Folklore & Fairy Tales

Bank Street Children's Book Committee's Best Books of 2014 for Children Five to Nine
Squirrels on Skis Cover Image
By J. Hamilton Ray, Pascal Lemaitre (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9780449810811
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - September 10th, 2013

In this far-fetched, rhyming tall tale, an intrepid girl reporter tries to lure away the squirrels invading her town.

 


Big Bad Wolf Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780807583524
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Published: Albert Whitman & Company - September 1st, 2013

It's a busy day at City Hospital.  Little Red can't find Grandma and the Big Bad Wolf is choking on something...or someone.

 


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Can't Scare Me! Cover Image
By Ashley Bryan, Ashley Bryan (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781442476578
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - September 3rd, 2013

In this captivating read-aloud, a boy who knows no fear gets a dose of humility when he encounters the three-headed giant that his grandmother warned him about. 

 


Grandma and the Great Gourd: A Bengali Folktale Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781596433786
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - March 5th, 2013

On the way to visit her daughter, Grandma meets a hungry fox, a bear, and a tiger who want to eat her. Can she outwit them?

 


Johnny Kaw: A Tall Tale Cover Image
By Devin Scillian, Brad Sneed (Illustrator)
$15.95
ISBN: 9781585367917
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Published: Sleeping Bear Press - February 1st, 2013

Six-foot Johnny cleans the plains, tames a tornado, and creates the Rocky Mountains. 

 


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The King Of Little Things Cover Image
By Bil Lepp, David T. Wenzel (Illustrator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781561457083
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Published: Peachtree Publishers - September 1st, 2013

When King Normous decides to rule the whole world, the King of Little Things and his subjects find a way to outsmart him and keep their kingdom safe.  

 


Nasreddine Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780802854162
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Published: Eerdmans Books for Young Readers - March 4th, 2013

Young Nasreddine derives wisdom from his very patient father as he learns to ignore his neighbor's criticism.

 


Nelly May Has Her Say Cover Image
By Cynthia C. DeFelice, Henry Cole (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780374398996
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Published: Farrar Straus Giroux - March 19th, 2013

In a humorous retelling of an English folktale, Lord Pinkwinkle insists that his new housekeeper learn his special names for common objects.

 


Ol' Clip-Clop: A Ghost Story Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780823422654
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Published: Holiday House - September 1st, 2013

Was that a ghost following John Leep when the cruel landlord came in the night to evict the widow Mayes?

 


The Race for the Chinese Zodiac Cover Image
By Gabrielle Wang, Sally Rippin (Illustrator), Regine Abos (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9780763667788
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - November 26th, 2013

Colorful, powerful pen and ink paintings accompany the retelling of this how and why story.

 


The Tortoise & the Hare Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780316183567
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 1st, 2013

The classic tale of perseverance versus speed is set in the American Southwest.  

 


Follow Follow: A Book of Reverso Poems Cover Image
By Marilyn Singer, Josee Masse (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780803737693
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Published: Dial Books - February 7th, 2013

Poems based on classic fairy tales are flipped to present another point of view.