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2nd Grade Summer Reading List

2nd Grade Reading list:



 

Chapter Books

 

 

Eve Bunting:

  • Nasty Stinky Sneakers
  • The Summer of Riley                                           
     
 

 

 

Betsy Duffy:
http://www.betsyduffey.com/BetsyDuffey/About_Me.html

  • Hey New Kid
  • Cody Unplugged
  • Cody's Secret Admirer                       
 




 

Series Books

 

 

Tony Abbott:
www.tonyabbottbooks.com

  • Secrets of Droon (Chapter Book)                         
     
 

 

 

David Adler:
www.davidaadler.com

  • Cam Jansen (Chapter Book)
  • Young Cam Jansen (Chapter Book)
  • Andy Russell  (Chapter Book)                              
 

 

 

Tedd Arnold:
http://www.teddarnoldbooks.com/

  • Huggly (Picture Book)
  • Fly Guy (Early Reader)                                       
 

 

 

Marc Brown:
http://www.marcbrownstudios.com/

  • Arthur (Picture Book)                                     
     
 

 

 

Matt Christopher:
www.mattchristopher.com

  • Peach Street Mudder Stories (Chapter Book)         
     
 

 

 

Joanna Cole:
http://www.scholastic.com/magicschoolbus/
games/home.htm

  • The Magic School Bus (Nonfiction)              
 

 

 

Ellen Conford:

  • Jenny Archer (Chpater Book)                             


     
 

 

 

Debbie Dadey:
www.debbiedadey.com

  • Bailey School Kids (Chapter Book)                      
     
 

 

 

Paula Danziger:

  • Amber Brown (Chapter Book)                             

     
 

 

 

Tomie DePaola:
www.tomie.com

  • Strega Nona (Picture Book)
  • Bill and Pete (Picture Book)                               
 

 

 

Dougal Dixon:
http://www.dougal-dixon.co.uk/

  • Dinosaur Find (Nonfiction)                            
     
 

 

 

Patricia Reilly Giff:
http://www.randomhouse.com/features/patriciareilly
giff/index.htm

  • Kids of the Polk Street Scool (Chapter Book)          
 

 

 

Dan Greenburg:

  • The Zack Files (Chapter Book)                         

     
 

 

 

Johanna Hurwitz:
http://www.johannahurwitz.com/

  • Riverside Kids (Chapter Book)                            
     
 

 

 

James Howe:
www.bcplonline.org/kidspage/kids_howe.html

  • Horace and Morris (Picture Book)
  • Pinky and Rex (Chapter Book)                           
 

 

 

Steven Kellogg:
http://www.stevenkellogg.com/

  • Pinkerton (Picture Book)                                
     
 

 

 

Suzy Kline:
http://www.suzykline.com/

  • Horrible Harry (chapter Book)
  • Mary Marony (Chapter Book)
  • Herbie Jones (Chapter Book)                             
 

 

 

Elizabeth Levy:
http://www.elizabethlevy.com/

  • Invisible Inc. (Chapter Book)                               
     
 

 

 

Arnold Lobel:

  • Frog and Toad (Early Reader)
  • Mouse Soup (Early Reader)
  • Mouse Tales (Early Reader)                               
 

 

 

Lenore Look:

  • Uncle Peter's Amazing Chinese Wedding                
  • Alvin Ho: Allergic to camping…
  • Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls…
 

 

 

James Marshall:

  • Fox and Friends (Early Reader)
  • The Cut Ups (Picture Book)
  • George and Martha (Picture Book)                       
 

 

 

Rupert Matthews:
http://www.rupertmatthews.com/

  • Gone Forever! (Nonfiction)                         
    • Diplodocus
    • Ankylosaurus
    • Apatosaurus
 

 

 

Daisy Meadows:
http://www.rainbowmagiconline.com/uk/books
/index.html

  • Rainbow Magic (Chapter Book)                           
 

 

 

Mary Pope Osborne:
http://www.marypopeosborne.com/

  • Magic Tree House (Chapter Book)                        
     
 

 

 

Peggy Parish:
http://www.kidsreads.com/series/series-amelia-author.asp

  • Amelia Bedelia (Early Reader)                        
 

 

 

Barbara Park:
http://www.randomhouse.com/kids/junieb/

  • Junie B. Jones (Chapter Book)                          
     
 

 

 

Dav Pilkey:
www.pilkey.com

  • Captain Underpants (Chapter Book)
  • Ricky Ricotta (Chapter Book)
  • Dragon (Early Reader)                                       
 

 

 

Ron Roy:
www.ronroy.com

  • A to Z Mysteries (Chapter Book)
  • Capital Mysteries (Chapter Book)                       
 

 

 

Cynthia Rylant:

  • Poppleton and Friends (Early Reader)
  • Mr. Putter and Tabby (Early Reader)
  • Henry and Mudge (Early Reader)                       
 

 

 

Louis Sachar:
http://www.louissachar.com/

  • Wayside School (Chapter Book)
  • Marvin Repost (Chapter Book)                          
 

 

 

Marjorie Sharmat:
http://www.randomhouse.com/kids/natethegreat/

  • Nate the Great (Early Reader)                          
     
 

 

 

