Dotty and Boo Cat in The Stinky Wood

An animated story where children watch and then answer questions at the end. There is also an additional set of questions, with illustrations, that can be used for discussion to promote children's language development.


The Bad Puppy

A short animated story with repetitive text and high fequency words.


Monster Shopping Trip

A brilliantly animated story with text about Hairy Henry's birthday with monster characters. You could use these fabulous monsters as subjects for a character description about a monster. The story includes some characterisation.


Mr Small - A Big Day Out

An animated story about Mr Small by Roger Hargreaves.


Animated Aesop's Fables

The animated, narrated stories include The Hare and the Tortoise, The Foolish Crow, The Lion and the Mouse and The Fox and His Shadow.

The Tortoise and the Hair

A Lesson for a Foolish Crow

The Lion and the Mouse

The Fox and his Shadow


Jungle Eyes

An animated, interactive rhyming story about animals which young children can either listen to or read along with.


The Three Little Pigs

The Tweenies read the classic story of the Three Little Pigs.


Carlton's Magic Trainers

This is a journey story and is ideal for drawing a story picture map. Print out the world map in the Activities section and draw what happens, using pictures to illustrate the events. The picture map can then be used to help remember the story. Find out more.





The Story of Cinderella


Dick Whittington


The Enormous Turnip

The Fimbles tell the story.


Growing Up

A story about a giant


Hansel and Gretel

The story of Hansel and Gretel.



Jack and the Beanstalk



Little Red Riding Hood


Tweenies Tales

The Mermaid and the Pearls, Wild West, The Princess and the Fairy and The Lost Treasure.


Midsummers Night's Dream


The Nutcracker



The Painting Elves


The Princess and the Pea



Princess Long Ago



The Royal Obstical Race



Wishing Upon A Star



Baby Elephant's Birthday



Eeny, Meeny, Miny, Mo



Flip Flop Fly



Jingle Jungle Monkey



Little Joe and the Sea





The Rupee Tree



The Three Bears



The Three Bears and the New Baby



The Three Bears Treasure Pie


The Adventures of Debby Duck


Debby Duck in the Park

As told by the Tweenies


Roy: Tale of a Singing Zebra

Roy: Tale of a Singing Zebra is a delightful nine part guided reading story about following your dreams, making friends and seeking adventure.

The online story has been developed to make learning to read enjoyable and fun for emerging readers.

Use the story with your interactive whiteboard or computer, at school or at home.

Part One: The Worst Zoo in the World

Meet Roy the zebra in the worst zoo in the world. Roy loves to sing, dance and roll around, but he's not allowed. Poor Roy! George visits the zoo and meets Roy.

Part Two: The Great Escape

George feels sad for Roy and together they plan the 'great escape'. Lucy the elephant helps.

Part Three: The Zebra Warp Drive

The search begins for Roy's herd. George discovers the 'zebra warp drive' and how to drive a tractor.

Part Four: The Big City

Roy and George get lost! What's that in the distance? Roy and George join in with a carnival and have lots of fun.

Part Five: The Movies

Roy's great singing gets him a job in a movie. Roy and George do a stunt, but when are they going to find the herd?

Part Six: Frank

Roy and George help Frank find his holiday bus. Roy and George get a free ride to a safari park.

Part Seven: The Safari Park

Welcome to the 'World's Greatest Safari Park', but where are the zebras? Roy and George meet Uncle Tom.

Part Eight: How to Find the Herd

Uncle Tom teaches Roy how to use his nose to find the herd. Roy and George set off at high speed.

Part 9: The Big Twitch

Roy knows how to find the herd. He's following his twitchy nose, but will he find them?


Sacred Stories

Explore animated stories from six different religions using images from the British Library.

Buddhism The Elephant and the Blind Man
The Monkey King and the Mangoes
Sikhism Malik Bhago and Lalo
Christianity The Lost Son
David and Goliath

Rama and Sita
Nachiketa and Yama

Judaism Abraham and Isaac
Islam Prophet Muhammed and the Spider
Baby Isa Speaks.


Blue Cow goes to the Olympic Games

As told on the Story Makers


Blue Cow in the Playground


Bonny, Banana and Mo

From Tikkabilla


Bonny, Banana and Mo's Sunflower


Fisherman Tim

As told by Razzledazzle


Georgina the Giraffe

64 Zoo Lane


The Moon and the Rabbit


Nessie's Story

as told on Balamory


The Pink Kerplink



Nuts, Nuts, Nuts



The School Run



Seaside Safety Story



Sunil the Stripy Tiger



Balamory Weather Story



Woolly The Super Sheep



Don't Wake The Baby!



I Want To Whistle



It's Not Fair



Jack's Big Day



Molly in the Trolly



Molly's Card

Molly is invited to a Diwali party


One Colour Day


Sea Dreams for Sasha



The Shop of Colours



The Sun and the North Wind


Where's My Hat?



Time for Pantomime


The Twins Week

Kim and Ken are twins -they are brother and sister, and they were born on the same day! Their father is a zookeeper and they all live at the zoo. Kim and Ken spend a lot of time with the animals - they do something different everyday!



