15 amazing kids story books !

Stories for kids

Hey friends! Remember those beautiful days, when we used to sit in the summer sun soaking the Vitamin D or in a well lit room reading stories for kids? For me, some of them were so gripping that it took me all over into my fascinating dreamworld. I loved the fantasy, the attractive hard cut outs, compelling characters of the story books which used to swirl me on my cozy bed. I was immensely in love with these short story books, specially Rudyard Kipling’s hard imaginative story books. And so my love for fiction & thrill has continued till today.

Since my kid has turned 2.9years, I have been collecting & reading some of my favourite kids story books to him during the bedtime which he appreciates much. And you know the best part, I’m kinda reliving my fantasy dreamworld. While I’m narrating, it takes me back into the memory lanes of innocent dreaming childhood:).

Reading books to the child is so important, read some tips how to get that habit inculcated right here. Hence, I thought to pen down the collection of short stories for kids.

So, apart from the most loved ones as Cinderella, Hansel & Gretel, let me show you some which I cherished & some which I’ve selected for my child!

Here you go -15 All time hit stories for kids in the ages – 1-5years :

1. Charlotte’s Web – 

By E.B White , This story is of a Pig named Wilbur who is born runt and Mr. Arable is way sure to kill him up for the dinner. But her daughter, Fern, begs him up to to let him live. When the father agrees to her plea, she loves little piglet & takes care until one day when the father decides to send the piglet to a farm. What happens then? Will Wilbur be able to survive, make friends, how will he hatch plan to save himself from being served on the dinner table along with dear Friend, Charlotte, the spider! It’s an interesting plot for kids to revel for sure. catch your copy right here !

2. The Little prince –

One of the best selling books ever published by Antoine de Saint-Exupery, it has lot to cherish for children & even adults.This is a beautiful poetic book in which a pilot who has been stranded in the dessert meets a prince fallen to the earth asking him to draw a sheep.  It deals with the explorations of Little prince, how he meets a very important character – Fox. Fox explains him of the secrets and has been given some amazing phrases, which will be loved equally by young and kids. It has so beautiful quotes which will leave you thinking of the human relations. Unwind the story here !

3. The Wind in the willows (Classic Starts) –

An adventurous story build around friends – Mole, Rat, Badger, Toad, Otter, and many other, this book by Kenneth Graham has won many hearts.  The mole while cleaning his home, feel really bored of it and he runs along to meet a Rat at the river. Rat & mole develop a beautiful friendship instantly and that’s how other character, Badger, Otter, toad (all are Rat’s friends) come into picture. What happens when the toad is sentenced to the jail? How does his rest four friends deal with their reputation?Will toad again become respectable and get that love back? Read out a beautiful friendship story by getting your copy right here   !

4. The Little white horse – 

A classic story of a solitary girl planning to change the life story, authored by Elizabeth Goudge, is gripping and beautiful one. Maria, is orphaned at a tender age of 13. But she finds love in her cousin, Sir Benjamin, who welcomes her to his magical mansion – Moonacre. She is very happy here with ample of food and good people. What happens when she tries to know some secrets? Read out more from your copy right here !

5. Alan’s Big, Scary teeth –

Alan, the alligator with his white big teeth is awesomely scary. While he goes on the round, other animals panic & hide away. But you know there is a deep secret and let me not be a spoiler.What happens when his secret gets revealed? What is the twist awaiting for kids to meet? Catch on this interesting story, I personally enjoyed narrating to my kid here !

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6. The bear and the Piano –

Who doesn’t loves bears? Me, for sure found them pretty cute & loving creatures full of laziness when I was young. But this is a beautifully woven tale full of emotions. How one day a bear finds strikingly different howling thing in the woody jungle, but how he gets attracted to it. His attraction makes him a great piano player in the jungle. It is then when he dreams big but is confused to leave his loved ones. This a really a touchy story & do grab your copy here !

7. The Jungle Book –

The Jungle book needs no narration I guess, with the famous character of Mowgli, a human kid raised by the wolf’s, this is a must read story book for your young ones. So why not without wasting a moment, get your copy here !

8. Fabulous Frogs –

This really bright, light hearted & funny book by Martin Jenkins will get you fall in love with cute little frogs from around the world. You get to know of the largest & the smallest ones, some wonder frogs. Ready to enter the bright frogy world kids? Get your copy here ! 

9. The Snowman –

A beautiful picture book, rather a Christmas classy, is full of love and imagination of a Snowman and boy called James. James builds a snowman & he suddenly finds that it has come to life. It is all about the journey this snowman takes James into. A really cool, extraordinary story canvassing the life is here for you.

