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2012 Summer Reading List: Second Grade

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Daisy Jane

Daisy Jane, Best-Ever Flower Girl!
By Megan McDonald

Daisy Jane, who is thrilled to be the flower girl at her babysitter's wedding, helps save the day when a storm threatens the festivities.

The Dot

The Dot
By Peter Reynolds

"Just make a mark and see where it takes you." This sage advice, offered by her teacher, sets the young heroine on a journey of self-expression, artistic experimentation, and success.

Henry and Mudge

Henry and Mudge and the Big Sleepover
By Cynthia Rylant

Henry and his dog Mudge are invited to a sleepover in Patrick's attic, where they watch monster movies, eat pizza, and enjoy a contest to determine whose dog is the best popcorn catcher.

Cold WInters Knight

A Cold Winter’s Good Knight
By Shelley Thomas

The Good Knight must remind three little dragons to mind their manners when they arrive at the castle on the night of a fancy ball.

Tacky Goes to Camp

Tacky Goes to Camp
By Helen Lester

Tacky the penguin and his friends go to Camp Whoopihaha where they scare each other by telling ghost stories around the campfire, never expecting that one of the frightening stories will come true.

Lions Share

The Lion’s Share
By Matthew McElligott

Ant is honored to receive an invitation to lion's annual dinner party, but she is shocked when the other guests behave rudely and then accuse her of thinking only of herself.

Pale Male

Pale Male: Citizen Hawk of New York City
By Janet Schulman

Recounts the true story of Pale Male, a red-tailed hawk living in New York City, who has become one of the city's most-watched celebrities as bird watchers, tourists, and residents admire the bird and his nest which is built on a Fifth Avenue apartment building.

Yoon and the Jade Bracelet

Yoon and the Jade Bracelet
By Helen Recorvits

Although she really would have liked a jump rope for her birthday, Yoon is happy to receive a Korean picture book and a jade bracelet passed down from her grandmother; and when she wears the bracelet to school it seems as if her wish for a jump rope and a friend is about to come true.

This list was compiled from sources including The Houston Area Independent Schools Library Network and The Parkway (MO) Summer Reading List Committee.

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