Grade 2 Homeschool Books for 7-Year-Olds

Grade 2 is a crucial year for homeschoolers. The books that are used in second grade should be chosen carefully to make sure children are receiving a grounded and well-rounded education. Here is a great reading list of Grade 2 homeschool books for 7-year-olds.

Rebbecca Devitt

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This list includes living books (AKA: educational storybooks) used in many Charlotte Mason curriculum packages and books commonly found in classical education curricula.

It also has a few books from the Sonlight book list.

You can also find these titles on Audible or Youtube as audiobooks.

Also, remember that you can pick books that are a grade above to stretch your child’s learning and literary capabilities.

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Easy Grade 2 Homeschool Books for 7-Year-Olds

The books below are often found on a lot of Grade 1 homeschool book lists. If your child is at a simple comprehension level, these books will be perfect for them.

How to Behave and Why by Leaf, Munro

How to Speak Politely and Why? By Leaf, Munro.

The Jesus Storybook Bible by Lloyd-Jones, Sally.

Little Pilgrim’s Progress by Taylor, Helen. (RECOMMENDED – read for FREE on audiobook here)

Wise Words – Family Stories that Bring the Proverbs to Life by Leithart, Peter.

Flat Stanley by Brown, Jeff.

The Courage of Sarah Noble by Dalgliesh, Alice.

A Light in the Attic  by Silverstein, Shel.

Daniel’s Duck by Bulla, Clyde.

Cowboy Sam by Changler, Edna.

The House that Jack Built  by Frasconi, Antonio.

Benjy’s Dog House by Graham, Margaret.

Sammy the Seal by Hoff, Syd.

Danny and the Dinosaur by Hoff, Syd.

The Carrot Seed by Krauss, Ruth.

Inch by Inch by Lionni, Leo.

The Magic Fish by Littledale, Freya.

Frog and Toad Are Friends by Lobel, Arnold. (We love this one!)

Beginner Books & Bright and Early Books by Seuss, Dr (Full series RECOMMENDED)

There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly  by Tabak, Simms.

Quick as a Cricket by Wood, Audrey.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Carle, Eric.

The Potluck Supper by Davoll, Barbara.

Andy and the Lion by Daugherty, James.

Petunia by Duvoisin, Roger.

Angus and the Ducks by Flack, Marjorie.

Corduroy by Freeman, Don.

The Little Red Hen  by Galdone, Paul.

The Three Billy Goats Gruff by Galdone, Paul.

Bedtime for Frances by Hoban, Russell.

A Gift for Grandpa by Hunt, Angela.

Peter’s Chair by Keats, Ezra.

George and Martha by Marshall, James.

Stone Soup by McGovern, Ann.

Little Bear by Minarik, Else

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Numeroff, Laura (SERIES)

Amelia Bedelia by Parish, Peggy. (SERIES)

Curious George by Rey, Margaret & H.A. (SERIES)

A Day at the Fair by Richardson, Arleta. (SERIES)

Nate the Great by Sharmat, Marjorie. (SERIES)

Harry the Dirty Dog by Zion, Gene.

Grandmother and I by Buckley, Helen.

Maybelle the Cable Car by Burton, Virginia.

The Josefina Story Quilt  by Coerr, Eleanor.

May I Bring a Friend? By De Regniers, Beatrice.

Just Me by Ets, Marie

Little Toot by Gramatky, Hardie.

The Big Snow by Hader, Berta.

Whistle for Willie by Keats, Ezra.

Floss by Lewis, Kim.

The Poky Little Puppy  by Lowry, Jannette.

Make Way for Ducklings  by McCloskey, Robert.

The Little Engine that Could  by Piper, Watty.

The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Potter, Beatrix. (SERIES)

Where the Wild Things Are by Sendak, Maurice

Thy Friend, Obadiah by Turkle, Brinton.

The Biggest Bear by Ward, Lynd.

My First Little House Books by Wilder, Laura. (SERIES recommended)

A Chair for My Mother by Williams, Vera.

