Short bedtime stories

In this section we feature a selection of 5 minutes bedtime story beauties from Tardy’s friends at Book Dash. These lovely little illustrated stories are perfect reads to help you get your child or children to sleep. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do!

Why Book Dash?

In South Africa the need more reads for children, but they cost too much purchased from publishers. The cheapest books have no publisher – then the only cost is printing. So our participants do the work of publishers in a single day. After that, anyone can get print runs sponsored and put finished books into the hands of children.

Book Dash believe every child should own a hundred books by the age of five. In South Africa, that means giving 600 million free books to children who could never afford to buy them. Every day we lose, more children grow up unable to read and write well, and to enjoy the worlds that books open up.

We hope you enjoy these short bedtime stories for kids! 🙂