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!

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.

Illustration of gingerbread man and rolling pin for the Gingerbread Man short story for kids

The Gingerbread Man

A cook creates a mischievous Gingerman… who sends everyone on a wild goose chase!

Illustration for the Golden Goose short story for kids

The Golden Goose

A simple man’s life changes when he is kind to someone and given a golden goose.

Illustration of child in jungle leaves for bedtime story The Jungle Baby

The Jungle Baby

The adventures of a baby who follows a snake into an Indian jungle.

Illustration of girl in tower for bedtime story Rapunzel

Rapunzel

The classic fairy tale of a long-haired princess trapped in a tower.

Illustration for the childen's story The Frog Prince by Walter Crane

The Frog Prince

A Princess makes a promise to a Frog who helps her, but soon changes her mind.

Illustration of moon and crazy faces for children's short story The Three Sillies

The Three Sillies

A crazy story about three silly people, and a man’s quest to find three sillier!

Illustration of mother and child in a garden for children's short story The Selfish Giant

The Selfish Giant

The tale of a selfish giant who closes his beautiful garden to children.