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BCPS Supplemental Texts - Grade 2

Description: Baltimore City Public Schools Supplemental Text List for students in 2nd Grade. #bcps


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The Quest to Digest

by Mary K. Corcoran

A humorous but factual look at the human digestion process.

Date Added: 01/23/2020


A Moose Boosh

by Eric-Shabazz Larkin

Where there is food, there will be laughter (and crumbs). In more than 40 exuberant poems and "vandalized" photographs, you'll meet a city kid who fantasizes about farming on a stoop, a girl with crumpets and crêpes in her head, and a boy with a pet cabbage. "Doctor Food" prescribes good food as medicine and "Dancing Kitchen" will have you shimmying with your skillet. From the amuse-bouche to the very last pea on the plate,A Moose Boosh celebrates food--growing it, making it, slurping it and especially sharing it with loved ones at the dinner table. Bon appétit! Poetry is food for the soul, food is poetry for the tongue.

Date Added: 09/16/2019


Your Digestive System

by Rebecca Johnson

The digestive system is made up of the tongue, the esophagus, the stomach, the intestines, and other parts. But what does the digestive system do? And how do its parts work together to keep your body healthy? Explore the digestive system in this engaging and informative book.

Date Added: 09/03/2019


Sacajawea

by Joyce Milton

More than 200 years ago, explorers went on a journey to the Pacific Ocean. With the help of a young American Indian girl, the trip was a success. Her name was Sacajawea.

Date Added: 07/17/2019


Cowboys And Cowgirls

by Gail Gibbons

In words and pictures, this book captures all the excitement and adventure of the Wild West. Gibbons's colorful watercolors deftly recreate cowboys clothing, equipment, and lifestyle, and the lively text includes descriptions of famous cowboys and cowgirls, as well as historical facts. Full color.

Date Added: 06/26/2019


Granny Torrelli Makes Soup

by Sharon Creech and Chris Raschka

NIMAC-sourced textbook

Date Added: 06/26/2019


Frog and Toad All Year

by Arnold Lobel

NIMAC-sourced textbook

Date Added: 06/26/2019


Abraham Lincoln

by Justine Fontes and Ron Fontes

NIMAC-sourced textbook

Date Added: 06/26/2019


The Shortest Day

by Wendy Pfeffer and Jesse Reisch

The beginning of winter is marked by the solstice, the shortest day of the year. Long ago, people grew afraid when each day had fewer hours of sunshine than the day before. Over time, they realized that one day each year the sun started moving toward them again. In lyrical prose and cozy illustrations, this book explains what the winter solstice is and how it has been observed by various cultures throughout history. Many contemporary holiday traditions were borrowed from ancient solstice celebrations.

Simple science activities, ideas for celebrating the day in school and at home, and a further-reading list are included.

Date Added: 05/28/2019


A Is For Abigail

by Lynne Cheney and Robin Preiss Glasser

Lynne Cheney and Robin Preiss Glasser collaborated on America: A Patriotic Primer, which captured the imagination of American children and became a national best-seller. Now they turn their hands to A is for Abigail: An Almanac of Amazing American Women and bring the great women of American history to life. Filled to the brim with words and pictures that celebrate the remarkable (although often unmarked) achievements of American women, this is a book to relish and to read again and again.

Mothers, daughters, schoolchildren, generations of families -- everyone -- will take Abigail Adams's words to heart and "remember the ladies" once they read the stories of these astonishing, astounding, amazing American women.

Date Added: 05/17/2019


Strega Nona

by Tomie DePaola

When Strega Nona leaves him alone with her magic pasta pot, Big Anthony is determined to show the townspeople how it works in this classic Caldecott Honor book from Tomie dePaola.

Strega Nona—"Grandma Witch"—is the source for potions, cures, magic, and comfort in her Calabrian town. Her magical everfull pasta pot is especially intriguing to hungry Big Anthony. He is supposed to look after her house and tend her garden but one day, when she goes over the mountain to visit Strega Amelia, Big Anthony recites the magic verse over the pasta pot, with disastrous results.

In this retelling of an old tale, author-illustrator Tomie dePaola combines humor in the writing and warmth in the paintings as he builds the story to its hilarious climax.

