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The 9 Best Children’s Stories – Guide

Whether for falling asleep or for entertainment in between: Childhood is characterized by stories, some scary, some exciting, some romantic. For children, it is always a great friend when a beautiful story is read to them and they can immerse themselves in another world. Often children’s stories also have an educational value, if the children can learn something in the process.

Are you wondering now where you can buy a great story for your child? We have compared children’s stories and selected the best ones for you. We also present you the bestsellers among the children’s stories. So you will definitely find a nice and suitable story for your child.

Checklist for Children’s Stories

Types
  • The theme or story of the book should be chosen above all according to the child’s liking and age.
  • There are short stories and those that last a little longer. Thus, it should be taken into account how much time you can or want to spend on reading aloud.
  • There are also newfangled books and older ones (e.g. fairy tales). Here you can decide for yourself what you prefer. However, it should be appropriate for the age of the child.
Age Recommendation
  • The younger the child, the more pictures and less text should be in the book.
  • Pure picture books are sufficient for toddlers. From kindergarten (about 3 years), text and volume can be increased. However, illustrations should still predominate until elementary school.
  • For pictures, 3-4 colors and few motifs are sufficient up to 2 years.
  • For children up to 3 years, a simple design of the text is useful. Rhymes and repetitions offer themselves here. Otherwise, the child would be overtaxed. From 4 years on, real small stories and more detailed illustrations begin.
  • At kindergarten age, stories about family life are very popular. From school on, friendship, as well as adventure, are added. For all age groups, fantasy worlds are often in demand.
Promotion
  • Children’s stories can promote in many different ways.
  • Stories that make reference to the child’s life are more easily understood and applied to real life. An example for young children is sharing food or toys. For older children, this applies to school, for example.
  • In addition, a book can boost self-confidence and reduce fears. Related to a doctor’s visit, for example, a story explains the on-site procedure and that the doctor will help you.
  • Often, motor skills are also promoted, as colors and feeling play a role.

Tip: You can find recommended books for toddlers in the

Guide to children’s books from 2 years

The Best Sellers of Children’s Stories

In this bestseller list we have compiled the most popular children’s stories for you.

Tip: Are you looking for great stories for older children?

Then take a look at the guide to children’s books for ages 7 and up.

Current Offers of Children’s Stories

Here you can find a collection of current offers of children’s stories.

SaleBestseller Nr. 1
Bedtime Stories for Kids: Collection of Meditation Stories for Children of All Ages with Unicorns, Astronauts, Pirates, Funny Animals, Mermaids, Tales to Fall Asleep and Learn Mindfulness
Bedtime Stories for Kids: Collection of Meditation Stories for Children of All Ages with Unicorns, Astronauts, Pirates, Funny Animals, Mermaids, Tales to Fall Asleep and Learn Mindfulness
Audible Audiobook; Amanda Dreams (Author) - Mandy Fisher, Krystal Wascher (Narrators); English (Publication Language)
$29.95 −12%
SaleBestseller Nr. 2
The Story for Children, a Storybook Bible
The Story for Children, a Storybook Bible
Hardcover Book; Lucado, Max (Author); English (Publication Language); 288 Pages - 06/25/2011 (Publication Date) - Zonderkidz (Publisher)
$19.99 −45%
SaleBestseller Nr. 3
Five-Minute Stories - Over 50 Tales and Fables: Short Nursery Rhymes, Fairy Tales, and Bedtime Collections for Children
Five-Minute Stories - Over 50 Tales and Fables: Short Nursery Rhymes, Fairy Tales, and Bedtime Collections for Children
Hardcover Book; Cottage Door Press (Author); English (Publication Language); 384 Pages - 09/23/2018 (Publication Date) - Cottage Door Press (Publisher)
$16.99 −10%
SaleBestseller Nr. 4
365 Bedtime Stories
365 Bedtime Stories
Audible Audiobook; Disney Press (Author) - Greg Tremblay (Narrator); English (Publication Language)
$37.25 −13%
SaleBestseller Nr. 5
The 20th-Century Children's Book Treasury: Picture Books and Stories to Read Aloud
The 20th-Century Children's Book Treasury: Picture Books and Stories to Read Aloud
Used Book in Good Condition; Hardcover Book; English (Publication Language); 320 Pages - 09/14/1998 (Publication Date) - Knopf Books for Young Readers (Publisher)
$44.99 −44%
SaleBestseller Nr. 6
365 Bedtime Stories and Rhymes
365 Bedtime Stories and Rhymes
Hardcover Book; Cottage Door Press (Author); English (Publication Language); 384 Pages - 09/16/2018 (Publication Date) - Cottage Door Press (Publisher)
$16.99 −24%
SaleBestseller Nr. 7
5-Minute Sleepy Time Stories (5-Minute Stories)
5-Minute Sleepy Time Stories (5-Minute Stories)
Hardcover Book; Disney Books (Author); English (Publication Language); 208 Pages - 09/15/2020 (Publication Date) - Disney Press (Publisher)
$14.99 −40%
SaleBestseller Nr. 8
Bedtime Stories for Kids: A Short Stories Collection | Ages 2-6 (Help Your Children Fall Asleep: Sleep Well and Wake Up Happy Every Day with Relaxing Stories)
Bedtime Stories for Kids: A Short Stories Collection | Ages 2-6 (Help Your Children Fall Asleep: Sleep Well and Wake Up Happy Every Day with Relaxing Stories)
Audible Audiobook; Simply Insight Team (Author) - Erika Merriweather (Narrator); English (Publication Language)
$14.95 −13%
SaleBestseller Nr. 9
SaleBestseller Nr. 10
The Illustrated Treasury of Classic Children's Stories: Featuring 14 Classic Children's Books Illustrated by Charles Santore, #1 New York Times ... (Charles Santore Children's Classics)
The Illustrated Treasury of Classic Children's Stories: Featuring 14 Classic Children's Books Illustrated by Charles Santore, #1 New York Times ... (Charles Santore Children's Classics)
Hardcover Book; English (Publication Language); 552 Pages - 10/22/2019 (Publication Date) - Applesauce Press (Publisher)
$44.95 −36%


FAQ About Children’s Stories

What kind of children’s stories are there?

Children’s stories can be read aloud in the traditional way from children’s books or listened to as audio books. Videos are also possible. Books are particularly suitable for the beginning

Which children’s stories are good?

Children’s stories should always be selected depending on the age of the child. Stories with pictures are particularly suitable for younger children (also when reading aloud!). Meditations or autogenic training for children are also suitable for relaxation

Why are children’s stories so important?

Children have a lot of imagination and love to discover new things. Stories that relate to everyday life in particular have great learning potential. Reading aloud, for example, not only promotes concentration and imagination, but it can also help to reduce fears and learn through play how to react in certain situations in everyday life

Wolfgang lives with his family in Stuttgart. He has a twelve-year-old daughter and five-year-old twins. When he's not writing product guides for Elternkompass and sharing his experiences with you, he likes to go on bike tours, play Monopoly or read novels.