A Guide to Aesop’s Fables

We have some of the best books for summer reading, including several different versions of Aesop's fables. Here is only a small sampling of what we offer! 

Aesop's Stories for Little Children

This collection features 9 stories, each illustrated in a different art style. It contains famous stories like "The Ant and The Grasshopper" and "The Sun and the Wind," along with more unfamiliar tales. It's modern and straightforward, with large pictures for reading out loud.


The McElderry Book of Aesop's Fables

Famous children's book authors like Michael Morpugo and Jerry Pinkney have selected and retold tales for years. Michael Morpugo retells these 21 stories in a lively, contemporary storytelling style. It also is perfect for reading aloud. Each tale is bite-sized, about 2 to 4 pages long.

Ten of the Best Animal Myths

Many animal tales share similar themes and morals universally. This is a shorter collection of stories from all over the world!


Aesop's Fables

Jerry Pinkney's humorous take on Aesop's tales will delight readers. Like many people, he grew up hearing the fables and learned morals through them. He collects 61 one-page-long stories in this group of tales.

All of these collections feature the well-known story of the tortoise and the hare!