Animals

Read the best free pet and animal stories, animal poems, bedtime stories and farm stories online!

Bedtime stories for babies 'Hippo Wants to Dance' header illustration

Hippo Wants to Dance

Hippo wants to dance… but her moves keep bothering everyone! Will she ever be able to dance freely?

Cover Illustration of cat for Kids Bedtime Story Picture Book 'It Wasn't Me'

It Wasn’t Me!

Uh oh! A cat and a dog are on the loose, and they’re making a GREAT BIG MESS!

Header illustration for children's story The Elephant In The Room

The Elephant in the Room

Lindi has an invisible elephant friend – but will she give him up when everyone says he’s not real?

Bedtime stories Grandpas Gold free picture book header

Grandpa’s Gold

Animal friends fall into competition while boasting about their grandpa!

Free Children's Picture Book Amazing Daisy chicken Header

Amazing Daisy!

A chicken wants to learn how to fly… practice makes perfect!

Illustration for Korean fairy tale Rabbit's Eyes

Rabbit’s Eyes

A turtle gets into a fix when he tells tall tales to some fishes.

Bedtime stories illustration of golden beetle for Chinese fairy tale The Golden Beetle

The Golden Beetle

A poor woman is given a miraculous golden beetle… Starting the war of dogs and cats.

The talking fish Chinese bedtime stories header illustration

The Talking Fish

A cranky old man decides to become a fish and loves it – until he starts to get hungry.

Header illustration for free children's picture book A Beautiful Day

A Beautiful Day

A little boy called Nicholas has a beautiful day with his family and friends.

Illustration of girl dancing for Grimm Bros story The Six Swans

The Six Swans

A princess, to save her swan brothers, may not speak until a curse is broken.

Illustration of witch for bedtime story Baba Yaga

The Baba Yaga

A boy is stolen by a wicked witch, and recovered by a kind and brave girl.

Illustration for Nordic fairy tale Dapplegrim

Dapplegrim

A nordic fairy tale about a friendship between a plucky man Boots and his glorious steed.

Rathers poem for kids header illustration

Rathers

A poem about imagining to be someone (or something!) else.

Illustration for Fish Prince hindu bedtime stories

The Fish Prince

A girl is forced to spend a night with a frightening fish – but uses courage to find her Prince.