SAA Grade 2 Summer Reading

All orders placed between now and May 10 will be delivered to your son at SAA before the end of school. Any purchases made at the store during this time will benefit SAA!

Order summer reading or anything else from The Twig Book Shop between now and May 10 and a portion of your purchase will be donated to the San Antonio Academy Library! When shopping in the store, be sure to alert the Twig associate to attribute your sale to the San Antonio Academy. When shopping online please put SAA in the order notes.

Orders may be submitted online 24/7 or by phone between 10am and 6 pm daily (210-826-6411).

Orders placed after May 10 can either be mailed to your home (shipping charges apply) or picked up at The Twig for no extra charge.

Please be sure to choose "Pick up at store" as the delivery option if you do not wish to pay for shipping!

Thank you for supporting your local, independent bookstore!


Ada Twist, Scientist: A Picture Book (The Questioneers) By Andrea Beaty, David Roberts (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Andrea Beaty, David Roberts (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781419721373
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - September 6th, 2016

Inspired by mathematician Ada Lovelace and physicist Marie Curie, this #1 bestseller from author Andrea Beaty and illustrator David Roberts champions STEM, girl power, and women scientists in a rollicking celebration of curiosity, the power of perseverance, and the importance of asking “Why?”
 
Now a Netflix series!


The Adventures of Taxi Dog By Debra Barracca, Sal Barracca, Mark Buehner (Illustrator) Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780140566659
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Puffin Books - March 1st, 2000

Maxi, a homeless mutt in New York City, has always fended for himself. Then one day a kind taxi driver named Jim offers him friendship, a home, and a place in the front seat! From that moment on, Maxi and Jim revel in the sights and sounds of the city, and share all sorts of wild adventures-from rushing two clowns and a chimp to the circus, to singing duets with an opera diva!


Amelia Bedelia Under Construction (I Can Read Level 2) By Herman Parish, Lynn Sweat (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Herman Parish, Lynn Sweat (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9780060843465
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Greenwillow Books - June 26th, 2007

Caution! When Amelia Bedelia takes on a home renovation project, she adds her own funny touches, from sanding the deck with buckets of sand to pulling out the hammers to break ground!


Anne and Her Tower of Giraffes: The Adventurous Life of the First Giraffologist By Karlin Gray, Aparna Varma (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Karlin Gray, Aparna Varma (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781525304958
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Kids Can Press - September 6th, 2022

The remarkable true story of how a young girl’s never-wavering fascination with the world’s tallest animal leads her to become the first giraffologist: Dr. Anne Innis Dagg.

Anne was three years old when she first laid eyes on a giraffe. As her blue eyes gazed into the giraffe’s big brown eyes at the zoo, she was mesmerized. And she never forgot it.


Cat Ninja By Matthew Cody, Yehudi Mercado (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Matthew Cody, Yehudi Mercado (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781524860943
Availability: Backordered
Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing - October 13th, 2020

Beware, villains! Cat Ninja may appear to be nothing more than a silly internet meme. But he is evil's greatest enemy, and the silent master of Kat Fu and carpet scratching! From Epic!


Chester's Way By Kevin Henkes, Kevin Henkes (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kevin Henkes, Kevin Henkes (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780688154721
Availability: Usually Ships in to Twig 1-5 Days
Published: Greenwillow Books - September 22nd, 1997

“I like croquet and peanut butter and making my bed.”

There is only one way for Chester to do things—his own way. “You definitely have a mind of your own,” said Chester’s mother. “That’s one way to put it,” said Chester’s father.


Enemy Pie By Derek Munson Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780811827782
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Chronicle Books - September 1st, 2000

A Reading Rainbow Book! Enemy Pie serves up a sweet lesson as one little boy learns an effective recipe for turning a best enemy into a best friend.

"An impressive picture story book about friendship, judgment, and bullying."—Ripple Kindness Project

It was the perfect summer.


Game Day By Tiki Barber, Ronde Barber, Robert Burleigh (With), Barry Root (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Tiki Barber, Ronde Barber, Robert Burleigh (With), Barry Root (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781416900931
Availability: Not currently available
Published: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - October 1st, 2005

Ronde and Tiki are a team. They are twins, they are each other’s best friends and biggest fans, and they play on the same football team in this picture book based on a true story.

Tiki has had seven long touch-down runs this season, and Ronde is proud of his brother, but he can’t help feeling a little down when Tiki gets all the glory.


Horrible Harry Goes to the Moon By Suzy Kline, Frank Remkiewicz (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Suzy Kline, Frank Remkiewicz (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780141306742
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Puffin Books - April 15th, 2002

When Harry finds an ad in the paper for a used telescope, Miss Mackle suggests that the class raise money to buy it. The telescope will make their moon study unit even more exciting! Once they get the telescope, the class can have a nighttime moonwatch. But Harry wants to do more than watch the moon-he wants to go there! Can Harry really take a trip into outer space?


If You Decide to Go to the Moon By Faith McNulty, Steven Kellogg (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Faith McNulty, Steven Kellogg (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780590483599
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scholastic Press - October 1st, 2005

Two artists at the height of their powers have created a beautiful book with an unforgettable message about the moon and an even more important message about the earth. A publishing event!

"If you decide to go to the moon," writes Faith McNulty, "read this book first. It will tellyou how to get there and what to do after youland. The most important part tells you how to get home.


Iggy Peck, Architect: A Picture Book (The Questioneers) By David Roberts (Illustrator), Andrea Beaty Cover Image
By David Roberts (Illustrator), Andrea Beaty
$19.99
ISBN: 9780810911062
Availability: Usually Ships in to Twig 1-5 Days
Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - October 1st, 2007

Both parents and children will love Iggy Peck, Architect, a fun-filled, inspiring, colorful New York Times bestselling picture book, from author Andrea Beaty and illustrator David Roberts, about the power of teamwork and the importance of celebrating individual gifts and self-expression.
 
