Short Stories

The Story of Quinine

Quinine is a medicine that helps to fight a disease called malaria. It is traditionally made from a plant found in the rainforests in South America.

I Couldn’t Believe My Eyes

How many people were there on Hassan Street going to school?

My Secret Team

Rovers or United? Which football team does the boy support - in secret?

The Haunted House

Bob the dog has run off into a big, old, scary house. Can the children find Bob?

The Treasure Map

Sarah and Sanjay have found a bottle and there's a treasure map inside it. Will they find the treasure?

I’m too ill

Siriwat isn't feeling very well. Can his dad and the doctor help him?

The Twins’ Week

Kim and Ken are twins. Their father is a zookeeper and they all live at the zoo. Kim and Ken spend a lot of time with the animals –what kind of things do you think they do each day?

Teddy’s Adventure

Why is Teddy in the bin? Read Teddy's Adventure and find out what happens to Teddy one day.

Eric the Engine

There's a rock on the railway line and the London train is coming! Can Eric and his friends move the rock in time? Find out by reading this story.

The Magic Spell

Billy and Tom are playing. They're pretending to be wizards and they are making a magic spell. Will the magic spell work?