Grade 2

What DO Teachers Do (after YOU Leave School)?

This humorous picture book answers the question all kids want to know―what do teachers do when the bell rings at three? Once the students go home, teachers finally have the run of the school… Read More →

  • ATOS: 3.1
  • Dewey: [E]

What Do We Buy?: A Look at Goods and Services

From the Series Lightning Bolt Books ® — Exploring Economics

Have you ever bought a toy at a store? Have you had a haircut or ordered food in a restaurant? Then you’ve used goods and services! Goods and services are everywhere. They’re in stores… Read More →

  • Lexile: 500
  • Dewey: 339.4'7

What Floats? What Sinks?: A Look at Density

From the Series Lightning Bolt Books ® — Exploring Physical Science

A rock sinks in the water. A hot air balloon floats in the air. Many objects float and sink. But what makes them move this way? And how do people use floating and sinking in their lives? Read… Read More →

  • Lexile: 540
  • Dewey: 532'.25

What Happens When I Eat?

We crunch up fruit, cereal, pizza, vegetables, and many other foods. And then, somehow, all that food gives us energy. From chewing to digesting, to going to the bathroom, our teeth, stomach… Read More →

  • Lexile: 670
  • ATOS: 4.6
  • Dewey: 612.3

What Happens When I Grow?

We grow bigger and bigger, and every few months we need new shoes and clothes. We grow taller and taller, until one day we are finally tall enough to ride on that rollercoaster. When we were… Read More →

  • Lexile: 550
  • ATOS: 4.2
  • Dewey: 612.6

What Happens When I Move?

We can run along the street while waving to a friend, or dribble and shoot a basketball without even thinking about where to position our hands. All day, every day, our bodies are making… Read More →

  • Lexile: 630
  • ATOS: 4.7
  • Dewey: 612.7

What Happens When I Sleep?

We get warm and cozy under a quilt and drift off to sleep. As we rest, however, our bodies are still hard at work, processing dinner, repairing damaged skin, and growing bones and muscles… Read More →

  • Lexile: 610
  • ATOS: 4.5
  • Dewey: 612.8

What Holds Us to Earth?: A Look at Gravity

From the Series Lightning Bolt Books ® — Exploring Physical Science

A ball drops to the ground. Leaves fall from a tree. Gravity is at work all around you. But what exactly is gravity? And how does it affect different objects? Read this book to find out!… Read More →

  • Lexile: 520
  • Dewey: 531'.14

What Homework?: Plant Structure

From the Series Science Solves It! ®

Andy forgot to do his homework. He only has a few minutes to find out what he needs to complete the project. Read More →

  • Lexile: 550
  • ATOS: 2.5
  • Dewey: [E]

What If It Never Stops Raining?

Tim is always worrying about something, but things never turn out as badly as he thinks they will. Read More →

  • Dewey: [E]

What Is a Democracy?

From the Series First Step Nonfiction — Exploring Government

What is a democracy? What do fairness and equality mean? How are leaders of a democracy chosen? Accessible text and explanatory photos help students understand the key concepts of how a… Read More →

  • Lexile: 460
  • ATOS: 2.2
  • Dewey: 321.8

What Is a Forecast?

From the Series First Step Nonfiction — Let's Watch the Weather

What does it mean to forecast the weather? How do weather forecasters do their jobs? Readers will learn the ins and outs of weather forecasting in this book. Accessible text and appealing… Read More →

  • Lexile: 450
  • ATOS: 2.7
  • Dewey: 551.63

What Is a Gas?

From the Series First Step Nonfiction — States of Matter

What Is a Gas? offers emergent readers a simple explanation of matter, a discription of gases, and examples of how gases can change into different states of matter. Read More →

  • ATOS: 2.6
  • Dewey: 530.4'3

What Is a Liquid?

From the Series First Step Nonfiction — States of Matter

What Is a Liquid? offers emergent readers a simple explanation of matter, a description of liquids, and examples of how liquids can change into different states of matter. Read More →

  • ATOS: 2.5
  • Dewey: 530.4'2

What Is a Scientist?

From the Series What Is...?

Simple text and full-color photographs depict children engaged in various activities that make up the scientific process. Read More →

  • ATOS: 3.4
  • Dewey: 502.3

What Is a Solid?

From the Series First Step Nonfiction — States of Matter

What Is a Solid? offers emergent readers a simple explanation of matter, a description of solids, and examples of how solids can change into different states of matter. Read More →

  • ATOS: 2.6

What Is Citizenship?

From the Series First Step Nonfiction — Exploring Government

What is a citizen? How does someone become a citizen? What does it mean to be a responsible citizen? Accessible text and explanatory photos help students understand the key concepts of how to… Read More →

  • Lexile: 320
  • ATOS: 2.2
  • Dewey: 323.60973

What Is Climate?

From the Series First Step Nonfiction — Let's Watch the Weather

Why is it hot in one part of the world and chilly in another? Readers will learn the ins and outs of climate in this book. Accessible text and appealing photos show different climate… Read More →

  • Lexile: 230
  • ATOS: 2.0
  • Dewey: 551.6

What Is Computer Coding?

From the Series Lightning Bolt Books ® — Our Digital World

Computers cannot understand human languages such as English. Instead they follow instructions written in special codes. Computer programmers use these codes to design video games and computer… Read More →

  • Lexile: 540
  • ATOS: 4.0
  • Dewey: 005.1

What Is Government?

From the Series First Step Nonfiction — Government

This title offers emergent readers an introduction to the levels and duties of government in the United States. Read More →

  • ATOS: 3.0
  • Dewey: 320

What Is Hearing?

From the Series Lightning Bolt Books ® — Your Amazing Senses

A fire alarm’s wail. A cat’s quiet purr Your ears let you hear all kinds of sounds, both loud and soft. But how do your ears work? And how does your sense of hearing help you? Read this book… Read More →

  • Lexile: 580
  • Dewey: 612.8'5

What Is Inside the Lincoln Memorial?

From the Series Cloverleaf Books ™ — Our American Symbols

Look at that giant statue! What did this person do to earn his own monument in Washington, DC? Join Mr. Williams's class on a field trip to the Lincoln Memorial to find out. Ranger May gives… Read More →

  • Lexile: 610
  • ATOS: 3.4
  • Dewey: 975.3

What is in the Box?

From the Series Step Up — Math

When Teddy empties his toy box he finds things in all the colors of the rainbow. Good use of repetition makes this an excellent book for first readers and for memorizing the colors of the rainbow. Read More →

  • Lexile: 220
  • ATOS: 1.1
  • Dewey: 511

What Is It Made Of?: Noticing Types of Materials

From the Series Cloverleaf Books ™ — Nature's Patterns

Could window panes be made out of wood? Or a shirt out of glass? Go on a treasure hunt with Ms. Sampson's class as they search for different kinds of materials—cloth, rock, glass, metal, and… Read More →

  • Lexile: 520
  • ATOS: 2.9
  • Dewey: 620.1'1