What are the best books for 2nd grade Christians?

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    #1The Boxcar Children

    The Boxcar Children

    The Boxcar Children, ideal for grade 2-6 readers, is about the four orphans who start to make a home in a boxcar just to stay together. In their adventure, they meet their grandfather.

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    Frank Wright
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "I don't think this falls into a Christian category, since it deals with orphans roaming the countryside. Additionally, this book was written in 1942, so there may also be some verbiage that does not translate to today's sensibility. I think there are better options out there for young Christian children."
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    #2The Story about Ping

    The Story about Ping
    The Story about Ping by Marjorie Flack tells the story of a duck living in the Yangtze River and the adventures he gets himself into. It is a children's book that shows the importance of obedience and family into a child's growing up phase.
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    Jesse Walker
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "I loved this book as a kid and keep referring to people as "Ping" when they are the last one and hurrying to catch up. I wish more people had read this book, too, as a kid so they would know what the heck I was talking about! Lol! Oh, well, it's a lovely storey. I wish I had gotten it in the hard cover, oops on my side."
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    #3Millions of Cats

    Millions of Cats
    Millions of Cats is a Newbery Honor-winning picture book written and illustrated by Wanda Gag. It aims to teach children about the concept of large numbers like millions by telling the story of an old couple who decided to adopt a pet.
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    Carolyn Little
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "This is .a beautiful book as well as a beautiful story. It's no wonder it is a Newberry Award winner. The simple tale has larger implications and can be turned into a teaching moment for your child."
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    #4The Gingerbread Boy (Folk Tale Classics Series)

    The Gingerbread Boy (Folk Tale Classics Series)
    The Gingerbread Boy is a picture book by Paul Galdone. Originally published in 1975, it features a humorous retelling of the classic folk tale The Gingerbread Man.
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    Eugene Gardner
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "A fun book based on the old classic however it is not specifically Christian-centric. It has clean humor for children and is an enjoyable read but does not focus on any Christian topics."
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    #5Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel

    Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel
    Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel is a classic children's picture book written by Virginia Lee Burton. This tells the story of Mike Mulligan who digs deep canals with his shovel. Published in 1938 by HMH Books for Young Readers.
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    Shirley Coleman
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "This delightful classic was written in 1939 at the height of America's industrial age. The story is a wonderful example of how perseverance can work! Mike and his steam shovel Mary Ann work hard to prove their value despite the appearance of diesel and gasoline engines."
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    #6Blueberries for Sal

    Blueberries for Sal

    Blueberries for Sal is a Caldecott Honor Book written by Robert McCloskey. This picture book for children was originally published in 1948. It tells the story of what happens after Sal and her mother meet a mother bear.

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    Steven Morrison
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "I got this book Blueberries for Sal from my friend because he insisted it was a good book and indeed he was right. My baby enjoyed reading it so much because of its interesting content. The story in it is very sweet and the illustrations are rally charming enough to catch someones attention."
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    #7Billy And Blaze

    Billy And Blaze

    Billy And Blaze: A Boy And His Pony (Billy & Blaze) is a children's book featuring a horse written by C.W. Anderson. This tells the story of Billy who receives Blaze, a pony, as a gift. Published in 1992 by Aladdin.

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    Bella Zhou
    Written on April 22, 2018
    ""Billy and Blaze" is written for the beginner reader. I don't think this falls into the Christian category, but it looks like a wholesome and delightful story. If your reader loves horses, than I would say this book is absolutely for them. It's also the first in the series, so your reader can enjoy the characters for many books. This book is loved by boys and girls of all ages."
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    #8The Velveteen Rabbit

    The Velveteen Rabbit

    The Velveteen Rabbit is Margery Williams' 1922 classic about a toy rabbit that was shunned by his owner in favor of newer and better mechanical toys.The rabbit later found love and appreciation but had to face other future problems.

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    Bruce Chen
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "The Velveteen Rabbit is an all-time classic children's book. It's definitely a great book for young children. I don't really think it's specifically aimed at Christians but there also isn't material in it that would offend or take away from the Christian lifestyle and mindset."
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    #9The Emperor's New Clothes

    The Emperor's New Clothes
    The Emperor's New Clothes is a book about a narcissistic emperor who always wants to show off his expensive clothes to his kingdom. Then one day, he met two weavers who weaved the most expensive clothes for him, but he did not know that he will be fooled. 
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    Amber Ryan
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "I completely agree with this solution! The Emperor's New Clothes is a fantastic book for 2nd grade Christians. It really teaches kids that clothing and material goods are not what makes a person, it is their attitude and character. This book teaches that while still being funny. I teach 2nd graders and read this story to them and they absolutely loved it. I would say that this is a good book for any 2nd grader, not just Christians."
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    #10The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (The Chronicles of Narnia)

    The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (The Chronicles of Narnia)

    The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe is the first book in the series Chronicles of Narnia. The story revolves around the journey of four siblings to Narnia where they fight with an evil witch.  

