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Mrs. Blackmon's recommended Second Grade Reading List!

Total: 100 Books

Amanda Pig and the Awful, Scary Monster

by Jean Van Leeuwen, illustrated by Ann Schweninger

Interest Level:K - 2

Grade Level Equivalent:2.1

Are You My Mother?

by P. D. Eastman

Interest Level:K - 2

Grade Level Equivalent:1.5

Bad Kitty

by Nick Bruel

Interest Level:K - 2

Grade Level Equivalent:1.4

Beautiful Blackbird

by Ashley Bryan

Interest Level:Pre-K - 3

Grade Level Equivalent:2.8

The Best Nest

by P. D. Eastman

Interest Level:K - 2

Grade Level Equivalent:1.3

The Biggest Test in the Universe

by Nancy Poydar

Interest Level:K - 2

Grade Level Equivalent:2.7

 

The Blind Men and the Elephant

by Karen Backstein, illustrated by Annie Mitra

Interest Level:K - 2

Grade Level Equivalent:2.5

Bunny Cakes

by Rosemary Wells

Interest Level:K - 2

Grade Level Equivalent:1.9

Busy Buzzing Bumblebees and Other Tongue Twisters

by Alvin Schwartz, illustrated by Paul Meisel

Interest Level:K - 2

Grade Level Equivalent:3.1

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Caps for Sale: A Tale of a Peddler, Some Monke...

by Esphyr Slobodkina

Interest Level:K - 2

Grade Level Equivalent:2.9

Chewy Louie

by Howie Schneider

Interest Level:K - 2

Grade Level Equivalent:2.1

Chicken Soup with Rice: A Book of Months

by Maurice Sendak

Interest Level:Pre-K - 1

Grade Level Equivalent:2.5

 

Chickie Riddles

by Katy Hall and Lisa Eisenberg

Interest Level:K - 2

Grade Level Equivalent:1.5

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A Chocolate Moose for Dinner

by Fred Gwynne

Interest Level:K - 2

Grade Level Equivalent:1.9

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Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

by Judith Barrett, illustrated by Ron Barrett

Interest Level:1 - 3

Grade Level Equivalent:3.2

Creatures of Earth, Sea, and Sky: Animal Poems

by Georgia Heard, illustrated by Jennifer Owings Dewey

Interest Level:K - 2

Grade Level Equivalent:2.9

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Curious George and the Pizza

by Margret Rey, edited by Alan J. Shalleck

Interest Level:K - 2

Grade Level Equivalent:2.2

Curious George Goes to an Ice Cream Shop

by Margret Rey and H. A. Rey

Interest Level:Pre-K - 2

Grade Level Equivalent:2.1

 

Curious George Makes Pancakes

by Margret Rey and H. A. Rey

Interest Level:Pre-K - 2

Grade Level Equivalent:2.3

Digby & Kate

by Barbara Baker, illustrated by Marsha Winborn

Interest Level:K - 2

Grade Level Equivalent:1.7

Do You Have a Hat?

by Eileen Spinelli, illustrated by Geraldo Valerio

Interest Level:K - 2

Grade Level Equivalent:2.2

Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!

by Mo Willems

Interest Level:Pre-K - 2

Grade Level Equivalent:1

 

Don't Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late!

by Mo Willems

Interest Level:Pre-K - 2

Grade Level Equivalent:1.5

The Doorbell Rang

by Pat Hutchins

Interest Level:K - 2

Grade Level Equivalent:2.1

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Emily and Alice Stick Together

by Joyce Champion, illustrated by Sucie Stevenson

Interest Level:K - 2

Grade Level Equivalent:2.7

Emma Kate

by Patricia Polacco

Interest Level:K - 2

Grade Level Equivalent:2.1

Emma's Magic Winter

by Jean Little, illustrated by Jennifer Plecas

Interest Level:K - 2

Grade Level Equivalent:2.3

 

Engine, Engine, Number Nine

by Stephanie Calmenson

Interest Level:K - 2

Grade Level Equivalent:1.5

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Fluffy's School Bus Adventure

by Kate McMullan, illustrated by Mavis Smith

Interest Level:K - 2

Grade Level Equivalent:1.4

Four on the Shore: Level 3

by Edward Marshall, illustrated by James Vance Marshall

Interest Level:K - 2

Grade Level Equivalent:2.5

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The Frog Prince, Continued

by Jon Scieszka, illustrated by Steve Johnson

Interest Level:K - 5

Grade Level Equivalent:4.7

Froggy Bakes a Cake

by Jonathan London, illustrated by Frank Remkiewicz, by Watty Piper

Interest Level:K - 2

Grade Level Equivalent:2.1

Froggy Eats Out

by Jonathan London, illustrated by Frank Remkiewicz

Interest Level:K - 2

Grade Level Equivalent:2.3

Froggy Goes to Bed

by Jonathan London, illustrated by Frank Remkiewicz

Interest Level:K - 2

Grade Level Equivalent:2.1

 

