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Welcome to the Second Grade!

Each rising second grader is strongly encouraged to read, either alone or with someone older, a minimum of three books. Here are some authors and series we think you’ll enjoy. This list includes poetry, chapter books and picture books. We Need Diverse Books and Goodreads are also great sources of books to read anytime. Please record on the attached reading log all books that you read alone and that are read to you. Audio books are also good.

Suggested Authors

Brett, Jan
Cameron, Ann
Child, Lauren
Cole, Joanna
Danziger, Paula
DePaola, Tomie
Henkes, Kevin
Keats, Ezra Jack
Lobel, Arnold
McCloskey, Robert
Nolen, Jerdine
Prelutsky, Jack
Silverstein, Shel
Stanley, Diane
Waber, Bernard
Wells, Rosemary

Series to Explore

Anna Hibiscus
Brown, Marc
Brown, Monica
Lola Levine
Butler, Dori Hillestad
King & Kayla
Capucilli, A.S.
Coven, Wanda
Heidi Hecklebeck
Citro, Asia
Zoey and Sassafras
DiCamillo, Kate
Bink and Gollie
Elliott, Rebecca
Owl Diaries
English, Karen
Nikki and Deja
Guest, E.H.
Iris and Water
Jules, Jacqueline
Sofia Martinez
Lin, Grace
Ling and Ting
Lyons, Kelly S.
Jada Jones
Manushkin, Fran
Katie Woo
Raul the Third
Vamos! Series
Van Leeuwen, Jean
Amanda Pig
Voake, Steve
Daisy Dawson