2nd grade booklist

Free Reading:

Bandit’s Moon by Sid Fleischman

Wayside School Series by Louis Sachar

The Saturdays by Elizabeth Enright

The Four Story Mistake by Elizabeth Enright

Then There Were Five by Elizabeth Enright

Spiderweb for Two by Elizabeth Enright

Thimble Summer by Elizabeth Enright

Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle series by Betty MacDonald

The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo

Tiger Rising by Kate DiCamillo

Danny the Champion of the World by Roald Dahl

Boy by Roald Dahl

The Invention of HUgo Cabret by Brian Selznick

Ragweed by Avi (and the rest of the series)

Bunnicula by Deborah and James Howe (and the rest of the series)

Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls

The Borrowers by Mary Norton

The Mouse and the Motorcycle by Beverly Cleary

Ribsy by Beverly Cleary

Henry and the Paper Route by Beverly Cleary

Gentle Ben by Walt Morey

Big Red by Jim Kjelgaard

Call it Courage by Armstrong Sperry

The Wheel on the School by Meindert DeJong

King of the Wind by Marguerite Henry

Justin Morgan Had a Horse by Marguerite Henry

Sounder by William H. Armstrong

What Really Happened in the Middle Ages

Otto of the Silver Hand by Howard Pyle

Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh by Robert C. O’Brian

The Great Brain series by John D. Fitzgerald

The Giant’s Heart by George Macdonald


Ambleside Online Year 2 books:

An Island Story by H.E. Marshall

A Child’s History of the World by Virgil Hillyer

The Discovery of New Worlds by MB Synge

The Burgess Animal Book for Children by Thornton Burgess

This Country of Ours H.E. Marshall

The Little Duke by Charlotte Yonge

Joan of Arc by Diane Stanley

Tree in the Trail by Holling C. Holling

Seabird by Holling C. Holling

The Burgess Animal Book for Children by Thornton Burgess

An Island Story by H.E. Marshall

A Child’s History of the World by Virgil Hilyer

Trial and Triumph by RIchard Hannula

Pagoo by Holling C. Holling

Tales from Shakespeare by Edith Nesbit

Pilgrim’s Progress Book 1 by John Bunyan

Parables from Nature by Margaret Gatty

Understood Betsy by Dorothy Canfield Fisher

The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

Robin Hood by Howard Pyle

Heidi by Joanna Spyri

A Wonder Book by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Tanglewood Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Five Little Peppers and How They Grew by Margaret Sidney

Hans Christian Anderson fairy tales

Pied Piper of Hamlin by Robert Browning

Abraham Lincoln by Ingri D’Aulaire

Five Children and It by Edith Nesbit

LIttle House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder

Farmer Boy by Laura Ingalls Wilder

The Story of Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting

Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers

Brighty of the Grand Canyon by Marguerite Henry

Mr. Popper’s Penguins by Richard Atwater

Otto of the Silver Hand by Howard Pyle

Chanticleer and the Fox by Barbara Cooney

Along Came a Dog by Meindert De Jong

The Door in the Wall by Marguerite De Angeli

Understood Betsy by Dorothy Canfield Fisher



Walter De La Mare

Eugene Field

James Whitcombe Riley

Christina Rossetti



¿QuiénPidió un Vaso de Agua? por Jorge Accame

El Último Espía por Pablo de Santis

Expedición al Amazonas por Ana María Shua

Cuentos de la Selva por Horacio Quiroga

Los Viajes de Marco Polo por Ignacio Miller

La Ciudad Mágica por Edith Nesbit

El Quijote contado a los niños por Rosa Navarro Durán