2nd Grade English Language Arts

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Literature

Cinderella Stories

Book: Cendrillon: A Caribbean Cinderella by Robert D. San Souci (Aladdin, 2002)
Book: Cinderella by Marcia Brown (Aladdin, 1997)
Book: Cinderella: An Islamic Tale by Fawzia Gilani (The Islamic Foundation, 2011)
Book: The Egyptian Cinderella by Shirley Climo (HarperCollins, 1992)
Book: Yeh-Shen: A Cinderella Story from China by Ai-Ling Louie (Puffin Books, 1998)
Book: Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters: An African Tale by John Steptoe (Puffin Books, 2008)
Book: The Rough-Face Girl by Rafe Martin (Puffin Books, 1998)
Book: The Talking Eggs by Robert D. San Souci (Dial Books for Young Readers, 1989)
Book: What is Culture? by Bobbie Kalman (Crabtree Publishing Company, 2009)

Spider Stories

Book: The Adventures of Spider: West African Folktales by Joyce Cooper Arkhurst (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 1992)

Pinky and Rex

Book: Pinky and Rex by James Howe (Simon Spotlight, 1996)
Book: Pinky and Rex and the Bully by James Howe (Simon Spotlight, 1996)
Book: Pinky and Rex and the Spelling Bee by James Howe (Simon Spotlight, 1999)
Book: Pinky and Rex and the School Play by James Howe (Simon Spotlight, 2016)

Zapato Power

Book: Zapato Power: Freddie Ramos Takes Off by Jacqueline Jules (Albert Whitman & Company, 2011)
Book: Zapato Power: Freddie Ramos Springs Into Action by Jacqueline Jules (Albert Whitman & Company, 2011)

Keena Ford

Book: Freckle Juice by Judy Blume (Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2014)
Book: Keena Ford and the Second-Grade Mix-Up by Melissa Thomson (Puffin Books, 2009)

Mystery and Baseball

Book: Ballpark Mysteries #1: The Fenway Foul-Up by David A. Kelly (Random House Books for Young Readers, 2011)
Book: F is for Fenway: America’s Oldest Major League Ballpark by Jerry Pallotta (Sleeping Bear Press, 2012)

Science and Social Studies

Habitats

Book: A Desert Habitat by Bobbie Kalman and Kelley Macaulay (Crabtree Pub Co. 2006)
Book: A Forest Habitat (Introducing Habitats) by Bobbie Kalman and Kelley Macaulay (Crabtree Pub Co. 2006)
Book: A Rainforest Habitat by Bobbie Kalman and Molly Aloian (Crabtree Pub Co. 2006)
Book: Water Habitats by Bobbie Kalman and Molly Aloian (Crabtree Pub Co. 2006)

Insects

Book: Insect Bodies by Bobbie Kalman and Molly Aloian (Crabtree Pub Co. 2005)
Book: Insect Life Cycles by Bobbie Kalman and Molly Aloian (Crabtree Publishing Company, 2005)
Book: Insectlopedia by Douglas Florian (HMH Books for Young Readers, 2002)
Book: Helpful and Harmful Insects by Bobbie Kalman and Molly Aloian (Crabtree Pub Co. 2005)
Book: Ants by Melissa Stewart (National Geographic Kids, 2010)
Book: Bees by Laura Marsh (National Geographic Kids, 2016)

Exploring Immigration

Book: Coming to America: The Story of Immigration by Betsy Maestro (Scholastic Press, 1996)
Book: Brothers in Hope: The Story of the Lost Boys of Sudan by Mary Williams (Lee & Low Books, 2005)
Book: Islandborn by Junot Díaz (Dial Books, 2018)
Book: My Diary from Here to There by Amada Irma Pérez (Children's Book Press, 2009)
Book: The Storyteller's Candle by Lucia Gonzalez (Lee & Low Books Inc., 2012)
Book: Xochitl and the Flowers by Jorge Argueta (Children's Book Press, 2008)
Book: Ellis Island (National Geographic Readers) by Elizabeth Carney (National Geographic Kids, 2016)
Book: Gittel’s Journey: An Ellis Island Story by Lesléa Newman and Amy June Bates (Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2019)
Book: Landed by Milly Lee (Farrar, Strauss, & Giroux, 2006)
Book: La Frontera: El Viaje Con Papa/My Journey with Papa by Deborah Mills, Alfredo Alva, and Claudia Navarro (Barefoot Books, 2018)
Book: The Arabic Quilt: An Immigrant Story by Aya Khalil (Tillbury House, 2020)

Biographies of Famous Leaders

Book: Balloons Over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy’s Parade by Melissa Sweet (HMH Books for Young Readers, 2011)
Book: Barack Obama: Son of Promise, Child of Hope by Nikki Grimes (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2012)
Book: Honda: The Boy who Dreamed of Cars by Mark Weston (Lee & Low Books, 2014)
Book: The Watcher: Jane Goodall's Life with the Chimps by Jeanette Winter (Schwartz & Wade, 2011)
Book: Sonia Sotomayor: A Judge Grows in the Bronx by Jonah Winter (Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2009)
Book: The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus by Jen Bryant and Melissa Sweet (Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, 2014)
Book: Wilma Unlimited: How Wilma Rudolph Became the World’s Fastest Woman by Kathleen Krull (HMH Books for Young Readers, 2000)
Book: Malala Yousafzai: Warrior with Words by Karen Leggett Abouraya (StarWalk Kids Media, 2014)
Book: Mama Miti by Donna Jo Napoli and Kadir Nelson (Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books, 2010)

Ancient Greece

Book: Ancient Greece and the Olympics: A Nonfiction Companion to Magic Tree House by Mary Pope Osborne and Natalie Pope Boyce (Random House Books for Young Readers, 2004)
Book: Growing Up in Ancient Greece by Chris Chelepi (Troll Communications,1997)
Book: The Gods and Goddesses of Olympus by Aliki (HarperCollins, 1997)

Human Body

Book: First Human Body Encyclopedia (DK Children 2005)
Book: Good Enough to Eat: A Kid's Guide to Food and Nutrition by Lizzy Rockwell (HarperCollins 2009)
Book: The Digestive System by Jennifer Prior (Teacher Created Materials 2012)