If you have looked at the curriculum map in the book Common Core Curriculum Maps you may be surprised by some of the titles you see. The titles that are recommended for second grade teachers to use during the first unit (Seasons) is an interesting mix of fiction, poetry, and non-fiction. In all, if you take a look at the book, you will see a return to the use of 'old stand-bys' of yesteryear as the suggested literature for units shows a return to the oldies-but-goodies such as Alice in Wonderland, Charlotte's Web, Little Women, etc.
There are so many books suggested that I decided that I would break the books for the first unit down to a fiction post and a non-fiction post. I hope that you find this list and the links to Amazon.com helpful. At the end you will find my url for my newest board on Pinterest which will house the titles needed for second grade.
Suggested Works to have on hand in 2nd grade:
Henry and Mudge and the Snowman Plan by Cynthia Rylant and Sucie Stevenson
Snowballs by Lois Ehlert
Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert
The Days of Summer (Eve Buntin and William Low)
Snow (Uri Shulevitz)
Peepers (Eve Buntin and James Ransome)
Every Autumn Comes the Bear (Jim Arnosky)
The Little Yellow Leaf (Carin Berger)
The Mitten by Jan Brett
Here is the url for my board:
Hope this is helpful. As always, enjoy!