Jump into Genre Leveled Books

24 folktales and classic tales from around the world engage young students and increase enthusiasm for reading.

Build genre understanding with books at Levels J-P that meet the new standards for Grades 2-3.

  • Genres include myths and legends, fables, fairy tales, and tall tales.
  • Beautiful illustrations engage students and directly support the text.
  • Built-in teaching tips and activities improve reading and writing skills.
  • Teaching Cards for each title develop literary and genre analysis.
Jump into Genre Leveled Books

  • Inside Front & Back Cover: Pecos Bill and Sluefoot Sue
  • Teaching Card: Pecos Bill and Sluefoot Sue
  • Pecos Bill and Sluefoot Sue, Level O
  • The Hodja and the Soup, Level L
  • The Fox and the Racoon-Dog, Level O
The Lion and the Mouse - 6 Pack

This is a fable about kindness and mercy. The mouse is feeling playful and wakes up the lion. At first the lion is angry. But the lion shows mercy on the mouse. And that kindness is returned one day.

Reading Level J
Grade 2
Product Code: WS-NS0001

PRICE $32.00

The Princess and the Pea - 6 Pack

The poor prince can't seem to find a TRUE princess. Will a tiny green legume save the day?

Reading Level L
Grade 2
Product Code: WS-NS0008

PRICE $32.00

John Henry - 6 Pack

This African American tall tale tells of John Henry, who was as big as an oak tree in overalls! He is famous as the strongest railroad worker in the East, West, North, and South. Read about the hardest worker that ever was!

Reading Level K
Grade 2
Product Code: WS-NS0006

PRICE $32.00

Paul Bunyan - 6 Pack

Paul Bunyan was the biggest baby boy ever born! At one week old he had to wear this father's clothes! And he continued to grow!

Reading Level J
Grade 2
Product Code: WS-NS0004

PRICE $32.00

Medusa - 6 Pack

Medusa brags and brags about her beauty. She loves to look in the mirror. She loves to tell others that she is the prettiest. Find out what happens when a young lady spends all of her time bragging.

Reading Level M
Grade 2
Product Code: WS-NS0011

PRICE $32.00

The Hodja and the Soup - 6 Pack

A poor, hungry man has to pay for simply smelling soup! Here comes the wise Turkish folk hero Hodja to the rescue. What will he do to help?

Reading Level L
Grade 2
Product Code: WS-NS0002

PRICE $32.00

Why the Sky Is Far Away - 6 Pack

In the African pourquoi tale, long ago people could take bites of the delicious sky whenever they wanted to. People gobbled and gobbled and gobbled the sky. Soon the sky had to make some changes.

Reading Level J
Grade 2
Product Code: WS-NS0009

PRICE $32.00

Rapunzel - 6 Pack

A mean old woman puts a young girl in a tower with no door or stairs! How will she get visitors? How will she escape?

Reading Level L
Grade 2
Product Code: WS-NS0007

PRICE $32.00

How Chipmunk Got Its Stripes - 6 Pack

Do you know why all chipmunks have three stripes down their backs? This pourquoi tale gives a creative explanation as to how this happened. This tale originated with the Seneca Indians.

Reading Level K
Grade 2
Product Code: WS-NS0005

PRICE $32.00

Neptune and Minerva - 6 Pack

What happens when two gods from Greek mythology want to rule a town? The townspeople are afraid of a fight between two powerful gods. A contest is set to decide the winner.

Reading Level M
Grade 2
Product Code: WS-NS0012

PRICE $32.00

Town Mouse and Country Mouse - 6 Pack

This Aesop's fable retelling is about two cousins who live in two very different places: the city and the country. They visit each other to try to decide which place is better. Which do you think is better?

Reading Level K
Grade 2
Product Code: WS-NS0003

PRICE $32.00

Iktomi and Muskrat - 6 Pack

This is a Lakota Indian tale about Iktomi, a lazy trickster who cannot be bothered to hunt for himself. Instead, he plays tricks and steals rather than earn an honest living. Will Muskrat teach him a lesson?

Reading Level M
Grade 2
Product Code: WS-NS0010

PRICE $32.00

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