Best Kids Chapter Books About Folk lore

6 Kids Chapter Books About Folk lore

Updated Jan. 18, 2019
The Eel Question book
#1
The Eel Question
Written by Nicola Davies and illustrated by Beth Holland
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 8-11

Bound to serve a cruel master, Nant's curiosity never fails to get her into trouble. Some questions she had learned it was best not to ask, but every autumn the silver eels return, and so do her questions. Where do they come from? And where do they go? Be ready to feel a little bit of magic, and perhaps a few shivers down the spine.

Mother Cary's Butter Knife book
#2
Mother Cary's Butter Knife
Written by Nicola Davies and illustrated by Anja Uhren
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 8-11

A boy who falls in love with the sea. One in a series of short stories that explore the deeper, darker side of our connection with the natural world. Inspired by ancient folk tales and a love of nature. Be ready to feel a little bit of magic, and perhaps a few shivers down the spine.

Bee Boy and the Moonflowers book
#3
Bee Boy and the Moonflowers
Written by Nicola Davies and illustrated by Max Low
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 8-11

Azin and his nomadic family rely upon the Moonflowers to keep them alive. When his elders are taken ill, young Azin is left to guide the bees to these rare flowers and return with their precious honey, but he is not the only one seeking out their magic… The fifth in a series of six illustrated folk tales for children which explore the supernatural world, inspired by ancient folk tales and a love of nature. Be ready to feel a little bit of magic, and perhaps a few shivers down the spine.

The Selkie's Mate book
#4
The Selkie's Mate
Written by Nicola Davies and illustrated by Claire Jenkins, Nicola Davies
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 8-11

In a land where people flow between ocean and land, a seal and a fisherman sing together under a flowing moon. One in a series of tales that explore the deeper, darker side of our connection with the natural world. Be ready to feel a little bit of magic, and perhaps a few shivers down the spine.

Shadwos and Light book
#5
Shadwos and Light
Written by Nicola Davies and illustrated by Anastasia Izlesou
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 8-11

A girl who changes into a hare to evade a cruel lover. One in a series of short stories that explore the deeper, darker side of our connection with the natural world. Inspired by ancient folk tales and a love of nature. Be ready to feel a little bit of magic, and perhaps a few shivers down the spine.

Fearless Girls, Wise Women, and Beloved Sisters book
#6
Fearless Girls, Wise Women, and Beloved Sisters
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 6-10

Retells more than a hundred folktales form Europe, the Americas, Asia, the Pacific, Africa, and the Middle East that feature active heroines of all types.

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