These are the books I own, can stand behind, and recommend. If you buy one and find it terrible, feel free to complain to me! – Professional Storyteller Rudolf Roos
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I own these five books and have read them multiple times, heartily recommended!
- The Storyteller’s Way, Ashley Ramsden & Sue Hollingsworth
- Improving Your Storytelling, Doug Lipman
- Our Secret Territory, Laura Simms
- The Story Factor, Annette Simmons
- The Way of the Storyteller, Ruth Sawyer
Full review of these best books about oral storytelling.
Folktale and fairy tale collections
As a storyteller, I am always on the lookout for great stories. The Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library collections have served me well. I own at least half of the books from this library.
Full review of The Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folkore Library.
Telling scary stories
You can find a lot of tellable scary stories online. I think these two books are worth buying.
Full review of Outfoxing Fear, and Prepare to Scare.
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