2nd Grade

Nonfiction

Beeler, Shelby B. Throw Your Tooth on the Roof: Tooth Traditions from Around the World.
Discover what children from other cultures do when they lose their baby teeth. Includes information about tooth function and development.

Picture Books

Allard, Harry. Miss Nelson Is Missing!
When Miss Nelson’s class misbehaves, she disguises herself as Miss Viola Swamp, the meanest teacher ever to visit Room 207.

Barrett, Judith. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.
In the town of Chewandswallow, the weather provides all the food that the townspeople need. However, when the weather takes a turn for the worse, something must be done!

Buehner, Carolyn. Fanny’s Dream.
A hardworking farm girl’s dream of marrying a handsome prince, but alas, she marries poor Heber. Fanny comes to realize that she has indeed found her prince.

Clement, Rod. Grandpa’s Teeth.
Grandpa’s false teeth are stolen, and now he talks like a teakettle. Find out who’s the thief in this humorous tale.

Ernst, Lisa Campbell. Stella Louella’s Runaway Book.
Stella Louella’s lost library book brings the whole town together.

Hoffman, Mary. Amazing Grace.
Grace loves to read and put on plays. When the class puts on the play Peter Pan, Grace, an African American girl, wants to play the part of Peter.

Martin, Bill. Knots on a Counting Rope.
Each time Grandfather tells his blind grandson a story about the boy’s birth and his accomplishments, Grandfather adds a knot on a counting rope. The boy learns to have no fear of the darkness and to see with his heart.

Pinkney, Brian. The Adventures of Sparrowboy.
After a near miss with a sparrow, a paperboy discovers that he can fly like a comic superhero.

Polacco, Patricia. The Keeping Quilt.
Great Grandma Anna makes a quilt to remember her loved ones that she left behind in Russia. The family quilt warms babies and serves as a wedding canopy for five generations.

Rathmann, Peggy. Officer Buckle and Gloria.
No one at school listens to Officer Buckle’s safety speech until Gloria comes to the rescue.

Rosa-Casanova, Sylvia. Mama Provi and the Pot of Rice.
Lucy lives upstairs from her grandmother, Mama Provi. When she has the chicken pox, Mama Provi brings her a pot of rice with a variety of rice dishes from their multicultural neighborhood.

Schertle, Alice. Down the Road.
Hetty goes down the road to deliver eggs; trouble arises when she stops along the way to pick apples.

Scieszka, Jon. The True Story of the Three Little Pigs.
Find out what really happened to the three little pigs in this twisted folktale.

Seuss, Dr. And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street.
Walking home from school becomes quite a fantastic adventure for Marco!

Small, David. Imogene’s Antlers.
Imagine waking up one morning and discovering that you have grown a full set of antlers! This happens to Imogene and she finds that she must readjust her entire life.

Stanley, Diane. Raising Sweetness.
A sequel to Saving Sweetness, Sweetness learns to read and write so that she can request help for the kind sheriff who adopted her and the other orphans.

Wells, Rosemary. Yoko.
Yoko is teased for bringing sushi for lunch until the class celebrates International Food Day.

Juvenile Reader Level 2

Rylant, Cynthia. Henry and Mudge.
Henry lives on a street with no children. Lucky for him, he has a 180-pound dog for a best friend! (Series)

Rylant, Cynthia. Poppleton.
Poppleton is the new pig in town. He makes new friends, visits the library and helps a sick friend. (Series)

 
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