The Children"s Library

Children"s stories bless us twice. The first time they are read to us. The second time, we read them to a child.

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Favorite Fairy Tales

Recommended by age group, enjoy!

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Useful Idioms

Over six hundred figurative phrases English students should know.

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Hans Christian Andersen

The magical author of The Ugly Duckling, The Princess and the Pea, and The Brave Tin Soldier, Andersen also wrote poignant short stories enjoyed by readers of all ages, including The Last Dream of Old Oak and the tender, bittersweet Christmas classic The Little Matchstick Girl.

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American Biographies

Stories and background about authors you love, for kids & adults.

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Halloween Stories

A collection of great stories, especially about ghosts-- scary stories to lift your spirits for Halloween! Enjoy not-scary Halloween Stories for Children.

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Pre-K Read-Aloud Stories

Wonderful stories to read with your beginner reader so they will become confident, life-long readers!

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Lullabies

Favorite Lullabies from around the world to relax children & parents!

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Children"s Christmas Stories

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Short Story Collections

100 Great Short Stories

20 Great American Short Stories

Children"s Stories

Short Stories for Elementary School

Short Stories for Middle School

Short Stories for High School

Favorite Fairy Tales

Science Fiction

Mystery Stories

Unreliable Narrator Stories

75 Short Short Stories

Winter Sports Stories

Russian Writers

Dystopian Stories

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Foodie & Thanksgiving Stories

American Biographies

Civil War Stories

Patriotic Songs

World War I Stories

Dog Stories

50 Great Feel-Good Stories

Stories by Favorite Authors

Complete Short Story Library

Gothic & Horror Stories

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Halloween Stories

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Christmas Stories

Christmas Stories for Kids

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Japanese Fairy Tales

A fanciful collection of Fairy Tales collected and translated by Grace James. These imaginative and original fables are interesting reading for grown-ups rather than children.

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The Brothers Grimm

Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm wrote some of the most famous children"s stories and fairy-tales of all time, including; The Brave Little Tailor, Little Briar-Rose (aka Sleeping Beauty), Rapunzel, The Elves and the Shoemaker, Rumplestiltskin, & more See our Favorite Fairy Tales by Age.

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Ghost, Gothic & Horror

A collection of great stories featuring ghosts, ghouls, vampires, and other supernatural phenomena.

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World War I Stories

Short Stories, poetry, novels, and interesting propaganda conveying the cruel realities of a new kind of war.

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75 Short Short Stories

Great stories to enjoy when you have five minutes: witty, introspective, morality tales, sci-fi, feel-good, drama, and farce.

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Short Story Authors

Here is an abbreviated list of short story writers that you can find at this site:


Hans Christian Andersen Sherwood Anderson T.S. Arthur L. Frank Baum Ambrose Bierce Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson Algernon Blackwood Giovanni Boccaccio Robert W. Chambers Anton Chekhov Kate Chopin Stephen Crane Roald Dahl Philip K. Dick Charles Dickens Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Edna Ferber Mary E. Wilkins Freeman Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol Bret Harte W. F. Harvey Nathaniel Hawthorne Ernest Hemingway O. Henry Washington Irving Shirley Jackson W. W. Jacobs Henry James M.R. James Langston Hughes Rudyard Kipling Stephen Leacock Jack London H. P. Lovecraft Arthur Machen Guy de Maupassant Herman Melville H.H. Munro (SAKI) Liam O"Flaherty Edgar Allan Poe Frank Stockton Ivan S. Turgenev Mark Twain H.G. Wells Edith Wharton Oscar Wilde

Pulitzer Prize Winners

Pulitzer Prize winning novels, poetry, drama, and biographies in the public domain and author profiles.

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Dystopian Stories

Science Fiction stories where everything goes wrong: bad technology, lost freedom, environmental destruction.

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Short Story of The Day

We select a new short story to feature every day of the year -- well, almost every day! Follow us on Twitter