Grade 2

Am I a Good Friend?: A Book about Trustworthiness

From the Series Show Your Character

What if a friend asks you to share a secret? Is it ever okay to tell? Can you sometimes lie to stay out of trouble, or is it better to be completely honest? It's not always easy to tell… Read More →

  • Lexile: 560
  • ATOS: 3.3
  • Dewey: 177'.62
Fall 2021

A Mink, a Fink, a Skating Rink, 20th Anniversary Edition: What Is a Noun?

From the Series Words Are CATegorical ® (20th Anniversary Editions)

If it's a person, place, or thing—/Your dad, Detroit, a diamond ring,/If it's a boat or coat or clown,/It's simple, Simon, it's a noun! In this 20th anniversary edition of A Mink, a Fink, a… Read More →

  • Lexile: 540
  • Dewey: 428.2

A Mink, a Fink, a Skating Rink: What Is a Noun?

From the Series Words Are CATegorical ®

What is a noun? It's easier to show than explain—and this book is brimming with examples. Author Brian Cleary and illustrator Jenya Prosmitsky creatively clarify the concept of nouns for… Read More →

  • ATOS: 3.3
  • Dewey: 428.2

Amor y pollo asado (Love and Roast Chicken): Un cuento andino de enredos y engaños

One day, high in the Andes Mountains, Cuy the Guinea Pig is searching for wild spinach to eat when Tío Antonio the Fox comes in search of Cuy to eat! Tio Antonio thinks he’s found dinner, but Read More →

  • Lexile: 840
  • ATOS: 3.7
  • Dewey: 398.2'098'045293592

Amusement Parks and Water Parks

From the Series Kids' Day Out

Today's amusement parks are filled with amazing, high-tech rides. Some even take the fun to the water! Amusement parks of the past were exciting places as well. Amusement parks have been… Read More →

  • Lexile: 690
  • ATOS: 4.6

Anaconda Adventure

From the Series S.W.I.T.C.H.

Josh, Danny, and the mad scientist Petty Potts waltz over to the zoo and try out an awesome spray that turns them into anacondas! But when Petty wanders off, the twins soon realize that they… Read More →

  • Lexile: 700
  • ATOS: 4.5
  • Dewey: [Fic]

An Ambush of Tigers: A Wild Gathering of Collective Nouns

Have you ever heard of a prickle of porcupines? Or a tower of giraffes? What about a parcel of penguins? This fun-filled romp through the animal kingdom introduces collective nouns for… Read More →

  • Lexile: 680
  • Dewey: 372.61

An American Army of Two

From the Series On My Own History

The war of 1812 is raging, and from the lighthouse where their father works, Rebecca Bates and her sister Abigail can see a British ship coming. But the American troops are nowhere near!… Read More →

  • Lexile: 550
  • ATOS: 2.9
  • Dewey: [E]

Anansi and the Box of Stories: [A West African Folktale]

From the Series On My Own Folklore

The sky god Nyame owns all the stories in the world. He keeps them to himself in a box in his kingdom in the clouds. But Anansi thinks the stories should be shared by all creatures. So one… Read More →

  • Lexile: 580
  • ATOS: 3.2
  • Dewey: 398.2

Anansi and the Magic Stick

From the Series Live Oak Media eReadalong

"Terheyden's narration makes the characters come alive. A truly delightful addition to any collection." - School Library Journal Read More →

Anansi and the Moss-Covered Rock

From the Series Live Oak Media eReadalong

"Anansi the Spider, a master trickster, uses the powers of a magical rock to dupe his neighbors...a musical introduction sets the mood...the text of the book is read clearly and… Read More →

Anansi and the Talking Melon

From the Series Live Oak Media eReadalong

"The expressive male narrator charms the listener by impersonating the characters...Short segments of music and brief sound effects add interest...useful for all reading and listening… Read More →

Anansi Goes Fishing

From the Series Live Oak Media eReadalong

Anansi the Spider's plan to trick his friend Turtle into doing all the work while he teaches Anansi to catch fish somehow gets turned around. While Anansi doesn't learn his lesson, he does… Read More →

Anansi's Party Time

From the Series Live Oak Media eReadalong

"....Jerry Terheyden's narration alternates between the slow pace of a turtle and the bounce of an exuberant spider.... Balloons filing with air and underwater bubbles are among the fitting… Read More →

An Anty-War Story

This anti-war story is told through the eyes of Douglas, the only ant in Antworld who has a name. He dreams of joining the beautiful line that delivers food, but he's been enlisted to be a… Read More →

  • Lexile: 540
  • Dewey: [Fic]
Spring 2021

And a Cat from Carmel Market

Bubbe goes to the outdoor Carmel Market in Tel-Aviv to shop for Shabbat, but in addition to buying the challah, candles, chicken, tablecloth, flowers, and other necessities, she also finds… Read More →

  • Lexile: 550
  • Dewey: [E]

Andrew Luck

From the Series Amazing Athletes

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck has had incredible success playing at the highest levels of football. Andrew helped Stanford University win the Orange Bowl in 2010. He could have… Read More →

  • Lexile: 620
  • ATOS: 3.8
  • Dewey: 796.332092

Andrew McCutchen

From the Series Amazing Athletes

Pittsburgh Pirates star center fielder Andrew McCutchen didn't have much growing up. But he did have big dreams about playing for a Major League Baseball (MLB) team. In 2005, those dreams… Read More →

  • Lexile: 720
  • ATOS: 4.4
  • Dewey: 796.357092

Andrew the Seeker

From the Series Game for Adventure

When Andrew spots a friendly forest monster outside his window, he knows it's time to play. Get ready to follow along with Andrew as he starts the strangest round of hide-and-seek you've ever Read More →

  • Dewey: 741.5/973

And Then Another Sheep Turned Up

Mama set another place. Papa found an extra seat. Hannah squeezed to make more space, Thrilled to have a guest to greet. Uh-oh! As the sheep family Passover seder begins, more and more… Read More →

  • Lexile: 480
  • Dewey: [E]

And Then There Were Gnomes: Book 2

From the Series Guinea PIG, Pet Shop Private Eye

Sasspants, PI(G), the world's fluffiest detective, is back on the case―or she will be, if her sidekick Hamisher can convince her there's really a mystery afoot. Hamisher has made up so many… Read More →

  • Lexile: 520
  • ATOS: 2.6
  • Dewey: 741.5'973

And There Was Evening, And There Was Morning

The world began when God said "Light," And changed the world from dark to bright. Gentle rhyming couplets tell the story of how God created the world, describing six days of work fashioning… Read More →

  • Lexile: 630
  • Dewey: [E]
Fall 2021

A New Classmate: All Kinds of Languages

From the Series All Kinds of People (Early Bird Stories ™)

Romelie's family communicates in English and American Sign Language, but what languages do her friends and neighbors use? Young readers will love exploring different languages in this… Read More →

  • Lexile: 520
  • Dewey: 400

Angel Sharks in Action

From the Series Lightning Bolt Books ® — Shark World

What's unique about angel sharks? Unlike other sharks, they have flat, wide bodies. Angel sharks are also very good at hiding! From habitat to hunting tactics, readers will learn all about… Read More →

  • Lexile: 540
  • ATOS: 3.4
  • Dewey: 597.3