Leveled Books – Grade 2







‘Biscuit’ books

Mercer Mayer

(Just Me and My…)

Hello Reader










Arthur (picture)

Triplet Trouble

Magic Tree House

Henry and Mudge

Frog and Toad

Cam Jansen

Junie B. Jones

‘Froggy’ books

(Jonathan London)

Clifford and the Big Red Dog

Paper Bag Princess

Bailey School Kids

(Jr. chapter books)

Scooby-Doo Readers

Nate the Great

Amelia Bedelia

Marvin Redpost

Curious George

Amber Brown*

Horrible Harry

Arthur (chapter)



Ready Freddy

Jigsaw Jones (M-N)

Jillian Jiggs


Judy Moody

Black Lagoon (novels)



 The Littles

Flat Stanley (M-P)






Amber Brown*

Boxcar Children

Magic School Bus (chapter)

Animal Ark

Scooby Doo Mysteries*

Pony Pals

Captain Underpants

Abby Hayes

Geronimo Stilton


‘Ramona’ books

(and most other Beverly Cleary)

Geronimo Stilton



Flat Stanley (M-P)

A to Z Mysteries

Scooby Doo Mysteries*


Flat Stanley (M-P)  
Jigsaw Jones (M-N) Geronimo Stilton



Flat Stanley (M-P)

Flat Stanley (M-P)    

Dear Parents:


Above is a general outline of some series books that you may be familiar with. We have been emphasizing the importance of ‘just right’ books in the classroom, and all students know what ‘level’ they are reading during independent reading times. This may come in handy when choosing books at home, the public library, or from the book orders.


*Please note that some series books span across a few levels. The attached list is for your reference, and may change slightly depending on the book.  Beginning readers must have opportunities to be challenged while they read so that they can practice the skills they have learned. However, it is equally important that beginning readers do not become overwhelmed with too difficult a text. Some mistakes are okay; too many and beginning readers will not enjoy the reading and most often will not understand what they read. When these beginning readers are reading books within a level with very few mistakes, with fluency, and with understanding, it may be time to move to a more difficult text.


REMINDER:  It is a good idea to read books at a lower level to practice fluency (reading with flow) and expression.


Students in grade 2 should be fluent and a level ‘J’ and work towards an ‘M’ by the end of the school year.


Happy Reading!

J. Edwards