Second Grade 
Suggested Reading List
 
School Stories
Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman
Arthur’s Prize Reader by Lillian Hoban
The Day Jimmy’s Boa Ate the Wash by Trinka Hakes Noble
Fish Face by Patricia Reilly Giff
•Junie B. Jones series by Barbara Park
Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Henkes
Miss Nelson Is Missing by Harry Allard
• Polk Street Gang series by Patricia Reilly Giff
 
Books About Friends
A Bargain for Frances by Russell Hoban
The Beast in Ms. Rooney’s Room by Patricia Reilly Giff
Fox on the Job by James Marshall
Frog and Toad Together by Arnold Lobel
Horrible Harry and the Green Slime by Suzy Kline
Pinky and Rex by James Howe
 
Historical Fiction
• American Girls series
Deputy Dan and the Bank Robbers by Joseph Rosenbloom
Kamishibai Man by Allen Say
 
Classics to Read Aloud
Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
Just-so Stories by Rudyard Kipling
Paddington Bear by Michael Bond
Winnie the Pooh by A. A. Milne
The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
 
Caldecott Awards and Honor Books
The Funny Little Woman by Arlene Mosel
Many Moons by James Thurber
The Ox-Cart Man by Donald Hall
The Story of Jumping Mouse by John Steptoe
Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig
When I Was Young in the Mountains by Cynthia Rylant
 
Learning to Read Stories
• Berenstain Bears series by Jan and Stan Berenstain
• Cam Jansen series by David A. Adler
• Hello Reader!
• I Can Read Books
• Junie B. Jones series by Barbara Park
• Puffin Easy-to-Read
• Step Into Reading Levels 1–4
The Stories Julian Tells by Ann Cameron
Last Modified on September 24, 2012