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Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, and Fables

Traditional stories for preschool and kindergarten children from the Picture Book, Easy Reader, and Easy Nonfiction shelves. Find books like these for older children in J398.2. Click here for a print-friendly version of this list.

Picture Books (JE)


Aesop The Lion and The Mouse    (Illustrated by Ed Young)
Aesop The Miller, His Son, and Their Donkey    (Illustrated by Roger Duvoisin)
Aesop The Tortoise and the Hare    (Retold and illustrated by Helen Ward)
Aesop The Tortoise and the Hare: An Aesop Fable    (Illustrated by Janet Stevens)
Aesop The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse    (Retold and illustrated by Bernadette Watts)
Aesop The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse    (Retold and illustrated by Helen Craig)
Aesop The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse    (Illustrated by Jan Brett)
Aesop The Wind and the Sun    (Retold and illustrated by Bernadette Watts)
Asbjornsen The Three Billy Goats Gruff    (Retold by Mary Finch, illustrated by Roberta Arenson)
Asbjornsen The Three Billy Goats Gruff    (Retold by Robert Bender )
Asbjornsen The Three Billy Goats Gruff    (Retold and illustrated by Glen Rounds)
Asbjornsen The Three Billy Goats Gruff    (Retold and illustrated by Janet Stevens)
Asbjornsen The Three Billy Goats Gruff    (Retold and illustrated by Paul Galdone)
Aylesworth Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Aylesworth The Gingerbread Man
Barton The Three Bears
Buehner Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Cauley The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse
Child The Princess and the Pea in Miniature: After the Fairy Tale by Hans Christian Andersen
Egielski The Gingerbread Boy
Escardo i Bas The Three Little Pigs=Los Tres Cerditos
Escott The Little Red Hen
Forest The Little Red Hen: An Old Fable
French Henny Penny
Galdone The Gingerbread Boy
Galdone The Little Red Hen
Galdone The Magic Porridge Pot
Galdone The Three Bears
Galdone The Three Little Pigs
Gingerbread The Gingerbread Boy    (Illustrated by Scott Cook)
Goldilocks Goldilocks and the Three Bears    (Illustrated by Mireille Levert)
Hobson Chicken Little
Jones The Gingerbread Man
Karlin James Marshall's Cinderella
Kellogg The Three Little Pigs
Kimmel The Gingerbread Man
Little The Little Red Hen    (Illustrated by Jerry Pinkney)
Little The Little Red Hen    (Illustrated by Barry Downard)
Marshall Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Marshall Red Riding Hood
Marshall The Three Little Pigs
Morgan The Turnip: An Old Russian Folktale
Morris The Cinderella Rebus Book
Morris The Little Red Riding Hood Rebus Book
Moser The Three Little Pigs
Ross Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Three The Three Little Pigs    (Illustrated by Erik Blegvad)
Walt Disney Walt Disney's Cinderella
Wattenberg Henny Penny
Zemach The Three Little Pigs

Easy Readers (JE ER)


Aesop The Town Mouse and The Country Mouse
Blackaby The Princess and the Pea
Blair The Gingerbread Man
Herman The Lion and The Mouse
Jones Chicken Little
Miles The Three Little Pigs
Miles The Tortoise and The Hare
Ziefert Little Red Riding Hood

Nonfiction, Folktales & Poetry


JE398.2 Chapman Sing a Song of Sixpence
JE398.2 French The Kingfisher Book of Nursery Tales
JE398.2 Galdone Nursery Classics: A Galdone Treasury
JE398.2 Lupton The Story Tree: Tales to Read Aloud
JE398.2 McCaughrean My First Oxford Book of Stories
JE398.2 Oxenbury The Helen Oxenbury Nursery Collection
JE398.2 Random The Random House Book of Bedtime Stories
JE398.2 Voake The Three Little Pigs and Other Favorite Nursery Stories

Last Updated: 6/08