Suggested Titles for Second Grade

Fiction

When second-grader Eugene and his family move to a new neighborhood and he starts at a new school, he has a chance to bring out his superhero alter ego, Captain Awesome, to find the kidnapped class hamster.

A young boy's imagined school trip makes the real trip look mundane.

Cork & Fuzz by Dori Chaconas

A possum and a muskrat become friends despite their many differences.

One day when Daisy is late for school, an encounter with a butterfly leaves her suddenly able to communicate with animals, and when Boom, a stray dog, is caught by the pound, she enlists the help of a host of other animals to rescue him.

Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown

When a bulletin board flattens Stanley Lambchop to one-half inch, he embarks on a series of unique and amusing adventures.

Frank and Joe Hardy help their friend Phil build a robot for Bayport Elementary's annual science fair, but when the robot goes missing the morning of the fair, Frank and Joe must investigate and find the culprit.

Ivy and Bean by Annie Barrows

When seven-year-old Bean plays a mean trick on her sister, she finds unexpected support for her antics from Ivy, the new neighbor, who is less boring than Bean first suspected.

When Geronimo's sister, Thea, discovers an old, mysterious map showing a secret treasure hidden on a faraway island, the gang of the "Rodent's gazette" is dragged into a treasure hunt.

Mr. Watson's usual Saturday drive in his Cadillac with his favorite pig, Mercy, turns into an adventure when an unexpected passenger shows up in the back seat and Mercy finds herself behind the wheel.

Miss Daisy is crazy! by Dan Gutman

Miss Daisy's unusual teaching methods surprise the second grade students, especially reluctant learner A.J.

After her mother helps with her outfit, Missy is afraid her school picture will not be special this year.

After Mr. Putter buys three goldfish and takes them home, he discovers that his cat Tabby has a serious problem with them.

Nate the great by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat

Nate the Great solves the mystery of the missing picture.

The number-one kid by Patricia Reilly Giff

When Mitchell's father gets a new job and his family moves, he and his sister go to a new school where they must make new friends and adjust to new routines.

Stella Batts needs a new name by Courtney Sheinmel

When a classmate makes fun of her name, eight-year-old Stella picks a new one for herself, but discovers that the name she abandoned suits her just fine.

Nonfiction

Annie and Jack present information about ancient Greece and the athletic events known as the Olympic games that were held there.

A collection of children's poems involving insects and spiders.

Just joking : animal riddles by J. Patrick Lewis

Presents a treasury of animal-themed jokes and riddles.

When Bob realizes that he is surrounded by palindromes, from his mom, dad, and sis Anna to his dog Otto, he discovers a way to deal with the palindrome puzzle.

Provides the latest information on a wide range of topics, including animals, culture, geography, the environment, history, and science.

A nest is noisy by Dianna Hutts Aston

Introduces the world of nests, revealing the variety created by the world's birds, animals, and insects.

Planets by Penelope Arlon

Introduces young readers to planets, with simple text, graphics, and NASA and European Space Station images.

A collection of seasonal poems pays tribute to favorite foods with entries ranging from "Strawberry Queen" and "Only Guacamole" to "21 to Do With an Apple" and "The Cocoa Cabana.".

Explore the mathematical concepts about something being possible, probable, or impossible with easy-to-understand explanations and  fun scenarios such as dice rolling and bowling.

Describes the conditions of African Americans in the North and the South during and immediately after the Civil War.

Who was Babe Ruth? by Joan Holub

A biography of Babe Ruth, one of the most famous players in major league baseball, discussing his childhood, family, athletic abilities, and more.

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