December 1, 2020 | strande
Sometimes we just want to read about what's familiar or what's possible. Here are some suggestions for books that feature a high level of realism. You won't find many dragons or wizards or outer space adventures here, but you will find stories about things that really could happen. Books are suggested for Second Grade, but remember that each Reader is different, and might find something interesting at another level.
Ana & Andrew are getting a new pet! They research different pets before choosing the best pet for their family. Then they pick a name for it! Read more about Ana and Andrew.
Carlos and Carmen want to make this Mother's Day special. But they need a little help from Papá. Everything is going great until their fluffy, yummy surprise sinks right before their eyes. Luckily, the twins have a great idea that turns their mistake into a really special Mother's Day surprise. Read more Carlos and Carmen.
September 29, 2020 | strande
Ready for goosebumps and crazy creatures? Here's a collection of spooky stories featuring unexpected creatures and adventures. Books are suggested for Second Grade, but remember that each reader is different and might find something interesting at another level.
What is hiding under the bed? What is scratching at the window? These five spine-chilling stories will have beginning readers everywhere begging to stay up late to read (with the light on!). For more Mister Shivers, try Shadow in the Woods.
Obsessed with horror films, ten-year-old Alonzo dreams of transforming himself into "The Boy of a Thousand Faces" and gets his wish in an unexpected way.
September 27, 2020 | strande
Truth is sometimes stranger than fiction. Explore these fascinating stories about real people. Books are suggested for Second Grade, but remember that each Reader is different, and might find something interesting at another level.
Tomie dePaola's stories from the momentous year his family built their new house at 26 Fairmount Avenue highlight his wit, sense of humor, and strong family bonds. Continue the memoir with the rest of the 26 Fairmount Avenue series.
Recounts the life and accomplishments of Belva Lockwood, the first woman to practice law before the Supreme Court and to officially run for the presidency of the United States in 1884 and 1888.
September 26, 2020 | strande
Have you made your way through Dragon Masters and Last Firehawk, and need more series to read? Into fantasy and adventure? Give these titles a try.
A young dragon named Ella convinces her twin brother Owen to join her on a bold quest to find a wizard that will help cure Owen of his flaming cold. Part of the Ella and Owen series.
Princess Serena, who wants to be a knight instead of a princess, must perform good deeds on a Quest of Kindness to prove to her father that she deserves to go to knight school. Part of the Princess Pulverizer series.
September 17, 2020 | strande
Trying to satisfy a princess-obsessed reader? Look no further. The following titles are full of royalty and mythical creatures, and some ordinary characters with extraordinary flair.
In this classic fairy tale, retold with a twist, Hansel and Gretel are eat a lot of junk food and aren't very active. Their father, the woodcutter, plans a trip for them to the woods for exercise. But the children get lost and discover a hungry--but health-conscious--witch!
Part of the Tadpoles Fairy Tale Twists series.
September 1, 2020 | strande
When you combine a love of animals with an appreciation for good humor, what do you get? A lot of great things to read! For readers who love Elephant and Piggie and Pig the Pug, here is a selection of fiction and nonfiction to keep you laughing.
Eating too much pie causes Llama to rip his dancing pants, opening a black hole and threatening the entire universe. Check out more books by Jonathan Stutzman.
I'm Trying to Love Spiders will help you see these amazing arachnids in a whole new light, from their awesomely excessive eight eyes to the seventy-five pounds of bugs a spider can eat in a single year! Bethany Barton also tackles bees in a humorous and welcoming way.
February 16, 2016 | marianne
Interested in reading a story that takes place in a different time period? Try checking out one of these historic tales. Books are suggested for Second Grade, but remember that each Reader is different, and might find something interesting at another level.
This story of the Revolutionary War is based on a real boy who lived in Bennington, Vermont, in 1777.
Nine-year-old Josefina wants to give up learning to play the piano until she sees how much joy her music gives to her baby nephew.
February 15, 2016 | Michelle
Have fun finding your way through these great mystery titles. Books are suggested for Second Grade, but remember that each reader is different and might find something interesting at another level.
When Watson the dog goes missing on the day of his appointment at the groomers, Charlie and Lewis race against the clock find him in time for his grooming, while introducing the mathematical principles of telling time and tracking how it passes.
Friends search for Zoom Squirrel's missing baby tooth. Includes "acorn-y jokes" and "cool facts."
February 12, 2016 | Michelle
Looking for a good read in a comic book format? Try checking out one of these daring graphic novels. Books are suggested for Second Grade, but remember that each reader is different, and might find something interesting at another level.
Alerted to a global energy crisis, the President consults with the World's Best Scientist, who suggests sending a special group of astronauts to turn the Moon into a solar power plant.
Callaway just wants to help her friends but the pressure of an upcoming contest is giving her anxiety.