Animals

Read the best free pet and animal stories, animal poems, bedtime stories and farm stories online!

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Ann-Nem-Oh-Nee

Ann-Nem-Oh-Nee is lonely… until she meets Herman the Hermit Crab!

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My Fish! No, My Fish!

Kicchu and Choru both believe they’ve caught the biggest fish. But the fish are smarter than both of them!

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I Will Help You

Lungile helps a heron who has become stuck in barbed wire. What happens next time Lungile needs some help?

Feathered Friends Short story for kids free picture book

Feathered Friends

Two baby King Penguins think their friend looks funny… until they start to change, themselves!

Illustration for kids poem The Flyaway Horse by Eugene Field

The Fly-Away Horse

A bedtime lullaby about a magical flying horse that takes children to dreams…

The Lost Laugh short stories for kids hyena illustration

The Lost Laugh

Hyena has lost his laugh and can’t find it anywhere. Luckily there’s a tickly monkey friend to help him find it !

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Ko the Dragon

Ko the Komodo Dragon feels like nobody loves him – until he learns of many people who do!

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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 Lewis Carroll The Crocodile illustration

The Crocodile

Read Lewis Carroll’s classic poem about the original crocodile smile!

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.

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.