CC Literature - Grade 2

CC Literature - Grade 2

The books in this collection fit specific expectations within the Grade 2 strands for literature as outlined in the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts.

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Caramba is a sweet, shy cat who bravely accepts that he is different, and then discovers his own special talent.

Chin Chiang and the Dragon's Dance

Chin Chiang has dreamed of dancing the dragon's dance but now the day has arrived, and he is so scared that he wants to melt into his shoes.

Climbing Shadows

A collection of poems inspired by young children that address common themes such as having a hard day at school, feeling shy or being a newcomer.

Coyote Tales

Two laugh-out-loud Coyote trickster stories by award-winning author Thomas King.

Deep Underwater

What secrets will Sophia discover at the bottom of the ocean?

Greetings, Leroy

Roy is nervous about his first day at a new school in a new country, but soon realizes he may come to love Canada as much as he loved home in Jamaica.


A funny, offbeat story about how disruptive change can be — even if it’s a holiday!


Loon is a gorgeously illustrated, lyrical non-fiction picture book about the life cycle and habitat of loons.

Me and You and the Red Canoe

A gorgeously illustrated, lyrical story about experiencing the wonders of the natural world.

Mi amiga

Una historia sobre la importancia de la amistad en la vida de una niña inmigrante.

Moví la mano / I Moved My Hand

A simple but empowering poem about creating a world, told from a young child's perspective.

Music from the Sky

A story about the close bond between a young girl and her grandfather set in one of Canada's oldest black communities in Nova Scotia.