Our eldest, a college student, found a freebie for us yesterday while writing a paper on Aesop. The Library of Congress took the words and illustrations of Aesop for Children, illustrated in 1919 by Milo Winter, and created a beautiful interactive book of Aesop Fables for Kids to encourage today’s digital generation to enjoy Aesop’s writings.
The interactive Aesop for Children may be viewed on the computer, a mobile device, or a tablet. Your child will be able to click on some of the illustrations to see the characters move, or to hear their sounds.
You’ll find Aesop’s Fables suggested in many homeschooling curricula, including book lists for the Charlotte Mason style (our family’s favorite!). The fables contain many moral lessons that have withstood the test of time since the mid-6th century BC, when they were collected from oral stories and written down.
Where to Get the free Interactive Book of Aesop Fables for Kids:
Visit the Library of Congress to view the interactive Aesop for Children.
In the app store on your Android or Apple device, look for Aesop for Children by the Library of Congress. Here are screenshots of the Apple app. and instructions for the Android app.
Want to view an Aesop scanned original book?
The Aesop for Children, illustrated by Milo Winter, 1919
The Baby’s Own Aesop, illustrated by Walter Crane, 1887
Want more free public domain books for children?
I’ve reviewed and mentioned these Classics Books for Children.
This Free Children’s Library holds books in many languages.
Let me know if you find any other literature classics that you’d like others to know about! I’d be happy to highlight them.
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