Grade 2

The Golden Bell

In biblical times, Itamar, the tailor's son, has carefully carried the High Priest's robe—with its little golden bells sewn onto the hem—home for his father to mend. But one day, one of the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 860
  • Dewey: [E]

The Golden Gate Bridge

From the Series Lightning Bolt Books ® — Famous Places

The Golden Gate Bridge is an important structure in San Francisco, California. Before this bridge was built, people had to take a ferry across the dangerous stretch of water to get to Marin… Read More →

  • Lexile: 610
  • ATOS: 3.6
  • Dewey: 979.4'61

The Good Bad Day

From the Series Real Kids Readers — Level 2

Pam had a bad cold. She was stuck at home. She was bored with her books and toys. It was a bad day for Pam...or was it? Read More →

  • Lexile: 270
  • ATOS: 1.6
  • Dewey: [E]

The Grand Canyon

From the Series Lightning Bolt Books ® — Famous Places

Have you ever seen rocks that are more than two billion years old? Get ready to visit the Grand Canyon! Millions of people travel to Arizona to visit this amazing place each year. But just… Read More →

  • Lexile: 550
  • ATOS: 3.5
  • Dewey: 979.1'32

The Grand Canyon: This Place Rocks

From the Series Core Content Social Studies — Let's Celebrate America

One of the most visited places in North America, Grand Canyon National Park is like an open window to Earth's geologic history. The carving of the canyon's walls by erosion left a… Read More →

  • Lexile: 890
  • Dewey: 979.1

The Great Balloon Hullaballoo

When Simon the squirrel's mum sends him off to the shop, Simon decides to fly to the moon in Old Uncle Somerset's hot air balloon in search of cheese. Shopping in outer space is very… Read More →

  • ATOS: 3.3
  • Dewey: [E]
Fall 2019

The Great Grizzly Race

From the Series Early Bird Readers — Purple (Early Bird Stories ™)

A mean bear has stolen all the bikes before the big race. The Dog Detectives must find the bikes and stop the bully from cheating his way to the finish line! Carefully leveled text and… Read More →

  • Lexile: 540
  • ATOS: 2.8
  • Dewey: 428.6/2

The Great Lakes

From the Series Lightning Bolt Books ® — Famous Places

Do you know where to find the world’s largest freshwater lake? Or which lake has more than thirty thousand islands? Get ready to explore the Great Lakes! People rely on the lakes for food… Read More →

  • Lexile: 570
  • ATOS: 3.6
  • Dewey: 977

The Great Moon Hoax

New Telescope Sees All! Amazing Secrets to Be Revealed! So the headlines read in the New York Sun one day in the summer of 1835. For a week straight, the newspaper printed stories and… Read More →

  • Lexile: 750
  • ATOS: 4.4
  • Dewey: [Fic]

The Great Powers of Nature: Natural Disasters

From the Series Science Storybooks

Nature is all around you. It's the animals, the land, water, air, and more. Sometimes natural disasters happen, like drought, flood, and volcanic eruptions. How do these disasters occur? How… Read More →

  • Lexile: 560
  • Dewey: 507
Fall 2020

The Great Pumpkin Smash: Engineering

From the Series Makers Make It Work

For Luke, autumn in Florida feels weird. There are no changing leaves, no cider, and worst of all, no pumpkin chucking! But maybe he can engineer a way to bring pumpkin spice to the south… Read More →

  • Lexile: 550
  • Dewey: [Fic]

The Great Shape-Up: Nutrition & Exercise

From the Series Science Solves It! ®

Amelia's brother, Jay, was a super athlete. Now he's a super couch-potato! Can she help him shape up in time for soccer tryouts? Read More →

  • Lexile: 540
  • ATOS: 3.1
  • Dewey: [E]

The Great Sheep Shenanigans

"A lamb for my supper will taste mighty fine!" thought a wily old wolf by the name of Lou Pine. Poor Lou! In this fractured fairy tale, the wolf is stopped at the hedge by the flock's… Read More →

  • Lexile: 530
  • ATOS: 2.7
  • Dewey: [E]

The Green Dog: Green Algae

From the Series Science Solves It! ®

What made the dog turn green? And why is the water in the pool green? Will teddy save his pet-sitting business? Read More →

  • Lexile: 530
  • ATOS: 2.3
  • Dewey: [Fic]
Fall 2019

The Hairdo that Got Away

Once a month, Dad takes his son to the barbers, come rain or shine. But when Dad disappears, his little boy's hair grows big, ginormous, out of control—and so do his feelings. A touching and… Read More →

  • Lexile: 620
  • ATOS: 3.5
  • Dewey: [E]

The Hardest Word: A Yom Kippur Story

The Ziz, a wonderful bird who lived long ago, is so big and clumsy that he can't keep from bumping into things. When a tree he knocks over destroys the children's garden, he seeks God's help… Read More →

  • Dewey: [E]

The Hatching

From the Series The Nightmare Club

The Nightmare Club is not for just ANYBODY. Only the spookiest, scariest stories get told at Annie's Halloween sleepovers—and if you can't take it, well, tough! What's the least spooky… Read More →

  • Lexile: 780
  • ATOS: 4.5
  • Dewey: [Fic]

The Hole Story

When Hamish and Hermione Hole are chased out of the cheese where they live, they search the palace for a new place to call home. But the Holes cause havoc wherever they go—no one wants holes… Read More →

  • Lexile: 590
  • ATOS: 3.6
  • Dewey: [E]

The Hoover Dam

From the Series Lightning Bolt Books ® — Famous Places

The Hoover Dam is one of the largest dams in the world! It provides power and water to people in Arizona, Nevada, Utah, and California. Just how does the Hoover Dam work? And how many people… Read More →

  • Lexile: 550
  • ATOS: 3.6
  • Dewey: 627'.820979313
Spring 2020

The House of Madame M

Are you lost? Come in! You’re in luck—there’s no one here just now. Shhh . . . Be as quiet as you can, and very, very careful! In The House of Madame M, we explore a strange house: hallway… Read More →

  • Lexile: 520
  • Dewey: [E]
Fall 2020

The Huffalots

When Mom wakes up her Huffalots, nothing is right—they don't like their clothes, their breakfast is yucky, and they just don't like each other. When one of them trips, the other offers a hug… Read More →

  • Dewey: [E]

The Incredibles Top 10s: No Guts, No Glory

From the Series My Top 10 Disney

What are the Top 10 Features of a Supersuit? What are the Top 10 Tools of a Super Villain? Dive into your favorite quotes, scenes, and more from The Incredibles movies, including scenes from… Read More →

  • Lexile: 630
  • Dewey: 791.43/72
Fall 2020

The Inkberg Enigma

"Haven't you always thought there’s something WEIRD about this town, Miro?" Miro and Zia live in Aurora, a fishing town nestled in the shadow of an ancient castle. Miro lives in his books;… Read More →

  • Dewey: [Fic]

Their Great Gift: Courage, Sacrifice, and Hope in a New Land

With lyrical text and thought-provoking photography, Their Great Gift explores the experiences of immigrants in the twenty-first century, focusing on the lives of children. Images of families… Read More →

  • Lexile: 610
  • Dewey: 305.9/06912