NEW!!! A Bedtime Story in Simple English for Kids. A toy rabbit learns that through a child’s love it can become real.
A Story of Courage, Justice and Self-Awareness.
Merlin the Magician places a magic sword in a stone…whomever can pull it out is the rightful king.
A Story of Charity, Compassion and Justice, from England.
Robin Hood takes part in an archery contest thrown by the Sheriff of Nottingham. Will he realize its a trap before it is too late? One of the many Tales of Robin Hood.
A Bedtime Story of Acceptance and Self-Awareness.
A Mama Duck is proud when her six ducklings hatch from their eggs. But one duckling does not look like the others? Is he truly an Ugly Duckling?
A Bedtime Story in Simple English for Kids. Based on the “Ballad of Mulan” and Disney’s Mulan, this is a legend tale about a girl who goes in disguise as a boy and joins the army in her brother’s place.
A Bedtime Story in Simple English for Kids. The Emperor is fooled into believing he is wearing magic clothes which can’t be “seen”.
An English Story for Kids Learning to Read. A defeated Scottish king, Robert the Bruce, is inspired by a spider. (from Scotland)
An English Story for Kids Learning to Read. Three brothers embark on a quest to serve their King.
An old man grows a giant turnip. But how to get it out of the ground? A Russian Folktale Story for Kids
An English Story for Kids Learning to Read. Who is in the hare’s cave? A big voice!
An English Story for Kids Learning to Read. The boy who grows the finest plant will be emperor, but Jun’s seed does not sprout.
An English Story for Kids Learning to Read. Androcles, an escaped slave, meets a lion in the woods. An Aesop’s Fable tale.
An English Story for Kids Learning to Read. How can Birbal tell who the thief is? With a clever plan, of course!
An English Story for Kids Learning to Read. Akbar gives a reward to Mahesh Das who saved him but someone else demands half. What will he do when he is bullied to split the reward?
An English Story for Kids Learning to Read. When Mama Lion kidnaps 2 ostrich chicks , who will dare to object?
An English Story for Kids Learning to Read. Who owns the Mango tree? Birbal helps two men decide and discover who is the proper owner.
A farmer and his wife swap places, and he finds her work is not so easy.
A young man learns the secret of how to turn dirt into gold.
A Chinese Story in English for Kids Learning to Read. Sima Guang is tasked to save his friend who has fallen in a vat of water.
A Chinese Riddle Tale in English for Kids Learning to Read. A Chinese king is amazed by the gift of an elephant- but how to weigh it?
What better way to learn English than through our collection of free short stories for kids in English?
Our short 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 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!