Mrs. Archer's Book Notes

An elementary school librarian's blog about books and library happenings.

2012 2nd Grade Summer Reading

Mrs. Archer’s 2012 Recommended Summer Reading List

2nd Grade


 (This list is a combination of books that fall under incoming and outgoing 2nd Grade Reading Levels and 2nd Grade Interests.)

Fiction – Chapter Books

Adler, David A.                       Any book in the Cam Jansen series.

Cronin, Doreen                        The Trouble With Chickens

Danziger, Paula                        Amber Brown series

Erickson, Jon                           The Hank The Cow Dog series

Gifford, Peggy                         Moxy Maxwell Does Not Love Stuart Little

Grindley, Sally                        Dear Max

Kline, Suzy                             Horrible Harry series

Lowry, Lois                            The Gooney Bird Greene series

McDonald, Megan                 Judy Moody series.

McMullan, Kate                    Dragonslayer’s Academy series.

Osborne, Mary Pope             The Magic Tree House series including the research companion guides.

Pennypacker, Sara                   The Clementine Series

Roy, Ron                              A to Z Mysteries

Calendar Mysteries

Capital Mysteries

Picture Books

Cronin, Doreen                        Diary of a Worm

DiCamillo, Kate                      The Mercy Watson series

Lester, Helen                           Any book in the Tacky the Penguin series

McCloskey, Robert                 Blueberries for Sal

Make Way For Ducklings

O’Connor, Jane                       Any of the Fancy Nancy books

Thomson, Bill             Chalk


Inches, Alison              The Adventures of a Plastic Bottle:  A Story About Recycling

Ruurs, Margriet            My Librarian is a Camel: How Books Are Brought to Children Around the  World

Pebble Books

Pebble Books is a series of non-fiction books on a variety of topics: animals, holidays, birds, and plants to name a few.  They provide true facts and information in a format that easy for young readers to locate and understand.


Rookie Reader Biographies are an excellent way to introduce children to famous people.

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I am returning this year as the librarian for Academy Endeavour Elementary. I am a complete and total bookworm. I love talking books with students and parents. If you ask me what my favorite book is I will tell you that it changes every day. I hope you will stop by this blog often and discuss books with me. Or drop into the library and see what our wonderful students are learning.

Mrs. Archer reading one of her favorite books.

Ramona, named after one of Mrs. Archer's all time favorite book characters.

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