ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Books 2nd Grade

Updated on July 25, 2012

Library Books for Second Graders


Books 2nd Grade

The Books 2nd Grade list includes most of the best books for young adults in 2nd grade. This site provides links to free book resources and links to purchase many of the books and additional resources, when available. There are literally millions of titles that could have been placed in this list. Every attempt was made to include only the best teacher-selected titles. These are the books teachers use most often. Over two hundred teachers were polled in order to make the list of the best books for young adults.

If you don’t find what you’re looking for on this list, you might try the book list for 1st or 3rd grade. It's undeniable that the difference between a 1st grade book and a 3rd grad book can be quite significant, so I recommend that you select books based on your child's ability level more so than their age. For that reason, I would encourage you to consider looking at several grade levels around your targeted age. Gifted children might benefit from something more challenging, and remedial readers might benefit from a title below grade level. Please don't limit yourself to only one grade level.

Book levels are based on reading difficulty, not content or plot. Many books are highly readable but challenging in different ways, typically incorporating symbolism and other important literary devices. It is entirely appropriate to read books above or below the reading level you are targeting if the book challenges the reader in other ways, perhaps in a provocative way. With many of the books on this list, I would certainly push them to a higher level because of content. For example, The Catcher in the Rye is certainly a push for fourth grade in terms of content. Perhaps pushing it to seventh or eighth grade may be an option. The same thing can be said about many books that are appropriate for second grade.

Second Grade Book Level List

2nd Grade Level Books



Adventures of Super Diaper Baby, The


Amber Brown Wants Extra Credit


Amelia Bedelia Goes Back to School


Amelia Bedelia's Masterpiece


Arthur Makes the Team


Bear Feels Scared


Be My Valentine, Amelia Bedelia


Case of the Scaredy Cats, The


Cat in the Hat Comes Back, The


Cat's Quizzer, The


Chalkbox Kid, The


Christmas Tale, A


Clifford's Family


Come Back, Amelia Bedelia


Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa: Rain or Shine


Dr. Seuss's ABC


Duck Soup


Fancy Nancy: Bonjour, Butterfly


Froggy Goes to Bed


Good Work, Amelia Bedelia


Horrible Harry Goes to the Moon


If You Give a Moose a Muffin


If You Give a Mouse a Cookie


If You Give a Pig a Pancake


Invasion of the Pig Sisters


Junie B. Jones and Some Sneaky Peeky Spying


Junie B. Jones and That Meanie Jim's Birthday


Junie B. Jones and the Mushy Gushy Valentine


Junie B. Jones, First Grader: Boss of Lunch


Junie B. Jones Is a Party Animal


Junie B. Jones Is a Beauty Shop Guy


Junie B. Jones Is Captain Field Day


Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (National Holidays)


Merry Christmas, Amelia Bedelia


Mummies in the Morning (Magic Tree House #3)


Nate the Great


Nate the Great and the Monster Mess


Nate the Great...Halloween Hunt


Nate the Great Saves the King of Sweden




Pigs Aplenty, Pigs Galore!


Three up a Tree


Tooter Pepperday


When Pigs Fly

Please Make a Comment!

My intent is to continue adding titles, links, and free resources to this list.  Please help me improve this free resource by recommending titles, reviewing books already on this list, providing lessons that can be shared with others, and helping me find additional links to existing sites that are beneficial.  Your comments are greatly appreciated by all. 


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment
    • arizonataylor profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Arizona

      I'm not familiar with your book, but I'll see if I can find a copy. When did you publish it?

      I think I found a copy on From the cover and description, it looks like you might have a hit.

      Best wishes.

    • profile image

      cherie colburn 

      8 years ago

      Thanks for breaking these down by reading level. Hope to have my children's book OUR SHADOW GARDEN on the list some day!


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
    ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)