• Reading List

    Written by renowned and award-winning authors, the literature in Junior Great Books® Series 3-5 captures students' imagination and engages the best of their thinking.


    Series 3, Book One

    The Banza Haitian folktale as told by Diane Wolkstein

    The Man Whose Trade Was Tricks Georgian folktale as told by George and Helen Papashvily

    The Fisherman and His Wife Brothers Grimm

    Ooka and the Honest Thief Japanese folktale as told by I. G. Edmonds

    It's All the Fault of Adam Nigerian folktale as told by Barbara Walker

    The Monster Who Grew Small Joan Grant

    The Selkie Girl Scottish folktale as told by Susan Cooper

    The Mushroom Man Ethel Pochocki

    The Princess and the Beggar Korean folktale as told by Anne Sibley O'Brien

    The Fire on the Mountain Ethiopian folktale as told by Harold Courlander and Wolf Leslau



    Series 3, Book Two

    The Dream Weaver Concha Castroviejo

    Jean Labadie's Big Black Dog French-Canadian folktale as told by Natalie Savage Carlson

    Caporushes English folktale as told by Flora Annie Steel

    The Upside-Down Boy Juan Felipe Herrera

    The Green Man Gail E. Haley

    The Ugly Duckling Hans Christian Andersen

    White Wave Chinese folktale as told by Diane Wolkstein

    The Mousewife Rumer Godden

    How the Tortoise Became Ted Hughes

    Two Wise Children Robert Graves