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


Explore our collection of 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. They consist of Fairy Tales (or fairytales), Animal tales and Legends, which you will find here! Our stories for children are Kid-tested, Multicultural and feature positive messages to leave a lasting impression on the children in your lives! Our short stories for kids make wonderful Bedtime stories or Moral Stories for the classroom and at home!  If you Love our Stories & Scripts then contribute to our Mission and Join our Community for access to all our stories & scripts plus our Short Story Units! 

                   CLICK EACH SYMBOL TO SEARCH BY THEME                 

Stories to Grow by presents Whootie Owl’s award-winning collection of Short Stories for Kids| Bedtime Stories consist of Folktales (or folk tales), Fairy tales (or fairytales) and Legends from all over the world!

Our short stories for kids make wonderful bedtime stories, and are multi-cultural, kid-tested and all contain positive moral messages. They are meant to Motivate & Inspire Children while leaving a lasting impression! So share one of our short stories with a child today and create a lesson that will last a lifetime. 

What does Kid-tested mean? Kid-tested and approved means they were edited until they were loved by our kid-testers. When kids love what they are reading, they internalize the stories. Since all of our Stories and Reader’s Theater Play Scripts have positive messages, that’s exactly the point! We guarantee that kids will love our Stories & Scripts and so will you! Read more about Whootie Owl’s collection here!

Did you know? Over 20 of our Award-Winning Short Stories for Kids, such as Two BrothersHaku’s Power and The Three Princes, have been featured in educational textbooks all over the world, including such major publishers as Cambridge Press, Oxford University Press and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. They have also been featured in such State tests as the Florida State Assessment, Utah Sage Assessment and North Carolina State Assessment, as well as Nationwide tests such as the Common Core Exam and ETS Winsight Assessment. 


Happy Storytelling!