Herb, The Vegetarian Dragon

Meet Herb, a dragon who knows how to stay true to his values even in the stickiest of situations.When he is captured by the castle's knights in armour, vegetarian Herb is faced with a difficult decision: will he eat meat in order to save his own life?  

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Magic Stories: Starlight Grey and Cara and the Wizard

Discuss two magical early reader chapter books with your family! Discover an enchanting story with a boy and magical horse in Starlight Grey, and step inside the magic and wonder of the Irish folktale, Cara and the Wizard. 

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Lin Yi's Lantern

Lin Yi wants nothing more than a red rabbit lantern; but first he must buy the things his mother needs at the market. This heartwarming story shows the rewards of putting others first, and includes educational notes at the end about the Chinese moon festival, life in rural China, and the legend of the moon fairy.

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The Miracle of the First Poinsettia

Native to Mexico, beautiful poinsettia plants decorate homes around the world every Christmas. But few people know the traditional Mexican tale about how the poinsettia first came to be. Gather your family and be transported to Old-World Mexico as a young girl's trust leads to a miracle.
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The Princess and the Pea

The sensitive prince is searching for a bride when he meets a girl who appears at the palace door seeking shelter. The queen makes up a bed for her, and slips a single green pea under the mattress. Could she be the one the prince has been looking for?

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The Story of Divaali

Discover the powerful and captivating story of how Divaali, the Indian festival of lights, was born. This rendition of the age-old Indian epic The Ramayana is brimming with action and adventure, drama and triumph.
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The Mountains of Tibet

After a Tibetan woodcutter dies, he is taken on a journey through the cosmos and all the places on Earth. Use our guide to discuss the important themes of this gentle and inspiring look at life after death.

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The Barefoot Book of Jewish Tales

This engaging collection includes eight delightful tales from the Jewish tradition. Each story has been chosen for its appeal to families and each has a simple — yet powerful — message. Written by Rabbi Shoshana Boyd Gelfand, this is a fantastic set of stories to share and discuss in your Barefoot Book Club.
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Animal Stories: The Hungry Wolf and Masha and the Bear

Can a girl outsmart a bear? Can a lamb get the better of a wolf? Discuss the entertaining characters and hilarious plots of the two newest titles in our Animal Stories series.
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The Barefoot Book of Animal Tales

Use our discussion guide to talk in depth about the nine fun-filled animal adventures. Gathered from cultures all over the world, the traditional tales teach the importance of community, bravery, kindness, and a sense of humor.
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Monster Stories: Grim, Grunt and Grizzle-Tail

When the king's daughters disobey him, he turns them into oranges. But the monsters Grim and Grunt want to take the orange princesses for themselves! Will Pedro, the palace worker the girls teased, save them? And is Grizzle-Tail as evil as his brothers?
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Greek Myths: Orpheus and Eurydice

When Orpheus’s bride Eurydice is killed by a snakebite on their wedding day, Orpheus’s world is shattered. The young widower must journey to the Underworld to negotiate with Hades himself to win his bride back. Can love triumph over the dark power of the Underworld?
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The Barefoot Book of Earth Tales

Learn how different cultures around the world set out to live in harmony with the natural world in this popular anthology, now in paperback. The seven folk tales promote green living and respect for our world.
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The Girl with a Brave Heart

Shiraz has a miserable life in Tehran with her stepmother and stepsister, who treat her like a servant. When Shiraz's ball of wool rolls into the garden next door, she spends the day helping and caring for the old lady who lives there, with miraculous results. Then her stepmother sends her own daughter off on the same mission... but will the results be the same?
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Finn at Clee Point

Finn's whole village is buzzing about the school fishing competition, and ten-year-old Finn is determined to win. But when he goes out to Clee Point to set his lines and befriends the Finer family, he learns a difficult lesson about loyalty, friendship and long-hidden secrets.
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Mama Panya's Pancakes

Glimpse into a Kenyan village with the story of Mama Panya and Adika’s market day and learn an important lesson about community and the rewards of sharing.
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