Age 4-6

Read the best free bedtime stories and books for kindergarten and school aged kids online!

Poems for kids The Glugs of Gosh by CJ Dennis cover illustration

The Glugs of Gosh

The enchanting poem about the Glugs who live in Gosh, a land of adventures and magic.

Short Bedtime Stories for Kids Who Takes The Train header illustration

Who Takes The Train?

Naledi is taking the train to the beach with her Mum – and there’s so much to see!

Bedtime stories The Dream Pillow header illustration

The Dream Pillow

A little boy is scared of his bad dreams, until his mother comes up with a good idea.

The Pumpkin Chase free stories for kids header illustration

The Pumpkin Chase

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

Yes You Free Childrens Picture Book Halloween Ninjas header image

You! Yes You!

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

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Ann-Nem-Oh-Nee

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

My Fish No My Fish short stories for kids header illustration

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!

Illustration for kids poem Japanese lullaby by Eugene Field

Japanese Lullaby

A soft bedtime lullaby from Eugene Field, inspired by Japanese imagery.

Little Painters free kids bedtime story header

Little Painters

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

I Will Help You short stories for kids free picture book header

I Will Help You

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

Illustration of storm for kids poem Norse Lullaby by Eugene Field

Norse Lullaby

A stormy, rainy lullaby for children who love natural drama.

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!

Illustration for kids poem The Flyaway Horse by Eugene Field

The Fly-Away Horse

A bedtime lullaby about a magical flying horse that takes children to dreams…

Illustration for lullaby poem for kids The Dream Ship by Eugene Field

The Dream Ship

A lullaby about a ghostly ship that tosses dreams from its side.