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                                   Second Grade Summer Reading Program 2014
                                    Fannie W. Fitzgerald Elementary School
 
The purpose of the PWCS Summer Reading Program is to encourage students to enjoy quality literature and to continue developing their independent reading skills. Student participation in the program is voluntary. Students who choose to participate in the program are required to complete a minimum number of readings over the summer.
Students participating in the program in Grade 2 will complete a list of books read. The documentation should include the name of the author, the title of the book, and a parent or guardian statement that the student has completed the reading.  
For Grade 2 students who participate in Prince William County Public Library's Summer Reading Program, the Public Library documentation will apply.
 
Students in Grade 2 will receive an extra S+ for each book completed, for a maximum total of five.
Completion of the summer reading will be recorded for students by the end of the second week of school.
The following titles are suggestions for summer reading. Other books selected by the student with guidance from a parent/guardian and/or librarian may be used. Participation in the PWC Public Library Summer Reading Program and its documentation is also acceptable.
 
 
 
PWCS Second Grade Summer Reading Program
Suggested Reading
Author
Title
Publication Date
Annotation
Sharmat, Marjorie Weinman
Nate the Great
 
1972, 2004
Getting all the facts, asking the right questions, narrowing down the suspects. Nate, the boy detective who "likes to work alone," solves the mystery and tracks down the culprit. In the process he also discovers the whereabouts of Super Hex, the missing cat.
Parish, Peggy
Teach us, Amelia Bedelia
 
2003
The very literal minded Amelia Bedelia becomes a substitute teacher for a day.
Parish, Peggy
Good work, Amelia Bedelia
 
2003
Literal-minded Amelia Bedelia does household chores and gets dinner ready.
Brown, Jeff
Flat Stanley
 
2006
After a bulletin board falls on Stanley while he is sleeping, he finds that being flat has its advantages.
Cannon, Janell
Stellaluna
 
1993, 1997
After she falls headfirst into a bir’ds nest, a baby bat is raised like a bird until she is reunited with her mother.
Silverstein, Shel
The Giving Tree
 
1964, 2010
A young boy grows to manhood and old age experiencing the love and generosity of a tree which gives to him without though of return.
Juster, Norton
The Phantom Toolbooth
 
1988
Milo finds a cure for his boredom and discovers the importance of words and numbers on a journey through a fantastical land.
Burns, Marilyn
The Greedy Triangle
 
1994, 2008
Dissatisfied with its shape, a triangle keeps asking the local shapeshifter to add more lines and angels until it doesn’t know which side is up.
Teng, Greg
Grapes of Math
 
2001, 2004
Illustrated riddles introduce strategies for solving a variety of math problems by using visual clues.
Teng, Greg
The Best of Times
 
2002
Simple rhymes offer hints on how to multiply any number by zero through ten without memorizing the multiplication tables.
Willems, Mo
Don't let the pigeon drive the bus!
 
2009
A pigeon that longs to drive a bus sees a chance to make its dream come true when the bus driver takes a short break.
Willems, Mo
Knuffle Bunny : a cautionary tale
 
2004, 2011
Trixie becomes very unhappy when she accompanies her daddy to the laundromat and realizes she has lost her stuffed bunny.
 
 
 
 
Author
Title
Publication Date
Annotation
DiPucchio, Kelly S.
Grace for president
 
 
2012
After finding out there has never been a female U.S. president, Grace decides to run in her school's mock election, where she learns about the American electoral system and sets out to be the best person for the job even though her opponent, Thomas, seems to be winning all the boys' votes.
Roy, Ron
The deadly dungeon
 
1998
While visiting Wallis's castle, Dink and his friends investigate strange noises that lead them to a dangerous secret.
McDonald, Megan
Judy Moody predicts the future
 
2004
After Judy obtains a mood ring, she tries to convince herself and her third-grade classmates that she can predict the future.
Osborne, Mary                    Pope
Tonight on the Titanic
          2002
The magic tree house transports Jack and Annie to the deck of the Titanic to find a mysterious gift that will free a small dog from a magic spell.
Osborne, Mary Pope
Earthquake in the early morning
 
2001
The magic tree house takes Jack and Annie to San Francisco in 1906, in time for them to experience one of the biggest earthquakes the United States had ever known.
Osborne, Mary Pope
Night of the Ninjas
 
1995
The magic tree house takes Jack and Annie back in time to feudal Japan where the siblings learn about the ways of the Ninja.
Scieska, Jon
Nightmare on Joe's street
 
2006
Joe and Sam meet Frankenstein and travel back to the nineteenth century to return the monster to Mary Shelley. Presented in graphic novel format.
Henkes, Kevin
Wemberly Worried
 
2010
Wemberly, who worries about everything, finds she has a whole list of trouble when she faces the first day of nursery school.
Broach, Elise
When dinosaurs came with everything
 
2007
Although his mother is a little worried, a young boy is delighted to discover that every shop in town is giving away real dinosaurs to their customers
Harrington, Janice N
The chicken-chasing queen of Lamar County
 
2007
A young farm girl tries to catch her favorite chicken, until she learns something about the hen that makes her change her ways.
Agee, Jon
Milo’s Hat Trick
 
2009
In the busy city, there are lots of people with hats. But there is only one guy with a bear in his hat. That's Milo. The magician
Daly, Niki
Pretty Salma : a Little Red Riding Hood story from Africa
 
 
2007
In this version of "Little Red Riding Hood," set in Ghana, a young girl fails to heed Granny's warning about the dangers of talking to strangers.
Agee, Jon
The Retired Kid
 
 
 
 
2008
At the Happy Sunset Retirement Community, there's Ethel, Myrtle, Harvey, and Tex.  And then there's Brian.  The retired kid. He's here to escape school, homework, and daily chores. But retired living has its challenges, especially when you're sixty years younger than everybody else!
Boynton, Sandra
Pajama Time
 
 
2011
A jump-roping chicken and a pig on a swing. A Scottie in plaid pajamas and an elephant in a fuzzy one-piece with feet. And in sing-along nuttiness reminiscent of Barnyard Dance!, it's time to head to bed-to the beat: Pajammy to the left. Pajammy to the right. Jamma jamma jamma jamma P!J! Everybody's wearing them for dancing tonight. Jamma jamma jamma jamma P!J!
Birdwell, Norman
Clifford Sees America
 
 
2012
 
The big red dog loves the lights of Times Square, races in the Indy 500, and licks the faces of Mount Rushmore. In San Francisco, Clifford blows us away by saving the day! Young readers will love learning US geography as they follow along with Clifford on his trip across the country.
Crowne, Alyssa
Pink Princess Rules the School
 
2010
Juliet Henry is planning a party for her seventh birthday, and she wants to invite only girls and have everything pink, from the food to the outfits. But the boys in her class do not want to be left out of the fun. Will they spoil the pink princess party?
 
 
 
 

Prince William County Public Schools
Summer Reading 2014
Documentation Grades K – 2
 
 
Students in Grades K- 2 will receive an extra S+ for each book completed, for a total of five. Please include the name of the author, the title of the book, and a parent or guardian signature stating that the student has completed the reading. 
 
 
Book Title
Author
1.
 
2.
 
3.
 
4.
 
5.
 
 
 
My student has read the above list of books.
 
 
 
Parent or Guardian signature
 
 
**Please note students may also participate in the Prince William County Public Library Summer Quest Program, and the Public Library documentation will apply.  
 
Student’s Name
Classroom Teacher
 

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