Books for Second & Third Graders
Short chapter books, graphic novels and nonfiction sure to appeal to middle elementary-age children. (Updated November 2019)
Book of Bones
Can you guess the animal, just by studying at its skeleton?
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Ada Twist and the Perilous Pants
When Rosie Revere's Uncle Ned gets a little carried away wearing his famous helium pants, it's up to Ada and friends to chase him down.
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An Extra-ordinary Girl
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The Bad Guys
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Lety Out Loud
Lety Muñoz's first language is Spanish, and she likes to take her time putting her words together. She loves volunteering at the Furry Friends Animal Shelter because the dogs and cats there don't care if she can't always find the right word.
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Grumplets and Pests
Zoey and her cat, Sassafras must figure out why all their magical creature friends are feeling so grumpy.
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Read about dogs from around the world that help save lives, including an urban search and rescue dog, avalanche rescue dog, and an emotional support dog.
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Stella Diaz Has Something to Say
Stella Diaz wants to be friends with the new boy in class, but sometimes she accidentally speaks Spanish instead of English and pronounces words wrong, which makes her turn roja. In addition, she has to get over her fear of speaking in front of the class.
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The Truth About Crocodiles
Seriously funny facts about crocodiles - their physical characteristics, where they live, what they eat, and how they take care of their young.
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Jasmine Toguchi, Flamingo Keeper
Jasmine makes a wish for a pet flamingo on the special daruma doll her grandmother sent from Japan, then sets out to prove herself responsible enough for a pet.
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