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Tellers of Stories & Tales

Noted & Award Winning Tales Organized In Themes By Virtue, Trait & Topics

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Attitude, Earnest, Empowered, Resolute, Simplicity


Environmental Care, Good Vs Evil



Bad Kitty Meets the Baby

by Nick Bruel, (written & Illustrated) - 2011.

Roaring Brook

A bad kitty treats a new baby badly at first until learning a lesson.

Cute little bookworm LPS productions

Big Rabbit’s Bad Mood

by Ramona Badescu, Illustrated by Delphine Durand - 2007

Chronicle Books

A grumpy bunny tries to get out the mood monster inside him.

Cork & Fuzz: Short and Tall

by Dori Chaconas, Illus. by Lisa McCue - 2006


Rules shake up a muskrat & a possum, but they don't let change hurt their friendship.

Egg Drop

by Mini Grey - 2002

Red Fox Books

An impatient egg yearns to fly in vain.

Read-Aloud Pages By Mini Minds

The Funny Little Woman

by Arlene Mosel - 1972

Puffin Books

A Japanese folktale about a woman who has no fear beacause she loves to laugh.

Eric Armitage

Green Eggs and Ham

by Dr. Seuss - 1960

Random House

A silly campaign for his favorite food

Chris Schwartz

Mr. Pusskins: A Love Story

by Sam Lloyd - 2006


A grumpy cat tries to live independently of his owners affection but the alley doesn't feel like home.


Mr. Tiger Goes Wild

by Peter Brown, (written & illustrated) - 2013

Hachette Little, Brown & Co

A tiger in a stovepipe hat gets tired of living proper gets naked and runs around free.

Hipster Papa Storytime

My Dog’s a Chicken

by Susan McElroy Montanari - 2016

Schwartz & Wade

A chicken starts to take on the traits of a dog like guarding, shepherding, searching and rescuing.

ReadAloud Surprise

Scaredy Squirrel Goes Camping

by Mélanie Watt - 2013

Kids Can Press

A frightened squirel goes camping and searches for a place to plug in his extension cord for his TV.

Katie's Bookshelf - Classroom

Should I Share My Ice Cream?

by Mo Willems, (written & illustrated) - 2011

Hyperion Books for Children.

Friendship shows over the thought of sharing some ice cream, but too much thinking makes the ice cream melt.

Read a Book!

Tales for Very Picky Eaters

by Josh Schneider - 2011

Clarion Books

A dads lies, tricks, and uses humor to convince his picky eater son to try some new foods.

Big Papa Scott

Those Darn Squirrels!

by Adam Rubin - 2008

Clarion Books

A grumpy old man loves to feed the birds but squirrels take over, and even wear bird costumes.

Hipster Papa Storytime

Time to Say Bye-Bye

by Maryann Cocca-Leffler - 2012


Show the not so horrible part of goodbyes, using the joy of the next activity.


The Tortoise & the Hare

by Jerry Pinkney - 2013

Little, Brown Books

This fable of perseverance and humility proves that slow and steady can win.

Stories That Build Character And More...

When Sophie Gets Angry -- Really, Really Angry

by Molly Bang - 1999

Scholastic/Blue Sky Press

Sharing her toys with her little sister makes a girl really angry and runs away.

Marissa Rivera

When You Are Happy

by Eileen Spinelli - 2006

Simon & Schuster

Family love overrides the ups and downs of moods, feelings and circumstances.

Laura Irrgang

You Are (Not) Small

by Anna Kang.Illus. by Christopher Weyant - 2014

Two Lions

Introduce young children to different size comparisons, diversity, being different & looking at size by perspective.

Joshy's Storytime

Z Is for Moose

by Kelly Bingham.Illus. by Paul O. Zelinsky - 2012


A zebra attempts to keep an ABC book perfectly in order, but an erate moose makes it hard to get to Z.

Andrea Clinkscales


Apples to Oregon: Being the (Slightly) True Narrative of How a Brave Pioneer Father Brought Apples, Peaches, Pears, Plums, Grapes, and Cherries (and Children) Across the Plains. (and Children) Across the Plains.

by Deborah Hopkinson, Illus. by Nancy Carpenter - 2004


A tall tale about a father ignoring his daughter until his goal of bringing fruit trees west has been accomplished.