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    Ronald James
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "A very enjoyable book that children and adults would enjoy. I did immensely as did my children. Christians may have a problem with this however, because some don't like this type of book that involves fantasy. They think it might be anti christian, so it wouldn't fit in well with this category. "
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    #11Caps for Sale: A Tale of a Peddler

    Caps for Sale: A Tale of a Peddler

    Caps for Sale: A Tale of a Peddler Some Monkeys and Their Monkey Business is a fiction children's book by Esphyr Slobodkina. It is about a peddler who outwits mischievous monkeys. It was published in 2015 by HarperCollins.

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    Judy King
    Written on May 20, 2018
    "This is a classic book. Unfortunately, this is not the whole book, so I returned it. It's also not a Christian book, which is what I intended to get. Maybe if you have a little kid, just to amuse them, but yeah, shouldn't be on this list."
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    #12The Story of Ferdinand

    The Story of Ferdinand
    First published in 1936, The Story of Ferdinand is a classic children's picture book written by Munro Leaf and illustrated by Robert Lawson. It tells the story of Ferdinand, a peaceful young bull who doesn't want to fight in bullfights.
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    Olivia Brown
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "The Story of Ferdinand is a classic book which teaches lessons every child needs to learn. Ferdinand is a young bull who is expected to do something (bullfights) but he just doesn't have the heart for it. Ferdinand is a peaceful young bull and doesn't want to be violent. The book captures the essence of choosing between what is expected of you although it may be wrong, and stepping up and doing the right thing. For this reason, The Story of Ferdinand would be an excellent childrens book for second grade Christians. "
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    #13Loving the City

    Loving the City

    Loving the City is a book by Timothy Keller that tells how religion and culture can be sunk. Pastor Tim explained that there are different approaches to engaging with the culture through biblical context.

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    Kathleen Murphy
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "This is an adult book about expanding your Christian ministry into the city. It is not meant for children."
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    #1432 Third Graders and One Class Bunny

    32 Third Graders and One Class Bunny
    32 Third Graders and One Class Bunny by Phillip Done is the author's own narrative on an amusing yet fulfilling journey as a teacher. This book is a testament to how teaching children from the third grade can be a real struggle but fun.
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    Tammy Daniels
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "32 Third Graders and One Class Bunny is a fantastic book for 2nd grade Christians. The book really goes into the journey of a teacher and how to teach children, especially Christian children. Children can learn so much about learning from this book."
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    #15A Drop Around the World

    A Drop Around the World

    A Drop Around the World by Barbara McKinley is a children's illustration book on the importance of water even on a single drop of it. The book will tickle each reader's imagination through full colors illustrated in the book.

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    Echo Shen
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "Very cute and enjoyable book. I'd recommend it for anyone who wants to get their child into reading more."
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    #16365 Penguins

    365 Penguins
    365 Penguins is a children's picture book written by Jean-Luc Fromental and illustrated by Joëlle Jolivet. It aims to teach children to count by telling the story of a family who gets a penguin delivered to their doorstep every day for a year.
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    Brittany Watkins
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "The penguins story is really interactive, it was easy to get the children involved and help my kids learn! (math)"
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    #17A Bad Case of Stripes

    A Bad Case of Stripes
    A Bad Case of Stripes is a children's picture book written and illustrated by David Shannon. It aims to teach children about the importance of being true to oneself by telling the story of Camilla Cream, who got sick for lying.
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    Bobby Scott
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "The book is not considered Christian no Unchristian. It is great for second graders. "
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    #18A Bear Called Paddington

    A Bear Called Paddington

    First published in 1958, A Bear Called Paddington is a classic children's novel by Michael Bond. It tells the story of Paddington Bear as he travels from Peru to London, where he gets adopted by the Brown family.

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    Lisa Gardner
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "Paddington is true classic. Perfect for young children or those at elementary school age. The story is very touching and has appropriate themes for people from all backgrounds and religions."
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    #19A Butterfly is Patient

    A Butterfly is Patient

    A Butterfly is Patient is a picture book for children written by Dianna Hutts Aston and illustrated by Sylvia Long. This follows the life cycle of a butterfly. This book is published in 2011 by Chronicle Books.

