2nd Grade Reads

traction manTraction Man is Here!
Traction Man, a boy's courageous action figure, has a variety of adventures with Scrubbing Brush and other objects in the house.

By: Mini Grey
Call Number: JE/GRE

How I Became a Pirate
Jeremy Jacob joins Braid Beard and his pirate crew and finds out about pirate language, pirate manners, and other aspects of their life.

By: Melinda Long
Call Number: JE/LON

Frog and Toad are Friends
Five tales recounting the adventures of two best friends - Frog and Toad.

By: Arnold Lobel

Henry and Mudge and the Happy Cat
Henry's family takes in a stray cat, the ugliest cat they have ever seen, and an amazing relationship blossoms between it and their big dog Mudge.

By: Cynthia Rylant

2ndgradereads - bigfatcowBig Fat Cow That Goes Kapow
In these ten easy-to-read stories there is a mixed-up cow that says "miaow," a mole called Noel who plays rock 'n' roll in a hole, and a boy named Mike who rides a bike with a very big spike!

By: Andy Griffiths

The Mount Rushmore Calamity
Hoping to escape the attention brought on by the accident that flattened Stanley, the Lambchop family drives to South Dakota, where they become involved in a Wild West adventure at Mount Rushmore.

By: Sara Pennypacker

2ndgraderads - castsaspellHeidi Heckelback Casts a Spell
Second-grade witch Heidi Heckelbeck wants revenge against Melanie, the meanest girl in school, so she decides to cast a forgetting spell on her right before the start of the school play.

By: Wanda Coven
Call Number: J/Coven

Bink & Gollie
Two roller-skating best friends--one tiny, one tall--share three comical adventures involving outrageously bright socks, an impromptu trek to the Andes, and a most unlikely marvelous companion.

By: Kate DiCamillo
Call Number: J/DIC

Captain Awesome to the Rescue!
When second-grader Eugene and his family move to a new neighborhood and he starts at a new school, he has a chance to bring out his superhero alter ego, Captain Awesome, to find the kidnapped class hamster.

By: Stan Kirby
Call Number: J/KIR

Frankie Pickle and the Closet of Doom
Fourth-grader Frankie Piccolini has a vivid imagination when it comes to cleaning his disastrously messy room, but eventually even he decides that it is just too dirty.

By: Eric Wight
Call Number: J/WIG

2ndgradereads - frecklejuiceFreckle Juice
Andrew wants freckles so badly that he buys Sharon's freckle recipe for fifty cents.

By: Judy Blume
Call Number: J/BLU

2ndgraderead - matildaMatilda
Matilda applies her untapped mental powers to rid the school of the evil, child-hating headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, and restore her nice teacher, Miss Honey, to financial security.

By: Roald Dahl
Call Number: J/DAH

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