Books for 2nd Graders

The following titles are appropriate for those reading at a 2nd Grade level. Click the titles to locate or reserve a book.

I Can Read (ICR) Books

Lola Levine series by Monica Brown
Lola Levine likes writing in her diario, eating her dad's matzo ball soup and playing soccer with her team, the Orange Smoothies. So what if she doesn't always fit in?

King and Kayla series by Dori Butler
King is a lovable dog who helps his owner Kayla solve mysteries.

Frog and Toad series by Arnold Lobel
Frog and Toad are always there for each other, just as best friends should be, having fun together the whole year round.

Amelia Bedelia series by Peggy Parrish
Amelia Bedelia is an often confused but loved and funny housekeeper who does exactly what you tell her to do, so be careful what you say!

Nate the Great series by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat
Nate the Great is the world's greatest detective. Join Nate as he gets all the facts, asks the right questions and narrows the list of suspects to solve the mystery.

Mouse and Mole series by Herbert Wong Yee
Mouse and Mole are neighbors in the same tree and also friends. Together, they learn to accept their differences and explore and enjoy life.

J Elementary Books

Cam Jansen series by David Adler
Cam Jansen is a girl with a perfect photographic memory, which she uses to solve crimes with the help of her friend Eric Shelton. Cam is short for "camera."

Roscoe Riley Rules by Katherine Applegate
Good-hearted Roscoe Riley doesn't mean to break the rules, he just can't help himself!

Critter Club series by Callie Barkley
Four 8-year-old best friends help found and maintain The Critter Club, a rescue shelter set on saving lost and lonely animals.

Ivy and Bean series by Annie Barrows
Despite being opposites, Ivy and Bean become forever friends.

Franny K. Stein series by Jim Benton
Mad Scientist, Franny K. Stein, always has her eye on world domination but she must get through elementary school first.

Humphrey's Tiny Tales series by Betty Birney
Humphrey is one happy hamster who lives in Room 26 at Longfellow School. He has a big comfy cage and a room full of friends.

Bad Kitty series by Nick Bruel
Bad Kitty is the world's crankiest cat but she is somehow still quite lovable.

Bink and Gollie series by Kate DiCamillo
Friends Bink and Gollie are irrestistibly witty, imaginative and adventurous.

Mercy Watson series by Kate DiCamillo
Join mischievous pig, Mercy Watson, in her single-minded pursuit of treats, buttered toast and a fun time.

Owl Diaries series by Rebecca Elliott
Eva Wingdale writes in her diary all about her adventures with best friend Lucy and Meanie McMeanerson.

Jasmine Toguchi series by Debbi Michiko Florence
Jasmine Toguchi is an 8-year-old flamingo fan, tree climber and top-notch mess-maker!

My Weird School series by Dan Gutman
Ella Mentry School sure is a peculiar place! Wisecracking second grader A.J. and his classmates encounter the antics of the zany faculty and staff.

Princess in Black series by Shannon Hale
Meet a princess who is prim and perfect but also can transform into her alter ego in black and defeat monsters and more.

Super Turbo series by Lee Kirby
Super Turbo is not only the class pet hamster, he battles everyday evils at Sunnyview Elementary after the school day is done.

Captain Awesome series by Stan Kirby
Imaginative second grader Eugene McGillicudy loves comic books and superheroes so much that he invents his very own superhero alter ego named Captain Awesome.

Horrible Harry series by Suzy Kline
Horrible Harry is a silly jokester who keeps his best friend Doug and their friends in Room 2B entertained.

Katie Kazoo, Switcheroo series by Nancy Krulik
After being bullied at school, Katie wishes she could be anyone but herself. A shooting star flashes through the sky at that moment, catapulting Katie into a crazy series of adventures, starting when she turns into the class hamster!

Zach and Zoe Mysteries series by Mike Lupica
Zach and Zoe are a twin brother-sister duo who love nothing more than playing sports and solving mysteries.

Kung Pow Chicken series by Cyndi Marko
Gordon Blue was an ordinary second grader, until he became the superhero known as Kung Pow Chicken. Now he battles bad guys all over town.

Stink series by Megan McDonald
Stink is Judy Moody's younger "bother" with encyclopedia in hand, zany schemes in mind and comical comebacks at the ready.

Desmond Cole, Ghost Patrol series by Andres Miedosa
Desmond Cole is a fearless 8-year-old who runs his own ghost patrol, looking for ghosts, monsters and mischief makers everywhere while his best friend is afraid of everything.

Magic Tree House series by Mary Pope Osborne
Jack and Annie are siblings who discover a magical tree house filled with books that whisks them away on many adventures through time to different places around the world.

Junie B. Jones series by Barbara Park
One of a kind Junie B. Jones is the world's funniest kindergartner, full of spunk and sass.

Ricky Ricotto's Mighty Robot series by Pilkey, Dav
Ricky Ricotto is a small mouse who, with the help of his mighty robot, saves the world from evil villains.

J Paperback

A to Z Mysteries series by Ron Roy
Three smart kids who live in a small town are sly sleuths who love a good mystery. There are 26 books, one for each letter of the alphabet.

J Graphic Novels

Babymouse series by Jennifer Holm
Babymouse's dreams are big, her imagination is wild and her whiskers are always a mess. In her mind, she's Queen of the World but in real life, she's not even Queen of the lunch table.

Binky the Space Cat series by Ashley Spires
Binky is a space cat, at least in his own mind. He's really a house cat who has never left the family "space station" yet he has a mission to blast off into outer space (outside).

Lunch Lady series by Jarrett Krosoczka
Lunch Lady doesn't just serve sloppy joes, she serves justice! Whatever danger lies ahead is no match for her.

Narwhal and Jelly series by Ben Clanton
Narwhal is a happy-go-lucky narwhal. Jelly is a no-nonsense jellyfish. The two might not have a lot in common, but they do love waffles, parties and adventures.