Monday, April 28, 2008

Library League themes - Types of Literature

Tall Tales
  • The Legend of John Henry by Terry Small
  • Johnny Appleseed by Steven Kellogg
Craft: 3-d Johnny Appleseed mobile – apple, tree and cooking pot.
Traditional Fairy Tales
  • Snow White and Rose Red
  • Ouch! A tale from Grimm retold by Natalie Babbitt
Craft: Crowns made from gold and silver bulletin board boarder (top edge is wavey), and decorated with stickers, gems, beads, feathers, etc.
Multicultural Fairy Tales
  • Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding Hood Story from China translated by Ed Young
  • Gator Gumbo: A Spicy-Hot Southern Tale by Candace Fleming
Craft: puppets on tongue depressors/large craft sticks. Puppets were the characters from Gator Gumbo. The skunk, otter and opossum were black and white pictures printed out for the children to color. The gator was from this site:

Fractured Fairy Tales

  • The Wolf Who Cried Boy by Bob Hartman
  • Cinder Edna by Ellen Jackson
Craft: Children were asked to write and illustrate their own fractured fairy tale.


  • Kind Midas by John Warren Stewig
  • Androcles and the Lion by Dennis Nolan
Craft: Mosaics using black cardstock as the background and various colored papers cut into squares.


  • Selections from Aesop’s Fables retold by Brad Sneed
No Craft. Valentine’s Day party instead (due to a snowstorm, the events were combined)

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