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Children's Stories

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Climb up the beanstalk with Jack in this favorite children's story, "Jack and the Beanstalk."
Climb up the beanstalk with Jack in this favorite children's story, "Jack and the Beanstalk."
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Children's stories can always bring a smile to the face and familiar warmth to the soul -- and not just for children. Story-lovers of all ages can get lost in the adventures of their favorite storybook characters as they read these classic tales over and over again. From ancient myths such as "Demeter and Persephone" to well-known fairy tales such as "Rapunzel" and "The Little Mermaid," a children's story never fails to enrapture, enchant, and teach a life-long lesson.

The links in this article will take you to a land far, far away, once upon a time. Dance at the royal ball with Cinderella, climb up the beanstalk with Jack, explore exotic treasures with Ali Baba. Each story is complete with beautiful illustrations to help make your adventures vibrant and fun.

Follow the links below to find your favorite children's stories.

Children's Bedtime Stories

Read your children to sleep with classics that bring sweet dreams and smiles.

Children's Fairy Tales

Get swept away to the fantastical world of fairy godmothers, frog princes, and fiery dragons.

Children's Moral Stories

Learn about love, courage, friendship, and other virtues in these children's moral stories.

Children's Animal Stories

Take a trip to the zoo and the farm and the jungle (oh my!) and meet up with fun, furry creatures.

Children's Family Stories

Sharing stories with grandparents, brothers, sisters, and kids will always bring a family closer together.

African-American Children's Stories and Songs

Each of these folktales and songs pass along a piece of African-American history. Read and sing along.

Go to the next page for links to bedtime stories that will keep your children sleeping soundly.

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