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It’s Fun to Read: Books for 1st and 2nd Graders 

 

Fiction

 

 

 

Adler   

Bones and the Math Test Mystery*

Adler   

Young Cam Jansen and the Molly Shoe Mystery*

Armstrong 

Once Upon a Banana

Arnold

I Spy Fly Guy*

Baker 

On the Go with Mr. and Mrs. Green*

Bang      

Little Rat Makes Music*        

Banks 

Monkeys and the Universe

Becker 

A Birthday for Bear

Bottner

Pish and Posh Wish for Fairy Wings*

Cazet  

Minnie and Moo and the Haunted Sweater*

Cazet  

A Snout for Chocolate*

Chaconas 

Cork & Fuzz: Finders Keepers*

Cushman

Inspector Hopper’s Mystery Year*

Davis 

Stinky

De Groat    

Gilbert the Surfer Dude

Delacre              

Rafi and Rosi: Carnival!*

Eastman            

Are you My Mother?

George              

Goose and Duck

Guest                

Iris and Walter and the Birthday Party*

Hapka                

Pony Crazy*

Horowitz            

Big Surprise in the Bug Tank

Howe                 

Houndsley and Catina Plink and Plunk*

Johnston            

Alien & Possum: Friends No Matter What*

Kenah                

Best Chef in Second Grade*

Kvasnosky

Zelda and Ivy, the Runaways*

Lobel                 

Days with Frog and Toad*

Lynch                

Otto’s Orange Day

Marshall            

Fox All Week*

McMullan            

Pearl and Wagner:  One Funny Day*

Michalak            

Joe and Sparky Get New Wheels

Minarik              

Little Bear*

O’Connor          

Fancy Nancy Sees Stars*

Ries                  

Aggie and Ben*

Rylant               

Annie and Snowball and the Cozy Nest*

Rylant               

Mr. Putter & Tabby Spill the Beans*

Silverman         

Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa: Horse in the House*

Van Leeuwen

Amanda Pig and the Wiggly Tooth*

Weeks              

Pip Squeak*

 

 

Nonfiction

 

 

 

 

Bauer 

Snow

Brown              

Beyond the Dinosaurs: Monsters of the Air and Sea

Foxworthy 

Dirt on My Shirt

Hall                  

Simms Taback’s Great Big Book of Spacey, Snakey, Buggy Riddles

Hopkins (ed.)  

Hamsters, Shells, and Spelling Bees: School Poems

McCarthy 

Astronaut Handbook

MacDonald 

Teeny Weeny Bop

Schreiber 

Sharks! (National Geographic Readers)*

Schwartz  

In a Dark, Dark Room and Other Scary Stories

Thomson 

Amazing Snakes

Wyler 

Spooky Tricks

 

*And others in this series

Compiled by Children’s Librarians of the Monroe County Library System, 2010