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!

Short story for kids The Bounce dog tale header

The Bounce

Black dog is bored at his house while his human is away… until he decides to BOUNCE!

Illustration of child's circus for children's short story Monsieur Le Dot

Monsieur Le Dot

The tale of a friendship between a ringmaster and an elephant at a circus everyone loves.

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Sleepy Mr Sloth

Mr Sloth just wants to find one comfortable branch to sleep on. But how can he, when he’s sharing the tree?

Anaya's Thumb Free toddler's story book - header illustration

Anaya’s Thumb

Anaya only wants to suck her thumb – even if Mummy and Daddy want her to stop!

Illustration for Chicken Licken kids fable

Chicken Licken

An acorn falls on Chicken-licken’s head, and the sky falls down!

Mogau's Gift free kids book cover

Mogau’s Gift

Mogau is born with a full set of teeth – but that’s not his most special gift!

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A Apple Pie

A vintage story to learn the alphabet… featuring a delicious apple pie!

Kids Book Cover The Three Doof Doofs

The Three Doof Doofs

Do you hear creaky, spooky sounds in the house when you’re going to bed? Maybe it’s the Doof-Doofs!