Thursday, April 24, 2014

Mythology & Traditional Tales for Read Aloud and Independent Reading

Mythology & Traditional Tales for Reading Aloud
from The Earth Under Sky Bear's Feet:  Native American Poems of the Land. 

  1. Bruchac, Joseph (Abenaki).  (1995).  "The Scattered Stars" from The Earth Under Sky Bear's Feet:  Native American Poems of the Land.  New York:  Philomel Books.  (Cochiti Pueblo, Southwest) 
  2. Clayton, Sally Pomme. (2009). Persephone. Illustrated by Virginia Lee. Grand Rapids, MI: Eederman’s Books. (Greek) (610 L)
  3. Endredy, James. (2003). The Journey of Tunuri and the Blue Deer: A Huichol Indian Story. Illustrated by María Hernández de la Cruz (Huichol Sierra) and Casimiro de la Cruz López (Huichol Sierra). Rochester, VT: Bear Cub Books. (Huichol)
  4. Garcia, Emmett (Santa Ana Tribe).  (2006). Coyote and the Sky: How the Sun, Moon, and Stars Began. Illustrated by Victoria Pringle. Albuquerque, NM: University of New Mexico Press. (Tamaya Pueblo)
  5. Huser, Glen. (2013). Time for Flowers, Time for Snow: A Retelling of Legend of Demeter and Persephone. Illustrated by Phillippe Beha. Vancouver, BC: Tradewind Books. (Greek)
  6. Monroe, Jean Guard and Ray A. Williamson. (1987). “Coyote Scatters the Stars” (pp. 40-41). In They Dance in the Sky: Native American Star Myths. Illustrations by Edgar Stewart. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Company. (1070L) (Cochiti)
  7. Oughton, Jerrie. (1996). How the Stars Fell into the Sky: A Navajo Legend. Illustrated by Lisa Desimini. New York: Sandpiper. (780 L) (Navajo)
  8. Taylor, Harriet Peck. (1997). Coyote Places the Stars. New York: Aladdin. (Wasco) (780 L)

Mythology & Traditional Tales: Books for Independent and Paired Reading


  1. Aliki. (1997). The Gods and Goddesses of Olympus. New York: Trophy. (Greek) 
  2. Bruchac, Joseph (Abenaki) and Gayle Ross. (1995). The Story of the Milky Way: A Cherokee Tale.  Illustrated by Virginia A. Stroud. New York: Penguin. (Cherokee) (590 L)
  3. Catling, Patrick Skene. (2006). The Chocolate Touch. Illustrated by Margot Apple. New York: HarperCollins. (770 L)
  4. Chen, P.K. (2007). A Constellation Album: Stars and Mythology of the Night Sky. Illustrations by Patrick Gannon. Sky Publish.
  5. Clayton, Sally Pomme. (2014). Greek Myths. Illustrated by Jane Ray. London: Frances Lincoln.
  6. from King Midas and the Golden Touch
  7. Clayton, Sally Pomme. (2009). Persephone. Illustrated by Virginia Lee. Grand Rapids, MI: Eederman’s Books. (Greek) (610 L)
  8. Clayton, Sally Pomme. (2012). Greek Myths: Stories of Sun, Stone, and Sea. Illustrated by Jane Ray. London: Frances Lincoln. (Greek)
  9. Craft, Charlotte. (1999). King Midas and the Golden Touch. Illustrated by  Kinuko Y.Craft. New York: HarperCollins. (660 L)
  10. Craft, Charlotte. (1996). Cupid and Psyche. Illustrated by  Kinuko Y.Craft. New York: HarperCollins. 
  11. D'Aulaire, Ingri; D'Aulaire, Edgar Parin. (1992). D'Aulaires Book of Greek Myths. New York: Delacorte Books for Young Readers. (1070 L)
  12. Demi. (2002). King Midas: The Golden Touch. New York: Margaret K. McElderry Books, (Greek ) (510 L)
  13. Driscoll, Margaret. (2004). A Child’s Introduction to the Night Sky: The Story of the Stars, the Planets and Constellations--And How You Can Find Them in the Sky. New York: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers.
  14. Gaiman, Neil. (2009). Odd and the Frost Giants. New York: HarperCollins. (Norse) (820 L)
  15. Graphic Myths and Legends (Series)
  16. Hawthorne, Nathaniel. (2011). Tanglewood Tales. New York: HarperCollins. (1260 L)
  17. Jaffe, Nina. (2005). The Golden Flower: A Taino Myth from Puerto Rico. Illustrated by Enrique O. Sánchez. el Paso, TX: Pinata Books. (Puerto Rico)
  18. Karas, G. Brian. (2010). Young Zeus. New York: Scholastic. (570L)

