• 2020 Entering 2nd Grade Summer Reading List

    This list, compiled by Learning Media Services, includes suggested authors and titles to assist parents in choosing books that reflect their child’s reading level, interests, and family values.

    Many reading levels appear among students in the same grade.  These suggestions include concept books, pre-primers and primers for developing readers, picture books enjoyed by a wide audience, series for developing readers, chapter books suitable for more advanced readers, and books to encourage a variety of nonfiction interests. 

    Book lists with current popular titles are also widely available on the Internet.  Check these sites for titles that may interest your student:

    All Grade LevelsChildren’s Book Council - Children’s Choice Awards

    Kindergarten - 2nd GradeTexas Library Association 2x2 Reading Lists

    Kindergarten - 3rd GradeDallas ISD - Luminarias list, PK-3rd grade, Bilingual and Spanish. Many authors listed below also publish in Spanish.

    Tumblebooks and World Book eBooks may be accessed through the Plano ISD Webdesk Library Digital Resources tile and links to more eBooks and Audiobooks are available on the Plano ISD Library Page

  • Picture Books

    Counting Crows (and other titles), by Appelt, Kathi

    Sam & Dave Dig a Hole, Triangle, Circle (and other titles), by Barnett, Mac

    Fire Truck vs. Dragon, by Barton, Chris

    Wolf!, by Bloom, Becky

    Another Important Book, by Brown, Margaret Wise

    Bird & Squirrel (graphic novel series), by Burks, James

    Uglified Ducky: A Maynard Moose Tale, by Claflin, Willy

    Click Clack Moo; Diary of a Spider (and other titles), by Cronin, Doreen

    Wiener Wolf, by Crosby, Jeff

    The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors (and other titles), by Daywalt, Drew

    Last Stop on Market Street, by De la Peña, Matt & Christian Robinson

    The Gruffalo, by Donaldson, Julia

    Misunderstood Shark: Friends Don't eat Friends, by Dyckman, Ame

    How to Train a Train, by Eaton, Jason Carter

    Dog vs. Cat, by Gall, Chris

    Perfect Square, Frankencrayon, by Hall, Michael

    We don't eat our Classmates!, by Higgins, Ryan

    Take Me Out of the Bathtub (and other titles), by Katz, Alan

    Dogs Rule!, by Kirk, Daniel

    This Is Not My Hat (and other titles), by Klassen, John

    One Monkey Too Many, by Koller, Jackie

    Three Hens and a Peacock, by Laminack, Lester

    7 Ate 9, by Lazar, Tara

    Hooway for Wodney Wat (and other titles), by Lester, Helen

    I Can Only Draw Worms, by Mabbit, Will

    John Willy and Freddy McGee, by Meade, Holly

    Here Comes Mother Goose, by Opie, Iona

    Flutter and Hum/Aleteo y Zumbido, by Paschkis, Julie

    No Dragons for Tea, by Pendziwol, Jean

    Any by this author (the U.S.A.'s 1st Children's Poet Laureate), by Prelustky, Jack

    Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich, by Rex, Adam

    Dragons Love Tacos, by Rubin, Adam

    A Bad Case of Stripes (and other titles), by Shannon, David

    Almost Late to School (and other titles), by Shields, Carol Diggory

    A Light in the Attic; Where the Sidewalk Ends (and other titles), by Silverstein, Shel

    Earth to Clunk, by Smallcomb, Pam

    My Big Dog; Help Me Mr. Mutt! (and other titles), by Stevens, Janet

    Eloise (and other titles), by Thompson, Kay

    Duck Soup, by Urbanovic, Jackie

    Write! Write! Write!, by Vanderwater, Amy Ludwig

    Lunch Box Mail, by Whitehead, Jenny

    Tuesday, The Three Pigs (and other titles), by Wiesner, David

    Pigeon Books; Knuffle Bunny (and other titles), by Willems, Mo

    How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight (and other titles), by Yolen, Jane

    Thunder Underground, by Yolen, Jane

  • Early Readers and Chapter Book Series

    Cam Jansen Mysteries, by Adler, David

    The Critter Club, by Barkley, Callie

    Ivy & Bean, by Barrows, Annie

    Frankie Sparks, by Blakemore, Megan F.

    Rainbow Magic Series, by Bozdech, Betsy

    Arthur (chapter books), by Brown, Marc /Stephen Krensky

    Lola Levine Series, by Brown, Monica

    Eerie Elementary Series, by Chabert, Jack

    Beezus and Ramona (and other titles), by Cleary, Beverly

    Ms. Frizzle's Adventures, by Cole, Joanna

    Amber Brown, by Danziger, Paula

    Mercy Watson, Bink and Gollie Series, by DiCamillo, Kate

    The Zack Files, by Greenburg, Dan

    Andrew Lost, by Greenburg, J.C.