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 and the Railway Rock

Oh no! There's a rock on the line and a train is coming! Can Eric and his friends move the rock in time? Find out with 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? Read the story.


The Greedy Hippo

The greedy hippo is eating everything, and the other animals are angry. How can they stop the hippo eating all their food? Read and listen to the story of the greedy hippo.


The Princess and the Dragon

A horrible ogre has locked the princess up in a tower. Can anybody rescue her? Read and listen to a story.



The lion is trying to sleep. But somebody is making a noise. Who is it? Read the story and find out!


The Dark, Dark Wood

What's in the dark, dark wood? Click on the cats and find out!



It's spring in the forest and the animals are waking up. But where is Bruno the bear? Read and listen to a story.



Would you like to learn how to fly, or see through walls? You can learn how at Superhero High!


Ali and the Magic Carpet

Ali has found a magic carpet in his uncle's shop. Where will the carpet take him? What will he see? Who will he meet? Read a story.


The Lucky Envelope

It's time for a holiday! Dalia wants to go to the beach - but her family has other ideas. Where will Dalia's family go on holiday? Read the story.


The Cold Planet

Neila is an alien. She lives on a cold planet and nothing can grow. Can Billy and Splodge help her? Read the story.


My Dad

Lottie is 10 years old and she lives in England with her dad and sister. Listen to her talk about her dad. Is Lottie's dad like your dad?



A strange animal has arrived at the ABC Zoo. Where will it go? Find out where the zookeeper will put the new animal in this story.



The evil villain Ratty wants to take over the world. Join Spycat as he travels round the world looking for Ratty. Can you help Spycat solve the clues?


The Animal Shelter

There are lots of animals at the animal shelter. The Good family wants to adopt an animal to take home and look after. Which animal will they adopt? Read and listen to a story.


Our Colourful World

Billy and Splodge are in a spaceship. They are visiting lots of colourful planets. What strange creatures do Billy and Splodge find on the planets? Watch and read Our Colourful World.


The First Marathon

The Marathon is a race of 42kms, and it is an Olympic event. This race was first run 2,500 years ago. Read the story of the first Marathon.


No Dogs!

Katie and Jaia are having great fun at the playground, and Jessie wants to play too. But he can't...because he's a dog. Read and listen to a story about a dog who wants to go on the swings!


The Voyage of the Animal Orchestra

The animal orchestra is on the ship, Symphony. But the ship has hit a rock and it is sinking. The animals have found a desert island. But how will they leave the island? Read a story.


Planet Earth

Katie and Jaia are on a school trip with the other children in their class. They're visiting the Planet Earth Museum. Visit the museum with them, and learn lots about our planet.


Ratty Robs a Bank

The evil Ratty and his gang are going to rob the Bank of Britain. The police haven't got a clue. Can Spycat stop Ratty before it's too late? Read and listen to a story.


Dinosaur Dig

It's Sonia's birthday and she's got a new computer game. But when she starts playing, something strange happens! Watch and read Dinosaur Dig.


Dog's Life

Dino is a very special dog. He helps to keep people safe on the roads. Read Dino's diary and find out what he did last week.


Record Breakers

The girl in this story really wants to be a record breaker. Will she break a record?



Angel lives on the Great Barrier Reef. When he goes off to explore he finds lots of dangerous animals out there. Look out Angel!


What Will I Be When I Grow Up?

Will the boy work with animals like the rest of his family?


My Favourite Day

Find out about Diwali.


My Favourite Day

Find out about Eid al-fitr.


My Favourite Day

Find out about Christmas.


My Favourite Day

FInd out about Chinese New Year.


The Lucky Seed

Read about a seed that fell from the farmer's cart.


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. Find out more.


Circus Escape

When Billy went to the circus, he saw lions, clowns, acrobats and some elephants. Minny the elephant wasn't very happy, so what do you think she did?


I Couldn't Believe My Eyes

How many people were there on Hassan Street going to school at 7 o'clock?


My Secret Team

Boxton Rovers or Boxton 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?



Sarah and Sanjay have found a bottle. 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?


Buzz and Bob's Big Adventure

Read a story about Buzz and Bob on holiday at an adventure camp.



What do you do when a hungry dragon comes to town? Sia has a plan!



Anansi is clever and cunning, and always hungry. One day he was a bit too greedy! Read the story and find out what happened.


Goldilocks and the three bears

Goldilocks is a young girl. One day she is walking in the forest and she sees a house – and the door is open. What does Goldilocks find in the house? Read and listen to the story and find out!


Jack and the Beanstalk

Jack lives with his mother. They are very poor. One day Jack sells the cow for some beans. His mother is angry. But the beans are magic! Read and listen to a traditional story.


Little red riding hood

Little Red Riding Hood is another girl who lives in a forest! But she doesn't meet any bears - she meets something else! What does she meet in the wood? Read the story.


The Great Race

The Chinese Zodiac is made of 12 years. Each year is named after one of 12 animals. Read the story of how the years got their names.