I dare anyone to read it and not laugh — or cry. This happens primarily because they are asked to read texts that are too difficult for them; or we ask them to read books that are of no interest to them hence the need for. Adventure, mystery, and humor abound as the kids work to solve various book-related puzzles and riddles that will enable them to be the first one to escape the library. Â Are you seeing a pattern here with all these mysteries? This brief chapter book featuring short simple sentences and basic vocabulary introduces the story of Wilbur and Orville Wright, inventors of the airplane. What was the Civil Rights era? Doreen Cronin has done it again with this first person narrative told from the point of view of a boy worm.
Back matter shares folklore behind the magical creatures in the story. This beautifully illustrated story set in Haiti presents details about Haitian art and ways of life. Dole , by David Shannon , by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Tom Lichtenheld , by Simon Puttock , by Mo Willems , by Theresa Heine , by Jim LaMarche , by Matthew McElligott , by Bob Crelin , by Nina Pellegrini , by Ann Whitford Paul , by Misty Copeland , by Eve Bunting , by Jeanette Winter , by Kelly Cunnane , by Tomie dePaola , by Jonathon London , by Kelly DiPucchio , by Tracey C. Many kids can relate to the way she words things and the trouble she gets in. In her, both author and illustrator combine their talents to create the kind of independent, confident spirit that we hope all kids will discover in themselves. The tree house is magical and filled with books on subjects such as dinosaurs, knights, Egypt, China, and volcanoes.
Perfect for: Kids who like fantasy stories. For example, when the Pain is afraid to get his hair cut, the Great One makes him a pair of fake ears, saying that if he wears one and gets cut, the barber will suffer from the curse that she placed on the ears. This simple story is full of action, adventure, and lessons on friendship. Perfect for: Kids who like school. The lovable characters of Henry and Mudge combined with their adventures is a great combination.
Find at your local library. Along the same vein has his very popular , Mouse Tales is engaging and genuinely funny. . Perfect for: Kids who like realism stories. The stories can be read online using a computer, tablet, or smart phone.
Each book reveals a different case investigated by the highly likable and clever teenage sleuth, Nancy Drew. When he gets laryngitis, he learns that being quiet can be powerful, too. Joosse , by Susie Morgenstern , by Iza Trapani , by Jamie Lee Curtis , by Andrea Beaty , by Eve Bunting , by John Wooden and Steve Jamison , by David Ezra Stein , by Pamela Hickman , by Jack Prelutsky , by Marisa Montes , by Yuyi Morales , by Dav Pilkey , by Mo Willems , by Tony Johnston , by Heather Conrad , by Kevin Henkes , by Hans de Beer , by Kelly Light , by Robert Munsch , by Rob Scotton , by Ludwig Bemelmans , by Ludwig Bemelmans , by Berkeley Breathed , by Doreen Rappaport , by Carmen Agra Deedy , by Floyd Cooper , by Patrick McDonnell McDonnell , by Harry Allard Jr. If you have a slower Internet connection start out with the stories that have the smaller file sizes. Perfect for: Kids who like fantasy stories. In a second or third grade classroom there can be a variety of reading levels, ranging from kids who are sounding out words to those flying through the final book in the Harry Potter series.
During the second grade, children are typically moving from the emergent stage to the fluent stage in reading development. When Lilienthal dies in a crash, the brothers decide to continue his research and begin to build gliders. The hook: Gooney Bird arrives in second grade in the middle of a school day, which suits her fine. Find at your local library. Perfect for: Kids who like adventure stories. Dogku is a clever and sweet little story about a stray dog who finds a loving home.
Carter , by Lisa Wheeler , by Eric Carle , by David Carter , by Caroline Stutson , by Jeanette Winter , by Bill Martin Jr. The teacher monitors and guides each student's reading as needed. Perfect for: Kids who like animals. Find at your local library. Presenting the two books together offers a unique chance to examine an experience from multiple perspectives.
There are 150+ games included, ranging from hide-and-seek to treasure hunting to capture the flag. The little dog is especially cute! Roz the robot awakes to find herself stranded on a remote, wild island full of unfriendly animals. Perfect for: Kids who like humor stories. With the exception of a learning difference situation. White , by Gary Soto , by Frank B. Families who read this book could discuss the history. This Caldecott Honor book presents an understated retelling of the Grimm classic.
If you visit the free worksheets section, you can download and print pages to make books. This is the triumphant story of Sarie, a South African girl who loves to learn but hates to be called on to read aloud in class. Online stories, some are interactive. Perfect for: Kids who like historical fiction. She wants to be in the center of all action — but especially of all attention.