Second graders have some great book suggestions and opinions for you! They are beginning to add more details, use transition words, and add reasons. Enjoy these second grade book suggestions.

I will keep adding more as students finish them, check back often, new ones will be at the bottom.

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Dear Reader,

I love Clifford. He is my favorite, but he has so many books. He can talk and he is funny. He is a good friend. Clifford can be good, and sad, and mad.
Madolynn 

Froggy Learns to Swim. Froggy swings while he goes in circles around the beach and he falls off the swing and he goes in the water. His mom helps him swim. He does not want to get out of the pond. He swims at night.

Madolynn

The Magic Tree House is a story about two kids. Jack and Annie are smart, they search for adventure, and they are also helpful. In a lot of their books they get to see animals.

Andrew

Wacky Wednesday is a funny book. There are all these things that are crazy, like a shoe on the wall and a shoe on the suit.The boy in the story is feeling bad, he does not like these wacky things that happen. I like Wacky Wednesday!

Julianne

Llama Llama Mad at Mama. This book is about a llama who is mad at mama. He does not get why they have to leave. But at the end they do go home.

Julianne

Chuckie Visits the Eye Doctor. This book is fun. He can not see well so he goes to the Eye Doctor. He gets a free lollipop, he picks out glasses, they are like his dad’s. They look in a mirror and they live happily ever after.

Julianne

Pandas. This book is a non-fiction book. This book is about a baby panda. She is taken to the zoo. There was another baby panda, they play in the pandas area that has a rolling thing and he is happy.

Julianne

I think the Trumpet of the Swan is a cute story. In the book there is this boy that goes to camp. Near the camp there is this pond. The boys name is Sam and he checks out the pond and finds some swans, one of the swans can’t make a sound. 

Then the boy comes back and the cob brings the babies over to Sam. One says “Tweet!” the other says “Tweet!” the the 3rd and the 4th say “Tweet!”. But the fifth one tried and tried but couldn’t make a sound so he just pulled on Sam’s shoe lace and walked away. Then Sam followed the and watched them swim and went back to camp.

Shayne

Pirates Past Noon. Jack always carries a backpack. He also has black hair and he always wants to be with someone. He has glasses and most of the time he wears jeans and he has white skin. In this book they are in the Pirate’s time and the Pirates think that he has a treasure. Then they had to go on the ship, then they notice part of the riddle. So they said that they would tell them.

Riley

Dear Reader, 

You should read the book Llama Llama Misses Mama because the llama does not want to go to school because he misses Mama and does not want to do anything. He does not even want to eat snack or he does not want to go outside! He doesn’t want to play in the morning with blocks. He makes a lot of trouble. And he does not want to play in the train. He gets scared. My favorite part is when he gets happy, they play hide and seek. Then his mom goes outside to get him and it is the end of the day. So Llama goes with mom and then they go home, but he did not want to leave. 

Gina

The Egyptian Grave Robbery

I LOVE Flat Stanley because he is friendly and he is funny. He has a lot of books. Again I love Flat Stanley.

Riley

Dear Reader, 

This book is awesome! It is called Bats and Their Homes. It is also cool. They have many types of Bats you could read it all you want, but not when I’m reading it. Ok, the baby bats are called pups. They are so cool!!!!

Mason

Dear Reader,

Rosie’s Walk. The hen is really funny because he is tricky. He went on a walk…

Also he lives in a hen house and a fox went underneath it. And all the hens did not know. The hens went around the pond, then the fox fell in the pond! They went over the hay and when the fox went over it he fell in the hay and they went past the flower. And there was a string hooked on to it. So when the fox went past, the hen pulled it and it fell on him. They went through the fields and there was a wagon and the fox fell in it. They went under the bee nest and the fox went under the bee nest and the fox was too big so he knocked it over and the bees all started to chase the fox. And then he got home just in time for dinner. Also he had a good dinner because he had eggs.

Ghost Town at Sundown. I love this book because it’s mysterious and because you never know what is going to happen. They find a person that wrote the wild west book that they went into the time of. 

Riley

Dear Reader, 

I Love Llama. I think Llama is cute, just look at the pictures and you will see! Llama was sleeping and his Mama woke him up because it was his first day of school. His mama told him to brush his teeth. They were running late so she went to school in a car and Llama had to tell the teacher who he was. Llama was feeling scared, then mama waves good-bye. He was too scared to meet new friends, he was too scared to play with toys. He never read with someone. Llama misses mama so so much. Llama starts to cry, Llama’s friends cheer him up!

