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Summer Reading List for 1st and 2nd Grade

Summer Reading List for 1st and 2nd Grade. I know we’re almost done with summer vacation, but if you’re still in search of something for your 1st or 2nd grader to read in order to prepare for the upcoming school year  – listed below are 10 books from the  summer reading list my daughters  school gave her to prepare for 2nd grade. The list ranges from Easy Reader to Transitional Reader – I listed series and chapter books so you’ve a few options to choose from.   Hope it helps you to jump start your little ones summer reading goals.
Summer Reading List for 1st and 2nd Grade

Summer Reading List for 1st and 2nd Grade

Junie B. First Grader




Junie B.  First Grader (at last) – Being in first grade means having to get used to a whole new classroom. And a whole new teacher. And a whole new bunch of strange children. But here’s the worst thing of all: When Junie B. tries to read words on the chalkboard, she can’t seem to see what everyone else is seeing! Is it possible she might actually end up wearing glasses?


Young Cam Jansen and the pizza shop mysteryYoung Cam Jansen and the pizza shop mystery. Adler, David A., While out to lunch at a pizza shop, Cam Jansen’s jacket disappears. Could someone have taken it? Where could it be? Find out when Cam’s amazing memory clicks into action in the sixth book of the Young Cam Jansen series

Fancy Nancy: Ooh La La! It's Beauty Day Fancy Nancy: Ooh La La! It’s Beauty Day – Its Fancy Nancy’s mother’s birthday and what better way to celebrate than to treat her to a pampering paradise. With relaxing music, fragrant lotions, colorful nail polish, and foamy mousse, Nancy gives her mom a total makeover. She even treats her to sumptuous refreshments and special entertainment. But when the pampering suddenly goes too far, has Nancy ruined her mom’s big day?

The Car Washing StreetThe Car Washing Street – Every Saturday morning, something special happens on Matthew’s block. When neighbors, cars, and buckets of water all come together on the hottest day of the year, a city street is a very special place to be.

 Amelia Bedelia's Road Trip Amelia Bedelia’s Road Trip – Amelia Bedelia is hitting the road. Where is she going? It’s a surprise! Amelia Bedelia and her mom and dad will try new things (like fishing), they’ll eat a lot of pizza (yum), and Amelia Bedelia will meet a new friend—a friend she’ll never, ever forget

I am invited to a partyI am invited to a party – by Mo Willems – Piggie is invited to her first party.  She doesn’t know what to wear, though, so she asks her best friend Elephant for help.  Elephant’s advice is odd to say the least, so Piggie will try on all sorts of zany outfits before finally arriving at the party for a hilarious surprise.

 Subway Ride by Heather Miller  Subway Ride by Heather Miller – Five enthusiastic children of various ethnicity travel subway systems in different regions of the world. After paying their fares and scrambling through the turnstiles, they step on and off the rail cars and become part of the hustle and bustle of their changing underground locations, which include Cairo, Moscow, London, New York City, Washington DC, and Tokyo.

Big red lollipop by Rukhsana Khan Big red lollipop by Rukhsana Khan – Rubina has been invited to her first birthday party, and her mother, Ami, insists that she bring her little sister along. Rubina is mortified, but she can?t convince Ami that you just don’t bring your younger sister to your friend’s party. So both girls go, and not only does Sana demand to win every game, but after the party she steals Rubina’s prized party favor, a red lollipop. What’s a fed-up big sister to do?

Mayflower treasure hunt by Ron RoyMayflower treasure hunt by Ron Roy – the hunt is on! Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose are spending Thanksgiving in Plymouth, Massachusetts. They can’t wait to see the sights and have a Thanksgiving dinner just like the Pilgrims would have eaten

Creppy Carrots by Aaron Reynolds




Creppy Carrots by Aaron Reynolds – The Twilight Zone comes to the carrot patch as a rabbit fears his favorite treats are out to get him.


There you’ve it, suggested Summer Reading List for 1st and 2nd Grade. If you have any more we can add to the list, please feel free to share.

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Kira is the founder of the award-winning lifestyle blog focused on family, tech, fashion, beauty, food, fitness, and travel. She lives in the suburb of NJ with her husband and two daughters. 



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