Children’s Stories

Please enjoy these great stories, fairy-tales, fables, and nursery rhymes for children. They help kids learn to read and make excellent bedtime stories! We have hundreds of great children’s stories for you to share.

The Red Shoes By Hans Christian Andersen

1. “The Red Shoes” By Hans Christian Andersen

There was once a little girl who was very pretty and delicate, but in summer she was forced to run about with bare feet, she was so poor, and in winter wear very large wooden shoes…Read Online and Free Download

"The Three Little Pigs" Favorite Fairy Tales

2. “The Three Little Pigs” Favorite Fairy Tales

Once upon a time there was an old mother pig who had three little pigs and not enough food to feed them. So when they were old enough, she sent them out into the world to seek their fortunes…Read Online and Free Download

Little Tiny or Thumbelina By Hans Christian Andersen

3. “Little Tiny or Thumbelina” By Hans Christian Andersen

There was once a woman who wished very much to have a little child, but she could not obtain her wish. At last she went to a fairy, and said, I should so very much like to have a little child…Read Online and Free Download

"Mercury and The Woodman" By Aesop

4. “Mercury and The Woodman” By Aesop

A poor Woodman was cutting down a tree near the edge of a deep pool in the forest. It was late in the day and the Woodman was tired…Read Online and Free Download

5. “Old Sultan” By The Brothers Grimm

A farmer once had a faithful dog called Sultan, who had grown old, and lost all his teeth, so that he could no longer hold anything fast. One day the farmer was standing with his wife…Read Online and Free Download

The Ugly Duckling PDF

6. The Ugly Duckling

It was beautiful in the country. It was summertime. The wheat was yellow, the oats were green, the hay was stacked up in the green meadows, and the stork paraded about on his long red legs, talking in Egyptian…Read Online and Free Download

The Velveteen Rabbit

7. The Velveteen Rabbit

There was once a velveteen rabbit, and in the beginning he was really splendid. He was fat and bunchy, as a rabbit should be; his coat was spotted brown and white…Read Online and Free Download

The Fisherman and His Wife

8. The Fisherman and His Wife

There was once upon a time a fisherman who lived with his wife in a pig-stye close by the sea, and every day he went out fishing. And he fished, and he fished…Read Online and Free Download

Short Stories in English - PDF Books

9. Learn English Through Stories

My name is Robinson. I am from England. I am eighteen years old. My father is German. My mother is English. I have two brothers. I have one sister. We are a good family…Read Online and Free Download

Sinbad the Sailor story

10. Sinbad the Sailor

Sindbad the sailor, after all his adventures and wanderings, settled down in happiness and prosperity in Bagdad. Here are the stories which he told to his friends of his seven marvelous voyages…Read Online and Free Download

11. The Tale of Peter Rabbit

Once upon a time there were four little Rabbits, and their names were— Flopsy, Mopsy, Cotton-tail, and Peter…Read Online and Free Download