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These texts were specifically chosen by Booksource to support second grade-level instruction based on the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects. The range of selected texts includes fables and folktales from different cultures (RL.2.2 and RL.2.9), poetry and storybooks featuring rhyme and rhythm (RL.2.4), stories that lend themselves to studies of character as a story element (RL.2.3), and various informational texts on the same topic (RI.2.9).
CCSS Grade 2 Classroom Library See All

All Pigs Are Beautiful

Amy Namey In Ace Reporter

Ancient Egypt

Animal Atlas

Around Our Way On Neighbors' Day

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CCSS Grade 2 Literary Texts See All

Amy Namey In Ace Reporter

Around Our Way On Neighbors' Day

Bad Kitty School Daze

Bigmama's

Brontorina

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CCSS Grade 2 Informational Texts See All

All Pigs Are Beautiful

Ancient Egypt

Animal Atlas

Bat Loves The Night

Corn Is Maize

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CCSS Grade 2 Extension See All

13 Words

Abraham Lincoln

Actual Size

Ada Byron Lovelace And The Thinking Machine

All The Water In The World

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CCSS Grade 2 Extensions + Literacy Cart See All

13 Words

Abraham Lincoln

Actual Size

Ada Byron Lovelace And The Thinking Machine

All The Water In The World

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CCSS Grade 2 New Books See All

I Survived The Joplin Tornado, 2011

I Yam A Donkey!

Judy Moody, Mood Martian

Leroy Ninker Saddles Up

North: The Amazing Story Of Arctic Migration

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CCSS Grade 2 Cinderella See All

Angkat: The Cambodian Cinderella

Cendrillon: A Caribbean Cinderella

Cinderella

Cinderella Stories Around The World

Egyptian Cinderella, The

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CCSS Grade 2 Favorite Characters See All

Best Of Friends, The

Flat Stanley Goes Camping

George And Martha Two Great Friends

Houndsley And Catina And The Quiet Time

Intrepid Canadian Expedition, The

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CCSS Grade 2 The Little Red Hen See All

Burro's Tortillas

Cook-A-Doodle-Doo!

E-I-E-I-O! How Old MacDonald Got His Farm With A Little Help From A Hen

Little Red Hen And The Passover Matzah, The

Little Red Hen, The

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CCSS Grade 2 Little Red Riding Hood See All

Honestly, Red Riding Hood Was Rotten!

Isabel And The Hungry Coyote

Little Red Riding Hood

Little Red Riding Hood

Little Red Riding Hood Stories Around The World

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CCSS Grade 2 Multicultural Characters Stories See All

Apple Pie 4th Of July

Armando And The Blue Tarp School

Cherries And Cherry Pits

Day Of Ahmed's Secret, The

Nim And The War Effort

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CCSS Grade 2 Multicultural Folktales & Fairy Tales See All

Cat And Rat: The Legend Of The Chinese Zodiac

Chocolate Tree: A Mayan Folktale, The

Cleverest Thief, The

Empty Pot: A Chinese Folktale, The

Ganesha's Sweet Tooth

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CCSS Grade 2 Native American Legends See All

Bear And Turtle And The Great Lake Race

Buffalo Woman

First Fire: A Cherokee Folktale

Gift Of The Sacred Dog, The

How Coyote Stole The Summer: A Native American Folktale

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CCSS Grade 2 Persuasive Stories See All

Dear Mr. Blueberry

Evan And Erin Build An Essay

Have I Got A Book For You!

Important Book, The

Just Grace Walks The Dog

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CCSS Grade 2 Poetry See All

Bow-Tie Pasta

Brick By Brick

Bug In Teacher's Coffee And Other School Poems, The

Button Up! Wrinkled Rhymes

Days Like This: A Collection Of Small Poems

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CCSS Grade 2 Stone Soup See All

Bone Button Borscht

Bone Soup

Cactus Soup

Stone Soup

Stone Soup

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CCSS Grade 2 Tall Tales See All

Big Jabe

Casey Jones

Dona Flor: A Tall Tale About A Giant Woman With A Great Big Heart

Famous American Folktales

Mike Fink

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CCSS Grade 2 The Three Little Pigs See All

Pig Who Went Home On Sunday: An Appalachian Folktale, The

Three Little Javelinas, The

Three Little Pigs, The

Three Little Pigs, The

True Story Of The 3 Little Pigs, The

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CCSS Grade 2 African American Journey To Freedom Stories See All

Dad, Jackie, And Me

Freedom Summer

Goin' Someplace Special

Night Boat To Freedom

Shelter In Our Car, A

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CCSS Grade 2 African American History See All

Cracking The Wall: The Struggle Of The Little Rock Nine

Hank Aaron, Brave In Every Way

Jalani And The Lock

Magic Trash

Our Children Can Soar: A Celebration Of Rosa, Barack, And The Pioneers Of Change

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CCSS Grade 2 The American West Stories See All

Apples To Oregon: Being The (Slightly) True Narrative Of How A Brave Pioneer Father Brought Apples, Peaches, Pears, Plums, Grapes, And Cherries (And Children) Across The Plains

Buffalo Storm, The

Koda

Pioneer Sisters

Prairie Adventure Of Sarah And Annie, Blizzard Survivors, The

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CCSS Grade 2 The American West Informational Texts See All

Cowboys And Cowgirls: Yippee Yay!

