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Bedtime stories illustration The Snow Queen

The Snow Queen

Two friends are separated by a Snow Queen and an icy heart.

Fairy tales and bedtime stories Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll illustration cheshire cat

Alice in Wonderland

When Alice follows a white rabbit down a hole, things get curiouser and curiouser!

Bedtime stories at Christmas illustration of lit house in fir tree forest

The Fir Tree

A little fir tree in the forest wishes he was grown – until he is grown.

Golden treasure box illustration for Pandoras Box short stories for kids

Pandora’s Box

In this famous Greek myth, Pandora is attracted to opening a box that she shouldn’t.

Illustration of baby chef for The Magic Fishbone bedtime story by Charles Dickens

The Magic Fishbone

A plucky Princess helps her royal family when they are down on their luck.

Illustration of girl and stem for children's short story Thumbelina

Thumbelina

The sweet story of the adventures of a girl no larger than a person’s thumb.

Illustration of ducks on pond for children's short story The Ugly Duckling

The Ugly Duckling

A baby duck is teased for being ugly… until he discovers how special he really is.

Illustration of bunny on a line for children's short story The Velveteen Rabbit

The Velveteen Rabbit

A velveteen rabbit is given to a little boy who loves him… but he longs to be real.