CBeebies Storytime: Read

8.36K reviews
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About this game

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. There are two reading modes to choose from, so children can read independently or with a grown-up. Choose books from CBeebies favourites such as Mr Tumble, Bing, Biff & Chip, JoJo & Gran Gran, Numberblocks, Alphablocks, Hey Duggee and Peter Rabbit as well as stories by familiar authors in our CBeebies Bedtime Stories collection. Books are free to download, with no adverts or in-app purchases.

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

Settle down with the CBeebies Bedtime Stories collection, have fun at the park with Mr Tumble and join Bing, Biff & Chip, Alphablocks, Numberblocks, Duggee, Andy, Peter Rabbit, JoJo & Gran Gran and Love Monster as they go on amazing adventures!


✅ ‘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 books to read at bedtime, visit the in-app library and download original children’s stories from CBeebies friends.


No Wi-Fi? Downloaded stories can be read offline, so you can read 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:

Alphablocks: No Nap Spell
Andy’s Adventures: Andy and the Baby T-Rex
Biff & Chip: Superheroes
Bing: Hoppity Voosh and the Moonkeeper
Hey Duggee: The Story Badge
JoJo & Gran Gran: It’s Time for Carnival
JoJo & Gran Gran: It’s Time to Catch the Bus
Little Bo Peep’s Library Book by Cressida Cowell
Love Monster: Treasure Hunt
Moon and Me: Friends, Always
Moon and Me: Goodnight, Friends
Mr Tumble at the Beach
Mr Tumble at the Park
Numberblocks: One Great Mystery
Olanna’s Super Senses by Destynee Onwochei
Peter Rabbit: The Tale of the Unexpected Discovery
Pinchy the Dragon by Olly Pike
Today I am Five and a Half by Caleb Femi


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


This app sends anonymous performance stats for internal purposes to help the BBC improve your experience. You can choose to opt out of this at any time from the in-app Settings menu.

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Updated on
3 Oct 2022

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region and age The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
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This app may collect these data types
App activity, App info and performance and Device or other IDs
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted
Committed to follow the Play Families policy
8.36K reviews
Alison Pope
9 May 2022
Love this app but it's annoying when it tells me there is a new story when there isn't. Plus, it would be good if there was an idea of any new stories coming, even if you had to pay for early access or something. There just seems to be minimal development on the app. Having said that, I think it's a fantastic start and both my son and I love it. We'd just like more of it!
BBC Media App Technologies
10 May 2022
Hi Alison, thanks for your review. We work hard to ensure our users have a great experience and we're always looking to improve. We're really pleased you and your son love the app and we appreciate you taking the time to give such considered feedback. Best wishes, CBeebies Apps Team
Susan Gorton
28 September 2022
love it! my grandson age 2 picks his own story and follows the words. it's one of his favourites
BBC Media App Technologies
3 October 2022
Thanks so much for the awesome review, we're glad it's a firm favourite :)
Mark Pearson
13 July 2022
not too bad, used to be better with more stories suitable for older ages, since a recent update the stories are not as interactive and are only suitable for younger children.
BBC Media App Technologies
14 July 2022
Hi Mark, thanks for your review, your feedback is noted and appreciated. We're always working hard to evolve and improve the app experience for our users. Best wishes, CBeebies Apps Team