Category: Pre K-8 Curriculum

For children in grade 2

We are losing whole generations of children who are able to recognize or care about literature and learning that is good and beautiful. We are also facing generations of children who are flooded with books that model disrespect and low character. Our overarching mission is to help draw children and families to learning and books that are clean, promote high character, and create strong and faithful minds and hearts. There is so much joy to be found in rich, uplifting literature. Join us in our journey!

With every free summer reading pack (limit one per child in your household) you will receive:

  • Summer reading chart—double-sided create-your-own hiking scene with stickers, instructions, and personal message
  • Free bookLittle Glass Lake: Ducks (level 2); this fun book that weaves nature and adventure together can be used during the Summer Reading Program or as a reward after completing it. View sample pages.
  • 2 bookmarks

Purchase other levels of the Summer Reading Program: Grades K–1Grades 3–5, Grades 6+.

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Summer Reading Pack Grade 2 (One per Child)

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Summer Reading Pack Grades 3-5 (One per Child)
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Summer Reading Pack Grades 6+ (One per Child)
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Level 1B

Billy and Ella work hard to grow plants in their garden. When their favorite vegetables start disappearing, they are determined to find the garden thief. Who could be stealing their peas? It’s up to them to find the clues and crack the case!


Mystery of the Missing Peas is part of the Billy and Ella Mysteries series. Showing the importance of friendship, teamwork, and making new friends, these level 1B books are original publications meant for children who are about halfway through The Good and the Beautiful Level 1 Language Arts Course. The books in this series can be read in any order.

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Mystery of the Missing Peas by Tessa Greene

$6.99
Level 1B

Billy and Ella love their adorable cat, Mittens, very much. When Mittens disappears one day, the two children gather their friends to look for clues that could lead to their beloved cat. Their mystery-solving skills lead them to an unexpected surprise that Billy and Ella will never forget!


Mittens is Missing is part of the Billy and Ella Mysteries series. Showing the importance of friendship, teamwork, and making new friends, these level 1B books are original publications meant for children who are about halfway through The Good and the Beautiful Level 1 Language Arts Course. The books in this series can be read in any order.

Mittens is Missing by Tessa Greene

$6.99
Level 1B

Billy and Ella love to meet new friends almost as much as they love solving mysteries. However, for their new neighbor, Hank, making friends can be hard and scary. Together with their friend Jade, Ella and Billy set out to solve the mystery of how to help Hank feel welcome in his new neighborhood.


Mystery of the Kid Next Door is part of the Billy and Ella Mysteries series. Showing the importance of friendship, teamwork, and making new friends, these level 1B books are original publications meant for children who are about halfway through The Good and the Beautiful Level 1 Language Arts Course. The books in this series can be read in any order.

Mystery of the Kid Next Door by Tessa Greene

$6.99
Level 2B

Maria’s world is brown, brown, brown! That is, except for her beautiful Sunday dress, and the wonderfully-colored stained glass windows at the church. When a storm causes a tree to fall and shatter the precious windows, Maria wants to do something to help earn enough money to replace them. Her ideas, her hard work, and her generosity bring beautiful colors and joy to the entire community.


Maria’s Many Colors is part of The Maria Series. These level 2B books original publications are perfect for children who are about halfway through The Good and the Beautiful Level 2 Language Arts Course. They can be read in any order.

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Maria’s Many Colors by Breckyn Wood

$6.99
Level 2B

Maria’s story begins and ends with cookies—birthday cookies! For her birthday Maria gets a purse, not the dress she wanted! She quickly decides to earn money to buy one. While at the market, she meets Carlos, a hungry boy with no family. Will Maria help Carlos, or will she save her coins for herself? One day three items go missing from the market. Were they stolen? Follow Maria as she finds ways to give and forgive.


Maria’s Many Cookies is part of The Maria Series. These level 2B original publications are perfect for children who are about halfway through The Good and the Beautiful Level 2 Language Arts Course. They can be read in any order.

Maria’s Many Cookies by Breckyn Wood

$6.99
Level 2B

Maria has been invited to visit her uncle Bruno and aunt Ana! She is particularly excited to see her cousin Carmen again, but when Maria arrives, Carmen does not seem very happy to see her. If there’s anything Maria knows how to do, though, it’s how to help people and be kind! Maria and her cousins set out to help Carmen overcome her mysterious sadness and learn about the nature of friendship along the way.


Maria’s Many Cousins is part of The Maria Series. These level 2B original publications are perfect for children who are about halfway through The Good and the Beautiful Level 2 Language Arts Course. They can be read in any order.

Maria’s Many Cousins by Breckyn Wood

$6.99
Level 2B

Fire! Fire! When a lantern falls and breaks, an unexpected disaster strikes. Join Maria, her inspiring school teacher, and a pile of kittens as Maria learns new lessons and gets a few surprises along the way.


