I think he would love "The Red Badge Of Courage" but that's something I would have to read to him.
Second Grade Series (Easy/Average/Challenging)
* Frog and Toad books by Arnold Lobel
* Morris and Boris series by Bernard Wiseman
* George and Martha
* Danny and the Dinosaur
* Picture Book biography series by David Adler
* Cam Jansen series by David Adler
* Arthur books by Marc Brown
* Ramona books by Beverly Cleary
* Jenny Archer books by Ellen Conford
* Kids of Polk Street School Series by Patricia Reilly Giff
* Johanna Hurwitz books
* Horrible Harry books by Suzy Kline
* Amelia Bedelia books by Peggy Parish
* Junie B. Jones by Barbara Parks
* Henry and Mudge by Cynthia Rylant
* Marvin Redpost books by Sachar
* Nate the Great by Marjorie Sharmat
* Matt Christopher books
* Encyclopedia Brown by Donald Sobel
* Boxcar Children
* My Father's Dragon
* Great Illustrated Classics
* Debbie Dadey
* Amber Brown by Paula Danziger
* Little House books by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Non-fiction (3rd grade)
* Animal Fact/Animal Fable by Seymour Simon.
* Blizzard! The Snowstorm that changed America by Jim Murphy
* It's Disgusting and We Ate It! : True Food Facts from Around the World and Throughout History by James Solheim, Eric Brace (Illustrator)
* Lewis and Clark, and Me: A Dog's Tale by Laurie Myers with any nonfiction book on Lewis Meriwether and William Clark.
* Phineas Gage: A Gruesome but True Story About Brain Science. by Fleischman, John. Houghton Mifflin Company, 2002. ISBN 0-618-05252-6, $16.00.
* Shelter Dogs. by Peg Kehret
* Small Steps by Peg Kehret
* The Great Fire by Jim Murphy
* Woodsong by Gary Paulsen is non-fiction,
Boom, I have not worked with young readers in a long time, but when I did, I tried to find a book that was just beyond their ability, that they really wanted to read, and then help with the tough words to keep the flow going.
Don't ever tease a wee amoeba
By calling him a her amoeba.
And don't call her a him amoeba.
Or never he a she amoeba.
'Cause whether his or hers amoeba,
They too feel like you and meba.
What if a boring lesson about the food chain becomes a sing-aloud celebration about predators and prey? A twinkle-twinkle little star transforms into a twinkle-less, sunshine-eating-and rhyming Black Hole? What if amoebas, combustion, metamorphosis, viruses, the creation of the universe are all irresistible, laugh-out-loud poetry? Well, you're thinking in science verse, that's what. And if you can't stop the rhymes . . . the atomic joke is on you. Only the amazing talents of Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith, the team who created Math Curse, could make science so much fun.
Ooh. "How Things Work"