Ages up to 8

CBeebies Storytime: Read

The CBeebies Storytime app is filled with free interactive storybooks to inspire a love of reading in kids. The children’s stories in the app promote CBeebies’ core values, with themes of inclusivity, sharing, friendship and more. Choose books featuring CBeebies favourites such as Peter Rabbit, JoJo & Gran Gran and Mr Tumble as well as stories by familiar authors and rising stars in our CBeebies Bedtime Stories collection and now the classic Christmas poem ‘The Night Before Christmas’. This special festive story is sure to bring the magic of Christmas to many children in the UK, over the Christmas period. Books are free to download, with no adverts or in-app purchases.

This amazing library of books will nurture and inspire your little one’s love of stories. Each story is brought to life with magical things to touch and play with. The stories are designed to help support early years reading, so you and your child can enjoy reading, playing, and learning.

As well as enjoying our wonderful Christmas story, children can enjoy the CBeebies Bedtime Stories collection, travel back in time and meet the dinosaurs with Andy, join Peter Rabbit and friends as they go on an adventure, have a carnival party with JoJo & Gran Gran, go on a treasure hunt with Love Monster, say goodnight with Moon and Me and more!


✅ ‘Read to Me’ and ‘Read by Myself’ options for different reading abilities
✅ Secure parental lock for any external links
✅ Download a story once and read it anytime, anywhere
✅ Library includes CBeebies Bedtime Stories and CBeebies favourites
✅ Stories by familiar authors including Children’s Laureate Cressida Cowell

There are stories for kids of all ages in this free kids app, so whether you are looking for books to read in the morning or at bedtime, just visit the in-app library and settle down with original children’s stories from CBeebies friends.


No Wi-Fi? Downloaded stories can be read offline and on the go, so whether you are reading books at home or out and about, there are no limits! You will need an internet connection to access the library to download new stories or return any you have finished.


Original children’s stories and books from CBeebies favourites include:

The Night Before Christmas by Clement Clarke Moore
Andy’s Adventures: Andy and the Baby T-Rex
JoJo & Gran Gran: It’s Time for Carnival
Little Bo Peep’s Library Book by Cressida Cowell
Love Monster: Treasure Hunt
Olanna’s Super Senses by Destynee Onwochei
Peter Rabbit: The Tale of the Unexpected Discovery
Pinchy the Dragon by Olly Pike
Moon and Me: Friends, Always
Moon and Me: Goodnight, Friends
Mr Tumble at the Beach
Today I am Five and a Half by Caleb Femi


Storytime contains accessibility features such as auto-scan speed and voice prompts.


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Additional Information

November 10, 2021
Current Version
Requires Android
5.0 and up
Content Rating
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Media Applications Technologies for the BBC
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