Date Added: 05/14/2019


The Seven Silly Eaters

by Marla Frazee and Mary Ann Hoberman

Peter wants only milk, Lucy won't settle for anything but homemade lemonade, and Jack is stuck on applesauce. Each new addition to the household brings a new demand for a special meal. What's a mother to do?

Date Added: 04/17/2019


Two Friends

by Sean Qualls and Selina Alko and Dean Robbins

Some people had rights, while others had none. Why shouldn't they have them, too?

Two friends, Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass, get together for tea and conversation. They recount their similar stories fighting to win rights for women and African Americans. The premise of this particular exchange between the two is based on a statue in their hometown of Rochester, New York, which shows the two friends having tea.

The text by award-winning writer Dean Robbins teaches about the fight for women's and African Americans' rights in an accessible, engaging manner for young children. Two Friends is beautifully illustrated by Selina Alko and Sean Qualls, the husband-and-wife team whose The Case for Loving received three starred reviews! Two Friends includes back matter with photos of Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass.

Date Added: 04/17/2019


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: 03/26/2019


Before We Eat

by Pat Brisson and Mary Azarian

Milk doesn't just appear in your refrigerator, or apples on your kitchen counter. Before we eat, many people must work very hard planting grain, catching fish, tending animals, and filling crates. In this book, vibrantly illustrated by Caldecott Medalist Mary Azarian, readers find out what must happen before food can get to our table to nourish our bodies and spirits.

Date Added: 03/11/2019


How Did That Get in My Lunchbox? The Story of Food

by Chris Butterworth

Fresh retro artwork lures little readers on a tasty trip to farms, dairies, and more. Yum! The best part of a young child's day is often opening a lunchbox and diving in. But how did all that delicious food get there? Who made the bread for the sandwich? What about the cheese inside? Who plucked the fruit? And where did the chocolate in that cookie get its start? From planting wheat to mixing flour into dough, climbing trees to machine-squeezing fruit, picking cocoa pods to stirring a vat of melted bliss, here is a clear, engaging look at the steps involved in producing some common foods. Healthy tips and a peek at basic food groups complete the menu.

Date Added: 03/11/2019


Granny Torrelli Makes Soup

by Sharon Creech

Bailey, who is usually so nice, Bailey, my neighbor, my friend, my buddy, my pal for my whole life, knowing me better than anybody, that Bailey, that Bailey I am so mad at right now, that Bailey, I hate him today.

Twelve-year-old Rosie and her best friend, Bailey, don't always get along, that's true. But Granny Torrelli seems to know just how to make things right again with her warm words and family recipes. She understands from experience that life's twists and turns can't rattle the unique bond between two lifelong pals.

Newbery Medal winner Sharon Creech cooks up a delightfully tender novel, filled with homemade dishes and secret recipes. It's easy to remember what's important about love, life, and friendship while Granny Torrelli makes soup.

Date Added: 03/11/2019


Farmer Will Allen and the Growing Table

by Jacqueline Briggs Martin and Will Allen and Eric-Shabazz Larkin

Will Allen is no ordinary farmer. A former basketball star, he's as tall as his truck, and he can hold a cabbage--or a basketball--in one hand. But what is most special about Farmer Will is that he can see what others can't see. When he looked at an abandoned city lot in Milwaukee he saw a huge table, big enough to feed the whole world.

No space, no problem. Poor soil, there's a solution. Need help, found it. Farmer Will is a genius in solving problems. In 2008, the MacArthur Foundation named him one for his innovative urban farming methods, including aquaponics and hydroponics.

Jacqueline Briggs Martin, author of the Caldecott Medal winner, Snowflake Bentley, and Alice Waters and the Trip to Delicious , along with debut artist Eric-Shabazz Larkin's striking artwork, tells the inspiring story of the African American innovator, educator, and community builder.

Date Added: 03/11/2019


Too Many Tamales

by Gary Soto

As she helped her mother prepare the tamales for Christmas dinner, Maria slipped her mother's diamond ring onto her finger for just a moment. But suddenly, the ring was gone, and there were 24 tamales that just might contain the missing ring. "A warm family story that combines glowing art with a well-written text to tell of a girl's dilemma."--School Library Journal, starred review.

