10 Min Stories

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

Illustration for Korean fairy tale Rabbit's Eyes

Rabbit’s Eyes

A turtle gets into a fix when he tells tall tales to some fishes.

Illustration of witch for bedtime story Baba Yaga

The Baba Yaga

A boy is stolen by a wicked witch, and recovered by a kind and brave girl.

Illustration of good friends for chinese bedtime story The Golden Nugget

The Golden Nugget

A lovely story of two friends who show true friendship and kindness to one another.

Illustration for bedtime story Tamlane

Tamlane

Janet must trust a fairy named Tamlane, in order to return him to human form.

Illustration of dragon for bedtime stories The Dragon's Egg

The Dragon’s Eggs

Luca conquers his fears when searching for dragon’s eggs in a ruined castle.

christmas stories illustration of Star of Bethlehem for The Christmas Star

A Christmas Star

The sad and beautiful tale of a star who wishes to shine for a little boy’s heart.

Illustration for children's story Little Tuk of sleeping boy

Little Tuk

A little boy helps an old lady carry her bucket – and goes on a wonderful geography adventure.

Bedtime stories Rumpelstiltskin illustration for kids

Rumpelstiltskin

An enchanted elf helps a miller’s daughter turn straw into gold… for a price.

Watercolour triceratops with paint splotches for short stories for kids The Magic Paintbrush

The Magic Paintbrush

Digby and Arthur discover that their paintbrushes are magic and make their pictures real!

Illustration for Tom Thumb short stories for kids eating breakfast

The Tale of Tom Thumb

Tom Thumb is a boy the size of a thumb – imagine what adventures he has! Reading time: 10 mins.