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BEST 2nd Grade Reading List

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Are you trying to figure out what books your second grader should be reading? We’ve done all the work for you and compiled the best books for grade 2 list with a free printable. Here are 40 must read books for your 2nd grade reading list that your child will love; arranged conveniently by book level.

Are you trying to figure out what books your second grader should be reading? We've done all the work for you and compiled the best books for grade 2 list with a free printable. Here are 40 must read books for your 2nd grade reading list that your child will love; arranged conveniently by book level. 

2nd Grade Reading List

Most grade 2 students are able to read a lot on their own. And the more they read, the quicker they read, the better word fluency, the bigger vocabulary they will learn, the better their spelling typically gets, and the more they will start to love reading. Because we all tend to love things we are good at. So help your second grader pick really great books they will enjoy reading with this 2nd Grade Reading List.

2nd grade reading list printable

Whether you are a parent, teacher, or homeschooler you will love this carefully gathered 2nd grade reading books! Plus, don’t miss the free printable book list at the bottom of the post. Simply scroll to the bottom of the post, under the terms of use, and click on the text link that says  >> Download <<. The pdf file will open in a new window for you to save the freebie and print the 2nd grade reading books printable template.

 

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2nd grade book list

So without further to do, here are the best second grade reading list arranged by book level (easiest to hardest).

  Boo’s Dinosaur by Betsy Byars (1.8)

Bubble Trouble by Margaret Mahy (1.9)

  Nate the Great  by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat (2.0)

  Daniel’s Duck by Clyde Robert Bulla (2.0)

  The Best Nest by P.D. Eastman (2.1)

  My Brother, Ant by Betsy Byars (2.2)

  Keep the Lights Burning, Abbie by Peter Roop (2.2)

  A Kiss for Little Bear by Else Holmelund Minarik (2.3)

  Brave Norman : A True Story by Andrew Clements (2.3)

  Daniel’s Mystery Egg  by Alma Flor Ada (2.3)

  Bonjour, Babar by Jean De Brunhoff (2.3)

  Pinkalicious: The Pinkerrific Playdate by Victoria Kann (2.4)

  Mouse Soup by Arnold Lobel (2.4)

  Henry and Mudge Take the Big Test by Cynthia Rylant (2.4)

  Amerlia Bedelia by  (2.5)

  Marley: Firehouse Dog by John Grogan (2.5)

  The Berenstain Bears’ Seashore Treasure by Jan Berenstain (2.5)

  Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish (2.5)

  Wagon Wheels by Barbara Brenner (2.6)

  Frog & Toad All Year by Arnold Lobel (2.6)

  The Big Balloon Race by Eleanor Coerr (2.6)

  Owl at Homes by Arnold Lobel (2.7)

  20,000 Baseball Cards Under the Sea by Jon Buller (2.7)

  Meet Mr. & Mrs. Green by Keith Baker (2.8)

  Mr. Putter & Tabby Pour the Tea by Cynthia Rylant (2.8)

  No Sword Fighting in the House by Susanna Leonard Hill (2.8)

  Pompeii Buried Alive by Edith Kunhardt Davis (2.9)

  Hill of Fire by Thomas P. Lewis (2.9)

  The Fire Cat by Esther Averill (2.9)

  Frog and Toad are Friends by Arnold Lobel (2.9)

  Mouse and Mole: A Winter Wonderland by Wong Herbert Yee (2.9)

  Pet Shop by Ezra Jack Keats (2.9)

  The Titanic Lost & Found by Judy Donnelly (3.0)

  Mouse Tales by Arnold Lobel (3.0)

  Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina (3.1)

  The Gingerbread Boy by Paul Galdone (3.2)

  Owl Moon by Jane Yolen (3.2)

  The Sword in the Tree by Clyde Robert Bulla (3.2)

  The Three Little Pigs by Paul Galdone (3.2)

  A Gift for Tia Rosa by Karen T. Taha (3.2)

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Free Printable Reading Logs

 

Reading list for 2nd grade

To make it easies to pick out books at the library I made a printable from this list. Just pick the style you like and print that page. Fold in half and laminate for a convenient bookmark. Use a dry erase markers to cross off books you finish.

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