Praised for their rich language and international range, and chosen carefully for their ability to support multiple interpretations, the stories in Junior Great Books® Series 2 capture students’ attention and imagination to engage the best of their thinking. Each student book is organized around three themes—friendship, responsibility, and bravery (Book One) and generosity, community, and being yourself (Book Two)—and is packaged as a set of three slim volumes that contain nine works of fiction by award-winning authors.

The Series 2 Teacher's Edition includes everything teachers need to conduct each story unit—step-by-step instructions, helpful tips, differentiation options, and annotated student book pages. The Teacher's Edition also includes cross-curricular activities and a Teacher Resources section.

Correlation Booklets detail how the activities in each story unit align with either the Common Core State Standards or the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) English Language Arts and Reading Standards.