What are the best bedtime stories

Good night stories

Bedtime stories are part of the sleep ritual in most families. What could be nicer than cuddling up in bed and relaxing while mom or dad read a story?

Bedtime stories don't always have to be fairy tales: short stories and fables are also great companions for falling asleep. Browse through the alphabetical list of our favorite bedtime stories and find classics, modern fairy tales and funny texts with which you can end the day together with your kids.

Bedtime stories for kids aged 3 and up

Bedtime stories for kids aged 4 and up

  • A festival for Yulo (from 3 years)
  • A wreath for the Easter breakfast (from 3 years)
  • A mermaid in the swimming pool (from 4 years)
  • A grandma for herself (from 4 years)
  • A sun story for the funeral home (4-5 years)
  • Ellie doesn't want to play (3-4 years)
  • Owl, the (4-10 years)
  • Case for the three noses (from 4 years)
  • Frieder and Catherlieschen (4-10 years)
  • Football fever (from 4 years)
  • Goose girl who (4-10 years)
  • Godfather (4-10 years)
  • Gold children who (4-10 years)
  • Burial mound (4-10 years)
  • Tap bar, the (4-10 years)
  • Hans im Glück (4-10 years)
  • Rabbit Bride, the (4-10 years)
  • Pike, a great one (from 4 years)
  • Henry Hasenfuß (from 4 years)
  • Jan and Erik always have great ideas
  • Jorinde and Joringel (4-10 years)
  • Small, but powerful - Little Freddy's big day (from 3 years)
  • Captain Donnerbauch in kindergarten (from 4 years)
  • King Thrushbeard (4-10 years)
  • Ear of corn (4-10 years)
  • Lasse, Captain Hooked Nose Pit and the Green Ears Pirates (from 4 years)
  • Lifetime (4-10 years)
  • Lotte buys alone (from 4 years)
  • Luke the mad reporter (ages 4+)
  • Mmm, yummy pea soup! (from 3 years)
  • Maluna Mondschein learns to swim (from 4 years)
  • Mamas favorite
  • Marienkind (4-10 years)
  • Master Pfriem (4-10 years)
  • Moon, the (4-10 years)
  • Monster under the bed (from 4 years)
  • At night everything is the other way around (4-5 years)
  • Nagel, the (4-10 years)
  • Slumber Party That (3-4 Years)
  • Rapunzel (4-10 years)
  • Mystery fairy tale (4-10 years)
  • Earthworms love rain (from 4 years)
  • Little Red Riding Hood (4-10 years)
  • Rumpelstiltskin (4-10 years)
  • Castle ghosts move (from 4 years)
  • Snow white and rose red (4-10 years)
  • Snow White (4-10 years)
  • Sun, dear sun (from 4 years)
  • Spindle, shuttle and needle (4-10 years)
  • Sterntaler (4-10 years)
  • Trudi's last egg
  • About the fisherman and his wife (4-10 years)
  • What I can do, says the bee (from 3 years)
  • Christmas dragon (from 3 years)
  • Where the chocolate grows (3-4 years)
  • Why does a hedgehog have spines? (from 4 years)
  • Why does everything taste the same when you have a cold? (from 4 years)
  • When the little tiger hisses (from 4 years)
  • Pixies who (4-10 years)
  • Where is Tom's birthday? (from 4 years)
  • Brushing your teeth (from 4 years)
  • Magic test, the (from 4 years)
  • Wren who (4-10 years)
  • Zeno's false spell (3-4 years)
  • Two super witches who (from 4 years)

More bedtime stories

Are you looking for more bedtime stories to read out loud? Then you will find the most beautiful fairy tales by Perault, Andersen and the Brothers Grimm in "The Greatest Fairy Tale Book" (€ 16.95, Amazon).

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If you would rather read books than bedtime stories, you can, for example, fall back on the popular stories by Ottfried Preußler: "The robber Hotzenplotz" and the sweet "Little Ghost" are sure to delight your kids (both Amazon, € 12 each) .

By the way, when buying books you should pay attention to a few things that we will tell you in the Video briefly show:

You can also find great bedtime stories to listen to together in the audio book database Amazon Audible. Here you can test Audible for 30 days for free. We wish you sweet dreams!

