December 28, 2017

Bobby Norfolk is one of the most sought-after African-American storytellers in the country. He and his wife, Sherry, have authored five classic Anansi tales that are included in the Story Cove picture book series. When they aren’t traveling or performing at schools and...

October 20, 2017

Inevitably, the holidays make way for old memories and give rise to new ones. These holidays are a chance to introduce younger generations to the simple joy of telling stories.

February 28, 2017

Sometimes well-meaning people stop me and say they don't understand why anyone still reads fables to kids. They claim fables just aren't relevant in today's fast-paced world and since kids don't get the meanings anyway, why bother? After recovering from the initial sho...

October 3, 2016

“Scary storytelling gives us more than thrills and fun. It allows us to identify our fears, share them, and find a way to deal with them.”

August House has just released our fourth book of haunting tales from Roberta Simpson Brown, appropriately titled Scariest Stories...

September 21, 2016

What happens when the Queen of the Cold-Blooded Tales sees a head in the clouds or watches a ghost glide through a student's locker at school? She starts to write! Roberta Simpson Brown has dedicated her life's work to telling scary stories and teaching children –...

September 6, 2016

Sherry Norfolk describes herself as a “teaching artist.” In her own words, “someone who uses their art form to teach the curriculum.” Putting stories to work in classrooms is her creative passion, and she is committed to helping educators discover the myriad resources...

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