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.

Take me Too

Oh camel with a humpy back Do take me for a ride You're so strong! For don't you cross The sandy desert wide?Take me too when you go next For I would love to see The desert and an oasis Which are unknown to me!

A Roaring Shame

Once upon a jungle In a land not far awayThere was an awful bungle In a den where lions lay. There were two mighty lions... I’ve made a mistake there... One was a mighty lioness, Now, that’s being right and fair.These two awesome beasties Were parents fond and proud Of a litter of...

Two Girls and a Lotus

On top of a three-hundred-foot hill was a quaint old temple. A hunched, old man performed puja here. Enshrined in the centre of the temple was a beautiful idol. Usha and Lalita, two good friends, enjoyed talking to the kindly temple priest and watching...

Upside Down

I lived in a funny town Where everything was upside down!The birds walked and the humans flew Where the trees were totally blue!Trees talked and laughed a lot They stole each other's fruit and foughtThe bear was gentle, kind and sweet He never ever ate raw meat!Fishes went...

रेलगाड़ी

आओ बच्चों रेल दिखायें छुक छुक करती रेल चलायें सीटी देकर सीट पे बैठो एक दूजे की पीठ पे बैठो आगे पीछे, पीछे आगे लाइन से लेकिन कोई न भागे सारे सीधी लाइन में चलना आंखे दोनों नीची रखना बंद आंखों से देखा जाए आंख खुली तो कुछ न पाए आओ बच्चों रेल चलायें सुनो...

Try, Try Again

'Tis a lesson you should heed, Try, try again;If at first you don't succeed,Try, try again; Then your courage should appear,For, if you will persevere,You will conquer, never fear;Try, try again 

किताबे

किताबे करती हैं बातें बीते ज़मानों की दुनियां की इंसानों की आज की कल की एक एक पल की खुशियों की ग़मों की फूलों की बमों की जीत की हार की प्यार की मार की क्या तुम नहीं सुनोगे इन किताबों की बातें किताबें कुछ कहना चाहती हैं तुम्हारे पास रहना चाहती है किताबों में चिड़ियां चहचहाती...

Glimpses from Gandhi’s Life

Stories From Bapu's Life Written by Uma Shankar Joshi Illustrations by Mickey Patel Published by National Book Trust, New DelhiGandhiji’s intellectual influence on Indians has been considerable. Some were attracted by his emphasis on political and economic decentralisation, others by his insistence on individual freedom, moral integrity,...

The Mango Charm

A wandering youth once met Bholu, an illiterate villager, who knew how to perform a miracle. Everyday Bholu would go into the forest, stand under a mango tree and utter a charm. The tree would immediately become heavy with fruit. The next moment the...

If I Could Fly

If I had a pair of wings, with which to fly, I'd soar straight away, up into the sky.I'd carry a brush, and paints in colours bright, So I could paint every fluffy cloud in sight!I'd paint them purple and yellow and green- They'd be the prettiest you've ever seen!I'd paint...

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