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.

The Boy with a Catapult

Our class at school has an odd assortment of boys. There was Harbans Lal who, when asked a difficult question, would take a sip out of his inkpot because he believed it sharpened his wits. If the teacher boxed his ears he would yell,...

The Man who Saved the Moon

A kind-hearted man, looking down into a well, saw the reflection of the moon in the water."Oh! My God! The moon has fallen into the well," he muttered mournfully and hurried to fetch a hook tied to the end of a long rope.Quickly, he...

Mad Mango

This is the story of a mango tree which did not want to spend its life rooted in one place. It wanted to travel, see the world and make new friends. Some excerpts from the first part of an exciting journey, when 'Mad Mango'...

The Stamp Album

Rajappa sensed a sudden drop in his popularity. For the past three days everyone had been crowding around Nagarajan.Rajappa tried to tell them that Nagarajan had become swollen headed, but no one paid any attention to him. For Nagarajan was generous in sharing the...

Shaikh Chilli

Long, long ago, there lived a simpleton whose name was Shaikh Chilli. Because of his stupid but innocent actions, he was popular among his friends. They enjoyed his company.One day, the village zamindar (landlord) sent for him. This landlord was well-known for his dishonesty....

The Tiger and the Dried Persimmons

There was once a small and sleepy village, surrounded by mountains on all sides.A tiger lived on the mountain behind the village. Whenever he climbed to the top of the mountain and roared, the people in the village trembled with fright.On a winter night,...

Take Care

Look out for the traffic! Be careful! Don't fall into the drain!""Oh, Mum! I'm only going to the shop to buy you a loaf of bread. The way you're going on, the neighbours will think I'm cycling all the way to London! You know...

Juan Tamad and the Flea-Killer

One weakness leads to another. So it was with Juan Tamad's laziness. As his body was lazy, so was his mind. Truth being often hard to tell, he took recourse to lies, which came easy to him. Telling lies became his second nature.One day...

A Tale of Tails

Dear reader, I am sure you know that a snake and a mongoose are sworn enemies. They are always ready, willing and waiting to kill each other. But I do not think you know that this wasn't always the case. Once upon a time,...

Woes Beat Foes!

Vikram and his friends were in the land of giants!"That must be a giant's house! " said Vikram, shading his eyes and peering into the distance."Let's say hello to him!" giggled Anshul."Don't be silly!" retorted Ajit. "Want to be gobbled up?"Vikram was already making...

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