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  • Grades: PreK–K, 1–2, 3–5

Bring your classroom together with these celebrated tales that appeal to everyone. You can take turns reading chapters from fantastic classics, teach youngsters about their cultural heritage through folktales, or let metaphorical tales and allegories inspire discussions of morals and values.

Read-Alouds

Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
Enter a world that just gets curiouser and curiouser filled with silly characters and unexpected adventure.

The Complete Tales of Winnie-the-Pooh by A. A. Milne
Discover the little joys and simple wisdom of a silly old bear and his friends in the Hundred Acre Wood.

The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis
Journey through the wardrobe and discover seven magical books of lions, witches, fauns, and giants.
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Eloise by Kay Thompson
Boredom is not an option with Eloise, the energetic and talkative girl who lives at the Plaza Hotel.

The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
Consider the costs and benefits of giving and receiving with this timeless tale of friendship.

Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift
Voyage to four marvelous lands with a kindhearted ship's surgeon.

Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crocket Johnson
Celebrate the power of imagination as Harold draws a lovely land of excitement.

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
Join Bilbo Baggins and a company of dwarves on an adventure to raid a dragon's treasure stash.
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The Little Prince by Antoine De Saint-Exupery
Journey from a planet no larger than a house across the galaxy and see life on Earth with new eyes.
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Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle by Betty MacDonald
Delight in the untraditional solutions to children's problems offered by the lady from the upside-down house.

Peter and the Wolf by Vladimir Vagin
Turn on Prokofiev's famous symphony to accompany the story of a boy who outwits a wicked wolf.

The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
Spend a season with the amiable Mole, the shy Badger, Toad the terrible driver, and the welcoming Water Rat.

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
Travel down the yellow brick road with Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Cowardly Lion, and the Tin Man.
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Folk and Fairy Tales

Aesop's Fables
These well-loved animal tales from ancient Greece teach how to be better human beings.
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The Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen
The original stories don't always end happily ever after but are sure to enchant readers young and old.

Grimm's Fairy Tales
From Snow White to Rumplestiltskin, the classic, magic (and sometimes tragic!) tales that have captivated generations.

Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling
Find out how the leopard got his spots, the origin of the camel's hump, and other animal mysteries.

The Adventure of Momotaro, the Peach Boy by Ralph F. McCarthy
Found floating inside a peach, a boy grows up to free a town from terrible demons.

The Bossy Gallito: A Traditional Cuban Folktale by Lucia M. González
A rooster gets in trouble on the way to his uncle's wedding.
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The Fortune-Tellers by Lloyd Alexander
A carpenter in Cameroon finds his life takes an unexpected twist after visiting a fortune-teller.

It Could Always Be Worse: A Yiddish Folktale by Margot Zemach
A rabbi explains to a struggling peasant that all misfortune is relative.

The Mitten: A Ukrainian Folktale by Jan Brett
A lost mitten is found by a bevy of animals and eventually returned to its owner.
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Perez and Martina: A Puerto Rican Folktale by Pura Belpre
Follow the ill-fated romance of Martina the cockroach and Perez the mouse.

Stone Soup by Ann McGovern
How can a hungry man convince a stingy woman to help make a tasty soup?
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Two of Everything: A Chinese Folktale by Lily Toy Hong
An old magic pot doubles all that's put it in it even people!

Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears: A West African Tale by Verna Aardema
Learn how a tiny rumor can make a huge commotion in this Caldecott-winning allegory.
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  • Subjects:
    Literature, Literature Appreciation
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