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.

Tilak and Sudhir

"Guess what, Tilak!" his mother said, a week after they had moved into their new house. "I’ve discovered that one of my old friends lives nearby and her son is your classmate at school. Isn’t that nice?" "What’s his name?" Tilak asked."I think he is...

The Price of Pride

This is one story from the book "The Best Thirteen: A collection of the best stories from 13 languages of India".You know that a pearl can be so valuable that it is said to be without price. Pearls are formed inside oysters who live...

Excerpts from Snake Trouble

Grandmother was tolerant of most of his pets, but she drew the line at reptiles. Even a sweet-tempered lizard made her blood run cold. There was little chance that she would allow a python in the house. "It will strangle you to death!" she cried."Nonsense,"...

The Friends of Custard House

Robert Custard was a gentleman to be sure. Though he was only three-and-a-half feet off the ground and sometimes he even sported a milk moustache, he was still, quite definitely, a gentleman at the age of nine.Now, you must consider that we are talking...

A Day in the Life of a Magician

Excerpts from  'A Day in the Life of a Magician'. First published by Vigyan Prasar, IndiaYears ago I gave up hanging up a stocking on Christmas Eve. One reason is that I have no stockings to hang, because I almost always wear trousers, and...

Adal-Badal: The Exchange

It was the hour of twilight on the day of the Holi festival. A group of village boys, gathered under a neem tree, were playing, throwing dust at one another.Amrit and Isab came walking arm-in-arm and joined them. Both were wearing new clothes stitched...

The Magic Painting

Once upon a time there was a person who loved to paint. His name was Ankit. One day he made a painting. He loved it so much that he made it his masterpiece.That night when he slept, an angel came and blessed his painting...

Mama Moo on a Swing

It was a summer’s day. The sun was shining, the birds were chirping and the flies were buzzing. All the cows were grazing in the pasture -- all except Mama Moo.Mama Moo had sneaked away from the others and jumped over the fence. She...

The Clever Lioness

There once lived a clever lioness in the champak forest. She had four healthy and really adorable cubs. They were very young and their eyes hadn't still opened. They slept for most of the time and the only time they were awake was when...

Divaswapna – An Educator’s Reverie

I waited eagerly for the school to begin. I was eager to take my class and start my work; eager to put my new plan into practice; eager to bring about peace and order in the class; eager to make classroom teaching interesting and...

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