Chinese stories

Read the best free Chinese stories and legends in English for kids!

Fairy Tales illustration Chinese Fairy Tales

Rose of Evening

Rose of Evening is beautiful and kind, but what is she keeping secret?

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.

Bedtime stories illustration of golden beetle for Chinese fairy tale The Golden Beetle

The Golden Beetle

A poor woman is given a miraculous golden beetle… Starting the war of dogs and cats.

The talking fish Chinese bedtime stories header illustration

The Talking Fish

A cranky old man decides to become a fish and loves it – until he starts to get hungry.

Illustration of boy on a tightrope for Chinese children's story The Two Jugglers

The Two Jugglers

Two jugglers create an astonishing trick for an emperor – but was one delicious peach worth it?

Illustration of good friends for chinese bedtime story The Golden Nugget

The Golden Nugget

A lovely story of two friends who show true friendship and kindness to one another.

Illustration for Chinese childrens bedtime story Kwan Yin

Princess Kwan-Yin

Kwan Yin is a beautiful princess who listens to her heart instead of her father.

Illustration of moon and starry night for Chinese short story for kids, The Moon-Cake

The Moon-Cake

A big boy tricks a little boy into giving him his cake by comparing it to the moon.