Rebekah Wall

The Cow Who Climbed a Tree

by Gemma Merino - 2015

Albert Whitman & Company

A cow not only dreams but does something about it, showing others that anything is possible.

The Story Chair with Cris

Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl’s Courage Changed Music

by Margarita Engle.Illus. by Rafael López - 2015

HMH Books

No ones musical dreams should be silenced, a cuban girl finds her beat.

Graham Elementary Music

Early Bird

by Toni Yuly. (written & illustrated) - 2014

Feiwel and Friends/Macmillan.

A folktale about a bird who gets up early to have breakfast with the early worm.

Baby Fun Review

I Miss You Every Day

by Simms Taback - 2007

Viking Books

A girl misses someone so she mails herself to them.

Library Mouse

by Daniel Kirk - 2007

Harry N. Abrams

A mouse writes and prints his own books, wait till his fans meet the author.

Cherry Serga

More Than Anything Else

by Marie Bradby, Illus. by Chris K. Soentpiet - 1995


Booker T. Washington fictionalized bio., where a 9 year old African American yearns and learns to read.

Chris Soentpiet

Radio Rescue

by Lynne Barasch - 2000

Farrar Straus Giroux/ Frances Foster.

A true story about a young Ham radio operator who uses Morse code to save hurricane survivors in Florida.

Sidewalk Flowers

by JonArno Lawson.Illus. by Sydney Smith - 2015

Groundwood Books

A girls little acts of kindness giving out flowers, smiling & waving keeps this wordless story active.

ZaraZoha Shah

Silly Little Goose!

by Nancy Tafuri - 2001

Scholastic Press

Follow a hat blowing in the wind, because in the end thats where the goose will build its nest.

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Song of the Swallows

by Leo Politi - 1949

Atheneum Books

A boy from Capistrano builds a garden that attracts the swallows on the vernal equinox of Saint Joseph's Day.

Special Delivery

by Philip C. Stead.Illus. by Matthew Cordell - 2015

Roaring Brook/Neal Porter

Some bandit monkeys, an ice cream truck and a postal worker helps a girl deliver an elephant companion to her aunt.


Ballerina Dreams: A True Story

by Lauren Thompson, Illus. by James Estrin - 2007

Feiwel & Friends

Dreams come true for girls with physical disabilities.

Butterfly Books

Cork & Fuzz: The Swimming Lesson

by Dori Chaconas, Illus. by Lisa McCue - 2011


A muskrat & possum show that helping each other can discover different strengths.

Daisy Comes Home

by Jan Brett - 2002

G.P. Putnam's Sons Books

Daisy the hen, faces & overcomes her troubles during an unexpected journey.

Rebekah Wall

Down the Road

by Alice Schertle, Illus. by E. B. Lewis - 1995

HMH Book Browndeer/Harcourt Brace

A girl yearns for responsibility & independence but can't stop the fun that causes trouble.

Exclamation Mark

by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, Illus. by Tom Lichtenheld - 2013

Scholastic Press

An emphatic exclamation point finds excitement from different from boring old periods.

The StoryTime Family

Girl Wonder: A Baseball Story in Nine Innings

by Deborah Hopkinson - 2003


A girl finds empowerment playing ball, this story will inspire kids to take on the world.

Hands Can

by Cheryl Hudson - 2003

Candlewick Press

Discover the things your hands can accomplish to help you explore this world.


Henry Helps With Dinner

by Beth Bracken - 2012

Picture Window Books

A kid loves to be helpful, and helps prepare the food with his parents.

I Lost My Bear

by Jules Feiffer - 1998

HarperCollins Publishers

A girl becomes a detective to find her favorite missing toy.

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If You Give a Moose a Muffin

by Laura Numeroff And Felicia Bond - 1991


A boy feeds and entertains a Moose, who keeps wanting more.

Reading Is Succeeding

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie

by Laura Joffe Numerous - 1997


Giving a mouse a cookie turns into a greedy mess

Mrs. Serio's Mommy

Ladybug Girl Dresses Up!

by David Soman - 2010

Grosset & Dunlap

A girl explores traits and identity by dressing up in costumes.

The Kidds

Liang and the Magic Paintbrush

by Demi - 1980

Square Fish

Greed has consequences after a magician's magic paintbrush gets into a boys hands.


Lola at the Library

by Anna McQuinn - 2006


A girls weekly learning trip to the library with her mom.

