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August House Book of Scary Stories: Spooky Tales for Telling Out Loud

“The Boy Who Drew Cats” by Judy Sima

Scary stories. Everyone loves to hear them and everyone loves to tell them. Scary stories are particularly popular with upper-elementary and middle school kids, and the selections included here have been specially selected with them in mind.

Contributed by storytellers who work in schools and after school settings, these stories have been crafted for telling out loud and have been tested before the most discerning critics – the kids themselves!

Includes enhanced features such as performance tips, background information on the stories, and profiles on the contributing storytellers. This collection works on many levels: as an enticement for reluctant readers, as a resource book for adults who work with them, or as a collection for kits to share at campouts and sleepovers.

The Storytelling Classroom: Applications Across the Curriculum

The Storytelling Classroom is an inspiring, practical and immediately applicable collection of pre-K through eighth grade lesson plans by and for teachers and media specialists who use storytelling in the classroom and storytellers who work in the classroom. Each lesson plan is linked to National Standards in Language Arts Social Studies, Math or Science and accompanied by an essay which provides a glimpse of the alchemy that occurs when students, teachers and story are brought together: student engagement, classrooms that are alive with thinking students, LEARNING!

The StoryWatchers Club

The StoryWatchers Club series of DVDs is a wonderful tool enabling parents and techers to expose kids to global cultures, the sciences, and humorous tales through fun-filled, imaginative performances.

Have fun while understanding the importance of having good character right alongside our StoryWatchers Clubhouse gang as they learn some simple yet powerful lessons. And enjoy these stories by some of the nation’s top professional storytellers. One of them being Judy Sima, who illustrates how teamwork can be more rewarding than going it alone in the retelling of the funny Russian folktale, The Great Big Enormous Turnip (click here to see a video clip). More info at

Telling Stories to Children

“Storyteller’s Bookshelf” by Judy Sima

“Selecting Age Appropriate Stories” by Judy Sima

Published by National Storytelling Press

A Beginner’s Guide to Storytelling

“Storyteller’s Bookshelf” by Judy Sima

Published by National Storytelling Press


Tales as Tools

“Turning Parents into Tellers” by Judy Sima

Storytelling: Pathways to Literacy

“Parent Tellers” by Judy Sima