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Rip Van Winkle
by Washington Irving
A man drinks a magic potion and sleeps through the American Revolution. Classic reworking of a European folk-tale.
- Length: 16 pages
- Age Rating: U
- Rating:5 stars
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Jodie's Daddy is a Garbageman!
by Matthew Licht
It’s a dirty job, but Jodie’s father does it well and happily. This story brings Take Your Daughter to Work Day to a different level, but it all ends up down in the dumps.
- Length: 7 pages
- Age Rating: U
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The Dragon Rock
by Ellena Ashley
Nobody knew for sure how the slumbering dragon got there, but one thing everybody agreed on was that one day it would wake.
- Length: 5 pages
- Age Rating: U
End of the Line
by Alison L. Randall
There's a new gadget in town and Liza has to try it. But will the price be too high?
- Length: 7 pages
- Age Rating: U
- Rating:5 stars
Morg
by Clare Reddaway
A children's story set in the Iron Age. A girl, Morg, makes a wish to the goddess ...
- Length: 19 pages
- Age Rating: U
- Rating:5 stars
Mr Sticky
by Mo McAuley
One day a tiny water snail appears in Abby's fish tank.
- Length: 4 pages
- Age Rating: U
- Rating:5 stars
High and Lifted Up
by Mike Krath
A children's story about a boy who turns into a leaf.
- Length: 3 pages
- Age Rating: U
- Rating:4 stars
Rapunzel
by Brothers Grimm
A wicked enchantress imprisons a beautiful girl in a tower.
- Length: 4 pages
- Age Rating: U
- Rating:5 stars
The Frog Prince
by Brothers Grimm
A princess makes a promise to a talking frog.
- Length: 4 pages
- Age Rating: U
- Rating:5 stars
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Hansel and Gretel
by Brothers Grimm
A dark tale of abandoned children featuring the celebrated gingerbread house.
- Length: 9 pages
- Age Rating: U
- Rating:5 stars
High and Lifted Up
by Mike Krath
A children's story about a boy who turns into a leaf.
- Length: 3 pages
- Age Rating: U
- Rating:4 stars
Thumbelina
by Hans Christian Andersen
The adventures of a tiny girl who is found inside the petals of a Tulip.
- Length: 12 pages
- Age Rating: U
- Rating:5 stars
The Dragon Rock
by Ellena Ashley
Nobody knew for sure how the slumbering dragon got there, but one thing everybody agreed on was that one day it would wake.
- Length: 5 pages
- Age Rating: U
- Rating:5 stars
Hobnail
by Crystal Arbogast
Scary bedtime story about a mother and daughter's night-time journey home.
- Length: 5 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Rating:5 stars
The Happy Prince
by Oscar Wilde
A modern fairy tale about the selfless acts of a golden statue and a migrating swallow.
- Length: 10 pages
- Age Rating: U
- Rating:5 stars
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