Folk Tales/Mythology/Fairy Tales:

  • Aesop’s Fables for Children, by Milo Winter
  • A First Book of Myths: Myths and Legends for the Very Young from Around the World, retold by Mary Hoffman
  • Thirteen Moons on Turtle’s Back: A Native American Year of Moons,” by Joseph Bruchac, Jonathan London, and Thomas Locker
  • The Deetkatoo: Native American Stories About Little People,” by John Bierhorst (Ed.) and Ron Hilbert Coy
  • Myth-o-Mania series, by Kate McMullan
  • Jim Weiss stories on cd
  • Sherwood Smith–recommended fantasy books
  • “Favorite Medieval Tales” retold by Mary Pope Osborne
  • “Oxford Myths and Legends”–Oxford University Press series
  • Bulfinch’s Mythology: The Age Of Fable by Thomas Bulfinch
  • With a Whoop and a Holler: A Bushel of Lore from Way Down South by Nancy Van Laan and Scott Cook


  • books by Edith Nesbit
  • SearchLIT (online texts)

Picture Books On Shakespeare–

  • Bard of Avon: The Story of William Shakespeare, by Diane Stanley and Peter Vennema
  • Will’s Quill, or, How a Goose Saved Shakespeare by Don Freeman
  • William Shakespeare & the Globe by Aliki
  • All the World’s a Stage, by Rebecca Piatt Davidson

Children’s Illustrated versions of Shakespeare–

  • Stories from Shakespeare: Six Dramatic Tales Retold for Children” retold by Nicola Baxter   (Midsummer Night’s Dream, Hamlet, Macbeth, Romeo & Juliet, Twelfth Night, and Antony & Cleopatra)
  • “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and “The Tempest” both retold by Bruce Coville
  • The Best of Shakespeare” by E. Nesbit (The Merchant of Venice, Tempest, As You Like It and seven others)\

Websites to find info and recordings/movies about Shakespeare–


  • Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein
  • A Child’s Garden of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson and Tasha Tudor
  • Poetry Speaks to Children (Book & CD) (Read & Hear) by Elise Paschen, Dominique Raccah, Nikki Giovanni, and X.J. Kennedy
  • Poetry Projects

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