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.

Monu Makes his Mark

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...

Babolito

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...

The Butterfly in a Bottle

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...

Where is Manbhavan?

"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...

What’s in a Name?

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...

The Three Pals

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...

Chakram

Chakram was a happy-go-lucky donkey who lived in the Rumpum Jungle. In the brains department he was sadly lacking, even as donkeys go.But on the scale of contentment he rated very high. He was a happy, carefree sort of fellow who wanted nothing but...

The Mighty

At the edge of a forest, stood a big tree. Its branches spread out majestically and so did its roots. It shielded people from the sun under its shady leaves, and provided shelter to countless birds and other small creatures in its branches. It...

Double it up!

Raju and Savitri lived in Tanjore in the state of Tamil Nadu. Raju worked in the rice fields of a local landlord or zamindar for six months a year. In turn, he received four sacks of rice as salary. He would then sell three...

Ruff and Kabir

Ruff was everyone's favourite. Three feet tall and four feet long, sparkling eyes, moist nose, a lovely shade of brown and so cuddly. He was the loveliest German Shepherd anyone had seen.Ruff went to the park every evening with Tanya and her Grandpa. And all...

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