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Helen Keller’s Autobiography, written at age 22, and details her growing up, before and after meeting Anne Sullivan, and her years in formal education, both special needs education and afterwards when she was accepted into main stream education, with the help of Ms Sullivan’s translation. The book includes letters written by Helen from the age …

 
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The Classic Stories Big Book from the Core Knowledge Foundation includes condensed versions of ten famous classic stories or fables, each includes beautiful illustrations, perfect for reading to kindergarten or early grade children, and suitable for early reading by early grade developing readers. This book is designed for the US preschool / pre-kindergarten (Pre-K) syllabus …

 
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This is a beautifully illustrated picture book version of the classic fairytale The Frog Prince, and includes reading comprehension questions at the end. The classic fairytale also has a teaching guide with lesson plans available for Grade 1 students, and reading comprehension questions available at the end of the book. This illustrated eBook and read …

 
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This is a beautifully illustrated version of the classic fairytale Sleeping Beauty. The classic fairytale also has a teaching guide available for Grade 1 students, and reading comprehension questions available at the end of the book. This illustrated eBook and read online version of Sleeping Beauty is based on the Brothers Grim version of the …

 
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This is a version of most Aesop’s fables for children available with questions. The awesome thing about this version of Aesop’s Fables is that it has comprehension questions for every fable at the end, and the index is hyperlinked thanks to awesome tools available in Adobe software. Unfortunately, it does not have images and text …

 
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In The World I Live In – The Practice of Optimism, Iby Helen Keller explains in an amazing and inspiring set of biographical accounts, along with essays and poems what it is like for her in her world. Helen Keller, being both deaf and blind, seeing the world through her sense of touch, displays an …

 
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The Tale of Jemima Puddleduck is another classic Beatrix Potter, presented in a unique new way for colourful online reading by Kiwi Opa. Jemima Puddleduck is annoyed because the farmer’s wife will not let her hatch her own eggs. Jemima runs away to find a suitable spot, and meets a ‘friend’ who offers to help. …

 
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The Snow Queen – Classic Stories – A simple version of the classic tale from Hans Christian Andersen, two friends fight good and evil in an epic battle. By: Hans Christian Andersen and Kiwi Opa     Text and Images from The Snow Queen – Classic Stories In the original story, “the devil”, creates a …

 
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This is a classic humor for elementary children about how the narrator’s father and a friendly stray cat go in search of an imprisoned young dragon. On the way deceiving the wild animals who want to stop him or eat him, or both, with cute tricks and traps. Hilarious imagery results as the animals give …

 
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In this classic Beatrix Potter tale, a naughty Tom Kitten gets tangled up in Samuel Whiskers Roly Poly Pudding, totally unable to escape. Will Samuel Whiskers have kitten pie for dinner, or will someone come to Tom’s rescue? This version compiled and formatted by Kiwi Opa (Peter Whittaker) is suitable and best viewed on screen. …

 
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Black Beauty is as an autobiographical memoir told to us by the horse Black Beauty. Black Beauty recounts  his life, beginning with carefree days with his mother, as a colt on an English farm, followed by a rather difficult life pulling cabs in London, ending fortunately with his happy retirement in the country. Along the …

 
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The Wind in the Willows is a children’s novel by Kenneth Grahame, first published in 1908. Alternately slow moving and fast paced, it focuses on four anthropomorphised animals in a pastoral version of Edwardian England. The novel is notable for its mixture of mysticism, adventure, morality and camaraderie, and celebrated for its evocation of the …

 
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Puss in Boots is a classic children’s stories. The most renowned version was published by Charles Perrault, as retold here by Kiwi Opa. As a folk tale, no one knows the exact origin, but this version of the classic tale was published in France in 1697.         Check Out More Classic Stories. …

 
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This book provides 3 Classic Children Stories from Arabian Nights, also called one thousand and one nights. The of the most popular stories, Sinbad the Sailor, Ali Baba and the Forty Theives, and Alladin, are featured in this text, edited by William Patten. The full text of the book can be read online here: https://freekidsbooks.org/3-classic-childrens-stories-arabian-nights-read-online/ …

 
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In this version of the classic Raggedy Ann stories for children, the original text is provided with images. Raggedy Ann is a character created by American writer Johnny Gruelle (1880–1938) in a series of books he wrote and illustrated for young children. Raggedy Ann is a rag doll with red yarn for hair and has …

 
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Raggedy Ann Stories, abridged and adapted from the original, contains 13 short stories about the classic rag doll and her friends. The text is from the US government English language department and is accompanied a picture glossary, and questions to aid comprehension. The language has been simplified for high-beginning level English language learners (with vocabulary …

 
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Hans Christian Andersen’s Fairy Tales – This collection of Hans Christian Andersen’s popular stories for children includes The Emperor’s New Clothes, The Snow Queen, and The Little Match Girl among many others. This work is in public domain, and as such can be used in any way by anyone, even to modify and create your …

 
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer – In this Mark Twain classic, Tom and his friend Huck get up to all sorts of adventures. By: Mark Twain         Text from The Adventures of Tom Sawyer CHAPTER I “TOM!” No answer. “TOM!” No answer. “What’s gone with that boy, I wonder? You TOM!” No …

 
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Brothers Grim Classic Children’s Stories is a collection of famous classic children’s stories from European folk history. The collection includes favourites such as Rapunzel, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, The Elves and the Shoemaker, Hansel and Gretel, Rumpelstiltskin, Tom Thumb, Briar Rose, and many many more timeless classic children’s stories. Each of the classic stories is …

 
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Huckleberry Finn, the Mark Twain classic, was written using a variety of period related southern dialects, which make it very colourful and an interesting piece of history but also very hard to read for younger readers or ESL students. This version has been edited to provide the story in a modern easier to read language. …

 
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