5-Minute Modern-Day Bedtime Stories: For Building Character: (Read Alouds for Kids Ages 4-8)


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Not long ago, in a land very near, a parent wanted bedtime stories with a point.

If you’re that parent, look no further! This book has fourteen stories that are: relevant, fun, contemporary, short, and geared toward essential virtues.

As a parent of young boys, Savannah Bloom found read-aloud stories to either be 1) antiquated fairy tales, 2) too cheesy, or 3) contemporary and fun, but without a moral lesson.

So, Mrs. Bloom set out to write 5-Minute Modern Day Bedtime Stories to fill a void for parents wanting to use the vital bedtime routine to both entertain modern children AND teach valuable character to their little ones, especially geared for ages 5-8.

She wanted to provide parents like her with read-aloud stories that…

…make sense to today’s children.
…are witty, fun, and entertaining.
…are whimsical, but not cheesy.
…build character.
…and are short, so you can go do adult things.

Her first collection promotes character traits such as: Honesty, Self-Control, Helpfulness, Kindness, Positivity, Persistence, Gratitude, Cleanliness, Hard Work, and more, all while containing several features that parents will appreciate:

– Fun and serious questions to discuss with your child to ensure the lesson hits home.
– Human protagonists only, because research shows that kids learn character best from other kids – not anthropomorphic animals (Larsen, Lee, Ganea. Developmental Science, 2017.)
– All original stories, though some parallel old favorites (example: The Boy Who Cried Drone).
– Whimsical and fantastic vibe through use of technology (drones, portals, virtual reality, etc) with just enough plausibility to spark STEM dreams.
– No illustrations to motivate kids to lay in bed, close their eyes, and fully engage their imaginations rather than demand you awkwardly position the book to show them every picture.

If this sounds like what you’re looking for, then click the buy button today. Also, leave us a review if you would like MORE stories like these. Volume 2 is on its way because of positive reviews from happy parents! Let Savannah know if you want a third volume!

From the Publisher



Read Alouds Allow For Imagination

Bedtime read-alouds are perfect for distraction-free interaction. Have your child nuzzle into her pillow and close her eyes while you read, allowing her imagination to soar. (And you won’t have to worry about showing the pictures.)


Stories for Our Future

Fairy tales can feel ancient and aloof. The 5-Minute Modern Day Bedtime Stories aim to provide fun, relevant stories with human characters your children can relate to in today’s society. And instead of magic, next-gen technology provides the same sense of whimsical wonder.



Each story is crafted to show how a child may encounter the need for a character trait in real life (though whimsical and a bit far-fetched at times). Though the child characters aren’t perfect, good character is rewarded, bad character is not.


Family Building

Each story ends with one FUN question and one SERIOUS question for great bonding and learning. The books aim to open the door for parents to explore their child’s inner thoughts and character. You’ll cherish these opportunities and memories every night.



Note To Parents on Age Level

Savannah believes your 6, 7, and 8-year-olds will love these with no hesitation. Your 4 or 5-year-olds will most-likely love these, but there are a few elements that may be intense (i.e. robot-dinos, a virtual dragon, discussion of outer beauty, drones, etc.). She’d advise a quick scan of the stories before you read-aloud.

As with many children’s books, there will be vocabulary and ideas you may need to explain. But you are wonderful and know what’s best for your child or grandchild or little one! These books are tools for you; you’ll know when and how to use them best!

Engaging Stories
14 14 14 14

Fun Discussion Questions

Serious Discussion Questions

Character-Building Bedtimes

Christian Themes

Ages Suggested
4-5 (maybe), 6-9 YES 4-5 (maybe), 6-9 YES 4-5 (maybe), 6-9 YES 4-5 (maybe), 6-9 YES

Publisher ‏ : ‎ Independently published (July 31 2020)
Language ‏ : ‎ English
Paperback ‏ : ‎ 101 pages
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 979-8633488395
Item weight ‏ : ‎ 150 g
Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 15.24 x 0.66 x 22.86 cm


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