The Great Story Reading Project

Collections

 

Thank you for sharing stories with children. Please select only stories that inspire you and tailor each story to your students’ abilities. Collections are only suggestions, stories are only starting points.
100 First Stories

Story Suggestions from Beniko Mason

        Original text  – Simplified Adaptations
002 Cat and Mouse in Parnership
003 Our Lady’s Child
014 The Three Spinners
016 The Three Snake-Leaves
017 The White Snake
022 The Riddle
024 Mother Hulda
025 The Seven Ravens
029 The Devil With the Three Golden
Hair
031 The Girl Without Hands
033 The Three Languages
039 The Elves
The Elves and the Shoemaker
040 The Robber Bridegroom  – Beginner
044 Godfather Death
046 Fitcher’s Bird
047 The Almond Tree
048 Old Sultan
049 The Six Swans
051 Fundevogel (Bird-foundling)
055 Rumpelstiltsken
056 Roland
057 The Golden Bird
059 Frederick and Catherine
062 The Queen Bee
065 All-kinds-of-fur (Allerleirauh)
067 The Twelve Huntsmen
077 Clever Grethel
078 The Old Man and His Grandson
082 Gambling Hansl
085 The Gold-Children
091 The Gnome
092 The King of the Golden Mountain
093 The Raven
099 The Spirit in the Glass Bottle
100 The Devil’s Sooty Brother
101 Bearskin
103 Sweet Porridge
104 Wise Folks
105 Stories about Snakes
109 The Shroud
114 The Cunning Little Taylor
116 The Blue Light
117 The Wilful Child
120 The Three Apprentices
122 Donkey Cabbages
124 The Three Brothers
125 The Devil and His Grandmother
129 The Four Skilful Brothers
135 The White Bride and the Black
One
142 Simeli Mountain
143 Going A-traveling
144 The Donkey
145 The Ungrateful Son
147 The Old Man Made Young Again
149 The Beam
150 The Old Beggar-Woman
152 The Shepherd Boy
155 Brides on Their Trial
156 Odds and Ends
160 A Riddling Tale
161 Snow-White and Rose-Red
167 The Peasant in Heaven
169 The Hut in the Forest
170 Sahring Joy and Sorrow
174 The Owl
177 Death’s Messengers
185 The Poor Boy in the Grave
186 The True Bride
189 The Peasant and the Devil
190 The Crumbs on the Table
192 The Master-thief
193 The Drummer
195 The Grave-Mound
196 Old Rinkrank
197 The Crystal Ball
198 Maid Maleen
199 The Boots of Buffalo-Leather