Hi-Lo Books At the 2nd Grade Level

The following books are the Hi-Lo selections from the ALSC (Association for Library Services) School-Age Programs and Services Committee report for those reading at the Second Grade level.

bookcover of Basketball Bats (Gym Shorts) by Betty HicksBasketball Bats
by Betty Hicks

BookLists says: A winner for young sports fans.Gym Shorts series.
Lower Grades.

Fourth-grader Henry and his basketball teammates take on the Tigers, a bigger and more organized group, and learn much about sportsmanship, friendship and working as a team.

You can get Baseball Bats .AND. Goofoff Goalie together for a good price here.

Word Count: 5,424
Page Count: 64
Accelerated Reading level: 2.6 / points: 1.0
AR quiz: 121937
Lexile: 340L

adapted by Zachary Rau

Graphic Novel series.

Despite being hugely popular, and despite (and perhaps because of) it's being turned into a television series, Nightmare on Joe's Street is difficult to locate. We suggest your local library, or the 'Used' section of Amazon or one of the other book vendors.

excerpt from Nightmare on Joe's Street (Time Warp Trio) by Jon Scieszka
Description: The Time Warp guys come face-to-face with Frankenstein’s monster and he's in the wrong era. He needs to get back to Mary Shelley and the 19th Century.

Reading Information:
Word Count: 3771
Accelerated Reading level:  2.7 / points: 0.5
AR quiz: 109772
  • Publisher: HarperTrophy (2006)
  • ISBN-10: 0061116394

compiled by Pam T

See the 1st Grade Hi-Lo reading list here.