Grade 2

Welcome Message

A Message to Incoming 2nd Graders and Your Parents pretty blue flower

Welcome second grade readers! You have been practicing choosing just right books from many fiction and nonfiction genres and have built stamina for reading at least 20-30 minutes at a time. We hope you will continue talking about reading with your friends and adults during the summer.

The Scranton Library is an invaluable resource to help you connect your child with books, ebooks, audiobooks, magazines and opportunities to spend time with other readers.

This suggested summer reading list contains some of our favorite authors for second graders, student picks, and the 2018 Nutmeg Nominees.

You are free to read whatever you enjoy! Readers read what they love!

Please help your child keep track of his reading by filling out a Summer Reading Recording Sheet of all titles that you've read together and submit it to his/her teacher in September.



Grade 2 Non-Fiction

More Grade 2 Non-Fiction

April Pulley Sayre

Melissa Higgins

Melissa Stewart

Erika L. Shores

Joan Hewett

Mary Lindeen

Martha E. H. Rustad


2nd Grade Book Series

More 2nd Grade Book Series

Kingdom of Wrenly
by Jordan Quinn

Henry and Mudge
by Cynthia Rylant

Fly Guy
by Tedd Arnold

Galaxy Zack
by Ray O'Ryan

Mercy Watson
by Kate DiCamillo

Sports Illustrated
Victory School
Sports Stars

Princess in Black
by Shannon Hale

Frog and Toad
by Arnold Lobel

Owl Diaries

by Rebecca Elliot

Nutmeg Nominees

The Nutmeg Book Award encourages Connecticut children in grades 2-4 to read quality literature and vote for their favorite from a list of nominated titles.

Elementary Nutmeg Website