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Second Grade Reading Lists

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Recommended Reading List

The following books were recommended by our local library for a child entering second grade. They organized their books into four categories: beginner, easy juvenile fiction, juvenile fiction and nonfiction. These books are perfect to read during summer break or throughout the school year.

Beginner Books

in alphabetically order

  1. Alien & Possum: Hanging Out
    By: Tony Johnston

    Book Details:
    Possum’s new friend, an alien, is like no other.
    Pages: 48
    ISBN-10: 0689857713
    ISBN-13: 978-0689857713
  2. Good Driving, Amelia Bedelia
    By: Herman Parish

    Book Details:
    Amelia practices driving with Mr. Rogers.
    Pages: 48
    ISBN-10: 0060080922
    ISBN-13: 978-0060080921

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Easy Juvenile Fiction

in alphabetically order

  1. Chicken Joy on Redbean Road: A Bayou Country Romp
    By: Jacqueline Briggs Martin

    Book Details:
    Hen must help her rooster friend.
    Pages: 32
    ISBN-10: 0618507590
  2. Hewitt Anderson’s Great Big Life
    By: Jerdine Nolen

    Book Details:
    A boy and giants can help us all realize an important life lesson – we’re perfect just the way we are.
    Pages: 40
    ISBN-10: 0689868669
    ISBN-13: 978-0689868665

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Juvenile Fiction

in alphabetically order

  1. Dona Flor: A Tall Tale About a Giant Woman with a Great Big Heart
    By: Pat Mora

    Book Details:
    What is the secret behind the great big noise?
    Pages: 40
    ISBN-10: 0375823379
    ISBN-13: 978-0375823374

  2. Mr. Popper’s Penguins
    By: Richard Atwater

    Book Details:
    A house painter receives a very surprising package.
    Pages: 160
    ISBN-10: 0316186465
    ISBN-13: 978-0316186469

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Non Fiction Books

in alphabetically order

  1. Bugs Are Insects
    By: Anne Rockwell

    Book Details:
    Distinguishes between insects, bugs and spiders.
    Pages: 40
    ISBN-10: 0064452034
    ISBN-13: 978-0064452038
  2. Celia Cruz, Queen of Salsa
    By: Veronica Chambers

    Book Details:
    A biographical tribute celebrating a Latina legend.
    Pages: 40
    ISBN-10: 0803729707
    ASIN: B000IU3E32

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Source: Montgomery County Public Libraries, January 2009

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