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.

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,...

The Rainbow

Out in the lush, green garden Binnu chased the multi-coloured butterflies which flitted from flower to flower.Plants take root easily during the monsoon and with plenty of water to nourish them, new sprouts appear.Suddenly there was a flash of lightening.Soon, the sky was completely...

Elephants Don’t Diet!….

Poor Gol Matolu’s always sad. Why? I don’t know. She looks like the most perfect elephant. Tall, broad big ears, long strong trunk. No one likes to be sad. So why don’t you come with me to find out what the matter is with...

How to Bell a Thief

Sonapur was a small village. It was famous for its little temple. The temple had no deity. All it had was the imprint of a pair of feet. According to folklore, these were of a pious sage. A diya burned brightly, night and day....

A Town Called Boring

Once upon a time in India,there was a town called Boring. It was by the side of Dull Lake. The people of Boring never smiled; they did not know how to -- Whether it was grownups or children.All the children ever did was study....

Sadako’s Cranes

The atom bomb was dropped on Hiroshima ten years ago. I lived a mile away from the city so nothing much happened to me, though the city and its people were burnt. The bomb didn’t do anything to me -- so I thought for...

Five and a Half Wishes

Bhuvan's parents had just moved to Chikmagalur from Bangalore. They had been waiting for a long time to get away from the pollution, noise, traffic and fast paced life. They thought Bhuvan being only six years old would adjust with ease to life in...

The Weepy Wempati!….

Once upon a time there lived a little Wempati. She was a very sweet little thing who loved her mummy, papa, sister, baby brother, pet dog and favourite doll very much. She was a very happy Wempati.When Wempati was four years old, Papa Wempati...

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