Examples of Fables
for Children

There are many excellent collections of fables for children on the market today people.  We've listed some of our favorites below but plan to add plenty more over the next few months.  Because there are so many fables books for children and most are retellings of familiar classics, the illustrations end up playing a big role in differentiating the titles, as does the language used by the author. In the short descriptions below we have tried to note what distinguishes a particular title from the others to help you pick the one that fits you best.

Favorite Fables for Children

The Lion and
the Mouse

by Jerry Pinkney
Preschool - 2nd grade

Mice, Morals, &
Monkey Business

by Christopher Wormell
Kindergarten - 3rd grade

The Wolf Who
Cried Boy

by Bob Hartman
1st grade - 3rd grade

The McElderly Book
of Aesop's Fables

by Michael Morpurgo
Kindergarten - 4th grade

Very Short Fables to
Read Together

You Read to Me, I'll Read
to You
by Mary Hoberman
Kindergarten - 3rd grade

The Blind Men
and the Elephant

by Karen Backstein
Kindergarten - 2nd grade

Aesop's Fables
by Jerry Pinkney
Kindergarten - 4th grade

Squids Will
Be Squids

by Jon Scieszka
2nd grade - 5th grade

Book Without Words
A Fable of Medieval
by Avi
5th grade - 8th grade

Unwitting Wisdom
by Helen Ward
3rd grade - 6th grade

by Arnold Lobel
1st grade - 4th grade

The Little Prince
by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
7th grade & Up