Students Entering Grade 2: Recommended Summer Reading List


The titles on our recommended reading list are popular with students of this age and vary by topic, interest and level of difficulty. The list will assist you in selecting engaging and appropriate reading material. Enjoy reading to and with your child; encourage independent reading as well.


David Adler

  • "Cam Jansen" (series)
  • "Young Cam Jansen" (series)
  • "Mo Jackson" (series)

Harry Allard

  • "Miss Nelson" (series)

Ted Arnold

  • "Fly Guy" (series)

Amy Barrows

  • "Ivy and Bean" (series)

Jeff Brown

  • "Flat Stanley" (series)

Marc Brown

  • "Arthur" (series)

Alyssa Satin Capucilli

  • "Biscuit" (series)
  • "Katy Duck" (series)

Eric Carle

  • "A House for a Hermit Crab"

Dan Gutman

  • "My Weird School" (series)
  • "My Weirdest School" (series)

Kevin Henkes

  • "Chrysanthemum"
  • "Lilly's Plastic Purse"

Syd Hoff

  • "Danny and the Dinosaur" (series)

James & Debra Howe

  • "Houndsley and Catina" (series)
  • "Pinky and Rex" (series)

Pat Hutchins

  • "Titch" (series)

Suzi Kline

  • "Horrible Harry" (series)

Arnold Lobel

  • "Frog and Toad" (series)
  • "Mouse Soup"
  • "Mouse Tales"

Megan McDonald

  • "Judy Moody" (series)
  • "Judy Moody and Friends" (series)
  • "Stink" (series)

Cynthia Rylant

  • "Annie & Snowball" (series)
  • "Brownie & Pearl" (series)
  • "Mr. Putter & Tabby" (series)
  • Poppleton (series)

Marjorie Weinman Sharmat

  • "Nate the Great" (series)



  • "Five Senses"

Byron Barton

  • "Planes"

Nancy Carlson

  • "ABC I Like Me"

Joanna Cole

  • "Spider’s Lunch"

Doreen Cronin

  • "Diary of a Fly"

Gail Gibbons

  • "Sun Up, Sun Down"

Linda Hayward

  • "A Day in the Life..." (series)

Ruth Heller

  • "Feathers" (series)

John Himmelman

  • "A Ladybug's Life"

Helene Jordan

  • "How a Seed Grows"

Tony Mitton

  • "Terrific Trains"

Peggy Parish

  • "Dinosaur Time"

Seymour Simon

  • "Earthquakes"

Rozanne Williams

  • "Houses"

Harriet Ziefert

  • "Lights on Broadway"