Welcome to Aaron’s home page! Here are loads of free treats and resources for teachers, librarians, storytellers, children’s authors, kids, and more—all from award-winning author Aaron Shepard. You’ll also find useful info on Aaron and his books. A complete menu is below, so just scroll down and enjoy.
Watch Aaron Read!
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Folktales, fairy tales, tall tales, myths, legends, and more—all told by Aaron.
Resources for reader’s theater (or readers theatre).
Resources for storytelling.
Special features for Aaron’s books, stories, and scripts.
Helpful guides to Aaron’s books, stories, and scripts.
Book and media lists from Aaron’s writing research.
Resources for writing children’s books and publishing them.
Resources for writing and publishing as a kid.
Lessons passed down in folk and fairy tales.
Aaron’s favorite quotes on life and learning.
Aaron’s tribute to his mother, Lillian (1929–2003).
A few other Web sites of interest.
Things to help you get to know the author.
On Aaron’s books for kids and the young at heart.
On Aaron’s books for grown-ups.
How to arrange a visit to your school, library, or conference.
Who Is Aaron Shepard?
Aaron Shepard is the author of many books, stories, and scripts for young people, as well as professional books and resources for writers and educators. He has also worked professionally in both storytelling and reader’s theater, as a performer, director, and teacher trainer.
Aaron’s lively and meticulous retellings of folktales and other traditional literature have found homes with more than a dozen children’s book publishers, large and small, and with the world’s top children’s literary magazines. They have won him honors from the American Library Association, the New York Public Library, the Bank Street College of Education, the National Council for the Social Studies, and the American Folklore Society.
Aaron’s extensive Web site, visited by thousands of teachers and librarians each week, is known internationally as a prime resource for folktales, storytelling, and reader’s theater, while his stories and scripts have been featured in textbooks from publishers worldwide, including Scholastic, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, SRA, The College Board, Pearson Education, National Geographic, Oxford University Press, Barron’s, Hodder Education, and McGraw-Hill.
Aaron has lived in both the United States and Canada. With his wife, fellow author, and sometimes illustrator, Anne L. Watson, he currently lives in Washington state, where he continues to write, publish, and photograph.