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BCPS Core Text Lists – Grade 2

Description: Baltimore City Public Schools Core Text List for students in 2nd Grade. Contains books from Modules: A Season of Change, The American West, Civil Rights Heroes, and Good Eating. #bcps


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The Digestive System

by Christine Taylor-Butler

An introduction to the digestive system. This book introduces readers (Grades 3-5) to the digestive system, including the digestive process, the organs involved in digestion, and common problems and diseases associated with the digestive system.

Date Added: 08/13/2019


Making Choices

by Cynthia Martin

Making Choices Cynthia Martin

Date Added: 07/22/2019


Journey of a Pioneer

by Patricia J. Murphy

An epic journey with this historic book about the lives of the pioneers. They'll follow Olivia and her family as they travel along the Oregon Trail. Discover what it was like to live in a wagon and sleep under the stars. Learn what the pioneers ate and how they found food.

Date Added: 05/03/2019


Bill Pickett

by Andrea Davis Pinkney and Brian Pinkney

The true sweat-and-dirt tale of the feisty cowboy-child who became the most famous black rodeo performer who ever lived. Includes a note about the history of the black West and a bibliography.

Date Added: 03/27/2019


The Digestive System

by Jennifer Prior

Discover the journey that your food takes through the digestive system in this fascinating nonfiction title! Featuring vivid diagrams and photos, fresh and informative text, and stimulating facts, readers will be engaged from cover to cover.

Date Added: 03/06/2019


The Vegetables We Eat

by Gail Gibbons

Glossy red peppers, lush leafy greens, plump orange pumpkins, and delectable little peas: vegetables come in many shapes, sizes, and colors. Leaf. . .root. . .stem. . . . These are three of the eight groups of vegetables. From how they are planted to how they get to stores, here is a wealth of information about them, including how to plant and tend your own vegetable garden.

Date Added: 02/27/2019


Bone Button Borscht

by Dusan Petricic and Aubrey Davis

On a dark winter's night, a ragged beggar dreams of a warm hearth and a delicious meal -- and sets out to find just that. In this retelling of the classic folk tale "Stone Soup," a stranger teaches the poor villagers what can be accomplished with a few buttons and a little cooperation.

Date Added: 02/20/2019


Ruby Bridges Goes to School

by Ruby Bridges

NIMAC-sourced textbook

Date Added: 01/18/2019


John Henry

by Julius Lester and Jerry Pinkney

NIMAC-sourced textbook

Date Added: 01/18/2019


Good Enough to Eat

by Lizzy Rockwell

NIMAC-sourced textbook

Date Added: 01/18/2019


Good Enough To Eat

by Lizzy Rockwell

Good Enough to Eat is one of a kind: the only guide to kids' nutrition written especially for kids. A practical, hands-on tool for families who want to eat a healthy diet, this book explains nutrition from carrots to cookies.

In this book, you will learn

- all about the nutrient groups--carbohydrates, protein, fat, water, vitamins, and minerals

- each nutrient's function

- which foods contain which nutrients

- how much of each nutrient a kid needs each day

- how the body digests food

- all about calories

Good Enough to Eat includes kid-friendly recipes such as Alphabread and Full o' Beans Soup, and even shows kids how to test their food for fat. Perfect for parents, educators, librarians, and doctors trying to explain healthy eating to kids!

Date Added: 01/10/2019


Stone Soup

by Marcia Brown

NIMAC-sourced textbook

Date Added: 01/10/2019


I Have a Dream

by Kadir Nelson and Martin Luther King Jr.

On August 28, 1963, on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial during the March on Washington, Martin Luther King gave one of the most powerful and memorable speeches in our nation's history. His words, paired with Caldecott Honor winner Kadir Nelson's magificent paintings, make for a picture book certain to be treasured by children and adults alike. The themes of equality and freedom for all are not only relevant today, 50 years later, but also provide young readers with an important introduction to our nation's past.

