Aaron Shepard
Aaron Shepard’s Home Page

Stories ~ Scripts ~ And More

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.

Aaron Shepard reading
Watch Aaron Read!

King o’ the Cats

(11 minutes)

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The Chamber Readers
Special Feature with Video!

The Chamber Readers

Readers Theater on Zoom
Special Feature with Video!

Reader’s Theater on Zoom

Aaron’s World of Stories

Folktales, fairy tales, tall tales, myths, legends, and more—all told by Aaron.

Aaron’s RT Page

Resources for reader’s theater (or readers theatre).

Aaron’s Storytelling Page

Resources for storytelling.

Aaron’s Extras

Special features for Aaron’s books, stories, and scripts.

Aaron’s Indexes

Helpful guides to Aaron’s books, stories, and scripts.

Aaron’s Bookshelves

Book and media lists from Aaron’s writing research.

Aaron’s Kidwriting Page

Resources for writing children’s books and publishing them.

Aaron’s Young Authors Page

Resources for writing and publishing as a young author.

20 Things I Learned from Folktales

Lessons passed down in folk and fairy tales.

Words to Weigh

Aaron’s favorite quotes on life and learning.

A Lillian Memorial

Aaron’s tribute to his mother, Lillian (1929–2003).

Other Resources

A few other Web sites of interest.

About Aaron

Things to help you get to know the author.

About Aaron’s Kid Books

On Aaron’s books for kids and the young at heart.

About Aaron’s Other Books

On Aaron’s books for grown-ups.

About Aaron’s Author Visits

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.

Visitor count: Over 15 million!
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