St. Francis Required Summer Reading - Rising 2nd Grade

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For rising 2nd graders

Dear Parents,

To keep your child ready for the 2nd Grade, it's critical that they read regularly this summer. The goal is to read 2-3 books a week; approximately 1hr 30 min to 2 hours of reading each week. This number will vary based on your child's reading level and the length of the books. Please be sure to read with your child, asking clarifying questions, inference questions, helping them make predictions and identifying cause and effect in the story. It's also important not to frustrate your young reader with overly difficult text or concepts.

In addition, please help your child complete the following assignment: Create an art piece (drawing, painting, collage, sculpture, etc.) of your favorite character in one of your summer reading books. Please have the artwork show the character's traits, ie. favorite thing to do, clothing, hobbies, places they visit, people they spend a lot of time with, etc. Be sure to include the setting of the story in your art piece. Bring it in to share on the first day of school!

BOOK LIST

In addition to these books, feel free to use KidsA-Z.com as an additional resource.

  •  The Henry and Mudge Series   Cynthia Rylant

  •  The Word Collector  Peter Reynolds

  •  Fly Guy's Big Family  Tedd Arnold

  •  Hi! Fly Guy  Tedd Arnold

  •  The Day The Crayons... series  Drew Daywalt

  •  Goldie Locks Has Chicken Pox  Erin Dealy

  •  The Magic Tree House: Twister on Tuesday   Mary Pope Osborne

  •  The Magic Tree House: Pirates Past Noon  Mary Pope Osborne

  •  The Magic Tree House: Day of The Dragon King   Mary Pope Osborne (For Advanced Readers)

  •  Junie B. Jones: The Stupid Smelly Bus  (For Advanced Readers)

  •  Owl Diaries: Eva and The Lost Pony   Rebecca Elliott (For Advanced Readers)

 

Henry and Mudge: The First Book (Ready-to-Read Level 2) (Henry & Mudge) Cover Image
By Cynthia Rylant, Suçie Stevenson (Illustrator)
$3.99
ISBN: 9780689810053
Availability: On Our Shelves in the last 24 hours. Click to see a specific store location's stock.
Published: Simon Spotlight - June 1st, 1996

Henry and Mudge in Puddle Trouble: Ready-to-Read Level 2 (Henry & Mudge) Cover Image
By Cynthia Rylant, Suçie Stevenson (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9780689810039
Availability: Not currently on our shelves, but available to order (usually within a few days)
Published: Simon Spotlight - June 1st, 1996

Henry and Mudge and the Tall Tree House: Ready-to-Read Level 2 (Henry & Mudge) Cover Image
By Cynthia Rylant, Carolyn Bracken (Illustrator), Suçie Stevenson (Other primary creator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9780689834455
Availability: Not currently on our shelves, but available to order (usually within a few days)
Published: Simon Spotlight - December 1st, 2003

The Word Collector Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780545865029
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Published: Orchard Books - January 30th, 2018

Fly Guy's Big Family (Fly Guy #17) Cover Image
By Tedd Arnold, Tedd Arnold (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9780545663168
Availability: Not currently on our shelves, but available to order (usually within a few days)
Published: Cartwheel Books - September 12th, 2017

Hi! Fly Guy (Scholastic Reader, Level 2): Scholastic Reader! Level 1 Cover Image
By Tedd Arnold, Tedd Arnold (Illustrator)
$3.99
ISBN: 9780439853118
Availability: Not currently on our shelves, but available to order (usually within a few days)
Published: Cartwheel Books - February 1st, 2006

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The Day the Crayons Quit Cover Image
By Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399255373
Availability: On Our Shelves in the last 24 hours. Click to see a specific store location's stock.
Published: Philomel Books - June 27th, 2013

The Day the Crayons Came Home Cover Image
By Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780399172755
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Published: Philomel Books - August 18th, 2015

Goldie Locks Has Chicken Pox Cover Image
By Erin Dealey, Hanako Wakiyama (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780689876103
Availability: Not currently on our shelves, but available to order (usually within a few days)
Published: Aladdin - April 1st, 2005

Twister on Tuesday (Magic Tree House (R) #23) Cover Image
By Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780679890690
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - March 27th, 2001

Pirates Past Noon (Magic Tree House (R) #4) Cover Image
By Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780679824251
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - March 8th, 1994

Day of the Dragon King (Magic Tree House (R) #14) Cover Image
By Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780679890515
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - April 20th, 1998

Junie B. Jones #1: Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus Cover Image
By Barbara Park, Denise Brunkus (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9780679826422
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - July 28th, 1992

Eva and the Lost Pony: A Branches Book (Owl Diaries #8) Cover Image
By Rebecca Elliott, Rebecca Elliott (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9781338163032
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - February 27th, 2018