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Books 2nd Grade

Library Books for Second Graders


Books 2nd Grade

The Books 2nd Grade list includes most of the best books for young adults in 2nd grade. This site provides links to free book resources and links to purchase many of the books and additional resources, when available. There are literally millions of titles that could have been placed in this list. Every attempt was made to include only the best teacher-selected titles. These are the books teachers use most often. Over two hundred teachers were polled in order to make the list of the best books for young adults.

If you don’t find what you’re looking for on this list, you might try the book list for 1st or 3rd grade. It's undeniable that the difference between a 1st grade book and a 3rd grad book can be quite significant, so I recommend that you select books based on your child's ability level more so than their age. For that reason, I would encourage you to consider looking at several grade levels around your targeted age. Gifted children might benefit from something more challenging, and remedial readers might benefit from a title below grade level. Please don't limit yourself to only one grade level.

Book levels are based on reading difficulty, not content or plot. Many books are highly readable but challenging in different ways, typically incorporating symbolism and other important literary devices. It is entirely appropriate to read books above or below the reading level you are targeting if the book challenges the reader in other ways, perhaps in a provocative way. With many of the books on this list, I would certainly push them to a higher level because of content. For example, The Catcher in the Rye is certainly a push for fourth grade in terms of content. Perhaps pushing it to seventh or eighth grade may be an option. The same thing can be said about many books that are appropriate for second grade.

Junie B. Jones Super Collection!

Second Grade Book Level List

Reading Teacher Essentials

2nd Grade Level Books



Adventures of Super Diaper Baby, The


Amber Brown Wants Extra Credit


Amelia Bedelia Goes Back to School


Amelia Bedelia's Masterpiece


Arthur Makes the Team


Bear Feels Scared


Be My Valentine, Amelia Bedelia

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Case of the Scaredy Cats, The


Cat in the Hat Comes Back, The


Cat's Quizzer, The


Chalkbox Kid, The


Christmas Tale, A


Clifford's Family


Come Back, Amelia Bedelia


Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa: Rain or Shine


Dr. Seuss's ABC


Duck Soup


Fancy Nancy: Bonjour, Butterfly


Froggy Goes to Bed


Good Work, Amelia Bedelia


Horrible Harry Goes to the Moon


If You Give a Moose a Muffin


If You Give a Mouse a Cookie


If You Give a Pig a Pancake


Invasion of the Pig Sisters


Junie B. Jones and Some Sneaky Peeky Spying


Junie B. Jones and That Meanie Jim's Birthday


Junie B. Jones and the Mushy Gushy Valentine


Junie B. Jones, First Grader: Boss of Lunch


Junie B. Jones Is a Party Animal


Junie B. Jones Is a Beauty Shop Guy


Junie B. Jones Is Captain Field Day


Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (National Holidays)


Merry Christmas, Amelia Bedelia


Mummies in the Morning (Magic Tree House #3)


Nate the Great


Nate the Great and the Monster Mess


Nate the Great...Halloween Hunt


Nate the Great Saves the King of Sweden




Pigs Aplenty, Pigs Galore!


Three up a Tree


Tooter Pepperday


When Pigs Fly

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arizonataylor (author) from Arizona on August 17, 2011:

I'm not familiar with your book, but I'll see if I can find a copy. When did you publish it?

I think I found a copy on From the cover and description, it looks like you might have a hit.

Best wishes.

cherie colburn on August 17, 2011:

Thanks for breaking these down by reading level. Hope to have my children's book OUR SHADOW GARDEN on the list some day!

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