Children's Books

Maisy's Pool

by Lucy Cousins - 1999

Candlewick Press

A mouse and her animal friends set up a pool to cool down in the summer.

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Mighty Jackie: The Strike Out Queen

by Marissa Moss - 2004

Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books

True story about a 17 year-old girl who struck out both Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig.

Eliza Long

Miss Tutu's Star

by Leslea Newman - 2010

Harry N. Abrams

A rhyming going for your dreams tale showing that encouragement can empower kids.

Ready Read Alouds

More Than Anything Else

by Marie Bradby, Illus. by Chris K. Soentpiet - 1995


Booker T. Washington fictionalized bio., where a 9 year old African American yearns and learns to read.

Chris Soentpiet

Mouse & Lion

by Rand Burkert, Illus. by Nancy Ekholm Burkert - 2011

Scholastic/Michael di Capua Books

Aesops fable where a mouse helps a lion after convincing the lion not to eat him.

My Friends

by Tarō Gomi - 1989

Chronicle Books

Different friends teach a girl how to do things, she learns that you can learn new things from all people.

Pinkley Productions

New Socks

by Bob Shea - 2007

Little, Brown Books

A new pair of socks give a chick confidence to go down the big kids slide & talk to the President.

Aaron Carlin

No Yeti Yet

by Mary Ann Fraser - 2015

Peter Pauper Press

A Yeti hunt by brothers discovers a Yeti tracking them, it ends with all of them sharing hot chocolate together.

Mr. Pieri Reads Aloud

Once Upon a Potty - Boy

by Alona Frankel - 1980

Firefly Books

Learning to use her new potty leads to empowerment.

Sound Books

Once Upon a Potty - Girl

by Alona Frankel - 1980

Firefly Books

Learning to use her new potty leads to empowerment.

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One Potato, Two Potato

by Cynthia Defelice - 2006

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

A magic pot doubles anything that goes in, potatoes, coins & even lonely people who thrive company.

Mathster Vakkas

Shy Charles

by Rosemary Wells - 1988

Puffin Books

A shy extroverted mouse jumps out of his shell to help the babysitter who fell down his steps.


Sidewalk Flowers

by JonArno Lawson.Illus. by Sydney Smith - 2015

Groundwood Books

A girls little acts of kindness giving out flowers, smiling & waving keeps this wordless story active.

ZaraZoha Shah

Simon's Book

by Henrik Drescher - 1983

MacAdam/Cage Publishing

Art supplies take over a story of a boy that is threatened by a monster who is redrawn to be friendly.

The Story of Fish & Snail

by Deborah Freedman - 2013

Viking Books

An extroverted Fish jumps into other books and tells an introverted Snail his adventures.



by Stephen Savage. (written & illustrated) - 2014

Roaring Brook/Neal Porter.

A garbage truck changes into its alter ego, a snow plow to save the city from a blizzard.

WizKid Campus

The Three Ninja Pigs

by Coery Rosen Schwartz - 2012

G.P. Putnam's

The pigs train in aikido, jujitsu & karate to be certified weapons in preparation for the big bad wolf.

Story Shark

Tiny Little Fly

by Michael Rosen - 2010

Candlewick Press

A tiny fly enjoys annoying the biggest animals he can find and escapes to buzz another day.

Sarita Shetty

Traction Man is Here!

by Mini Grey - 2005

Knopf Books

A ittle boy's imagination turns his toy into a superhero who makes chores a breeze.

Books Alive!

Tuck Me In!

by Dean Hacohen. Illus. by Sherry Scharschmidt - 2010

Candlewick Press

A half page flap is used as a blanket to cover the sleepy animals on each page.


We Are in a Book!

by Mo Willems, (written & illustrated) - 2010


When two friends realize they are in a book they try to get the readers to say the word Banana.

Susan M. Strayer

Who Done It?

by Olivier Tallec. (written & illustrated) - 2014


Observe expressions and positions to determine clues to mysteries about the guilty party in different situations.

The Widow's Broom

by Chris Van Allsburg - 1992

HMH Books

The friendship between a widow and a magic broom gets interrupted by villagers who want to burn the broom.

Catherine Sorensen

Wild About Books

by Judy Sierra, Illus. by Marc Brown - 2004

Knopf Books

A librarian with a bookmobile goes to the zoo and hooks up the animals to related reading.

