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Bartlett Public Library District, 800 South Bartlett Road, Bartlett, IL 60103

Common Core Standards for 3rd Grade (RL 3.2)


Recount stories, including fables, folktales, and myths from diverse cultures; determine the central message, lesson, or moral and explain how it is conveyed through the key details in the text.


African Mythology by Linda Jackobs Altman

A collection of myths shaped by the cultures and beliefs of Africa, featuring creator gods, tricksters, shape-changing animals, and heroes who overcome unthinkable.


A Story, a Story, an African Tale by Gail E. Haley

Recounts how most African folk tales came to be called “Spider Stories.”


The Dragon of Krakow and Other Polish Stories by Richard Monte

A charming collection of Polish legends, myths and lore with black-and-white illustrations throughout.


Fables by Arnold Lobel

Twenty original fables about an array of animals and characters from crocodiles to ostrich.


Greek Myths by Ann Turnbull

A collection of classic Greek mythology.


Mesoamerican Myths by Anita Dalal

Myths from various Mesoamerican cultures, including: Aztec, Maya, and Inca.


Rabbit Makes a Monkey of Lion: A Swahili Tale by Verna Aardema

With the help of his friends Bush-rat and Turtle, smart and nimble Rabbit makes a fool of the mighty slow-witted king of the forest.


Russian Folk-Tales by James Riordan

A collection of Russian folk-tales. Includes many beloved classics.


Whale’s Canoe: A Tale from Australia by Joanna Troughton

A traditional Aboriginal tale relating how the animals of Australia used Whale’s canoe to travel to that from a distant shore.


Bartlett Public Library District
800 S. Bartlett Road
Bartlett, IL 60103
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