If your child is hyper, it could be because they're just a kid. It's normal for children of all ages to have so much energy. They can constantly be on the go and will not sit still for more than five minutes. It’s troublesome for every parent who wants their babies to go to bed earlier but they are still jumping around. A great short bedtime story per night is the key to let your kids rush into bed without a doubt.
Part 1: 5 Best Bedtime Stories for Kids
Constant reading of bedtime stories to your kids can improve their language skills, imagination, strengthen the bond between parent and children and even create healthy sleeping habits for your little ones. I believe you all remember your excitement as a kid waiting for your granny to share some stories. But how to find more stories when you finish all the old ones you heard before?
The Internet will always be your best nanny, it doesn’t matter if you are looking for stories about animals, prince and princess, religious ones or others you will always find them. But if you are new and don’t know where to start, you can always choose from the top five kid’s favorite stories:
1. Where the Wild Things are? by Mayrice Sendak
It’s a children’s picture book first published in 1963 which won annual Caldecott Medal from the children's librarians in 1964 as “most distinguished American picture book for children”.
2. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland collection by Lewis Carroll
It’s one of the best-known and most popular works of English-language fiction published in 1865, its narrative, structure, characters and imagery have been enormously influential in popular culture and literature, especially in the fantasy genre.
3. Pajama Time by Sandra Boynton
It is a good-night book with the irrepressible language, the inimitable illustrations, the irresistible cast of characters only Sandra Boynton could create.
4. Winnie the Pooh by A.A.Milne
Winnie the Pooh is one of the best-known characters in British children's literature. Its Latin translation became the only Latin book ever to have been featured on The New York Times Best Seller list.
5. The Princess and the Pea by Hans Christian Andersen
It’s a literary fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen about a young woman whose royal identity is established by a test of her sensitivity.
Part 2: Where and How to Download Children’s Bedtime Stories?
Now you got the list and came out with a better plan: getting the children's bedtime stories audiobooks, so you all can lay in bed with the little ones and have a relaxing time together! It sounds wonderful but where and how to get those bedtime stories for kids? Let’s start with the two most famous sites for purchasing e-books online, iBook and Amazon.
2.1 Download Children's Bedtime Stories from iBook Store
iBook (Apple Books) is a single, beautiful destination for all the books you love, and the ones you’re about to. Browse the new Book Store, keep a list of what you want to read, and revisit what you’ve already read, convert the words to audio so you can play bedtime stories. All in one place. Come and follow the steps and see how we download a short bedtime story from iBook.
◎ Step 1: Visit the iBook store
Launch the application Books and click on Store - Sign in… with your Apple ID. In your Library, click on the Book Store icon and route to the store.
◎ Step 2: Choose the Book You Need
Search the book you need from the search bar at the top-right corner or check for more in the book menu. Click on the book cover for details. Once you confirm that it is the book you need, click on the purchase button to get the book. After it is downloaded you can find it in your Library panel and start your reading journey right away!
2.2 Download Children's Bedtime Stories from Amazon
To youngsters and book lovers who love new technologies and convenient reading experience, they tend to get an e-reader such as Kindle. Amazon is the largest book retailer in the world and it also holds the biggest e-reading market, at least 1,670 new Kindle eBooks are published every day. You will be able to find the countless bedtime stories for kids over there. Getting an e-book from Amazon is to make the easiest order on Amazon. Let’s see how to get it.
△ Step 1: Visit the Amazon Kindle Store
I believe most of you already have an Amazon account. Visit the Amazon Kindle Store and search the bedtime story book you want on the search bar on the top. Hit the search button then you will find different versions of the book down below.
△ Step 2: Purchase the E-Book
After you picked your favorite one and confirmed the detailed information, click on “Buy now with 1-Click” yellow button and place your order.
△ Step 3: Download the Bedtime Story from Kindle App
To get the book file, you will need to install the Kindle App on your computer. After you login to your Amazon account, the Library will sync automatically. Right click on the target bedtime story and hit the “Download” button to download it to the local computer.
