Second Grade
Read (or have read to you) one or more of these inspiring
books on creativity and perseverance!
Fiction and Poetry

Iggy Peck, Architect; and Rosie Revere, Engineer,
both by Andrea Beaty

Violet the Pilot by Steve Breen

The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt

Lights Out by Arthur Geisert

 Incredible Inventions by Lee Bennett Hopkins

Not a Box by Antoinette Portis

Beautiful Oops! by Barney Saltzberg

The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spires

If I Built a Car by Chris Van Dusen

Coppernickel, the Invention by Wouter van Reek

Flotsam by David Wiesner

Galimoto by Karen Lynn Williams

Now & Ben: The Modern Inventions of Benjamin Franklin 
by Gene Barretta

Whoosh!: Lonnie Johnson's Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions 
by Chris Barton

A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin 
by Jen Bryant

Mr. Ferris and His Wheel by Kathryn Gibbs Davis

Earmuffs for Everyone!: How Chester Greenwood Became Known as the Inventor of Earmuffs by Meghan McCarthy

Pop! The Invention of Bubble Gum by Meghan McCarthy

Balloons Over Broadway by Melissa Sweet

Ada Byron Lovelace and the Thinking Machine by Laurie Wallmark

Toys!: Amazing Stories Behind Some Great Inventions
 by Don Wulffson and Laurie Keller

The Kid Who Invented the Popsicle: 
And Other Extraordinary Stories Behind Everyday Things
 by Don Wulffson