Jean Van Leeuwen:
www.jeanvanleeuwen.com

  • Amanda and Oliver Pig (Early Reader)                   
     
 





Picture Books

 

Tedd Arnold:
http://www.teddarnoldbooks.com/                       

  • Parts
  • More Parts
  • Even More Parts
 

 

 

Eve Bunting:

  • Fly Away Home
  • Girls A to Z
  • Twinnies                                                     
 

 

 

Tomie DePaola:
www.tomie.com

  • The Baby Sister
  • The Art Lesson
  • Meet the Barkers                                        
 

 

 

Kevin Henkes:
http://www.kevinhenkes.com/

  • Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse                           
  • Wemberly Worried
  • Owen
 

 

 

Russell Hoban:

  • Bread and Jam for Frances                              
  • A Birthday for Frances
     
 

 

 

Steven Kellogg:
http://www.stevenkellogg.com/

  • The Mysterious Tadpole                               
  • Best Friends
 

 

 

Dav Pilkey:
http://www.pilkey.com/

  • Dog Breath                                               
  • Kat Kong
  • Dogzilla
 

 

 

Patricia Polacco:
http://www.patriciapolacco.com/

  • My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother                
  • Babushka's Doll
  • Appelemando's Dream
 

 

 

Jon Scieszka:
http://www.jsworldwide.com/

  • Cowboy and Octopus
  • The Stinky Cheese Man
  • The True Story of the Three Little Pigs            
 

 

 

William Steig:
www.williamsteig.com

  • Sylvester and the Magic Pebble                       
  • Solomon the Rusty Nail
  • Dr. DeSot
 





Nonfiction Books

 

Thomas Admason:

  • Earth
  • Jupiter
  • Mars                                                       
 

 

 

Nic Bishop:
http://www.nicbishop.com/                                    

  • Frogs
  • Spiders
 

 

 

Christine Butterworth:

  • Sea Horse: The Shyest Fish in the Sea         

     
 

 

 

Floyd Cooper:
http://www.floydcooper.com/

  • Biography
    • Jump!: From the life of Michael Jordan          

 

 

 

 

Lesa Cline-Ransome:
http://www.lesaclineransome.com/

  • Biography
    • Young Pele: Soccer's First Star              
    • Satchel Paige
 

 

 

Steve Jenkins:
http://www.stevejenkinsbooks.com/                     

  • Acutal Size
  • Almost Gone
  • Move
 

 

 

Sandra Markle:
http://www.jamesransome.com/lesa/index.html       

  • How Many Baby Pandas?
     
 

 

 

Meghan McCarty:
http://www.meghan-mccarthy.com/

  • The Story of Charles Atlas, Stong Man          
     
 

 

 

Jacqueline Mitton:

  • Zoo in the Sky                                      
 

 

 

Adam Rex:
http://www.adamrex.com/

  • Poetry
    • Frankenstein makes a sandwich         
    • Frankenstein takes the cake
 

 

 

David Sheldon:
http://www.davidquentinsheldon.com/index.html

  • Biography
    • Barnum Brown: Dinosaur Hunter
    • Into the Deep, The Life of Naturalist and Explorer, William Beebe
 

 

 

Seymour Simon:
http://www.seymoursimon.com/                       

  • Dogs
  • Dolphins
  • Incredible Sharks
 

 

 

Jonah Winter:
http://jonahwinterbooks.com/

  • Biography
    • The Secret World of Hildegard                 
 

 

 

Kay Winters:
http://www.kaywinters.com/

  • Biography
    • Abe Lincoln: The Boy Who Loved Books
    • Roberto Clemente: Pride of the Pittsburg Pirates
 

 

 

Book Hive   
http://www.plcmc.org/bookhive/books/
An award-winning library website offering a good guide to children’s literature and books.

Book Spot
www.bookspot.com/readinglists/
Links to dozens of other sites.

Somerset County Library
www.somerset.lib.nj.us/
Somerset County Library's home page. Click on the map of Bridgewater for directions.

Carol Hurst’s Children’s Literature Site   http://www.booksintheclassroom.com/allreviewed.php
Starred reviewed titles for grades K to 6th+.

Ethan’s Bookshelf   
http://www.ethansbookshelf.com
Offers book reviews, lists and guides for parents in selections of children’s literature for promoting reading as a lifelong habit.

Inkless Tales 
http://www.inklesstales.com
Stories, poems, games, including an animated alphabet and more for Kindergarten and up.

International Digital Children’s Library   http://www.childrenslibrary.org/icdl/SimpleSearchCategory
A great website for ages 3-13, that offers a range of choices of both books and languages

Kids Reads   
http://kidsreads.com/reviews/index.asp
Lists of book reviews from A-Z and more for kids of all ages|

Raritan Public Library
http://www.raritanlibrary.org/history.html
Raritan library home page

Read Kiddo Read
http://www.readkiddoread.com/home
A terrific new website for parents, teachers, librarians and kids to help them find unforgettable titles.

The Reading Corner  
http://www.carr.org/read/index.htm
For grades 2nd-8th, this website offers lists for all categories such as new books, non-fiction and fiction titles, and award-winning books, to name a few.

Reading Rockets  
http://www.readingrockets.org/books/summer
Summer buying guide for children’s books to enjoy.

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