10 Min Stories

Read free bedtime stories, poems for kids and short stories for kids. The best free children’s books online! Picture books, baby books, fairytale stories and more!

The Raven Grimm fairy tales illustration

The Raven

A Princess is turned into a raven, and a man must neither eat nor drink to save her.

Fairy Tales illustration for Lily and the Lion bedtime story

Lily and the Lion

A girl marries a Lion who turns into a dove, and she must travel all ends of the earth to find him again.

fairy tales Four Clever Brothers by Brothers Grimm dragon illustration

Four Clever Brothers

Four brothers each learn a very important skill that they use to save a Princess from a dragon.

Brothers Grimm fairy tales The Turnip bedtime story

The Turnip

A young, plucky brother gifts a turnip to a king, and saves himself from his brother’s wrath with wits!

Fairy tales Clever Gretel Brothers Grimm illustration

Clever Gretel

Clever Gretel loves good food and enjoying life, and her quick thinking will keep it that way!

Fairy Tales Jorinda and Jorindel illustration birds

Jorinda and Jorindel

Jorindel loses Jorinda to an evil witch, and must find a beautiful flower to save her.

Illustration for Grimm Bros fairytale Briar Rose

Briar Rose

Briar Rose is under a spell – that she will prick her finger on a spindle and fall into a hundred-year sleep…

Illustration for Grimm Brothers fairytale Twelve Dancing Princesses

The Twelve Dancing Princesses

A king suspects that his twelve daughters go dancing every night… and a young prince takes the challenge to discover them.

Rosco New Friends in January Dog Story for Kids

New Friends in January

Rosco’s family have gone back to school… but who’s that arriving in the truck next door?

Short stories for kids Taper Tom fairy tale header

Taper Tom

Taper Tom sets off on a quest to make an unhappy Princess laugh.