I’ve got a little girl who LOVES to read, and we own all of these books. These are the best chapter books for second grade girls. My daughter will literally read anything, but she does have her favorites. She prefers fantasy, adventurous female protagonists, mysteries in small doses, and she seems interested in social justice leaders. And, like every other kid on the planet, she loves the Wimpy Kid, despite him being a boy.
I cannot get this girl into historical fiction, so she won’t have anything to do with American Girl books. Bummer, but that’s getting a bit picky! She’ll enjoy non-fiction once in a while, but it’s not her favorite go-to genre.
Most of the books on this list are around a guided reading level M (plus or minus a couple of levels), so the average 2nd grader will do great with them!
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I plan to update this regularly as Turkey Burger discovers new books. I hope your kiddo enjoys them, too!