Abby Engle

Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge

by Mem Fox - 1995


This book connects kids to elderly people and nursing homes as a boy helps a woman with memory loss.

Bedtime Story Collection


Hare and the Tortoise

by Helen Ward - 1999


The turtle brain beats the pompous might of the rabbit, in front of a great variety of animals.


The Most Magnificent Thing

by Ashley Spires. (written & illustrated) - 2014

Kids Can Press

A girl creating a mysterious gadget becomes frustrated until she discovers persistence by never really giving up.


Willa and the Wind

by Janice Del Negro, Illus. by Heather Solomon - 2005

Cavendish Square Publishing

A persistent and couragous girl gets magical items from the wind after her cornmeal is blown away.

Alyssa Corbin



by Robert J. Blake - 1997

Puffin Books

An injured dog shows perseverance by refusing to quit the annual Alaskan dogsledding race.

The Higgins Library at The Peck School

America's Champion Swimmer: Gertrude Ederle

by David A. Adler, Illustrated by Terry Widener - 2000


A world record is set by a woman swimming across the English Channel in 14 hours.

Cromwell Dixon's Sky Cycle

by John Abbott Nez - 2009


A fourteen year old flys from 1907-1910 in homemade bicycle and motor flying airships.

Early Bird

by Toni Yuly. (written & illustrated) - 2014

Feiwel and Friends/Macmillan.

A folktale about a bird who gets up early to have breakfast with the early worm.

Baby Fun Review

Emmanuel’s Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah

by Laurie Ann Thompson. Illus. by Sean Qualls - 2015

Random/Schwartz & Wade

One person (with 1 leg) changes the worlds view on disabilities when he bikes across Ghana.

The STEAM Teacher

Gilbert Goldfish Wants a Pet

by Kelly DiPucchio - 2010

Dial Books

A goldfish desires a pet and finally ends up with a whiskered pet with a long tail.

At Home with Berly

Hare and the Tortoise

by Helen Ward - 1999


The turtle brain beats the pompous might of the rabbit, in front of a great variety of animals.


The I Love You Book

by Todd Parr - 2009

Little, Brown Books

Explaining unconditional love help kids & parents bounce back after confrontations.

Storytelling with Sherry

Little Rat Makes Music

by Monika Bang-Campbell, Illus. by Molly Bang - 2007

Harcourt Children's Books

Hard work and lots of boring practice will let a rat make beautiful music from his violin.

Muncha! Muncha! Muncha!

by Candace Fleming, Illus. by G. Brian Karas - 2002

Simon & Schuster/ Atheneum Books

A farmer must take extra garden security measures to overcome hungry mischievous rabbits.

Auntie Lee Reads

My Rows and Piles of Coins

by Tololwa M. Mollel, Illustrated by E. B. Lewis - 1999


A determined Tanzanian boy saves his coins to afford a bicycle to help his mom bring things to and from the market.

Reading Street

Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons

by Eric Litwin, Created andIllustrated by James Dean - 2012


An independent cat keeps singing without worry when things go wrong, he even keeps his cool after loosing a button.

Ms. Michelle's Storytime

Prudence Wants a Pet

by Cathleen Daly, Illus. by Stephen Michael King - 2011

Roaring Brook Press

A determined girl wants a pet so she uses her imagination to create some until her parents give in.


Red Knit Cap Girl

by Naoko Stoop - 2012

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Red Knit Cap Girl and animal friends journey to meet the Moon.

Denise Jackson

The Three Ninja Pigs

by Coery Rosen Schwartz - 2012

G.P. Putnam's

The pigs train in aikido, jujitsu & karate to be certified weapons in preparation for the big bad wolf.

Story Shark

Tía Isa Wants a Car

by Meg Medina, Illus. by Claudio Muñoz - 2011

Candlewick Press

A bilingual tale of affording a beach trip and the longing and saving up to bring relatives to America.

Tomas and the Library Lady

by Pat Mora - 1997

Alfred A. Knopf

Bio of Tomas Rivera who expanded his imagination using books & became chancellor of the Univ of California.


Trombone Shorty

by Troy Andrews.Illus. by Bryan Collier - 2015

Harry N. Abrams

Coming from just outside the French Quarter in New Orleans was a man whose trombone was twice as long as he was.

Book Nook Grammy's

Uncommon Traveler: Mary Kingsley in Africa

by Don Brown -2000

Houghton Mifflin

After taking care of her parents a woman wins back her life and travels to West Africa.

