New 2nd Graders’ Summer Ideas 2012
Books to Read Together or By Yourself


I Can Read – Levels 2 & 3
E Gantos – Rotten Ralph (series).
E Guest – Iris and Walter (series).
E Schneider -- Tales for Very Picky Eaters.
R Adler – Bones and the Big Yellow Mystery (series).
R Alphin – Dinosaur Hunter.
R Benchley – Sam the Minuteman.
R Cannon – On the Go with Pirate Pete and Pirate Joe (series).
R Cushman – Aunt Eater Loves a Mystery (series).
R Johnston – Alien & Possum: Friends No Matter What (series).
R Jinkins – Pinky Dinky Doo: Where Are My Shoes? (series).
R Krensky – Lionel in the Summer (series).
R Marshall – Fox Be Nimble (series).
R Parish – Play Ball, Amelia Bedelia (series).
R Rylant – High Rise Private Eyes: The Case of the Missing Monkey (series).
R Silverman – Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa (series).
R Yolen – Commander Toad and the Intergalactic Spy (series).
J 791.43/Bul – Star Wars: What is a Wookiee? (series).


Stories With Lots of Pictures to Read Together
E Asher – Too Many Frogs.
E Best – Sally Jean the Bicycle Queen.
E Cole – The Magic School Bus and the Climate Challenge (series).
E Cooper -- Farm.
E Cronin – Diary of a Worm.
E Croza -- I Know Here.
E Fern – Buffalo Music.
E French -- Yucky Worms.
E Funke – Princess Knight.
E Gerstein – A Book.
E Hoberman – You Read to Me, I’ll Read to You.
E Hughes – Dogger.
E Juster -- Neville.
E Khan -- Big Red Lollipop.
E Klassen -- I Want My Hat Back.

MORE Stories With Lots of Pictures to Read Together
E Knudsen – Library Lion.
E Lichtenheld – Everything I Know About Pirates.
E Mahy -- Bubble Trouble.
E Salley – Epossumondas Plays Possum.
E Schachner -- Skippyjon Jones.
E Scieska – The True Story of the Three Little Pigs.
E Seuss – Horton Hatches the Egg.
E Sidman -- Swirl by Swirl.
E Stanley – Goldie and the Three Bears.
E Uegaki – Suki’s Kimono.
E Wiesner – Art & Max.


Curious Kids – Books to Read Together or By Yourself
J 303.4/Hei – Nathan of Yesteryear and Michael of Today.
J 363.73/Roc – Why Are the Ice Caps Melting?
J 513.2/Sch – How Much is a Million?
J 523.8/Sch – Zoo in the Sky.
J 549/Bin – Rocks and Minerals.
J 551.5/Gib – Tornadoes.
J 574.53/Lau -- Who Eats What? Food Chains and Food Webs.
J 577.34/Lev – Rain Forests.
J 591.47/Jen – What Do You Do When Something Wants to Eat You?
J 591.572/Ott -- What Color is Camouflage?
J 592.64/Pfe – Wiggling Worms at Work.
J 597/Sto – How Do Fish Breathe Under Water?
J 597.95/Cow – Chameleon, Chameleon.
J 597.98/Roc – Who Lives in an Alligator Hole?
J 599.53/Sim – Dolphins.
J 599.75/Wal – Big Cats.
J 599.78/Mag – Watch Me Grow: Bear.
J 612/Bin – Human Body.
J 628.92/Mil – Fireboy to the Rescue: A Fire Safety Book.
J 629.4/Ald – Look to the Stars.
J 636.7/Mag – Watch Me Grow: Puppy.
J 641.86/Gib – Ice Cream: The Full Scoop.
J 664.6/McC -- Pop: The Invention of Bubble Gum.
J 688.72/Lip -- The LEGO Book.
J 726.8/Bin – Pyramid.
J 759/Rac – No One Saw: Ordinary Things Through the Eyes of an Artist.
J 793.73/Sto – On the Loose in Boston: a Find-the-Animals Book.
J 793.735/Col – Why Did the Chicken Cross the Road?
J 796.357092/Win – You Never Heard of Sandy Koufax?
J 910/Jen – Hottest, Coldest, Highest, Deepest.
J 940.1/Sta – Castle and Knight.
J 973.46/Jur -- The Worst of Friends: Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, and the True Story of an American Feud.
J 985.37/Lew – Lost City: The Discovery of Machu Pichu.


Longer Stories to Listen To
J Fiction/Atwater – Mr. Popper’s Penguins.
J Fiction/Avi – Poppy.
J Fiction/Dahl – The BFG.
J Fiction/DiCamillo – The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane.
J Fiction/Gardiner -- Stone Fox.
J Fiction/Howe – Bunnicula.
J Fiction/ Lindgren – Pippi Longstocking.
J Fiction/Mowat – Owls in the Family.
J Fiction/Seldon – The Cricket in Times Square.
J Fiction/Travers – Mary Poppins.
J Fiction/White – Charlotte's Web.
Paperback/Children's S -- Chocolate Fever.

Tales and Legends to Read Together
J 398.2/Aar – Borreguita and the Coyote.
J 398.2/And – The Princess and the Pea.
J 398.2/Bre – The Mitten.
J 398.2/Bro – Stone Soup.
J 398.2/Cum – Ananse and the Lizard.
J 398.2/Dee – Martina, the Beautiful Cockroach.
J 398.2/Dem – One Grain of Rice.
J 398.2/Hon – Two of Everything.
J 398.2/Kaj – Peacock’s Pride.
J 398.2/McD – Zomo the Rabbit.
J 398.2/Mah – The Seven Chinese Brothers.
J 398.2/Mar – Red Riding Hood.
J 398.2/San – Fa Mulan.
J 398.2/Sou – No Dinner! The Story of the Old Woman and the Pumpkin.
J 398.2/You – Sons of the Dragon King.
J 398.2/Zel – Rapunzel.
J 398.22/Kel – Sally Ann Thunder Ann Whirlwind Crockett.
J 398.22/Kel – Paul Bunyan.
J 398.22/ Les – John Henry.
J 398.24/Bur - Mouse & Lion.


Prepared By: Nancy Tegeler, Children’s Librarian
Bedford Free Public Library

June, 2012