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 WaterBarbara Kerley
  • A Splash of RedJen Bryant
  • Abe Lincoln's HatMartha Brenner
  • Actual SizeSteve Jenkins
  • Bats: Creatures of the Night*Joyce Milton
  • Cesar ChavezGinger Wadsworth
  • Dirt: The Scoop on SoilNatalie Rosinsky
  • Emperor PenguinsRoberta Edwards
  • Fossils Tell of Long AgoAliki
  • From Caterpillar to ButterflyDeborah Heligman
  • From Seed to Plant*Gail Gibbons
  • Helen Keller: Courage in the DarkJohanna Hurwitz
  • How Much is a Million?David M. Schwartz
  • Jambo Means HelloMuriel Feelings
  • Keep the Lights Burning, AbbiePeter and Connie Roop
  • Martin's Big WordsDoreen Rappaport
  • Martin Luther King and the March on Washington*Frances E. Ruffin
  • Money MadnessDavid A. Adler
  • Mummies and PyramidsWill and Mary Pope Osborne
  • One Tiny TurtleNicola Davies
  • Predator Attack!Katharine Kenah
  • Red-Eyed Tree FrogJoy Cowley
  • Rosa ParksEloise Greenfield
  • Spacebusters: The Race to the MoonPhilip Wilkinson
  • Tut's Mummy: Lost... and FoundJudy Donnelly
  • Wake Up, World!Beatrice Hollyer
  • Water, Water EverywhereMark J. and Cynthia Overbeck Bix Rauzon
  • What Is the World Made Of? All About Solids, Liquids, and GasesKathleen Weidner Zoehfeld
  • Who Eats What? Food Chains and Food WebsPatricia Lauber
  • Why I Sneeze, Shiver, Hiccup, and YawnMelvin Berger