Good Night, Good Knight

by Shelley Moore Thomas, illustrated by Jennifer Plecas

Interest Level:K - 2

Grade Level Equivalent:1.9

 

 

Great Day for Up!

by Dr Seuss, Altbach, illustrated by Quentin Blake

Interest Level:K - 2

Grade Level Equivalent:1.9

Green Eggs and Ham

by Dr. Seuss

Interest Level:K - 2

Grade Level Equivalent:2.2

 

The Grouchy Ladybug

by Eric Carle

Interest Level:K - 2

Grade Level Equivalent:3.3

 

Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb

by Al Perkins, illustrated by Eric Gurney

Interest Level:K - 2

Grade Level Equivalent:1.5

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Harold and the Purple Crayon

by Crockett Johnson

Interest Level:K - 3

Grade Level Equivalent:2.4

 

Henry and Mudge: The First Book

by Cynthia Rylant, Sucie Stevenson, illustrated by Sucie Stevenson

Interest Level:K - 2

Grade Level Equivalent:2.2

 

Henry and Mudge and the Funny Lunch

by Cynthia Rylant, illustrated by Carolyn Bracken

Interest Level:K - 2

Grade Level Equivalent:2.7

Henry and Mudge and the Happy Cat

by Cynthia Rylant, illustrated by Sucie Stevenson

Interest Level:K - 2

Grade Level Equivalent:1.5

 

 

 

 

Henry and Mudge under the Yellow Moon

by Cynthia Rylant, illustrated by Sucie Stevenson

Interest Level:K - 2

Grade Level Equivalent:2.4

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Hi, Cat!

by Ezra Jack Keats

Interest Level:K - 2

Grade Level Equivalent:2.8

A Hole Is to Dig

by Ruth Krauss, Nelson, illustrated by Maurice Sendak

Interest Level:K - 2

Grade Level Equivalent:2.6

The Horse in Harry's Room

by Sydney Hoff

Interest Level:K - 2

Grade Level Equivalent:1.7

 

How I Spent My Summer Vacation

by Mark Teague

Interest Level:K - 2

Grade Level Equivalent:2.5

I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie

by Alison Jackson, illustrated by Judith Byron Schachner

Interest Level:K - 2

Grade Level Equivalent:1.9

I Saw You in the Bathtub: And Other Folk Rhymes ***

by Alvin Schwartz, illustrated by Sydney Hoff

Interest Level:K - 2

Grade Level Equivalent:2.5

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I Wanna Iguana

by Karen Kaufman Orloff, illustrated by David Catrow

Interest Level:K - 2

Grade Level Equivalent:2.3

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie

by Laura Numeroff, illustrated by Felicia Bond

Interest Level:Pre-K - 3

Grade Level Equivalent:3.2

 

In the Swim

by Douglas Florian

Interest Level:K - 2

Grade Level Equivalent:3.2

Just a Minute!: A Trickster Tale and Counting Book

by Yuyi Morales and Chronicle Books

Interest Level:K - 2

Grade Level Equivalent:2.4

Just Enough and Not Too Much

by Kaethe Zemach and Kaethe Zemach

Interest Level:Pre-K - 2

Grade Level Equivalent:2.3

Little Rabbit Foo Foo

by Michael J. Rosen, illustrated by Arthur Robins

Interest Level:K - 2

Grade Level Equivalent:2.5

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Mañana, Iguana

by Ann Whitford Paul, illustrated by Ethan Long

Interest Level:K - 2

Grade Level Equivalent:1.8

Max and Ruby's Midas: Another Greek Myth

by Rosemary Wells

Interest Level:K - 2

Grade Level Equivalent:5.1

 

Max's Dragon Shirt

by Rosemary Wells

Interest Level:K - 2

Grade Level Equivalent:2.2

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Minnie and Moo Go to the Moon

by Denys Cazet and DK Publishing

Interest Level:K - 2

Grade Level Equivalent:2.7

Minnie and Moo Save the Earth

by Denys Cazet and DK Publishing

Interest Level:K - 2

Grade Level Equivalent:2.1

Mmmm, Cookies

by Robert N. Munsch, illustrated by Michael Martchenko

Interest Level:Pre-K - 1

Grade Level Equivalent:3.5

More or Less a Mess: Hello Math Reader! Level 2

by Sheila Keenan, illustrated by Patrick Girouard

Interest Level:Pre-K - 3

Grade Level Equivalent:1.5

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Morris Goes to School

by Bernard Wiseman

Interest Level:K - 2

Grade Level Equivalent:2.1

Mouse Mess

by Linnea Asplind Riley

Interest Level:K - 2

Grade Level Equivalent:1.5

 

Mouse Soup

by Arnold Lobel

Interest Level:K - 2

Grade Level Equivalent:2.2

The Napping House

by Audrey Wood, illustrated by Don Wood

Interest Level:K - 2

Grade Level Equivalent:3.2

New Shoes, Red Shoes

Interest Level:K - 2

Grade Level Equivalent:1.8

No Laughing, No Smiling, No Giggling

by James Stevenson

Interest Level:K - 2

Grade Level Equivalent:1.5

Olivia

by Ian Falconer

Interest Level:K - 2

Grade Level Equivalent:1.9

Olivia . . . and the Missing Toy

by Ian Falconer

Interest Level:K - 2

Grade Level Equivalent:1.9

 

