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 World’s Only Collection of Kid-Tested & Kid-Approved Fairytales & Folk tales Moral Stories with Positive Messages to Strengthen Core Values

  ~ Award-winning Short Stories for Bedtime & Playtime ~

READER’S THEATER SCRIPTS Over 40 Reader’s Theater Play Scripts! *based on our award-winning Stories!


   SHORT STORIES FOR KIDS    Free help yourself! * Kid-tested! * Positive ethical morals 

What makes Stories to Grow by unique? All our Short Stories have been KID-TESTED & KID-APPROVED! We guarantee kids will LOVE our stories!

Did you know? Our Folklore Stories have been featured in textbooks used all over the world and such State Assessments as Florida, Utah, North Carolina as well as Nationwide tests such as the Common Core Assessment. Interested in using our Stories? Publishers Click Here

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Welcome to Stories to Grow by: Short Stories for Kids. Short Bedtime Stories, Children’s Moral Stories, Folk Tales(or folk tales), Fairy tales (or fairytales)!

Explore over 70 FREE award-winning short stories for kids: Folktales!  Folktales (or folk tales) are stories that have been shared from generation to generation by word of mouth. These folklore stories consist of Fairy Tales (or fairytales), Animal tales and Legends, which you will find here! Our stories are Kid-tested, Multicultural and feature positive messages to leave a lasting impression on the children in your lives! They make wonderful Bedtime stories or Moral Stories for the classroom and at home!  Join our Community for even more! 

Love our FREE Stories? Looking for quality scripts to use for Reader’s Theater in your classroom? Then Join our Community with a Yearly Subscription and support our Mission!  Gain access to over 40 top-quality, kid-tested Readers Theater Play Scripts with Performance Notesplus 12 of our Short Story Units as well as over 30 more of our most Popular Stories!  Tell me more!



 Joining our Community helps support our mission in continuing to provide children with meaningful Storytelling experiences that have a positive impact on their lives.  Joining our community allows you to make a tax-deductible contribution via your membership to our organization so we can continue to provide the Stories & Reader’s Theater Scripts that you have come to use and love. It also allows us to continue to grow our content to provide you with even more storytelling materials! 

Whootie Owl & Stories to Grow by thanks you for your support.  Stories to Grow by is a non-profit organization of story-lovers, like you.