Find more Grade 1 homeschool books here… 

Grade 2 Homeschool Books for 7-year-olds.

Intermediate Grade 2 Homeschool Books for 7-Year-Olds

The books below are found on many homeschool Grade 2 book lists.

A New Coat for Anna by Ziefert, Harriet

Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s Ears  by Aardemas, Verna.

Three Young Pilgrims  by Harness, Cheryl.

Seven Tales by H. C. Andersen  by Le Gallienne, Eva.

Blueberries for Sal by McCloskey, Robert.

One Morning in Maine by McCloskey, Robert.

Lentil by McCloskey, Robert.

Owls in the Family  by Mowat, Farley.

The Railway Children by Nesbit, E.

Secret Agents Four by Donald Sobol.

The King Without a Shadow by Sproul, R. C.

The Happy Hollisters by West, Jerry. (SERIES)

Danny Dunn by Williams, Jay. 

Asterix and Obelix by René Goscinny & Albert Uderzo (SERIES)

The Emperor’s New Clothes by Andersen, Hans C.

The Three Little Pigs by Galdone, Paul.

Squanto and the First Thanksgiving by Kessel, Joyce.

Keep the Lights Burning, Abbie by Roop, Peter and Connie.

Caps for Sale by Slobodkina, Esphyr. (SERIES)

Owl Moon by Yolen, Jane.

Billy and Blaze by Anderson, C. W. (SERIES)

Madeline by Bemelmans, Ludwig. (SERIES) – WE LOVE THESE!

The Fast Sooner Hound by Bontemps, Arna & Conroy Jack.

Cross-Country Cat by Calhoun, Mary.

Babar by DeBrunhoff, Jean. (SERIES)

The Story about Ping  by Flack, Marjorie

Millions of Cats by Gag, Wanda.

Thunder at Gettysburg by Gauch, Patricia.

Betsy & Billy by Haywood, Carolyn.

Dick Whittington and His Cat by Brown, Marcia.

The Little House by Burton, Virginia.

Mike Mulligan and His Steamshovel by Burton, Virginia.

The Ugly Duckling by Cauley, Lorinda.

The Three Little Pigs by Galdone, Paul.

Squanto and the First Thanksgiving by Kessel, Joyce.

Keep the Lights Burning, Abbie by Roop, Peter and Connie.

Caps for Sale by Slobodkina, Esphyr. (SERIES)

Owl Moon by Yolen, Jane.

Billy and Blaze by Anderson, C. W. (SERIES)

Madeline by Bemelmans, Ludwig. (SERIES) – WE LOVE THESE!

The Fast Sooner Hound by Bontemps, Arna & Conroy Jack.

Cross-Country Cat by Calhoun, Mary.

Babar by DeBrunhoff, Jean. (SERIES)

The Story about Ping  by Flack, Marjorie

Millions of Cats by Gag, Wanda.

The Mouse and the Motorcycle by Cleary, Beverly.

Ribsy  by Cleary, Beverly. (SERIES)

The Bears on Hemlock Mountain by Dalgliesh, Alice. (SERIES)

The Lion, Witch, and Wardrobe by Lewis, C. S. (SERIES)

Time of Wonder by McCloskey, Robert.

The Box-Car Children (vol. 1) by Warner, Gertrude. (SERIES)

The Velveteen Rabbit by Williams, Marjorie.

Stellaluna by Cannon, Janell.

The Gingerbread Boy by Galdone, Paul.

The Three Bears by Galdone, Paul.

The Three Little Pigs by Galdone, Paul.

Squanto and the First Thanksgiving by Kessel, Joyce.

The Three Little Pigs by Galdone, Paul.

Squanto and the First Thanksgiving by Kessel, Joyce.

Keep the Lights Burning, Abbie by Roop, Peter and Connie.

Caps for Sale by Slobodkina, Esphyr. (SERIES)

Owl Moon by Yolen, Jane.

Billy and Blaze by Anderson, C. W. (SERIES)

Madeline by Bemelmans, Ludwig. (SERIES) – WE LOVE THESE!

