Children's Literature
that Reflects
Appalachian Culture
 
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These books are alphabetized by author's last name.  Each book is linked to Amazon.com where you may read reviews or order the books. The books contained in this list represent children's literature currently available and are not necessarily recommended by the author of this site for multicultural studies.  If you find books on this page that you feel do not accurately represent Appalachians, please email me and let me know your objections.  Thank you.

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A Regular Flood of Mishap
                     by Tom Birdseye, Megan Lloyd (Illustrator), Megan Loyd (Illustrator)
                     Reading level: Ages 4-8
                     School & Library Binding - 1 pages (March 1994)
                     Holiday House; ISBN: 0823410706
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My Great-Aunt Arizona
                     by Gloria Houston, Susan Condie Lamb, Susan Condie Lamb (Illustrator)
                     Reading level: Ages 4-8
                     Paperback - 32 pages Reprint edition (April 1997)
                     HarperTrophy; ISBN: 0064433749

The Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree : An Appalachian Story
                     by Gloria McLendon Houston, Barbara Cooney (Illustrator)
                     Reading level: Ages 4-8
                     Hardcover - 32 pages (September 1988)
                     Dial Books for Young Readers; ISBN: 080370299X

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Swamp Angel
                     by Anne Isaacs, Paul O. Zelinsky (Illustrator)
                     Reading level: Ages 4-8
                     Hardcover - 1 pages (September 1994)
                     E P Dutton; ISBN: 0525452710

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Amber on the Mountain
                     by Tony Johnston, Robert Duncan (Illustrator)
                     Reading level: Ages 4-8
                     Hardcover - 1 pages (June 1994)
                     Dial Books for Young Readers; ISBN: 0803712197

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Sally Ann Thunder Ann Whirlwind Crockett : A Tall Tale
                     by Steven Kellogg (Illustrator)
                     Reading level: Ages 4-8
                     Hardcover - 1 pages (September 1995)
                     William Morrow & Company; ISBN: 0688140424

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Good Times on Grandfather Mountain
                     by Jacqueline Briggs Martin, Susan Gaber (Illustrator)
                     Reading level: Baby-Preschool
                     Hardcover - 1 pages (March 1992)
                     Orchard Books; ISBN: 0531059774

The Rag Coat
                     by Lauren A. Mills
                     Reading level: Ages 4-8
                     School & Library Binding - 32 pages (September 1991)
                     Little Brown & Co (Juv Trd); ISBN: 0316574074

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Aunt Nancy and Cousin Lazybones
                     by Phyllis Root, David Parkins (Illustrator)
                     Reading level: Ages 4-8
                     School & Library Binding - 32 pages 1 Us Ed edition
                     (October 1998)
                     Candlewick Pr; ISBN: 1564024253

Appalachia : The Voices of Sleeping Birds
                     by Cynthia Rylant, Barry Moser (Illustrator)
                     Reading level: Ages 4-8
                     Paperback - 32 pages 1st voyage edition (September
                     1998)
                     Voyager Picture Book; ISBN: 015201893X

The Relatives Came
                     by Cynthia Rylant, Stephen Gammell (Illustrator)
                     Reading level: Ages 4-8
                     Paperback Reprint edition (August 1993)
                     Aladdin Paperbacks; ISBN: 0689717385

When I Was Young in the Mountains
                     by Cynthia Rylant
                     Reading level: Ages 4-8
                     Paperback Reprint edition (December 1992)
                     E P Dutton; ISBN: 0140548750
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Hillbilly Night Afore Christmas
                     by Thomas Noel Turner, James Rice (Illustrator), Clement Clarke Moore (Photographer)
                     Reading level: Ages 4-8
                     Hardcover - 32 pages (November 1983)
                     Pelican Pub Co; ISBN: 088289367X
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With a Whoop and a Holler : A Bushel of Lore from Way Down South
                     by Nancy Van Laan, Scott Cook (Illustrator), Nancy Van Laan
                     Reading level: Ages 9-12
                     School & Library Binding - 112 pages 1 Ed edition (April
                     1998)
                     Atheneum; ISBN: 068981061X
 

Related Websites:

http://www.shepherd.wvnet.edu/passweb/links.htm
Fabulous site!!!!  Appalachian Resources on the Web

http://www.Civicnet.org/webmarket/appcult1.html
Appalachian People and Culture

http://saturn.vcu.edu/~acmorton/appalachia/bottom.htm
 This page is here to provide links to important resources regarding life in Appalachia.

http://mcweb.martin.k12.ky.us/hillsweb/
Appalachian culture.

http://histcrab.netscope.net/page5.html
Research, arts, cultural, and folklore sites of area interest

http://www.uky.edu/Subject/appal.html
Appalachian Resources - The University of Kentucky

http://www.carolhurst.com/subjects/appalachia.html
Carol Hurst's Literature Page:  Appalachia
 
 
 

No attempt has been made to evaluate the literary quality of each work nor its appropriateness in terms of cultural content. It is left to teachers to determine each book's appropriateness/relevance to his/her children and curriculum.

 

 

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