Stories for 5+ years old

These stories should be understandable for five years olds. However, we believe they can be fun at any age above that as well. The age requirements are based on vocabulary, topics, and overall story length.

A Mystery in Ronnie’s Room

A Mystery in Ronnie’s Room

9
 min
5
+

Ronnie is very forgetful. So it’s no surprise that when she is given some pot plants, it totally slips her mind that she needs to water them. Until, that is, strange things start happening in her bedroom…

Baba Yaga Next Door

Baba Yaga Next Door

13
 min
5
+

Andy spends all day, every day, reading. He likes tales of mystery and magic. In fact, he has been so engrossed in his book that he hasn’t noticed one of his neighbours is actually a witch…

Phaethon

Phaethon

6
 min
5
+

Don’t overestimate your abilities. When young Phaethon goes to see his father, the sun god, he persuades him to lend him his solar chariot. How does Phaethon’s ride end?

The Rat Boy

The Rat Boy

11
 min
5
+

This is a story about a boy named Timmy, who treats everyone nastily and rudely. However, he eventually crosses the path of an elf who punishes him for his bad behavior with a magical transformation - such that neither Timmy nor his own mother recognise him.

Jack and the Beanstalk

Jack and the Beanstalk

11
 min
5
+

A story from a collection of fairy tales compiled by the famous storyteller Joseph Jacobs.The popular tale of a magic bean and a poor boy. He climbs the plant up to the sky, even defeats a giant, and eventually becomes rich.

Mount Trap

Mount Trap

13
 min
5
+

This is a story of the cursed Mount Trap, which for years has lured people inside with the promise of enormous wealth, only to trap them forever deep inside. However, everything changes when a modest traveller appears there. He seeks not wealth, but a different thing entirely.

The Heart that Wanted to Jump for Joy

The Heart that Wanted to Jump for Joy

13
 min
5
+

Sincere friendship is important at any age.An old man, who lives alone, finds that he doesn’t enjoy anything anymore. Even playing his favourite guitar. But in the end, someone fatefully appears in his life who cheers his heart up again. Although he resists at the beginning, we learn that no one truly wants to be alone.

The Little Birdie

The Little Birdie

9
 min
5
+

Envy can separate even the best of friends.The story is about two neighbors who always help each other, until envy separates them. When a beautifully singing bird nestles on an apple tree that has grown in one of their gardens, the other neighbor begins to envy him, and they start quarreling

Bestie

Bestie

11
 min
5
+

“Don’t be so childish!” Vivi’s classmates push her away when she wants them to play a new game she invented. Unfortunately, in the age of mobile phones and tablets, there is somehow no room for your own imagination or classic children's games. However, thanks to a happy coincidence, Vivi found a friend. Not only the one she dreamed of, but a true one.We easily buy many things for money, but real values cannot be bought.

Cristiano’s First Tears of Joy

Cristiano’s First Tears of Joy

6
 min
5
+

Cristiano is a little boy who has just joined his first football club. But his teammates aren’t very welcoming and he becomes upset. He only has one friend he can talk to about his feelings and he discovers it’s okay to cry sometimes. The encouragement pushes him to become a better player.

Cristiano and a Mysterious Voice

Cristiano and a Mysterious Voice

7
 min
5
+

Cristiano is a little boy who is poor, but he has a dream: he wants to be the best football player ever. He practices as much as he can, with whatever he can. He even makes his own ball! Then one day, he hears a mysterious voice coaching him… Read the first story about Cristiano for free.

Cristiano and a Lesson on Humility

Cristiano and a Lesson on Humility

11
 min
5
+

Cristiano is determined to become the best football player in the world and he tirelessly trains to achieve his goal. He finds school boring, so he tries to avoid it as best he can. His playing skills are constantly improving, but with dexterity, his pride starts to rise. What will his friend Voz have to say about it?