The Fast Sooner Hound by Bontemps, Arna & Conroy Jack.

Cross-Country Cat by Calhoun, Mary.

Babar by DeBrunhoff, Jean. (SERIES)

The Story about Ping  by Flack, Marjorie

Millions of Cats by Gag, Wanda.

Thunder at Gettysburg by Gauch, Patrici.

Betsy & Billy by Haywood, Carolyn

The Bobbsey Twins by Hope, Laura Lee.

The Story of Ferdinand by Leaf, Munro.

Betsy-Tacy by Loveless, Maude.

When We Were Young by Milne, A. A. (SERIES)

Now We are Six  by Milne, A. A.

Song of the Swallows by Politi, Leo.

Dr De Soto Goes to Africa By Steig, William.

A Gift for Tia Rosa  by Taha, Karen.

The Boxcar Children by Warner, Gertrude. (SERIES)

Keep the Lights Burning, Abbie by Roop, Peter and Connie.

Caps for Sale by Slobodkina, Esphyr. (SERIES)

Owl Moon by Yolen, Jane.

Billy and Blaze by Anderson, C. W. (SERIES)

Madeline by Bemelmans, Ludwig. (SERIES) – WE LOVE THESE!

The Fast Sooner Hound by Bontemps, Arna & Conroy Jack.

Cross-Country Cat by Calhoun, Mary.

Babar by DeBrunhoff, Jean. (SERIES)

The Story about Ping  by Flack, Marjorie

Millions of Cats by Gag, Wanda.

Thunder at Gettysburg by Gauch, Patrici.

Betsy & Billy by Haywood, Carolyn.

More Books for 7-Year-Olds

All-of-a-Kind Family by Sydney Taylor (SERIES)

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Along Came a Dog by Meindert DeJong

At the Back of the North Wind by George MacDonald

Black Beauty by Anna Sewell

Five Little Peppers and How They Grew by Margaret Sidney

Five Children and It by E. Nesbit

Little Lord Fauntleroy by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi

Pollyanna by Eleanor H. Porter (RECOMMENDED)

Prince Caspian by C. S. Lewis

Trumpet of the Swan by E. B. White

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum (SERIES)

The Silver Chair by C. S. Lewis

The Last Battle by C. S. Lewis

The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood by Howard Pyle

The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald

The Borrowers by Mary Norton (SERIES)

The Magician’s Nephew by C. S. Lewis

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Understood Betsy by Dorothy Canfield Fisher

Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C. S. Lewis

Grade 2 Homeschool Books for 7-year-olds.

Harder Grade 2 Homeschool Books for 7-Year-Olds

The books below are found on many Grade 2 homeschool book lists and are a good stretch if you’re finding your kids have advanced reading skills.

Gulliver’s Stories (Scholastic Jr. Classic)  by Swift, Jonathan.

Charlotte’s Web by White, E. B.

Stuart Little by White, E. B.

Detectives in Togas  by Winterfeld, Henry.

A Lion to Guard Us  by Bulla, Clyde.

Shoeshine Girl  by Bulla, Clyde.

Henry Huggins by Cleary, Beverly. (SERIES)

Mr. Popper’s Penguins by Atwater, Richard.

Peter Pan by Barrie, James.

The Black Stallion by Farley, Walter. (SERIES)

The Whipping Boy buy Fleischman, Sid.

My Father’s Dragon  by Gannett, Ruth.

The Wind in the Willows (Scholastic Jr. Classic) by Grahame, Kenneth.

The Jungle Book (Scholastic Jr. Classic)  by Kipling, Rudyard.

The Horse and His Boy  by Lewis, C. S. (SERIES)

The Courage of Sarah Noble by Dalgliesh, Alice. (SERIES)

Stone Fox by Gardiner, John.

Ox-Cart Man by Hall, Donald.

Paul Bunyan by Kellogg, Steven.

Miss Pickerell by MacGregor, Ellen.

Sarah, Plain and Tall by MacLachlan, Patricia.

