Stories by Origin

Genie’s Story Bank

“Reading makes immigrants of us all. It takes us away from home, but more importantly, it finds homes for us everywhere.”

Jean Rhys

Short stories are little delightful morsels of tales which can be read in one sitting. Those of us who love reading know the magic behind a well-told story. These ones here are specially crafted for your little ones to savor and learn from.

African story

African Folktales

Fables for kids

European Fables

  • Aesop’s fables
  • Biblical narratives
  • Greek Tales
  • Popular English Fairytales
  • The Wandering Bard’s tales
  • Celtic Legends

This website is dedicated to the empowering tales and to those interested in reading this delightful art form.
Fewer and fewer people these days read. The goal of this site is to give a nice cross section of folklores in the hope that they will excite kids into rediscovering this excellent source of entertainment. Go Storytelling!

If you know the title of the story you are seeking, click on the button below to navigate to a page where you will be able to find the stories we have here listed in chronological order.

You can also check out stories by category or just have a look at our monthly archives. Most of our stories are written from the scratch based on popular folktales and legends. If you would like to know where we got inspiration for the stories that are listed here, you can find further details credited to the author/website. For example, we found a delightful compilation of Panchatantra tales in this link.