Children's Stories Just for Boys

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The Old Man and his Grandson

Written by Brothers Grimm

Short story of an old man that is treated poorly by his children once he becomes helpless and burdensome to care for. The simple intervention of the grandson helps the parents realize that they too will become old some day and they realize the need to care for the old grandfather.

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Children's Stories Just for Girls

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Sleeping Beauty or “Little Briar Rose”

Written by Brothers Grimm

A beautiful princess is cursed to fall asleep for 100 years upon her 15th birthday. Many try to reach her behind her castle of thorns and briar patch while she sleeps, but fail. After the 100 years of sleep, she awakes to find the handsome prince, whom she marries and lives happily ever after.

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Children's Stories For Boys or Girls

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The Lion and the Crane

Written by Joseph Jacobs

The story of an ungrateful lion who is helped by a crane when in trouble.

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Children's Stories For a Boy and a Girl

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Hansel and Grethel

Written by Brothers Grimm

A classic fairy tale of brother and sister working together to overcome the odds. They are confronted with a mean stepmother who forces their father to leave the children in the forest, where they encounter an evil witch. The siblings survive, discover riches and live happily.

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Children's Stories For One Child

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The Seven Ravens

Written by Brothers Grimm

A girl finds that her seven brothers were cursed into becoming birds and she ventures off to save them. She finds them in a glass mountain secured by a dwarf and eventually lifts their curse.

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Children's Stories For Two Children

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The Bremen Town Musicians

Written by Grimm Brothers

Story of an unlikely bunch of animals who escape their normal lives to become musicians in the nearby town of Bremen. They encounter a household of robbers along the way and team up to run them off, get their food and take over the establishment.

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