Snow Treasure  by McSwigan, Marie.

The Time Warp Trio – Sam Samurai by Scieszka, Jon. (SERIES)

Encyclopedia Brown Series by Sobol, Donald. (SERIES)

The True Adventure of Daniel Hall By Stanley, Diane.

The Box-Car Children by Warner, Gertrude. (SERIES)

Pinocchio by Collodi C.

The Matchlock Gun by Edmonds, Walter.

Misty of Chincoteague by Henry, Marguerite.

James Herriot’s Treasury by Herriot, James.

The Bobbsey Twins by Hope, Laura Lee.

Aldo Applesauce by Hurwitz, Johanna.

Pippi Longstocking by Lindgren, Astrid. (SERIES)

Winnie the Pooh by Milne, A. A. (SERIES)

The Railway Children by Nesbit, E.

In Grandma’s Attic by Richardson, Arleta. (SERIES)

Family Adventures by Roddy, Lee.

Dragon of Lonely Island by Rupp, Rebecca.

Little House on the Prairie by Wilder, Laura.

The Time Warp Trio – Sam Samurai by Scieszka, Jon. (SERIES)

Encyclopedia Brown Series by Sobol, Donald. (SERIES)

The True Adventure of Daniel Hall By Stanley, Diane.

The Box-Car Children by Warner, Gertrude. (SERIES)

Pinocchio by Collodi C.

The Matchlock Gun by Edmonds, Walter.

Misty of Chincoteague by Henry, Marguerite.

James Herriot’s Treasury by Herriot, James.

The Bobbsey Twins by Hope, Laura Lee.

Aldo Applesauce by Hurwitz, Johanna.

Pippi Longstocking by Lindgren, Astrid. (SERIES)

Winnie the Pooh by Milne, A. A. (SERIES)

Miss Hickory by Bailey, Carolyn.

Paddington by Bond, Michael. (SERIES)

The Enormous Egg by Butterworth, Oliver.

Ramona by Cleary, Beverly. (SERIES)

Benjamin Franklin by D’Aulaire, I. E.

The Moffats by Estes, Eleanor.

The Cabin Faced West by Fritz, Jean.

Paddle-to-the-Sea by Holling, H. C.

Trailblazer Series by Jackson, Dave & Neta. (SERIES)

Just So Stories by Kipling, Rudyard.

Rabbit Hill by Lawson, Robert.

Homer Price by McCloskey, Robert.

The Story of the Treasure Seekers By Nesbit, E.

The Door in the Dragon’s Throat by Peretti, Frank. (SERIES)

American Adventure Series by Reece, Colleen. (SERIES)

Ballet Shoes by Streatfeild, Noel. (SERIES)

If you have older or younger children, you can also find a complete homeschool booklist here…

Conclusion

I love listening to Grade 2 homeschool books as audiobooks. Audiobooks open up a world of adventure to younger children. Listening to audiobooks on Youtube also means you can listen to many audiobooks for free! I would try to find a book title you like and type in the name followed by ‘audiobook’. For example, Little Pilgrims Progress audiobook‘. (I’ve linked this audiobook here!) Alternatively, you can listen on Audible which has a better range and better readers. Don’t forget to subscribe to my Youtube channel called ‘How to Homeschool’ here.

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Rebecca Devitt

Most adults don't particularly want to relive their schooling experience on a daily basis. They would gladly move on to a new life devoid of homework and teachers. Very, very few adults will passionately blog about their schooling some 15 years after graduating. This makes Rebecca Devitt somewhat unique. As it happens, she was homeschooled. And she loved it. Still does. And she wishes every kid could get a taste of homeschooling at its very best. Her website How Do I Homeschool, is a springboard for parents to see what a life of homeschooling could be for both them & their children. When she's not blogging Rebecca is still homeschooling her-adult-self by learning Latin, growing weird vegetables and most importantly looking after her two children Luke & Penny. She has a husband Tristan and is a participant at Wollongong Baptist Church. She's also written a book about why parents should homeschool called 'Why on Earth Homeschool'.

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