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Bedtime stories to read online. Here you’ll find notoriously familiar tales but also fables, folk stories, educational stories, sleep stories, and legends from all around the world. We work hard to cover every corner of storytelling.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

24
 min
5
+

This is a world famous story where good again wins over evil. When the beautiful Snow White escapes from the evil queen, seven dwarves living in a modest hut deep in the woods help her out.

The Little Match Girl

The Little Match Girl

12
 min
8
+

This touching story reminds us to be more attentive, empathetic, and caring. It has a sad ending and is about a poor girl who wanders the streets alone in winter. No one either notices, or helps her.

The Owl’s Story

The Owl’s Story

8
 min
3
+

This Puerto Rican legend explains why owls only come out at night. The reason lies in the fact that a long time ago, there was a great celebration, at which the other birds kindly helped the owl. However, she did not pay them back with the same coin at all, and on the contrary, abused their willingness to help.

How Jack Went to Seek His Fortune

How Jack Went to Seek His Fortune

10
 min
5
+

This fairy tale is about a boy named Jack who sets out to roam the world. Along the way, various animal friends join him, and when they encounter a house full of bandits, they do not get scared. On the contrary, they join forces and get the whole house for themselves, along with all the stolen treasure.

Good Night, Forest Animals

Good Night, Forest Animals

7
 min
3
+

This bedtime story for the little ones will take children through the evening forest. As it gets darker, the animals from this forest gradually fall asleep for the night. In this way, children will also learn that in the evening it is time to sleep and rest.

The Emperor's New Clothes

The Emperor's New Clothes

13
 min
3
+

This is a story all the children around the world know.Being constantly adored is the only thing that brings meaning to the emperor’s life. Two crooks who pretend to be weavers take advantage of his weakness. They tailor a breathtaking dress for the emperor. He feels so unique in it. However, there is a catch, which he must surely discover sooner or later....

Good Night, Farm Animals

Good Night, Farm Animals

5
 min
3
+

This bedtime story takes us to a busy farm which gets calmer by the end of the day as its animals get ready to sleep. Children can wish good night to all of the animals and also prepare for their own sleep.

The Motor Coach

The Motor Coach

10
 min
3
+

It’s in our nature to replace old things with new things – things that are nicer and more modern. An old Motor Coach learned that the hard way. He couldn’t keep up with the demand of the modern times and was replaced with better, much faster high-speed trains.

The Brewery of Egg-Shells

The Brewery of Egg-Shells

7
 min
5
+

When a mother goes to the cradle in the morning, she realizes her baby has been swapped with a fairy. She gets a lot of different advice, but only takes the advice of a famous healer to get her baby boy back.

The Tortoise and the Hare

The Tortoise and the Hare

5
 min
5
+

Going slower you can often get farther. The hare often mocked the tortoise for being so slow. One day, she suggested holding a race. Simply the comical idea of It made the hare roll on the ground laughing. How did the race end?

Jack and the Beanstalk

Jack and the Beanstalk

12
 min
5
+

A story from a collection of fairy tales compiled by the famous storyteller Joseph Jacobs. The popular tale of a magic bean and a poor boy. He climbs the plant up to the sky, even defeats a giant, and eventually becomes rich.

Louis’s love of Light

Louis’s love of Light

8
 min
5
+

Louis had been fascinated by light and by what it could do from an early age. He'd been playing with light all of his life, enchanting audiences in the theatre and the whole of Paris. But he still wanted to do more. What if he could manage to tame light and capture it?