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I don't have much of a classroom library, so I will hitting up yard sales, goodwill, etc. this summer.

I know to look for A to Z Mysteries, Boxcar Children, Junie B. Jones (for lower kids), Magic Treehouse...

What else?


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Robert Munsch
Jan Brett
Eric Carle
Bernstain Bears
Mo Williems (Don't let the pigeon drive the bus and others)
Diary of a Wimpy Kid (my 2nd graders are really into these at this point in the year)
Biscuit (for lower readers)
Kevin Henkes
Laura Numeroff (if you give a mouse a cookie etc)


Non fiction books on various topics: weather, animals, insects, dinosaurs etc
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Cam Jansen or Encyclopedia Brown mysteries
the I Survived series
the Ramona books by Beverly Cleary

And I second non-fiction!
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Picture books
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Most 2nd graders aren't nearly ready to begin with chapter books in the first half of the year. Some are never ready in 2nd grade.
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Off the top of my head...

Syd Hoff
Marc Brown
Leo Leoni
Henry and Mudge
Jonathan London (Froggy series)
Mercer Mayer
Gail Gibbons (nonfiction)
Bailey School Kids
Laura Ingalls Wilder (there are picture books and basic chapter books, I'm not taking about the long novels)
Coldecott Winners

I agree with the previous poster. Most second graders read picture books, not chapter books. You may have a few advanced readers, but even they like picture books.


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Go to Readworks.org.
They have books listed according to the skill that they are best used for teaching. For example, books that are good for teaching author's purpose, sequencing, cause/effect, etc. They are also divided by grade level.
Great resource!
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Poem books!
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I brought some in and my students LOVED them. Especially silly poems. Jack Prelutsky and Shel Silverstein were very popular. And I agree about the chapter books. When the school year started, probably half of my class could read a chapter book, insofar as they could pick it up and read all the words, but the interest wasn't there. All but my very highest student (and he was really high!) preferred picture books.
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Thanks for posting Readworks. Love it!!!
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Anything newberry award winning is always great ..if you have younger kids you can use them for read alouds
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Thank you Fabumom. I will have to keep the website that you recommended in mind for next year.


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Informational Text
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Totally agree with the previous comments on a classroom library. Let me suggest that you get your hands on as many informational (nonfiction) books as possible. It's okay if the kids can't read them. They will look and pick up information. Kids have a natural interest in science. Snakes, bugs, lizards, dinosaurs, they like them all!
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NonFiction
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I agree with the PP that non-fiction is really important. It is also a HUGE part of Common Core reading skills.
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Old 06-04-2012, 06:10 PM
 
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Mr. Putter and Tabby books
Frog and Toad
Henry and Mudge
Amelia Bedelia
Skippyjon Jones
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