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    Ao Shi
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "This book is a mix of science and...something else. Wonder, I would say. It's not for most Christians, who habitually and a matter of faith willfully ignore science."
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    #20A Charlie Brown Christmas

    A Charlie Brown Christmas

    A Charlie Brown Christmas is a colourful book that invites your kids to animate Charlie to celebrate this important day. With an amazing dialogue, and beautiful illustrations children will love this book no matter the time of the year they read it.

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    Denise Dean
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "This isn't really a book FOR Christians, but I think it's a great book for kids anyways. Who doesn't love Charlie Brown? I think this is a perfect book for a 2nd grade children, and I highly recommend it."
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    #21A Color of His Own

    A Color of His Own
    A Color of His Own is a children's picture book by award-winning author, Leo Lionni. It tells the story of a chameleon who embarked on a journey to find out his true color, only to end up finding a true friend.
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    Pranav Yadav
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "I was looking for the perfect picture book to give to my little boy for Christmas. Supper happy i came across this book! He love's it and so do i. "
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    #22A Cool Drink of Water

    A Cool Drink of Water
    A Cool Drink of Water by Barbara Kerley is a children's illustration book about the real-life scenarios on drinking water. This book poetically tells the stories from different situations by various cultures. 
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    Judy King
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "A Cool Drink of Water is a nice children's illustration book that would be suitable for 2nd grade Christians. It features real-life scenario about drinking water and it is a great way to introduce a second grader to things like nature and that sort. I would definitely recommend this book. "
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    #23A Curious Robot on Mars!

    A Curious Robot on Mars!
    This entertaining book, written by James Duffet-Smith, tells the story of a robot that has been sent to Mars to find out if there is life there. It is a great children's tale of discovery.

     



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    Gregory Boyd
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "A Curious Robot on Mars is an OK book to introduce space to kids but to 3-5 years old kids, not for 2nd grade. There are many greats books out there, even about space and Mars, for 2nd grade Christians, but not this one."
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    #24Henry and Mudge and the Great Grandpas

    Henry and Mudge and the Great Grandpas

    Henry and Mudge and the Great Grandpas is a children's picture book written by Cynthia Rylant and illustrated by Sucie Stevenson. It was originally released in June 2006. It is about a kid and his dog and their day of fun with grandpas.

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    Peter Lucas
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "I felt that this book was excellent for children to read and partake in their religion. There are so many children's book out there, it is difficult to figure out which is good and which is not, but you can tell this book was well illustrated and well written, and will be appreciated by both children and parents, and grandparents."
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    #25Jesus' Christmas Party

    Jesus' Christmas Party

    Jesus' Christmas Party is a Christian children's book written by Nicholas Allan which is a retelling of the Nativity story to delight and amuse readers. 

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    Roy Patterson
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "Young Christians everywhere will want to check out this book. This would make a great christmas book for an adult to give to their Sunday school class. Great for youngsters."
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    #26It's Not About You Mr. Santa Claus

    It's Not About You Mr. Santa Claus

    It's Not about You Mr. Santa Claus is a children's picture book written by Soraya Diase Coffelt which is the retelling of the Christmas story and communicating the gospel message.

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    Willie Gutierrez
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "A wonderful book that is a very good read for this age group. Reminding us that Christmas is about more than the gifts under the tree. A great book for all children to read."
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    #27Dance in the Desert

    Dance in the Desert

    Dance in the Desert is a children's picture book written by Madeleine L'Engle and illustration made by Symeon Shimin which is about a family and a little boy in the desert. 

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    Lauren Rivera
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "Dance in the Desert is a children's picture book about a family and a little boy in the desert. This book has wonderful illustrations and has a 5 star rating. This book is great for kids in the second grade. "

Summary

Best What are the best books for 2nd grade Christians
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1The Boxcar ChildrenBooks 32 Paid
2The Story about PingBooks 28 Paid
3Millions of CatsBooks 27 Paid
4The Gingerbread Boy (Folk Tale Classics Series)Books 26 Paid
5Mike Mulligan and His Steam ShovelBooks 25 Paid
6Blueberries for SalBooks 21 Paid
7Billy And BlazeBooks 20 Paid
8The Velveteen RabbitBooks 18 Paid
9The Emperor's New ClothesBooks 16 Paid
10The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (The Chronicles of Narnia)Books 16 Paid
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