Below I have gathered a round up of fantastic picture books to use to expose your child to some wonderful legends, myths, and other folktales from around the world!

It’s always exciting to read a folktale around the world when you are studying a particular country.

folktales

My suggestion is to first head to your local library to find these folktales around the world before you purchase any of these gems. Also, you can find a few folktales online. 

I absolutely love when my students complete a notebook page with this free folktale graphic organizer. It makes them really think deep about the folktale or fable and how it relates to them.

I also have these free reading genre posters hanging up in my classroom. They are perfect for homeschoolers, too.

Asia

Africa

Australia/Oceania

Europe

North America

South America

The Artic/Antarctic

What’s your favorite folktale from around the world?