Who Needs Donuts?

by Mark Alan Stamaty - 1973

Knopf Books

A boy befriends a donut collector after hitting the big city looking for donuts in this jam-packed comic styled book.


A Tree Is Nice

by Janice May Udry - 1956

Harper & Row

A simple nature book showing how useful & important trees really are.

Favorite Books

Green as a Bean

by Karla Kuskin - 2007

Laura Geringer Book

Readers use their imaginations to decide what objects they would like to be.


Henry Builds a Cabin

by D.B. Johnson - 2002

HMH Books for Young Readers

Bigger is not better when simply living


Juan Bobo Goes to Work

by Marisa Montes, Illustrated by Joe Cepeda - 2000

HarperCollins / Rayo

A blundering man always mixes thing up, until his silly behavior amuses a sick rich girl.


by I. C. Springman. Illus. by Brian Lies - 2012

Houghton/HMH Books

Mice help a hoarding magpie understand that less is more as he gets rid of the clutter around him.

Grandma "B" Reads with Me

Perfect Square

by Michael Hall

Greenwillow Books

Building greatness from simplicity

Children's Books

Seven Blind Mice

by Ed Young - 1992

Puffin Books

Mice teach colors, days of week, numbers and how to be patient & look at the whole picture to see the truth.



by Antoinette Portis. (written & illustrated) - 2015

Roaring Brook/Neal Porter.

A mom in a hurry holding her kids hand, uses 3 words to guide her son through the city, hurry, wait & yes.


Environmental Care

2030: A Day in the Life of Tomorrow's Kids

by Amy Zuckerman,

Dutton Books

A book of predicted future gadgets and enviromental issues.

A Tree Is Nice

by Janice May Udry - 1956

Harper & Row

A simple nature book showing how useful & important trees really are.

Favorite Books

All the Water in the World

by George Ella Lyon, Illus. by Katherine Tillotson - 2011

Atheneum Books

This book uses poetry to illustrate the water cycle with emphasis on conservation.

Carrie Molinero

And Then It’s Spring

by Julie Fogliano.Illus. by Erin E. Stead - 2012

Roaring Brook/Neal Porter

A boy and some friendly animals plant seeds and anticipate the sprouting greens for weeks.


Flight of the Honey Bee

by Raymond Huber, Illus. by Brian Lovelock - 2013


Their sense of smell take bees to flowers and home to the hive.

Amanda Broeder

The Gardener

by Sarah Stewart, Illus. by David Small - 1997

Farrar Straus & Giroux

A suitcase of seeds creates a rooftop garden of flowers during the Depression.

Kathleen Pelley

The Great Paper Caper

by Oliver Jeffers - 2008


An environment mystery about whose tearing down trees & branches in the forest.

Yo! It's Story Time

Hello, Bumblebee Bat

by Darrin Lunde, Illus. by Patricia J. Wynne - 2007


A Q & A about the endangered world's smallest bat.


Hip-Pocket Papa

by Sandra Markle.Illus. by Alan Marks - 2010


A fingernail sized frog tries to survive in the rainforest during climate changes.

I Went Walking

by Sue Williams - 1989

HMH Books

A girl walking in the woods explains the animals she sees, and even their colors.

Mrs Reader Story Time

The Garden of Happiness

by Erika Tamar - 1996

HMH Books

A vacant lot is transformed into a garden & mural igniting community togetherness.

In the Small, Small Pond

by Denise Fleming - 1993

Henry Holt and Co.

The sounds, flowers and creatures living around a pond environment as seen from a froggy resident.

Nana makes videos

In the Tall, Tall Grass

by Denise Fleming - 1991

Henry Holt and Co

The animals, insects and activities often seen in tall grass.

Children's Books

Just a Dream

by Chris Van Allsburg-2011

HMH Books for Young Readers

Imagines of the future haunt a litterbug towards environmental responsibility

Stephanie Buck

The Lorax

by Dr Suess

Random House

An ecological warning about mindless progress killing earth's natural beauty

Storytime Anytime

My Garden

by Kevin Henkes - 2010

Greenwillow Books

A book on the imaginative gardening of jellybeans on candy plants, seashell plants & beach ball sized tomatoes.

