Here is the 2nd grade reading list. I’ve added a printable as well.
llustrated by the beloved creator of Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel, The Little House, and Katy and the Big Snow, here is a delightful version of the tale that boys and girls have loved for centuries. The Emperor himself, his court, and his clothes—or lack of them—are ridiculous as only the master storyteller Hans Christian Andersen can make them. Fifty-five years ago, Virginia Lee Burton added to this tale of fun her own irrepressible humor in pictures and design. This brilliant new edition features Burton’s original illustrations photographed anew, freshly exhibiting her lively concoction of remarkable spirit and beauty.
When the ever-curious Ralph spots Keith’s red toy motorcycle, he vows to ride it. So when Keith leaves the bike unattended in his room one day, Ralph makes his move. But with all this freedom (and speed!) come a lot of obstacles. Whether dodging a rowdy terrier or keeping his nosy cousins away from his new wheels, Ralph has a lot going on! And with a pal like Keith always looking out for him, there’s nothing this little mouse can’t handle.
Good ol’ Ribsy’s ever-curious mind has always gotten him into trouble, but this time he may have gone too far. After a comical turn of events, Ribsy finds himself in the wrong station wagon with the wrong children.
Ribsy will do anything to find Henry, but there’s plenty of excitement to be had along the way—and scoring a touchdown for a local high school team is only part of the fun!
For kids looking for a fast, funny dog story, Ribsy is a winner. This timeless favorite works well for independent reading.
Here is one of the most beloved children’s stories, with the original illustrations from 1922—the ideal gift for baby showers, birthdays, weddings, and holidays throughout the year.
At first a brand-new toy, now a threadbare and discarded nursery relic, the velveteen rabbit is saved from peril by a magic fairy who whisks him away to the idyllic world of Rabbitland. There, he becomes “Real,” a cherished childhood companion who will be loved for eternity.
Knocked from her mother’s safe embrace by an attacking owl, Stellaluna lands headfirst in a bird’s nest. This adorable baby fruit bat’s world is literally turned upside down when she is adopted by the occupants of the nest and adapts to their peculiar bird habits. Two pages of notes at the end of the story provide factual information about bats. “Delightful and informative but never didactic; a splendid debut.”–Kirkus Reviews
“The classic tale of the old couple, with no children of their own, who bake a gingerbread boy to keep them company. Just as the little old woman is about to take him from the oven, he slips away and runs out the door past a cow, a horse, a group of threshers, mowers, etc. All follow in hot pursuit until the gingerbread boy meets up with a wily fox, and ‘at last and at last he went the way of every single gingerbread boy that ever came out of an oven . . . He was all gone!’ A wonderfully frenetic cross-country chase is depicted in Galdone’s broadly humorous color wash drawings. Of the eight editions of this well-known story now in print, this hilarious version is the most delectable.” —School Library Journal,
This familiar nursery tale features a warmly appealing bear family and a naughty, gap-toothed Goldilocks.
All three pigs set out to seek their fortune, but two of them come to a sorry end.
When the Pilgrims landed near Plymouth, Massachusetts, in 1620 they were unprepared for the challenges they would face. Many Pilgrims died until Squanto, a Patuxet Indian, taught them how to survive. To give thanks for a good year, the Pilgrims threw a huge feast, later called Thanksgiving.
There are two things Andy Shane wants more than anything — to win the contest for best-decorated bike in the parade, and . . . to be a hero. He has a great idea for the bike part, although high-strung Dolores is upping the ante with her paper-daisy-covered helmets for her and her cat. But the second goal has Andy stumped, until the parade is in motion and his eagle eyes catch the reason why the drum corps has suddenly thrown the marchers out of whack. Pass the baton to a lovably low-key hero as he saves the day in another adventure for early chapter-book readers.
Some Pig. Humble. Radiant. These are the words in Charlotte’s Web, high up in Zuckerman’s barn. Charlotte’s spiderweb tells of her feelings for a little pig named Wilbur, who simply wants a friend. They also express the love of a girl named Fern, who saved Wilbur’s life when he was born the runt of his litter.
E. B. White’s Newbery Honor Book is a tender novel of friendship, love, life, and death that will continue to be enjoyed by generations to come. It contains illustrations by Garth Williams, the acclaimed illustrator of E. B. White’s Stuart Little and Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House series, among many other books.
Whether enjoyed in the classroom or for homeschooling or independent reading, Charlotte’s Web is a proven favorite.
What’s a guy gotta do to get some freckles? This perennial bestselling favorite from Judy Blume has a fresh new look!
More than anything in the world, Andrew Marcus wants freckles. His classmate Nicky has freckles—they cover his face, his ears, and the whole back of his neck. But when Andrew asks Nicky where he got them, Nicky just says he was born with them. Some help he is!
