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Grade 2 Junior Great Books

Reading List

The diverse selection of folktales and stories in Junior Great Books® Series 2 captivates young students and helps them develop the skills they need to become good readers. Junior Great Books Series 2 student anthologies are sold as a set of three slim books organized by theme and featuring nine high-quality stories.


The Happy Lion Louise Fatio

Miss Maggie Cynthia Rylant

Anancy and Dog and Puss and Friendship West Indian folktale as told by James Berry


Catalog Cats/Our Garden (from The Stories Julian Tells) Ann Cameron

Carlos and the Cornfield Jan Romero Stevens

The Wedding Basket Nigerian folktale as told by Donna L. Washington


The Jade Stone Chinese folktale as told by Caryn Yacowitz

The Girl and the Chenno Native American folktale as told by Joseph Bruchac and Gayle Ross

Jack and the Beanstalk English folktale as told by Joseph Jacobs