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Aesop's Fables are short, kid-friendly stories that offer a moral. For example, "Two Travelers and a Bear" shows that true friendship is tested in hard times. "The Flies and the Honey" discourages readers from letting gr... More »

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A fable is a short story with a moral that has animals as the main characters. A parable is a short moral story without animals as characters. Fables and morals have been around for centuries, but modern moral stories, s... More »

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The moral of a story is a lesson that is taught within the context of a tale, often using an analogy. In general, stories with morals are found in children's literature or, for adults, inspirational and motivational tale... More »

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Scary stories for kids include "The Hook-Hand Killer," "The Choking Doberman" and "The Pink Jellybean." These classic stories offer mild scares appropriate for children and teens, featuring endings in which nothing espec... More »

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A good short story for kids includes many of the same elements found in stories for adults, such as characters, setting and plot. However, you should strive to keep your children's story simple and concrete so that young... More »

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Some good bedtime stories to read to children include "How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night?" and "Time For Bed" A few other choices include "Good Night, Gorilla," "Bedtime Bugs," "Goodnight Moon" and "Brown Bear, Brown Bear,... More »

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“The Inn at the End of the Lane,” “Night of the Trees,” “Girl at the Underpass” and “The Open Window” are great ghost stories for children. Although none of them are graphic or excessively scary, the stories do offer mys... More »

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