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Second Grade Summer Reading

Welcome to the Second Grade!

Each student entering second grade this fall is strongly encouraged to read, either alone or with an older person, a minimum of FIVE BOOKS this summer. Below is a list of suggested authors and/or series that are appropriate and well liked. Included are authors who write poetry, fiction (chapter) books, and picture books. These are not the only authors that you can read. Summer is a wonderful time to visit your public library and explore new books and authors.

Enjoy your summer while continuing to read each and every day!

Record the books you read over the summer in the summer reading log. Remember to bring the completed log with you on the first day of school and give it to your new homeroom teacher

Click the link below for a printable copy of the log.

Suggested Authors

Brett, Jan Hoban, Lillian Silverstein, Shel
Cameron, Ann Hurwitz, Johanna Stanley, Diane
Child, Lauren Lobel, Arnold Steig, William
Christelow, Eileen McCloskey, Robert Waber, Bernard
Cole, Joanna Nolen, Jerdine Wells, Rosemary
Danziger, Paula Peet, Bill Yolen, Jane
DePaola, Tomie Polacco, Patricia Zolotow, Charlotte
Gag, Wanda Prelutsky, Jack Henkes, Kevin

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Series to Explore

Adler, David Cam Jansen books
Brown, Marc Arthur chapter books
Capucilli, A.S. Biscuit books
DiCamillo, Kate Bink and Gollie books
Guest, E.H. Iris and Walter books
Lin, Grace Ling and Ting books
Lobel, Arnold Frog and Toad books
Meadows, Daisy Rainbow Magic books
Manuushkin, Fran Katie Woo books
Minarik, Elsa Little Bear series
Osborne, Mary Pope Magic Tree House series
Peterson, John The Littles series
Rodda, Emily Fairy Realm series
Rylant, Cynthia Annie and Snowball books,
Mr. Putter and Tabby books,
Henry and Mudge books
van Leeuwen, Jean Amanda Pig books
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