Storytelling Bibliography


  • Barton, Bob, and David Booth, Stories in the Classroom: Storytelling, Reading Aloud, and Role Playing with Children, Heineman, 1990.
  • Bettleheim, Bruno, The Uses of Enchantment: The Meaning and Importance of Fairy Tales, Vintage, 1997.
  • Birch, Carol, The Whole Story Handbook, August House, 2000.
    A short and useful guide on to work on a story for telling. With extensive bibliography.
  • Calvino, Italo, Italian Folktales, Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, 1980.
    A huge book of classic stories by a master.
  • Collins, Rives and Pamela J. Cooper, The Power of Stories, Waveland Press 1997
  • Davis, Donald, Writing as a Second Language, August House, 2000.
  • Egan, Kieran, Teaching as Story Telling, University of Chicago Press, 1986.
  • Egan, Kieran, Imagination in Teaching and Learning, University of Chicago Press, 1992.
  • Hamilton, Martha and Mitch Weiss, Children Tell Stories, Richard C. Owen Publishers, 2005.
    The handbook for using storytelling in classroom settings
  • Holt, David and Bill Mooney, The Storytellers Guide, August House, 1996.
  • Holt, David and Bill Mooney, Ready-to-Tell Tales, August House, 1995.
    A collection of stories told by professional tellers that are simple and straightforward.
  • Holt, David and Bill Mooney, More Ready-to-Tell Tales, August House, 2000.
  • Sawyer, Ruth, The Way of the Storyteller, Viking, 1942, revised 1962, Penguin Books, rep

Additional Resources

National Storytelling Network ( is an American membership network of storytellers and educators offering conferences, workshops and resources.


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