2nd Grade Summer Reading

2nd Grade Summer Reading PDF


The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend             P Santant

This magical story begins on an island far away where an imaginary friend is born. He patiently waits his turn to be chosen by a real child, but when he is overlooked time and again, he sets off on an incredible journey to the bustling city, where he finally meets his perfect match and–at long last–is given his special name: Beekle.

Diary of a Worm                               P Cronin

This hilarious picture book from the bestselling, acclaimed author-illustrator team of Doreen Cronin and Harry Bliss tells the adventures of a worm through his daily diary entries.

Extraordinary Jane                     P Harrison

this delightful and heartwarming story set at the circus shows that quiet qualities like friendship, kindness, and loyalty are important and worthy.

Fancy Nancy Sees Stars                         ER O

Nancy absolutely adores stars. She loves how they sparkle in the sky, and she can even name the constellations. Nancy can hardly wait for her class visit to the planetarium!

Meet me at the Moon                     P Marino

Exquisitely illustrated and supremely comforting, Meet Me at the Moon is a mother and child love story to be enjoyed again and again.

Players in Pigtails                                         P Corey

A winning  picture book about the All American Girls Professional Baseball League–written with sass and style by all-star Shana Corey with illustrations from promising young rookie Rebecca Gibbon.

Randy Riley’s  Really Big Hit            P Van Dusen

Randy Riley is a science genius who loves    baseball although he is not very good at it. He will need to use both of his interests to save his town from a giant fireball that is heading their way.

Sleep Like a Tiger                                          P Logue

In a sincere and imaginative dialogue between a not so sleepy child and understanding parents,  a little girl decides she is ready to sleep warm and strong, just like a tiger.

Here Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Fly Guy                                             ER A

Buzz is visiting Grandma, and Fly Guy comes along for the ride. Oops! Grandma swallows Fly Guy, then a spider, then a bird, then a cat, then a dog. . . .

The Year of Billy Miller                       J Fic Henkes

Award-winning, nationally bestselling author Kevin Henkes introduces second-grader Billy Miller in this fast-paced and funny story about friendship, sibling rivalry, and elementary school.


Fiction Series

Animal Inn                                     J Series Animal Inn

Amelia Bedelia                             J Series Amelia Bedelia

Annie and Snowball                   ER R

Bad Kitty                                        J Series Bad Kitty

Bella and Harry                            P Manzione

Captain Awesome                       J Series Captain Awesome

Commander in Cheese              J Series Commander in Cheese

Critter Club                                     J Series Critter Club

Flat Stanley                                  J Series Flat Stanley

Frog and Toad                             ER L

Here’s Hank                                 J Series Here’s Hank

Humphrey’s Tiny Tales           J Series Humphrey

Ivy & Bean                                    J Series Ivy and Bean

Marley                                            ER G

My Weird School                        J Series My Weird School

Olivia                                              ER F

Super Turbo                                 J Series Super Turbo



Don’t Talk to Strangers  Online         J 469.48 Mil

Readers learn from a young age not to talk to strangers they encounter in the real world, but they may not understand the danger of talking to strangers online. Accessible text explains why this is unsafe and informs readers of what they should do if someone online says things that make them uncomfortable.

Pocket Full of Colors                             J Biog Blair

From her imaginative childhood to her career as an illustrator, designer, and animator for Walt Disney Studios, Mary wouldn’t play by the rules. At a time when studios wanted to hire men and think in black and white, Mary painted twinkling emerald skies, peach giraffes with tangerine spots, and magenta horses that could fly.

Through Georgia’s Eyes                   J Biog O’Keefe

Georgia O’Keeffe saw the world differently from most people. As a child she roamed the prairie with a sketch pad in her hand, struggling to capture on paper what she saw all around her. At art school she learned to speak in paint on canvas.

What Does Green Mean?                    J 333.72 Web

Readers learn the concepts and vocabulary words (green, eco-friendly, organic) associated with being Earth friendly.

Beautiful Ballerinas                  J 792.8 Dom

Readers will learn all about ballet: the most famous ballets, the positions, the  outfits, the fun and the hard work! It’s not all roses and tutus for ballerinas. Dancing takes hard work and lots of practice.  Beautiful Ballerinas will introduce readers to the beautiful dance of ballet with a mix of both illustrations and photos that will bring the dance to life!

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind                                            J Biog Kamkwamba

When fourteen-year-old William’s Malawi village was hit by a drought, everyone’s crops began to fail. Without enough money for food, let alone school, William spent his days in the library and figured out how to bring electricity to his village. Persevering against the odds, William built a functioning windmill out of junkyard scraps, and thus became the local hero who harnessed the wind.

Brothers at Bat                         J 796.357 Ver

The Acerra  brothers were the longest-playing all brother team in baseball history. They loved the game, but more important, they cared for and supported each other and stayed together as a team. Nothing life threw their way. Could stop them.

If You Had Your Birthday on the Moon                        J 523.3 Lap

If you had your birthday party on the moon, what would it be like? Blast off to an extraterrestrial celebration and find out! This cool picture book combines fun and facts to help kids learn all about outer space.

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