2nd & 3rd Grade Reading

Recommended Books

Sharing interesting books is a great way to develop a joy of reading. Books are incredible because of their interesting plots, charismatic characters, imaginative settings, eventful adventures, unraveled mysteries, and explored human dramas hook readers.

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Here are some of my family’s favorites:

Photo credit: Pinnacle Storyteller (author: Michael Bond)

A Bear Called Paddington (Vol. 1) – Read by Bernard Cribbins
A Bear Called Paddington (Vol. 2) – Read by Bernard Cribbins
More About Paddington
Paddington Helps Out
Paddington Abroad – Read by Bernard Cribbins
Paddington at Large – Read by Bernard Cribbins
Paddington Marches On
Paddington at Work
Paddington Goes to Town – Read by Bernard Cribbins
Paddington Takes the Air – Read by Bernard Cribbins
Paddington’s Garden
Paddington’s Blue Peter Story Book/ Paddington Takes to T.V.
Paddington on Top
Paddington at the Tower
Paddington Takes the Test
Paddington on Screen
Paddington at the Zoo
Paddington at the Palace
Paddington’s Busy Day
A Day by the Sea
Paddington in the Garden
Paddington and the Grand Tour
Paddington Rules the Waves
Paddington Here and Now
Paddington Races Ahead
Paddington Goes for Gold
Love From Paddington
Paddington’s Finest Hour
Paddington at St. Paul’s

Photo credit: Denise Brunkus (author: Barbara Park)

Junie B. Jones and a Little Monkey Business
Junie B. Jones and Some Sneaky Peeky Spying
Junie B. Jones Loves Handsome Warren
Junie B. Jones Has a Monster Under Her Bed
Junie B. Jones Is a Beauty Shop Guy
Junie B. Jones Smells Something Fishy
Junie B. Jones Is (almost) a Flower Girl
Junie B. Jones Has a Peep in Her Pocket
Junie B. Jones Is a Graduation Girl
Junie B. Jones: First Grader (at last!)
Junie B. Jones: Boss of Lunch
Junie B. Jones: Toothless Wonder
Junie B. Jones: Cheater Pants
Junie B. Jones: One-Man Band
Junie B. Jones: Shipwrecked
Junie B. Jones: BOO . . . and I MEAN It!
Junie B. Jones: Jingle Bells, Batman Smells! (P.S. So Does May.)
Junie B. Jones: Aloha-ha-ha!
Junie B. Jones: Dumb Bunny
Junie B. Jones: Turkeys We Have Loved and Eaten
(and Other Thankful Stuff)
Junie B. Jones: Top-Secret Personal Beeswax: A Journal by
Junie B. (and me!)
Junie B’s Essential Survival Guide to School
Junie B. Jones: These Puzzles Hurt My Brain! Book
Junie B. Jones: Junie B. My Valentime
Photo credit: Robin Preiss Glasser (author: Jane O’Connor)

Fancy Nancy
Fancy Nancy and the Posh Puppy (read by Rita Rudner)
Fancy Nancy Loves! Loves!! Loves!!!
Fancy Nancy and the Boy from Paris
Fancy Nancy: Bonjour, Butterfly
Fancy Nancy Sees Stars
Fancy Nancy: Let’s Get Fancy Together!
Fancy Nancy’s Fashion Parade!
Fancy Nancy’s Favorite Fancy Words
Fancy Nancy at the Museum
Fancy Nancy: Poison Ivy Expert
Fancy Nancy: Explorer Extraordinaire!
Fancy Nancy: Pajama Day
Fancy Nancy: The Show Must Go On
Fancy Nancy: The Dazzling Book Report
Fancy Nancy and the Birthday Party
Fancy Nancy: The 100th Day of School
Fancy Nancy: Tea Parties
Fancy Nancy: Halloween or Bust!
Fancy Nancy: Splendiferous Christmas
Fancy Nancy: Perfectly Posh Paper Doll Book
Fancy Nancy: Heat to Heart
Fancy Nancy’s Elegant Easter
Fancy Nancy: Every Day is Earth Day
Fancy Nancy: Poet Extraordinaire!
Fancy Nancy and the Sensational Babysitter
Fancy Nancy and the Late, Late, Late Night
Fancy Nancy: Spectacular Spectacles
Fancy Nancy: Ooh La La! It’s Beauty Day
Fancy Nancy and the Delectible Cupcakes
Fancy Nancy’s Fabulous Fashion Boutique
Fancy Nancy: My Family History
Fancy Nancy: Splendid Speller
Fancy Nancy: Fashionista
Fancy Nancy: Aspiring Artist
Fancy Nancy: The Marvelous Mother’s Day Brunch
Fancy Nancy: Stellar Stargazer!
Fancy Nancy and the Mean Girl
Fancy Nancy: Express Yourself!
Fancy Nancy’s Haunted Mansion
Fancy Nancy: Our Thanksgiving Banquet
Fancy Nancy: Hair Dos and Hair Dont’s
Fancy Nancy and the Too-Loose Tooth
Fancy Nancy: Girl on the Go
Fancy Nancy and the Mermaid Ballet
Fancy Nancy: Tea for Two
Fancy Nancy: Fancy Day in Room 1-A
Fancy Nancy: Jojo’s First Day Jitters
Fancy Nancy: There’s No Day Like a Snow Day
Fancy Nancy: Too Many Tutus
Fancy Nancy: Fanciest Doll in the Universe
Fancy Nancy: Puppy Party
Fancy Nancy: Apples Galore!: Just My Luck!
Fancy Nancy: Budding Ballerina
Fancy Nancy: The Wedding of the Century
Fancy Nancy: Sand Castles and Sand Palaces
Fancy Nancy and the Fall Folliage
Fancy Nancy: Peanut Butter and Jellyfish
Fancy Nancy: Spring Fashion Fling
Fancy Nancy: Super Secret Surprise Party
Fancy Nancy: Candy Bonanza
5-Minute Fancy Nancy Stories
Fancy Nancy: Saturday Night Sleepover
Fancy Nancy: It’s Backwards Day!
Fancy Nancy: The Worst Secret Keeper Ever
Fancy Nancy: Best Reading Buddies
Fancy Nancy and the Missing Easter Bunny
 Photo credit: Robin Preiss Glasser (author: Jane O’Connor)
Nancy Clancy, Super Sleuth
Nancy Clancy, Secret Admirer
Nancy Clancy Sees the Future
Nancy Clancy: Secret of the Silver Key
Nancy Clancy: Star of Stage and Screen
Nancy Clancy: Soccer Mania
Nancy Clancy Seeks a Fortune
Nancy Clancy: Late-Breaking News!
Photo credit: Judy Schachner, illustrator (author: Judy Schachner)
Skippyjon Jones
Skippyjon Jones and the Big Bones
Skippyjon Jones, Lost in Spice
Skippyjon Jones, Class Action
Skippyjon Jones, Cirque de Ole
Skippyjon Jones, Snow What
Skippyjon Jones: A Surprise for Mama
Skippyjon Jones: Ay Card-ramba!
Skippyjon Jones: Up, Up, and Away!
Skippyjon Jones: The Great Bean Caper
Photo credit: Hilary Knight, illustrator (author: Betty MacDonald)
Mrs. Piggle Wiggle
Mrs. Piggle Wiggle’s Magic: Chapter 1, Chapter 2 (read by: Christa DeMare)

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