Llama made some friends, they played together on the playground. It was time for free explore then it was time to go home. 

Nelli

Dear Reader, 

This book is called James and the Giant Peach. His Mom and Dad died and he had to live with his Aunts. His Aunts are very mean. One is so skinny and other is so so fat. They made him get this peach and it kept on growing, and it grew huge. He had to get locked in his room because they were stealing bites of it. The people were pushing and shoving, and then the adventures begin. 

Nelli

Dear Reader, 

I love Llama because he is just cute. Llama was having fun playing with his toys. Mama decided it was time to shop. Llama fell asleep then his Mama woke him up and once mama starts shopping, Llama tries on a shirt. He does not want it and she picked a pair of underwear and he does not care. Mama kept on shopping. Llama wants to go home. Llama was mad at Mama. Mama says, “Llama that is enough!” Llama helped clean up and Mama said it was time to go. Llama was so happy!

Nelli

Dear Reader,

You have to read Big Nate Makes the Grade. Nate gets and A+ and Gina gets an A. Gina gets really really mad!! Gina and Nate are enemies. Nate really doesn’t like Gina. Nate and Gina fight over who gets to be the school treasurer, then Gina becomes treasurer and Brandon is the school president. Sheila is the vice president and Elizabeth is the secretary.

When the teacher says that Nate gets mad!! When they go to chess camp, Nate plays against his friend Derek. Nate beats Derek. There is another kid, his name is Pat from another school. He won his first match, now he has to play against Nate. Nate gets distracted, he starts eating cheese doodles. Then Pat made a move. Pat was thinking, “Does he know what he is doing?” Then nate starts reading a comic book, then Pat thought he was going to win. Then it was Nate’s turn. Nate got a checkmate. Nate had won!

Then Pat’s friend asked him, “How are you doing so far?”

Nate put up a poster of the students vs teachers basketball game, all the teachers were in, even the coach. These are the teachers names. Mr. Gaivin is the science teacher. Mrs. Godffrey, social studies. Mr. Staples teaches math. Mr. Albridge is the lab teacher. Mrs. Gridle is the school cook. Ms. Lachance teaches French.

Andy

One More Hug For Madison. In this book a mouse is in bed. It is in bed and it calls for it’s mom. She does a lot of the things for him. Do you like this book? My opinion is that it is funny!

Jon

Dear Reader,

The Day the Crayons Quit. This book is about crayons that keep giving cards. All the crayons. Red crayon is sad, purple crayon is mad, brown is sad, gray crayon is helpless. He has to do all the Big things. White crayon has to do all the snow and white cat. Black is sad because he can’t do anything. Green crayon is just normal. Yellow and orange fight over the sun. Blue crayon is sick of all the things he draws. Now he is stubby. Pink is mad because he never uses her. And she didn’t like it when his sister used her in her coloring book. Peach crayon is embarrassed, his clothes got peeled off. He made the crayons happy.

Nelli

I like Fantastic Mr. Fox because it is very funny!!! In the book one of the people shoot Mr. Fox in the tail and he loses it. So guess what he uses, I’m not telling. It’s too funny! You have to read the book yourself and figure it out! I think Fantastic Mr. Fox is funny, awesome book and fun.  THE END

Shayne

Llama Llama Mad at Mama. This book is about a llama who is mad at mama. He does not get why they have to leave. But at the end they do go home.

The llama is funny so I hope you like this book too! He is so mad he sees his mom talk to him after. At the end they have to go home. I know you will like it too.

Julianne

The Day the Crayons Came Home. If you don’t know how they quit, you should read it 5 times so you know what happened. The funny part is when Glow in the Dark crayon is left in the basement and when Neon Red is left at a motel. And Pea Green changes his name. I love it, it is hilarious!

Rand

Esio Trot is a great book. It’s about a man named Mr. Hoppy. Mr. Hoppy had two loves, one was his flowers and the next was a secret to himself.

Mr. Hoppy is funny. Another reason is he is very shy. Roald Dahl has a Lot of books, but my favorite is Esio Trot.

It’s Funny.