Life In The Wild West

Life On A Wagon Train

Locomotive

Picture Book Of Lewis And Clark, A

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CCSS Grade 2 Read Aloud Stories See All

13 Words

Boy Who Cried Ninja, The

Chester's Way

Crazy Hair

Creak! Said The Bed

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CCSS Grade 2 Read Aloud Informational Texts See All

All The Water In The World

Coretta Scott

Drop Around The World, A

Emma's Poem: The Voice Of The Statue Of Liberty

In One Tidepool: Crabs, Snails, And Salty Tails

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CCSS Grade 2 U.S. Geography Stories See All

Gooney Bird On The Map

How To Make A Cherry Pie And See The U.S.A.

Poems In The Attic

Scrambled States Of America Talent Show, The

Scrambled States Of America, The

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CCSS Grade 2 U.S. Geography Informational Texts See All

America's Manmade Landmarks

America's Natural Landmarks

Austin, Lost In America

Mighty U.S. Mountains

Show Me The United States: My First Picture Encyclopedia

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CCSS Grade 2 Biographies Of Famous Scientists & Inventors See All

Ada Byron Lovelace And The Thinking Machine

Astrophysicist And Space Advocate Neil Degrasse Tyson

Into The Deep: The Life Of Naturalist And Explorer William Beebe

Look Up! Henrietta Leavitt, Pioneering Woman Astronomer

Odd Boy Out: Young Albert Einstein

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CCSS Grade 2 Biographies Of Famous Women See All

Alternate Reality Game Designer Jane McGonigal

Flickr Cofounder And Web Community Creator Caterina Fake

I Am Cleopatra

Judy Blume

Mae Jemison

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CCSS Grade 2 Biographies Of People Who Changed The World See All

Amazing Age Of John Roy Lynch, The

Amazing Americans: Thurgood Marshall

Electrical Wizard: How Nikola Tesla Lit Up The World

Ida B. Wells: Let The Truth Be Told

Keep On! The Story Of Matthew Henson, Co-Discoverer Of The North Pole

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CCSS Grade 2 Biographies Of U.S. Presidents See All

Abraham Lincoln

Barack

Big George: How A Shy Boy Became President Washington

Boy Named FDR, A

Founding Fathers! Those Horse-Ridin', Fiddle-Playin', Book-Readin', Gun-Totin' Gentlemen Who Started America, The

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CCSS Grade 2 Earth Science Informational Texts See All

Earth's Cycles

Experiments In Earth Science And Weather With Toys And Everyday Stuff

Global Warming

Highest Places on the Planet

How Mountains Are Made

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CCSS Grade 2 Health And Our Bodies See All

Bad Case Of Stripes, A

Boy Who Burped Too Much, The

Brain: Our Nervous System, The

Germs Make Me Sick!

Get Some Exercise

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CCSS Grade 2 High Interest Picture Books See All

Actual Size

Butterfly Is Patient, A

Dogs And Cats

Just A Dream

Moletown

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CCSS Grade 2 International Studies Informational Texts See All

Clothing Of The World

Cultures Around The World

Cycle Of Rice, Cycle Of Life: A Story Of Sustainable Farming

Energy Island: How One Community Harnessed The Wind And Changed Their World

Everyone Eats

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CCSS Grade 2 Life Cycles See All

Birds

Bugs & Spiders

Danny The Dung Beetle

Day And Night In The Rain Forest, A

Egg: Nature's Perfect Package

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CCSS Grade 2 Measurement And Data See All

Famous Fossils: Measure Lengths in Standard Units

How Long Or How Wide? A Measuring Guide

Is A Blue Whale The Biggest Thing There Is?

Let's Measure It

Librarian Who Measured The Earth, The

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CCSS Grade 2 Point Of View And Perspective See All

BirdCatDog: A Graphic Novel

Great Migration, The

Once I Ate A Pie

Secret Pool, The

Seriously, Cinderella Is So Annoying!

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CCSS Grade 2 Primary Source Materials See All

Amazing Americans: Paul Revere

Dr. Seuss

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Me...Jane

Nurses Then And Now

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CCSS Grade 2 Social Emotional Learning See All

Delivering Justice

Do Unto Otters: A Book About Manners

Doing Your Part: Serving Your Community

I Like Being Me

I'm Like You, You're Like Me: A Book About Understanding And Appreciating Each Other

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CCSS Grade 2 Time & The Seasons See All

Ant And Honey Bee: A Pair Of Friends In Winter

Game Time

I Wonder Why The Sun Rises And Other Questions About Time And Seasons

Over And Under The Snow

Scaredy Squirrel

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CCSS Grade 2 U.S. Studies See All

Bald Eagle, The

If I Ran For President

If I Were President

Keena Ford And The Field Trip Mix-Up

Land Of The Pilgrims Pride

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