Summer reading is a gateway skill; it keeps the door open to all learning. So if it’s a rainy day, a quiet evening, or just the perfect time for you, pick up and book and enjoy. Please consider the following books for this summer.



    Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst

    Amber Brown series by Paula Danzinger

    Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson

    Bedtime for Frances by Russell Hoban

    Cam Jensen mystery series by David Adler

    Corduroy by Don Freeman

    Dear Mrs. Larue: Letters from Obedience School by Mark Teague

    Digging up Dinosaurs by Aliki

    First Flight: The Story of Tom Tate andthe Wright Brothers by George Shea

    Frog and Toad series by Arnold Lobel

    Get Ready for Second Grade, Amber Brown by Paula Danzinger

    How Do You Raise a Raisin? By Pam Munoz Ryan

    Jubal’s Wish by Audrey Wood

    Junie B. Jones series by Barbara Park

    Magic Tree House series by Mary Pope Osborne

    Miss Nelson is Missing by Henry Allard

    Nate the Great series by Marjorie Sharmat

    Plantzilla by Jerdine Nolen

    Stellaluna by Janell Cannon

    The Magic Fanby Keith Baker

    The Three Pigs by David Wiesner

    The Seven Chinese Sisters by Kathy Tucker

    Young Cam Jansen series by David A. Adler


    ** For a more challenging text, pleasechoose a book from the list below:


    A Gathering of Days: A New England Girl’sJournal 1830-32 by Joan Blos

    Summer of the Swans by Betsy Byars

    The Whipping Boy by Sid Fleishman

    From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basel E. Frankweiler by Eliane Konigsburg

    Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery

    Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

    It’s Like This, Cat by Emily Cheney Neveille

    Island of the Blue Dolphins by ScottO’Dell

    Jacob Have I Loved by Katherine Paterson

    Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by MildredTaylor

    Ramona the Pest by Beverly Cleary

    Dear Mr. Henshaw by Beverly Cleary

    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Ronald Dahl

    The Silver Skates by Mary Mapes Dodge

    Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh

    Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang by Ian Flemming

    Julia and the Wolves by Jean George

    Old Yeller by F. Gibson

    A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L’Engle



    Time for Kids series

    Rookie Read About Science series

    Almost Gone: The World’s Rarest Animalsby Steve Jenkins

    Homey in a Hive by Anne Rockwell

    Earthquakes Fraklyn Branley

    John F. Kennedy and the Stormy Sea by Howard Goldsmith

    Jackie Robinson and The Big Game by Dan Gutman

    Susan B. Anthony : Fighter for Women's Rights by Deborah Hopkinson

    The Vampire Bunny by James Howe

    George Washington's First Victory byStephen Krensky

    Davy Crockett: A Life on the Frontierwritten by Stephen Krensky

    Annie Oakley Saves the Day! by Anna DiVito

    Clara Barton : Spirit of the American Red Cross written by Patricia Lakin

    Babe Ruth and The Ice Cream Mess by DanGutman

    A lesson for Martin Luther King, Jr. written by Denise Lewis Patrick

    Paul Revere and The Bell Ringers by Jonah Winter


    *Please notethese are suggested books, not required books for reading.


    Reference: http://www.stpcs.org/class_pages/grade2/documents/SUMMERREADINGREQUIREMENTSFORRISING2nd

Last Modified on August 26, 2012