Young Cam Jansen and the Library Mystery
David A. Adler*

Cam uses her photographic memory to find a shopping list that her dad lost at the library.
The Pain and the Great One
Judy Blume *

A six-year-old (The Pain) and his eight-year-old sister (The Great One) see each other as troublemakers and the best-loved in the family.
Arthur series
Marc Brown*

Join Arthur and his friends as they face challenges at school, at home, and with eachother.
Roald Dahl*

Matilda applies her untapped mental powers to rid the scholl of the evil, child-hating headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, and restore her nice new teacher, Miss Honey, to financial security.
Owen Foote, Second Grade Strongman
Stephanie Greene*
Owen, a second grader who is being teased for his small size, discovers that his friend Joseph is just as concerned about being overweight, and they share their fear of being humiliated by the school nurse.

Iris and Walter
Elissa haden Guest

When Iris moves to the country, she misses the city where she formerly lived; but with the help of a new friend named Walter, she learns to adjust to her new home.
Roger, the Jolly Pirate
Brett Helquist

While his shipmates face their toughest enemy, Roger has a chance to prove himself in a most unlikely way after being banished, as usual, below decks during the fighting.
The Best Teacher in Second Grade
Katharine Kenah

Although reluctant at first, the second graders in Mr. Hopper's class follow new student Luna's suggestion and perform as stars in a "midnight circus" on Family Night.
The Water Horse
David King-Smith

In 1930, on the coast of Scotland, eight-year-old Kirstie finds a large egg which hatches into an unusual sea creature, and as he grows her family must decide what to do with him.
Gooney Bird Greene
Lois Lowry*

A most unusal new student who loves to be the center of attention entertains her new teacher and fellow second graders by telling absolutely true stories about herself, including how she got her name.

Dinosaurs Before Dark (Magic Tree House series)
Mary Pope Osbourne*

Eight-year-old Jack and his younger sister Annie find a magic treehouse, which whisks them back to an ancient time zone where they see live dinosaurs.
Amelia Bedelia
Peggy Parish*

A literal-minded housekeeper causes a ruckus in the household when she attempts to make sense of some instructions.
One of Those Days
Amy Krouse Rosenthal

Children show that even when you have an unpleasant Sad for no Reason Day, an Itchy Sweater Day, or an Annoying Sibling Day, you can expect a better day tomorrow.
Henry and Mudge series
Cynthia Rylant*

Henry and his dog Mudge get into numerous adventures all in the name of having a good time!

The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig
Eugene Trivizas

An altered retelling of the traditional tale about the conflict between pig and wolf--with a surprise ending.
Oliver Pig and the Best Fort Ever
Jean Van Leeuwen*

Oliver Pig decides to build a fort in the backyard and his friends become involved with the project as well.
If you enjoy this series, you might also like Amanda Pig, also by Jean Van Leeuwen.

Upstairs Mouse, Downstairs Mole
Wong Herbert Yee

Mouse and his downstairs neighbor, Mole, discover that when they help each other, housecleaning and other daily tasks are much easier.