Riley

Dear Reader,

Dex: The Heart of a Hero. Dexter always got laughed at and he wanted to be a hero. He had dreams of super heroes, read tons of superhero books. Dexter figured he had to be strong to be a superhero . One day Dexter looked in the mirror, he saw his muscles. He was a super hero.

One day he saw a dog trying to cross the street. He helped him. He would help everyone. One day Cleevis was stuck on a tall tree. Dexter got sprung off a seesaw to save Cleevis. Dexter told Cleevis to jump, Dexter saved Cleevis. His used his cape to slide down then Cleevis asked if he could be a superhero with Dexter. I love this book so much!

Nelli

You should read Not A Box because it is about a rabbit that’s in a box and on a box. I like it because it is funny and fun to read. I hope you LOVE to read Not A Box.

Jon

Dear Reader,

The Water Hole. Animals come to drink the water. But then all the water is gone because most of the animals drank it all. But then it rained then the water hole was filled up again. :) But then… it was the end. 😐 I think this book is really good because every animal that comes, the water hole gets smaller.

Andrew

Revolutionary War on Wednesday. In this book Jack and Annie went to the Revolutionary War. While they were there Jack got to talk to George Washington! And he got to send a message to his family. The lesson in this book is to never stop doing something that is VERY important.

Riley

What Pet Should I Get? This book is about a boy and a girl that do not know what pet they should get! They keep finding pets, also they only could pick out one! Another reason is that they are funny! Because they can’t find one to bring home! Their dad said they could pick out one. I think they are going to bring all home! For example they keep on meeting pets. Do you like books about the boy and girl keep meeting pets. If you like a lot of animals, read What Pet Should I Get….Please read it.

Gina

How Full is Your Bucket is a good book. A empty bucket is sad. A full bucket is Happy. Try to fill someone else’s bucket, it fills yours too. You might need a bigger bucket. It is good for kids. It teaches lessons about friendship and caring.

Rand

I think The Day the Crayons Quit is a fun book because the notes they do are so fun. I mean funny. Well both! But let’s get on it!

So in the book tan crayon gets naked. HA!HA!HA! Then gray crayon gets tired, all he does want to do is a pebble or a baby penguin! But I’m not done yet.. So I think that The Day the Crayons Quit is fun, funny, cute, awesome. And a teaching book to show you that you make crayons ugly.

Shayne

The Giraffe, and the Pelly, and Me. One day a boy saw a building for sale. The next day he saw it was sold and tons of things came crashing out of the window. The next day there was a huge red door and a giraffe looked out the window then a pelican and the last thing was a monkey and they said they were the window cleaners. And the pelican was trying to get the boy in his beak. I love this book because there are funny pictures.

Mason

Dear Readers,

The Day the Crayons Quit is about when Duncan went to take out his crayons and he found a stack of cards. I like this book because he gets a lot of cards. And the red one said I am too tired, your over worked crayon. I like this book because some of the crayons do not like their job! Also the brown crayon said he is tired of getting light brown. One more reason the black crayon wants to be in the rainbow. For example some of the crayons do not like their JOB….do you like funny books? If you do, read the Crayons Quit. It is by Drew Daywalt. Have a good one.

Afternoon On the Amazon. This book is a great chapter book because it’s funny and it’s scary and it’s interesting. The reason it’s funny is because Annie is not afraid of scary stuff and not afraid of not scary stuff. It’s scary because there are flesh eating army ants.

Riley

I think What Pet Should I Get? is a fun book to read because in the book there are two kids that can’t decide what pet they should get. So I think What Pet Should I Get? is fun and a really funny book! But were not done yet! In the book the animals that they find are cats, dogs, and guess what, at the pet shop they also have…monkeys. Isn’t that funny? I mean monkeys at a pet shop. So I think What Pet Should I Get? is fun, funny, cool, bute, and an awesome book to read. But what pet do you think they should get?

Shayne

Fires and Floods. In this book people talk about fires and floods and how to survive them and how they can help and how fire works. And the stuff to light it and how it helps us. This book is great and helpful.

Some flooding is good for growing crops. But also dangerous. There are many types of fuel such as coal, wood, oil, gas, and charcoal. I think fire is good and bad. One reason fire is bad is when fire and wind mix. The wind pushes the fire then it spreads.

Andrew

You should read Black Beauty because it has a horse in the book and she has a baby. And it is cool because she moves to pasture to pasture.

