2nd grade Book Lists by Grade Books to Read FREE Printables

BEST 2nd Grade Reading List

Are you trying to figure out what books your 2nd grader should be reading? Here are 40 great books your child will love; arranged by book level. This is the best 2nd grade reading list! Includes free printable  book list.

Best 2nd Grade Reading List - over 40 amazing books kids will love on a free printable list arranged by book level! Great for parents, teachers, and homeschoolers.

Most 2nd Graders are able to read a lot on their own. And the more they read, the better word fluency and vocabulary they will learn and the better they will read. Practice makes Perfect!

So here are the best 2nd grade books to read arranged by book level (easiest to hardest).


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BEST 2nd Grade Reading List

  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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Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of 123 Homeschool 4 Me. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! She has created over 1 million pages of printables to help teach kids ABCs, science, English grammar, history, math, and so much more! Beth is also the creator of 2 additional sites with even more educational activities and FREE printables - www.kindergartenworksheetsandgames.com and www.preschoolplayandlearn.com

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