Story Time

1. Aesop's Fables
This collection of Aesop's Fables includes more than 650 fables, indexed in table format, with morals listed and audio narrations, Classic Images, Random Fables, Search Engine and 127 Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen.

2. Candlelight Stories
Take your family travelling through a world of illustrated stories, animation, cartoons, music and games. See the high quality work of artists from around the globe, or submit your own favourite stories and illustrations for publication.

3. Cartoon Corner
Learn how to draw cartoons with these easy-to-follow but comprehensive instructions. Then use your new skills to try out some arty tricks. In the stories section, check out the Online Before Bedtime area as a perfect end to your day, or have a laugh at the Funny Pages.

4. Children's Express
Children aged 8-18 report on the issues that matter in this lively news service covering such topics as education, health and ethics. Youth opinion provides the backbone of the journal, with children worldwide encouraged to vote in the monthly poll and even submit articles for online publication.

5. Children's Reading Room
Part of the Museum of Unnatural Mystery, this reading room has stories for 3 to 9-year-olds. The hero of the stories is Bunny, who enjoys watching scary movies and his best friend Penguin. See how Bunny outwits Sharky, the bully of the toy room and follow his adventures with the Pirates. All the stories can be printed to read offline.

6. Children's Storybooks Online
More than 15 illustrated stories to read online. There are fairy tales, parables and lots of animal stories for older or younger children. Very young children can learn the alphabet or animal noises with these bright online books.

7. Comics
From Andy Capp and Popeye to the Tumbleweeds and Zits - more than 60 cartoon favourites are featured here. Each has a sample selection, plus details about the characters and the creators.

From Marmaduke to Snoopy to Dilbert, there are over 25 comic strips to browse through. If you have a favourite, dip into its archives or put a direct-link icon on your desktop to see the daily cartoon. You can send your comments, by email, direct to the cartoonist.