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Storytelling Resources

Storytelling for Beginners

Rydell, Katy. A Beginner’s Guide to Storytelling.  National Storytelling Network; Katy Rydell edition. 2003.


Davis, Donald. Telling Your Own Story. August House. 2005.

MacDonald, M. R. The Storyteller's Start-Up Book: Finding, Learning, Performing and Using Folktales. August House. 2006.


How-To Books/Professional Storytelling

Ellis, Elizabeth.  From Plot to Narrative. Parkhurst Brothers Publishers, Inc.. 2012.


Niemi, Loren and Ellis, Elizabeth. Inviting the Wolf In: Thinking About Difficult Stories. August House. 2006


De Las Casas, D. The Story Biz Handbook: how to manage your storytelling career from the desk to the stage. Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited, 2008.


Norfolk, S., J. Stenson & D. Williams. The Storytelling Classroom: applications across the curriculum. Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited, 2006.


Sima, J. & K. Cordi. Raising Voices: creating youth storytelling groups and troupes. Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited, 2003.

Story Collection Books

Hold, David and Mooney, Bill Editors. Ready-To-Tell Tales: Sure-Fire Stories From America's Favorite Storytellers (Multicultural Resource: Stories & Tellers of Many Cultures). August. 2005.


MacDonald, M. R. Three Minute Tales: stories from around the world to tell or read when time is short. Little Rock, AR: August House, 2004.


Ellis, Elizabeth. Every Day A Holiday: A storyteller's memoir. Parkhurst Brothers Publishers Inc. 2014.


Storytelling Websites

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