Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter

Short Stories for Children

Please enjoy these great stories, fairy-tales, fables, and nursery rhymes for children. They help kids learn to read and make excellent bedtime stories! We have hundreds of great children's stories for you to share.
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You may also enjoy our charming collection of Thanksgiving Stories
Christmas Stories for Children, Children's Poems
, and Lullabies


The Three Little Pigs
The Three Little Pigs
The Gingerbread Man
The Little Gingerbread Man

The Velveteen Rabbit
The Velveteen Rabbit
Little Red Riding Hood
Little Red Riding Hood
The Tale of Peter Rabbit
The Tale of Peter Rabbit
Five Little Pigs
Five Little Pigs
The Pumpkin-Glory
The Pumpkin-Glory
The Snow Queen
The Snow Queen
My Father's Dragon
My Father's Dragon
Hansel and Gretel
Hansel and Gretel
The Little Thief in the Pantry
The Little Thief in the Pantry
A Little Tiny Thing
A Little Tiny Thing
Hans Christian Andersen
Hans Christian Andersen
The Ugly Duckling
The Ugly Duckling
The Princess and the Pea
The Princess and the Pea
The Little Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe
The Little Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe
Old Mother Goose & Her Son Jack
Old Mother Goose and Her Son Jack
Mother Goose Rhymes
Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes
Grimm's Fairy Tales
Grimm's Fairy Tales
The Reluctant Dragon
The Reluctant Dragon
The Little Mermaid
The Little Mermaid
Jack and the Beanstalk
Jack and the Beanstalk
Cinderella
Cinderella
Snow White
Snow White
Rikki-Tikki-Tavi
Rikki Tikki Tavi
The Magic Pitcher
Hindu Tale: The Magic Pitcher
Aesop's Fables
Aesop's Fables
Huckleberry
Huckleberry
Just So Stories
Just So Stories
Thumbelina
Thumbelina
The Tale of Johnny Town-Mouse
The Tale of Johnny Town Mouse
The Ant and the Grasshopper
The Ant and the Grasshopper
The Little Red Hen
The Little Red Hen
Little Bo-Peep
Little Bo-Peep
The Wolf and the Seven Little Kids
The Wolf and the Seven Little Kids
The Two Sisters
The Two Sisters
This Old Man
This Old Man
Rapunzel
Rapunzel
The Three Billy-Goats Gruff
The Three Billy-Goats Gruff
Thankful
Mary E. Wilkins Freeman, Thankful, a great story for Thanksgiving!
The Emperor's New Clothes
The Emperor's New Clothes
Fruit & Vegetable Rhymes
Elizabeth Gordon's Mother Earth's Children
Mother Bear's Call
Children's Stories: Mother Bear's Call
The Cunning Little Tailor
The Cunning Little Tailor
The Owl and the Pussy-Cat
The Owl and the Pussy-Cat
The Pied Piper of Hamelin
The Pied Piper of Hamelin
Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Goldilocks and the Three Bears
How Jack Went Out to Seek His Fortune
How Jack Went Out to Seek His Fortune
The Night Moth With a Crooked Feeler
The Night Moth With a Crooked Feeler
The Bremen Town Musicians
The Bremen Town Musicians
Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves
Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves
The Adventures of Aladdin
The Adventures of Aladdin
Androclus and the Lion
Androclus and the Lion
Bruce and the Spider
Bruce and the Spider
"The Sky is Falling!"
Henny-Penny: The Sky is Falling!
Twas The Night Before Christmas
Twas The Night Before Christmas
The Fisherman and his Wife
The Fisherman and his Wife
Sleeping Beauty (Briar-Rose)
Briar-Rose, or Sleeping Beauty
Haiku Poetry - Basho
Matsuo Basho Haikus
East of the Sun and West of the Moon
East of the Sun and West of the Moon
The Forest Bride: Mouse Who Was a Princess
The Forest Bride: The Story of a Little Mouse Who Was a Princess
The Selfish Giant
The Selfish Giant
The Happy Prince
The Happy Prince
The Blind Men and the Elephant
The Blind Men and the Elephant
Hinky Pinkie Riddles
Hinky Pinkie Riddles
The Wind in the Willows
The Wind in the Willows
Alice in Wonderland abridged
Alice's Adventures Under Ground - A shortened version of the original story
A Tale for Halloween
Halloween Stories for Children: A Tale for Halloween
The Last Dream of Old Oak
The Last Dream of Old Oak
Soup on a Sausage Peg
Soup on a Sausage Peg, Andersen's story akin to 'Stone Soup'
The Little Match Girl
The Little Match Girl
How They Ran Away
How They Ran Away
Puss in Boots
Puss in Boots
The Bogey-Beast
The Bogey-Beast
Goody Two Shoes
Goody Two Shoes
The Marsh King's Daughter
The Marsh King's Daughter
The Sea-Maiden
The Sea-Maiden
Cousin Tribulation's Story
Cousin Tribulation's Story
The Story of Little Boy Blue
The Story of Little Boy Blue
The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County
The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County
The Golden Touch
The Golden Touch
The Chimaera
The Chimaera
The Golden Windows
The Golden Windows
The Dragon's Teeth
The Dragon's Teeth
The Great Feast
The Great Feast
The Coming of the King
The Coming of the King
Little Benjamin
Little Benjamin
The Boston Massacre
The Boston Massacre


Does your family or class have a favorite short story in the public domain? Please send your suggestions to amlit.editor@gmail.com

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You might also like our whimsical Children's Poems, Yummy Stories and for learn-to-read fun, Pre-K Wordplay!

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