Bedtime stories for kids aged 5 and up

  • A festival for Yulo (from 3 years)
  • A wreath for the Easter breakfast (from 3 years)
  • One-eyed, two-eyed and three-eyed (5-12 years)
  • A mermaid in the swimming pool (from 4 years)
  • A grandma for herself (from 4 years)
  • A sun story for the funeral home (4-5 years)
  • Elephant god and soccer game (from 5 years)
  • Owl, the (4-10 years)
  • Case for the three noses (from 4 years)
  • Frieder and Catherlieschen (4-10 years)
  • Football fever (from 4 years)
  • Mrs. Holle (5-10 years)
  • Five and a half school cones
  • Pretty hot - Finnish sauna (5-7 years)
  • Goose girl who (4-10 years)
  • Godfather (4-10 years)
  • Gold children who (4-10 years)
  • Burial mound (4-10 years)
  • Tap bar, the (4-10 years)
  • Hans im Glück (4-10 years)
  • Rabbit Bride, the (4-10 years)
  • Pike, a great one (from 4 years)
  • Henry Hasenfuß (from 4 years)
  • Hansel and Gretel (5-11 years)
  • Jan and Erik always have great ideas
  • Jorinde and Joringel (4-10 years)
  • Virgo Maleen (5-10 years)
  • Small but mighty - Little Freddy's big day (from 3 years)
  • Captain Donnerbauch in kindergarten (from 4 years)
  • King Thrushbeard (4-10 years)
  • Ear of corn, the (4-10 years)
  • Klara's dream (from 5 years)
  • Lasse, Captain Hook Nose Pit and the Green Ears Pirates (from 4 years)
  • Lifetime (4-10 years)
  • Lotte buys alone (from 4 years)
  • Luke the mad reporter (ages 4+)
  • Song of the Mermaids, the (from 5 years)
  • Mmm, yummy pea soup! (from 3 years)
  • Maluna Mondschein learns to swim (from 4 years)
  • Mamas favorite
  • Marienkind (4-10 years)
  • Master Pfriem (4-10 years)
  • Moon, the (4-10 years)
  • Monster under the bed (from 4 years)
  • At night everything is the other way around (4-5 years)
  • Nagel, the (4-10 years)
  • Pirate cat who (from 5 years)
  • Rapunzel (4-10 years)
  • Mystery fairy tale (4-10 years)
  • Earthworms love rain (from 4 years)
  • Little Red Riding Hood (4-10 years)
  • Rumpelstiltskin (4-10 years)
  • Turnip that (5-10 years)
  • Castle ghosts move (from 4 years)
  • Snow white and rose red (4-10 years)
  • Snow White (4-10 years)
  • Sun, dear sun (from 4 years)
  • Spindle, shuttle and needle (4-10 years)
  • Sterntaler (4-10 years)
  • Trudi's last egg
  • From the clever little tailor (5-10 years)
  • About the fisherman and his wife (4-10 years)
  • Why does a hedgehog have spines? (from 4 years)
  • Why does everything taste the same when you have a cold? (from 4 years)
  • When the little tiger hisses (from 4 years)
  • Pixies who (4-10 years)
  • Where is Tom's birthday? (from 4 years)
  • How the change of the seasons came about (from 5 years)
  • How to protect yourself from robbers (from 5 years)
  • Where does the sun go when we sleep? (from 5 years)
  • Brushing your teeth (from 4 years)
  • Magic test, the (from 4 years)
  • Wren who (4-10 years)
  • Two super witches who (from 4 years)

