15 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 of ogre for bedtime story Mudgee Monedo

Mudjee Monedo

A fearsome ogre violently destroys the young men in a village, until he meets his match.

Illustration of girl dancing for Grimm Bros story The Six Swans

The Six Swans

A princess, to save her swan brothers, may not speak until a curse is broken.

Illustration of boy on a tightrope for Chinese children's story The Two Jugglers

The Two Jugglers

Two jugglers create an astonishing trick for an emperor – but was one delicious peach worth it?

Bedtime Stories Illustration - flies on a table - Seven at one Blow by the Bros Grimm

Seven At One Blow

A tailor kills seven flies with one blow. See how he uses that to succeed in life!

Illustration of american indian silhouette at sunset for kids short story The Star Wife

The Star Wife

High-feather wants a Star-Maiden for his wife… but should they live in the sky or on the ground?

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 vintage kids short story, Goody Two Shoes

Goody Two Shoes

Goody Two Shoes is a poor girl with a good heart who helps those around her.

Illustration of horse in forest for short story for kids, The Goose Girl

The Goose Girl

A princess is deceived by her maid. Will her talking horse save her?