10. The Three bears –

I’ve loved this sweet story so much with my cut out book, that I read it over 50 times when I was a kid. It had so amazing pictures and the cut outs with all different sized chairs and bowls that it blew me away in my childhood. You’ll find a lovely illustrative read here. A little girl, Goldilocks, goes for a jungle walk & she steps upon a bear family house with 3 bowls of porridge. She eats one of them which seemed to be perfect & then  curls up on the third baby bed. What happens when the Mama, papa and baby bear come back & get to know of what Goldilock had done.. Don’t miss this one for sure!

11. The snail and the whale –

This beautiful rhyming tale is all about a snail longing to see the world. He meets the whale and there they go on a travel trip to praise the beauty this world captures. But what happens when the Whale gets stranded on the beach and how does the tiny Snail help her friend out of the trouble. It is such an beautiful tale of friendship that it will leave you emotional by the end. Don’t miss your copy

12. Dear Zoo –

Its damn old tale but is still fresh to catch hands on. So full of innocence this story is of a child who writes a letter to Zoo, for the want of a pet for himself.This fun book will for sure bring smiles to the faces and get you into the childhood once again. Get your read here  Short stories for kids

And, here are the last three, to which none of us need any extra description since we all have loved these throughput & must have read multiple times. So just sharing the link where you can get them:

    13. Snow white and the seven dwarfs –

     Here is your copy!    

    14. Pinocchio –

      Here it is !

    15. Alice in Wonderland –

        Here is it !

Short stories for kids

Why not get your child few of those story books available online just a tap away! Let me know which story book your child enjoyed reading!


Quest to live the life surrounded with the charming little bundle's of joy. When they speak, I sing, When they smile, I rejoice , When they hug, I hold them never to lose, Such is my passion for these Gifts of God.This love urged me to navigate separately from my Travel Blog & establish an "All-In-One" Blog for budding mothers. Mum's have multi-tasked this world ,with all her professional commitments , she still makes an extra effort to be a loving, caring and be an intellectual mommy! Cheers, for me too come from the same fraternity, post having a superb academics & close to 8 years of professional experience and blessed with a little one "who has indeed changed my life from Autumn to Spring";)

This Post Has 74 Comments

  1. Great choice of books. I must say Alice in Wonderland and the Little Prince are still one of my favorites even today!

    1. Jhilmil

      hey thanks, Yea these books are really wonderful!

  2. Sigrid Braun

    A nice selection of stories and fairy tales. Many Thanks!

  3. elviscosmos910

    Great works can never be forgotten. I still remember Charlotte’s Web like I read it yesterday.

  4. aniahalama

    I was feeling a bit nostalgic reading these. These are some awesome awesome books. The little price was my all time favorite going up.

    1. Jhilmil

      Aww… can really understand it got you into the beautiful childhood! thanks for the read!

  5. socialpoint24

    Charlottes Web is my favorite. My mom read to me before I went to bed every night. I love children’s books.

    1. Jhilmil

      Great, even I love reading these books!

  6. ashley

    i think i read maybe 5 out of 15 by myself and like 3 out of 15 to my kids lol

  7. Khushboo

    Loved the fact that you have included a good mix of classics and new books. Jungle Book is my all time favorite 🙂

    1. Jhilmil

      All of us love Jungle book, infact I love reading these books more, they give me so much happiness;)

  8. pinkiebag

    Hi, great selection of books Wind in the willows is still one of my favourites.

  9. rameshlall

    if i ever plan to have kids…will surely buzz u…. 🙂

    1. Jhilmil

      he he, do so, will be happy to help:)

  10. Lindsey Renee

    My kids love reading! Charlottes web a classic for sure. We like the three little bears and the jungle book! Def will have to check out the others ones on the list! Thanks for sharing girl!

    1. Jhilmil

      Great, 3 Little bears is my all time fav since I was a child! Do try out others as well!

  11. Blog Bucket

    aahhhaa great choice..!! and a sweet parenting tip as well, being a parent reading books for kids is definitely helpful while kids are growing and a great way of learning.

  12. Amber Myers

    These are all such fun books. I personally really like Charlotte’s Web. My daughter has read parts of it. Reading is the best!

    1. Jhilmil

      Yea, Charlotte’s web is a great read!

  13. Jessica Hugo

    Snowman, Alice in wonderland, the jungle book. All time favorites. I love other works too.

  14. Danielle Speller

    Oh I haven’t even thought of most of these!!! will have to give them a go with my tribe. thank you so much!!

