Children's Stories

Children's Stories

Below is the beginning of a collection of some of Sami and Thomas's favorite illustrated short stories for kids. In a fast paced world where multi-tasking is the only way to get everything done in the day, taking a moment to interact with a child is more important than ever. Children grow fast and every opportunity for time together is a precious thing. House of Lore is dedicated to creating poems, stories and artwork that bring a smile to children and parents alike.

Along with the many funny poems for all ages we have on this site, we now have a funny short story for children. For an entertaining adventure with a laugh, click the link to read 'Pauly in the Pipes.'


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Pauly In The Pipes!

A Story of a boy, his troubles at school and just what odd things can happen when one finds a magic penny.

The Aesop For Children

Incredible truths through the simplest of scenarios, Aesops Fables will live forever.

Peter Pan

All children, except one, grow up. They soon know that they will grow up, and the way Wendy knew was this. One day when she was two years old she was playing in a garden, and she plucked another flower and ran with it to her mother. I suppose she must have looked rather delightful, for Mrs. Darling put her hand to her heart and cried, "Oh, why can't you remain like this for ever!" This was all that passed between them on the subject, but henceforth Wendy knew that she must grow up...

 Black Beauty, Young Folks' Edition, by Anna Sewell

The first place that I can well remember was a pleasant meadow with a pond of clear water in it. Over the hedge on one side we looked into a plowed field, and on the other we looked over a gate at our master's house, which stood by the roadside. While I was young I lived upon my mother's milk, as I could not eat grass. In the daytime I ran by her side, and at night I lay down close by her. When it was hot we used to stand by the pond in the shade of the trees, and when it was cold we had a warm shed near the grove.

 The Three Billy-Goats Gruff

A tale from long ago about some crafty billy goats and how they outsmart a mean old troll.

The Lighthouse Lamp

A classic story written in verse by Margaret E. Sangster.

Uncle Giles' Paintbrush

A classic short story written by Mary Joanna Porter.

The Pied Piper Of Hamelin

A tale from long ago re-written in verse by Robert Browning. If you're a Robert Browning poetry fan, you're going to love his version of the Pied Piper.

The Little Red Hen

A short story on how the little red hen does all the work on her own, and who should get the reward for all the hard work .

Another Little Red Hen

Ever wondered what happened to the little red hen after her day of hard work? Read this story to find out.

The Gingerbread Man

A cookie on the run, will they catch the gingerbread man? Read to find out.

The Little Jackals and the Lion

Courage comes in all sizes! The little jackals have their paws full facing a lion, but craftiness might out do ferociousness. Read the story.

The Country Mouse and the City Mouse

Changing places, the grass isn't always greener on the other side.

Little Jack Rollaround

A cute classic about a little boy who won't settle down to sleep and the adventure that takes over.

The Adventures of the Little Field Mouse

He might be tiny but the little field mouse isn't easy to trick. Read the story to find out more about this crafty little guy.

The Boy Who Cried "Wolf!"

The classic cautionary tale about the importance of trust.

The Frog King

A classic tale of silly frogs and their dire lesson.

The Sun and the Wind

A test of strength between the sun and the wind, who do you think will win? Read on to find out.

The Little Jackal and the Alligator

The little Jackal is back, and he's not about to be lunch for an old sly alligator, but this predator is determined, so little Jackal better watch out. Read on to see what happens.

The Elves and the Shoemaker

Go to sleep one night and wake up to all the work being done. That sounds like a lot of fun. Find out just who helped the shoemaker get his business back on track.

The Nightingale

Sing Sweet Nightingale is exactly what this lovely bird does in this classic Chinese short story.

The Glass Dog

A short story by the incredible author of Wizard of OZ, Frank L. Baum. Beautifully written, wildly imaginative. Check it out!

The Queen of Quok

Another engaging short story by the incredible author of the Wizard of OZ, Frank L. Baum. Beautifully written, wildly imaginative. Check it out!

The Girl Who Owned a Bear

A cautionary tale by the incredible author of the Wizard of OZ, Frank L. Baum. Beautifully written, wildly imaginative. Check it out!

The Enchanted Types

Another engaging tale by the incredible author of the Wizard of OZ, Frank L. Baum. Beautifully written, wildly imaginative. Check it out!

The Magic Bons Bons

Another engaging tale by the incredible author of the Wizard of OZ, Frank L. Baum.

The Dummy That Lived

Another engaging tale by the incredible author of the Wizard of OZ, Frank L. Baum.

The King of the Polar Bears

Another engaging tale by the incredible author of the Wizard of OZ, Frank L. Baum.

The Mandarin and the Butterfly

A well written classic short story with a moral to discuss at the end. Similar in style to an Aesop Fable.

Robert of Sicily

A well written classic short story about a king who learns to be humble. Similar in style to an Aesop Fable.

How the Sea Became Salt

The Norse Myth Version of how things have come to be. Nicely written, quite engaging.

The Diamond and the Dewdrop

A beetle learns a valuable lesson on appreciating the simple things in life and how modesty and unselfishness can change the world. Similar in style to an Aesop Fable.


The Brownies

An enchanted tale by classic short story writer Juliana H. Ewing.

A Borrowed Brownie

An enchanted tale by classic short story writer Juliana H. Ewing.

