Description:

Owl's adventures include an evening with Winter, tear-water tea, and a conversation with the moon.

Penny and Her Doll
Call Number:
JER Henkes
Description:

Penny instantly loves the doll her grandmother sends her, but finding the perfect name for her is a challenge.

Sam and the Firefly
Artist/Author/Cast:
Eastman, P. D.
Call Number:
JER Eastman
Description:
Sam the owl and Gus the firefly have fun playing together at night until Gus begins to make mischief with his light.
Sam the Minuteman
Artist/Author/Cast:
Benchley, Nathaniel; Lobel, Arnold (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JER Benchley
Description:
The Scrambled States of America
Artist/Author/Cast:
Keller, Laurie
Call Number:
JP Keller
Description:
Scrambled States of America
Artist/Author/Cast:
Keller, Laurie (Author, Illustrator)
Call Number:
JP Keller
Description:
Packed with madcap humor and whimsical illustrations, this quirky story is chock full of introductory facts and silly antics that make learning geography as fun as taking a vacation.
Sparkle and Spin: A Book About Words
Artist/Author/Cast:
Rand, Ann; Rand, Paul
Call Number:
J428.1 R1862s 2006
Description:
The Spider and the Fly
Artist/Author/Cast:
Howitt, Mary (Based on a poem by); DiTerlizzi, Tony
Call Number:
JP Howitt
Description:
A new, unusual version of the familiar nursery rhyme.
Super Sand Castle Saturday
Artist/Author/Cast:
Murphy, Stuart J.; BookSource Staff (Compiled by)
Call Number:
J530.8 M9785s 1999
Description:

Introduces the concept of nonstandard measurement as three friends compete in a sand castle building contest.

Three Bears in a Boat
Artist/Author/Cast:
Soman, David (Author, Illustrator)
Call Number:
JP Soman
Description:
Under the Snow
Call Number:
J591.43 S8514u 2009
Description:

A journey through the fields, forests, ponds and wetlands to see how animals survive in the snowy winter months, and when the sun's rays grow stronger, join all the animals as they get ready for springtime.

What a Day It Was at School!
Artist/Author/Cast:
Prelutsky, Jack; Cushman, Doug (Illustrator)
Call Number:
J811.54 P9245w 2006
Description:
Read some funny poems written by animals about school.

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