  15. echoesofhervoice

    Great list! I don’t know all of them, but the ones I know of are great. Thanks for sharing!

  16. Sophie

    This was so nostalgic! Some excellent books I remember from my childhood, and some new ones I need to look at!

  17. radhika17

    This is a great list, will recommend this to my SIL, my niece could use a few of theses!

  18. Chemady

    These are great list of story-books for the kids. I will show this to my sis to get some for her kids.

  19. thisawkwardmom

    What a great list of classics! I had forgotten about some of these. I’ll have to get them for my kiddos!

  20. Blair Villanueva

    These are lovely selection! My favorite is Charlotte’s Web, and I also watch its movie adaptation many times. Love it!

  21. SJ

    Definitely going to add some of these to our library! Thanks for sharing!

  22. realfoodiefamily

    This is so helpful! My son just finished all the magic tree house books and we are looking for some new reads!

    1. Jhilmil

      Great to know, why not tap some of these! Your son will be too pleased!

  23. Anosa

    It’s shocking how few of these I know and have seen before but I agree it’s important to read to your child.

  24. Ana Ojha

    What great list of summer reads for kids! I’ll check it out few for my nephew and I’m sure he is going to love it!

  25. Cynthia Nicoletti

    Great list of books all children will enjoy. I remember reading so many of them with my kids when they were younger.

  26. mammabearsays

    I just made a list of books I need to buy for both my girls! so many books I grew up with that my kids dont have yet!

  27. andrea

    wow, its so funny how much of these i have read, love alice in wonderland, it is such a great movie also. i remember so much of these when my mom would read them as i was growning up and i would then read them to my brother.

  28. Blog Guru

    My son loves story listening. I used to tell him story every night at sleep time. Thanks for providing such information. Now I can tell different stories to him.

    1. Jhilmil

      Great to know that you share a story every night! It really builds kids imaginations!

  29. Niki

    These collections ideas are amazing ..will definitely share it with my sister as my niece love story books ?

  30. thebeautytymscom

    Tynx for amazing options.. Even I was planning to buy few for my son…

  31. Shivali singla

    What a list! We have kids in our neighbor and now we know what to recommend them to read.

  32. Neha Sharma

    These are indeed amazing kids story books, we do have a few out of this list but many to explore yet. And yes, reading is as important as playing for a child.

  33. Anchal

    This post is bookmarked. And I am going to order some books pretty soon.

  34. littlemissprim

    You have an amazing choice.. interesting topics for kids .. thanks for this lovely post ?

  35. Jiya B

    Lovely list it is I wish to become a child again to read them. ha ha never mind will get them for my kids now . 🙂

  36. Rakhi Parsai

    These are indeed timeless stories and will never fail to excite the kids and we adults as well. Love reading some of these to my daughter.

  37. Prerna Sinha

    Thanks for coming up with this, my elder one has gone through most of them, will surely get some of these for my younger one though!

  38. viharin

    Thanks for sharing these names. I am going to order them for my kids. They love reading

  39. Wow great list. Thanks for sharing I’ll keep this list in my mind for my son.

  40. Jayshree

    This books are ??
    But The Snowman is really interesting to read

  41. llalexxbloomll

    Love the story books especially the snowman one is quite cute and interesting

  42. Glow Origin

    Nice choice of stories.. Alice in wonderland is my fav.. All these reminds of childhood

  43. Minakshi Bajpai

    This is a wonderful compilation for moms who are looking to buy books for their munchkins. We too have “The Little prince” and i read it to my son every night.

  44. Nisha Malik

    Such an amazing compilation. Great help for me. My son loves reading books.

  45. Papri Ganguly

    A Book is a one’s best friend and you have shared some amazing collections of books for kids. Thanks for this post

  46. preetjyotkaur

    Gosh I’m a book shopping spree. You have shared such great options here.

  47. Sabeeka Lambe

    These have been some of my favourites too and my daughter now loves to cuddle and read just like her mom 🙂

  48. Abhinav Singh

    These look good. I will gift these to my nephew and niece.

  49. Bulbul Varma

    Omg! I just adore your writing style dear !

  50. Snigdha

    You have shared an amazing list of books for kids.. I have two of those.. Will check out the others soon.

  51. Priyanka Patwari

    All books are sound great with different different topics.. will surely buy for my angel

  52. Mummasaurus

    oh i could add so many more books to this list – lovely compilation!!

  53. Bulbul Varma

    Well out of all my favourite has to be Pinnochhio , loved it as a kid

  54. Tripti Charan

    Wow!! Such a great collection of books.. The Three Bears is my Favourite 🙂

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