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The story of a young mermaid who falls in love with a prince from above the waves.
- Length: 22 pages
- Age Rating: U
5 Stars
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Snow fell steadily in the wild woods of Siberia...
- Length: 4 pages
- Age Rating: U
5 Stars
It being the last Thursday of the month, the greatest witch in Ireland had gone to the hairdressers and would not return for another hour
- Length: 6 pages
- Age Rating: U
5 Stars
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Welcome to the children short story section at east of the web. Find this month's featured stories above. You can browse the children library by subgenre or search it for a title, author or keyword. Clicking on an author's name lists all their stories along with further information and links. Stories can be read online, printed or downloaded for reading offline or on handheld devices.
Top Short Stories
She returns to the kitchen and stops in her tracks. “Now, where’d I put the pork?
- Length: 4 pages
- Age Rating: U
5 Stars
Hoover had been the runt of his mother’s fourth litter. He was so small and weak at birth his parents worried he would not get enough to eat or would be smushed by the other babies as they slept, but Mama Muridae had faith in her little pup.
- Length: 5 pages
- Age Rating: U
5 Stars
Becca laughed and smiled at her brother ruefully. She wished she could go, but something in her heart felt heavy.
- Length: 6 pages
- Age Rating: U
5 Stars
Was this a riddle? Breanna put the peeler down and peered closely at the message. Her Dad loved entertaining her with riddles and rhymes but she wasn’t sure she’d ever received one by text message! Was this about dinner...?
- Length: 7 pages
- Age Rating: U
5 Stars
Helen was born wrong. Her daddy wanted a son who'd grow up to take over the family manufacturing business. Helen didn't qualify. Mommy wanted a dainty little girl. Helen wasn't dainty.
- Length: 14 pages
- Age Rating: U
5 Stars
Snow fell steadily in the wild woods of Siberia...
- Length: 4 pages
- Age Rating: U
5 Stars
Bobby Osgood woke up one October morning and he was twelve years old again...
- Length: 8 pages
- Age Rating: U
5 Stars
It being the last Thursday of the month, the greatest witch in Ireland had gone to the hairdressers and would not return for another hour
- Length: 6 pages
- Age Rating: U
5 Stars
It’s a dirty job, but Jodie’s father does it well and happily. This story brings Take Your Daughter to Work Day to a different level, but it all ends up down in the dumps.
- Length: 7 pages
- Age Rating: U
5 Stars
A children's story set in the Iron Age. A girl, Morg, makes a wish to the goddess ...
- Length: 19 pages
- Age Rating: U
5 Stars
Top 20 Short Stories

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