  19. Kimmell, Eric A. (2008). The McElderry Book of Greek Myths. New York: Margaret K. McElderry Books. 
  20. Lock, Deborah. (2008). DK Greek Myths, Level 3. New York: DK Children’s.
  21. Love, Hallie N. (1999). Watakame’s Journey: The Story of the Great Flood and the New World. Illustrated by Huichol Artists.  Santa Fe, NM: Clear Light. (Huichol)
  22. Lupton, Hugh & Daniel Morden. (2013). Theseus and the Minotaur. Illustrated by Carole Henaff. Barefoot Books. (710L)
  23. Lupton, Hugh. (2013). Demeter and Persephone. Barefoot Books. (560L)
  24. Maryboy, Nancy (Cherokee/Navajo) and Begay, David. (Navajo). (2010). Sharing the Skies. Rio Nievo. (Navajo)
  25. Mayer, Mariana. (1998). Pegasus. Illustrated by  Kinuko Y.Craft. New York: HarperCollins. (960L)
  26. McCaughrean, Geraldine. (1992). Greek Myths. New York: Orchard. (670 L)
  27. Mitton, Jacqueline. (2006). Zoo in the Sky: A Book of Animal Constellations. Illustrated by Christina Balit. Washington DC. National Geographic. 
  28. Monroe, Jean Guard and Ray A. Williamson (Eds.). (1987). “The Little Girl Who Scatters the Stars.” In They Dance in the Sky: Native American Star Myths, pp. 37-39. Boston, MA Houghton Mifflin. (Pueblo)
  29. Montejo, Victor. (1999). Popol Vuh: A Sacred Book of the Maya. Illustrated by Luis Garay. David Unger, trans. Toronto: Douglas & McIntyre. (Guatemala)
  30. The Star People: A Lakota Story

  31. Mora, Pat. (2009). The Night the Moon Fell: A Maya Myth. Illustrated by Domi. Toronto: Groundwood. (Belize)
  32. Nelson. S.D. (Standing Rock Sioux Tribe). (2003). The Star People: A Lakota Story. New York: Harry N. Abrams. (Lakota)
  33. Osborne, Mary Pope. (1989). Favorite Greek Myths. Illustrated by Troy Howell. New York: Scholastic Press. (850 L)
  34. Philip, Neil. (2011). Mythology (DK Eyewitness). New York: DK Publishing.
  35. San Souci, Robert. (2000). Cut from the Same Cloth: American Women of Myth, Legend and Tall Tale. Illustrated by Brian Pinkney. New York: Puffin. (Hawaiian, Eskimo and Native American, among others) (1050 L)
  36. Stemple, Heidi. & Yolen, Jane. (2012). Jewish Fairy Tale Feast  A Literary Cookbook. Illustrated by Sima Elizabeth Shefrin. Vancouver, BC: Tradewind Books.
  37. Turnball, Ann. Greek Myths. (910L)
  38. Verniero, Joan C. and Robin Fitzsimmons (Eds.). (2004). An Illustrated Treasury of Read-Aloud Myths and Legends. New York: Black Dog & Leventhal Publisher. (890 L)
  39. Wilbur, Helen. (2008).  Z is for Zeus (A Sleeping Bear Alphabet). Sleeping Bear Press.
  40. Williams, Marcia. (2011). Greek Myths. Cambridge, MA: Candlewick. (Comics)
  41. Yolen, Jane. (1998).  Pegasus The Flying Horse. Illustrated by Ming Li.  New York: Penguin (530 L) (Greek)

  42. Yolen, Jane. (1997).  Wings.  Illustrated by Dennis Nolan.  San Diego, CA: Harcourt. (760 L) (Greek)

3 comments:

  1. Take a look at "Island of the Minotaurs: by Sheldon Oberlin and "Fairy TaleFeasts" and "Jewish Fairy Tale Feasts" by Jane Yolen.

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    1. Thanks for the additions will update my list:)

      Just found you on the internet. SO love your books!!

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    2. I'll send you some books to review! Send an address.

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