Short Stories

Need a short story to share with your class? Try these!

Nonfiction Online Stories

Scholastic News Stories Select the article by grade level. Teaching resources also available.

Eleven by Sandra CisnerosClick on the activities link for the lesson plan.

Classic Short Stories All stories are complete and unabridged. Read them online or print them off and read them. All stories are in the public domain and now copyright free.

Short Story Archive Browse by Genre or Author

Printable Short Stories for Kids A variety of themes: Animals, Community Helpers, Cultures, Earth Science, Holidays, History, Family, and more!

Children's Short Stories Browse the children's library by subgenre or search it for a title, author or keyword. Clicking on an author's name lists all their stories along with further information and links. Stories can be read online, printed or downloaded for reading offline or on handheld devices.

Thank You, Ma'm by Langston Hughes

The Moonlit Road Scary Stories