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Grade 2

Spring 2020

The Open Ocean

From the Series In Focus: Oceans

From flying fish to peculiar sunfish, bottlenose dolphins to basking sharks, learn about the enormous underwater world of the open ocean in this new title from the exciting In Focus: Oceans… Read More →

  • Lexile: 980

Theoretical Physicist Brian Greene

From the Series STEM Trailblazer Bios

Have you ever wondered how the universe began? Growing up, Brian Greene's father taught him to think about the world in different ways. Greene was curious about how it all worked. He set out… Read More →

  • Lexile: 790
  • ATOS: 5.8
  • Dewey: 530.092

Theoretical Physicist Stephen Hawking

From the Series STEM Trailblazer Bios

Do you like to gaze at the stars? So did the young Stephen Hawking. Eventually, he turned his fascination with the night sky into a career of trying to figure out how the universe began and… Read More →

  • Lexile: 960
  • ATOS: 6.1
  • Dewey: 530.092

The Pacific Islands: A Moana Discovery Book

From the Series Disney Learning Discovery Books

Join Moana and friends as they explore the colorful history and culture of the Pacific Islands. Learn about flora and fauna, village life, wayfaring, and more important STEM topics with the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 680
  • ATOS: 4.5
  • Dewey: 919.5

The Passover Parrot, 2nd Edition

It's Lily's turn to say the Four Questions at the Passover Seder, but nobody will help her practice. Things change with the arrival of Hametz the Parrot. Clever Hametz not only helps Lily but… Read More →

  • Lexile: 530
  • Dewey: [E]

The Patchwork Torah

As a child, David watches his grandfather, a Torah scribe or sofer, finish a Torah scroll for the synagogue. "A Torah is not something to be thrown away," his Grandfather explains. David's… Read More →

  • Dewey: [E]

The Peaches on the Beaches: A Book about Inflectional Endings

From the Series Sounds Like Reading ®

Come along with me and learn all about reading! Brian P. Cleary's wacky sentences and Jason Miskimins's colorful art will make phonics fun! Find activities, games, and more at www.brianpcleary.com. Read More →

  • ATOS: 2.4
  • Dewey: 428.1'3

The Pea Patch Jig

Despite being picked with the lettuce and almost ending up in a salad, Baby Mouse refuses to stay out of Farmer Clem's garden. Story inspired by the traditional song. Read More →

  • Dewey: [E]

The Pets You Get

There are so many whiz-bang great pets you can get! How about an enormous brown bear? Or a tentacled beast from the sea? Or even a humongous smoky dragon that glows? But as this small boy… Read More →

  • ATOS: 2.9
  • Dewey: [E]

The Pet Vet

From the Series Real Kids Readers — Level 1

This is Dr. Bret, the pet vet. Is your pet sick? Is your pet hurt? He will fix it right up! Read More →

  • Lexile: 230
  • ATOS: 0.9
  • Dewey: [E]
Fall 2019

The Pirate Tree

The gnarled tree on the hill sometimes turns into a pirate ship. A rope serves as an anchor, a sheet as a sail, and Sam is its fearless captain. But one day another sailor approaches, and… Read More →

  • Lexile: 590
  • ATOS: 2.6
  • Dewey: [Fic]

The Princess and the Giant: A Tale from Scotland

From the Series Tales of Honor

When the king dies, the queen and her three daughters must work to survive. A giant steals from their garden, and then steals the daughters. The princesses outwit the giant to return home… Read More →

  • Lexile: 600
  • ATOS: 3.8
  • Dewey: 398.2

The Princess and the Pea

From the Series Live Oak Media eReadalong

"...a straightforward retelling of the traditional tale. Using sound effects and music to emphasize events, this recording stands alone or can be enjoyed with Janet Stevens… Read More →

The Princess and the Poison Pea

From the Series Scary Tales Retold

The King and evil Queen are looking for a proper Princess to marry their Prince. When a Princess is found, will they all live happily ever after? Or will they live at all? Read More →

  • Lexile: 550
  • ATOS: 3.0
  • Dewey: [Fic]

The Pumpkin Book

From the Series Live Oak Media eReadalong

"Narrator Polly Collier is very good. Her strong, clear voice makes her sound much like a teacher, and I appreciated her explanation to young listeners that she would be reading the text… Read More →

  • ATOS: 4.2

The Punctuation Station

All aboard! Join a family of giraffes on their journey to Punctuation Station. As the train chugs along, you’ll learn the ins and outs of using periods, commas, apostrophes, question marks… Read More →

  • Lexile: 690
  • Dewey: 428.2

The Purim Superhero

Nate loves aliens and he really wants to wear an alien costume for Purim, but his friends are all dressing as superheroes and he wants to fit in. What will he do? With the help of his two… Read More →

  • Dewey: [E]

The Purim Surprise

It seems Naomi's mother has forgotten her birthday, but delivering Purim treats to the neighbors brings Naomi a special surprise. Read More →

  • Dewey: [E]

The Quayside Cat

Down by the harbor the quayside cat, Jim, comes to talk with Old Tregarn about his days long ago at sea. Inspired by Old Tregarn's tales, Jim longs for his own sea adventure. Before long the… Read More →

  • ATOS: 2.9
  • Dewey: [E]

The Quilt-Block History of Pioneer Days: With Projects Kids Can Make

From the Series The Fabric of Early America

This fun and interesting book presents the history of American pioneers by describing the quilts they made, linking common experiences they had with various quilt patterns. Projects that kids… Read More →

  • Dewey: 746.9'7'0973

The Rainbow Mystery: Rainbows

From the Series Science Solves It! ®

Why do Annie and Mike see rainbows dancing on the dining room wall? Read More →

  • Lexile: 470
  • ATOS: 2.3
  • Dewey: [E]

The Rainy Day Grump

From the Series Real Kids Readers — Level 2

Rosie wants her brother Clay to play dress-up, but he is grumpy because it's raining and they can't play ball. Read More →

  • Lexile: 420
  • ATOS: 1.7
  • Dewey: [E]

Therapy Animals

From the Series Animals That Help Us (LOOK! Books ™)

Some animals, like cats and dogs are perfect for helping people feel safe in stressful situations. Readers will learn how these animals and more are used to calm children and adults alike. Read More →

  • Lexile: 510
  • ATOS: 2.5
  • Dewey: 615.8

The Real Me: Roles

From the Series Social Studies Connects ®

Duffy is determined to win a new bike by describing himself in 50 words or less. That’s not easy! Read More →

  • Lexile: 570
  • ATOS: 2.7
  • Dewey: [Fic]