Some of the most famous fairy tale characters are found in the story "Cinderella." The title character has a wicked stepmother and stepsisters, but that does not stop Cinderella from marrying a prince. Other well-known f... More » Art & Literature Literature Children's Books

Some popular fairy tales include "Snow White," "Cinderella," "Rapunzel," "The Brave Little Tailor" and "The Snow Queen." Fairy tales are stories set in a world both listener and teller recognize as imaginary. They genera... More » Art & Literature Folklore

The defining characteristics of a fairy tale include a typical beginning and ending, magical elements, good and evil characters, enchanted setting, occurrences in groups of three or seven, fantastical creatures and an ex... More »

The story of the "Three Little Pigs" is a tale about three pigs that upon setting out from their mother's home each build a home, one made of hay, another made of twigs and the third one made of bricks. They are soon att... More »

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 »

Some study activities to review "Frindle" include inventing their own words, drawing, acting out scenes or pretending to be characters from the book, creating a movie or movie trailer script, drawing a map of the book's ... More » Art & Literature Literature Children's Books

"Rip Van Winkle" tells the tale of a lovable but rather lazy man who falls asleep after drinking some moonshine and awakens some 20 years later to a world that has changed completely for him. This short story by Washingt... More » Art & Literature Literature Children's Books