That’s when Sharon offers Andrew her secret freckle juice recipe—for fifty cents, she promises, Andrew can look just like Nicky. His freckleless days are over! He rushes home to whip up the concoction. Grape juice, vinegar, mustard…
But what starts out as a simple freckle juice recipe quickly turns into something disastrous. Andrew is still determined to get his freckles, and to show that pesky Sharon that she doesn’t know everything—and he has the perfect solution! Or does he?
CAN NATE SOLVE THE CASE FOR HIS FRIEND ANNIE?
Nate the Great has a new case! His friend Annie has lost a picture. She wants Nate to help her find it. Nate the Great must get all the facts, ask the right questions, and narrow the list of suspects so he can solve the mystery.
Bink & Gollie by Kate DiCamillio
Matilda by Roald Dahl
Stuart Little by E.B White
The BFG by Roald Dahl
Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish
The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
Mr. Popper’s Penguins by Richard Atwood
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl
Tell Me, Tree by
Commotion in the Ocean
What if you had Animal Eyes?
Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear by
Hidden Figures” The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race
Mamma Built a Little Nest
Ada Byron Lovelace and the Thinking Machine
Freedom in Congo Square
I am Jane Goodall: Ordinary People Change the World
Otis and Will Discover the Deep: The Record Setting Dive of the Bathysphere
Over and Under the Pond
Who Says Women Can’t be Doctors?? The Story of Elizabeth Blackwell
Bold & Brave: Ten Heroes Who Won Women the Right to Vote
The Girl Who Thought in Pictures: The Story of Dr. Temple Grandin
I Dissent Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark
Thomas Jefferson: Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Everything
Muslim Girls Rise: Inspirational Champions of Our Time
The Youngest Marcher: The True Story of Audrey Faye Hendricks, a Young Civil Rights Activist
Beauty and the Beak: How Science, Technology and 3D- Printed Beak Rescued a Bald Eagle
Founding Mothers: Remember the Ladies
Frederick Douglass: The Lion Who Wrote History
I am George Washington: Ordinary People Change the World
I am Martin Luther King Jr: Ordinary People Change the World
Ida B. Wells: Discovering History Heroes
My Journey to the Stars
Rad American Women A-Z: Rebels, Trailblazers, and Visionaries Who Shaped Our History … and our Future
What’s the Big Deal about Election
Chasing Space by Leland Melvin
Counting the Stars: The Story of Katherine Johnson, NASA Mathematician
The Founding Fathers! Those Horse-Ridin’, Fiddle-Playin’, Book-Readin’ Gun-Totin’ Gentleman Who Started America
Her Right Foot
Kid Activists: True Tales of Childhood from Champions of Change
Little Dreamers: Visionary Women Around the World
Little Legends: Exceptional Men in Black History
My Name is Truth: The Life of Sojourner Truth
Portraits of Hispanic American Heroes
Who Was Alexander Hamilton?
Women Who Broke The Rules: Coretta Scott King
The Box Car Children by Gertrude Warner
What is the Story of?
Diary of a Wimpy Kids by Jeff Kinney
A to Z Mysteries by Ron Roy
Magic Tree House
Harry Potter by JK Rowling
Ivy and Bean by Annie Barrows
Frog and Toad are Friends by Arnold Lobel
My Father’s Dragon by Ruth Stiles Ganett
Romona by Beverly Clearly
Captain Underpants by Dav Pikley
Dog Man by Dav Pikley
Chronicles of Narnia by C.S Lewis
Laugh yourself silly with Junie B. Jones as she starts kindergarten!
Foiling a robber, driving a car, squeezing into a tutu—is there anything the porcine wonder won’t do in her single-minded pursuit of treats, buttered toast, or just a rollicking fun time? And who knows what other adventures twinkle in her mischievous eyes? Here, for Mercy Watson’s loyal fans and new friends, comes a big fat paperback collection of pig tales that will have readers squealing with delight. Included are:
Mercy Watson to the Rescue
Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride
Mercy Watson Fights Crime
Mercy Watson: Princess in Disguise
Mercy Watson Thinks Like a Pig
Mercy Watson: Something Wonky This Way Comes
EllRay Jakes is tired of being bullied by fellow classmate Jared Matthews. But when EllRay tries to defend himself, he winds up in trouble. Then his dad offers him a deal: If he stays out of trouble for one week, they’ll go to Disneyland! EllRay says he can do it. But saying it and doing it are two very different things
Seven-year-old Alfie Jakes isn’t thrilled when her mom organizes end-of-summer playdates with her soon-to-be classmate, Hanni. Hanni is kind of bossy. So Alfie is relieved when Hanni is more fun to play with then she thought. Even better, she shows Alfie her cat–who has kittens! Alfie immediately falls in love with a little gray kitten and wants to give it a home. But one of the Jakes’ house rules is ‘no pets’ because Alfie is supposedly alergic. Alfie is sure she’s outgrown that allergy, but how can she convince her parents? Wouldn’t it be better to sneak the kitten home and PROVE that she’s not allergic? But keeping a kitten a secret is lot harder than she ever thought!