Read a Simple English Story for Kids with a Moral - Our Early Reader Short Stories for Kids in English are perfect for children learning English or learning to read! 

Our Early Reader English Story collection contains stories for kids with positive messages which are focused on reading development and for those who are learning English.

Read to Me: Early Reader Short Stories in English

More 5 Min Bedtime Stories for Kids ~ Read to Me

5 Min Bedtime Stories ~ Short Bedtime Story Picture Books for Kids and Favorite Classic Fairy Tales for Bedtime or Anytime!  Explore our collection of 5 min Bedtime Stories for Kids: Sharing a bedtime story with your children is storytelling in its most purest form. It’s an opportunity to not just share a simple bedtime […]

Read with Me: Stories in English

Akbar Birbal Stories

Akbar Birbal Stories in English ~ Folktales from India in Simple English

Welcome to our award-winning short story collection featuring Folktales from India in Simple English for Kids: Akbar Birbal Stories and Tales from the Panchatantra. Here you will find Stories from India for Kids: Folktales & Fairy Tales, perfect for Early Readers and those learning English. Small, Simple Moral stories in English include Akbar Birbal stories, […]

The Little Mermaid Story

The Little Mermaid Story ~ Bedtime Stories for Kids in English

A Story of Courage, Learning and Love. 

The Classic fairy tale of The Little Mermaid- The Little Mermaid falls in love with a prince on shore and she makes a deal with the Sea Witch to become human. But without her voice, how can the prince fall in love with her?

Read an English Story for Kids: learn English than through our collection of free short stories for kids. 

Our short stories for kids are kid-tested and come from all over the world! Our English Story for Kids have short read times and are in simple English language geared towards students learning English (ESL) or for beginner readers.

Our Early reader collection consists of classic folktales from all over the world.  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! These Early Reader versions for little kids are perfect for English Language Learners (ESL) anywhere and everywhere - for the classroom and at home and for those learning to read.  

Our short stories make a wonderful bedtime story or the perfect moral stories for the classroom to build character and teach Language Arts skills!  Our short stories for kids are multi-cultural, kid-tested and all contain positive moral messages. So share a story 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 moral messages, that’s exactly the point! We guarantee that kids will love them and so will you!

Did you know? Over 20 of our Award-Winning Children's Stories, 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!