Age 4-6

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

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.

Scared Tumi free short stories for kids header illustration

Scared Tumi

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

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 !

Short stories for kids Tigs World free picture book header

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!

Illustration for kids poem Little Boy Blue

Little Boy Blue

The toys in a little boys’ room wait for him to play with them again.