Watch Iggy Peck in the Netflix television series Ada Twist, Scient


The Little Prince By Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (Illustrator) Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780156012195
Availability: Usually Ships in to Twig 1-5 Days
Published: Clarion Books - June 29th, 2000

Now with the restored original artwork, the beloved classic story of a young prince's travels throughout space—a profound tale about loneliness and loss, and love and friendship.


Louise, The Adventures of a Chicken By Kate DiCamillo, Harry Bliss (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kate DiCamillo, Harry Bliss (Illustrator)
$21.99
ISBN: 9780060755546
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperCollins - September 23rd, 2008

She longed for adventure.

So she left her home and ventured out into the wide world.

The pleasures and perils she met proved plentiful: marauding pirates on the majestic seas, a ferocious lion under the bright lights of the big top, a mysterious stranger in an exotic and bustling bazaar.

Yet in the face of such daunting danger, our heroine . . .

She was brave.


Max's Words By Kate Banks, Boris Kulikov (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kate Banks, Boris Kulikov (Illustrator)
$21.99
ISBN: 9780374399498
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - August 8th, 2006

Bright, bold pictures incorporating clever wordplay accompany this highly original tale from Kate Banks and illustrator Boris Kulikov about a younger brother's ingenuity.


Mercy Watson Thinks Like a Pig By Kate DiCamillo, Chris Van Dusen (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kate DiCamillo, Chris Van Dusen (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9780763652319
Availability: Usually Ships in to Twig 1-5 Days
Published: Candlewick - February 8th, 2011

Can Mercy Watson outwit Animal Control? The porcine wonder’s on the lam in her latest tongue-in-snout adventure!


The Minstrel in the Tower (A Stepping Stone Book(TM)) By Gloria Skurzynski Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780394895987
Availability: Usually Ships in to Twig 1-5 Days
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - April 12th, 1988

An adventurous rescue set in the time of medieval knights, castles, bandits, and music.
 


Mrs. Katz and Tush By Patricia Polacco Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780440409366
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Dragonfly Books - March 1st, 1994

Friends from different backgrounds come together in a heartwarming picture book that is perfect for Passover, from beloved children's book author Patricia Polacco!


Night Flight: Amelia Earhart Crosses the Atlantic By Robert Burleigh, Wendell Minor (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Robert Burleigh, Wendell Minor (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781416967330
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - February 22nd, 2011

“Hearts will be racing.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“A work to inspire further learning.” —Booklist (starred review)
“Vivid.” —The Horn Book

A picture book biography of the first woman in flight—Amelia Earhart—by NCTE Orbis Pictus Award-winner Robert Burleigh.


One Fine Day By Nonny Hogrogian, Nonny Hogrogian (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Nonny Hogrogian, Nonny Hogrogian (Illustrator)
$8.99
This title is a special order. Please call the shop at (210)826-6411 to check availability.
ISBN: 9780020436201
Published: Aladdin - September 1st, 1974

This humorous retelling of a favorite Armenian folktale is a story small children will follow and read along with ease.

“One fine day a fox traveled through the great forest.


Rescue on the Oregon Trail (Ranger in Time #1) By Kate Messner, Kelley McMorris (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kate Messner, Kelley McMorris (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9780545639149
Availability: Usually Ships in to Twig 1-5 Days
Published: Scholastic Press - January 6th, 2015

Meet Ranger! He's a time-traveling golden retriever who has a nose for trouble . . . and always saves the day!

Ranger has been trained as a search-and-rescue dog, but can't officially pass the test because he's always getting distracted by squirrels during exercises.


Rumple Buttercup: A Story of Bananas, Belonging, and Being Yourself By Matthew Gray Gubler, Matthew Gray Gubler (Illustrator) Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780525648444
Availability: Usually Ships in to Twig 1-5 Days
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - April 2nd, 2019

The #1 New York Times bestseller written and illustrated by Matthew Gray Gubler. This charming and inspiring story is the perfect gift for kids (and grown-up kids) alike!

Rumple Buttercup has five crooked teeth, three strands of hair, green skin, and his left foot is slightly bigger than his right.

He is weird.


Stellaluna 25th Anniversary Edition By Janell Cannon Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780544874350
Availability: Usually Ships in to Twig 1-5 Days
Published: Clarion Books - August 7th, 2018

Celebrate the twenty-fifth anniversary of Stellaluna with a deluxe edition of this bestselling picture book classic, now with bonus crafts and activities!

Knocked from her mother’s safe embrace by an attacking owl, Stellaluna lands headfirst in a bird’s nest.


The Stories Julian Tells (Julian's World) By Ann Cameron, Ann Strugnell (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Ann Cameron, Ann Strugnell (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9780394828923
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - January 21st, 1989

Ann Cameron's beloved and bestselling chapter book series about Julian, his brother Huey, and his friend Gloria all begins right here! 


Tales for Very Picky Eaters By Josh Schneider, Josh Schneider (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Josh Schneider, Josh Schneider (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9780544339149
Availability: Backordered
Published: Clarion Books - November 18th, 2014

James is a very picky eater. His dad has to get creative—very creative—in order to get James to eat foods he thinks he doesn't like.


A to Z Mysteries Super Edition #6: The Castle Crime By Ron Roy, John Steven Gurney (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Ron Roy, John Steven Gurney (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9780385371599
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - January 28th, 2014

Z was just the beginning! With A to Z Mysteries® Super Editions, chapter book readers keep on collecting clues and solving mysteries with Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose. Now with over 8 million copies in print, this classic kid-favorite series is back with a bright new look!