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.


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.





North America

South America

The Artic/Antarctic

What’s your favorite folktale from around the world?