An Earthquake in the Nursery

Another enchanted tale by classic short story writer Juliana H. Ewing.

The Land of Lost Toys

Another enchanted tale by classic short story writer Juliana H. Ewing. A continuance of the above short story "An Earthquake in the Nursery."

Three Christmas Trees

A Christmas tale by classic short story writer Juliana H. Ewing.

An Idyll of the Wood

An engaging tale by classic short story writer Juliana H. Ewing.

Beneath an Umbrella

A classic short story written by Nathaniel Hawthorne. "Pleasant is a rainy winter's day, within doors!"

Chippings with a Chisel

A classic short story written by Nathaniel Hawthorne. A sculptor learns some valuable lessons the hard way.

Footprints on the Sea-Shore

Another engaging classic short story written by Nathaniel Hawthorne.

The Gorgon's Head Introduction

The introductory chapter to Nathaniel Hawthorne's short story classic The Gorgon's Head.

The Gorgon's Head Part I

Part I of Nathaniel Hawthorne's short story classic The Gorgon's Head.

The Gorgon's Head Part II

Part II of Nathaniel Hawthorne's short story classic The Gorgon's Head.

The Gorgon's Head Ending

The Ending of Nathaniel Hawthorne's short story classic The Gorgon's Head.

How The Whale Got His Throat

A classic short story by Rudyard Kipling.

How The Camel Got His Hump

A classic short story by Rudyard Kipling.

How The Rhinoceros Got His Skin

A classic short story by Rudyard Kipling.

How The Leopard Got His Spots

A classic short story by Rudyard Kipling.

The Elephant's Child

A classic short story by Rudyard Kipling.

The Sing-Song of Old Man Kangaroo

A classic short story by Rudyard Kipling.

The Beginning of the Armadillos

A classic short story by Rudyard Kipling.

How The First Letter Was Written

A classic short story by Rudyard Kipling.

How The Alphabet Was Made

A classic short story by Rudyard Kipling.

The Crab That Played With The Sea

A classic short story by Rudyard Kipling.

The Cat That Walked by Himself

A classic short story by Rudyard Kipling.

The Butterfly That Stamped

A classic short story by Rudyard Kipling.

Billy Mink Finds Little Joe Otter

A short children's bedtime story by the well-known conservationist Thornton W. Burgess.

Longlegs the Blue Heron Receives Callers

A short children's bedtime story by the well-known conservationist Thornton W. Burgess.

Longlegs Visits The Smiling Pool

A short children's bedtime story by the well-known conservationist Thornton W. Burgess.

The Patience of Longlegs the Blue Heron

A short children's bedtime story by the well-known conservationist Thornton W. Burgess.

Grandfather Frog Jumps Just in Time

A short children's bedtime story by the well-known conservationist Thornton W. Burgess.

Longlegs and Whitetail Quarrel

A short children's bedtime story by the well-known conservationist Thornton W. Burgess.

Grandfather Frog's Big Mouth Gets Him In Trouble

A short children's bedtime story by the well-known conservationist Thornton W. Burgess.

Spotty the Turtle Plays Doctor

A short children's bedtime story by the well-known conservationist Thornton W. Burgess.

Old Mr. Toad Visits Grandfather Frog

A short children's bedtime story by the well-known conservationist Thornton W. Burgess.

Why Red Fox Has No Friends

A short children's bedtime story by the well-known conservationist Thornton W. Burgess.

The Disappointed Bush

A short children's bedtime story by the well-known conservationist Thornton W. Burgess.

Good Luck Is Better Than Gold

A collection of Juliana Horatia Gatty Ewing's enchanted short stories.

The Nix In Mischief

A collection of Juliana Horatia Gatty Ewing's enchanted short stories.

The Cobbler and the Ghosts

A collection of Juliana Horatia Gatty Ewing's enchanted short stories.

The Ogre Goes Courting

A collection of Juliana Horatia Gatty Ewing's enchanted short stories.

The Magicians' Gifts

A collection of Juliana Horatia Gatty Ewing's enchanted short stories.

Kind William and the Water Sprite

A collection of Juliana Horatia Gatty Ewing's enchanted short stories.

Murdoch's Rath

A collection of Juliana Horatia Gatty Ewing's enchanted short stories.

The Little Darner

A collection of Juliana Horatia Gatty Ewing's enchanted short stories.

The Fiddler and the Fairy Ring

A collection of Juliana Horatia Gatty Ewing's enchanted short stories.

"I Won't"

A collection of Juliana Horatia Gatty Ewing's enchanted short stories.

The Magic Jar

A collection of Juliana Horatia Gatty Ewing's enchanted short stories.

The Magician Turned Mischief Maker

A collection of Juliana Horatia Gatty Ewing's enchanted short stories.

Knave and Fool

A collection of Juliana Horatia Gatty Ewing's enchanted short stories.

Under The Sun

A collection of Juliana Horatia Gatty Ewing's enchanted short stories.

Two Queer Stories

A collection of Joel Chandler Harris's endearing short stories.

Why Mr. Billy-Goat's Tail is Short

A collection of Joel Chandler Harris's endearing short stories.

The Pumpkin Eater

A collection of Joel Chandler Harris's endearing short stories.

Rumpelstiltzkin

Andrew Lang's version of the Grimm classic Rumpelstiltzkin.