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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.

The Flying Trunk

The Flying Trunk

24
 min
5
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A story from a collection of fairy tales compiled by the famous storyteller Hans Christian Andersen.An unusual story about the light-hearted son of a merchant, who wastes all of his inherited money. The only thing left of the fortune in the end is a trunk. However, he is a master storyteller, and is able to come up with really interesting fairy tales. Thanks to them, he enchants the royal family itself.

The Emperor's New Clothes

The Emperor's New Clothes

13
 min
3
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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....

The Brewery of Egg-Shells

The Brewery of Egg-Shells

7
 min
5
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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 Baker’s Daughter

The Baker’s Daughter

7
 min
5
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A greedy baker lived with his family in an English town, and for years had been deceiving customers with his dishonest behavior. One day, the baker's daughter, having learned everything from him, also tried to deceive a poor old woman. Little did she know, however, that this was in fact no ordinary old woman at all, and that her lies would be swiftly and justly punished.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

24
 min
5
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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.

Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty

13
 min
5
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A classic tale from the of Charles Perrault’s collections about a beautiful princess who falls asleep for a hundred years on the day of her fifteenth birthday. After a long time, rumors about the cursed kingdom, in which everything has fallen into eternal sleep, reach the young prince. He sets his mind to freeing the sleeping princess and saving the whole kingdom.

Pinocchio

Pinocchio

19
 min
5
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A world famous tale teaches us that lying doesn’t pay off. When a lone woodworker carves out a wooden puppet just for pleasure, it suddenly comes to life. The extraordinary puppet becomes a restless and adventurous boy called Pinocchio. But when he lies, his little nose starts growing.

Pelops

Pelops

5
 min
8
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This fable teaches us that even in the past people could tell the difference between good and evil intentions. Although the story is typical of the time in which the fable originated, the main theme is still relevant today. Pelops longs for the beautiful Hippodamea and decides to fight for her heart. But her father will give his daughter as a bride only to one who can defeat him in a four-carriage race. However, the loser must pay with his life.

How Jack Went to Seek His Fortune

How Jack Went to Seek His Fortune

10
 min
5
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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, Farm Animals

Good Night, Farm Animals

5
 min
3
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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.

Good Night, Forest Animals

Good Night, Forest Animals

7
 min
3
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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.

Aladdin and the Magic Lamp

Aladdin and the Magic Lamp

15
 min
5
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Never lose your faith, even in hard times. Good will always win in the end.A world famous classic tale about a naïve boy named Aladdin. An evil wizard uses him to obtain a magic lamp. When he gets trapped in the tomb, the powerful genie who lives in the lamp helps him.