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.

Young Poets

Todd-Michael St. Pierre writes poems, songs and plays for children. He is a storyteller at schools throughout the southern United States. Among his published works are 'Somewhere: As Told By Garrett The Parrot' and 'The Louisiana State Bird Beauty Pageant'. 'Young Poets' is part...

The Friends

Two friends, Hemant and Vikas, planned to go hiking in the woods. They packed their knapsacks, lugged them over their shoulders and started out.One evening, while walking through the dense forest, they heard a bear growl. They were very scared and started to run...

Treehuggers

Children of the fragile forest gather around Where bird song seems to be the loudest soundA place called Summer, green as you could please A place where we all proudly hug the trees.Hug trees for the walnuts and sweet apples For the shade above small country chapelsFor...

The Spirit of Christmas

Tony counted the notes and coins. He had Rs. 163 in all.He put the money in his pocket, the money he had saved from his part time job. Today was Christmas eve and he had some important shopping to do.As he walked towards the...

The Wooden God

Bablu hated the ritual of prayer and fast that his family had been observing for as long as he could remember. The entire family had to wake at dawn and have a dip in the village pond, even if it was in the middle...

A Tale of Two Sons

A businessman had two sons. While he showered the younger son with affection and gifts, he neglected the older son shamelessly. It was completely baffling and no one knew why he did it. While the older son could do nothing right, the younger one...

Of Daemons, Lords and ‘Dust’

The Golden Compass Written by Philip Pullman Published by Alfred A. Knopf.11 year old Gayatri Jayal, a student of Modern School Vasant Vihar and a fierce fan of Lyra Belacqua, wrties her impression of this half-civilised, half-wild young girl, who looks set to take the world...

Excerpts from Ek-kori’s Dream

Ek-kori’s Dream By Mahasveta Devi; Translated by Lila Majumdar; Illustrations by Judhajit Sengupta, Published by National Book Trust, IndiaThere was no other way but to take cover as early as possible. The village school would open as soon as it was light and Aunt would...

Waiting for the Rain

I hope it rains at least today," Velu thought, as he opened his eyes. Velu was a farmer.The sun was beginning to rise, glowing crimson like fire. Velu scanned the sky. There was not a cloud."It doesn’t look encouraging," he muttered to himself and...

The Cloud That Refused To Cry

It was a stifling hot day in the second week of June and the animals of Jhilmil forest were miserable. The bumblebees no longer droned but sighed. A tail heavy with perspiration made Billori, the squirrel, sit sadly on a patch of dry earth,...

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