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Everybody loves Kokoro. When an accident happens, will the love of a village pull her through?

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Things You Can Bite !

There are so many things in the world you can bite! Why on earth would you want to bite a PERSON?!

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Farts in Space!

When Adam accidentally farts in space, he sets off a BIG adventure!

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Largo Doesn’t Know

Uh-oh! Largo has found some things he doesn't know! It must be time for a dragon adventure!

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Ouma’s Amazing Flowers

Robyn longs to pick a flower in Ouma's beautiful garden...

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The Compass

What happens when some kids suggest that friends Brie and Nate do something deceitful? A tale about honesty.

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Amahle Wants to Help

Amahle is too young to help with some things. But not everything!

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Butterfly: An Autumn Meditation for Kids

One morning you awaken to feel a cool beauty in the air... a sweet fall meditation for children.

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Let’s Party

It's dress up birthday party time! There are so many costumes to wear - which is the best?

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Make Your Own Money

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What The Road Said

Which way do I go? That is your choice to make, said the Road. But what if I go the wrong way? The Road curved a little, almost as if it was giving me a hug, and said, Do not worry. Sometimes we go the wrong way on our way to the right way.

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Two swans and a turtle went flying and fell into trouble but as they say, all’s well that ends well. So it did. But why did a turtle take to the skies? Find out more in this free illustrated book for children available for download.

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Little Abigail had a head full of questions and she took all her time asking them aloud. Then came a math test and things got a little out of hand but hey! This is Abigail. It all ended well for her and there was no end to her questions. A great preschool free book that inspires a love for numbers in little ones.

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There is a chatty snake in the garden and its on a monologue. Would you stop and listen or would you rather run? But before you decide, know this for sure..that this snake is no ordinary, he is quite the charmer. Download our free children’s book to read more about Slither the Snake .

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Marty went a step ahead to solve a problem but before he knew it had backfired. His plan lay in tatters. Read this free illustrated children’s book of a mongoose and his very different neighbors who lived by the river in a rain forest.

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There’s no place like home. (and a mug of hot chocolate on a warm cozy bed and so many other tiny big things) Hear it from Buzz and you’ll know what it really means. But hold On! You might want to read this great free illustrated story book in the comfort of your bed.

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Those little beauties have inspired so many stories. But where oh where did they get their name from? Why are they called the ladybugs? A tale that tells us emphatically that everything on earth has a purpose to serve. A free children’s book read aloud that is an absolute treat.

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Baba was as naughty as naughty could get. But when confronted by Sophie and Ashley he mellows down.  And even has a banana split with them. Here’s a great free children’s story with a moral available for download.

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Gretchen loves to write . Find out how she perseveres and stays rooted to that to eventually find success. An inspiring free children’s story that encourages young writers to pursue their craft without giving up.

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With a pet comes big responsibilities and little Allie learnt it early. Read about how she genuinely cared for hers in this sweet preschool story book.

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Read this free bed time story to know how Sophie and friends  befriended an angry and invisible tiger. Enjoy!

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Kids feel amazed with picture book, illustration of picture books make them paw on them, which keeps them excited with the colorful integrative picture books. Our free children picture books online help them understand the story better and visualize each story with great dynamism.

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Feed your children’s love for art. Stories illustrated with colorful pictures are the best way to induce their artist skills, this make kids to engage much time in colouring, drawing and learn other craft work.  Getting the free image of children’s books is a simple way to nurture their art skills.

Improves story telling ability

Picture books are great source to stimulate multi-sensory, it supports in children’s growing mind and their imagination. Kids do not only hear the story but also enjoy seeing the picture and tell what they think of the image. Check the new collections of free children’s picture book pdf , which you can easily download and read them any time as and when you want.

Creates great bond between parents and kids

With the free epunb children’s picture books parents can interact with their children effectively, and add more fun element with the vividly illustrated books. They help parents to spend quality time talking with their kids by telling stories through the picture in the books and can get how the kids understand the story.

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Pictures in the story books allow children’s to participate while reading or listening to stories, as budding readers they get excited about the forthcoming lines in the story book. In addition, picture books are useful tool to nurture reading habit among young mind that improves their memory as well. Check the collections of free children’s picture books online to make your little one reading and storytelling more joyful and engaging. Give your children the great joy this Christmas by gifting them a book, with them as the main character in the storyline with vividly illustrated picture in the Custom children's Christmas book.  

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We believe that it's never too early to instill a love of reading in our children.

Created by parents, we've curated selections of picture books that highlight diversity, teach positive lessons, and resonate with kids. 

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Subtle animation, music, and sound engage without overstimulating

Full of stories that calm and teach kids social emotional skills

Storyteller lets kids and kids-at-heart narrate (and share!) their favorite stories

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The literacy-building power of books meets the engagement of video

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I Am (Not) Scared

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Unicorn (and Horse)

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Curious George Visits the Library

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Slumberkins Creatures Full of Feelings

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Old MacDonald Had a Truck

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How to Potty Train a Dinosaur

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The Little i Who Lost His Dot

From adventurous fairytales to fascinating scientific explorations , soothing sing-alongs to historical biographies of the greats,
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Feel-good screen time

Every parent needs a break, and healthy tech relationships are important. Vooks is calming, educational, and ad-free screen time that you can feel good about.

Forge connection

With so many ways to watch and read along, you can make storytime family time whether you’re at home, on-the-go, or traveling around the globe.

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Soothing and non-addictive

Bed time, nap time, or quiet time—a good routine is essential. Vooks integrates seamlessly into your child’s day and is intentionally designed to engage without overstimulating for battle-free transitions.

