Junior Great Books Nonfiction Inquiry for grades 2–5 is bursting with readings about all kinds of things kids find interesting: frogs, hurricanes, inventors, lemonade stands, sneakers, recess . . . so now you can engage your students with enjoyable texts while they work on reading and critical thinking skills!

Our Nonfiction Inquiry selections cover content areas and subjects stipulated by the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and themes outlined by the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS), including:

  • STEM: Engineering to Solve a Problem
  • Life Science: Animal Intelligence
  • Social Studies: The Oral Tradition
  • American History: Westward Expansion
  • Social Studies: Social Responsibility
  • Economics: Wants vs. Needs

Download Junior Great Books Nonfiction Inquiry NGSS/NCSS alignments so you can see how well our readings fit in with national standards: