Individualized Daily Reading Library: Essential Collection Fiction and Nonfiction, Grade 2

Item Number: IDR2-FNF2-S1 | ISBN: 978-1-68246-010-8

Give students daily opportunities to engage in wide reading through the Individualized Daily Reading (IDR) Library: Essential Collection. This 120-title collection is a high-quality addition to every classroom library, providing a wide range of books that inspire students to explore their interests, feed their imagination, and build knowledge as they read independently.

For educators implementing the Being a Reader comprehensive reading program, the IDR Essential Collection is an instructionally aligned and indispensable companion. The Essential Collection is strongly recommended with any purchase of Being a Reader.

Featuring many texts related to the topics, themes, genres, and text types in Being a Reader lessons, the Essential Collection offers further opportunities to extend the lessons, deepen understanding, expand background knowledge, and make text-to-text-connections.


120 books:

  • 60 fiction
  • 60 nonfiction

Texts for all readers:

  • 50 percent of books are on grade level
  • 25 percent are easier (1–1.5 grades below grade level)
  • 25 percent are challenging (1–1.5 grades above grade level)

Genres and topics include social studies, science, history, biography/memoir, nature, sports, animals, contemporary and historical fiction, mystery, humor, graphic novels, science fiction and fantasy.

Sample titles for this IDR collection (book titles subject to change):

Title Author
Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls School and Other Scary Things Lenore Look
Find the Cat!: A Pet Club Story Gwendolyn Hooks
I Can Read: Splat the Cat and the Lemonade Stand Rob Scotton
The Best of Iggy Annie Barrows
Looking for Bongo Eric Velasquez
Owly: The Way Home Andy Runton
The Powwow Mystery Series: The Powwow Dog Joseph Bruchac
Rabbit and Robot: The Sleepover Cece Bell
Sadiq and the Gamers Siman Nuurali
A Way with Wild Things Larissa Theule


Title Author
Cesar Chavez Christine Juarez
Creatures of a Colorful Coral Reef Francine Topacio
Day and Night on the Tundra Mary Boone
Misty Copeland: Groundbreaking Dancer Rachel Rose
My Itty-Bitty Bio: Charles Darwin Czeena Devera
My World of Science: Earth’s Structure Samantha Bell
Over in the Grasslands: On an African Savanna Marianne Berkes
The Story of Syrup: It Starts with a Maple Tree Melanie Mitchell
That’s Not Hockey! Andrée Poulin
Who Ate the Butterfly? A Rainforest Food Chain Sarah Ridley


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