This Classic Folktale is adapted from the original story of “Aladdin” from The Arabian Nights, also known as One Thousand and One Nights Folktales. Aladdin, the Genie and the Magic Lamp work to impress the princess who wishes to be a commoner.
The Classic Tale based off the Grimm’s Brother Fairytale “The Frog Prince”. When the Princess is forced to marry, she wishes to be little again. Can the frog in the well help her?
New!!! A Story of Fairness, Friendship, Love and Sharing.
The Classic Fairytale Story of Snow White with a Modern Twist: Who is the “fair”est of them all? Snow White of course! When Snow White escapes to the woods, the Seven Dwarfs help her to hide from the Evil Queen.
A young man learns what is most important about love from two very different girls and a mermaid.
A Story of Friendship, Hospitality and Sharing, from the United States.
An old man invites the grizzly bear chief and his followers to a feast.
A Riddle Story of Creative Thinking and Working Together, from Canada.
Tante Adela finds an unusual creature in her baking oven: a skunk! How will she ever get it out?
Panchatantra Stories: A Hunter puts a net on the banyan tree. Can the doves escape? A story of Teamwork.
Panchatantra Stories: A herd of elephants do a favor for the mice. How can a small thing repay a big thing? A story of Helping.
Panchatantra Stories: When a vine starts to grow, the wise geese says to get rid of it. What happens when something small becomes a big problem?
NEW!!! A wife wants to know how to cure her changed husband. Will a tiger’s whisker help? A Korean Folktale
NEW!!! The Gift of the Magi, A Christmas Story. Della and Jim wish to give each other the perfect Christmas present, but how will they come up with the money?
Bedtime Stories for Kids: A Story of Kindness, Love and Justice.
The Classic fairytale of Cinderella-a young girl, mistreated by her step-mother and step-sisters, who finds out that dreams really can come true.
NEW!!! A Bedtime Story in Simple English for Kids. This is the Legend Tale of Maui the Demi-God from Moana. It is part of our Classic Bedtime Stories for Kids Collection. It has been adapted from the Tales of Maui as well as Disney’s version of Moana.
A Story of Friendship, Courage and Acceptance.
The is the tale of Pocahontas, John Smith and the leader Powhatan. The story tells of the time Pocahontas saved the life of settler John Smith from her father, Powhatan.
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?
A Story of Honesty, Courage and Truth.
If Pinocchio is to become a Real boy he needs to learn how to be honest, brave and true.
NEW!!! A Bedtime Story in Simple English for Kids. Gerda and Kai struggle to fight the Snow Queen and find the balance between Good and Evil.
A Story of Friendship, Love and Courage.
A Brothers Grimm Fairy Tale. An evil witch has trapped Rapunzel in a tower. How will she escape? Can love save her?
A Story of Friendship and Love.
The Classic fairy tale of the youngest daughter Beauty and a monstrous Beast.
NEW!!! A Bedtime Story in Simple English for Kids. A Grimm’s Brother Tale. A miller tells a tale that his daughter can turn straw into gold. A strange little man is willing to help…for a price. Guess his name and he will be gone…but what is his name?
What better way to learn English than through our collection of free short stories for kids in English?
These Moral Stories 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 early reader folktales make a wonderful Bedtime story or the perfect Moral stories for the classroom to build character and teach Language Arts skills! Our short stories 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 Brothers, Haku'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!