Grade 2 Reading Recommendations

Dragon Masters by Tracey West

DRAGON MASTERS has it all! Dragons, a Dragon Stone, a king, a wizard, and magic! In the first book in this fully-illustrated series, 8-year old Drake is snatched up by King Roland's soldier and taken to the castle. He is to be trained as a Dragon Master. At the castle, he is joined by three other young Dragon Masters-in-training: Ana, Rori, and Bo. The Dragon Masters must learn how to connect with and train their dragons--and they must also uncover their dragons' special powers. Does Drake have what it takes to be a Dragon Master? What is his dragon's special power? (Scholastic)

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Narwhal and Jelly Series by Ben Clanton

Narwhal is a happy-go-lucky narwhal. Jelly is a no-nonsense jellyfish. The two might not have a lot in common, but they do they love waffles, parties and adventures. Join Narwhal and Jelly as they discover the whole wide ocean together.

A wonderfully silly early graphic novel series featuring three stories. In the first, Jelly learns that Narwhal is a really good friend. Then Narwhal and Jelly form their own pod of awesomeness with their ocean friends. And finally, Narwhal and Jelly read the best book ever -- even though it doesn't have any words...or pictures! (Tundra Books)

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Owl Diaries Series by Rebecca Elliott

An adorable early chapter book series for young girls who love friendship stories starring animal characters!

This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line called Branches, which is aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow! (Scholastic)

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Dog Man Series by Dav Pilkey

There's a new breed of justice in town, and he's ready to sniff out criminals-as soon as he stops chasing his own tail!

New from the creator of Captain Underpants, it's Dog Man, the crime-biting canine who is part dog, part man, and ALL HERO!

George and Harold have created a new hero who digs into deception, claws after crooks, and rolls over robbers. When Greg the police dog and his cop companion are injured on the job, a life-saving surgery changes the course of history, and Dog Man is born. With the head of a dog and the body of a human, this heroic hound has a real nose for justice. But can he resist the call of the wild to answer the call of duty? (Graphix)

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The Bad Guys Series by Aaron Blabey

They sound like bad guys, they look like bad guys . . . and they even smell like bad guys. But Mr. Wolf, Mr. Piranha, Mr. Snake, and Mr. Shark are about to change all of that...

Mr. Wolf has a daring plan for the Bad Guys' first good mission. They are going to break two hundred dogs out of the Maximum Security City Dog Pound. Will Operation Dog Pound go smoothly? Will the Bad Guys become the Good Guys? And will Mr. Snake please stop swallowing Mr. Piranha?! (Scholastic)

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Clementine by Sara Pennypacker

In this first book of the series, Clementine tries to help out her friend Margaret, but ends up in a lot of trouble for it. Things get worse each day of the week, until finally she's worried that Margaret is right: Clementine's parents might consider her "the hard one" in the family. They're up to something mysterious...are they thinking they'd be better off if they only had her little vegetable-named brother..."the easy one"? (Little, Brown and Company)

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Licorne et Yeti de Heather Ayris Burnell

Voici Licorne et Yeti.

Ils aiment ce qui brille.

Ils aiment la magie.

Ils aiment les combats de boules de neige.

Et ils aiment être amis!

Licorne et Yeti découvrent qu’ils ont plusieurs choses en commun et deviennent les meilleurs amis du monde. Ce livre contient trois épisodes hilarants qui portent sur les différents intérêts des personnages et leurs forces. Une belle ode à l’amitié. (Scholastic)

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Narval licorne de mer de Ben Clanton

Série de bandes dessinées réunissant des histoires courtes ayant pour héros Narval, le narval enthousiaste amateur de gaufres, et son ami Gelato, une méduse craintive et sceptique, qui se laisse néanmoins facilement convaincre de s'amuser. (Scholastic)

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