Grade 2

The Journey of Seeds: Seed Propagation

From the Series Science Storybooks

Flowers produce seed pods, and when the seeds are ripe, they are released from the pod. How do they find their way to a place where they will grow? Find the answer by traveling with the seeds. Read More →

  • Lexile: 440
  • ATOS: 2.1
  • Dewey: 500
Fall 2019

The Key from Spain: Flory Jagoda and Her Music

When Flory's ancestors are forced to leave Spain during the time of the Spanish Inquisition, they take with them their two most precious possessions—the key to their old house and the Ladino… Read More →

  • Lexile: 840
  • ATOS: 4.6
  • Dewey: [E]

The King and the Sea

These stunningly illustrated, ultra-short stories are seemingly simple but ultimately profound tales. In each story, the king has an encounter which he tries to rule over. But of course the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 520
  • ATOS: 2.7
  • Dewey: [Fic]

The King Who Wouldn't Sleep

There once was a king who wouldn't sleep—not even a wink!—until he found the perfect prince for his lovely daughter. Princes came from all around. Not one of them was right. But there was… Read More →

  • Lexile: 610
  • ATOS: 3.6
  • Dewey: [E]
Fall 2020

The Kiosk

For years, the kiosk has been Olga’s life, but she dreams of distant places. One day a chance occurrence sets her on an unexpected journey. Absurd, contemporary, heart-lifting, this is an… Read More →

  • Dewey: [Fic]
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Fall 2020

The Knight Who Might

The Knight Who Might tries really hard to be a knight, but things don't always go to plan—even with a magic horse, sword, and helmet! However, when The Knight Who Might spots a knight… Read More →

  • Dewey: [E]
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The Liberty Bell

From the Series Pull Ahead Books — American Symbols

Do you know what the Liberty Bell is? Go back in history to understand why Americans fought for freedom from Britain, why the Liberty Bell was important to that time, and more in The Liberty Bell. Read More →

  • Lexile: 530
  • ATOS: 3.4
  • Dewey: 974.8'11

The Liberty Bell: History's Silent Witness

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

From the British surrender in Yorktown to the Civil War to Women's Suffrage and the fight for Civil Rights, one powerful witness to American history played an important role. Discover why the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 790
  • Dewey: 974.8

The Lincoln Memorial

From the Series Pull Ahead Books — American Symbols

The Lincoln Memorial looks like a Greek temple with thirty-six columns. Do you know why there are thirty-six of them? Or which of Lincoln's speeches are carved into the walls of the memorial?… Read More →

  • Lexile: 610
  • ATOS: 3.9
  • Dewey: 973.7'092

The Lincoln Memorial

From the Series Lightning Bolt Books ® — Famous Places

How big is the statue of President Abraham Lincoln inside the Lincoln Memorial? It’s 19 feet (6 meters) high. That’s taller than three adults standing on one another’s shoulders! Whose idea… Read More →

  • Lexile: 630
  • ATOS: 3.9
  • Dewey: 975.3

The Lion and the Hare: [An East African Folktale]

From the Series On My Own Folklore

The animals of the grasslands have a problem. A very hungry lion wants to eat them all! To keep the lion happy, they agree to send one animal for him to eat every day. When the hare learns it’ Read More →

  • Lexile: 410
  • ATOS: 3.1
  • Dewey: 398.2
Fall 2019

The Lion King Idea Lab

From the Series Disney STEAM Projects

Explore science, technology, engineering, art, and math through fun projects inspired by The Lion King. Design mosaic art inspired by Rafiki's drawing of Simba, build a model of Pride Rock… Read More →

  • Lexile: 840
  • Dewey: 745.5
Fall 2019

The Lion King Quizzes: Hakuna Matata

From the Series Disney Quiz Magic

How well do you know The Lion King? Put your knowledge to the test with these quizzes! Take multiple choice, true/false, and personality quizzes to learn: Which Pride Lands animal would… Read More →

  • Lexile: 680
  • Dewey: 791.43/72

The Little Rock Nine Stand Up for Their Rights

From the Series History Speaks: Picture Books Plus Reader's Theater

Until 1957, two worlds existed in Little Rock, Arkansas: one for white Americans and another for African Americans. Whites and blacks went to separate schools, ate at separate restaurants… Read More →

  • Lexile: 540
  • ATOS: 4.4
  • Dewey: 379.2'630976773

The Littlest Levine

Hannah doesn't like being the littlest Levine. She's too short to hang fruit from the sukkah and too young to light the Hanukkah candles by herself. But when Passover comes, the littlest… Read More →

  • Dewey: [E]

The Littlest Mountain

God realizes that the people of the world need rules to live by, and decides to speak to them from a mountaintop. Beautiful Mount Carmel, tall Mount Hermon, and majestic Mount Tabor all vie… Read More →

  • Lexile: 680
  • ATOS: 4.1
  • Dewey: [Fic]

The Lonely Beast

Have you heard of the Beasts? No? Well, I'm not surprised. Not many people have. That's because the Beasts are very rare. This is the tale of one Beast, the rarest of the rare, a Beast who… Read More →

  • Lexile: 530
  • ATOS: 3.7
  • Dewey: [E]

The Longest Yawn: Involuntary Reflexes

From the Series Science Solves It! ®

Barry's teacher says that acting is mainly about control. But how can Barry control hiccups and yawns? Will he ever be a real actor? Read More →

  • Lexile: 570
  • ATOS: 2.4
  • Dewey: [E]

The Long, Long Journey: The Godwit’s Amazing Migration

Crackle! Crackle! Crunch! What's hatching from that egg? It's a young bar-tailed godwit. She will spend the summer in Alaska learning to fly, find her own food, and escape from scary… Read More →

  • Lexile: 620
  • ATOS: 3.8
  • Dewey: 598.3'3

The Long Wait: Estimation

From the Series Math Matters ®

Josh and Zack arrive at Thrillenium Park and head straight for the Cosmic Beetle ride only to find themselves on the end of a very long line. How long will they have to wait? Will the ride be… Read More →

  • Lexile: 520
  • ATOS: 2.5
  • Dewey: [E]

The Lost and Found Weekend: Sewing

From the Series Makers Make It Work

Gia's dad is always losing things. His glasses. His phone. It almost ruins their camping trip. Gia needs to figure out a way to fix her dad! Tying into the popular Makers Movement, Makers… Read More →

  • Lexile: 550
  • Dewey: [Fic]

The Lunch Bunch

From the Series Real Kids Readers — Level 2

Who do you eat lunch with? Ann and Lee sit together at lunch. Meg is new at school and would like to make friends with them. Is there room for three? Read More →

  • Lexile: 480
  • ATOS: 2.2
  • Dewey: [Fic]

The Lute Player: A Tale from Russia

From the Series Tales of Honor

This is a story of love between an adventure-loving king and his queen who travels in disguise as a lute player to save the king after he is imprisoned during one of his journeys. Themes:… Read More →

  • Lexile: 580
  • ATOS: 4.1
  • Dewey: 398.2

The Magic Garden: A step-by-step drawing & story book

From the Series Watch Me Read and Draw

It's easy and fun to learn to draw—especially when there is a story to read too! Young artists will learn how to draw by following the story of Emma and Olivia, two young girls who discover… Read More →

  • Lexile: 610
  • Dewey: 743.7