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2nd Grade Literature List

Title Author Unit or Lesson Topic
Anno’s Magic Seeds Anno, Mitsumasa 7–4 Number Stories and Operations
Pigs on a Blanket Axelrod, Amy 3–3 Reference Frames
Pigs in the Pantry: Fun with Math and Cooking Axelrod, Amy 9–9 Measurement
The Greedy Triangle Burns, Marilyn 5–4 Geometry
Spaghetti & Meatballs for All Burns, Marilyn 9–8 Number Stories and Operations
Even Steven and Odd Todd Cristaldi, Kathryn 1–7 Even/ Odd Numbers
Math Man Daniels, Teri 4–6 Number Stories and Operations
One Grain of Rice Demi 7–4 Patterns, Sequences, and Algebra Concepts
Ed Emberley’s Picture Pie: A Circle Drawing Book Emberely, Ed 8–1 Fractions
A Cloak for the Dreamer Friedman, Aileen 4–7,7–5 Geometry
The King’s Commissioners Friedman, Aileen 6–9 Place Value
Each Orange Had Eight Slices: A Counting Book Giganti, Paul 6–7 Number Patterns and Counting
The Big Buck Adventure Gill, Shelley and Tobola, Deborah 3–2 Money
Only One Harshman, Marc 8–3 Number Patterns and Counting
Twelve Snails to One Lizard Hightower, Susan 9–2 Measurement
Shapes, Shapes, Shapes Hoban, Tara 5–4 Geometry
26 Letters and 99 Cents Hoban, Tara 3–2 Number Patterns and Counting
26 Letters and 99 Cents Hoban, Tara 4–3 Number Patterns and Counting
Sea Squares Hulme, Joy N. 6–8 Number Patterns and Counting
A Day with No Math Kaye, Marilyn 1–1 Math
Mission: Addition Leedy, Loreen 2–1 Number Stories and Operations
Fraction Action Leedy, Loreen 8–7 Fractions
Measuring Penny Leedy, Loreen 9–10 Measurement
Inch by Inch Lionni, Leo 4–7 Measurement
Three Pigs, One Wolf and Seven Magic Shapes Maccarone, Grace 5–5 Shapes
The Token Gift McKibbon, Hugh William 7–4 Patterns, Sequences, and Algebra Concepts
Eating Fractions McMillan, Bruce 8–1 Fractions
12 Ways to Get to 11 Merriam, Eve 1–10 Number Patterns and Counting
12 Ways to Get to 11 Merriam, Eve 2–9 Number Patterns and Counting
Give Me Half Murphy, Stuart J. 8–1 Fractions
Betcha! Murphy, Stuart J. 4–5 Estimation
Probably Pistachio Murphy, Stuart J. 4–5 Estimation
How Big Is a Foot? Myller, Rolf 9–1 Measurement
Melisande Nesbit, E. 7–4 Number Stories and Operations
Amanda Bean’s Amazing Dream Neuschwander, Cindy 6–8 Number Stories and Operations
Bart’s Amazing Charts Ochiltree, Dianne 3–5,7–8 Data and Chance
The Hershey’s Kisses Subtraction Book Pallotta, Jerry 2–12 Subtraction
The Hershey’s Chocolate Bar Fractions Book Pallotta, Jerry 8–3 Fractions
Apple Fractions Pallotta, Jerry 8–3 Fractions
Arctic Fives Arrive Pinczes, Elinor J. 1–12 Number Patterns and Counting
One Hundred Hungry Ants Pinczes, Elinor J. 1–8, 6–9 Number Stories and Operations
A Remainder of One Pinczes, Elinor J. 6–11 Number Stories and Operations
Inchworm and a Half Pinczes, Elinor J. 9–3 Measurement
Math Counts Pattern Pluckrose, Henry 1–11 Patterns
How Much Is That Guinea Pig in the Window? Rocklin, Joanne 3–8 Reference Frames
One Hungry Cat Rocklin, Joanne 6–11 Number Stories and Operations
Millions to Measure Schwartz, David 9–6 Measurement
A Place for Zero: A Math Adventure Sparagna LoPresti, Angeline 3–1 Place Value
The Art of Shapes: For Children and Adults Steele, Margaret and Estes, Cindy 5–6 Geometry
The Grapes of Math Tang, Greg 7–1 Number Stories and Operations
Math For All Seasons Tang, Gregory 2–1 Number Patterns and Counting
Grandfather Tang’s Story Tompert, Ann 5–5 Geometry
Two of Everything: A Chinese Folktale Toy Hong, Lilly 2–3, 7–4 Number Stories and Operations

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