Grade 2

A Party for Clouds: Thunderstorms

From the Series Bel the Weather Girl

Boom! A crash of thunder follows a flash of lightning. Bel the Weather Girl and Dylan are having a slumber party, but now he's hiding under the covers! Bel tells Dylan that thunderstorms… Read More →

  • Lexile: 500
  • ATOS: 2.9
  • Dewey: 551.55'4

A Penguin Chick Grows Up

From the Series Baby Animals

Obie is a penguin chick. He is growing up in a zoo on Tuxedo Island. Obie’s father feeds him digested fish. He shuffles his heavy webbed feet and waddles. When he’s older, he grows new… Read More →

  • ATOS: 2.0
  • Dewey: 598.47'139

A Perfect View: Book 3

From the Series Cici: A Fairy's Tale

Cici is ready for all her favorite camping activities! She has everything planned for the trip with her dad, her sister, and her friend Kendra. But with Cici's new fairy powers, nature has… Read More →

  • Lexile: 510
  • ATOS: 2.3
  • Dewey: 741.5/973

A Picture Book of Abraham Lincoln

From the Series Live Oak Media eReadalong

"This presentation of the pertinent facts of the life, times, and importance of the sixteenth president of the United States is a good starting point for children beginning history studies… Read More →

A Picture Book of Anne Frank

From the Series Live Oak Media eReadalong

"The narrator, reading with clarity and precision, tells the well-known story of the Jewish girl and her family who hid during the Holocaust...[This] high-quality read-along...[is] excellent… Read More →

A Picture Book of Benjamin Franklin

From the Series Live Oak Media eReadalong

"This read-along shows how Ben Franklin, one of 17 children in a poor family in Colonial Massachusetts, became one of our greatest statesmen and inventors. This straightforward biography is… Read More →

A Picture Book of Christopher Columbus

From the Series Live Oak Media eReadalong

"Well-produced and appealing readalong...expressive narration and appropriate music and sound effects...Sure bet for story time or home." - Booklist Read More →

A Picture Book of Eleanor Roosevelt

From the Series Live Oak Media eReadalong

"...A worthwhile and significant addition to any elementary collection." - School Library Journal Read More →

A Picture Book of Frederick Douglass

From the Series Live Oak Media eReadalong

"Adler, a prolific children's book author, has done a good job describing the trajectory of Douglass's life as he moved from being a slave himself to being a freer of slaves and a tireless… Read More →

A Picture Book of George Washington

From the Series Live Oak Media eReadalong

"A lively fife and drum playing Yankee-Doodle-Dandy welcome the listener...A narrative tone that is sincere and respectful and a slow, even pace afford the young listener time to absorb… Read More →

A Picture Book of George Washington Carver

From the Series Live Oak Media eReadalong

With an emphasis on his early life and the hardships he overcame, this informative biography offers a clear, authentic introduction to one of the country's most important scientists. Read More →

A Picture Book of Harriet Tubman

From the Series Live Oak Media eReadalong

"Gail Nelson is an unobtrusive narrator who lets Harriet Tubman's deeds and personality speak for themselves. And speak they do!" - AudioFile Read More →

A Picture Book of Martin Luther King, Jr.

From the Series Live Oak Media eReadalong

"...school and public librarians will want to include this in their collections. The audio version...will be in great demand." - School Library Journal Read More →

A Picture Book of Rosa Parks

From the Series Live Oak Media eReadalong

"Teachers will welcome [this treatment of]...a simple, clear biography of Rosa Parks...The male narrator reads clearly and unemotionally, presenting the facts as Adler reports them...A good… Read More →

A Picture Book of Thomas Jefferson

From the Series Live Oak Media eReadalong

A package with simple language and detailed drawings conveys information about the life and accomplishments of Thomas Jefferson. Read More →

A Place for Elijah

As Sarah's family prepares for Passover, Sarah makes sure to save a chair at the table for the prophet Elijah who is said to visit every seder. But when the electricity goes out in the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 670
  • Dewey: 200

A Place to Call Home

When we think of home, we might think of living in an apartment or a house, but not everyone lives in a home like this. Some children grow up on a houseboat in a floating village. Others live… Read More →

  • Lexile: 590
  • ATOS: 3.8
  • Dewey: 643

Apple Cider Making Days

An extended family gathers to harvest apples from Grandpa's apple farm to make cider! From picking and sorting to pulping and pressing, readers will learn all about the process of turning… Read More →

  • ATOS: 4.5
  • Dewey: [E]

Apple Days: A Rosh Hashanah Story

Katy's favorite holiday is Rosh Hashanah, when she gets to pick apples and make applesauce with her mother. But what happens when the tradition is interrupted by the early arrival of her baby cousin? Read More →

  • Lexile: 590
  • Dewey: [E]

Apples

From the Series Live Oak Media eReadalong

"Curious about apples?... Bonnie Kelley Young reads the text slowly so that listeners can absorb all the facts and instructions and peruse the bright illustrations... A good choice for… Read More →

  • ATOS: 4.0

Apples and Pomegranates: A Rosh Hashanah Seder

On Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, it is traditional to dip apples and honey in hopes of a sweet New Year. Jews around the world share other foods as well - such as pomegranates… Read More →

  • Dewey: 296.4'5315

Apples, Cherries, Red Raspberries, 2nd Edition: What Is in the Fruit Group?

From the Series Food Is CATegorical ™

What is in the fruit group? Bananas, grapes, lemons, and much more. Brian P. Cleary's goofy verse and Martin Goneau's humorous illustrations give young readers a whole crop of fruit examples… Read More →

  • Dewey: 600

Apple Trees

From the Series First Step Nonfiction — Plant Life Cycles

Get a close-up view of the life of an apple tree. Read More →

  • Lexile: 490
  • Dewey: 634'.11

A Queen in Jerusalem

In Jerusalem, in the early 20th century, a little girl named Malka—"queen" in Hebrew—dreams of dressing up as Queen Esther. It is the festival of Purim, and all the kids are looking forward… Read More →

  • Lexile: 660
  • Dewey: [E]