If you’re looking for Read Aloud Books for Second Grade, I’ve put together a fantastic list of chapter books. There are old classics and new favorites, perfect 2nd grade read aloud books for home and school.
Second Grade, or age 7, is such a fun time for reading aloud. Kids this age can understand more complex stories and have attention spans that allow them to sit and listen to longer chapters. It opens up a whole new world of reading.
Whether you’re a parent or a teacher, reading aloud with your second grader is a valuable way to connect and an effective teaching strategy.
And, most kids this age are excited to gather around and listen to a good story.
Tips for Reading Aloud to 2nd Graders
Choose books that you enjoy reading too: I think reading should be fun for everyone involved, so pick a book that you don’t dread reading aloud. You can’t convince the kids to enjoy a book if you don’t enjoy it too.
Go all in: Read with accents and voices and all the enthusiasm you can muster. You might feel silly, but kids will love it. I wouldn’t listen to an audio book with a bland reader, so I know my kids will enjoy a reading experience more if I put a little effort into it.
Pick books above their reading level: Read aloud books can be a level or two ahead of what second graders can read on their own.
Let them keep their hands busy: It’s easier for many kids to focus on the story if they can keep their hands busy. I like to hand out coloring pages or coloring books for the kids to use while I read.
Read Aloud Books for Second Grade
Below is a collection of my favorite read aloud books for second grade. I’ve read every single book on this list, most of them aloud to my children, and I love them all. Note: All of the Amazon links in this post are affiliate links. You can also download a printable copy of the list below.
Also, check out this list of Read Aloud Books for First Grade with more good choices for kids ages 6 to 8.