Maria’s Many Kittens is part of The Maria Series. These level 2B original publications are perfect for children who are about halfway through The Good and the Beautiful Level 2 Language Arts Course. They can be read in any order.

Maria’s Many Kittens by Breckyn Wood

$6.99
Level 2B

by Jessica Parks and Desiree Vorel

In this guide, explore the fascinating world of turtles! Designed for Level 2 readers, these beautifully illustrated animal guides work well as stand-alone books. They also correlate perfectly with the Little Glass Lake series, in which the main character, Holly, treasures her own set of Good and Beautiful Animal Guides. When an adventure ensues with a certain type of animal at Little Glass Lake, Holly studies the guide about that animal, and your reader can too!


Good and Beautiful Animal Guide: Ducks is part of the Good and Beautiful Animal Guides series and is intended to be used alongside Little Glass Lake: Ducks. The Good and Beautiful Animal Guides are level 2B original publications perfect for students at least halfway through second grade.

Good and Beautiful Animal Guide Ducks

$5.49
Level 2B

by Jessica Parks and Miranda Olexa

In this guide, explore the fascinating world of turtles! Designed for Level 2 readers, these beautifully illustrated animal guides work well as stand-alone books. They also correlate perfectly with the Little Glass Lake series, in which the main character, Holly, treasures her own set of Good and Beautiful Animal Guides. When an adventure ensues with a certain type of animal at Little Glass Lake, Holly studies the guide about that animal, and your reader can too!


Good and Beautiful Animal Guide: Turtles is part of the Good and Beautiful Animal Guides series and is intended to be used alongside Little Glass Lake: Turtles. The Good and Beautiful Animal Guides are level 2B original publications perfect for students at least halfway through second grade.

Good and Beautiful Animal Guide Turtles

$5.49
Level 2B

by Brooke Davies

In this guide, flutter into the world of hummingbirds! Designed for Level 2 readers, these beautifully illustrated animal guides work well as stand-alone books. They also correlate perfectly with the Little Glass Lake series, in which the main character, Holly, treasures her own set of Good and Beautiful Animal Guides. When an adventure ensues with a certain type of animal at Little Glass Lake, Holly studies the guide about that animal, and your reader can too!


Good and Beautiful Animal Guide: Hummingbirds is part of the Good and Beautiful Animal Guides series and is intended to be used alongside Little Glass Lake: Hummingbirds. The Good and Beautiful Animal Guides are level 2B original publications perfect for students at least halfway through second grade.

Good and Beautiful Animal Guide Hummingbirds

$5.49
Level 2B

by Brooke Davies

In this guide, hop into the world of rabbits! Designed for Level 2 readers, these beautifully illustrated animal guides work well as stand-alone books. They also correlate perfectly with the Little Glass Lake series, in which the main character, Holly, treasures her own set of Good and Beautiful Animal Guides. When an adventure ensues with a certain type of animal at Little Glass Lake, Holly studies the guide about that animal, and your reader can too!


Good and Beautiful Animal Guide: Rabbits is part of the Good and Beautiful Animal Guides series and is intended to be used alongside Little Glass Lake: Rabbits. The Good and Beautiful Animal Guides are level 2B original publications perfect for students at least halfway through second grade.

Original Publication Only Available from the Good and Beautiful Bookshop

Good and Beautiful Animal Guide Rabbits

$5.49
Level 2B

Little Glass Lake: Ducks is available as part of our free Summer Reading ProgramPlease note purchase of this book does not include Summer Reading Pack items. Click the link above for more info.

by Jenny Phillips

Meet Holly, a fun girl with braids that are always bouncing. She lives in one of three cheerful homes that sit around Little Glass Lake. Holly’s favorite place is the tree house at the edge of her yard, where she loves to read about and observe nature. When Holly spots an unfamiliar rowboat and a new type of duck on the lake, she can only imagine the wonderful adventures and lessons about honesty and friendship that are about to unfold along the banks of Little Glass Lake.


Little Glass Lake: Ducks is part of the Little Glass Lake series and pairs perfectly with the Good and Beautiful Animal Guide: Ducks. The Little Glass Lake series are level 2B original publications. They are perfect for students at least halfway through second grade and should be read in order.

Original Publication Only Available from the Good and Beautiful Bookshop

Little Glass Lake Ducks

$7.49
Level 2B

by Jenny Phillips

The beginning of summer brings warmer days and a new animal resident to Little Glass Lake: a turtle! But Holly thinks turtles are scary. Will she ever be able to go swimming in the lake again? Join Holly and the other Little Glass Lake residents, as well as some special visitors, for another wonderful tale about the bonds of faith, family, and friendship.


