Here are three reasons to read:

  • Reading is fun
  • Reading will give you an imagination
  • Reading will make you better at English

I have picked 16 stories (known as fairy tales) for you to read. Bears, giants, witches, and elves are waiting for you to discover them. Your reading adventure starts now. I encourage you to find new stories and to keep reading.


What other fairy tales should I include? Leave a comment below with your suggestion.



Beauty and the Beast

Through her great capacity to love, a kind and beautiful maid releases a handsome prince from the spell which has made him into an ugly beast…

Read the fairy tale: Beauty and the Beast



Once upon a time, a rich merchant lived with his daughter. He loved the girl for her beautiful face and her sweet heart. But after his wife died, he decided to marry a second time, and his new wife was selfish and cruel. She had two daughters of her own who were just like her…

Read the fairy tale: Cinderella


Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Papa Bear, Mama Bear, and Little Wee Bear go out for a morning walk, hoping by the time they get home their porridge will cool to the perfect temperature. But they don?t realize a jump-roping, curly-haired terror named Goldilocks is on the way. Things are about to get messy before the Bear family has a chance to eat their porridge…

Read the fairy tale: Goldilocks and the Three Bears


Hansel and Gretel

A poor woodcutter and his wife had two children named Hansel and Gretel. Their mother died when they were young. Hansel and Gretel were very sad. Soon their father remarried but their stepmother was very cruel. One day, she took the children deep into the forest and left them there. Clever Hansel had some breadcrumbs in his pocket and had dropped them on the way so that they could find their way back home…

Read the fairy tale: Hansel and Gretel


Jack and the Beanstalk

Jack lives with his mother and they are very poor. In their village there is a giant who terrorizes their village. Jack goes to the market to sell their cow and a stranger offers Jack magic beans for the cow. Jack takes the beans and the next morning there is a giant beanstalk…

Read the fairy tale: Jack and the Beanstalk



A long time ago, a husband and wife lived happily in a cottage at the edge of a wood. But one day the wife fell ill. She could eat nothing and grew thinner and thinner. The only thing that could cure her, she believed, was a strange herb that grew in the beautiful garden next to their cottage. She begged her husband to find a way into the garden and steal some of this herb, which was called rapunzel…

Read the fairy tale: Rapunzel



Once there was a miller who was poor, but who had a beautiful daughter. Now it happened that he had to go and speak to the king, and in order to make himself appear important he said to him, “I have a daughter who can spin straw into gold…

Read the fairy tale: Rumpelstiltskin


Sleeping Beauty

Once upon a time there lived a good king and his queen. They had no children for many years and were very sad. Then one day, the queen gave birth to a lovely baby girl and the whole kingdom was happy…

Read the fairy tale: Sleeping Beauty


Snow White

Once upon a time there lived a lovely princess with fair skin and blue eyes. She was so fair that she was named Snow White. Her mother died when Snow White was a baby and her father married again. This queen was very pretty but she was also very cruel…

Read the fairy tale: Snow White


The Elves and the Shoemaker

A shoemaker, by no fault of his own, became so poor that at last he had nothing left but enough leather for one pair of shoes. So in the evening, he cut the leather into the shape of the shoes, and he left his work on the table to finish in the morning…

Read the fairy tale: The Elves and the Shoemaker


The Frog Prince

Once upon a time, there lived a beautiful princess who had a golden ball. One day, while playing in the garden, the ball fell into a pond. She was very upset and did not know what to do. While she sat there crying helplessly, a frog hopped out of the pond and asked…

Read the fairy tale: The Frog Prince


The Pied Piper of Hamelin

Once upon a time on the banks of a great river in the north of Germany lay a town called Hamelin. The citizens of Hamelin were honest folk who lived contentedly in their Grey stone houses. The years went by, and the town grew very rich. Then one day, an extraordinary thing happened to disturb the peace…

Read the fairy tale: The Pied Piper of Hamelin


The Three Little Pigs

Three pigs meet a persistent wolf and guess what happens?

Read the fairy tale: The Three Little Pigs


The Tortoise and the Hare

Once upon a time there was a hare who, boasting how he could run faster than anyone else, was forever teasing tortoise for its slowness…

Read the fairy tale: The Tortoise and the Hare


The Ugly Duckling

A little duckling was very sad because he thought he was the ugliest amongst all his brothers and sisters. They would not play with him and teased the poor ugly duckling…

Read the fairy tale: The Ugly Duckling


Where The Wild Things Are

One night Max dresses up in his wolf suit and does all kinds of things he shouldn’t, like chasing the dog with a fork. His mother scolds him and calls him a “WILD THING!” Max is so mad he shouts back, “I’LL EAT YOU UP!” As a result, his mother sends him to his bedroom without any supper. Max’s imagination transforms his bedroom into an extraordinary setting, with a forest and an ocean and a little boat that Max sails in until he comes to a land full of “wild things…”

Read the fairy tale: Where The Wild Things Are