Stories for Kids

Stories for Kids

In our large collection of children's stories from around the world you will find jungle tales, bedtime stories, funny stories, short stories, stories of friendships and much more... Some stories will make you laugh, some will get you thinking, some will inspire, and some will ignite your imagination. Delve into this treasure-trove of juvenile fiction.

Go For It, Bablu!

Boy going to school. Go For It, Bablu! - A story for kids
It happened on the day school started after a heavenly two months of summer holidays. Shankar refused to wake up at 6 am. He wanted to dream more about his visit to his grandparents' home. They lived in the picturesque city of Mysore in the southern Indian state of Karnataka. He particularly wanted to remember his two trips to...

Guddu’s Lucky Day

Pink envelope: Guddu's Lucky Day, a story for kids
The sun shone through Gayatri's window. It teased her eyelids open. She yawned, stretched and got out of bed - things she had done a thousand times before. For Gayatri, today began like any other day. Gayatri Verma was a bright, 12-year-old girl with sparkling eyes and dimpled smile. She was an eighth grade student in a local school, forever...

The Wedding Chain

Girl playing with a broom stick: The Wedding Chain - A story for kids
Mother always wore her wedding chain. She wore it indoors and outdoors, she even wore it in the bath. She never ever took it off. It was a gift to her from father. His eyes shone with tender love when he had brought her to his home after their marriage, and put it around her neck. It had been made-to-order...

Limits of the Mind

Ekalavya: Limits of the Mind - A story for kids
Ekalavya was a little boy, born in a poor family, many many years ago. His people lived a little away from Hastinapura, the capital of the Kuru kings. They used to clean other people's dirt for a profession. And for this reason they were shunned by society. Ekalavya and other kids of his group knew they too had to follow...

Monu Makes his Mark

Mongoose killing a snake: Monu Makes his Mark - A story for kids
Monu the mongoose crawled out of the ditch in the back garden. His mother was already out with his three little brothers. They had long bodies with short legs. They had bushy tails and tiny ears. And they had bright eyes, which shone like beads. They did things fast. They were already good hunters like their mother. But Monu was...

Babolito

A beautiful girl: Babolito - A story for kids
Mohanty ma'am was teaching the class five students of Arya Wonderland about similes. "As beautiful as?" she asked, looking at the students. "The rose, the Taj Mahal, Aishwarya Rai...." There were several shouts. "And now, as ugly as?" Mohanty ma'am questioned. There was a pause then a girl said in a loud and clear voice: "As ugly as Sarita." There were a few giggles,...

The Butterfly in a Bottle

An abstract blue butterfly: The Butterfly in a Bottle - A story for kids
Poltu was wide awake in his bed. He had had a marvellous dream in which he had won the football match in the inter-school competition. He was getting ready to receive the trophy when the alarm rang. So loudly that it jarred him awake. But Poltu wasn't too unhappy at the intrusion. He ran straight to his study table. There,...

Where is Manbhavan?

A girl with a frog: Where is Manbhavan?: - A story for kids
"Where's Manbhavan?" Nitya cried. Her pudgy face showed great surprise. "Where is Manbhavan?" repeated Bhavna, peering into Nitya's cupboard. The cardboard box in which he lived was wide open - and - absolutely empty! Bhavna gingerly picked up the blouses and skirts that lay arranged in neat piles on the shelf and poked around them with a hesitant finger. "Hmm...

What’s in a Name?

A girl in a flower: What's in a Name? - A story for kids
There were two things in the world that Ghagra Geeta Bali hated. The first was the way Rani, the domestic help, combed her hair. Rani said she combed hard to make sure that there was no lice or dandruff in her hair. But she did it with such force that Ghagra Geeta Bali feared it would remove bits of...

The Three Pals

A kid with ice-cream: The Three Pals - A story for kids
Oops, Oh and OK were pals. One day, Oops got visitors - uncle Silly and cousin Funny. Uncle Silly said, "What about some ice creams?" Oops said "Oops!" Oh said "oh!" and uncle Silly thought they didn't want ice cream. He said. "We won't go". Cousin Funny said "I'll screammmmm!!!" so they all went for ice creams. His name should be Punny not Funny, no? Oops,...