Jon

The Wolf’s Chicken Stew is about a fox and he wants to get this chicken but the chicken is not fat enough…my opinion is that I think the wolf is sneaky…also the fox is good at making pancakes. Because he has a cookbook. Also he is a good cook because he make pancakes and he made cake also he bought donuts…for example he is too nice. Do you like good books? If you do, read The Wolf’s Chicken Stew.

Gina

One More Hug For Madison. One day Madison was playing with his toys and his mom called him for bed. I bet this is going to be a good book because Madison is such a cute mouse. Madison put away her toys and washed her whiskers and then brushed her teeth and put on her pajamas and went to bed. And his mom read him a bedtime story and his mom gives him a kiss and a hug and Madison got scared all by himself. And his mom gave him a toy and he was scared again and his mom gave him some milk and it happened again and again. Then Madison could not sleep, then his mom got so tired and fell fast asleep.

Nelli

Not a Box. This book is about a bunny and a box. I think this book is funny because that bunny is full of imagination and he uses it on the box. The lesson in this book is that you can have imagination and a lot of it.

Riley

Lions at Lunchtime. This book is my favorite Magic Tree House book because you never know what’s going to happen. Because something happens in the book that doesn’t happen in the other books. And because something is blocking the way to the tree house.

Dear Reader,

Not a Box. In this book people keep asking what he is doing with a box. Like this: “Why are you sitting in a box” and he is imagining sitting in a race car and they kept on asking and he kept on saying it is not a box.

Nelli

Dear Reader,

Spongebob is funny because he is a sponge. I hope you love to read Spongebob. He can change himself into a mad scientist. His house is a pineapple. He lives in the sea.

Jon

Owl Moon. This is about a boy that wished to go owl hunting. And one night his dad took him owl hunting. But he had to be very quiet and his dad called to an owl and the owl called back. And the owl flew over them and the owl was brown. It went right over their heads. My favorite part is when the owl called back. And when they were back in the woods the snow looked like milk. Do you like fun books? Read about Owl Moon. It has a golden medal by Jane Yoland.

Gina

The Day the Crayons Came Home. In this book the crayons are coming home because they are lonely and they think it’s not fun getting used. And so they sent some letters that tell Duncan that they want to come back. You should DEFINITELY read this book! It’s funny because in the last book they wanted to go and in this book they want to come back.  

Dear Reader,

This book is called What Pet Should I Get?. This box boy and his sister go into the pet store and then they do not know what pet to pick because they kept on thinking different ones and they only can have one. At the end they get one animal and go out just a random animal.

Nelli

The Day the Crayons Came Home. If you know how they quit you should read it 5 times so you know what happened. THe funny part is when glow in the dark crayon is left in the basement and when neon red is left at a motel. And pea green changes his name. I love it. It is hilarious. I hope you like it too.

Rand

I think Not a Box is a cute story. In the book the little bunny keeps telling the person who keeps asking what he is doing with the Box! But the bunny sees Not a Box! But on the last page he says it’s my Not a Box but it’s really a rocket ship. But not for real, just in the picture.

The End

Shayne

One More Hug For Madison. In this book a mouse is in bed. It is in bed and it calls for it’s mom. She does a lot of things for him. Do you like book? My opinion is it is cute!!

Jon

Dear Reader,

This Fireboat was fast. It was very strong, It went all around the river fighting fires. It helped the normandie. New York didn’t really need fireboats any more. then these people bought her just for fun. They cleaned it. One day two planes crashed into the twin towers. Tons of people came to help. All of the fire boats came but not the John J. Harvey. Nothing was so terrible.

Nelli

Esio Trot. This is about a lady and she wants a turtle that is 18 pounds. My best part is when the lady gets a lot of turtles and a lot of salad. And there was a guy. He wanted to marry the lady and then they got married and they lived happy ever after. Do you like funny books? If you do, read Esio Trot.

Gina

The White Stallion. This book is about a family that went to west. They rode in a wagon. They found a horse named Gretchen. It was lost and all alone.

My best part is when they found the lost horse because the horse was lost and all alone. Do you like sad books? For example the kids are really quiet and friendly. In the middle of the book she gets sad because the horse went to get food because it was close to winter. And the horse brought the girl back to her mom and dad and the three brothers cry. And they also have a cat. The pictures are by J. Sadora.

Gina