Fiction for Kids

Multi-cultural children's literature -- stories, poems, folktales & books for kids. Original literature for kids from around the globe; includes a review of books for children.

The Three Ms for Freedom

Chandu wait. Let's celebrate our victory," Abdul requested."I'll just be back - I must tell Baba the news. It was his training that helped me win against the New English School Giants in the Kabaddi finals," screamed Chandu. "I know, it was your stamina and...

The Story of Appu

There was a small village called Pearl Island. But neither were pearls collected in the village nor was it an island. Perhaps the village was named so because it was far away and isolated and difficult to reach. The nearest town was miles away...

Pardon My Garden

Pardon my garden, it’s vicious today! The cucumber’s going quite mad -- The onions and peas Just do as they please, The pumpkin is awfully bad. The squash and the sprout are rushing about As if they’re preparing for war, I just got a scare from a peach and a pear...

The Special Prize

What a naughty boy! He deserves to be thrashed. I have also received reports of his getting into fights with other boys. Send for him. "Mohan! Hey Mohan!" the headmaster shouted for the chowkidar. Mohan guessed from the growl in the voice that the...

Don’t Throw the Seeds Away…

It makes you healthy, It gives you energy, An apple or a guava An orange or a papaya Eat a fruit everyday But don’t throw the seeds away.Here’s a simple thing you can do You could tell all your friends too! Plant the seed in the soil (It doesn’t take much time...

The Not-quite Robbery

This time, the summer vacation felt longer than normal to Vamshi. Nothing exciting was happening. So many exciting things happened to children in stories but never to Vamshi. He discussed these observations with his friends Jayesh and Samir. "Other kids often get a mystery...

Two Fish and a Frog

In a certain lake there lived two fish, Multiwit and Centiwit by name. In course of time they became friendly with a frog named Uniwit. The three of them would spend some time by the lakeside, experiencing the pleasures of good conversation; then they...

AHA! Books: Arvind Gupta

An individual booklist is found to reflect the compiler’s own interests and biases. To that extent this booklist does not lay claim to any objectivity. It contains some extremely fine books on education, popular science, maths and children’s stories. Over the years, I have...

अमरूद बन गये

आमों के अमरूद बन गये अमरूदों के केले मैंने यह सब कुछ देखा है आज गया था मेले बकरी थी बिलकुल छोटी सी हाथी की थी बोली मगर जुखाम नहीं सह पाई खाई उसने गोली छत पर होती थी खों खों खों मगर नहीं था बंदर बिल्ली ही यों बोल रही थी परसो मेरी छत...

A Teacher Remembers

Excerpts from the book: Divaswapna, An Educator's Reverie Written by Gijubhai Badheka; Translated by Chittaranjan Pathak Published by National Book Trust, New DelhiI waited eagerly for the school to begin. I was eager to take my class and start my work; eager to put my new...

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