Understanding Appalachia Through Children’s Books

Celebrate Appalachia at your library! Here are some children’s books to help you get started. There are many, many more! Please ask your librarian.

Appalachia: The Voices of Sleeping Birds by Cynthia Rylant

Folk and Country Music by Roger Thomas

Foxfire Book of Toys and Games by Linda Garland Page and Hilton Smith

Grandfather Tales by Richard Chase

Granny Will Your Dog Bite and Other Mountain Rhymes by Gerald Milnes

Growing Up in a Holler in the Mountains by Karen Gravelle

Jack and the Wonder Beans by James Still

Jack Tales by Richard Chase

Making Music: 6 Instruments You Can Create by Eddie Herschel Oates

Making Musical Things by Ann Wiseman

Mama Is a Miner by George Ella Lyon

Mountain Jack Tales by Gail Haley

Mule Eggs by Cynthia DeFelice

Music in the Wood by Cornelia Cornelissen

Sody Sallyratus by Joanne Compton

Sody Salleratus by Aubrey Davis

Sody Sallyratus by Teri Sloat

Tall Tales From the High Hill by Ellis Credle

Turkey in the Straw by Barbara Shook Hazen

Whoppers: Tall Tales and Other Lies Collected from American Folklore by Alvin Schwartz

Wide-Mouthed Frog by Rex Schneider

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