Grade 2

Veterans Day

From the Series First Step Nonfiction — American Holidays

Celebrated each November, Veterans Day honors the brave men and women who fought in our country’s military. Beginning on November 11, 1918 to celebrate the end of World War I, Veterans Day… Read More →

  • Dewey: 394.264
  • Copyright: 2006

Veterans Day

From the Series On My Own Holidays

Veteran’s Day is a day set aside to thank the men and women who risk their lives protecting America. Each year on November 11, we celebrate what they have done for our country. Learn more… Read More →

  • ATOS: 4.4
  • Dewey: 394.264
  • Copyright: 2005

Vibrations Make Sound

From the Series First Step Nonfiction — Light and Sound

Young readers will learn how vibrations make sound that we can hear in this accessible, photo-filled book. Simple text and vibrant photos bring basic science concepts to life and encourage… Read More →

  • Lexile: 320
  • ATOS: 1.4
  • Dewey: 534
  • Copyright: 2015

Vincent van Gogh

From the Series On My Own Biography

Vincent van Gogh is one of the most famous painters in the world. He is best known for his brightly colored paintings, but Vincent's work wasn't always so colorful. Following Vincent on his… Read More →

  • ATOS: 3.5
  • Dewey: 759.9492
  • Copyright: 1997
Fall 2021

Violet's Tempest

From the Series Lantana Global Picture Books

For all those who have suffered stage fright, a gentle story about standing tall and finding your voice. Violet’s world has changed. Her voice has gone from a giggle to a whisper. So when… Read More →

  • Lexile: 610
  • Dewey: [Fic]
  • Copyright: 2021

Vision: Nearsightedness, Farsightedness, and More

From the Series Lightning Bolt Books ® — What Traits Are in Your Genes?

Do you see clearly? Or do faraway objects look blurry to you? Maybe objects in the distance look clear, but you have trouble reading close-up print. What determines how your vision works?… Read More →

  • Lexile: 550
  • Dewey: 612.8'4
  • Copyright: 2013

Viv the Vet & Top Dog

From the Series Early Bird Readers — Red (Early Bird Stories ™)

Meet kindly Viv the vet and her great dog in two illustrated stories. The leveled text will help young children enjoy learning to read. Read More →

  • Lexile: 450
  • ATOS: 0.8
  • Dewey: 428.6/2
  • Copyright: 2020


From the Series Early Bird Earth Science

This book introduces young readers to volcanoes—what they are, how they form, and how they affect people. Read More →

  • Lexile: 540
  • ATOS: 4.0
  • Dewey: 551.21
  • Copyright: 2008


From the Series Live Oak Media eReadalong

Photographs and text introduce different kinds of volcanoes, where they are located, how and why they erupt, and other interesting data about volcanoes. Read More →

  • ATOS: 4.0
  • Dewey: 551.21
  • Copyright: 2016


From the Series Pull Ahead Books — Forces of Nature

What is a volcano? What happens when a volcano erupts? How can volcanoes be helpful? Read this book to discover the answers! Read More →

  • Lexile: 550
  • ATOS: 3.3
  • Dewey: 551.21
  • Copyright: 2008

Volcanoes Inside and Out

From the Series On My Own Science

Why does a volcano erupt? How many different kinds of volcanoes are there? Once believed to be the work of a fire god named Vulcan, volcanoes have long fascinated people. Looking at three… Read More →

  • ATOS: 4.0
  • Dewey: 551.21
  • Copyright: 2006

Volleyball: An Introduction to Being a Good Sport

From the Series Start Smart ™ — Sports

Playing a sport is good exercise and fun, but being part of a team is more fun for everyone when you know the rules of the game and how to be a good sport. Volleyball is one of the most… Read More →

  • Lexile: 620
  • ATOS: 3.9
  • Dewey: 796.352
  • Copyright: 2017

Von Miller

From the Series Sports All-Stars (Lerner ™ Sports)

Von Miller is a talented football player for the Denver Broncos. He was selected by the Broncos as the second overall pick in the 2011 National Football League (NFL) Draft, and he's been a… Read More →

  • Lexile: 760
  • ATOS: 4.3
  • Dewey: 796.332092 [B]
  • Copyright: 2018

Waga's Big Scare

Waga isn't the biggest or hairiest or slimiest monster. But Waga is the trickiest monster with the biggest scare. . . until one night, the scare is missing! If Waga doesn't find the scare… Read More →

  • Lexile: 490
  • ATOS: 1.8
  • Dewey: [E]
  • Copyright: 2012

Waiting for Goliath

Bear has been sitting and waiting since dawn. "I'm waiting for Goliath. He's my best friend." At last the bus pulls up, but no one gets out. "He'll definitely show up. You'll see!" The robins Read More →

  • Lexile: 410
  • Dewey: [Fic]
  • Copyright: 2017

Wait, Rest, Pause: Dormancy in Nature

If you were dormant / waiting out the cold, the dry, the heat / you would pause. Captivating photos of animals accompany simple, engaging text to explain dormancy in nature. This highly… Read More →

  • Lexile: 940
  • ATOS: 3.1
  • Dewey: 571.7/8
  • Copyright: 2020

Wake Up, Spring: Book 1

From the Series Hotel Strange

The calendar says it's spring, but winter weather won't end. What's happening? The quirky residents of Hotel Strange go on a quest to find out. Read More →

  • Lexile: 470
  • ATOS: 2.1
  • Dewey: 741.5'973
  • Copyright: 2015


Young Waluk is all alone. His mother has abandoned him, as is the way of polar bears, and now he must fend for himself. But he doesn't know much about the world—and unfortunately, his Arctic… Read More →

  • Lexile: 640
  • ATOS: 3.6
  • Dewey: 741.5'946
  • Copyright: 2013

Warduff and the Corncob Caper

Warduff is a cat who loves naps and fish cakes. It's a tough job being a lazy, hungry cat, but somebody has to do it. One evening, his aftersnack snooze is disturbed by a call from… Read More →

  • Lexile: 410
  • ATOS: 2.7
  • Dewey: [E]
  • Copyright: 2011


From the Series Pull Ahead Books — Mighty Movers

How many kinds of warships are made? Who lives and works on warships? Covering everything from prow to stern, this book reveals how these powerful ships help protect our country and our people. Read More →

  • ATOS: 2.9
  • Dewey: 623.825'0973
  • Copyright: 2006

Wash Day

From the Series Real Kids Readers — Level 1

These two boys want to help out. First they wash the dishes. Then they find lots of other things to wash! Read More →

  • Lexile: 170
  • ATOS: 0.4
  • Dewey: [E]
  • Copyright: 1999
Spring 2022

Washed Ashore: Making Art from Ocean Plastic

Every day, we use plastic products. And where do these items go when we are done with them? When artist Angela Haseltine Pozzi found plastic trash polluting the beach near her home, she took… Read More →

  • Lexile: 910
  • Dewey: 731/.2
  • Copyright: 2022

Washington Is Burning

From the Series On My Own History

Fifteen-year-old Paul Jennings looked out the window of the President's House. America was at war with Britain, and British soldiers were marching toward Washington. Terrified people were… Read More →

  • ATOS: 3.5
  • Dewey: 973.5'2'092
  • Copyright: 2006

Watchful Wolves

From the Series Pull Ahead Books — Animals

Wolves are a lot like people. They are mammals, they live in families, or packs, and they live and hunt in a certain territory, or home. Wolves must have very good hearing and a strong sense… Read More →

  • Lexile: 450
  • ATOS: 2.0
  • Dewey: 599.773
  • Copyright: 1998