The Best Folktale Books for Kids
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Reading folktales with kids teaches them history, cultures, and literary elements. Not to mention, inspiration for creative writing and storytelling. If you haven’t started sharing folktales with your kids yet, get started with some of our suggestions. Young children love the fanciful nature of these stories, and older students will enjoy seeing how these legends tie in with the history and geography of different cultures.
What are your favorite folktales? If you have any suggestions to add to our list, let me know in the comments.
Our favorite folktale books for kids
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- A Year Full of Stories: 52 classic stories from all around the world
- American Tall Tales
- John Henry: An American Legend (Knopf Children’s Paperbacks)
- The Classic Tales of Brer Rabbit
- Johnny Appleseed
- Pecos Bill
- Jack and the Beanstalk
- The Three Pigs
- Joseph Had a Little Overcoat (Caldecott Honor Book)
- The Little Red Hen (Little Golden Book)
- The Little Red Hen (Paul Galdone Classics)
- Tops & Bottoms (Caldecott Honor Book)
- Sylvester and the Magic Pebble
- The Gingerbread Boy (Paul Galdone Classics)
- Stone Soup (Aladdin Picture Books)
- The Mitten
- It Could Always Be Worse: A Yiddish Folk Tale (Michael Di Capua Books)
- Monkey: A Trickster Tale from India
- The Legend of the Poinsettia
- The Legend of the Bluebonnet
- The Legend of the Indian Paintbrush
- Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters: An African Tale (Picture Puffin)
- Anansi the Spider: A Tale from the Ashanti
- The Empty Pot (An Owlet Book)
- Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding Hood Story from China
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