Animals

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

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?

Anaya's Thumb Free toddler's story book - header illustration

Anaya’s Thumb

Anaya only wants to suck her thumb – even if Mummy and Daddy want her to stop!

Short stories for kids The Enchanted Stag illustration

The Enchanted Stag

A sister and brother escape their wicked stepmother – but the brother is turned into an enchanted stag.

Illustration for Chicken Licken kids fable

Chicken Licken

An acorn falls on Chicken-licken’s head, and the sky falls down!

Kids bedtime story picture book Fox and the Pine header illustration

Fox and the Pine

Winter makes a little Fox feel sad… until a forest fairy reminds him about optimism.