Story Hour

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Short Kid Stories

February 18, 2015 -- Submitted by Brian Martin, a parent from Ireland, who is affiliated with the site.

Short Kid Stories is a site I have created for parents looking for quality short stories to read to their children or for kids to read themselves.

It contains many, many classic and modern original stories for kids, all free of charge. The stories can be read on computer, tablet or smartphone and all of them can be printed or sent to a Kindle device.

The stories can be sorted and filtered by age, reading time, story type and author. This makes it very simple to find an appropriate story in a hurry, from anywhere with an internet connection.

The classic stories and tales have been edited by myself and the original stories have been contributed by talented authors from all over the world. New stories are added to the site on a regular basis.

Stories for Kids

January 28, 2013 -- Submitted by Andrew Ziola, a reader who is affiliated with the site.

Tons of wonderful free stories for kids ebooks are available to read at

Purple Picture Books

November 28, 2012 -- Submitted by Daria, a reader from Israel, who is affiliated with the site.

A site with free online picture books for kids. This is a great way to teach the love of reading to kids at an early age. Parents can read these stories to their kids or kids can start practicing reading. New stories will be added all the time.

My Digital Photo Story

June 5, 2012 -- Submitted by Shira, a reader from Palo Alto CA USA, who is affiliated with the site.

Personalized children’s storybooks on the iPad and the iPhone. Your child is the star. Just wanted to let you know that our newest app, “The Lost Gorilla – Mom, It’s Me!™”, launched just a couple of weeks ago. This is our most interactive, fun and beautiful personalized book yet. It tells an engaging and educational story of a young child helping a baby gorilla find its parents. Like our other books, this will be a universal app and we decided to price it at just $0.99 to make it a great deal for any parent.

Albert the Fox

March 28, 2012 -- Submitted by Erik Bennett, a parent from South Florida, who is affiliated with the site.

Albert the Fox is a new interactive website that connects a child’s day through story with a parent. The mission of Albert the Fox is to build bonds between parent and child through story at bedtime. There is also a page where children can send in their Albert stories with assistance from a parent.

Mt Jibbaroo Adventure (TM)

November 29, 2011 -- Submitted by DrZ, a reader from Annapolis, Maryland, who is affiliated with the site.

As a lover of books and reading, it pains me to see children spending more time with electronic devices in their laps playing games than reading. This gave me the ambitious idea to promote reading in the digital world with a fun, unique, interactive format. My goal is to bring back a treasured time for parents and children, teachers and students, reading and exploring together.

Welcome to the first continuous, online, interactive, adventure storyblog! I invite you to join the Mt Jibbaroo Jr. explorers on the adventure of a lifetime. Travel to Papua New Guinea with Zoologist Dr. Zilpha ZaBallsnooden, a fun loving, quirky, adventurer, on an exciting expedition that takes us into the heart of the extinct volcano Mt Jibbaroo. Explore a never before seen pristine rainforest with an ecosystem all its own. Discover adorable, endearing new wild life that has evolved in its own unique way, isolated from the outside world since the volcano last erupted more than 2 million years ago.

Leading to Reading

September 13, 2007 -- From Tina, from Washington, DC , who is affiliated with the site.

This site is super fun for preschoolers learning how to read! It has stories, games, and even finger play videos. My son was engaged with the site for over an hour. Best of all, there is no advertising. The site was created by Reading is Fundamental. Five stars all the way!