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Grade 2

Whose Shoes Would You Choose?: A Long Vowel Sounds Book with Consonant Digraphs

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: 2.0
  • Dewey: 428.1'3

Who's Got Spots?: Tallies & Graphs

From the Series Math Matters ®

Kip takes a survey and organizes his data using tallies and graphs to forecast whether chicken pox will keep him and his friends out of the Autumn Fest. Read More →

  • Lexile: 550
  • ATOS: 3.1
  • Dewey: [E]

Who's Got the Etrog?

Auntie Sanyu builds a sukkah in her Ugandan garden. Curious wildlife—the Warthog, the Lion, the Giraffe, the Elephant, and other animals—come to celebrate the Sukkot holiday. They all want to… Read More →

  • Lexile: 520
  • Dewey: [E]

Who Was Here?: Discovering Wild Animal Tracks

What animal was here? Can you solve the mystery? Study the picture and read the clues to figure out who left each set of tracks. Then turn the page to find out about animals from around the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 690
  • ATOS: 4.0
  • Dewey: 591.47'9

Who Works at Hannah's School?

From the Series Cloverleaf Books ™ — Off to School

Hannah wants to get all the grown-ups who work at her school to sign her cast! Join her as she gets to know the school principal, the crossing guard, the librarian, and other helpers at her… Read More →

  • Lexile: 650
  • ATOS: 2.5
  • Dewey: 371.2/01

Why Are There Stripes on the American Flag?

From the Series Cloverleaf Books ™ — Our American Symbols

Do you know why the US flag has stars and stripes on it? What does the flag stand for, and why do we say the Pledge of Allegiance? Join Mr. Gomez's class as they study the flag to find out!… Read More →

  • Lexile: 570
  • ATOS: 3.2
  • Dewey: 929.9'20973

Why Does It Rain?

From the Series On My Own Science

Where does rain come from? What are clouds made of? Follow water as it makes its way through the entire water cycle. Then go back in time to the very first rainfall millions of years ago… Read More →

  • ATOS: 3.9
  • Dewey: 551.57'7

Why Doesn't Everyone Eat Meat?: Vegetarianism and Special Diets

From the Series Lightning Bolt Books ® — Healthy Eating

Do you know why people choose the diets they do? Or how people on special diets can get all the nutrients they need? This book provides an engaging and balanced overview of the different ways… Read More →

  • Lexile: 580
  • ATOS: 2.7
  • Dewey: 613.2'6

Why Do I Brush My Teeth?

From the Series Science in Action: Your Body

What do your teeth do? Which foods are bad for your teeth? How do your teeth chew different food? Read More →

  • Lexile: 610
  • ATOS: 4.0
  • Dewey: 610

Why Do I Run?

From the Series Science in Action: Your Body

What does exercise do? Which exercises improve your stamina? How does oxygen help the muscles in your body? Read More →

  • Lexile: 540
  • ATOS: 4.0
  • Dewey: 610

Why Do I Sleep?

From the Series Science in Action: Your Body

What happens if you don't sleep well? Which parts of your body never sleep? How many hours of sleep does your body need? Read More →

  • Lexile: 550
  • ATOS: 3.7
  • Dewey: 610

Why Do I Wash My Hands?

From the Series Science in Action: Your Body

Why do we use soap? Which part of your skin is waterproof? How do germs pass from one person to another? Read More →

  • Lexile: 570
  • ATOS: 4.1
  • Dewey: 610

Why Do Moving Objects Slow Down?: A Look at Friction

From the Series Lightning Bolt Books ® — Exploring Physical Science

A baseball player slides on the ground to tag a base. A toy car's wheels rub against the floor and slow the toy car down. Friction is at work all around you. But what exactly is friction? And… Read More →

  • Lexile: 530
  • Dewey: 531'.4

Why Do Puddles Disappear?: Noticing Forms of Water

From the Series Cloverleaf Books ™ — Nature's Patterns

Do you know what happens to water when it evaporates? Or how cold the air needs to be for water to freeze? Join Ms. Ling's class as they become science detectives and solve some of nature's… Read More →

  • Lexile: 550
  • ATOS: 2.8
  • Dewey: 551.3'5

Why Is It Rusty?: Oxidation

From the Series Science Storybooks

Yun wants to cut some paper, but her scissors won't cut. The scissors are rusty. What makes the scissors rusty? Let's find out why some metals rust and learn how to keep things from rusting. Read More →

  • Lexile: 550
  • Dewey: 540

Why Is the Statue of Liberty Green?

From the Series Cloverleaf Books ™ — Our American Symbols

Do you know that the Statue of Liberty hasn't always looked green? Or that the first torch had to be replaced? Lady Liberty has been an important US symbol for more than one hundred years… Read More →

  • Lexile: 590
  • ATOS: 3.3
  • Dewey: 974.7'1

Why the Crab Has No Head

Nzambi Mpungu, creator of the earth and sky, has spent a long hard day making the Elephant. By nightfall, Nzambi still hasn't finished her next creation, the Crab, and she tells the little… Read More →

  • Lexile: 690
  • ATOS: 3.8
  • Dewey: 398.2

Wiggling Earthworms

From the Series First Step Nonfiction — Backyard Critters

Examine the interesting characteristics of worms, including their body parts and structure, their habitat and how it supports them, and how they get their food. Captions are paired with… Read More →

  • Lexile: 390
  • Dewey: 592.64

Wild Animals!: Book 5

From the Series Tao, the Little Samurai

The student has become the teacher. Tao is showing his little brother how to take care of bullies. He's also teaching his cat some ninja attacks! Meanwhile, a new kid has arrived at Master… Read More →

  • Lexile: 470
  • ATOS: 2.7
  • Dewey: 741.5'944


From the Series Live Oak Media eReadalong

Learn all about wildfires—how they happen, why they're important, and when they're dangerous—in this fascinating reader. It's sure to ignite your interest, with color photographs, interesting… Read More →

Will and Orv

From the Series On My Own History

Johnny Moore watched as the amazing airplane moved along the track. He wondered if the Flyer would make it off the ground and if the pilot would be able to stay in control. then suddenly it… Read More →

  • Lexile: 560
  • ATOS: 2.9
  • Dewey: 629.13'0092'2

Will and Squill

A sweetly told tale about the friendship between a boy named Will and a squirrel named Squill. They do just about everything together until Will's parents surprise him with a kitten, and she… Read More →

  • ATOS: 2.1
  • Dewey: [E]

William's 100th Day of School

From the Series Cloverleaf Books ™ — Off to School

The 100th day of school is here! William's class celebrates this fun day with an exciting show-and-tell time, by learning to count to 100 in new ways, and even with a parade. Find out what… Read More →

  • Lexile: 550
  • ATOS: 2.3
  • Dewey: 372.18

Willie McLean and the Civil War Surrender

From the Series On My Own History

Eleven-year-old Willie McLean knows that General Lee will defeat the Yankees and win the Civil War, he just knows it. When a battle moves to the fields near his home in Appomattox, Virginia… Read More →

  • ATOS: 3.4
  • Dewey: 973.7'38