New Books for 2nd Graders

Some of these books can be READ BY a 2nd grader, others are good for READING ALOUD TO a 2nd grader.

Count the Monkeys by Mac Barnett

Reading Level: Ages 3 - 6

All the author wants you to do is count the monkeys, but other things keep getting in the way in this amusingly chaotic counting book.

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Sam and Charlie (and Sam Too!) by Leslie Kimmelman

Grades 1-3

Sam is excited about his new neighbors, especially when he overhears someone yelling "Charlie, don't forget your baseball mitt!"

Sam runs over to meet his new neighbors, Charlie (short for Charlene, but never call her that) and Sam Too, Charlie's little sister. The three new friends have a lot in common other than their names and their love of baseball and hamentaschen. 

In this fun beginning chapter book, play baseball, celebrate Purim, sneeze on a sick day, and much more with new friends Sam and Charlie (and Sam Too!).

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For other early chapter books about good friends, try:

Pinky and Rex by James Howe (series)

Iris and Walter by Elissa Hadden Guest (series)

Mimi and Mati to the Rescue: Roger the Rat is on the Loose! by Brooke Smith

Bink and Gollie by Kate DiCamillo and Alison McGhee

The Watermelon Seed by Greg Pizzoli

Ages 4+

There is almost nothing better during a hot summer than eating a slice of watermelon. Yum, yum, yum. Watermelon is Crocodile's favorite thing to eat. It's so juicy, and sweet, and -

 

Uh oh. 

 

He swallowed a seed. 

 

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