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Grade 2

The World Needs Beautiful Things

Young Bezalel is different from the other Israelite slaves in Egypt. He loves to collect stones, bugs, bits of string—these all seem beautiful to him. He keeps everything in his Beautiful… Read More →

  • Lexile: 580
  • Dewey: [E]

The Wounded Lion: A Tale from Spain

From the Series Tales of Honor

Day after day, a poor young girl discovers a lion who needs her help. In time, her care for the lion and her dreams of a better life intersect in a most unusual way. Themes: compassion… Read More →

  • Lexile: 580
  • ATOS: 3.6
  • Dewey: 398.2

They're There on Their Vacation

Meet the Tuckabees. They're going on vacation. But not an ordinary vacation. They always choose the wackiest, weirdest destinations for their family trips. This year their stops include… Read More →

  • Lexile: 620
  • ATOS: 3.9
  • Dewey: 428.1

The Yum-Yum House: Finding Unknowns

From the Series Math Matters ®

Everything Grace Anne makes is perfect. But Maggie and William's projects are perfect disasters! Will this time be any different? Can they build the most amazing Yum-Yum House ever? Read More →

  • Lexile: 490
  • ATOS: 2.1
  • Dewey: [Fic]

The Ziz and the Hanukkah Miracle

The Ziz, the giant bird from Jewish folklore, learns about the concept of sharing by helping the Maccabees find oil to light the menorah in the Temple, bringing about the miracle of Hanukkah. Read More →

  • ATOS: 2.9
  • Dewey: [E]
Spring 2019

The Zoo: 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 Liam the monkey as he explores the zoo. By… Read More →

  • Lexile: 620

The Zoomers' Handbook

This is not a handbook for farmers. Farmers look after chickens, cows, and pigs. Anyone can do that. This is not a handbook for zookeepers. Zookeepers look after monkeys, elephants, and… Read More →

  • Lexile: 480
  • Dewey: [E]

Things to Make for Your Doll

From the Series Girl Crafts

Playing with a doll is all about imagination. Here are twenty creative craft projects to make play situations a lot more fun! They range from a doll bathing suit and beach bag made from a… Read More →

  • Dewey: 700
Fall 2019

Things Up Close

From the Series Look Closely (LOOK! Books ™)

In Things Up Close, young readers view common objects—a pencil, sponge, toothbrush, and seashell—from a new perspective and learn uncommon facts about each one. Read More →

  • Lexile: 350
  • ATOS: 1.5
  • Dewey: 643.6 [E]

Things We Do: A kids' guide to community activity

From the Series Start Smart ™ — Community

In communities large and small, we find goods and services. But we also find places for fun and enjoyment to keep us happy and healthy. Read More →

  • Lexile: 580
  • ATOS: 3.9
  • Dewey: 307

Think Big!

Vinney is short. He gets picked on, overlooked in the lunch line, and passed by for the good parts in the school play. He can’t reach the chapter books in the library and never gets passed… Read More →

  • ATOS: 2.8
  • Dewey: [E]

Think Happy!

Feeling sad? Think happy! You can cheer yourself up in lots of ways. Try being friendly to someone in need of a friend. Do something you think is fun, like riding a bike or putting on a show… Read More →

  • Lexile: 480
  • Dewey: 646.7083

This Hole, That Hole: Different Holes Found in Nature

From the Series Science Storybooks

Explore the mystery of holes in nature made by various creatures. Who make these holes? How do they make the holes? Why do they make the holes? Read More →

  • Lexile: 330
  • Dewey: 591.5

This Is My Continent

From the Series Cloverleaf Books ™ — Where I Live

Noah has a big imagination, and he's using it to go on an even bigger adventure! He and his babysitter, Ruby, are zooming around Earth in their spaceship. With the help of Ruby's SpacePhone… Read More →

  • Lexile: 560
  • ATOS: 3.5
  • Dewey: 551.41

This Is My Country

From the Series Cloverleaf Books ™ — Where I Live

Will is very excited! He's researching countries for school and has a new pen pal named Abdou from Morocco. Abdou writes to Will about what makes his country special. Will can't wait to write… Read More →

  • Lexile: 520
  • ATOS: 3.4
  • Dewey: 973

This Is My Neighborhood

From the Series Cloverleaf Books ™ — Where I Live

Join Malik's search for his neighbor's lost dog! He's helping to find Buddy by looking everywhere in his neighborhood—from the park to the coffee shop. Along the way, see the people and… Read More →

  • Lexile: 540
  • ATOS: 2.9
  • Dewey: 177/.1

This Is My State

From the Series Cloverleaf Books ™ — Where I Live

Camila and her brother, Carlos, are going on a road trip with their parents! They're driving all the way from their home in Austin, Texas, to visit their granddad in Louisiana. Along the way… Read More →

  • Lexile: 580
  • ATOS: 3.4
  • Dewey: 973

This Is My Town

From the Series Cloverleaf Books ™ — Where I Live

Rachel has been chosen to ride a bike in Riverdale's parade! There's only one problem—she doesn't know how. But she's determined to learn! She and her dad go all over Riverdale to prepare for… Read More →

  • Lexile: 500
  • ATOS: 3.0
  • Dewey: 307.76
Spring 2019

This Python Isn't a Snake: What Are Coding Languages and Syntax?

From the Series Coding Is CATegorical ™

Cats can code? These cats sure can! Playful rhyming verse and goofy illustrations introduce coding languages and syntax. Readers will learn why we need special languages for coding and see… Read More →

  • Lexile: 970
  • Dewey: 005.2

Thomas Jefferson: A Life of Patriotism

From the Series Pull Ahead Books — Biographies

Why the Declaration of Independence was written? Why America became its own country? How Thomas Jefferson showed patriotism? Read this book to discover the answers! Read More →

  • ATOS: 3.3
  • Dewey: 973.4'6'092

Thomas Jefferson: Una vida de patriotismo

From the Series Libros para avanzar — Biografías (Pull Ahead Books — Biographies)

Do you know . . . why the Declaration of Independence was written? Why America became its own country? How Thomas Jefferson showed patriotism? Read this book to discover the answers! Read More →

  • ATOS: 4.6

Those Magnificent Sheep in Their Flying Machines

The sheep on the hillside were munching away, much as they always did, day after day, when suddenly something went . . . ZOOM overhead! "Let's go and see what it is!" they all said. And so… Read More →

  • Lexile: 690
  • ATOS: 3.6
  • Dewey: [E]

Three-horned Triceratops

From the Series When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth

With its two big horns and a small horn on the face, Triceratops is one of best-loved dinosaurs. Meet this plant-eating dinosaur and a range of other fascinating dinosaurs! Read More →

  • Lexile: 800
  • ATOS: 5.5
  • Dewey: 567.915

Three's Company, Mallory!

From the Series Mallory

Some simple math: one + one + one = one too many! From the day they were born, Mary Ann and Mallory have been best friends. They've always been a two-some. But now, there's a new girl in… Read More →

  • Lexile: 640
  • ATOS: 4.4
  • Dewey: [Fic]