short stories for kids

  • Fairy Tales

    Prince Carrots

    Prince Carrots Story There once was a time of many kings and queens. Their children were princes and princesses. One of these princes was Prince Carrots. Prince Carrots was hard to look at. His head was too wide. His mouth…

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  • Animal Stories

    Baby Kangaroo

    Baby Kangaroo Story The red gum tree shades the Australian outback on warm afternoons. Kangaroos know this well, so they rest under the trees during the hot summer days. They lie on their sides, with their long legs stretched out…

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  • Fairy Tales

    The Little Mermaid

    Once upon a time, deep below the ocean waves, there was a world full of mystery and wonder. Mermaids and mermen lived in this world. These fantastic creatures looked like people, but had strong, beautiful tails like fish. In the…

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  • Fairy Tales

    Pinocchio

    One day an old man named Geppetto sees a beautiful bluebird resting on a log. “This is a magic log for you,” whistles the bird. “It will make your dreams come true.” Not quite knowing what to make of the…

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  • Short Stories

    Shepherd Boy

    Shepherd Boy There once upon a time, lived a young boy. He was the shepherd of his village. He would take his flock to the large green valleys for grazing. One day, he was grazing his flock, but he was…

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  • Short Stories

    The Clever Crow

    Once upon a time, there lived a crow. One summer day, the crow felt thirsty and began to look for some water. She flew over the fields but couldn’t find. She felt exhausted and she was about to give up.…

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  • Moral Stories

    Trusting a Wolf

    There was once upon a time, a shepherd who had a flock of sheep. Every day he would take his flock to the field for grazing. One day, while he was watching his flock grazing, he saw a wolf hiding…

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  • Moral Stories

    Listen to Your Mother

    There once upon a time lived a young boy with his mother. One day, the mother wanted his son to pick up some firewood for the evening fire. The boy went out to pick up firewood, but he forgot what…

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  • Short Stories

    The Selfish Fox

    Once upon a time, there lived a selfish fox. One day, the fox invited his friend stork for dinner. In the evening, the stork went to the fox’s house and knocked. The fox opened the door and let his friend…

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  • Short Stories

    King and Shoe

    There once was a king who ruled a wealthy country. One day, he wanted to visit every corner of his country. He went to every distant village and town. When he returned to his palace again, he complained about the…

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