Playful and imaginative stories designed to help support early years reading. Every story is brought to life with magical things to touch, swipe and play with. There are also questions to help develop comprehension skills, so you and your child can enjoy reading, playing and learning together.

Join Mr Tumble in the snow, go on a magical family journey with CBeebies The Nutcracker story or read along with your child’s favourite nursery rhyme. Fly around the world with the Go Jetters or go an adventure with Peter Rabbit. There are over 60 stories to choose from, which are all free to download, with no adverts or in-app purchases.


- ‘Read to Me’ and ‘Read by Myself’ mode options 
- Recall questions to develop comprehension skills
- Grown ups section with tips to support your child’s reading development and option to switch to accessibility mode
- Secure parental lock for any external links
- Links to more fun, free activities from CBeebies


No Wi-Fi? No problem! Downloaded stories can be read offline and on-the-go, so whether you are 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.


Stories from your favourite CBeebies friends:
Go Jetters 
Something Special
Waffle the Wonder Dog
Topsy and Tim 
Charlie and Lola
Justin’s House
Sarah and Duck
Grandpa in my Pocket
Old Jack’s Boat

Storytime also includes popular children’s stories:

CBeebies Alice in Wonderland
Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Puss in Boots
The Nutcracker
The Snow Queen

As well as stories based on popular topics and genres such as animals, dinosaurs, space, fairy tales and more!


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What’s New

Version 2.7.10

Read festive stories and fun-filled fairy tales in the CBeebies Storytime app!

Ratings and Reviews

3.9 out of 5
430 Ratings

430 Ratings

Evacb13 ,

Love it but sure it has glitches.

Think the app is great and a brilliant way to get kids reading and excited about doing so, but the app kept giving my daughter the option to press home when the story was being read out to her. Which is confusing at times because she kept pressing home button when the option was given, even before the next option making her have to re-start the story.

Developer Response ,

Hi There,

We're sorry to hear that you are having problems with the app.

Could you please let us know the device you are using?


The CBeebies Web & Apps Team

kbeebco ,

Thank you for this amazing Storytime app!

An amazing Storytime/book app! There is nothing else like this that I have seen! My little boy loves going through the story books, and doing the interactive parts too. The design and usability is so brilliantly thought through and executed.
We think the library functionality is great! It is lovely that he is able to return books to the library and add new ones to his book. A brilliant app!! Thank you!

Weird_bird ,

Could do with an update

Great app, my kids love furchester towers, the games get harder as you go, however if you leave it starts back at easy again and there is no option to save your progress and so they have lost interest as they have to go through all the easy ones again. This could be so much better if you could pick up where you left off or save your progression in some way.


BBC Media Applications Technologies Limited
89.7 MB

Requires iOS 9.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.


English, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Vietnamese

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  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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