Recommended Summer Reading

Here is a list of suggested summer reading books for students entering 2nd Grade:

There are so many good picture books and non-fiction books to read with your child. Try visiting your local library and spending some time exploring books to let your child find the genre/topic that most interests him or her. The following is a list of books your child might find interesting but keep in mind that this list is only the “top of the iceberg”.

The following are series books:

  • Henry and Mudge  – by Cynthia Rylant
  • Amber Brown  – by Paula Danzinger
  • Geronimo Stilton by Edizioni Piemme
  • Captain Underpants – by Dav Pilkey
  • Judy Moody – by Megan McDonald
  • Nate the Great - by Marjorie Sharmat
  • Magic School Bus – by Joanna Cole
  • Magic Tree House – by Mary Pope Osbourne
  • Cam Jansen Mystery series  - David Adler
  • Horrible Harry series  - Suzy Kline
Other Books:
  • Badger's Fancy Meal  - Keiko Kasza
  • Amanda Pig and the Really Hot Day  - Jean Van Leeuwen
  • The Other Side - Jacqueline Woodson
  • Listen to the Wind - Greg Mortenson
  • Poetry by Douglas Florian and Shel Silverstein


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