short stories


  • Do you like listening to and reading stories? There are lots and lots of great stories here for you to watch and listen to. There are stories for your little brother and sister too!

    You can also see our Stories playlist on YouTube for videos of our most popular short stories for kids.



Dino is a family dog. He helps to keep people safe on the roads. Read his diary and find out what he did last week.

What will happen to Demetrius, Hermia, Lysander and Helena in the fairy forest? Watch and find out!

A strange animal has entered the zoo. Where should it go? See where the zookeeper puts the new animal in the story.


Ali has found a magic carpet in his uncle's shop. Where will the carpet take him? What will he see? Who will he meet?


Angel lives on the Great Barrier Reef. When he goes off to explore he finds lots of dangerous animals out there. Look out Angel!

Short stories: Beatrix Potter
Do you know which famous book Beatrix Potter wrote? Watch and find out! This short story is one of our 'British tales' videos about characters and people from British history.

Buzz and Bob are on holiday at an adventure camp. What sports do you think they will do there? Read the story and find out.


When Billy went to the circus, he saw lions, clowns, acrobats and some elephants. Minny the elephant wasn't very happy, so what do you think she did?


There are strange things in the dark, dark wood! Click on the cats to find out what is hidden in the dark, dark house!


It's Sonia's birthday and she's got a new computer game. Something strange happens when she starts playing.

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Megan is going to choose her clothes today. What's she going to wear?


There's a rock on the railway line and the London train is coming! Can Eric and his friends move the rock in time? Find out by reading this story.

Short stories: George and the dragon
Do you know the story of Saint George? Watch and find out why he is the patron saint of England! This short story is one of our 'British tales' videos about characters and people from British history.

Goldilocks is a young girl. One day she is walking in the forest and she sees a house - and the door is open. What does Goldilocks find in the house?


How many people were there on Hassan Street going to school?


Siriwat isn't feeling very well. Can his dad and the doctor help him?


Jack lives with his mother, they are very poor. One day Jack sells the cow for some beans. His mother is angry, but the beans are magic!


Little Red Riding Hood is a little girl who lives in a forest! One day she went to visit her granny. Can you guess who she met in the wood?


Hairy Henry is a big green monster. It's his birthday. His friends Loony Lou and Gorgonzola want to get him some birthday presents. What will they buy for Hairy Henry's birthday?


Lottie is 10 years old and she lives in England with her dad and sister. Listen to her talk about her dad. Is Lottie's dad like your dad?


The boy in this story is sad when he finds that his favourite clothes don't fit him any more. What can his mum do with them? Listen to this story and find out.


Chinese New Year is celebrated in many countries around the world. Each new year is named after one of twelve animals.


Rovers or United? Which football team does the boy support - in secret?


Katie and Jaia are having great fun at the playground, and Jessie wants to play too. But he can't...because he's a dog. Read and listen to a story about a dog who wants to go on the swings!


It's five o'clock in the afternoon in London and Ryan is watching the TV. What time is it in other parts of the world? What are other children doing at this moment?


Billy and Splodge are in a spaceship. They are visiting lots of colourful planets. What strange creatures do Billy and Splodge find on the planets?


Katie and Jaia are on a school trip with the other children in their class. They're visiting the Planet Earth Museum. Visit the museum with them, and learn lots about our planet.


Kevin is a very naughty young giant - he's moving some of the world's famous landmarks! Read and listen to a story.


The evil Ratty and his gang are going to rob the Bank of Britain. The police haven't got a clue. Can Spycat stop Ratty before it's too late?


The girl in this story really wants to be a record breaker. Will she break a record?


The evil villain Ratty wants to take over the world. Join Spycat as he travels round the world looking for Ratty. Can you help Spycat solve the clues?


Some superheroes need to go to school to learn special skills. Read and listen to a story about a school for superheroes.


Why is Teddy in the bin? Read Teddy's Adventure and find out what happens to Teddy one day.


There are lots of animals at the animal shelter. The Good family wants to adopt an animal to take home and look after. Which animal will they adopt?

Short stories: The bird king
Which bird will become king? Watch and find out! This traditional story is about a race to become the bird king.

Neila is an alien. She lives on a cold planet and nothing can grow. Can Billy and Splodge help her?


The marathon is a race of 42kms, and it is an Olympic event. This race was first run 2,500 years ago. Read about the history of this race.


The Chinese Lunar calendar names each year after one of twelve animals, this year is the year of the sheep.


The greedy hippo is eating everything, and the other animals are angry. How can they stop the hippo eating all their food? Read and find out.


Bob the dog has run off into a big, old, scary house. Can the children find Bob?


What do you do when a hungry dragon arrives in town looking for breakfast? Watch this story and find out about Sia's great idea.


It's spring in the forest and the animals are waking up. But where is Bruno the bear?

Short stories: The lion and the mouse
Can a mouse help a lion? Watch and find out! This traditional story is about helping a friend.

It's time for a holiday! Dalia wants to go to the beach - but her family has other ideas. Where will Dalia's family go on holiday?


What happened to the lucky seed that fell from the farmer's cart?


Billy and Tom are playing. They're pretending to be wizards and they are making a magic spell. Will the magic spell work?


Basma and Hossam are on holiday with their parents. They are visiting the Pyramids near Cairo in Egypt. But they find something very strange in one of the pyramids.


A horrible monster has locked the princess up in a tower. Can anybody rescue her?


It's winter and everywhere is covered in snow. Katie and Eddie make a snowman. What's going on? Is the snowman waving at them?


Quinine is a medicine that helps to fight a disease called malaria. It is traditionally made from a plant found in the rainforests in South America. 


Sarah and Sanjay have found a bottle and there's a treasure map inside it. Will they find the treasure?


When their boat sinks, the animal orchestra reach an island. Will they be able to escape?


Kim and Ken are twins. Their father is a zookeeper and they all live at the zoo. Kim and Ken spend a lot of time with animals. What do you think they do during the day?



Will the boy work with animals like the rest of his family?


The lion is trying to sleep. But somebody is making a noise! Who is it?


Anansi is clever and cunning, and always hungry. One day he was a bit too greedy, find out what happened in this story.

Do you know how many plays Shakespeare wrote? Watch and find out!