Summer Reading

Grade 2

Our goal is to instill a love for books into our students. Your child's LCA summer reading goal is 9 hours of reading time. This can be independent reading or reading together!

Great Picture Books

Izzy Gizmo, Pip Jones and Sara Ogilvie
Miss Nelson is Missing, Harry Allard 
The Man Who Walked Between the Towers, Mordicai Gerstein 
You are Special, Max Lucado 
Winnie the Pooh, A.A. Milne 
The Fire Station, Robert Musch 
How Big is a Foot, Rolf Myller 
The Hello, Goodbye Window, Chris Raschka 
Sylvester and the Magic Pebbles, William Steig 
A Crocodile Grows Up, Amanda Tourville 
The Velveteen Rabbit, Margery Williams

Books for Emergent Readers:

I Can Read series (example: Biscuit) Scholastic Readers 
Clifford series, Norman Birdwell 
Little Bear series, Else Minarik 
Henry and Mudge series, Cynthia Rylant 
Mr. Putter and Tabby series, Cynthia Rylant

Intermediate Readers: 

Cam Jansen, David Adler 
Magic School Bus on the Ocean Floor, Joanna Cole 
Mercy Watson series, Kate DiCamillo 
Kids at Polk Street School, Patricia Giff 
Horrible Harry, Suzy Kline 
Amelia Bedelia, Peggy Parrish 
Nate the Great, Marjorie Sharmat 
Encyclopedia Brown, Donald Sobol

Advanced Chapter Books: 

Trouble at School for Marvin and James, Elise Broach
What Do You Do With a Problem? Kobi Yamada
Mr. Popper's Penguins, Richard & Florence Atwater 
Pony Pals series, Jeanne Betancourt 
Freckle Juice, Judy Blume 
Ice Magic, Matt Christopher 
Ralph S. Mouse, Beverly Cleary 
Cul-de-sac Kids series, Beverly Lewis 
Mrs. Piggle Wiggle, Betty McDonald 
Magic Tree House series, Mary Pope Osborne 
The Littles, John Peterson


Dogku, Andrew Clements
Dirty Laundry Pile, Paul Janeczo 
My Dog May Be a Genius, Jack Prelutzsky 
Poetry for Young People: Robert Louis Stevenson, Frances Schoonmaker 
The Giving Tree, Shel Silverstein 
Where the Sidewalk Ends, Shel Silverstein 
Here's a Little Poem, Jane Yolen

Recommended Authors:

Mo Willems
Janell Cannon 
Eric Carle 
Tomie de Paola 
Lois Ehlert 
Gail Gibbons 
Ezra Jack Keats 
Leo Lionni 
Arnold Lobel 
Cynthia Rylant 
Judith Viorst 
Audrey Wood

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We read            hours and            minutes this summer!

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