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Summer Reading List 

Popular 2nd Grade Reading List Books

The Boxcar Children  

by Gertrude Chandler Warner 


Charlotte's WebCharlotte's Web 
by E.B. White (

Mr. Popper's PenguinsMr. Popper's Penguins 
by Richard Atwater 

Freckle JuiceFreckle Juice (Paperback)
by Judy Blume (

Sarah, Plain and Tall
by Patricia MacLachlan

Owls in the Family
by Farley Mowat 

Winnie-the-Pooh, #1)
by A.A. Milne 

Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle by Betty McDonald  

Weekends with Max and His Dad 
by Linda Urban 

The Great Pet Escape 
by Victoria Jamieson   

The Camping Trip That Changed America   
by Barb Rosenstock 

Where Are You Going, Baby Lincoln? 
by Kate DiCamillo 

Skunked: Calpurnia Tate, Animal Doctor in Training Skunked:

Calpurnia Tate, Animal Doctor in Training 
by Jacqueline Kelly 

Sam the Man & the Chicken Plan 
by Frances O'Roark Dowell 

Rescue on the Oregon Trail 
by Kate Messner 

The Stories Julian Tells
by Ann Cameron 

Little Robot  
by Ben Hatke

Francine Poulet Meets the Ghost Raccoon 
by Kate DiCamillo 

Understood Betsy 
by Dorothy Canfield Fisher

The Year of Miss Agnes T)
by Kirkpatrick Hill 

Detectives in Togas 
by Henry Winterfeld 

Cora Frear
by Susan E. Goodman 

The Mystery of the Stolen Statue
by George E. Stanley 

Third-Grade Detectives #1-2: The Clue of the Left-Handed Envelope & The Puzzle of the Pretty Pink Handkerchief 
by George E. Stanley 

The Cobweb Confession
by George E. Stanley

Piper Green and the Fairy Tree
by Ellen Potter 

Jake Drake, Bully Buster 
by Andrew Clements 

Owl at Home
by Arnold Lobel 

George Washington
by Lenny Hort

Alexander Hamilton: the Outside
by Jean Fritz

Benjamin Franklin
by Stephen Krensky 

Shark vs. TrainShark vs. Train 
by Chris Barton 

Rhyming Dust Bunnies
by Jan Thomas

My Lucky Day
by Keiko Kasza 

David Gets In Trouble  
by David Shannon

If I Built a Car 
by Chris Van Dusen

Superdog: The Heart of a Hero
by Caralyn Buehner 

Scaredy Squirrel by Mélanie Watt 

Once Upon a Cool Motorcycle Dude 
by Kevin O'Malley 

The Story of Ruby Bridges 
by Robert Coles

Robin Hood, The Prince of Thieves
by Alexandre Dumas  

Anne of Green Gables 
by Margaret DeKeyser 

Rosetta's Daring Day (Tales of Pixie Hollow, #14)
by Lisa Papademetriou 

Dolphins at Daybreak (Magic Tree House, #9)
by Mary Pope Osborne

Dust for DinnerDust for Dinner 
by Ann Turner