Read Along With Aunt Neny

My Life with the Wave. Based on the story by Octavio Paz

by Catherine Cowan, Translator and adaptor.Illus. by Mark Buehner - 1997

HarperCollins /Lothrop, Lee & Shepard.

A boy coexists with nature and his obsessions by taking waves and clouds as his pets.

Nim and the War Effort

by Milly Lee, Illus. by Yangsook Choi - 1997

Farrar Straus & Giroux/Frances Foster

A girl keeps cultural traditions alive in her new home country during this newspaper drive story.

On Earth

by G. Brian Karas - 2005

G.P. Putnam's Sons Books

Our planet keeps rotating and spinning in revolution to create days, nights and seasons.


Parrots Over Puerto Rico

by Susan L Roth, And Trumbore, Cindy.Illus. by Susan L. Roth - 2013

Lee & Low

The history of Puerto Rico as told through the eyes of endangered parrots who cry Iguaca! Iguaca.

Plants Grow!

by Mary Dodson Wade - 2009


Non fiction views on how plants grow and their seeds.


by Jason Chin - 2009

Flash Point

A boy reading a book at a subway station gets transported into the Redwood forests, leaving the book for the next kid.

Mrs. St. Germain Reads

Song of the Swallows

by Leo Politi - 1949

Atheneum Books

A boy from Capistrano builds a garden that attracts the swallows on the vernal equinox of Saint Joseph's Day.

Stars Beneath Your Bed: The Surprising Story of Dust

by April Pulley Sayre, Illus. by Ann Jonas - 2005


From pollen, to ancient asteroids or distant planets dust comes every day, stays in the air forever & is everywhere.

Janet Goodwin

The Story of Rosy Dock

by Jeannie Baker - 1994


Non-native foreign plants alter life & the environment in the Australian outback.

Time of Wonder

by Robert McCloskey - 1957

Puffin Books

Sisters discover island life at the beach in Penobscott Bay, Maine one summer with their parents.

Lee Burnett

Weeds Find a Way

by Cindy Jenson-Elliott.Illus. by Carolyn Fisher - 2013

Simon & Schuster/ Beach Lane Books

The tenacious weed, a plant that can survive in most environments from scorching heat to icy cold.

When the Wind Stops

by Charlotte Zolotow, Illus. by Stefano Vitale - 1962


A mom explains to her son, natures endless cycle of life highlighting the wind, sea, seasons, sun & rain.


Where Once There Was a Wood

by Denise Fleming - 1996

Square FishHenry Holt

A poetry based portrait of our disappearing natural environment & how animal habitats and ecosystems adapt.

Phil Young - Hillside PS

Wow! Said the Owl

by Tim Hopgood - 2009

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

A symphony of colors is discovered by an owl who stays awake to see the world during the daylight hours.


The Wump World

by Bill Peet - 1970

HMH Books for Young Readers

An imaginary planet shows the power of nature when its nearly destructed

John Coxhead

Good Against Evil


by Jeff Mack - 2013

Chronicle Books

A froggy in peril keeps getting out of trouble so he can relax in safety.

Storytime Station and More!

Duffy and the Devil

by Harve Zemach - 1973

Square Fish

A deal with devil for knitted treasures wins a husband.

The Enemy: A Book about Peace

by Davide Cali, Illustrated by Serge Bloch - 2007

Schwartz & Wade Books

Lies create enemies in separate foxholes, breeding hatred & war.


Ghosts in the House!

by Kazuno Kohara, (written & illustrated) - 2008

Roaring Brook

A witch moves into a house of ghosts, gathers them up and washes them like dirty sheets.


Good Enough To Eat

by Brock Cole - 2007

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

An abused orphan girl ready to be sacrificed to an ogre outwits him and escapes.

Joey Barnes

Guji Guji

by Chih-Yuan Chen -1999)


A confused crocodile protects his duck family against his real kind.


Henny Penny

by Paul Galdone - 1950

HMH Books

This rhyming tale teaches trust when they see how a fox outfoxes and eats those fooled.


Leonardo the Terrible Monster

by Mo Willems - 2005

Hyperion Books

A small monster studies how to be scary and looks for easy prey, but he rather make friends.

Shalom Tzvi Shore

Lillian’s Right to Vote: A Celebration of the Voting Rights Act of 1965

by Jonah Winter.Illus. by Shane W. Evans - 2015

Random/Schwartz & Wade

A 100 year old womans journey through America’s historic civil rights battle.

