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Adapted Stories
These titles are adaptations of traditional folklore, childhood songs, nursery rhymes, or stories and can easily be compared to the original, traditional version and/or other adaptations.
Maggie Magpie patiently explains 
how to build a nest. This clever 
retelling of an old English folktale 
teaches the importance of 
careful listening. A fun-filled Southwestern spin 
on a famous fable flavored with 
repetition for preschoolers and 
puns for older children, this book 
is tasty reading for all! Daisylocks needs the right habitat 
to grow. The beach is too soft, the 
rainforest too wet, and the desert 
too dry. Will she find the place that 
is just right? Catchy twists on traditional songs 
have children chiming in about 
cactuses, camels, and more as they 
learn about the world’s desert habitat, 
flora, and fauna. A retelling of a Cherokee 
pourquoi folktale to explain 
how we got fire and why 
some animals look the way 
they do. Modeled after The Wizard of Oz, 
this enchanting story describes a 
young giraffe who suffers from a 
fear of heights and his journey 
to overcome the doubt that holds 
him back. Chicken Little may have thought 
the sky was falling but Peter Pika 
is sure the glaciers are melting 
and is off to talk to the Mountain 
Monarch about it.
An adaptation of “This is the House 
that Jack Built, Nursery rhymes go nautical, 
from sea to shining sea, in 
this fanciful book of familiar 
children’s verse with a twist. 
Ideal for read-aloud, this book 
will bring laughter and joy…
and just maybe the smell of salt 
water in the air! Children learn about the wide 
variety of creatures lurking in 
the lush Amazon rainforest in 
this award-winning adaptation 
of The Green Grass Grew All 
Around. Why do trees lose their leaves? 
Find out with Papa Sparrow in 
this pourquoi folktale. A town plagued by tornadoes 
needs help! Travis the tornado 
tamer comes into town with a 
plan. With tornado season on 
the horizon, will his invisible 
cover save their homes? Henry Hare challenges Tess 
Tortoise to a one mile race. 
Who will go the distance - 
5280 feet?   From the roots that anchor the tree 
to the sun that shines on its leaves, 
discover the intricate and fascinating 
ecosystem of a tree through the 
eyes of bear on his journey for a 
tasty treat.
This delightful adaptation of the 
children’s classic, ‘Twas the 
Night Before Christmas, takes 
readers to the zoo, as preparations 
are under way for Zoo Day. But 
things aren’t going according to 
plan . . .
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