CBeebies Storytime introduces children to a world of stories through beautiful, interactive story books. The app aims to inspire a love of stories in every child in the UK and support early years reading. The 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. All the stories are free to download, with no adverts or in-app purchases.

Settle down with the CBeebies Bedtime Stories collection, have fun at the beach with Mr Tumble, 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!

Storytime features playful interactions, popular CBeebies characters, well-loved authors, and high-quality stories so children can enjoy reading, playing, and learning. Our app seeks to support traditional physical books by offering a magical interactive journey that encourages a love of stories and an immersive reading experience for children.


- ‘Read to Me’ and ‘Read by Myself’ options for different reading abilities
- Download a story once and read it anytime, anywhere
- Library including CBeebies favourites and all new stories from familiar authors
- CBeebies Bedtime Stories collection
- Secure parental lock for any external links
- My Stories area for all your child’s favourite stories


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.


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

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


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What’s New

Version 4.7.0

The CBeebies bugs have been busy making your Storytime experience even better!

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
24.2K Ratings

24.2K Ratings

MrsBaldock ,

Great app!

I’ve tried to find something else like it as my daughter has read almost all of these books but haven’t been able to find anything yet. Though I may not be looking hard enough?
I wish there were more stories and the existing ones were checked for bugs (esp the Goldilocks story, repeating trying the chairs and beds. My daughter doesn’t realise because she hasn’t heard it any other way but it’s so annoying for me!).

Developer Response ,


Thanks for the review, we appreciate your feedback and we're sorry to hear you're experiencing issues with the Goldilocks story.

Please could you send us an email detailing the bugs you're experiencing? If you could send this with the device you're using and it's operating system that will help our tech team try to find a fix for the problem.

Our email is

Thank you,
CBeebies Apps Team

😢 mummy ,

Disappointing updated version

My child used to love the cbbc Storytime app. It had lots of wonderful interactive and educational stories with all his favourite characters. His big brother loved it too as lots of stories to suit all ages. However, we were both really surprised when the updated version was released recently. Stories are very limited (10 stories at present time) and the interactive element has largely gone. My son loved pressing the octoalert button or helping David Attenborough capture a Komodo dragon, but now ‘interaction’ comprises of tapping a character to make them move slightly. Although the app is still useful -and nd there doesn’t seem to be anything else like it- I just don’t understand why you would remove a fantastic app and replace it with a very limited and inferior one?!

Developer Response ,

Hello, we are sorry you're disappointed with the new app. Unfortunately, the previous Storytime was built on old technology that wasn’t easy to update and fix. By updating the app, we will be able to make improvements and add new stories, but unfortunately we have had to remove some of the older stories. We appreciate change can be difficult for children, so alongside adding new stories regularly to the app throughout the year, we have put many of the old stories on the CBeebies website here to watch as video playthroughs Thank you for your feedback on the interactive element, this is under review at the moment and any insights will be integrated into future stories.

Kind regards, CBeebies apps team.

HuhoDaddy ,

Updated version less good

We’re going to join the chorus of reviewers and parents who loved the old version with its interactivity and find the updated version doesn’t hold our toddler’s attention.

I understand the idea is to make this (much) more like reading a book, but I think this is where the developers have misunderstood the place for this app. It is not a replacement for books in our home, which our toddler loves, but a replacement for videos on a phone/tablet when we are travelling or out. It felt much better than a video as it was interactive, and our toddler certainly learnt some words and concepts from it.

Shame to have lost the old version as that certainly offered something very appealing and we thought valuable to our toddler.

Developer Response ,

Hello, sorry to hear you’re disappointed with the app. The previous Storytime app version was 7 years old and built on older technology that has become increasingly difficult to update and fix in recent times. By updating the app we are able to maintain quality of performance on devices and we will be able to make improvements to keep things fresh and exciting. Whilst there are fewer interactions, we hope that they are more accessible to children of different ages and abilities and that they are still enjoyable to read.
We appreciate change can be difficult for children, so alongside adding new stories regularly to the app throughout the year, we have put many of the old stories on the CBeebies website here to watch as video playthroughs
Best wishes, CBeebies Apps Team

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