Below is a list of many of our favorite Second grade books.  These books would be excellent for you to check out and enjoy with your child. 



Aliens Don't Carve Jack-o-lanterns

Aliens Don't Wear Braces

Angels Don't Know Karate

Cupid Doesn't Flip Hamburgers

Ghosts Don't Ride Wild Horses

Goblins Don't Play Video Games

Hercules Doesn't Pull Teeth

Knights Don't Teach Piano

Phantoms Don't Drive Sports Cars

Robots Don't Catch Chicken Pox

Sea Monsters Don't Ride Motorcycles

Sea Serpents Don't Juggle Water Balloons

Trolls Don't Ride Roller Coasters

Unicorns Don't Give Sleigh Rides

Wolfmen Don't Hula Dance


Judy Delton

Lucky Dog Days

Rosy Noses, Freezing Toes

Camp Ghost Away

Blue Skies and French Fries 

Grumpy Pumpkins

Beverly Cleary

Ramona Quimby Age 8

Ramona's World

Henry Huggins

Runaway Ralph

Henry and Beezus

Henry and Ribsy

Henry and the Paper Route

Henry and the Club House

Muggie Maggie

Ramona and Her Mother

Mouse and the Motorcycle

Ramona Forever


Ramona the Brave

Ellen Tebbits


Otis Spofford


Barbara Park:

Junie B. Jones and That Meanie Jim's Birthday

Junie B. Jones and the Mushy Gushy Valentine

Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus

Junie B. Jones and the Yucky Bucky Fruitcake

Junie B. Jones Has a Monster Under Her Bed

Junie B. Jones Has a Peep in Her Pocket

Junie B. Jones is a Graduation

Junie B. Jones is a Party Animal

Junie B. Jones is Almost a Flower Girl

Junie B. Jones is Captain Field Day

Junie B. Jones is Not a Crook

Junie B. Jones Loves Handsome Warren

Junie B. Jones Smells Something Fishy

Junie B. Jones is a Beauty Shop Guy

Junie B. First Grader (at last!) 

Junie B. First Grader: Boss of Lunch        

Junie B. First Grader: Toothless Wonder

Junie B. Jones and a Little Monkey Business

Junie B. Jones and her Big Fat Mouth

Junie B. Jones and Some Sneaky Peeky Spying


Dav Pilkey

Captain Underpants and the Attack of the Talking Toilets

Captain Underpants Perilous Plot of Professor Poopypants

Captain Underpants Wrath of the Wicked Wedgie Woman

Dog Breath

Judy Bloom

Freckle Juice

Jan Brett:       

Who's That Knocking on Christmas Eve?

The Hat

The Mitten

Trouble With Trolls

Town Mouse Country Mouse

Wild Christmas Reindeer


Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Comet's 9 Lives

First Dog

Hedge's Surprise

Valentine Bears


Patricia Reilly Giff

Cool-Itch Kid

Watch Out! Man Eating Snake

Beast and the Halloween Horror

The Beast in Ms. Rooney's Room

Best Friends

The Candy Corn Contest

The Case of the Cool-Itch Kid

The Clue at the Zoo

December Secrets

Fish Face

Fancy Feet

Garage Juice for Breakfast

Monster Rabbit Runs Amuck!



                                 Arthur and the No-Brainer                                   

Binky Rules

                            Buster Baxter, Cat Saver                            

Buster Makes the Grade

                                           Buster's New Friend                                     

Francine the Superstar

                                          Muffy's Secret Admirer                                           

Buster's Dino Dilemma

                                               Arthur Accused!                                            

Arthur and the Cootie-Catcher

                             Arthur and the Crunch Cereal                                

Arthur and the Lost Diary

                                Arthur and the Perfect Brother                                  

Locked in the Library!

                         Arthur and the Poetry Contest                             

Who's in Love with Arthur?

                                Arthur and the Popularity Test                               

Arthur Makes the Team

                                 Arthur Rocks Binky                          

Arthur's Mystery Envelope

The Mystery of the Stolen Bike


Mary Osborne

Buffalo Before Breakfast

Dingoes at Dinnertime

Dinosaurs Before Dark

Dolphins at Daybreak

Earthquake in the Early Morning

Ghost Town at Sundown

High Tide in Hawaii

Hour of the Olympics

Lions at Lunchtime

Polar Bears Past Bedtime

Revolutionary War on Wednesday

Tigers at Twilight

Tonight on the Titanic

Twister on Tuesday

Vacation Under the Volcano


Suzy Kline

Horrible Harry and the Ant Invasion

Horrible Harry and the Christmas

Horrible Harry and the Drop of Doom

Horrible Harry and the Dungeon

Horrible Harry and the Green Slime

Horrible Harry at Halloween

Horrible Harry Goes to the Moon

Horrible Harry in Room 2B

Horrible Harry Moves up to Third Grade

Song Lee and the Hamster

Song Lee in Room 2B