Bedtime Stories For Kids

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5-minute Bedtime Stories

First, check out our 5-minute bedtime stories, all lovingly crafted from scratch by Sooper Books, the World’s No.1 bedtime stories website. 

Select from contemporary classic fairy tales like The Princess And The Pea or relax and enjoy some of our award-winning Sooper Books original short rhyming stories for kids, including the hilarious The Posh Rat.

The Princess And The Pea Bedtime Story

Fairytale    4-10 yrs    5 mins  •  5/5

This is a magical 5-minute bedtime story, originally brought to fame by Hans Christian Andersen in 1846. It is a short children’s story about a Prince’s search for a Princess. In our modern retelling of this famous kids story, a bedraggled maiden turns up at the King’s castle. The Prince thinks she might be a Princess. But how will they know for sure?

Kentucky Fried Children Bedtime Story​

Original rhyme    7-10 yrs    5 mins  •  4.7/5

Ever wondered how chickens feel about being deep fried and gobbled for lunch? This hilarious short rhyming story for kids follows a chicken’s plot for revenge. Her target? Tiny little kiddy chops that shop at fast food chicken shops. This is a super funny short story. But it also delivers a serious message about animal welfare. The illustrations are utterly sublime. This story is a real favourite amongst our readers.

The Posh Rat - Rhyming Bedtime Story

Original rhyme    4-10 yrs    5 mins  •  4.9/5

This is a funny short bedtime story about a posh rat that lives in London. The rhymes in this poem are simply hilarious. Some of Simon’s best. And the story is loved by kids all over the world. Oh, and watch out. Things may not be quite what they seem.

Candy King - Funny Bedtime Story

Original rhyme    4-10 yrs    5 mins  •  4.8/5

This super-silly bedtime story will have your kids in stitches from start to finish. The story is about a boy who eats sweets morning, noon and night. Lots of sweets. So many, in fact, some very strange things start happening to him. The big question is will the doctor be able to cure him? Read the story to find out his fate…

The Three Billy Goats Gruff Bedtime Story

Fairytale    4-10 yrs    5 mins  •  4.9/5

Put a beastly troll under a bridge. Add three very cute billy goats of varying sizes. And you have the makings of a classic bedtime story. Will all of the billy goats make it safely across the bridge? Read this wonderful 5-minute children’s story and find out. Your kids will be gripped from start to finish.

10-minute Bedtime Stories

Secondly, you can check out all of our superb free 10-minute bedtime stories in this section.  

Choose from our adorable selection of children’s fairy tales like The Three Little Pigs or the magical Cinderella. All of our children’s bedtime stories are crafted with love by Charlene & Simon.

The Story Of Cinderella

Fairytale    4-10 yrs    10 mins  •  5/5

No bedtime story collection would be complete without the magical fairy tale of Cinderella. And this wonderfully contemporary retelling of this children’s story classic is certainly not to be missed. Especially if you love your fashion. Look out. Our Cinderella’s glass slipper is made by none other than Jimmy Choo himself.

The Three Little Pigs Bedtime Story

Fairytale    4-10 yrs    10 mins  •  4.9/5

An all time classic bedtime story for kids retold in magnificent Sooper Books style. Charlene has brought this short story to life wonderfully with her super-cute little pigs and brilliant big bad wolf. So this famous children’s story is packed full of fun and certainly not one to be missed. Will it make your bedtime reading list tonight?

The Story of Jack And The Beanstalk

Fairytale    4-10 yrs    10 mins  •  4.8/5

Jack sells his family cow for three measly beans. His mother is furious. But nobody could have predicted what happened next. This classic bedtime story is one of our most loved by families all over the world. So come and join Jack on his wonderful adventure and put some magic into your bedtime.

Goldilocks And The Three Bears Bedtime Story

Fairytale    4-10 yrs    10 mins  •  4.8/5

A nosy little girl. A house full of bears. What could possibly go wrong? Will Goldilocks escape the clutches of the bears and learn her lesson? Join us in our contemporary retelling of this classic bedtime story for kids. And Charlene’s illustrations are simply not to be missed. So why not add this fabulous story to your bedtime reading this evening?

The Bedtime Story Of Rumpelstilskin

Fairytale    4-10 yrs    10 mins  •  4.9/5

A beastly gold-grabbing Queen reigns over a poor kingdom. But the gold runs out. Can a poor farmer’s son save the day? And save himself from the Queen’s dungeons? So join us on our magical retelling of this classic 10-minute bedtime story for kids to find out. 

The Elves And The Shoemaker

Fairytale    4-10 yrs    10 mins  •  4.8/5

This bedtime story for kids is less well-known than some, but no less magical. A hard-working shoemaker falls upon hard times, but his luck may well be about to change. In the most bizarre way. So take your children on a fantastical journey with Simon’s retelling of this classic fairy tale. And bask in the wonder of Charlene’s incredible illustrations. There is one thing for sure. Your kids will absolutely love this story.

Short Bedtime Stories

Lastly, you can check out all of Charlene & Simon’s wonderful short bedtime stories in this section.

Choose from our award-winning Sooper Books original short rhyming stories for kids, including the super-cute The Fast Lane. Or why not try our magical retelling of classic bedtime stories like Hansel & Gretel and Little Red Riding Hood

The Bedtime Story Of Hansel & Gretel

Fairytale    4-10 yrs    20 mins  •  4.7/5

A classic bedtime story that has gripped the imagination of children all over the world. A beastly stepmother. A magical house made from gingerbread. And, of course, a wicked witch. It has all the elements of a classic fairy tale. But now, with Charlene’s wonderful contemporary illustrations, this classic bedtime story feels more modern than ever before.

The Fast Lane - A Hedgehog Bedtime Story

Original rhyme    4-10 yrs    7 mins  •  5/5

How does a hedgehog cross the road? Well, it turns out that they go to road safety school. This award-winning Sooper Books original rhyming bedtime story is adored the world over. So join the super-cute little hedgehog on her terrifying road-crossing mission. Will she make it across? Your kids are sure to absolutely love this rhyming bedtime story.

The Story Of Little Red Riding Hood

Fairytale    4-10 yrs    15 mins  •  4.8/5

This is possibly one of the most famous bedtime stories of all time. Put a little girl in the woods with a scheming wolf and you have the makings of a classic fairy tale. How will Little Red Riding Hood escape the grasp of the hungry wolf? Read our wonderful bedtime story to find out. Your kids are sure to love Charlene’s illustrations. 

The Bedtime Story Of Rapunzel

Fairytale    4-10 yrs    15 mins  •  4.9/5

Our bedtime story of Rapunzel is like no other. And have you ever seen a wicked witch in skin-tight Nike yoga pants? Didn’t think so. Our version of this classic fairy tale follows the original storyline, but Charlene’s illustrations transform it into a bedtime story for modern times. So your kids are sure to adore it!

Mad Hair Day

Original rhyme    4-10 yrs    5 mins  •  4.9/5

This is the hilarious rhyming bedtime story of a boy with the most ludicrously wild hair. And it didn’t used to be wild. So what happened? Read this rip-roaring Sooper Books original bedtime story to find out. Your kids will be laughing along with you from start to finish. And the rhymes and illustrations in this story are definitely not to be missed—especially the highland cow!

The Wolf And the Seven Little Kids

Fairytale    4-10 yrs    12 mins  •  5/5

Mummy goat goes shopping. The seven little kids are left home alone. Will they escape the scheming wolf or get gobbled up? This classic bedtime story has unexpected twists and turns which will keep your little kids gripped all the way through. Follow their journey and marvel at Charlene’s super-cute illustrations. This is the perfect short story before bedtime.

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