Part 3: How to Read an iBook Bedtime Story on Kindle?
To those money saving experts, they may purchase books on both iBook and Amazon. Comparing the prices and getting them in different sites is the smartest choice. But here comes a problem too: I would like to use my Kindle to read all of them. Is it possible to put all the books in one place?
The answer is yes. Although the iBook has its special DRM protection and the Kindle eBook formats are also limited to AZW and KF8. We can still find the ways out to unlock the DRM and import all the bedtime stories to Kindle.
3.1 Read iBook Bedtime Stories on Kindle with Leawo Prof. DRM
Now we are only one step away from importing iBook bedtime stories to your Kindle eBook. Leawo Prof. DRM is the program to remove the DRM protection from iTunes videos (movies, TV show), iTunes music, Spotify music, Audible Audiobooks, eBooks, and convert them to popular DRM-free files for better entertainment. As it does 100% reserve original audio tracks, you don’t have to worry about the audio quality of the audiobooks for your kids will drop after conversion. Let’s get Leawo Prof. DRM and see how to make it work!
- Convert iTunes DRM-protected M4V movie and TV show to DRM-Free MP4
- Remove DRM from M4B, AA, AAX files and convert any Audible AA, AAX file to MP3, even without iTunes authorization
- Convert iTunes DRM-Protected M4P and non-DRM iTunes M4A Music to MP3
- Remove DRM-protection on Spotify music and convert to Universal audio format for enjoying music offline on any devices
- Convert DRM-protected eBook from Kindle, Kobo, Adobe to DRM-free epub, mobi, azw3, txt, etc., format
Step 1: Install Leawo Prof. DRM
Download and Install Leawo Prof. DRM at the official site. Launch Leawo Prof. Media program (the following steps will be present with Mac version 3.1.1).
Step 2: Add Books to the eBook Converter
Click on the “eBook Converter” panel on Leawo Prof. DRM.
At the bottom you will see the output directory, hit on the “...” button to relocate it to the location as your convenience. Then drag your iBook from Apple Books to the drop box or hit “Add files” to locate the download folder.
Step 3: Convert Books Using eBook Converter
Click on the “Edit” icon on the right side and choose the format to AZW3 which fits Kindle the best. You can “Apply to All” so all the outputs will be set to AZW3. Hit the “Convert” button at the bottom right at last.
Not only EPUB files, it also converts KOBI to AZW3 on your computer with these super simple 3 steps, you can grab a cup of tea and let the Leawo Prof. DRM to do all the rest of converting! Connect your Kindle to the computer and drag all the unlocked files from the output folder and start enjoying the new batch bedtime stories with your little ones.
3.2 Read iBook Bedtime Story on Kindle with Calibre
Calibre is an open-source eBook management app which is available on Windows, Mac, and Linux. Calibre will convert the eBooks for you before transferring it to your Kindle (as long as you’re using a DRM-free eBooks). Let’s see how we use Calibre to transfer books from iBook to Kindle.
Step 1: Install Calibre
Visit Calibre’s website to download the app. After you’ve opened it, the Calibre Welcome Wizard will guide you through the setup process. You can set the program display language and destination folder for saving the converted files. (The following steps will be present with Windows 64bit version: 5.8.1)
Step 2: Add Books to Calibre
Click on the first button “Add Books” and location the target eBook on your computer. It will be added to your virtual library. (Please make sure the book has no DRM lock, if yes, please check the Part 4 above and remove DRM from the file first.)
Step 3: Convert the eBook
Choose the books you need to convert, hit on “Convert books”, the final pop-ups will be shown. Change the “Output format” to AZW3 or KF8. Click the “OK” button and it will start to convert the file to Kindle readable format. Now you can get all the needed files in the destination folder.
Now you have unlimited supplies of bedtime stories for your kids as well as the top-notch DRM-removal program - Leawo Prof. DRM. You are holding the key to the biggest library in the world and your family can get the incredible benefits of reading eBook. And you can share all the books on multiple devices. Bon Appétit and enjoy the Book Feast!