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.

The Great Escape

On the outskirts of a bustling city near the sea coast was a zoo named Kananvan. It was famous all over the world for its magnificent white tigers, exotic birds and several other rare species.However, there was one special quality that made the zoo...

The Popular Student

Just how popular was Mini? Very. Every year, her classmates voted her as the favourite student. She was easy to get along with and great company. The number of friends she had by far outnumbered those of anyone else in her group.One day the...

Lonely Kalu

Kalu was the only son of a farmer and his wife."I wish I had a brother or a sister, to play with," he told his parents one day. "Everyone has a brother or a sister. I don't like it when the children who come...

Cypress Street

I took a stroll down Cypress Street The hot sidewalk beneath my feet.The one thing that stood out the most Where trees once stood there were lamppost.I’d never seen so much concrete No Cypress left on Cypress Street.According to my Great Aunt Gem There used to be a...

Meenu’s New Pet

Meenu's mother was worried about her. A week had passed since their dog Tommy's disappearance, and her daughter had still not got over it.Meenu adored Tommy, who had been her faithful companion since her third birthday. He had become a part of the family...

A Sister for Shubya

It all began when Shubhya walked into her friend Diya's house one evening. The Sharma household was agog with excitement. Shubhya was quite surprised to see so many people at Diya's house. All of Diya's aunts, uncles and various cousins were around. Even her...

The Beast

Ten-year-old Preeti looked at the computer screen. She had received an email from the editor of the site Natkhat informing her that her story had been accepted for publication. The editor wanted to create Preeti's home page and had sent her a questionnaire asking...

The Potter

The summer sun smiles a scorching smile The smile sends shivers through the stoutest hearts A summer smile is reason to sweat But the potter’s back with his cool lifeline!Earthen pots of every size Are piled under a tarpaulin sky Waiting to find new homes And soothe thirsty throats!Their water has...

The Gifts

Seema and Reema were highly excited. Their uncle was coming today, from Mumbai. It wasn't the actual arrival that excited them, it was the thought of the gifts he would bring for them. There would certainly be gifts, of that they were sure. No...

Count that Day Lost

If you sit down at set of sun And count the acts that you have done, And, counting, find One self-denying deed, one word That eased the heart of him who heard, One glance most kind That fell like sunshine where it went - Then you may count that day well...

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