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Chinese Zodiac Story

Read the delightful, illustrated story of the Chinese Zodiac which explains how the years came to be called after animals.

Teachers, Pupils
5-11 year olds
Storynory

Free audio books, including classic fairy tales, myths, verse, Bible stories and original stories for children. Download mp3 files, burn to CD, subscribe to kids' podcast. The only downside is that there is advertising at the end of the stories.

Pupils
5-11 year olds
Aesop's Fables

Forty of Aesop's best-known fables are brought to life in adaptations for children. Each story is five minutes long and read by an all-star cast including Brenda Blethyn, Richard E Grant, Jane Horrocks and Alison Steadman.

Pupils
5-9 year olds
Historic Royal Palaces - History and Stories

Discover interesting facts about Henry VIII and find out why he was so feared. Learn about his six wives and also about Queen Victoria and her empire.

Pupils
7-11 year olds
Eric the Engine

Listen to and watch the animated story of Eric the Engine. The site works well on an interactive whiteboard.

Pupils
3-5 year olds
Santa's Little Helper

It's Christmas Eve and Santa is getting ready to make his delivery of presents to boys and girls all round the world. Find out in this story how he can deliver all the presents in time.

Pupils
3-7 year olds
Goldilocks and the Three Bears

An animated story of the traditional story of the Three Bears. There is a sequencing activity to print out to go with the story.

Pupils
3-7 year olds
Finish the Story: Bushfire

Edit the comic book adventure called Bushfire to make the story more interesting. Choose a conclusion for the story and then improve the grammar by looking changing nouns to pronouns, by adding adverbs and choosing saying verbs.

Pupils
7-11 year olds
Rumble in the Jungle

Read along to the audio of the book Rumble in the Jungle which is about the sounds made by the animals that live there. There is also a version that is signed.

Pupils
4-7 year olds
Jack and the Beanstalk

Listen to or read the story of Jack and the Beanstalk. Excellent animation.

Pupils
3-5 year olds
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