Books in this category include some traditional and some non-traditional versions of stories and poems from around the world. Some of these tales convey life lessons; others are intended to delight and amuse the reader or listener. Some of the poems were written by children.
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All Books in the Folktales, Legends & Poems Category
Feathers Heather Forest (Author), Marcia Cutchin (Illustrator) Appearing before a wise rabbi, a woman who has damaged the reputation of another insincerely vows to make amends. The rabbi, fearing that she has not learned her lesson, instructs her to gather all the feathers released into the wind from a feather pillow, a task that drives home the damaging nature of gossip. [Grade Level: 2 - 5]
Feelings Written by Aliki This book uses poems and pictures to describe the various emotions that all humans feel: happiness, sadness, jealousy, joy, fear and love. [Grade Level: Pre-K - 3]
The Ghost and Lone Warrior: An Arapaho Legend Written and Illustrated by C. J. Taylor This Arapaho Indian legend tells the story of Lone Warrior who courageously leads a hunting expedition, but is hurt by an accident that occurs during the expedition. Lone Warrior is left behind by the hunting party and must overcome many different obstacles to survive. [Grade Level: 2 - 4]