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Sensational Stories for Second Graders

 

Fiction

Cam Jansen and the Joke House Mystery by David Adler

While Cam’s Aunt Molly is competing in a comedy contest, the expensive plate the winner will receive disappears and Cam and Eric set out to find it before the contest is over.

Series: Cam Jansen

 

Danny’s Doodles: the Jelly Bean Experiment by David Adler

Danny and Calvin decide to team up for the big jelly bean experiment. Will it lead to trouble? Maybe. Will they have fun trying? You can count on it!

Series: Danny’s Doodles

 

Meet Caroline: An American Girl by Kathleen Ernst

When her father is taken prisoner by the British, Caroline Abbott, a young girl living during the War of 1812, tries to help her family run their shipyard.

Series: American Girl

 

Never Glue Your Friends to Chairs by Katherine Applegate

When the first-graders' bee antennae would not stay on their heads and the drummers would not stay in their seats for the open house play, Roscoe decides to help by using the "don't-you-dare" glue.

Series:Roscoe Riley Rules

 

The Buddy Files: The Case of the School Ghost by Dori Hillestad Butler

When therapy dog Buddy attends the fourth grade sleepover in the school’s library, he solves the mystery of the school ghost.

Series: The Buddy Files

 

Big Nate: Genius Mode by Lincoln Peirce

Nate Wright decides he can stop studying and completing his homework in sixth grade, and then switch to “genius mode” in high school when grades really matter.

Series: Big Nate

 

The LEGO Movie: Junior Novel by Kate Howard

An ordinary Lego minifigure, mistakenly thought to be the extraordinary Master Builder, is recruited to join a quest to stop an evil Lego tyrant from gluing the universe together.

 

Alvin Ho: Allergic to Camping, Hiking, and Other Natural Disasters by Lenore Look

When Alvin's father takes him camping to instill a love of nature like that of their home-town hero Henry David Thoreau, Alvin makes a new friend and learns that he can be brave despite his fear of everything.

Series: Alvin Ho

 

Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer by Megan McDonald

Judy’s big plans for the summer seem ruined when two of her best friends go away, and then her parents leave her and Stink with Aunt Opal, but a new “thrill-a-delic” plan has her racing toward fun.

Series: Judy Moody

 

Stink and the Freaky Frog Freakout by Megan McDonald

Stink has been in the Polliwog swim class for what seems like frog-ever, and still can't bear to put his face in the water. Then, one day, Stink has a close encounter with a freaky mutant frog. All of a sudden, his froggy senses are tingling.

Series: Stink

 

Frozen: the Junior Novelization by Sarah Nathan

Teaming up with an adventurer named Kristoff and his reindeer, Sven, Princess Anna searches for her sister, Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom in eternal winter.

 

Stallion by Starlight by Mary Pope Osborne

Travel to Ancient Greece with Jack and Annie as they meet Alexander the Great, and help tame his wild stallion.

Series: Magic Treehouse

 

Nonfiction

Millions, Billions, & Trillions: Understanding Big Numbers by David Adler

What does a million look like? A billion? A trillion? These huge numbers are hard to visualize. This book clearly explains quantities in terms children can understand.

 

Night Flight: Amelia Earhart Crosses the Atlantic by Robert Burleigh

An account of Amelia Earhart's dangerous 1932 flight across the Atlantic Ocean from Newfoundland to Ireland, in which she survived bad weather and a malfunctioning airplane. Includes a brief biography of the aviator.

 

Hide and Seek: Nature’s Best Vanishing Acts by Andrea Helman

Explore the use of camouflage by animals on the land and in the sea.

 

Never Smile at a Monkey by Steve Jenkins

When it comes to wild animals, everyone knows that there are certain things you just don’t do. In this fascinating book, you will find out what you should never do if you encounter one of these surprisingly dangerous animals.

 

Looking at Lincoln by Maira Kalman

Wanting to know about the real man behind the sixteenth president's legendary character, a little girl learns about Lincoln's beliefs regarding universal freedom, as well as lesser-known aspects of his life - from his love of Mozart and his wife's vanilla cake, to his pet dog and the way he kept notes in his stovepipe hat.

 

What If You Had Animal Teeth? By Sandra Markle

What if an animal's teeth grew into the space where you lost your two front teeth?

 

National Geographic Our World: a Child’s First Picture Atlas

With fabulous photographs, lively text, and interactive activities, National Geographic’s world-renowned mapmaker's have created a bright, bold atlas that will capture the imaginations of children.

 

Life in the Ocean: The Story of Oceanographer Sylvia Earle by Claire A. Nivola

This inspiring story of a world-renowned oceanographer and environmentalist reminds readers of our planet’s natural beauty.

 

The Firehouse Light by Janet Nolan

The true story of a little light bulb, located in a firehouse, that has stayed lit for more than one hundred years!

 

Who Was Here? Discovering Wild Animal Tracks by Mia Posada

What animal was here? Can you solve the mystery? Study the picture and read the clues to figure out who left the animal tracks.

 

Who Says Women Can’t Be Doctors? The Story of Elizabeth Blackwell by Tonya Stone

The inspiring story of the first female doctor in America shows how one strong-willed woman opened the doors for all the female doctors who followed.

 

 
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