Hey, teachers… have you heard the BIG news?! Katie King and I have developed a BRAND NEW Rooted in Reading Series for Second Grade classrooms! You may be thinking… what? why? don’t you already have a 2nd grade set of Rooted in Reading? I get it! Back in the fall of 2015, we developed our very first year of reading curriculum. The books, lesson plans, and activities are all very near and dear to our hearts. We still love all of those books and value the time we spent pouring our souls into the creation of the curriculum. Over the years we have added to, edited, and updated it many times.
However, it’s been SEVEN years since we began! Can you believe that? We are having a hard time wrapping our heads around that one. While we LOVE and BELIEVE in our current 2nd Grade Rooted in Reading, we are also so excited about the BRAND NEW set of lesson plans and activities with 40 of the most beautiful books you ever did see!
The 2nd Grade 2nd Edition of Rooted in Reading is available NOW!
Today I want to introduce you to the 40 books that we chose for our 2nd Edition of 2nd Grade Rooted in Reading. For a product Q&A, year overview, and how it will be similar to/different from the 1st edition check out the post below.
2nd Grade August Rooted in Reading Books
Now, let’s look at all of these beautiful books! You will find links to all of the books on Amazon in this blog post… HOWEVER, please know that there are other options when looking for and purchasing books! It’s just easiest for us to link everything in one place. Here are some other ways to go about finding the books you need:
- Check with your local or school library.
- Search garage sales and half price books.
- Make an Amazon wish list with all of the books you need. Share it with your family, community, and social media.
- Know any teachers that are stepping away from the classroom or are retiring? Check their book stash before they go!
- Look on Thrift Books (www.thriftbooks.com)
- Barnes and Noble will often have picture book discounts such as buy one get one half off. Target sometimes does this as well.
- Utilize Scholastic! Many of these books will be more affordable on Scholastic. You just want to make sure you place your order in advance because the shipping times can be wonky.
- My School Stinks by Becky Scharnhorst
- Rulers of the Playground by Joseph Kuefler
- Home by Carson Ellis
- The Barnabus Project by Terry Fan
2nd Grade September Rooted in Reading Books
- One Green Apple by Eve Bunting
- The Hundred Year Barn by Patricia MacLachlan
- The Old Woman Who Named Things by Cynthia Rylant
- The Doctor with an Eye for Eyes by Julia Finley Mosca (Amazon has stock, but they haven’t updated their listing. Check HERE on Innovation Press, Check HERE on Scholastic)
2nd Grade October Rooted in Reading Books
- The Poisoned Apple by Anne Lambelet
- The Spider and the Fly by Mary Howitt
- The Slug by Elise Gravel and The Cockroach by Elise Gravel
- How to Make Friends with a Ghost by Rebecca Green
2nd Grade November Rooted in Reading Books
- The Leaf Thief by Alice Hemming
- Whooo Knew by Annett Whipple
- Pecan Pie Baby by Jacqueline Woodson
- Duck for Turkey Day by Jacqueline Jules
2nd Grade December Rooted in Reading Books
- Except Antartica by Todd Sturgell
- Silver Packages by Cynthia Rylant
- Little Red Sleigh by Erin Guendeskberger
- Digging for Words by Angela Burke Kunkel
2nd Grade January Rooted in Reading Books
- If Polar Bear Disappeard by Lily Williams
- Ten Ways to Hear Snow by Cathy Camper
- Mornings with Monet by Barb Rosentock
- Nian, the Chinese New Year Dragon by Virginia Loh-Hagan
2nd Grade February Rooted in Reading Books
- Interstellar Cinderella by Deborah Underwood
- Slugs in Love by Susan Pearson
- John, Paul, George, and Ben by Lane Smith
- Ticktock Banneker’s Clock by Shana Keller
2nd Grade March Rooted in Reading Books
- The Green Frogs by Yumi Heo
- The Quickest Kid in Clarksville by Pat Miller
- Birds of a Feather by Sita Singh
- Pocket Full of Colors by Amy Guglielmo
2nd Grade April Rooted in Reading Books
- A Beetle is Shy by Dianna Hutts Ashton
- 10 Beautiful Things by Molly Griffin
- Harlem Grown by Toney Hillery
- Song of the Wild by Nicola Davies
2nd Grade May Rooted in Reading Books
- Cat Problems by Jory John
- Give Bees a Chance by Bethany Barton
- Dinosaur Lady by Linda Skeers
- Elephant in the Dark by Mina Javaherbin
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