Favorite Second Grade Read Alouds

Don't you just love curling up in a comfy chair and listening to a great book? That's one of our favorite activities! This list is the books we enjoyed the most during TJ's second-grade year. She doesn't love to read on her own (yet!) but she'll sit and listen to audio books or read alouds all afternoon.

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In the list below you'll find lots of books for kids - a few picture books and many chapter books. We started to transition from picture books to longer books over the course of the year. Audio books during quiet play time are a great tool for that transition.

We still read from the other lists (especially the first-grade list - TJ's reading many of those books on her own) and we've enjoyed many, many books this year but these were by far our favorites.

Favorite Second Grade Books for Kids

Each of the books below is perfect read alouds for this age. Lots of adventure and funny tales - perfect for second-grade kids! Be sure to check out the first-grade list as well. TJ loved listening to the same books over again (thank goodness for audio recordings!) so she listened to many from that list as well this year. Here are our favorite second-grade books for kids (affiliate links below):


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Tonia L

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