Children's stories bless us twice. The first time they are read to us. The second time, we read them to a child.
Thanksgiving & Foodie Stories where delicious food is central to the story.
New! Try our uplifting Feel-Good Stories
Stories and background about authors you love, for kids & adults
A collection of great stories, especially about ghosts-- scary stories to lift your spirits for Halloween! Enjoy not-scary Halloween Stories for Children
Best known fables with illustrations and lessons, great to read-aloud with children.
The magical author of The Ugly Duckling, The Princess and the Pea, and The Brave Tin Soldier, also wrote poignant short stories enjoyed by readers of all ages, including The Last Dream of Old Oak and the tender, bittersweet Christmas classic The Little Matchstick Girl.
Wonderful stories to read with your beginner reader so they will become confident, life-long readers!
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Short Stories, poems, novels, letters, and other historic documents
A collection of great stories featuring ghosts, ghouls, vampires, and other supernatural phenomena.
A fanciful collection of Fairy Tales collected and translated by Grace James. These imaginative and original fables are interesting reading for grown-ups rather than children.
Short Stories, poetry, novels, and interesting propaganda conveying the cruel realities of a new kind of war
Favorite Christmas stories for you and your family to enjoy during the holidays
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Great stories to enjoy when you have five minutes: witty, introspective, morality tales, sci-fi, feel-good, drama, and farce
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