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 short stories for kids to enjoy.

You may also enjoy our special collection of charming & whimsical Children's Poems


The Three Little Pigs
The Three Little Pigs
Aesop's Fables
Aesop's Fables

Little Red Riding Hood
Little Red Riding Hood
The Tale of Peter Rabbit
The Tale of Peter Rabbit
Cinderella
Cinderella
Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes
Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes
Grimm's Fairy Tales
Grimm's Fairy Tales
Tom Thumb
Tom Thumb
Hans Christian Andersen
Hans Christian Andersen
The Ugly Duckling
The Ugly Duckling
The Princess and the Pea
The Princess and the Pea
The Velveteen Rabbit
The Velveteen Rabbit
Jack and the Beanstalk
Jack and the Beanstalk
The Wolf and the Seven Little Kids
The Wolf and the Seven Little Kids
Hansel and Gretel
Hansel and Gretel
The Little Mermaid
The Little Mermaid
Just So Stories
Just So Stories
Snow White
Snow White
Thumbelina
Thumbelina
My Father's Dragon
My Father's Dragon
The Little Red Hen
The Little Red Hen
The Snow Queen
The Snow Queen
The Little Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe
The Little Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe
Little Bo-Peep
Little Bo-Peep
Five Little Pigs
Five Little Pigs
Old Mother Goose & Her Son Jack
Old Mother Goose and Her Son Jack
My First Alphabet
My First Alphabet
Rapunzel
Rapunzel
The Three Billy-Goats Gruff
The Three Billy-Goats Gruff
The Emperor's New Clothes
The Emperor's New Clothes
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 Bremen Town Musicians
The Bremen Town Musicians
"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
The Pumpkin-Glory
The Pumpkin-Glory
Butterflyflutterby and Flutterbybutterfly
Butterflyflutterby and Flutterbybutterfly
Haiku Poetry - Basho
Matsuo Basho Haikus
The Selfish Giant
The Selfish Giant
The Happy Prince
The Happy Prince
The Nightingale and the Rose
The Nightingale and the Rose
The Remarkable Rocket
The Remarkable Rocket
Peter Pan
Peter Pan
Alice in Wonderland
Alice in Wonderland
Through the Looking Glass
Through the Looking Glass
The Walrus and the Carpenter
The Walrus and the Carpenter
The Last Dream of Old Oak
The Last Dream of Old Oak
The Little Match Girl
The Little Match Girl
The Wind in the Willows
The Wind in the Willows
Pinocchio
Pinocchio
Ali Baba, Aladdin, Sindbad
Arabian Nights
The Story of Little Boy Blue
The Story of Little Boy Blue
Puss in Boots
Puss in Boots
The Marsh King's Daughter
The Marsh King's Daughter
The Sea-Maiden
The Sea-Maiden
How They Ran Away
How They Ran Away
The Bogey-Beast
The Bogey-Beast
The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County
The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County
Young Folks' Edition
Uncle Tom's Cabin Young Folks' Edition
The Ant and the Grasshopper
The Ant and the Grasshopper
The Little Thief in the Pantry
The Little Thief in the Pantry
A Little Tiny Thing
A Little Tiny Thing
Heidi
Heide
The Two Sisters
The Two Sisters
The Golden Touch
The Golden Touch
The Chimaera
The Chimaera


Does your family have a favorite poem in the public domain you'd like us to add? Please send suggestions to amlit.editor@gmail.

Enjoy our collection of Children's Poems

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