Free Stories

This page contains stories for fun and educational purposes. Please send us your comments on these stories and let us know how you are using them, whether as a gift for a grandchild or in teaching a class.

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Story: "The Brownies at School" with illustrations Courtesy of The Baldwin Library of Historical Children's Literature

Hair, a baby book written and illustrated by John Cech

 "Thelonious Confusing"
A poem by Kevin Shortsleeve

Interactive ABC books

See the ABCs in a new way

These were made using Macromedia Flash to make short fun movies about individual letters of the alphabet. They incorporate the particular letter's history and are beautiful and interesting.

We don't have all the letters done yet, so if you make an ABC book for one of the letters we're currently missing, please send it our way through our webmaster:

Danny Stanley's Great Pie Adventure
Written and Illustrated by Kristina Jackson

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