The World's Best Collection of Free Bedtime Stories! 

Short stories for kids, bedtime stories, fairy tales, online story books, audio stories, and more!

Stories to Grow By is PRAISED & RECOMMENDED BY: Scholastic, USA Today, The New York Times & Education World.

Enjoy our collection of free bedtime stories for kids:

Baba Yaga The Witch

Baba Yaga: A classic Russian Fairytale in Early Reader version. Natasha is sent deep into the forest to face the witch, Baba Yaga.

Our Bedtime Stories Are Different


Stories to Grow By is a non-profit organization. We dedicate ourselves to providing the best treasury of stories and reader's theater scripts. Each one is kid-tested, providing children a meaningful experience that will last a lifetime.

All of our stories are Kid-Tested and Kid-Approved. We are the WORLD'S FIRST Kid-tested and Kid-approved collection of folktales & fairy tales. Each story is based on themes of human ethics. Our stories are diverse, non-denominational and contain themes of respect, honesty, and caring.

Stories to Grow By is the only bedtime story website that is PRAISED & RECOMMENDED BY major outlets. These include Scholastic, USA Today, The New York Times & Education World!

Read more about us and our mission HERE.

More From Stories to Grow By


You will find a story you love. Did you know that Stories to Grow By also provides a collection of World Tales? Folktales, fairytales, fables, and more! Whether you are looking for a story from your own country or culture, or a want to learn about a new one! We have you covered. Check out our special collection of world tales by clicking HERE.

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We are strive to provide more. If you would like to see additional stories, content, and materials, or maybe even have some of your own you would like to share - drop us a line! Contact us directly by clicking HERE.

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Teaching Resources from Stories to Grow By

In addition to our bedtime stories, we also offer a multitude teaching resources! This includes over 100 free bedtime stories, fairy tales, folk tales, readers theater play scripts, and performance notes!

You will find the bedtime stories and the materials you need for your classroom with Stories to Grow By.

Bedtime Stories for Kids