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Folk and Fairy Tales
Stories from many cultures for the youngest listeners. Also, check out Fairy Tales with New Twists for children who are familiar with the original stories.
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  Cover Art: Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears: a West African Tale Aardema, Verna
Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears: a West African Tale
West African legend of why the mosquito has a guilty conscience for all the trouble she caused by telling a lie. Stunning illustrations by Leo and Diane Dillon, this is a good group read-aloud.
Children's Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: The Lion's Share: a Somali Folktale Ahmed, Said Salah
The Lion's Share: a Somali Folktale
After the animals hunt and kill a camel, the lion asks them how the meat will be shared.
Somali Children's Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Thumbelina Alderson, Brian
Thumbelina
A tiny girl no bigger than a thumb is stolen by a great ugly toad and subsequently has many adventures and makes many animal friends, before finding the perfect mate in a warm and beautiful southern land.
Easy Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: The Fox and the Hen Battut, Eric
The Fox and the Hen
Crafty Red Fox has taken Henrietta Hen's beautiful egg. Now Henrietta and her friends must come up with a cunning plan to trick Red Fox into giving it back.
Easy Picture Book
  Cover Art: The Mitten Brett, Jan
The Mitten
Several animals sleep snugly in Nicki's lost mitten until the bear sneezes.
Children's Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Beautiful Blackbird Bryan, Ashley
Beautiful Blackbird
In a story of the Ila people, the colorful birds of Africa ask Blackbird, whom they think is the most beautiful of birds, to decorate them with some of his blackening brew.
Easy Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Finn McCool and the Great Fish Bunting, Eve
Finn McCool and the Great Fish
Irish giant Finn McCool is told that in order to become wise he much catch and eat the salmon that possesses knowledge, but Finn finds that he cannot bring himself to kill the miraculous fish.
Easy Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Goldilocks and the Three Bears Chichester Clark, Emma
Goldilocks and the Three Bears
A retelling of the adventures of a nosy, naughty, and sassy little girl who finds the house of the three bears and helps herself to their belongings.
Easy Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Pretty Salma: a Little Red Riding Hood Story from Africa Daly, Niki
Pretty Salma: a Little Red Riding Hood Story from Africa
In this version of Little Red Riding Hood, set in Ghana, a young girl fails to heed Granny's warning about the dangers of talking to strangers in the market.
Easy Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Rubia and the Three Osos Elya, Susan Middleton
Rubia and the Three Osos
Retells the story of Goldilocks and the three bears in rhyming text interspersed with Spanish words, which are defined in a glossary.
Easy Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Chicken Little Emberley, Rebecca
Chicken Little
A retelling of the classic story of Chicken Little, who has an acorn fall on his head and runs in a panic to his friends Henny Penny, Lucky Ducky, and Loosey Goosey, to tell them the sky is falling.
Easy Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: The Red Hen Emberley, Rebecca
The Red Hen
Red Hen finds a recipe for a Simply Splendid Cake and asks her friends the cat, the rat, and the frog to help with the preparations. But it seems as though her friends want no part in the cake until it's ready to eat. Will they decide to pitch in, or let Red Hen do all of the hard work?
Easy Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: The Story of Little Red Riding Hood Grimm, Jacob
The Story of Little Red Riding Hood
A little girl meets a wolf in the forest on her way to visit her grandmother.
Easy Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: The Three Little Pigs: an Architectural Tale Guarnaccia, Steven
The Three Little Pigs: an Architectural Tale
Once upon a time - as the famous opening goes - three little pigs decided to move out of their mother's house and build their own homes. But the big bad wolf lurks nearby and will do anything he can to have them for a meal! Yet something is different in this retelling of the classic story about the trio of pigs.
Easy Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Michael Hagues's Treasured Classics Hague, Michael
Michael Hagues's Treasured Classics
A collection of fourteen classic stories beautifully illustrated with Hague's watercolors.
Easy Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: The Ghost Catcher: a Bengali Folktale Hamilton, Martha
The Ghost Catcher: a Bengali Folktale
A retelling of a traditional Bengali tale in which a kind and generous Indian barber, pressed by his father then his wife to earn more money, cleverly persuades a ghost to bring him riches.
Easy Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Senorita Gordita Ketteman, Helen
Senorita Gordita
Resets the tale of the Gingerbread boy in the southwest, where the scrumptious Gordita eludes her pursuers until she meets a clever owl. Includes glossary of Spanish terms and a gorditas recipe.
Easy Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Joha Makes a Wish: a Middle Eastern Tale Kimmel, Eric A.
Joha Makes a Wish: a Middle Eastern Tale
An original story, based on the Joha tales of the Arabic-speaking world, in which a hapless man finds a wishing stick that brings him nothing but bad luck. Includes an author's note about the history of Joha tales.
Easy Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Medio Pollito: a Spanish Tale Kimmel, Eric A.
Medio Pollito: a Spanish Tale
In this version of the Spanish folktale, Medio Pollito,a the half-chick, ventures from his safe barnyard home all the way to Madrid, aided by the friends that he helped along the way.
Easy Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: The Spider's Gift: a Ukrainian Christmas Story Kimmel, Eric A.
The Spider's Gift: a Ukrainian Christmas Story
Katrusya's family cannot afford Christmas, but they cut a small pine tree in the forest, decorate it with buttons, and, when baby spiders hatch in its branches, they especially enjoy the silvery webs that appear.
Easy Nonfiction Book
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