Our Silly Garden

by Karen Berman Nagel

Interest Level:K - 2

Grade Level Equivalent:1.6

 

A Packet of Seeds

by Deborah Hopkinson, illustrated by Bethanne Andersen

Interest Level:K - 2

Grade Level Equivalent:2.4

Pete's a Pizza

by William Steig

Interest Level:K - 2

Grade Level Equivalent:2.8

The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog!

by Mo Willems

Interest Level:K - 2

Grade Level Equivalent:1.0

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Pigs Go to Market: Fun with Math and Shopping

by Sharon McGinley-Nally, Amy Axelrod, illustrated by Sharon McGinley-Nally

Interest Level:K - 2

Grade Level Equivalent:3.5

Pigs in the Pantry: Fun with Math and Cooking

by Amy Axelrod, illustrated by Sharon McGinley-Nally

Interest Level:K - 2

Grade Level Equivalent:3.9

 

 

 

Pigs on a Blanket: Fun with Math and Time

by Amy Axelrod, illustrated by Sharon McGinley-Nally

Interest Level:K - 2

Grade Level Equivalent:2.5

Pigs Rock!

by Melanie Davis Jones, illustrated by Bob Staake

Interest Level:K - 2

Grade Level Equivalent:1.7

 

Princess Penelope

by Todd Mack, illustrated by Julia Gran

Interest Level:K - 2

Grade Level Equivalent:2.3

Punctuation Takes a Vacation

by Robin Pulver, illustrated by Lynn Rowe Reed

Interest Level:K - 2

Grade Level Equivalent:2.9

Rhinos for Lunch and Elephants for Supper!: A ...

by Tololwa M. Mollel, Frommer, illustrated by Barbara Spurll

Interest Level:K - 2

Grade Level Equivalent:5.5

Silly Tilly's Thanksgiving Dinner

by Lillian Hoban

Interest Level:K - 2

Grade Level Equivalent:2.2

Something Big Has Been Here

by Jack Prelutsky, illustrated by James Stevenson

Interest Level:3 - 5

Grade Level Equivalent:4.5

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Suddenly!: A Preston Pig Story

by Colin McNaughton

Interest Level:K - 2

Grade Level Equivalent:2.5

 

 

Take Me Out of the Bathtub: And Other Silly Di...

by Alan Katz, illustrated by David Catrow

Interest Level:Pre-K - 4

Grade Level Equivalent:2.9

 

The Teeny Tiny Ghost and the Monster

by Kay Winters, illustrated by Lynn M. Munsinger

Interest Level:K - 2

Grade Level Equivalent:2.3

The Teeny Tiny Teacher

by Stephanie Calmenson

Interest Level:Pre-K - 3

Grade Level Equivalent:2.8

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The Pig Is in the Pantry, the Cat Is on the Shelf

by Shirley Mozelle, illustrated by Jennifer Plecas

Interest Level:K - 2

Grade Level Equivalent:1.8

There Was a Cold Lady Who Swallowed Some Snow!

by Lucille Colandro, illustrated by Jared Lee

Interest Level:K - 2

Grade Level Equivalent:2.1

There's an Ant in Anthony

by Bernard Most

Interest Level:K - 2

Grade Level Equivalent:3.1

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This Is the Way We Go to School

by Edith Baer, illustrated by Steve Bjorkman

Interest Level:Pre-K - 3

Grade Level Equivalent:2.5

Three Pigs, One Wolf, and Seven Magic Shapes

by Eugene Trivizas, illustrated by David Neuhaus

Interest Level:Pre-K - 3

Grade Level Equivalent:3.5

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To Market, To Market

by A. Miranda

Interest Level:Pre-K - 3

Grade Level Equivalent:1.5

Toasting Marshmallows: Camping Poems

by Kristine O'Connell George, illustrated by Kate Kiesler

Interest Level:K - 5

Grade Level Equivalent:3.2

We're Making Breakfast for Mother

by Shirley Neitzel, illustrated by Nancy Winslow Parker

Interest Level:K - 2

Grade Level Equivalent:1.7

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What Do You Hear When Cows Sing?: And Other Si...

by Marco Maesstro, Marco Maestro, illustrated by Giulio Maestro

Interest Level:K - 2

Grade Level Equivalent:1.7

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What Time Is It?: A Book of Math Riddles

by Sheila Keenan, illustrated by Kayne Jacobs

Interest Level:K - 2

Grade Level Equivalent:1.5

Why the Banana Split

by Rick Walton, illustrated by Jimmy Holder

Interest Level:K - 2

Grade Level Equivalent:1.7

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http://www.teacher.scholastic.com/activities/clf
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