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Guinea Pig 2nd Grade Practice Readers

Yesterday we published a list of THE easiest non-fiction practice readers about Guinea Pigs. Those books were pre-primers (AR 0s) and books at the First Grade level (AR 1s). This list picks up where that list left off, with books at the Second Grade level (AR 2s).


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Guinea Pigs
Clive Harper and Beverley Randell

This book describes the physical characteristics of guinea pigs and how to care for them. This is one of those books that'll you'll probably only be able to find at the library.

Reading Information:
Word Count: 423
Page Count: unknown
Accelerated Reading Level: 2.1 / points: 0.5
AR quiz: 28430
  • Publisher: Nelson Thornes; New edition edition (February 1, 2000)
  • ISBN-10: 0174026323


bookcover of Pet Guinea Pig by Robin NelsonPet Guinea Pig
(Classroom Pets)
Robin Nelson

Super simple sentences and fun photos help children to understand what guinea pigs need. Here is some sample text from 3 pages:
A guinea pig is an animal.
Guinea pigs make good pets.
Guinea pigs can look very different.

Reading Information:
Word Count: 246
Page Count: 24
Accelerated Reading Level: 2.2 / points: 0.5
AR quiz: 66882
  • Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group (2003)
  • ISBN-10: 0822512688
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bookcover of Gertie And Gus The Guinea Pigs by Gisela BuckGertie And Gus The Guinea Pigs
(Real Baby Animals)
Gisela Buck

Describes the activities of two guinea pigs from the time they are born until they are two months old.

Reading Information:
Word Count: 314
Page Count: 24
Accelerated Reading Level: 2.4 / points: 0.5
AR quiz: 16253
  • Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing (1997)
  • ISBN-10: 0836815076
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bookcover of Goofy Guinea Pigs by Mary Elizabeth SalzmannGoofy Guinea Pigs
(Perfect Pets)
Mary Elizabeth Salzmann

This book has attractive photos and more intelligent content than some of it's sister volumes. The book talks about how different children care for their guinea pig pets. Here's sample text from two separate pages:
Natalie feeds her guinea
pig special food that has
alfalfa in it. She makes
sure the water bottle is
full too.

Fresh fruit is also good
for guinea pigs. Xavier
gives his guinea pig a
slice of apple.

Reading Information:
Word Count: 332
Page Count: 24
Accelerated Reading Level: 2.6 / points: 0.5
AR quiz: 113543
  • Publisher: Sandcastle (2007)
  • ISBN-10: 1599287498
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bookcover of A Guinea Pig for You: Caring for Your Guinea Pig by Susan BlackabyA Guinea Pig for You: Caring for Your Guinea Pig
Susan Blackaby

Unlike the other books, this one uses colorful drawings instead of photographs to talk about guinea pigs and their care. Here is some sample text from two separate pages:
Guinea pigs are bigger than hamsters and rats, which are
also rodents. Guinea pigs come in lots of colors.
They can have long hair or short hair.

A Cage for A Guinea Pig
A guinea pig needs a roomy cage with high sides.
The cage needs to have a solid floor.
It needs a cover if you have other pets.
Reading Information:
Word Count: 382
Page Count: 24
Accelerated Reading Level: 2.6 / points: 0.5
AR quiz: 67416
  • Publisher: Picture Window Books (2006)
  • ISBN-10: 1404803947
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