The Tristan Strong trilogy is fast-paced, holding you gripped until the very last page of the final book in the series by Kwame Mbalia.
Tikki Tikki Tembo retells a popular Chinese folktale that has enchanted readers for generations—the adventures of a firstborn son and his younger brother.
Rosanne A. Brown discusses her debut novel, A SONG OF WRAITHS AND RUIN—already on the New York Time’s Bestseller list!
An intricately detailed and enormously entertaining read, A SONG OF WRAITHS AND RUIN will endlessly entertain teens and adults alike.
The Shadow in the Moon, by Christina Matula, is a unique blend of traditional folklore and contemporary customs brings the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival to life.
Readers that enjoy more traditional tales, such as Laura Ingalls Wilder’s “Little House Books”, and stories that embody magical realism, will certainly be swept up by this gently weaved saga steeped in folklore and the Icelandic frontier.
Bone Jack by Sara Crowe is not only a wonderful ghost story, but also an insightful portrayal of how folklore and superstition can trouble the human soul.
Ginger Nielson tells a soothing folktale set deep in the forest. When Little Bear asks, “Where did the stars come from?” Mother Bear leans in closely to share a Native American legend from “the far, far north.”
Everyone’s taste is different, of course, but my favorite fairy tales are ones that are irreducibly strange. When I was drafting my new novel, The Glass Casket, I kept thinking back to the fairy tales that appealed to me as a child. They were often lesser-known Grimm tales, the ones that had not been sanitized—their strangeness muted by a series of cheerful bowdlerizations.
We are so happy to share this Noodle.org graphic featuring fabulous book suggestions from brilliant librarian Betsy Bird.