Monday, June 16, 2014

Summer reading favorites: 2nd grade suggestions

Hooray for summer time! Here are some of my favorite books to recommend for kids who have just finished 1st grade. Make time to read together, enjoying picture books. Also get some books for your child to practice their new reading skills.

Note: Our schools use the Fountas & Pinnell reading levels to help indicate "just right books" for students. I like to band these levels together, to look at a group of similar books.

Beginning with Chapter Books (level K-L-M)
  • Katie Woo and Friends, by Fran Manushkin (library - Amazon)
  • Ivy & Bean, by Annie Barrows (library - Amazon)
  • Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robots, by Dav Pilkey and Dan Santat (library - Amazon)
  • Stink: The Incredible Shrinking Kid, by Megan McDonald (library - Amazon)
Graphic Novels We Love
Having Fun with Chapter Books (level N-O-P)
  • Amy and the Missing Puppy, by Callie Barkley (library - Amazon)
  • Make Way for Dyamonde Daniels, by Nikki Grimes (library - Amazon)
  • Rise of the Balloon Goons, by Troy Cummings (library - Amazon)
  • Trouble at Trident Academy, by Debbie Dadey (library - Amazon)
Picture Books Full of Imagination
  • Awesome Dawson, by Chris Gall (library - Amazon)
  • Battle Bunny, by Jon Sciezka and Mac Barnett (library - Amazon)
  • Little Red Writing, by Joan Holub (library - Amazon)
  • Xander's Panda Party, by Linda Sue Park (library - Amazon)
Fascinating Nonfiction
  • Bone by Bone: Comparing Animal Skeletons, by Sara Levine (library - Amazon)
  • Martin and Mahalia, by Andrea Davis Pinkney (library - Amazon)
  • Miguel Cabrera, by Matt Doeden (library - Amazon)
  • No Monkeys, No Chocolate, by Melissa Stewart (library - Amazon)
Do you like these? Print out the whole list to take to the library or bookstore! Share it with friends!

Check out all of the 2014 summer reading lists I developed for grades K through 5 through SlideShare or this page.

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