Classic Literature

A Christmas Carol
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A Christmas Carol

Charles Dickens

Marley was dead: to begin with. There is no doubt whatever about that…

29,204 words ~3 hour read
Alice In Wonderland
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Alice In Wonderland

Lewis Carroll

Alice was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister on the bank, and of having nothing to do…

26,432 words ~2 hour read
Frankenstein
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Frankenstein

Mary Shelley

I am by birth a Genevese, and my family is one of the most distinguished of that republic. My ancestors…

77,900 words ~7 hour read
Peter Pan
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Peter Pan

J. M. Barrie

All children, except one, grow up. They soon know that they will grow up, and the way Wendy knew was this…

47,821 words ~4 hour read
Pride and Prejudice
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Pride and Prejudice

Jane Austen

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife…

122,189 words ~11 hour read
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Arthur Conan Doyle

To Sherlock Holmes she is always the woman. I have seldom heard him mention her under any other name.

105,071 words ~10 hour read
The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood
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The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood

Howard Pyle

IN MERRY ENGLAND in the time of old, when good King Henry the Second ruled the land, there lived within the green glades of Sherwood Forest, near Nottingham Town, a famous outlaw whose name was Robin Hood.

16,617 words ~2 hour read

Short Stories for Kids

Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp
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Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp

Far off in a beautiful city in China a ragged urchin called Aladdin used to play in the street…

3,515 words ~29 minute read
Goldilocks and the Three Bears
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Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Once upon a time there were Three Bears, who lived together in a house, in the forest.  One of them was a […]

990 words ~8 minute read
Jack and the Beanstalk
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Jack and the Beanstalk

A boy named Jack sneaks up a beanstalk and finds more than he could have ever imagined!

2,030 words ~17 minute read
Puss In Boots
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Puss In Boots

A certain miller had three sons, and when he died the only worldly goods that he had left to them were his […]

1,923 words ~16 minute read
The Country Mouse and the City Mouse
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The Country Mouse and the City Mouse

Once there were two mice that had been playmates when they were young but life had taken them on different paths, and […]

735 words ~6 minute read
The Lion and the Mouse
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The Lion and the Mouse

One morning, a lion, who was asleep in his den, was awakened by a playful mouse running across his face. In an […]

340 words ~3 minute read
The Tale of Peter Rabbit
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The Tale of Peter Rabbit

Beatrix Potter

Once upon a time there were four little Rabbits, and their names were Flopsy, Mopsy, Cotton-tail, and Peter…

975 words ~8 minute read
The Three Billy Goats Gruff
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The Three Billy Goats Gruff

Learn about the origin of the Three Billy Goats Gruff. Once there were Three billy goats who were all brothers and who […]

600 words ~5 minute read

News and Updates

Online Story Book Websites
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Online Story Book Websites

Story Reservoir is a pet project I started with the idea of making HTML5-based story books.   This website is still in the […]

Themes to Consider
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Themes to Consider

While I’m probably going to create my own custom theme, I might do well to consider one of these premium storyteller themes. […]

Story Reservoir is for parents and families that love classic family-friendly stories.

Classic Long Form Books

We have classic long form books like “Pride and Prejudice“, “The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes“, “The Wizard of Oz“, and “Peter Pan“.

Shot Bedtime Stories

We have a growing collection of Classic Short Stories for kids you can read to yourself or your children like: “Jack and the Beanstalk“, “The Tortoise and the Hare“, and “The Three Billy Goats Gruff“.

Clip Art and Book Recommendations

Based on recent demand, we also plan to include clip-art and book recommendations in the near future.

If you’d like to contribute a story or have any thoughts, please reach out through our contact form.