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BAT - BATS
Stories, Folktales, Folklore, Fairy Tales, Legends,
Myths, History, Nursery Rhymes, Fantasy & Facts

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Witch stories
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BOOKS - BAT - BATS - ALL AGES

Book titles are in blue and underlined. Click on them to find out more about the books and how to buy them.
To retell these stories, get permission from the copyright holder if the material is not in the public domain.
In performance, always credit your sources.
Alphabetized for your convenience with short descriptions to save you research time.

Bats at the Beach by Brian Lies. (2006 - Ages 4-8)
Quick, call out! Tell all you can reach: the night is just perfect for bats at the beach!
So pack your buckets, banjos, and blankets—don’t forget the moon-tan lotion—and wing with this bunch of fuzzy bats to where foamy sea and soft sand meet.

Darkwing by Kenneth Oppel and Keith Thompson (illus). (2008 - Ages 9-12)
As the sun sets on the time of the dinosaurs, a new world is left in its wake...
Dusk...He alone can fly and see in the dark, in a colony where being different means being shunned—or worse. As the leader’s son, he is protected, but does his future lie among his kin? Carnassial...He has the true instincts of a predator, and he is determined that his kind will not only survive, but will dominate the world of beasts.

Magic School Bus Chapter Book #01 (The): Truth About Bats (Magic School Bus) by Eva Moore and Ted Enik (illus). (2000 - Ages 4-8)
Grab a flashlight and join the fun! The Magic School Bus is heading across the country in search of all kinds of bats: the biggest, smallest, and most endangered.

Stellaluna by Janell Cannon. (1993 - Ages 4-8)
Knocked from her mother’s safe embrace by an attacking owl, Stellaluna lands headfirst in a bird’s nest. This adorable baby fruit bat’s world is literally turned upside down when she is adopted by the occupants of the nest and adapts to their peculiar bird habits. Two pages of notes at the end of the story provide factual information about bats.

Sunwing (Aladdin Fantasy) by Kenneth Oppel and S.D. Schindler (illus) (2008 - Ages 9-12)
Shade, a young silverwing bat in search of his father, discovers a mysterious Human-made building containing a vast forest. Could his father be there? Home to thousands of bats, the indoor forest is warm as a summer night, teeming with insect food, and free from the tyranny of the deadly owls. But Shade and his friend Marina aren't so sure this is paradise. Shade has seen Humans enter the forest...

There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bat! (Book and Audio CD) (Paperback) by Lucille Colandro and Jaren D. Lee (illus). (2006 - Ages 4-8)
What won't this old lady swallow? This time around, a bat, an owl, a cat, a ghost, a goblin, some bones, and a wizard are all on the menu! This Halloween-themed twist on the classic "little old lady" books will delight and entertain all brave readers who dare to read it!

When Birds Could Talk And Bats Could Sing by Virginia Hamilton. (1996 - Ages 4-8)
Hamilton's eight lively retellings of tales from the American South feature feuding birds, foolish bats, and hummingbirds with attitudes. In one story, Blue Jay and Swallow bring fire to humankind; in another, Hummingbird loses her voice in a battle with the wind. Each tale is written in the style of a cante fable (a story that includes a song or verse and ends with a moral).


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TOYS AND GAMES - BAT - BATS

Toys and Games are listed in blue and underlined. Click on them to get more information.
Alphabetized for your convenience with short descriptions to save you research time.

Batcave - Fisher-Price Super Friends (36 months to 7 years)
Imagine... a call comes in from the Commissioner. The Joker is playing tricks again that just aren't funny. Once again, it's time for Batman to take action. Batman takes the elevator to the main floor of the Bat Cave, where Robin has already lowered the drawbridge at the entrance. Holy grappling hooks! The Penguin is right outside! Batman must head for the side door to make a quick exit on the Bat Cycle.


Bat, Black - Webkinz Plush Stuffed Animal (3 years and up)
Webkinz Ganz Large Bat August 2008 Seasonal Halloween Brand New Release HM-367.

Batmobile - Mattel Hot Wheels 1:18 1966 TV Series (14 years and up)
This is the one and only officially licensed model of the original 1966 Baobile featured in the TV series. Collectors have been waiting for this car, and our 40th anniversary seemed like the perfect time to release it. From the wheels to the curved windshield, 1966 TV Series Baobile is detailed on an astonishing scale, embodying the history and heritage of Baan and Hot Wheels alike

Batman (Grey) - LEGO Batman 2 Inch Minifigure (5 years and up)
A great addition to your Batman LEGO Figure Collection. This two-inch figure was only produced in 2006 and has been retired by LEGO.

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ONLINE LINKS TO STORIES AND INFORMATION ABOUT THE BAT - BATS

Online links are in blue and underlined. Click on them to get more stories and information.
To retell any stories, get permission from the copyright holder if the material is not in the public domain.
In performance, always credit your sources.
Short descriptions included to save you research time.


http://www.yosemite.ca.us/library/mammals_of_yosemite/bats.html
Mammals of Yosemite National Park (1952) by Harry C. Parker

http://64.92.116.27/archives/batsmag/v9n1-2.html
Bats in South American Folklore and Ancient Art.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/29320962@N07/3225800568/
Through the Lychgate - information about bats.

http://georgyriecke.wordpress.com/2008/09/15/bat-matters/
"Bat Matters" - informative essay by Georgy Riecke.

http://www.sacred-texts.com/afr/fssn/fsn09.htm
"Why the Bat Flies by Night" from Sacred Texts.

http://www.lpb.org/programs/swappingstories/langley_bat.html
"How the Bat Got Its Wings" by Bertney Langley, a Koasati Indian, from Swapping Stories.

http://www.ala.org/ala/aboutala/offices/publishing/booklinks/resources/battyaboutbats.cfm
Bat bibliography from Book Links.

http://members.tripod.com/~susano/myths.html
Bats: Let's Dispell Some Myths.

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SOS: SEARCHING OUT STORIES AND INFORMATION ABOUT THE BAT - BATS
Advice, Discussion and References from Storytellers, Teachers and Librarians
(excerpts from Storytell posts plus original research)

Book titles and online links are in blue and underlined. Click on them to get more stories and information.
Story titles are in quotation marks.
To retell any stories, get permission from the copyright holder if the material is not in the public domain.
Alphabetized for your convenience with short descriptions to save you research time.
Posts are added chronologically as they are received by Story Lovers World.

1) " Why the Bat Flies at Night: a Modac Indian Folk Tale" - retold by Josepha Sherman in YOUNG AMERICAN, Oct. 17-31.

2) "Jack and the Haunted House" - from the perspective of one of the bats who lived in the chimney and saw the whole thing!

3) "The Bloody Bat" - for those who don't know it (and I find it quite an effective encore), here is a version one of my 11-year-old pupils once wrote of it.
Richard M. Germany
http://www.tellatale.eu/contact.html

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