Children's Stories


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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Children's Bedtime Stories

Discover the magic of seals in the children's bedtime story "The Seal's Skin."
Discover the magic of seals in the children's bedtime story "The Seal's Skin."
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Children's bedtime stories have been told and retold in children's bedrooms all around the world. Each story is told a little differently over time, but the familiar characters and simple messages remain the same: Goldilocks still eats the bears' porridge, Hansel and Gretel always find their way back home, and the Little Dutch Boy will forever be the town hero.

Below are links to some of the most cherished children's bedtime stories. Keep these children's stories alive by sharing them with your children, grandchildren, and friends.

Check out the next page for links to your favorite children's fairy tales, and get swept away into a world of enchantment.For more children's stories, rhymes, and activities, see:

Children's Fairy Tales

"Pinocchio" is a classic children's fairy tale about a puppet who wants to be a real boy.
"Pinocchio" is a classic children's fairy tale about a puppet who wants to be a real boy.
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Children's fairy tales offer a fantastical escape to a magical place where princes fly, beauties sleep, and everyone lives happily ever after. Many of the most well-known fairy tales have survived for centuries, and their original sources remain unknown. These classic stories have become favorites among children who dream of of a land where all their wishes come true -- a land of fairy godmothers, magic lamps, and happy endings.

Follow the links below to read your favorite children's fairy tales.

Teach your children special virtues through storytelling. See the next section for links to children's moral stories.

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Children's Moral Stories

"The Boy Who Cried Wolf" is a children's moral story that teaches the importance of honesty.
"The Boy Who Cried Wolf" is a children's moral story that teaches the importance of honesty.
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Children's moral stories help children remember lessons and virtues that they will use in everyday life. These stories offer simple messages that explain the rights and wrongs of each character's actions. "The Boy Who Cried Wolf" teaches the importance of honesty. "King Midas" is a tale of wisdom and riches. "The Little Red Hen" tells us that hard work always pays off.

The links below provide children's moral stories that are both entertaining and educational. Each story is accompanied by fun and colorful illustrations to help teach these life-long lessons.

Here are some classic children's moral stories:

On the next page, you'll find links to children's animal stories. Discover your love for animals with these fun tales.

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Children's Animal Stories

"Baby Penguin" is a children's animal story.
"Baby Penguin" is a children's animal story.
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Children's animal stories are fun tales that allow children to peek into the lives of animals. Whether they live in the jungle, the farm, or the great, green forest, these furry creatures stumble into trouble and learn from their mistakes just like us. Share your love for animals with your children, friends, and pets through these easy-to-read children's animal stories.

The links below will take you to fun children's animal stories, complete with bright illustrations.

Read along with grandparents, parents, brothers, and sisters with children's family stories on the next page.

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Children's Family Stories

Read the children's family story "The Teeny-Tiny Woman" with Grandma.
Read the children's family story "The Teeny-Tiny Woman" with Grandma.
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Children's family stories are heartwarming tales about family trees, big brothers and sisters, and trips to Grandma's house. These stories are special because of the people with which we share them and the quality time spent reading them together. Read along with Grandma about family picnics, fishing trips, and Grandma's famous apple pie.

Below are links to children's stories that the whole family can enjoy.

On the next page, find links to African-American children's stories and songs and learn how history can be passed down through storytelling.

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African-American Children's Stories and Songs

"The Magic Bones" is an African-American children's story that has been passed down through a rich oral tradition.
"The Magic Bones" is an African-American children's story that has been passed down through a rich oral tradition.
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African-American children's stories and songs originate from a rich oral tradition passed along for centuries. Each story carries a bit of history that describes the lives of people who struggled and suffered, yet still found the ability to live life to the fullest. Some of these stories also describe the achievements of African-Americans who have changed the way we all live our lives.

Follow the links below for African-American children's stories and beautiful illustrations.

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