Date Added: 03/11/2019


Thunder Cake

by Patricia Polacco

From the Book Jacket: A loud clap of thunder booms and rattles the windows of Grandma's old farmhouse."This is Thunder Cake baking weather," calls Grandma, as she and her granddaughter hurry to gather the ingredients around the farm. A real Thunder Cake must reach the oven before the storm arrives. But the list of ingredients is long and not easy to find ... and the storm is coming closer all the time! Reaching once again into her rich childhood experience, Patricia Polacco tells the memorable story of how her grandma—her Babushka—helped her overcome her fear of thunder when she was a little girl. Ms. Polacco's vivid memories of her grandmother's endearing answer to a child's fear, accompanied by her bright folk-art illustrations, turn a frightening thunderstorm into an adventure and ultimately...a celebration! Whether the first clap of thunder finds you buried under the bedcovers or happily anticipating the coming storm, Thunder Cake is a story that will bring new meaning and possibility to the excitement of a thunderstorm. Patricia Polacco, born to parents of Russian extraction, comes from a large family of storytellers. She reminisces, "My fondest memories are of sitting around a stove or open fire, eating apples and popping popcorn while listening to the old ones tell glorious stories about the past." Many of Ms. Polacco's stories are based on family history, as are Thunder Cake and the recently published Uncle Vova's Tree. Her first book for Philomel, Rechenkd's Eggs, won the 1989 International Reading Association Book Award, Younger Reader Category. Ms. Polacco has studied in both the United States and Australia, receiving both a bachelor's and master's degree in fine art and a Ph.D. in art history, specializing in Russian and Greek painting and iconographie history. Having raised a son and daughter, Patricia Polacco and her husband, Enzo, now live in Oakland, California.

Date Added: 03/11/2019


Strega Nona

by Tomie Depaola

[Handwritten on dust jacket inside cover:] I Miei Amici, As I tell my story, so many memories come back to me... of dear Grandma Concetta who shared her secrets with me... of childhood days with my best friend Amelia and the different paths we have taken as Stregas... of my early days in the little house on the hill... and the happy moments when I met my dear helper Big Anthony and sweet Bambolona who even now are at my side to help me each day when the villagers come with their problems... But, I am getting ahead of my story... Let us go back to the beginning on the night I was born. The wind was blowing dark storm clouds across the hills... and I would not make my appearance in the world until...

Date Added: 03/11/2019


Sit-In

by Andrea Davis Pinkney

It was February 1, 1960. They didn't need menus. Their order was simple. A doughnut and coffee, with cream on the side. Courageously defying the WHITES ONLY edict of the area, four young black men took a stand against the injustice of segregation in America by sitting down at the lunch counter of a Woolworth's department store. Countless others of all races soon joined the cause following Martin Luther King Jr.'s powerful words of peaceful protest. By sitting down together, they stood up for civil rights and created the perfect recipe for integration not only at the Woolworth's counter, but on buses and in communities throughout the South.

Date Added: 03/11/2019


Martin's Big Words

by Doreen Rappaport

This picture book biography of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. brings his life and the profound nature of his message to young children through his own words. Martin Luther King, Jr. , was one of the most influential and gifted speakers of all time. Doreen Rappaport uses quotes from some of his most beloved speeches to tell the story of his life and his work in a simple, direct way. A timeline and a list of additional books and web sites help make this a standout biography of Dr. King.

Winner of the Caldecott Honor

Jane Addams Children’s Book Award Winner

Date Added: 03/11/2019


Freedom on the Menu

by Carole Boston Weatherford and Jerome Lagarrigue

When four courageous black teens sat down at a lunch counter in the segregated South of 1960, the reverberations were felt both far beyond and close to home. This insightful story offers a child's-eye view of this seminal event in the American Civil Rights Movement. Connie is used to the signs and customs that have let her drink only from certain water fountains and which bar her from local pools and some stores, but still . . . she'd love to sit at the lunch counter, just like she's seen other girls do. Showing how an ordinary family becomes involved in the great and personal cause of their times, it's a tale that invites everyone to celebrate our country's everyday heroes, of all ages.

Date Added: 03/11/2019



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