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Teens Reading Online

Cecelia Holland
Bonnie Holland
The Wishing Cupboard
Hathorn Enterprises

Classics     Fiction     Traditional     Travel     Verse

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The Ancient Olympics
Take a tour of Ancient Olympia, learn about the Olympic spirit, read athletes' stories.
Anne of Green Gables
The original text of Lucy Maud Montgomery's classic story.
Find out what he really did with all those wives in the scary fairytale by Charles Perrault.
The Call of the Wild
Jack London's classic story of Buck, a sledge dog in the Klondike.
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare
Read the plays, search the complete works, look up quotations, browse the discussion area.
Good Stories for Great Holidays
A selection from Frances Jenkins Olcott's stories, with a link to the full collection.
Gulliver's Travels
The text, quotes, annotations and a timeline to Jonathan Swift's life and work.
Gutenberg Project
Download cool classics from this huge collection or read them online.
How the Leopard Got His Spots
Read Rudyard Kipling's take on the origins of the leopard's spots in the High Veldt.
Read Homer's Iliad from the Internet Classics Archive.
IPL2 for Teens
Place for teens at the Internet Public Library - what to read, online reading and writing.
Letters from the Earth
Mark Twain's funny, cynical take on Satan's reactions when banished to Earth.
Read Homer's Odyssey from the Internet Classics Archive.
The Pilgrim's Progress
Divert yourself with John Bunyan's classic, a tale to make you laugh and weep.
SurLaLune Fairy Tales
Annotated fairy tales from Beauty and the Beast to The Twelve Dancing Princesses
Wired for Books
Listen to author interviews, Macbeth, the Iliad, selections from Leaves of Grass, more.

A Haunted Tale of Justice
Short story from a collection by by Jessica Amanda Salmonson.
Orson Scott Card's take from the perspective of a tribesman and a future meteorologist.
Baen Books Suitable for Young Adults
Enjoy SF by authors like Lois McMaster Bujold, Andre Norton & Elizabeth Moon.
The Best Christmas Present in the World
A touching short story by children's laureate, Michael Morpurgo.
Buddy Tales
Misadventures of a conniving (talking) canine by Mary Ann Smyth.
Cecelia Holland's On-line Stories
Bone Sky and The Troll and the Rose Bush  (select On-line Stories).
Thanks to Bonnie Holland for giving permission to show the turtle illustration above.
Ender's Game
The original short story, on which Orson Scott Card's bestseller SF novel was based.
An interactive Detective Story about the Fin Fur and Feather Bureau of Investigation
Kili Climb
Story of an ascent of Mt. Kilimanjaro (by Hilary Williamson). Was it only a dream?
SF short story by Wes Williamson: 'Late - late in the evening Kilmeny came home ...'
The Moonlit Road
Open the gate, find moonlit ghost stories and strange folktales of the American South.
The Quiet Man
Maurice Walsh's wonderful story, made into a movie starring John Wayne & Maureen O'Hara.
Shanville Extras
Vampire tales from the author of the Saga of Darren Shan, read them if you dare!
Sliver Pete
Carol Moore tells what really happened on a windy day in the Wild West.
Stravaganza Stories
Read A Talian Tale and A Sting in the Tail by Mary Hoffman.
A Tale of Friendship
A humorous anecdote about beavers, ducks and the platypus, by Carol Moore.
Teen Read Week
Start planning for Teen Read Week in 2010.
ThrillerChiller Theater
Horror shorts by Anne Frasier, Shirley Damsgaard, Mario Acevedo, Martina Bexte.
The Wishing Cupboard
Tan's grandmother pulls Vietnamese folk stories from the cupboard (by Libby Hathorn).
Thanks to Libby Hathorn for giving permission to show the Wishing Cupboard illustration.

Aaron's Classic Tales 
Folktales around the world, from China, Japan, Baghdad, the Congo, Finland and Wales.
Aaron's Sacred Tales
Stories from the scriptures of major world religions, Buddhism and Islam.
Aesop's Fables 
Pick one at random from this large collection of fables and fairy tales.
African Proverbs, Sayings and Stories
African stories, daily proverbs ... The river swells from the little streams.
The Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Mythology
Mythology links from Celtic, Greek & Roman to Native American, Asian & Sumerian.
Irish Literature, Mythology, Folklore & Drama
History of the Celts, mythology from the Cattle Raid of Cooley to the Death of Cuchulainn.
Folklore and Mythology Electronic Texts
A huge collection edited and/or translated by D. L. Ashliman , University of Pittsburgh.
What stories did the ancient Greeks tell about his life? Read them here.
Illustrated stories of Hercules, Jason, the Odyssey and other tales of Greek heroes.
Solar Folklore
The Sun in worldviews of indigenous America, Australian aborigine, Mesopotamia and more.
Stories of the Dreaming
Read and listen to stories of the time of creation, from the cultures of Indigenous Australians.
Storytelling of the North Carolina Native Americans
Text and video tales of the Lumbee, Cherokee and Occaneechi.

Online Adventures at National Geographic for Kids
Walk through Africa's forests, swamps, and grasslands; take the Underground Railroad.
Travel Tidbits
Adventures from A Day in Herat, Afghanistan to Siena, Italy and Poli Poli in Tanzania.

Dennis Lee, Poems
An eclectic selection try Alligator Pie, A Cautionary Verse, The Secret Place.
Difference Rap
Beat your own drums, dare to be different ... by Hilary Williamson.
Edward Lear's Nonsense Works
Complete limericks. There was an Old Lady whose folly / Induced her to sit on a holly ...
Enchanted Tulips and Other Verses for Children
Charming poems by Maud Keary, from the Victorian Women Writers Project.
Short Stories & Poems
Love poems for Valentines Day and a beary Venetian mystery featuring Basil Baker.
Ogden Nash Online
Funny verses like:  The cow is of the bovine ilk; One end is moo, the other, milk.
Poetry for Kids
Hilarious poems by Kenn Nesbitt like The Aliens Have Landed & Santa's Beard.
Portstewart Strand
Childhood memories of the two mile beach and sand dunes at Portstewart, N. Ireland.
The Twelve Days of Camping
A campfire song by Hilary Williamson to the tune of The Twelve Days of Christmas.
A Visit from St. Nicholas
Clement C. Moore's well known poem: 'Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good-night!'

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