Grade 2 Nonfiction Library

Grade 2 Nonfiction Library



The Grade 2 Nonfiction Library contains 30 high-quality nonfiction texts chosen by Great Books Foundation editors. The set also includes:

  • Common Core informational exemplar texts
  • A teacher's guide with writing prompts and suggestions for incorporating students’ learning into whole-class work
  • Social studies, science, math, and art
  • Books at various levels of difficulty
  • A bin and stickers for each book to keep your library organized

Note: A substitution may be made if one of the titles below becomes unavailable. Substitute books are also chosen by Great Books editors.

A Cool Drink of Water
Barbara Kerley
A Splash of Red
Jen Bryant
Abe Lincoln's Hat
Martha Brenner
Bats: Creatures of the Night*
Joyce Milton
Cesar Chavez
Ginger Wadsworth
Dirt: The Scoop on Soil
Natalie Rosinsky
Emperor Penguins
Roberta Edwards
Fossils Tell of Long Ago
From Caterpillar to Butterfly
Deborah Heligman
From Seed to Plant*
Gail Gibbons
Helen Keller: Courage in the Dark
Johanna Hurwitz
How Much is a Million?
David M. Schwartz
Jambo Means Hello
Muriel Feelings
Jet Plane: How It Works
David Macaulay
Keep the Lights Burning, Abbie
Peter and Connie Roop
Martin's Big Words
Doreen Rappaport
Martin Luther King and the March on Washington*
Frances E. Ruffin
Money Madness
David A. Adler
Mummies and Pyramids
Will and Mary Pope Osborne
One Tiny Turtle
Nicola Davies
Predator Attack!
Katharine Kenah
Red-Eyed Tree Frog
Joy Cowley
Rosa Parks
Eloise Greenfield
Spacebusters: The Race to the Moon
Philip Wilkinson
Tut's Mummy: Lost... and Found
Judy Donnelly
Wake Up, World!
Beatrice Hollyer
Water, Water Everywhere
Mark J. and Cynthia Overbeck Bix Rauzon
What Is the World Made Of? All About Solids, Liquids, and Gases
Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld
Who Eats What? Food Chains and Food Webs
Patricia Lauber
Why I Sneeze, Shiver, Hiccup, and Yawn
Melvin Berger
*Common Core State Standards informational exemplar title