Little Glass Lake: Turtles is part of the Little Glass Lake series and pairs perfectly with the Good and Beautiful Animal Guide: Turtles. The Little Glass Lake series are level 2B original publications. They are perfect for students at least halfway through second grade and should be read in order.

Original Publication Only Available from the Good and Beautiful Bookshop

Little Glass Lake Turtles

$7.49
Level 2B

by Jenny Phillips

Summertime brings new adventures and visitors to Little Glass Lake. While the children are enjoying time with Grandma Bee, they discover a furry new friend who is lost and must be delivered to its owner despite Holly growing more attached every second. In the meantime, a scientist arrives at the lake and sends the children on a quest to photograph a brand-new species of hummingbird, offering a large reward that Holly hopes to receive and use for something special.


Little Glass Lake: Hummingbirds is part of the Little Glass Lake series and pairs perfectly with the Good and Beautiful Animal Guide: Hummingbirds. The Little Glass Lake series are level 2B original publications. They are perfect for students at least halfway through second grade and should be read in order.

Original Publication Only Available from the Good and Beautiful Bookshop

Little Glass Lake Hummingbirds

$7.49
Level 2B

by Jenny Phillips

One hot summer morning, Holly and Henry decide to ride their bikes to the nearby sheep farm. They have no idea of the events that are about to unfold around a brand-new For Sale sign, a Netherland Dwarf rabbit that seems to be an escape artist, and even a dangerous natural disaster! Join Holly and her family as they experience many new and unexpected changes around Little Glass Lake.


Little Glass Lake: Rabbits is part of the Little Glass Lake series and pairs perfectly with the Good and Beautiful Animal Guide: Rabbits. The Little Glass Lake series are level 2B original publications. They are perfect for students at least halfway through second grade and should be read in order.

Original Publication Only Available from the Good and Beautiful Bookshop

Little Glass Lake Rabbits

$7.49
Level 1A

A Dog Named Sniff—Book 1 is available as part of our free Summer Reading Program. Please note purchase of this book does not include Summer Reading Pack items. Click the link above for more info.

On a beautiful spring day, Gran shows up with a big surprise—a box of adorable puppies! The girl knows just which puppy she wants, but there’s just one problem—she doesn’t know what to name her new pup! It doesn’t look like a Sally or Bess or seem like a Dash or Scout. Come along on this delightful tale as the young girl takes her new pup on adventures and finally decides on the perfect name.


A Dog Named Sniff—Book 1 is part of A Dog Named Sniff series. These level 1A books are original publications perfect for children who have completed kindergarten. It is recommended that they be read in order.

A Dog Named Sniff—Book 1 by Jenny Phillips

$6.99
Level 1A

Sniff is a very lovable and curious dog. When the family decides to bring her along on their camping adventure, she lets her curiosity run a bit too wild and gets into trouble. Join Sniff as she discovers how helpful family can be in times of need.


A Dog Named Sniff—Book 2 is part of A Dog Named Sniff series. These level 1A books are original publications perfect for children who have completed kindergarten. It is recommended that they be read in order.

A Dog Named Sniff—Book 2 by Jenny Phillips

$6.99
Level 1A

Surprise! Sniff is having puppies! The little girl is so excited about the new arrivals but feels sad when it is time to find homes for the sweet pups. One by one, the puppies are chosen and carried away—all except one. Come along with the girl and her best pal, Sniff, as they search for a home for the littlest puppy.


A Dog Named Sniff—Book 3 is part of A Dog Named Sniff series. These paperback level 1A books are original publications perfect for children who have completed kindergarten. It is recommended that they be read in order.  

A Dog Named Sniff—Book 3 by Jenny Phillips

$6.99
Level 1B

With the help of some cardboard boxes and other supplies, brothers Ted and Tom embark on wonderful adventures, racing down frozen hills and fighting for survival on a roaring sea. Join the brothers in these two delightful tales to be reminded that a little imagination goes a long way.


Ted and Tom Go Back in Time is part of the Ted and Tom Adventures series. These level 1B original publications are perfect for children who are about halfway through The Good and the Beautiful Level 1 Language Arts Course. They may be read in any order.

Original Publication Only Available from the Good and Beautiful Bookshop

Ted and Tom and the Tall, Tall Peak by Jenny Phillips

$6.99
Level 1B

With the help of some cardboard boxes and other supplies, brothers Ted and Tom travel through time, exploring an ancient land of dinosaurs and seeking a brave knight’s castle. Join the brothers in these two delightful adventures to be reminded that a little imagination goes a long way.


Ted and Tom Go Back in Time is part of the Ted and Tom Adventures series. These level 1B original publications are perfect for children who are about halfway through The Good and the Beautiful Level 1 Language Arts Course. They may be read in any order.

Original Publication Only Available from the Good and Beautiful Bookshop

Ted and Tom Go Back in Time by Shannen Yauger

$6.99