Bedtime stories for kids 6-7 years old

  • The best way to see is with the heart (from 4 years)
  • Visit from Pia (from 6 years)
  • Queen bee, the (6-10 years)
  • Bremen Town Musicians (6-10 years)
  • The poor miller's boy and the kitten (4-10 years)
  • The poor and the rich (4-10 years)
  • The farmer and the devil (4-10 years)
  • The flail from heaven (5-10 years)
  • Lazy Heinz (4-10 years)
  • The fox and the horse (6-10 years)
  • The fox and the lady godmother
  • The fox and the geese (4-10 years)
  • The spirit in the glass (4-10 years)
  • The trained hunter (6-10 years)
  • The stolen Heller (6-12 years)
  • The glass coffin (6-10 years)
  • The golden key (4-10 years)
  • The good trade (4-10 years)
  • The young giant (6-12 years)
  • The captain and the mate
  • The cat with the golden paws (from 5 years)
  • The little king and the poltergeister
  • The wise servant (4-10 years)
  • The king's son who is not afraid of anything (6-12 years)
  • The master thief (6-10 years)
  • The satchel, the hat and the horn (6-10 years)
  • The rainmaker
  • The giant and the tailor (5-10 years)
  • The shepherd wolf
  • The butterfly
  • The tailor in heaven (4-10 years)
  • The singing bone (6-10 years)
  • The Spielhansl, who (7-12 years)
  • The strong Hans (6-12 years)
  • Buffalo leather boots (4-10 years)
  • The sweet porridge (4-10 years)
  • The devil with the three golden hairs (6-10 years)
  • The wild man
  • The wolf and the seven little goats (4-10 years)
  • The whimsical minstrel (5-11 years)
  • The wren and the bear (6-10 years)
  • The three brothers (4-10 years)
  • The three lucky children (4-10 years)
  • The three spinners (4-10 years)
  • The elf queen's birthday (from 4 years)
  • The golden goose (4-10 years)
  • The gaunt Liese (4-10 years)
  • Clever Else (4-10 years)
  • The mermaid in the pond (4-10 years)
  • The seven ravens (4-10 years)
  • The seven Swabians (4-10 years)
  • The unequal children of Eve (4-10 years)
  • The Dancing Shoes (4-10 years)
  • Sleeping Beauty (4-10 years)
  • The Wild Sea Cucumber (from 4 years)
  • The three lazy (5-10 years)
  • The three little men in the forest (5-10 years)
  • The three languages ​​(5-10 years)
  • The six swans (5-10 years)
  • The white and the black bride (5-10 years)
  • The twelve brothers (5-10 years)
  • The witch next door
  • The little field mouse is gardening (from 5 years)
  • The little field mouse checks everything very carefully (from 5 years)
  • The little field mouse tames wild animals (from 5 years)
  • The messengers of death (6-10 years)
  • The gifts of the little people (6-10 years)
  • The three field shearers (6-10 years)
  • The clear sun brings it to light (6-10 years)
  • The clever farmer's daughter (6-10 years)
  • The smart people (6-10 years)
  • The four artful brothers (6-10 years)
  • The true bride (6-10 years)
  • The make a wish sausage
  • Doctor Fritjof and the extraterrestrial emergencies (from 4 years)
  • The three feathers (5-12 years)
  • One-Eye, Two-Eyes and Three-Eyes (5-12 years)
  • A mermaid in the swimming pool (from 4 years)
  • A grandma for herself (from 4 years)
  • Eisenhans, the (7-12 years)
  • Iron stove, the (6-10 years)
  • Elephant god and soccer game (from 5 years)
  • Owl who (4-10 years)
  • Case for the three noses (from 4 years)
  • Frieder and Catherlieschen (4-10 years)
  • Football fever (from 4 years)
  • Mrs. Holle (5-10 years)
  • Five and a half school cones
  • Frog King or Iron Heinrich (6-10 years)
  • Fundevogel (6-10 years)
  • Pretty hot - Finnish sauna (5-7 years)
  • Goose girl who (4-10 years)
  • Godfather (4-10 years)
  • Gold children who (4-10 years)
  • Burial mound (4-10 years)
  • Tap bar, the (4-10 years)
  • Hans im Glück (4-10 years)
  • Rabbit Bride, the (4-10 years)
  • Pike, a great one (from 4 years)
  • Henry Hasenfuß (from 4 years)
  • Hans my hedgehog (6-10 years)
  • Hansel and Gretel (5-11 years)
  • Mr. Korbes (7-12 years)
  • Jan and Erik always have great ideas
  • Jorinde and Joringel (4-10 years)
  • Virgo Maleen (5-10 years)
  • Captain Donnerbauch in kindergarten (from 4 years)
  • King Thrushbeard (4-10 years)
  • Ear of corn (4-10 years)
  • Cat and mouse in company (6-10 years)
  • Krautesel, the (6-10 years)
  • Klara's dream (from 5 years)
  • Lea and the phases of the moon
  • Lasse, Captain Hooked Nose Pit and the Green Ears Pirates (from 4 years)
  • Lifetime (4-10 years)
  • Lotte buys alone (from 4 years)
  • Luke the mad reporter (ages 4+)
  • Sharing love and sorrow (6-10 years)
  • Ludwig, the terrifying ghost
  • Song of the Mermaids, the (from 5 years)
  • Maluna Mondschein learns to swim (from 4 years)
  • Mamas favorite
  • Marienkind (4-10 years)
  • Master Pfriem (4-10 years)
  • Moon, the (4-10 years)
  • Monster under the bed (from 4 years)
  • Nagel, the (4-10 years)
  • Carnation, the (6-10 years)
  • Pirate cat who (from 5 years)
  • Rapunzel (4-10 years)
  • Mystery fairy tale (4-10 years)
  • Earthworms love rain (from 4 years)
  • Little Red Riding Hood (4-10 years)
  • Rumpelstiltskin (4-10 years)
  • Turnip that (5-10 years)
  • Bittern and Hoopoe (6-10 years)
  • Castle ghosts move (from 4 years)
  • Snow white and rose red (4-10 years)
  • Snow White (4-10 years)
  • Sun, dear sun (from 4 years)
  • Spindle, shuttle and needle (4-10 years)
  • Sterntaler (4-10 years)
  • Six come across the world (6-10 years)
  • Simeliberg (6-10 years)
  • Drummer who (6-10 years)
  • Toad, the (6-10 years)
  • From the clever little tailor (5-10 years)
  • About the fisherman and his wife (4-10 years)
  • From the death of the chicken (6-10 years)
  • From one who went out to learn to fear (6-10 years
  • Why does a hedgehog have spines? (from 4 years)
  • Why does everything taste the same when you have a cold? (from 4 years)
  • When the little tiger hisses (from 4 years)
  • Pixies who (4-10 years)
  • Where is Tom's birthday? (from 4 years)
  • How the change of the seasons came about (from 5 years)
  • How to protect yourself from robbers (from 5 years)
  • Where does the sun go when we sleep? (from 5 years)
  • Water mermaid, the (6-10 years)
  • Brushing your teeth (from 4 years)
  • Magic test, the (from 4 years)
  • Wren who (4-10 years)
  • Two super witches who (from 4 years)

Bedtime stories for kids aged 8-10