Reading online                                                                    

The sites listed below have been adapted from Beenleigh State School

 Audio Stories -Index-levelled

Absolutely Whootie Wide selection of stories, including folk tales.  Can print or read online.
Aesop's Fables

Aesop's Fables

Long list of fables to read online.
Rich tapestry
The Amazing Adventure Choose a story and either read along with the audio or alone.
Animal Myths and Legends Includes why? stories and fables.
Animal Stories

Anderson's Fairy Tales
BBC site.  Stories to enjoy.
Bedtime Stories Long list of stories available.
Bedtime Stories BBC site.  Stories to enjoy.
Between the Lions

Many short stories linked to puzzles.  Illustrated. 
Book Hive

Big Books
Listen to a selection of tales told by professional storytellers.

Read stories online and then answer questions.
Children's Storybooks Online A selection of stories, sorted by age. Beware of the pop-ups!
Chinese Fables Seven Chinese fables to read or listen to.
Classics for Young People Full versions of books like Alice in Wonderland, Jungle Book, Tom Sawyer and Anne of Green Gables.
Clifford the Big Red Dog Short list of stories featuring Clifford.

Fairy Tales BBC site.  Stories to enjoy.
Fiction and Non-Fiction Six fiction stories and three non-fiction books to read.  Also has puzzles.
Folk Tales Choose from six folktales.
Greek Myths Starfall provides a selection of stories. With sound.
Grow Your Own Gargoyle Short story to read.
Indigenous Resources - Stories Choose to listen or read from the twenty or so Dreamtime stories.
International Children's Digital Library Stories and books from all over the world are presented in electronic format.
Just for Fun
Children's Stories
The Emperor's New Clothes by Hans Christian Andersen (R)
The Little Match Girl by Hans Christian Andersen (R)
Rapunzel by The Brothers Grimm (R)
The Travelling Musicians by The Brothers Grimm (R)
King Grisly-beard by The Brothers Grimm (R)
Clever Gretel by The Brothers Grimm (R)
Briar Rose by The Brothers Grimm (R)

Funny Asian tales to read.
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Long Long Time Ago

Many people have strange tales to tell, but there are not many stranger than that of a simple woodcutter, who sat on a log in the shade of Shervage Wood ... and got the shock of his life Stories


Do Not Open

Freckly Frog-Classic

King Jake

Kon and Nok


Music Madness

Pig and the twig

Three Leprechauns

Tree Song

Upside Down Fairytale


Myths and Legends:select from a huge range 

The Gurt Worm of Shervage Wood

National Geographic Young Explorer-issues from 2009-2011

Includes fables, fairytales, folktales, myths, science fiction and much more.

approx 4-6 years

kid's story

kid's story

approx 6-8 years

kid's story 

kid's story

kid's story

kid's story

kid's story

approx 4-6 years
Night Before Christmas The version published in 1900.
The Old Woman and Her Pig

Online Stories and Resources for Kids

Interactive online Adventure Story
An Interactive Adventure Story 
One story of a collection by Joseph Jacobs.

Reading Zone

Reading Zone Resources for Teachers & Parents


Advanced Reading
Authors A-K
Authors L-Z
Book Lists
Books & Authors
Comic Strips & Funny Pages
Creative Writing
Myths & Fables
Picture Books
Poetry & Rhymes
Short Stories
Stories in Spanish
Stories in French
 The Reading Room

ReadtoMe-Current books

 Scrambled Stories

Short Stories of Rudyard Kipling
Sites2See Reading Online Stories



Helping boys and girls aged 10+ consistently find great books
to read and love.

BOYS section and a GIRLS section

The Reading Zone is a little like the fiction section at a public library. You can find links to on-line stories and also learn more about your favourite books and authors.

Read stories online, audio provided if you select Read me; fill in blanks with nouns. from IKnowThat

Great collection which includes '
The Butterfly that Stamped", "The Elephant's Child" and "How the Camel got his Hump".
for Interactive Whiteboards. CLI
Starfall Comics Five comics to read.
Stories, Legends and Folktales from Around the World Good variety of tales from all over the world.  
Storyline Online

Enemy Pie
The US Screen Actors Guild members read well-known stories.
The StoryPlace Listen to a variety of stories.  Includes activities.
Tales of Wonder Folktales from around the world.
Three Little Plays

Topsy-Turvy Tales
Read the three plays and try the word activities.
Tumblebooks From New York Public Library.  Books to read and listen to.
The Lion and the Mouse

The Lion and the Mouse

The Magpie's Nest

The Magpie's Nest

The Boy Who Cried Wolf

The Boy Who Cried Wolf

Whale Story 

Meru The Whale Story Non-fiction story about the  birth of a whale
World Stories

BBC site.  Stories to enjoy.