On-line Story Sites for Children

Baby and Toddler Books

Kids Read Reading lists for ages one to three

Baby Center Favorite books for toddlers

Beantime Stories A page of links to many stories, poems, holiday stories and more!

PBS Between the lions web page with recommended book reading list

CBeebies From the BBC, a wonderful site that reads stories to the child

Young Children

Storylineonline.net/ - The screen actors guild is proud to bring you Storyline Online, an online, streaming-video program featureing SAG members reading popular stories. 

Book-Pop.com - Highly recommended website with stories written by Stephen Cosgrove. The stories here are exquisite -- include lovely music and are professionally written and drawn. The interactive games are delightful. Flash or basic programming options. 

Bedtime Story A children’s story site with numerous works by different authors

Children's Books Online: the Rosetta Project - The largest collection of illustrated antique children's books online.

Dunkle Unkins for Kids - Wonderful stories and fantastic songs. This site is highly recommended.

Short Stories for Children - - all stories list by rating , author, date added, length - contemporary stories - classic stories - new titles

Farmhouse Fables - Charming, well-written animal fables.

Grimm Fairy Tales A click on a story and listen site

Popular Childrens Stories - Indulge in a world of adventure, fun and excitement through numerous stories ranging from animal adventures and fairy tales to educational and Christmas stories. Kids, parents and teachers can travel to distant places and let imaginations run wild. Children's Stories are ranked and assigned a rating of 1 (worst) - 5 (best).

Illustrated children's stories for kids of all ages

Light Up Your Brain - Nice selection of audio stories. This site also has fun games and music.


Walks with Red Dog - Stories by Jim Conrad. A site for young adults. Well-written experiences of a man's relationship with his dog. For older children and adults who like simplicity and wisdom.

Great Scott Graphics - Learn the basics of Egyptian hieroglyphic writing and numbering with these online lessons. Kid Safe.

Books online Stories for children to adults – Turn the page with a click

Stuart Stories Reading lists and stories for ages 3-15

Richmond Hill P.L. Short stories for teens

Young Adult Library Services Association- Access young adult reading lists that can help young readers gain an appreciation for reading.

Children’s Authors

Dianne Ochiltree Bedtime reading tips by the author of Lullaby Little One

Cynthia Leitich Smith Author of teen books such as Jingle Dancer, Indian Shoes, Holler Loudly and Santa Knows

Barb O'Connor Author of Taking Care of Moses, Me and Rupert Goody, Moonpie and Ivy and more

Charles Ghigna Known as Father Goose is a beloved children’s poet

Tony Abbott Author of Kringle, The Postcard, and The Secrets of Droon

Marcia Jones One of Scholastics most popular authors

Nikki Giovanni Video interview and written biography of the author

Children's Illustrators a large directory of illustrators

Illustrators/Authors A to Z Directory of illustrators and authors on the web

Maurice Sendak A profile and bibliography of the illustrator/author