5 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 and more!

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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 !

The Lost Laugh short stories for kids hyena illustration

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!

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Ko the Dragon

Ko the Komodo Dragon feels like nobody loves him – until he learns of many people who do!

Where is Thabo free childrens football book

Where is Thabo?

It’s a school day… and nobody in the family can find Thabo!

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And Also !

Thabo doesn’t want his sister interfering in his games… until he realises that she’s got some great ideas!

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Just Like Me

Rahah is having a birthday party. Would you like to come too ?

Knight Times short stories for kids dragon sword illustration

Knight Times

Some kids have an adventurous fight with a dragon for jewels..

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Baby Brother Surprise

Princess Josie has a new baby brother who she doesn’t really like. But should she turn him into a slug?

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No !

One day, Nosisi just wants to say ‘No!’ to everybody!

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Circles

A mother vulture teaches a baby vulture about the cycles of life and death.