What books/series would you guys recommend for a 2nd grader?What books/series would you guys recommend for a 2nd grader? Gigi #recommend #kids
Girl or boy?
I was wondering the same thing-it could make a difference. I had a female 2nd grader from Australia last summer & we read a series about 3 sisters who live w/ their aunt because their parents are on the road (ballet dancers). For the life of me, I cannot think of what this book series is called. It’ll come to me @ 3 AM probably!
@Sarah probably lol
Harry Potter, Nancy Drew, American Girl, Narnia…
It’s an old series bit I loved “Boxcar Children”
I loved the Boxcar Children so much! I’ve started seeking out old copies at book sales and have managed to track down a couple so far!
@Paula I have the whole set on my wish list on Amazon. It even comes in a box that looks like the boxcar
There is a new Boxcar children series out now. They travel the world.
@Amie oh my I’m definitely going to check that out. Thanks for the info!
The Magic Treehouse books
Junie B. Jones
My second grader likes “Dog Man” “The Bad Guys” and the “Diary of a Minecraft Zombie” books. He’s enjoyed having me read aloud “Harry Potter” and Rick Riordan books.
Rick Riordan writes children’s books?
@Cat, he’s written several series based around different mythologies.
@Darlena I’ve only read his Tres Navarres ones.
Well..that depends. Boy or girl? What is their reading level? What genre?
-Geronimo Stilton series
-Green Ember Series
-Horrible Harry series
-Flat Stanley series
-Junie B Jones
-Magic Tree House (also come with non fiction companions to study whatever subject they’re talking about in correlation to the book)
-Amelia Bedilia series
-The Last Firehawk series
-The Never Girls
-Roald Dahl books
-Ramona series -Beverly Cleary
-Wings of Fire series
-Little House series
-Percy Jackson series
(or just anything by Rick Riordan- All these have to do with some kind of mythology and it’s 5stars)
-A series of unfortunate events
-A to Z mysteries
-Poppy Avi (anything by avi is great)
-Bad Kitty series
-Nate the Great series
-The Indian in the cupboard series
-The Knights’ Tales series
•Check out “Classic Starts” series. Classic novels written for younger readers.
•Check Usbornebooksandmore website for some series.
‘I Survived’ series
“Who was..” series
“Where was…” series
“Dear America..” series
“American Girls” series
“Landmark books” series
-Tales of desperaux
-Mr. poppers penguins
-The family under the bridge
-The courage of Sarah noble
-The bears on hemlock mountain
-The whipping boy
-Sarah Whitchers story
-My Fathers Dragon
-Island of the Blue Dolphins
-The sign of the Beaver
-Ben and Me
-Roll of thunder hear my cry
-The secret school avi
-The Fighting Ground avi
The best advice I can give is take the kid to the library and turn them loose. They will find what they’re wanting to read. Best of luck!!!
I am so incredibly sorry I did not realize how long this list was!! ?
My son is around a second grade reading level so I’ve done a lot of research and we homeschool too so lots of books!
@Skylar your list is fantastic!
He’s a boy ? he has been in speech therapy for a few years & has trouble putting sounds together so he is a bit below reading level. I will look up all of these suggestions ? thank you all!!
The Magic Tree House series. A boy and girl are the main characters. They travel through time and go on adventures. They’re great for that age group.
Box Car Kids