Historical fiction is a good genre for second graders, according to Sharp School. This genre consists of fictional stories that take place in real historical periods of the past, referencing true historical events and details. Historical fiction writers typically make up characters and place them in real historical settings.
In second grade, teachers typically assign a mix of fiction and nonfiction books to their students, explains Common Core Standards. Historical fiction is a logical combination of the two. Janet Shaw's "Meet Kaya: An American Girl," part of the "American Girl" book series, is an example of a historical fiction book suitable for second graders. It is about a fictional Nez Perce Indian girl and takes place in 1764.