SAA Grade 2 Summer Reading

All orders placed between April 19 and May 2 will be delivered to your son before the end of school. Any purchases made at the store during the same dates will benefit SAA.

Order summer reading or anything else from The Twig Book Shop 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 2 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 local, independent bookselling! 

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

Max's brothers have grand collections that everyone makes a big fuss over. Benjamin collects stamps and Karl collects coins, and neither one will share with their little brother. So Max decides to start a collection of his own. He's going to collect words. He starts with small words that he cuts out of newspapers and magazines, but soon his collection has spilled out into the hall.

Game Day Cover Image
By Tiki Barber, Ronde Barber, Robert Burleigh (With), Barry Root (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781416900931
Availability: Usually Ships in to Twig 1-5 Days
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.

The Adventures of Taxi Dog Cover Image
ISBN: 9780140566659
Availability: Usually Ships in to Twig 1-5 Days
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!

Night Flight: Amelia Earhart Crosses the Atlantic Cover Image
By Robert Burleigh, Wendell Minor (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781416967330
Availability: Usually Ships in to Twig 1-5 Days
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.

Louise, The Adventures of a Chicken Cover Image
By Kate DiCamillo, Harry Bliss (Illustrator)
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.

Mercy Watson Thinks Like a Pig Cover Image
By Kate DiCamillo, Chris Van Dusen (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780763652319
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
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!

Martin Bridge: Ready for Takeoff! Cover Image
ISBN: 9781553377726
Availability: Special Order
Published: Kids Can Press - February 1st, 2005

Meet Martin Bridge --- a boy whose well-meant plans sometimes go awry. In three illustrated stories, Martin encounters two bus drivers with very different ways of relating, makes a tough decision about a friend's pet and takes on an extremely competitive model rocket project that almost costs him a friendship.

Horrible Harry Goes to the Moon Cover Image
By Suzy Kline, Frank Remkiewicz (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780141306742
Availability: Usually Ships in to Twig 1-5 Days
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?

Super Burp! #1 (George Brown, Class Clown #1) Cover Image
By Nancy Krulik, Aaron Blecha (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780448453675
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Grosset & Dunlap - July 8th, 2010

The first day at a new school is always the hardest, right? No, not always as George finds out the hard way. On the second day at…Sugarman Elementary School, he is suddenly seized by uncontrollable burps, burps so loud they practically break the sound barrier, burps that make him do wild and crazy stuff and land him in trouble with a capital T.

Henry's Freedom Box Cover Image
By Ellen Levine, Kadir Nelson (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780439777339
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scholastic Press - January 1st, 2007

A stirring, dramatic story of a slave who mails himself to freedom by a Jane Addams Peace Award-winning author and a Coretta Scott King Award-winning artist.

Henry Brown doesn't know how old he is. Nobody keeps records of slaves' birthdays. All the time he dreams about freedom, but that dream seems farther away than ever when he is torn from his family and put to work in a warehouse.

If You Decide to Go to the Moon Cover Image
By Faith McNulty, Steven Kellogg (Illustrator)
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.

Martha Blah Blah (Martha Speaks) Cover Image
By Susan Meddaugh (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780395901182
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Clarion Books - March 30th, 1998

Something's wrong with Martha, the talking dog! She has eaten her daily bowl of alphabet soup, but when she opens her mouth to speak, strange sounds come out instead of words. Fortunately her nose still works, and she follows it to the source of the mystery.

Amelia Bedelia Under Construction (I Can Read Level 2) Cover Image
By Herman Parish, Lynn Sweat (Illustrator)
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!

Mrs. Katz and Tush Cover Image
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!

A to Z Mysteries: The Unwilling Umpire Cover Image
By Ron Roy, John Steven Gurney (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780375813702
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - February 24th, 2004

Help Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose solve mysteries from A to Z!
Kids love collecting the entire alphabet and super editions! With over 8 million copies in print, the A to Z Mysteries® have been hooking chapter book readers on mysteries and reading for years. Now this classic kid favorite is back with a bright new look!

Tales for Very Picky Eaters Cover Image
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.

One Fine Day Cover Image
By Nonny Hogrogian, Nonny Hogrogian (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780020436201
Availability: Hard to Find
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.

Sam the Minuteman (I Can Read Level 3) Cover Image
By Nathaniel Benchley, Arnold Lobel (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780064441070
Availability: Usually Ships in to Twig 1-5 Days
Published: HarperCollins - February 20th, 1987

In this exciting classic early reader, Nathaniel Benchly re-creates what it must have been like for a young boy to fight in the Battle of Lexington. Arnold Lobel's vivid pictures give a poignant reality to the famous battle that marked the beginning of the American Revolution.

Ada Twist, Scientist (The Questioneers) Cover Image
By Andrea Beaty, David Roberts (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781419721373
Availability: Usually Ships in to Twig 1-5 Days
Published: Harry N. Abrams - September 6th, 2016

The Stories Julian Tells (Julian's World) Cover Image
By Ann Cameron, Ann Strugnell (Illustrator)
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! 

The Little Prince Cover Image
ISBN: 9780156012195
Availability: Backordered
Published: Mariner Books - June 29th, 2000

A PBS Great American Read Top 100 Pick

Few stories are as widely read and as universally cherished by children and adults alike as The Little Prince. Richard Howard's translation of the beloved classic beautifully reflects Saint-Exupéry's unique and gifted style.

Rumple Buttercup: A Story of Bananas, Belonging, and Being Yourself Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525648444
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
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.

Chester's Way Cover Image
By Kevin Henkes, Kevin Henkes (Illustrator)
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.

Stellaluna 25th Anniversary Edition Cover Image
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 Minstrel in the Tower (A Stepping Stone Book(TM)) Cover Image
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.

Sylvester and the Magic Pebble Cover Image
By William Steig, William Steig (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780671662691
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Aladdin - April 2nd, 1987

On a rainy day, Sylvester finds a magic pebble that can make wishes come true. But when a lion frightens him on his way home, Sylvester makes a wish that brings unexpected results.
How Sylvester is eventually reunited with his loving family and restored to his true self makes a story that is beautifully tender and filled with magic.