Short Stories for Children

I need 50 short stories for online presentation. The stories must be short and have positive message using less than 400 words. Stories are for children age 7 and younger therefore; storyline and content should be age appropriate.

I am looking for children stories from around the globe, written in English. I am not looking for the classic Brothers Grimm, Hans Christian Anderson’s tales but more in the lines of myths and folktales that are well known within a specific culture.

The tales of Anansi the spider, a very popular figure in the folklore of parts of West Africa or the Panchatantra and Hitopadesha stories that are famous in India, are simple but meaningful stories, which are perfect stories. I am looking for simple yet delightful stories that will put a smile on the lips of children and grown-ups alike.

I may select potential candidates from the bidders at which point I may ask you to submit single paragraph samples so I could learn about you and your creative writing techniques.

Following please find some reference stories that are along the same line of products I am looking to produce.

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You could write about everyday tasks & activities such as, making friends, brushing teeth, going potty, saying hello & goodbye.

Following please find some sample book titles that are great and could easily be adapted for our application,

• Apple pie, pumpkin pie, cherry pie, too!

• The biggest bubble

• Debbie's big day

• Where does the sun sleep?

• I feel happy, I feel sad

• Lemons in the coffee?(crazy things in odd places)

• My own little garden

• Painting is fun

• She sews satin on the sofa eating a sandwich(consonant connotations)

• lets make a collage

• Mommy's birthday present surprise

• Danny goes to the pet store

• Swimming lessons are fun

• A puppet show for the neighborhood

• No girls allowed

• Hide and seek

• My baby brother (or baby sister)

• Twinkie and her magic flute

• Laugh, laugh, laugh

• My sleepy time book

• The day I was a super hero!

• Clown for a day

• Bubbles, bubbles everywhere

• Mudpies and grass salad

• Ryan's lemonade stand

• The boy who loved candy bars

• Ouch, my leg hurts!

• My little friend

• Megan and Katie, best friends

• A visit to the doctor

• Anna's loves dots

• Fluffy, scratchy, sticky(different feelings or textures)

• Muffie's new bed

Here is a useful link to get started,

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If you can’t do 50 stories you could bid for certain number of stories such as 30 or 40.

Copyright Issues:

Copyrighted Materials:

Once an author has copyrighted a story, his/her version becomes “copyrighted” material. Replicating this version is punishable by law. For example, the original Peter Pan from the first edition by Barrie is copyright free to use; However, the Disney version is not.

Public Domain Materials:

The term “public domain” is applicable to a range of material that is not owned or controlled by anyone. These materials therefore are “public property” and available for all, for their own creative use. Legends, myths, folktales, fairytale, all belong to the public domain. In other words, they do not belong to any specific person.

You can choose any public domain stories and send us your creative version of that story.

Stories should generally not exceed 400 words. However, we do accept stories in multiple parts, with each part not exceeding 400 words.

What kinds of stories am I looking for?

I welcome simple stories that would fascinate children across several cultures and languages. I prefer stories that inspire awe and wonder, rouse curiosity and sense of adventure, or are simply cute. Please avoid stories that are too deeply rooted in a single culture and not as effective when told in English language.

You are required to sign over the complete copyright of all the stories tome.

Skills: eBooks, Ghostwriting

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