5 Picture Books Your Second Grader Will Love

by Melissa on December 28, 2009

Olivia, by Ian Falconer

Olivia is a sassy, energetic little pig who is a singer, a painter, and a mischief-maker. Join her on her adventures!

Corduroy, by Don Freeman

A stuffed bear comes to life in a department store, and goes on a search for his lost button. A little girl finds him, buys him, and gives him a very happy home.

Harold and the Purple Crayon, by Crockett Johnson

Harold goes on a walk at night with only his purple crayon and creates the adventure of a lifetime!

Caps for Sale- A Tale of a Peddler, Some Monkeys and Their Monkey Business, by Esphyr Slobodkina

I made my ma read this book to me so many times I’m sure she had it memorized! It’s still a favorite with the kids I work with today.

Harry the Dirty Dog, by Gene Zion

This book about a little dog who hides his scrubbing brush so he can’t take a bath is so cute! Harry becomes so dirty that his family doesn’t recognize him. It’s a great book for any occasion, but could also teach a lesson if bath time is a struggle in your house!

Melissa Lubaszka is the founder of Tandem Teaching and teaches in the inner-city. She blogs weekly about tips parents can implement to enhance their connection with their children and ways to bring out their children’s inherent gifts. Contact her for a private consulting session.