Growing Reader

9 Superb Chapter Books for
Second Graders

by Janssen Bradshaw

Second grade is a magical reading time for many kids. They’re just starting to develop reading fluency and are moving from easy reader books into early chapter books. Of course, this means that picking books for them can be somewhat tricky — they need something that holds their interest but isn’t so difficult that it turns them off to reading altogether. These nine books are surefire winners (plus many of them are the first book in a series, which means if kids love them, they have several more great books in the pipeline!).


  • This is a fabulous list! We have a young reader in our home who loves silly books. We also have enjoyed Mercy Watson and can now look forward to some new series and characters. Looks like Claude and Stink could be the ticket(s).