Build bridges… and confidence

Business traveler? Long-distance relative? Budding reader? Our Storyteller features lets anyone become the narrator of their favorite Vooks and share with anyone, anywhere.

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Empower the whole child

The happiest children are those who are supported in holistic growth. Vooks content helps set kids up for lifelong success by focusing on developing their brains and their emotional intelligence.

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The books are beautifully chosen and have such lovely messages. The illustrations are stunning and so captivating. I don’t mind letting my child have some screen time, especially when it is a book from Vooks. —Peta
My three children all love Vooks! It’s a real treat for them. The animations are gorgeous and the bonus is that their reading skills are improving as we watch. —Melissa
Excellent content that is high quality, educational, and engaging! My child loves the variety of content and I am quite impressed with the growth of vocabulary she gained from the stories. —AJ
My students love Vooks! They are beginning readers and I love how Vooks highlights the words to help them start to read along. I love it for getting them interested in reading! —Megan
We love Vooks! As an educator and a parent I want to make sure that the time my kids spend with technology is engaging and fun. The stories are great and captivating! —Jan

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Vooks is an ad-free, kid-safe streaming platform that puts an entire digital library of animated storybooks right at your fingertips. Through subtle animation, read-aloud narration, highlighted read-along text, and engaging music and sound effects, we bring your favorite children’s books to life to turn screen time into storytime. Vooks is an engaging and educational way to entertain without overstimulating, and inspires a lifelong love of reading in little learners around the world.

Vooks is most suitable for children under the age of 9, or anyone learning to read or simply looking for a new way to do storytime. We are also a valuable tool for English language learners of all ages.

Unlike traditional ebooks, Vooks storybooks come to life with a patented combination of movement, narration, and sound that brings the engagement of video to the literacy-building power of books. Text-highlighting helps kids connect what a word sounds like with what it looks like, while our growing library of Spanish translations helps us reach even more children across the globe. Vooks can be streamed online or via our app on most iOS or Android devices. Our website offers free companion educational resources to take learning beyond the screen, and users can download their favorite titles to the app to watch anytime, anywhere—even without internet access.

Nope! You can easily download your favorite Vooks stories directly to our app to be enjoyed any time, any where—even without an internet connection. Whether you’re in a log cabin in the woods or a plane cabin in the sky, Vooks is the perfect take-with-me companion!

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Cute Children’s Picture Books with Activities (Free Online)

Every story in this playful children’s picture book series can be enjoyed online as a free PDF eBook, audiobook, and read aloud video. These cute stories also include free related activities that help kids improve their reading comprehension skills as well as encourage speech and language development. Discover Doozy Moo!

Doozy Moo is reading a cute children’s picture book while the sun is setting outside the window.

Doozy Moo and the Cabbage Thief

Doozy Moo has a problem when cabbage starts to disappear from his farm in this cute short story with a moral lesson . Follow Doozy Moo through an adorable adventure as he and his neighbor Pop use their problem-solving skills to catch a funny thief. This beautifully illustrated children’s picture book teaches kids two very important moral lessons: do not steal and the benefits of forgiveness.

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In Search of the Missing Bone

This will be the second story in the first series of Doozy Moo’s children’s books. The book is finished but we are currently in the process of recording the audiobook and read aloud video. We will post this story here once the production phase has been completed. Thank you for your patience!

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Doozy Moo Stories Come in 3 Digital Formats

Free read aloud videos: children’s books read online.

Our children’s picture books are narrated by a full cast accompanied by original music for a theatrical reading experience. The text is shown as the book is read giving kids the opportunity to improve their word recognition skills.

The author/illustrator plays an important role in these recordings as the voice of Doozy Moo and several other major characters. This gives her the chance to tell the stories with the humor and playfulness that was originally intended.

A highly cited study found that some parents felt their storytelling abilities were lacking. While these parents probably just need a confidence boost, watching well-produced read aloud videos should help. Our digital storytelling can give parents an idea of where to add sound effects and when to use inflection. They can also learn what pacing and voices might work best as the story progresses.

Free PDF eBooks for Kids: Download or Read Online

We publish PDF eBooks of our short stories in a way that is easy to read on just about any device. If you have access to an e-reader, tablet, smartphone, or computer, then you can read a children’s book in the PDF file format. In fact, if you are reading this, you are only seconds away from reading one of our stories.

Free Audiobooks for Kids: Download or Listen Online

We publish high-quality audio versions of each children’s book. These recordings feature a full-cast of actors, original music, and sound effects. They help bring the story to life. You can listen to our audiobooks online using the SoundCloud player found below each story on our website. You also have the option to download the MP3 file and listen to the book offline. This is especially handy if you take a lot of family road trips.

Do You Need Bedtime Stories for Kids with Pictures?

Doozy Moo is reading a children's bedtime story.

Doozy Moo’s picture books have all the characteristics needed to make a great bedtime story.

  • My dad who loves sailing would tell me to think about the ocean when I had difficult time falling asleep. Well, Doozy Moo lives on a beautiful tropical island surrounded by an ocean that has endless shades of blue .
  • The different characters that appear in every tale make it easy for storytellers to change voices which can help keep children entertained.
  • This is a fantasy world filled with cute animals that all have a pleasant disposition at the end of the day.
  • Most stories take less than ten minutes to get from problem to resolution.
  • Lastly and possibly the most important element of a great bedtime story is a happy ending. This puts kids in a relaxed mood, making them more likely to get a good night’s sleep.


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