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Play Ball, Jackie!

Batter up! It's Jackie Robinson's first game in the major leagues. April 15, 1947, is a big day for ten-year-old Matty Romano. His dad is taking him to see his favorite team—the Brooklyn… Read More →

  • Lexile: 590
  • ATOS: 3.5
  • Dewey: [E]

The Great Moon Hoax

New Telescope Sees All! Amazing Secrets to Be Revealed! So the headlines read in the New York Sun one day in the summer of 1835. For a week straight, the newspaper printed stories and… Read More →

  • Lexile: 750
  • ATOS: 4.4
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Lizzie Newton and the San Francisco Earthquake

From the Series History Speaks: Picture Books Plus Reader's Theater

In the early morning on April 18, 1906, a terrible earthquake struck San Francisco, California. Lizzie Newton, who had been staying with her grandmother, woke up frightened but unhurt. She… Read More →

  • Lexile: 550
  • ATOS: 4.0
  • Dewey: 979.4'61051

Noah's Bark

Noah's trying to build an ark, but with the snakes quacking, the beavers crowing, and the pigs howling, he can't even hear himself think, much less make a giant boat. Pretty soon Noah's… Read More →

  • Lexile: 540
  • ATOS: 2.7
  • Dewey: [E]

Bokuden and the Bully: [A Japanese Folktale]

From the Series On My Own Folklore

Bokuden was a great swordsman who liked to travel. One day, while riding a ferry, a bully started bothering the other passengers. He took the best spot on the boat and waved his sword around… Read More →

  • Lexile: 530
  • ATOS: 3.3
  • Dewey: 398.2

How Coyote Stole the Summer: [A Native American Folktale]

From the Series On My Own Folklore

Brrr! Coyote is always cold! That’s because it’s winter all year long. But Old Woman has something amazing called summer. It’s tied up in a little bag in her tipi. Coyote and his friends… Read More →

  • Lexile: 500
  • ATOS: 3.6
  • Dewey: 398.2089'97

The Lion and the Hare: [An East African Folktale]

From the Series On My Own Folklore

The animals of the grasslands have a problem. A very hungry lion wants to eat them all! To keep the lion happy, they agree to send one animal for him to eat every day. When the hare learns it’ Read More →

  • Lexile: 410
  • ATOS: 3.1
  • Dewey: 398.2

Anansi and the Box of Stories: [A West African Folktale]

From the Series On My Own Folklore

The sky god Nyame owns all the stories in the world. He keeps them to himself in a box in his kingdom in the clouds. But Anansi thinks the stories should be shared by all creatures. So one… Read More →

  • Lexile: 580
  • ATOS: 3.2
  • Dewey: 398.2

Calamity Jane

From the Series On My Own Folklore

Calamity Jane was always in search of adventure. Nothing scared her—not rattlesnakes or wild horses or even Wild Bill Hickok. Quicksand could not keep her down. As an army scout, Calamity… Read More →

  • Lexile: 600
  • ATOS: 4.2
  • Dewey: 978.02'092

Casey Jones

From the Series On My Own Folklore

Casey Jones was the most famous railroad engineer there ever was. Casey had one hang up. He had to be on time. He expected his trains to be on time too. One night Casey was asked to drive a… Read More →

  • ATOS: 4.2
  • Dewey: 385.36092

John Henry

From the Series On My Own Folklore

Some folks say John Henry was born with a hammer in his hand. He sure loved to pound things and his muscles were harder than rocks. At work, John laid down tracks for the railroad company… Read More →

  • ATOS: 3.8
  • Dewey: 398.2'0973'02

Mike Fink

From the Series On My Own Folklore

Mike Fink was the best keelboater on the river, and he was the first to admit it. He knew the river’s tricks. He could ride a waterfall like a bucking bronco, and he even wrestled… Read More →

  • ATOS: 4.0
  • Dewey: 398.2'0973'02

Paul Bunyan

From the Series On My Own Folklore

Growing up, Paul Bunyan was always too big. Too big for the furniture. Too big for regular clothes. Too big to play with the other kids. But out among the tall trees in the great northern… Read More →

  • ATOS: 4.1
  • Dewey: 398.20973'02

Pecos Bill

From the Series On My Own Folklore

Folks might think Pecos Bill was nothing but trouble. After all, he was raised by coyotes in the Wild West. And he made friends with a gang of outlaws. But Bill had a heart of gold. All he… Read More →

  • ATOS: 4.1
  • Dewey: 398.2