Age 7-12

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Illustration of dog for short story for kids, Old Sultan

Old Sultan

A master decides to kill his faithful dog because he is old, until his friend steps in to help.

Illustration of horse in forest for short story for kids, The Goose Girl

The Goose Girl

A princess is deceived by her maid. Will her talking horse save her?

Illustration for the childen's story The Frog Prince by Walter Crane

The Frog Prince

A Princess makes a promise to a Frog who helps her, but soon changes her mind.

Illustration of poultry and wolf for children's short story Henny Penny

Henny Penny

When Henny Penny is hit on the head, she thinks the sky is falling down!

Illustration of moon and crazy faces for children's short story The Three Sillies

The Three Sillies

A crazy story about three silly people, and a man’s quest to find three sillier!

Illustration of girl and stem for children's short story Thumbelina

Thumbelina

The sweet story of the adventures of a girl no larger than a person’s thumb.

Illustration of girl's face for children's short story The Little Match Girl

The Little Match Girl

The classic sad fairy tale about a poor little match girl selling matches in the snow at Christmas.

Illustration of ducks on pond for children's short story The Ugly Duckling

The Ugly Duckling

A baby duck is teased for being ugly… until he discovers how special he really is.

Illustration of bunny on a line for children's short story The Velveteen Rabbit

The Velveteen Rabbit

A velveteen rabbit is given to a little boy who loves him… but he longs to be real.

Illustration of golden boy and sparrow for children's short story The Happy Prince

The Happy Prince

The statue of a Prince asks a sparrow to help solve sad people in his city.

Illustration of two herons by moonlight for children's short story The Star Child

The Star Child

A short story about a beautiful child of the stars, who learns about humility.

Illustration of mother and child in a garden for children's short story The Selfish Giant

The Selfish Giant

The tale of a selfish giant who closes his beautiful garden to children.

Illustration of red ogre for children's short story Little Thumb

Little Thumb

A little boy with a great deal of tenacity saves his brothers from an evil ogre.