    My Weirder School, by Gutman, Dan

    The Princess in Black, by Hale, Shannon and Dean

    Candy Fairies Series, by Helemen, Perelman

    BabyMouse Series, by Holm, Jennifer & Matthew

    Heroes in Training, by Holub, Joan

    Ready Freddy, by Klein, Abby

    Alvin Ho, by Look, Lenore

    Balance Beam Boss (and other titles), by Maddox, Jake

    Katie Woo Series, by Manushkin, Fran

    Judy Moody and Stink, by McDonald, Megan

    Dragon Slayers' Academy, by McMullan, Kate

    Rainbow Magic Fairies, by Meadows, Daisy

    Juana & Lucas, by Medina, Juana

    The Kicks Series, by Morgan, Alex

    Down Girl and Sit, by Nolan, Lucy

    Fancy Nancy (and other titles), by O'Connor, Jane

    Galaxy Zack, by O'Ryan, Ray

    The Magic Treehouse (fiction and nonfiction companion series), by Osborne, Mary Pope

    Clementine, by Pennypacker, Sara

    Fairy Realm, by Rodda, Emily

    A to Z Mysteries; Calendar Mysteries, by Roy, Rob

    Poppleton; Henry & Mudge, by Rylant, Cynthia

    Marvin Redpost, by Sachar, Louis

    Black Lagoon Adventures, by Thaler, Mik

    Dragon Masters, by West, Tracey

  • Beginning Novels

    Freckle Juice, by Blume, Judy

    Lola Levine is Not Mean (and other titles), by Brown, Monica

    Tornado; The SOS File, by Byars, Betsy

    Ramona the Pest (and other titles), by Cleary, Beverly

    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (and other titles), by Dahl, Roald

    Bunnicula: A Rabbit Tale of Mystery (and other titles), by Howe, James

    Toys Go Out, by Jenkins, Emily

    Lady Lollipop (and other titles), by King-Smith, David

    Gooney Bird Greene (and other titles), by Lowry, Lois

    Mrs. Piggle Wiggle (and other titles), by MacDonald, Betty

  • Nonfiction

    Now and Ben, by Barretta, Gene

    Fractured Fairy Tales (Capstone Publishers), by Blake Hoena, Eric Braun, Jessica Gunderson

    26 Fairmount Avenue (and other biographies), by DePaola, Tomie

    Go for the Moon: A Rocket, a Boy and the First Moon Landing, by Gall, Chris

    How to Talk to Your Dog, by George, Jean Craighead

    Abraham Lincoln's dueling Words-Bowman, by Jannell, Donna

    Biggest, Strongest, Fastest (and other titles), by Jenkins, Steve

    There's a Frog in my Throat! 440 Animal Sayings..., by Leedy, Loreen

    We Dig Worms!, by McCloskey, Kevin

    Magic Treehouse (nonfiction companion), by Osborne, Mary Pope

    Mercedes and the Chocolate Pilot, by Raven, Margo Theis

    The Noisy Paint Box: The Colors and Sounds of Kandinsky's Abstract Art, by Rosenstock, Barb

    How Much is a Million? (and other titles), by Schwartz, David

    Earthquakes (and other titles), by Simon, Seymour

    Star Stuff: Carl Sagan and the Mysteries of the Cosmos, by Sisson, Stephanie Roth

    So You Want to Be President?, by St. George, Judith

    Emmanuel's Dream: The True story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah, by Thompson, Laurie Ann

    “You Wouldn’t Want to Be…” series, by Various Authors

    The Boo-Boos that changed the World: A True Story about an Accidental Invention, by Wittenstein, Barry

    Jane Goodall, by Woolf, Alex

  • Bilingual Spanish

    Marta! Big & Small, by Arena, Jen

    Marisol McDonald and the Clash Bash: Marisol McDonald y La Fiesta Sin Igual, by Brown, Monica

    El Patito Bello (and other titles), by Canetti, Yanitzia

    La Llama Llama Rojo Pijama, by Dewdney, Anna

    Huevos verdes con jamon (and other titles), by Dr. Seuss

    La Madre Goose: Nursery Rhymes for Los Niños, by Elya, Susan Middleton

    Olivia (and other titles), by Falconer / Mlawer

    Pinkalicious, by Kann, Victoria

    Max Come al Aire Libre (and other titles), by Klein, Adria

    Si Llevas un Raton a la Escuela, by Numeroff, Laura

    Un Día diferente para el Señor Amos, by Stead, Philip

    Mouse Paint / Pintura de ratón, by Walsh, Ellen Stoll

    Los 100 Primeros dias de Colegio de Emilia, by Wells, Rosemary

    Martes (and other titles), by Wiesner, David

  • Poetry

    The Burger and the Hot Dog, by Aylesworth, Jim

    Poems Aloud, by Coelho, Joseph

    How to Draw a Dragon (and other titles), by Florian, Douglas

    You Read to Me, I'll Read to You (and other titles), by Hoberman, Mary Ann

    Take Me Out of the Bathtub (and other titles), by Katz, Alan

    Dogs Rule!, by Kirk, Daniel

    Flutter and Hum/Aleteo y Zumbido, by Paschkis, Julie

    Any by this author (the U.S.A.'s 1st Children's Poet Laureate), by Prelustky, Jack

    Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich, by Rex, Adam

    Almost Late to School (and other titles), by Shields, Carol Diggory

    A Light in the Attic; Where the Sidewalk Ends (and other titles), by Silverstein, Shel

    Write! Write! Write!, by Vanderwater, Amy Ludwig

    Lunch Box Mail, by Whitehead, Jenny

    Pigeon books; Knuffle Bunny (and other titles), by Willems, Mo

    How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight (and other titles), by Yolen, Jane

    Thunder Underground, by Yolen, Jane

  • Ebooks

    Goalkeeper In Charge, by Christopher, Matt

    Blast to the Past: Ben Franklin's Fame, by Deutsch, Stacia and Rhody Cohon

    A Ticket Around the World, by Diaz, Natalia & Melissa Owens

    Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew: Pony Problems, by Keene, Carolyn

    Jackson and Bud's Bumpy Ride, by Koehler-Pentacoff, Elizabeth

    Anne of Green Gables, by Montgomery, Lucy Maud

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