Date Added: 01/10/2019


The Story of Ruby Bridges

by Robert Coles and George Ford

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first African American child to integrate a New Orleans school with this paperback reissue! The year is 1960, and six-year-old Ruby Bridges and her family have recently moved from Mississippi to New Orleans in search of a better life. When a judge orders Ruby to attend first grade at William Frantz Elementary, an all-white school, Ruby must face angry mobs of parents who refuse to send their children to school with her. Told with Robert Coles' powerful narrative and dramatically illustrated by George Ford, Ruby's story of courage, faith, and hope is now available in this special 50th anniversary edition with an updated afterword!

Date Added: 01/10/2019


Martin Luther King Jr. and The March on Washington

by Frances E. Ruffin

On August 28, 1963, more than 250,000 people came to the nation's capital. They came by plane, by bus, by car--even on roller-skates--to speak out against segregation and to demand equal rights for everyone. They also came to hear the words of a very special leader, Martin Luther King, Jr. Told with a wonderful immediacy, this book captures the spirit of this landmark day in American history and brings Dr. King's "I Have a Dream" speech to vivid life for young children.

Date Added: 01/10/2019


Separate Is Never Equal

by Duncan Tonatiuh

Almost 10 years before Brown vs. Board of Education, Sylvia Mendez and her parents helped end school segregation in California.

An American citizen of Mexican and Puerto Rican heritage who spoke and wrote perfect English, Mendez was denied enrollment to a "Whites only" school.

Her parents took action by organizing the Hispanic community and filing a lawsuit in federal district court.

Their success eventually brought an end to the era of segregated education in California.

2015 Jane Addams Younger Reader Award,

2015 Pura Belpré Illustrator Honor Book

2015 Robert F. Sibert Honor Book

Date Added: 01/10/2019


The Legend of Bluebonnet

by Tomie Depaola

Summary: A retelling of the Comanche Indian legend of how a little girl's sacrifice brought the flower called bluebonnet to Texas.

Date Added: 01/10/2019


John Henry

by Julius Lester

John Henry is stronger than ten men, and can dig through a mountain faster than a steam drill. Julius Lester's folksy retelling of a popular African-American folk ballad has warmth, tall tale humor, and boundless energy.

Jerry Pinkney illustrates the story with "rich colors borrowed from the rocks and the earth, so beautiful that they summon their own share of smiles and tears" (Booklist).

Caldecott Honors Book

Date Added: 01/10/2019


The Buffalo are Back

by Jean Craighead George

The buffalo, an American icon once nearly extinct, has made a comeback. This stirring picture book tells the dramatic story, following bison from the Plains Indians to the cowboys, Teddy Roosevelt to the Dust Bowl, and from the brink of extinction to the majestic herds that now roam our national parks.

Date Added: 01/10/2019


Plains Indians

by Andrew Santella

This title teaches readers about the first people to live in the Plains region of North America. It discusses their culture, customs, ways of life, interactions with other settlers, and their lives today.

Date Added: 01/10/2019


Johnny Appleseed

by Steven Kellogg

Steven Kellogg retells the larger-than-life story of a true American hero -- John Chapman, better known as Johnny Appleseed.

Date Added: 01/10/2019


John Henry

by Ezra Jack Keats

The larger-than-life character of John Henry and his incredible strength provide readers with a special introduction to the fantasy element of legend. The rewards of hard physical labor are also described in this exciting adventure of man vs. machine.

Date Added: 01/10/2019


The Story of Johnny Appleseed

by Aliki

Retells the wandering of John Chapman whose devotion to planting apple trees made him a legendary figure in American history.

Date Added: 01/10/2019


How Do You Know It's Fall?

by Lisa M. Herrington

These charming science books, written for the youngest readers, will teach children how to read the cues from nature and be able to differentiate one season to the next. Simple hands-on experiments that introduce young readers to everyday science Fun activities that allow young scientists to make observations about the world around them Fast facts - offering fun, sometimes little known facts about the subject Low, accessible reading level for emergent and struggling readers Glossary with pictures provides a visual review of important vocabulary terms Additional content for further learning on this subject available at www. factsfornow. scholastic. com

Date Added: 01/10/2019


The Little Yellow Leaf

by Carin Berger

A yellow leaf is not ready to fall from the tree when autumn comes, but finally, after finding another leaf still on the tree, the two let go together.

Date Added: 01/10/2019



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