Deborah Spencer

Little Red Riding Hood

by Jerry Pinkney - 2007

Little, Brown Books

A girl gets sidetracked and doesn't listen and ends up in a wolfs belly with grandma.

Stories That Build Character And More...

Little Roja Riding Hood

by Susan Middleton Elya.Illus. by Susan Guevara - 2013

G.P. Putnam's Sons Books.

Partially Spanish retelling of the old fairy tale but modernized.

Mrs. Marlowe's Mice

by Frank Asch - 2007

Kids Can Press

Intimidating cat police check a kind hearted cat librarian who secretly harbors mice in her home.

My Teacher is a Monster! (No, I am Not)

by Peter Brown. (written & illustrated) - 2014

Little, Brown Books

Teacher has a roaring voice, dark green skin, and claws that hold chalk, but turns human when you get to know her.

Storytime with Ryan and Craig

Nasreen’s Secret School: A True Story from Afghanistan

by Jeanette Winter - 2009

Beach Lane Books

In defiance of the Taliban, a sad girl whose parents disappeared is helped by the life-changing power of education.


No No, Yes Yes

by Leslie Patricelli - 2008

Candlewick Press

A good behavior guidebook that lists no no's for naughty kids.

Joshy's Storytime

Perfect the Pig

by Susan Jeschke - 1970

Square Fish

A pig wins its wings and befriends an artist who rescues him from an evil man who forces the pig to perform.

Mr. Alicea's Arcade of Knowledge

Piggie Pie!

by Margie Palatini, Illus. by Howard Fine - 1997

HMH Books

A witch faces tough piggies on Old McDonalds farm when she goes looking for ingredients for her pie.

Lisette Andreani

The Rabbit's Escape

by Suzanne Crowder Han, Illus. by Yumi Heo - 1995

Henry Holt & Company

A bilingual folktale of a loyal turtle who tricks a smarter rabbit to help the Emperor of the Sea.

The Race of the Birkebeiners

by Lise Lunge-Larsen, Illustrated by Mary Azarian - 2001

HMH Books

Non fiction about a rebellious political party in medieval Norway who escorted a baby-heir on a journey/saga.

The Rainbow Goblins

by Ul De Ric - 1978

Thames & Hudson

Nature triumphs over evil greed.



by Paul O. Zelinsky - 1997

Dutton Children's Books

The folktale of a long haired girl who meets and reunites with her prince after a long ordeal.

Cori Gagliardi

Rosie's Walk

by Pat Hutchins - 1968

Aladdin Paperbacks

A fox is outfoxed by a clever chicken on her daily walk.

Joseph Slimak

Rumpelstiltskin's Daughter

by Diane Stanley - 1997

Morrow Junior Books/HarperCollins

In this reimagined story of greed, Rumpelstiltskin marries the miller's daughter & it ends helping a good cause.

Sheldan Musick

Tasty Baby Belly Buttons

by Judy Sierra, Illustrated by Meilo So - 1999

Alfred A. Knopf/Random House

This Japanese folktale has the melon princess (born inside a melon) showing no fear to giant ogres.

The Three Billy Goats Gruff

by Peter Christen Asbjornsen, Illustrated by Paul Galdone - 1981

HMH Books

2 goats outsmart a bully troll, the 3rd and the biggest & yummiest goat uses force.

Storytime Train

The Three Ninja Pigs

by Coery Rosen Schwartz - 2012

G.P. Putnam's

The pigs train in aikido, jujitsu & karate to be certified weapons in preparation for the big bad wolf.

Story Shark

The Toll-Bridge Troll

by Patricia Rae Wolff, Illus. by Kimberly Bulcken Root - 1995

Browndeer/Harcourt Brace /HMH Books

A boy going to school encounters a troll charging a toll (trollbridge), the boy uses riddles to outsmart the troll.


The Wolf's Chicken Stew

by Keiko Kasza - 1987

Puffin Books

A wolf becomes a protector instead of a hunter, after plans to fatten up a chicken backfires.

The Third Parent Academy


by Emily Gravett - 2005

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

Library book about wolves comes to life for a rabbit walking home.

Jasmine Allen

Zen Shorts

by Jon Muth - 2005

Scholastic Press

A giant panda tells children stories about material goods, good and bad boundaries & holding in frustration.






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