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Second Grade Reading List

Here is the list of books Hedgie recommends for Second Grade.  Click on the title to see the book and any reviews by teachers and students.   You can also search on the title for different versions of the books (paperback, hardcover, audio cassette, etc).

If there is no link, Hedgehog does not carry the book and it may no longer be published.  You might find these books in your library or in a used bookstore.

 

 

Amelia Bedelia's First Apple Pie

Amelia Bedelia's First Apple Pie
by Herman Parish

Mem. Ed. $4.99

Pub. Ed. $16.99

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Ages 4-6; Second grade fun filled reading

Fall and the irresistible aroma of Grandma's fresh-baked apple pie is in the air.This series starring everyone's favorite literal-minded housekeeper as a little girl. Fall into a charming tale about apple picking, leaf-pile jumping, baking and everything else that's great about autumn. In addition to hilarious misunderstandings, idioms and wordplay, charming artwork and plenty to laugh about, Amelia Bedelia's First Apple Pie comes with the very same apple pie recipe that Grandma and Amelia make and it tastes out of this world!

   

 

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
by Judi Barrett

Mem. Ed. $12.99

Pub. Ed. $16.95

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Age 4 to 6; Second grade fun filled reading

In the town of Chewandswallow, when it rains, it pours…soup, spaghetti and soda! Laugh out loud at this tall tale about the tiny town where the weather is "served" at breakfast, lunch and dinner!

   

 

The Velveteen Rabbit

The Velveteen Rabbit
by Margery Williams Bianco

Mem. Ed. $12.99

Pub. Ed. $16.95

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Age 4 to 8; Second grade fun filled reading

Every child with a favorite stuffed animal will be enchanted by this classic tale about a toy bunny who is loved so deeply that one day it magically comes to life. A beautifully illustrated book.

   

 

Runny Babbit

Runny Babbit
by Shel Silverstein

Mem. Ed. $14.99

Pub. Ed. $18.99

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Age 4 to 6; Second grade fun filled reading

Runny Babbit and his friends Rirty Dat, Dungry Hog and Snerry Jake speak in spoonerisms, a topsy-turvy language that will leave you and your child "lolling with raughter."

   

 

Bless This Mouse

Bless This Mouse
by Lois Lowry

Mem. Ed. $11.99

Pub. Ed. $15.99

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Age 6 to 9; Second grade fun filled reading

Talk about a match made in heaven! Two-time Newbery Medalist Lois Lowry and Caldecott Medalist Eric Rohman have teamed up to create an absolutely charming tale. Animal lovers are sure to cherish Bless This Mouse.

Within the walls of Saint Bartholemew's Church, life is not as serene as one might think—especially for the mice who live there! It's up to Mouse Mistress Hildegarde to keep the church mice safe. But when a few parishioners report mouse sightings, Hildegarde and the rest of the mice must face a dreadful consequence, the Great X. To complicate things, a ceremony called the Blessing of the Animals is fast approaching and Saint Bartholemew's will soon be filled with pets…including cats!

   

 

Stink: Solar System Superhero

Stink: Solar System Superhero
by Megan McDonald

Mem. Ed. $9.99

Pub. Ed. $12.99

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Ages 6-9; Second grade fun filled reading

When Stink learns that Pluto has flunked out of the Milky Way for being too shrimpy, he has no choice but to take a stand for the sake of little planets and little people everywhere. But is our humble champion smart enough to defeat a panel of big-shot scientists and his know-it-all second grade classmate Riley Rottenberger? Prepare to have your universe rocked as Judy Moody's little brother sticks up for dwarf planets everywhere.

With a totally fun storyline, all sorts of interesting facts about the planets in our solar system, including a simple way to help anyone remember their names and awesome artwork throughout.

   

 

The Thirteen Days of Christmas

The Thirteen Days of Christmas
by Tim Burton

Mem. Ed. $3.99

Pub. Ed. $15.99

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Ages: 6-9; Second grade fun filled reading

Wait a minute! The thirteen days of Christmas? The charmingly frightful hero of Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas turns a beloved holiday carol on its head and the result is monstrously fun! A partridge in a pear tree and two turtle doves just won't do for Jack Skellington's one ghoul love, but a star for a fortune-card tree and two true-love potions will! Join Jack, Sally and their fellow citizens of Halloween Town as they celebrate this most festive time of the year as only they know how in this chilling holiday picture-book featuring ghoulishly lovely illustrations from Disneyland's and Walt Disney World's Haunted Mansion Holiday attraction. It's the perfect treat for fans of the "Pumpkin King"!

   

 

A ValueTales Treasury: Stories for Growing Good People

A ValueTales Treasury: Stories for Growing Good People
by Spencer Johnson

Mem. Ed. $5.99

Pub. Ed. $19.99

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Ages: 6-9; Second grade fun filled reading

From #1 New York Times bestselling author of Who Moved My Cheese?™, Dr. Spencer Johnson, comes a wonderful new kind of children's story, the Imaginography. Imaginative true stories of real people and real events. In Imaginographies for Louis Pasteur, Harriet Tubman, Confucius, Helen Keller and Will Rogers, youngsters get to imagine how famous people from history might have listened to themselves,to their True Voice, that voice inside each of us that gives us our best thoughts!

   

 

Zigzag Kids #1 Number One Kid

Zigzag Kids #1 Number One Kid
by Patricia Reilly Giff

Mem. Ed. $3.99

Pub. Ed. $12.99

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Ages:6-9; Second grade fun filled reading

Two-time Newbery Honor-winning author Patricia Reilly Giff is back with Zigzag Kids, a new illustrated series that captures all the excitement and surprises of new friends and after-school fun.

Mitchell McCabe and his sister, Angel are the new kids at the Zelda A. Zigzag School. Angel's already making friends, but Mitchell's having trouble fitting in. And he's not exactly thrilled when his parents sign him up for the Afternoon Center. That is until he discovers all the fun activities to choose from. Still, Mitchell is worried. What if he doesn't get a prize on Prize Day? Luckily, he's got what it takes to be a number one kid!

   

 

Where the Sidewalk Ends

Where the Sidewalk Ends
by Shel Silverstein

Mem. Ed. $13.99

Pub. Ed. $18.99

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Ages: 4-9; Second grade fun filled reading

From funny and gross to introspective and wise, Silverstein is a master at tickling the funny bone in this classic.

 

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