Story Reservoir is dedicated to delivering family-friendly stories of all types, including short bedtime stories, long-form classic literature, and even interactive stories and games (more on that later).

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

Short Stories for Kids

Goldilocks and the Three Bears
stories

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
stories

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
stories

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
stories

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
stories

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
stories

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
stories

The Three Billy Goats Gruff

Once there were Three billy goats who were all brothers and who shared the last name of Gruff. The Littlest Billy Goat […]

600 words ~5 minute read
The Tortoise and the Hare
stories

The Tortoise and the Hare

One day a hare was making fun of a tortoise for being slow, while a the same time he bragged about his […]

310 words ~3 minute read

Classic Literature

A Christmas Carol
stories

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
stories

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
Peter Pan
stories

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
stories

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
stories

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
stories

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
THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ
stories

THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ

L. Frank Baum

Dorothy lived in the midst of the great Kansas prairies, with Uncle Henry, who was a farmer, and Aunt Em…

42,636 words ~4 hour read

News and Updates

Online Story Book Websites
post

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
post

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. […]