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2nd Grade Reading List for Homeschool

Are you curious about what kind of books your child might be interested in as they go into grade two? This is a great age for getting them interested in reading. Grab some leveled readers that are not too easy, not too hard, but encourage them to read. Use this 2nd grade reading list to get your kids started reading this year.

2nd Grade Reading List for Homeschool

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2nd Grade Reading List for Homeschool

The second grade is where my own kids have just read all the books. They would fly through the leveled reader books. They would dive into graphic novels and finish them before we would get home from the library.

Book Lists for 2nd Grade Readers

The Witch Who Was Afraid of Witches – Wendy is a little witch who is afraid of her mean, bossy witch sisters—until one special Halloween night when she makes a magical discovery: Wendy’s sisters can fly fast, cackle loudly, and cast spells, but Wendy can fly even faster. Can she find a way to out-witch her sisters?

The Mystery of the Pirate Ghost: An Otto & Uncle Tooth Adventure – Is there a ghost loose in Boogle Bay? Young Otto the alligator and his Uncle Tooth find out in a funny, high-spirited whodunit for beginning readers.

How Not to Babysit Your Brother – Will’s little brother, Steve, is big trouble. What happens when Will has to babysit? Steve’s over-the-top mishaps and Will’s attempts to get him under control are sure to keep kids reading—and laughing!

Hungry Plants – A bug’s-eye view into the strange and fascinating world of carnivorous plants. From the “jaws” of the Venus flytrap to the pretty sundew plant whose delicate tentacles entrap its prey, the unique anatomy and behaviors of meat-eating plants.

How Not to Start Third Grade – Will should be excited to start third grade. But his little brother, Steve, is starting kindergarten. School will never be the same!

Ballpark MysteriesSplash! A hit soars over the walls of the San Francisco ballpark on the bay and drops into the water. But then Mike and Kate hear another, much larger splash nearby . . . and this time it’s not a baseball. It’s a man overboard! And when he’s pulled from the water, the old-time ballplayer discovers his World Series ring is gone! Is it at the bottom of the bay? 

My Weird School Daze – Things have gotten weirder! From a zany graduation ceremony to the off-the-wall antics of their new third-grade teacher, A.J. and the gang from Ella Mentry School have had some weird and wacky adventures.

2nd Grade Reading List for Homeschool

It’s Halloween, I’m Turning Green – It’s Halloween, and you know what that means! Candy! Costumes! More candy! What would happen if a kid ate a million hundred pounds of chocolate in one night? One thing’s for sure—when the kids from Ella Mentry School go trick-or-treating, it will be a Halloween to remember.

My Weird School Fast Facts: Geography – Did you know that Antarctica’s largest land animal is an insect? Did you know that the smallest country in the world is only 0.2 square miles?! Learn more weird-but-true geography facts with A.J. and Andrea from Dan Gutman’s bestselling My Weird School series. 

Magic Tree House Boxed Set – Meet Jack and Annie! Jack and his younger sister, Annie, are just regular kids. But when they discover a tree house in the woods, something magical happens. Jack and Annie are whisked back in time to the Age of Dinosaurs, a medieval castle, ancient pyramids, and treasure-seeking pirates.

Junie B. Jones’s First Boxed Set Ever! – Laugh yourself silly with Junie B. Jones as she starts kindergarten! Read the first four of Junie B. Jones’ hilarious classroom adventures, now together in one perfectly giftable box set. Perfect for the first day of school, preschool or kindergarten graduation, or a great gift any time of year!

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