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Resources for Storytellers

prepared by: Susanna Holstein
Kanawha County Public Library
Spring 1997

Table of Contents:

How to Tell
What to Tell
Methods for Telling


How to Tell

The Storytelling Handbook: A Young People's Collection of Unusual Tales and Helpful Hints on How to Tell Them
Anne Pellowski
Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers, 1995

Caroline Feller Bauer's New Handbook for Storytellers
Caroline Feller Bauer
American Library Association, 1993

The Art of Storytelling: Creative Ideas for Preparation and Performance
Marsh Cassady
Meriwether, 1994

Storytelling Step by Step
Marsh Cassady
Resource Publications, 1990

The Storyteller's Start-Up Book: Finding, Learning, Performing, and Using Folktales Including Twelve Tellable Tales
Margaret Read MacDonald
August House Publishers, 1993.

Storytelling with Music, Puppets, and Arts for Libraries and Classrooms
William H. Painter
Library Professional Publications, 1982

The Storyteller's Sourcebook: A Subject, Title, and Motif Index to Folklore Collections for Children
Margaret Read MacDonald
Neal Schuman Publishers, 1982


What to Tell

Thirty-three Multicultural Tales to Tell
Pleasant DeSpain
August House, 1993

Twenty-two Splendid Tales to Tell From Around the World
Pleasant DeSpain
August House, 1994

Eleven Nature Tales: A Multicultural Journey
Pleasant DeSpain
August House Publishers, 1996

Apples From Heaven: Stories About Stories and Storytelling
Naomi Baltuk
Linnet Books, 1995

The Golden Hoard: Myths and Legends of the World
retold by Geraldine McCaughrean
Margaret K. McEldery Books, 1995

Trickster Tales: Forty Stories from Around the World
retold by Josepha Sherman
August House Publishers, 1996

Nursery Tales from Around the World
Judy Sierra
Clarion Books, 1996

Short-Short Stories
Jean Warren
Totline Press, 1987

Favorite Scary Stories of American Children
Richard and Judy Dockery Young
August House Publishers, 1990

Short and Shivery: Thirty Chilling Tales
Robert D. San Souci
Doubleday, 1987

The Scary Story Reader
Richard and Judy Dockery Young
August House, 1993

Best-Loved Stories Told at the National Storytelling Festival
August House, 1991

Ready-to-Tell Tales: Surefire Stories from America's Favorite Storytellers
edited by David Holt and Bill Mooney
August House Publishers, 1994

Stories to Tell a Cat
Alvin Schwartz
HarperCollins, 1992

The Folktale Cat
edited by Frank De Caso
August House, 1993

Stories to Solve: Folktales from Around the World
George Shannon
Greenwillow Books, 1985

Wonder Tales
edited by Marina Warner
Strauss & Giroux, 1996

How Rabbit Tricked Otter and Other Cherokee Trickster Tales
Gayle Ross
Harper Collins Publishers, 1994

Juba This and Juba That
selected by Virginia Tashjian
Little, Brown, 1995

Misoso: Once Upon a Time Tales From Africa
retold by Verna Aardema
Random House, 1994

Multicultural Folktales: Stories to Tell Young Children
Judy Sierra
Oryx Press, 1991

Story Vine: A Sourcebook of Unusual and Easy-to-Tell Stories From Around the World
Anne Pellowski
Collier Macmillan, 1984

Teeny-Tiny Folktales
Warren Publishing House, 1987

More Best-Loved Stories Told at the National Storytelling Festival
National Storytelling Press, 1992

Haunted Bayou and Other Cajun Ghost Stories
JJ Reneaux
August House, 1994

Why the Possum's Tail is Bare and Other Classic Southern Stories
selected and compiled by Jimmy Neil Smith
Avon Books, 1993

African-American Folktales for Young Readers
Richard Young and Judy Dockery Young
August House, 1993

Jump Up and Say! A Collection of Black Storytelling
Linda Goss and Clay Goss
Simon and Schuster, 1995

Tales for Telling: From Around the World
selected by Mary Medlicott
Kingfisher Books, 1992, 1991

Mother Goose's Playhouse: Toddler Tales and Nursery Rhymes, with Patterns for Puppets and Feltboards
Judy Sierra and Bob Kaminski
Media Arts, 1994

Many Voices: True Tales from America's Past
National Storytelling Association
National Storytelling Press, 1995

Homespun Tales from America's Favorite Storytellers
edited by Jimmy Neil Smith
Crown Publishing, 1988

Russian Gypsy Tales
collected by Yefim Druts and Alexi Gessler
Interlink Books, 1992, 1986

Wildlife Folklore
Laura C. Martin
Globe Pequot Press, 1994


Methods for Telling

Straw Into Gold: Books and Activities About Folktales
Jan Irving and Robin Currie
Teacher Ideas Press, 1993

The Real Happily Ever After Book: 21 Favorite Fairy Tales
Incentive Publications, 1980

Flannelboard Classic Tales
Doris Lynn Hicks
ALA, 1997

Holiday Folding Stories
Christina Petrell Kallevig
Storytime Ink International, 1992

Tell 'n' Draw Stories
(also More Tell and Draw Stories, 1969)
Margaret J. Oldfield
Creative Storytime Press, 1963

Flannelboard Storytelling Book
Judy Sierra
HW Wilson, 1987

Storybook Connections: Fairytales From A to Z
Mary Bannister
Monday Morning Books, 1995

Folding Stories
Christina Petrell Kallevig
Storytime Ink International, 1991

Alleyside Book of Flannelboard Stories: 20 Ready-to-Tell Flannelboard Stories with Easy Patterns
Alleyside Press, 1991

Sound and Action Stories
Jerry J Mallet and Timothy S Ervin
Alleyside Press, 1992

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