Summer Reading Grade 2

Below is a list of titles and authors that incoming second graders may enjoy.  This is not a required list but a guide to help you find good books.  Hope to see you this summer at the public library.  Happy Reading!

Fantasy and Fairy Tales
Andersen, H.C.  The Emperor's New Clothes
Brett, Jan.  Trouble With Trolls
DePaola, Tomie.  The Legend of the Indian Paint Brush
Marshall, James.  Little Red Riding Hood
Seuss, Dr.  Fox in Sox
Thompson, Colin.  Looking for Atlantis

Books in Series (check out other books in the series, too!)
Ahlberg, Allan.  The Black Cat  (Funnybones)
Berenstain, Stan.  The Berenstain Bears and the Missing Dinosaur Bone
Bridwell, Norman.  Clifford Makes a Friend
Brown, Marc.  Arthur's Sleepover
Cole, Joanna.  The Magic School Bus Lost in the Solar System
Hoban, Lillian. Arthur's Prize Reader
Levy, Elizabeth.  Something Queer on Vacation
Giff, Patricia Reilly. Fancy Feet  (Polk Street School Series)
Hoff, Syd.  Danny and the Dinosaur
Parish, Peggy.  Come Back, Amelia Bedelia
Ross, Pat.  M and M and the Big Bag
Rylant, Cynthia.  Henry and Mudge and the Forever Sea
Sharmat, Marjorie.  Nate the Great Goes Undercover
Van Leeuwen, Jean.  Amanda Pig and her Big Brother Oliver
Zion, Gene.  Harry and the Dirty Dog

Other Great Books
Guarino, Deborah.  Is Your Mama a Llama?
Mahy, Margaret.  The Rattlebang Picnic
Marzollo, Jean.  Soccer Sam
McCully, Emily Arnold.  Mirette on the High Wire
Mitchell, Margaree King.  Uncle Jed's Barbershop
Moss, Lloyd.  Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin
Munsch, Robert.  Stephanie's Ponytail
Ness, Evaline.  Sam, Bangs and Moonshine
Numeroff, Laura Joffe.  If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
Noble, Trinka H.  The Day Jimmy's Boa Ate the Wash
Prelutsky, Jack.  Something Big Has Been Here (Poems)
Steig, William.  Brave Irene
Thaler, Mike.  The Librarian From the Black Lagoon
Thurber, James.  Many Moons
Viorst, Judith.  If I Were in Charge of the World (Poems)
Williams, Margery.  The Velveteen Rabbit

There's always time for a book:
Take a book when you know you'll be waiting.
Take a book to the doctor's office.
Take a book when you travel.
Read a book instead of watching TV.
Get a public library card.