Stories for 8+ years old

These stories should be understandable for eight 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.

The Rose Bush Home

The Rose Bush Home

8
 min
3
+

Tony, a young hare, is getting ready for a big move with his family. Their new home is under a rose bush. It looks thorny and unwelcoming at first, but Tony’s mother persuades her children that the bush will bring them lots of benefits, including delicious fruit. Help your children learn more about rose hips with this story!

The Music that went Missing

The Music that went Missing

13
 min
3
+

The princess is a very talented young woman, but she yearns to do the one thing that she’s terrible at — she wants to sing. However, the rest of the kingdom can’t bear to listen to it. As a result, all the music disappears from the kingdom. Later, the princess humbly realises what the problem is and sets out to solve it by bringing the music back, for all to enjoy. Isn’t music in everything around us?

Pelops

Pelops

5
 min
8
+

This fable teaches us that even in the past people could tell the difference between good and evil intentions. Although the story is typical of the time in which the fable originated, the main theme is still relevant today. Pelops longs for the beautiful Hippodamea and decides to fight for her heart. But her father will give his daughter as a bride only to one who can defeat him in a four-carriage race. However, the loser must pay with his life.

Deucalion and Pyrrha

Deucalion and Pyrrha

7
 min
8
+

Being cruel to others can come back to bite us.Seeing the immense cruelty of humanity, Zeus decides to send a huge flood to the ground to punish the people for their anger. Only Deucalion and Pyrrha will survive.

Daedalus and Icarus

Daedalus and Icarus

9
 min
8
+

It’s always worth listening to good pieces of advice from those more experienced than us.When Daedalus and his son Icarus try to leave the island where they live in exile, Icarus tragically dies. He doesn’t care to listen to the wise advice of his father, and his curiosity kills him.