The OgreWelcome to a World of Stories! 

Folktales from Around the Globe

There is nothing like a good picture book to stir a child's imagination and create excitement about reading. Over the years, August House has published an extensive collection of award-winning children's picture books with stories from the world’s great oral traditions. Now, many of these folktales are available online as animated stories with read-to-me versions, as well as read-along narratives supported by differentiated lesson plans aligned with the Common Core Standards.  

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Sample Story

Roosters Night Out
Roosters Night Out
How Tiger got his Stripes
How Tiger got his Stripes
The Cleverest Thief
The Cleverest Thief
The Magic Pot
The Magic Pot
The Magic Apple
The Magic Apple
The Clever Monkey
The Clever Monkey
The Archer and the Sun
The Archer and the Sun
The Well of Truth
The Well of Truth
Anansi goes to Lunch
Anansi goes to Lunch
The Drum
The Drum
A Tale of Two Frogs
A Tale of Two Frogs
The Stolen Smell
The Stolen Smell
The Ogre Bully
The Ogre Bully
Growing Gold
Growing Gold
The Clever Monkey Rides Again
The Clever Monkey Rides Again
Anansi and the Sky Kingdom
Anansi and the Sky Kingdom
Anansi and Turtle go to Dinner
Anansi and Turtle go to Dinner
Juan Bobo sends Pig to Mass
Juan Bobo sends Pig to Mass
Anansi and the Tug O War
Anansi and the Tug O War
Anansi and the Pot of Beans
Anansi and the Pot of Beans
The Bear, the Bat, and the Dove
The Bear, the Bat, and the Dove
Why Koala has a Stumpy Tail
Why Koala has a Stumpy Tail

Who Uses Story Cove?

The Story Cove online resources and paperback books are popular with kids, especially emerging readers and kids who are becoming proficient readers. Teachers and parents throughout the US, UK, Australia, Canada, and Asia have been effectively using these animated stories, picture books, and lesson plans to: 

  • Strengthen core reading skills (Comprehension, Phonics, Fluency, and Vocabulary)
  • Expand a child’s world view
  • Nurture a child’s love of reading
  • Increase a child’s understanding of different cultural traditions
  • Reinforce positive character traits and values
  • Provide a model for decision-making with positive and negative consequences

We invite you to experience Story Cove by viewing our Sample Story.

Anansi and the Sky Kingdom Growing Gold Juan Bobo sends the Pig to Mass The Cleverest Thief