These are some Classic Fairy Tales, many famous fairy tales retold, find Brothers Grimm Fairy Tales, and Hans Christian Anderson, and enjoy some information on the origin of fairy tales
Aesops fables are bedtime stories as they teach children some pretty good lessons. The morals of aesops fables make them particularly worthwhile. You will find some of my favorites such as the Tortoise and the Hare.
Some of the best tales are a combination of the imagination and the local folklore heard by the Grimm Brothers. You will find some interesting fairy tale triva at the link above. That will lead you to the most interesting list of fairy tales including the Rapunzel story, the story of Sleeping Beauty and a few others. You will be amazed at how fascinating these original tales really are.
There are so many ways to engage a child into the love of fairy tales and coloring is certainly an added bonus to the stories - I hope that you can find a coloring picture that is free on the site to get little hands busy after the story with lots of free coloring pages at fairy tale coloring, or some fairies.
And for some really famous fairy tales enjoy a page about the greatest tales by Hans Christian Anderson. He wrote The Little Mermaid, The Ugly Duckling and Thumbelina. Imagine - he wrote all these - and if you follow the links above you will find re-tellings of the real stories.
The stories are really ancient multicultural fairy tales based on a long standing oral tradition. In case you didn't realize, Aladdin is one of the most famous old fairy tales. If you check out this section you will find a real re-telling of this original tale. A lot of reading as it is long.