Are you participating in summer reading programs this year? Need some great books to read? Look no further! I have poured over book list after book list to perfect the summer reading lists for my own kids this year. The book lists I have compiled are sorted by grade. Here is the Second Grade Summer Reading Book List.
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Get the First Grade Summer Reading List here!
How I Compiled the List
To help my kids better pick great literature to read over the summer, I have compiled Book Lists by grade level for them. It can be overwhelming trying to find a good book to read, but with a list in hand, you can embark on all sorts of adventures and discover new authors.
Every one of these books is found at our small Library, so the hope is that they are books that are found in nearly every Library. Unfortunately, many books didn’t make the cut simply because our Library didn’t have them. The list I was able to come up with seems pretty comprehensive though. I have read many of the books on these lists, but not every single one. I took the books that were listed most often on the many book lists I reviewed. Please offer suggestions as to other books your kids love near the same level so we can expand our list!
Second Grade Summer Reading Book List
My kids are all fabulous readers, so in Second Grade, we have skipped right into full-on chapter books with some longer illustrated Classics mixed in. The Second Grade List is significantly longer than the First Grade list. I am encouraging each of my kids to read 10 books off of their list. When they finish the 10, they then have a huge list to refer to for additional reading material.
I found that in Second Grade, there seemed to be quite a few books geared more toward boy readers or girl readers instead of just a nice story. I have included some of each of those on the list to appeal to all readers.
How We Will Use the List:
My Second Grader will be encouraged to read 10 books off of this list. Obviously, there are WAY more than 10 books, so the hope is that they will really explore all the books on the list, even over the school year. Get your copy of the Second Grade Reading Checklist here: (like I said, it’s kind of long, so it will print two pages!)