Age 7-12

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Illustration for Grimm Brothers fairytale Elves and the Shoemaker

The Elves and the Shoemaker

A shoemaker and his wife have magical assistance from some elves every evening when they go to bed. But do the elves need help too?

Short story for kids on peace - 100 White Doves illustration of leopard

One Hundred White Doves

Leila Leopard lives on one side of a wall, Charlie Cheetah on the other. But friendship knows no barriers…

Poems for kids illustration for poem Carousel

Carousel

A poem about the thrill of riding a children’s carousel !

Illustration for Grimm Bros fairytale Briar Rose

Briar Rose

Briar Rose is under a spell – that she will prick her finger on a spindle and fall into a hundred-year sleep…

Illustration for Hans Christian Andersen fairytale The Nightingale

The Nightingale

A Chinese Emperor coves a nightingale – but then discovers a more beautiful one made of gold.

Illustration for Hans Christian Andersen fairytale Twelve Swans

The Wild Swans

A sister loses her twelve brothers, who are turned into swans. Will she risk her own life to save them?

Illustration for kids poem Antonio by Laura Elizabeth Richards

Antonio

Antonio, Antonio, was tired of being alonio… a funny series of limericks for children who love sounds!

Illustration for Hans Christian Andersen's fairytale The Little Mermaid

The Little Mermaid

The classic Hans Christian Andersen tale of a Little Mermaid, and what she will do for love.

Poems for kids Bird Song by Laura Elizabeth Richards illustration

Bird Song

A poem about the different songs of birds, and what they might mean to a careful listener.

Illustration for Grimm Brothers fairytale Twelve Dancing Princesses

The Twelve Dancing Princesses

A king suspects that his twelve daughters go dancing every night… and a young prince takes the challenge to discover them.

Illustration for scary halloween kids story Zombie Town

Zombie Town

Elroy is scared of most things, especially going on a school camping trip. But that’s not counting the ZOMBIES!

Rosco New Friends in January Dog Story for Kids

New Friends in January

Rosco’s family have gone back to school… but who’s that arriving in the truck next door?

Illustration for free chapter story The Light Princess

The Light Princess

When a Princess is caused by a spell to be as light as air, a Prince discovers the way to make her happy.