We all love our Magic Tree House, Judy Blumes. Generations of kids have grown up in the staple diet of these timeless classic literatures. Introduce your child early to the world of classic novels with these 10 best books. The chapters are small enough to keep the attention of young readers.

10 Best Classic Books For 2nd Graders

Classic books for kids

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Here is a great collection of classical literature for 2nd graders.

You can find them in your local library or nearby bookstores. If they are unavailable locally, you can click on the links or images below to purchase from Amazon.

The Boxcar Children - A 2nd grader classic chapter book

The Boxcar Children series continues to be popular with primary graders. Daring stories of Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny Alden continue to thrill children as ever. The chapters are short, making it easy for 2nd graders to read independently. (Ages 7-10 years)

Classic book for 7 rear olds - Judy Blume

Judy Blume’s Fudge Box Set is a collection of five of Judy Blume’s popular books. Laugh out loud at the antics of mischievous little Fudge and his brother Peter Hatcher. The stories are as relatable as they were 50 years back. Humour is age-appropriate. (Ages 7-9 years)

Nostalgic timeless classic - magic tree house

Magic Tree House is a must-have classic for 2nd graders’ shelves. The repetitive theme of the stories works really well with young kids. Peek into different regions. Learn about ancient cultures from around the world. The books are a mixture of great fun and learning. (Ages 6-9 years)

Classic Fact: Classical novels provide kids a glimpse into the bygone era.

Classic book set for kids

Pokémon Classic Collection is for the fans of Pokemon. The chapters books are based on the evergreen series Pokemon GO. This one is a set of 8 books. (Ages 7-10 years)

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Junie B. Jones has been a classroom favorite for 25+ years. A collection of 10 books containing stories of the funniest 1st grader. Read the hilarious stories of Junie B and her friends. There are quite a few teachable moments. And they mix with the light-hearted stories well. (Ages 6-9 years)

classic book for confident 2nd grader

Anne of Green Gables is perfect for kids who have graduated from picture books. This collection of novels chronicles the life of Anne Shirly from schoolgirl to college student. The stories provide glimpses of simpler lives from older times. The thing kids can only read on stories now! (Ages 8-12 years)

Classic Fact: Introducing old literature early, helps broaden children’s language spectrum.

humorous 2nd grader classic

Ramona Quimby has turned 8. But it is not easy. Now she is old enough to ride the school bus by herself. Also needs to behave while her parents are away. The stories of Ramona have continued to enthrall kids for decades. This Newbery award book is a must-read classic. (Ages 8-12 years)

classic book for 2nd grade

Nancy Drew series is a must-read for mystery-loving 7-year-olds. The stories continue to be as appealing as they were decades back. Let your child use his\her grey cells and go clue hunting with the timeless Sleuth. (Ages 7-12 years)

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Amelia Bedelia is on a mission as ever. Be it earning money for her new bike or going on a road trip. The stories are super entertaining and light-hearted. The chapters are small with beautiful illustrations. (Ages 6-10 years)

classic book for 6-10 years

My Father’s Dragon has young Elmer matching wits with many scary creatures. Hungry tigers, cranky crocodiles are just a few of them he meets on the Wild Island. The stories have enough daring built-in for an adventurous 7-8-year-old. However, do note they might be a bit violent for sensitive younger kids. (Ages 6-10 years)