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Title of Chapter Books Needed



Could you please give me a few titles of your favorite chapter books for second graders? Thank you


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Are you looking for read alouds or books for higher reading groups?

My 2nd graders like the Magic Tree House Series.
I read them for read aloud. They enjoy reading them when I'm done. I'm on the 17th book now.

The Bailey School Kids is a good series too. They can be a read aloud or the higher readers can read those independently.


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Second Grade Read Alouds

Laira, Liar Pants on Fire
The Chocolate Touch
Charlotte's Web
Miss Daisy is Crazy
Because of Winn Dixie
Mr. Poppers Penguins
Fat Men From Space
Abel's Island

... and many more!


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Chapter Books

I like to read Mrs. Piggle Wiggle Books to students, Freckle Juice, Muggie Maggie (when we start cursive), Courage of Sarah Noble, Judy Moody, and Poetry books.

For students to read: Nate the Great, Encyclopedia Brown, Junie B. Jones, American Girl, and Bernstien Bear Chapter Books.

Off the top of my head...that's all i can think of.


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Secrets of Droon

There is a great series of books called Secrets of Droon. My kids for the last 3-4 years have LOVED them. They are very similar to Harry Potter. They are a 3rd grade rdg level. I use them mostly to enjoy as a read aloud, but have used them for teaching vizualization and other comprehension skills and also writing skills. The author is Tony Abbott. He writes wonderful descriptions. I can't say enough about these books. It's the only thing that settles my kids down at the end of a hectic day!


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Gooney Bird Greene

Gooney Bird Greene by Lois Lowry is a fantastic book...and it even talks about story elements and writing within the book. We read it and then make a class book of our own "Absolutely true stories."


Chapter books

You forgot 2 fabulous ones! My class is nuts about Franny K. Stein books--they are easy independent reads, and really encourage an excitement about science. Another great one is Stink by the author of the Judy Moody books. Stink is Judy's little brother in 2nd grade, and the book is right on level for 2nd graders.