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Your second grader and math

Building on the basics, second graders should be able to add, count, write whole numbers up to 1,000, and much more.

Inside the second grader's brain

What insights can neuroscience offer parents about the mind of a second grader?

Your second grader and reading

As second graders become more adept at reading, they begin to tackle short chapter books and basic research projects.

Science books for second graders

From polar ice caps to sweltering deserts, these books will take your kids on a journey across the globe - and beyond!

History books for second graders

Secret soldiers, sneaky cats, and intrepid pioneers bring the past to life.

Art books for second graders

From Paris to the American West: the lives and visions of artists from around the world.

Ask the Experts about second-graders

Find answers to your questions about academic problems and school-related behavior.

Your second grader and language arts

Second graders learn strategies to decode unfamiliar words and figure out their meanings.

Your second grader and social studies

Second graders dive into history by reading biographies of U.S. leaders and luminaries.

Science and nature books for second graders

From playful penguins to mighty dinosaurs, there's something to fascinate everyone on this book list. Beyond our recommended critter curriculum, titles on the benefits of recycling and vermicomposting (in which worms do all the good work) will introduce children to the ABCs of environmentalism.

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