Summer Reading 2023

Grade 2 Summer Reading

June 2023
Dear Incoming Second Grade families,
Summer vacation is just around the corner, and it is time to begin thinking about summer reading. Each of the titles listed below center on themes that will guide our work in second grade, such as community, feelings, respecting differences, mistake-making, inclusion, kindness and treating others with dignity. Please choose two books from the list to read aloud with your child. We encourage you to spend time discussing the content, characters, themes, and any other details that pique your child’s interest.
Of course, we do not want to limit your child’s summer reading to the aforementioned choices; we want each child to read and be read to as much as possible. To assist you in this effort, the Lower School faculty has compiled a list of recommended titles for summer reading. There are links to award-winning books and other excellent sites that you might like to explore. Please see the sidebar.
As you help your child to establish a summer reading routine, please keep in mind that our goal is to help children become successful life-long readers. To achieve this goal, we hope the children will continue to choose “just right” books, those that are at a comfortable reading level. If your child is excited to read a more advanced text, we encourage you to read that selection aloud rather than have him/her try to tackle it independently.
Have a wonderful summer full of great books!
The Second Grade Team

List of summer reading books for 2nd grade:

I am Love: A Book of Compassion by Susan Verde

Just Ask! Be Different, Be Brave, Be You by Sonia Sotomayor

The Little Yellow Leaf by Carin Berger

I Walk With Vanessa by Kerascoet

You Are Enough By Margaret O’Hair

The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spires

Thank You Mr. Falker by Patricia Polacco

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