5 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!

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The Pumpkin Chase

Oh no! Someone’s stolen a pumpkin pie! But Officer Zig and Zag are here to save the day!

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You! Yes You!

Are YOU ready to help a warrior fight monsters and ninja monkeys? Yes, YOU!

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I Can Climb

A little boy learns to climb up everything… but how will he ever get down again?

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Ann-Nem-Oh-Nee

Ann-Nem-Oh-Nee is lonely… until she meets Herman the Hermit Crab!

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My Fish! No, My Fish!

Kicchu and Choru both believe they’ve caught the biggest fish. But the fish are smarter than both of them!

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Little Painters

A brother and sister start painting a gate – but they do it in two different colours!

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I Will Help You

Lungile helps a heron who has become stuck in barbed wire. What happens next time Lungile needs some help?

Feathered Friends Short story for kids free picture book

Feathered Friends

Two baby King Penguins think their friend looks funny… until they start to change, themselves!

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How About You?

You don’t need to be alike to be friends. When two very different children meet an unusual creature, it’s a chance to ask, How About You?

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Scared Tumi

Tumi is scared of many things… but Mummy tells him there are so many people to help him.

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Palesa Can Walk

It’s Palesa’s first birthday tomorrow… what gifts will she receive? The greatest one of all !

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The Lost Laugh

Hyena has lost his laugh and can’t find it anywhere. Luckily there’s a tickly monkey friend to help him find it !

Illustration for Grimm Brothers fairytale Elves and the Shoemaker

The Elves and the Shoemaker

A shoemaker and his wife have magical assistance from some elves every evening when they go to bed. But do the elves need help too?

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Tig’s World

Tig wants to know why, if the earth is round, people don’t fall off the bottom. But Mum and Dad can’t agree!