Animals

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

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Ko the Dragon

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

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 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.

Short stories for kids Circles free picture book header

Circles

A mother vulture teaches a baby vulture about the cycles of life and death.

Illustration of elephant and telephone for funny kids poem Eletelephony

Eletelephony

Have you ever seen an elephant trying to use the telephone…?

Short story for kids The Bounce dog tale header

The Bounce

Black dog is bored at his house while his human is away… until he decides to BOUNCE!

Illustration of child's circus for children's short story Monsieur Le Dot

Monsieur Le Dot

The tale of a friendship between a ringmaster and an elephant at a circus everyone loves.

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?

Sleepy Mr Sloth short stories for kids header illustration

Sleepy Mr Sloth

Mr Sloth just wants to find one comfortable branch to sleep on. But how can he, when he’s sharing the tree?