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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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  The Adventures of Hershel of Ostropol
Trina Schart Hyman (Illustrator), Eric A. Kimmel (Reteller)
Stories told by the famous Jewish folk hero who lived during the first part of the nineteenth century.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
  American Tall Tales
Michael McCurdy (Illustrator), Mary Pope Osborne (Reteller)
Nine stories of early American folk heroes, including Johnny Appleseed and Davy Crockett.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
  Angels Ride Bikes and Other Fall Poems/Los ángeles andan en bicicleta y otros poemas de otono
Francisco X. Alarcón (Author), Maya Christina Gonzalez (Illustrator)
A renowned Mexican-American poet revisits and celebrates his childhood memories of fall in the city.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
  The Ant and the Grasshopper
Retold and Illustrated by
Amy Lowry Poole
A colony of industrious ants busily prepares for winter while a grasshopper makes no plans for the cold weather to come.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
  Antelope Woman: An Apache Folktale
Retold and Illustrated by
Michael Lacapa
A story of love that teaches us to honor all life.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
  Asher and the Capmakers: A Hanukkah Story
Will Hillenbrand (Illustrator), Eric A. Kimmel (Author)
A tale of Asher's extraordinary adventure to borrow an egg so his mother can make latkes for Hanukkah.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
  Baba Yaga
Retold and Illustrated by
Katya Arnold
A Russian folktale about a young man who cleverly outsmarts a witch.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
  Baba Yaga: A Russian Folktale
Eric A. Kimmel (Author), Megan Lloyd (Illustrator)
When a terrible witch vows to eat her for supper, a little girl escapes with the help of a towel, a comb and kindness.
[Grade Level: Pre-K - 3]
  Babushka Baba Yaga
Written and Illustrated by
Patricia Polacco
A lesson in the power of love and in not judging others by their appearance.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
  Beyond the Ridge
Written and Illustrated by
Paul Goble
A Plains Indian woman experiences the afterlife.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
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