Book Reviews

Way Up and Over Everything Book Poster Image
age 7+
Folktale about hope, flying, and the magic of storytelling.
By Alice McGill
(2008)
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Nelson Mandela's Favorite African Folktales (audiobook) Book Poster Image
age 8+
Magical storytelling brings African folktales to life.
By Nelson Mandela
(2009)
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But Who Will Bell the Cats? Book Poster Image
age 5+
Fable retold with fabulous artwork and an updated twist.
By Cynthia von Buhler
(2009)
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The Mitten (20th Anniversary Edition) Book Poster Image
age 4+
Elegant art makes this anniversary edition a real treasure.
By Jan Brett
(2009)
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The Pearl Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Beautiful folk tale explores good and evil in human nature.
By John Steinbeck
(1993)
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Stone Soup Book Poster Image
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age 5+
Heartwarming folk tale teaches kids the joy of sharing.
By Heather Forest
(2005)
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Percy Jackson's Greek Gods Book Poster Image
age 9+
Huge gift book of Percy-narrated Greek myths is tons of fun.
By Rick Riordan
(2014)
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Percy Jackson's Greek Heroes Book Poster Image
age 10+
Often tragic, often bloody stories with a fun Percy twist.
By Rick Riordan
(2015)
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The Adventures of Odysseus Book Poster Image
age 8+
Smart picture-book version of the classic tale.
By Hugh Lupton
(2006)
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Bear About Town Book Poster Image
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age 2+
This bear enjoys walks and greeting friends.
By Stella Blackstone
(2000)
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Just So Stories Book Poster Image
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age 6+
Lively language, funny stories, fanciful animals.
By Rudyard Kipling
(1902)
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Tasty Baby Belly Buttons: A Japanese Folktale Book Poster Image
age 2+
Japanese tale is reinvented with humor.
By Judy Sierra
(1999)
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Feathers and Fools Book Poster Image
age 6+
Literary-quality fable is engaging, effective.
By Mem Fox
(2000)
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The Rainbow Bridge Book Poster Image
age 6+
A beautiful myth with luminous pictures.
By Audrey Wood
(1995)
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Not One Damsel in Distress: World Folktales for Strong Girls Book Poster Image
age 9+
Adventures are gripping, a little gruesome.
By Jane Yolen
(2000)
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Her Stories: African American Folktales, Fairy Tales, and True Tales Book Poster Image
age 9+
A spirited retelling of tales old and new.
By Virginia Hamilton
(1995)
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The People Could Fly: American Black Folktales Book Poster Image
age 9+
Folktales full of humor and history.
By Virginia Hamilton
(1985)
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The Talking Eggs: A Folktale From the American South Book Poster Image
age 4+
A lesson in humanity laced with humor and magic.
By Robert D. San Souci
(1989)
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Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears: A West African Tale Book Poster Image
age 4+
Jazzy, inventive take on West African folktale.
By Verna Aardema
(1975)
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Caps for Sale: A Tale of a Peddler, Some Monkeys and Their Monkey Business Book Poster Image
age 4+
Mocking monkeys, rewarding repetition make this a classic.
By Esphyr Slobodkina
(1969)
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