Storynory - Stories for Kids

Storynory - Stories for Kids Podcast

Storynory is the first and most loved story podcast. We've been around since 2005 and kids have grown up with us. We are both educational and entertaining. We offer a mixture of original stories and myths from around the world. All our stories are brilliantly read by professional actors. So listen in - and enjoy our audio!

5 – Peer Gynt: The Button Maker
Peer returns home after 20 years abroad. Will anyone remember him? He meets some strange beings who do in fact know who he is. Read the full text of 5 – Peer Gynt: The Button Maker and see our illustration on Storynory....

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4 – Peer Gynt: The Sahara Desert
Peer travels to Egypt - meets the mysterious Anitra - and seeks the answer to the riddle of the Sphinx Read the full text of 4 – Peer Gynt: The Sahara Desert and see our illustration on Storynory....

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New Year Song: Auld Lang Syne
Happy New Year Everyone! - Jana sings a magical version of the Scottish Anthem - Auld Lang Syne Read the full text of New Year Song: Auld Lang Syne and see our illustration on Storynory....

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3 – Peer Gynt. The Bøyg
How can Peer not be himself? The Bøyg speaks to Peer in Riddles. Featuring Solveig's song sung by Jana. Read the full text of 3 – Peer Gynt. The Bøyg and see our illustration on Storynory....

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2 – Peer Gynt. In The Hall of the Mountain King
Peer Gynt, a poor boy with big dreams, has run away to the mountains. He meets a green lady who introduces him to the Mountain King of the Trolls. Read the full text of 2 – Peer Gynt. In The Hall of the Mountain King and see our illustration on Storynory....

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1 – Peer Gynt. The Magic Reindeer Ride
The famous Norwegian fairy tale that includes trolls and flying reindeer ! Peer Gynt is a storyteller - his mother calls him a fibber - but his tales are spellbinding and hilarious. Read the full text of 1 – Peer Gynt. The Magic Reindeer Ride and see our illustration on Storynory....

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Christmas Carol ~ Silent Night
Jana and Amarni sing this Christmas Waltz in duo. Our gentle and lovely version of Silent Night. Read the full text of Christmas Carol ~ Silent Night and see our illustration on Storynory....

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The Two Witch Cats
A welsh story about a magician who catches thieves. Read the full text of The Two Witch Cats and see our illustration on Storynory....

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Taffy Morgan’s Harp
An amusing Welsh story about a lad who thinks he is a musical genius - but few agree. Read the full text of Taffy Morgan’s Harp and see our illustration on Storynory....

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Song ~ Baa Baa Black Sheep
Not just for little kids! Jana sings this famous rhyme so sweetly we think all ages will feel soothed and un-jangled by it. Read the full text of Song ~ Baa Baa Black Sheep and see our illustration on Storynory....

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The Cretan Bull
Bertie is on the Greek Island of Crete and relates two famous legends from the time of King Minos - and how they blend into History in the writing of Herodotus. Read the full text of The Cretan Bull and see our illustration on Storynory....

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Lapis and the Stolen Statue Part Two
Amon the Egyptian priest has been arrested for stealing a stolen statue. His cats Lapis and Cleo travel up the River Nile to prove his innocence. Read the full text of Lapis and the Stolen Statue Part Two and see our illustration on Storynory....

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Katie’s Grandma at School
In time for Halloween, Katie's Grandma is 100 years old ! She tells Katie the story of how she went to an English boarding school back in the 1930s and made a best friend from the USA, Amy. Read the full text of Katie’s Grandma at School and see our illustration on Storynory....

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Song: How doth the Crocodile?
Lovely Jana sings a mystical and up tempo song based on the crazy poem by Lewis Carroll - How Doth the Crocodile? - a thank you to Olivia for supporting us on Patreon Read the full text of Song: How doth the Crocodile? and see our illustration on Storynory....

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The World’s Oldest Religion
Zoroastrianism is the ancient religion of the Persians and it is still practiced to this day. It has influenced many of our own beliefs, even if we don't realise it ! We continue our retelling of the histories of Herodotus from Ancient Greece. Read the full text of The World’s Oldest Religion and see our illustration on Storynory....

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Lapis and the Stolen Statue Part 1
Lapis and Cleo are shocked when their master, Amon the Priest, is arrested on charges of stealing a scared statue. Another story from Ancient Egypt ! Read the full text of Lapis and the Stolen Statue Part 1 and see our illustration on Storynory....

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Jana’s Studio ~ Ice Cream Interview
Does your mouth start watering when you think of your most scrumptious tasting ice cream? Then listen on! Jana has a delightful chat with Lewis Alfonso, an Italian gelato maker, and finds out fascinating & delicious facts. One is never too old for ice cream! Read the full text of Jana’s Studio ~ Ice Cream Interview and see our illustration on Storynory....

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Young Cyrus
A poor young Persian boy is a natural leader. In a game, his friends choose him to play their king. He gets into trouble when he orders the son of an aristocrat to be punished. Read the full text of Young Cyrus and see our illustration on Storynory....

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Wicked Uncle and the Scottish Shark
Is it safe to go in the Scottish Loch? Uncle Jeff takes the kids on a kayaking holiday. There are no sharks in Scotland, right? Read the full text of Wicked Uncle and the Scottish Shark and see our illustration on Storynory....

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Jana’s Studio: Interview with Richard Scott
Jana catches up with Richard Scott, our narrator best known for his voice for Astropup, the space travelling hound. Listen to this hilarious chit chat to find out some inside secrets, favourite sonnets and shared tongue twisters! Read the full text of Jana’s Studio: Interview with Richard Scott and see our illustration on Storynory....

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Astropup and the Parrot in Love
The Parrot is looking for a wife. He finds a suitable parrot who lives on the planet Lizardia - but unfortunately he is suffering from a bad cold and is unusually short of words. Read the full text of Astropup and the Parrot in Love and see our illustration on Storynory....

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7, King Croesus and the Oracle of Delphi
The oracle predicts that if Croesus goes to war against the Persians, he will defeat a great empire. Her advice seems clear enough, is it? Read the full text of 7, King Croesus and the Oracle of Delphi and see our illustration on Storynory....

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Song ~ Fish Alive
Jana sings this traditional song with an upbeat feel. Read the full text of Song ~ Fish Alive and see our illustration on Storynory....

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Lapis: Sister Friends
Lapis, the Egyptian cat, has to share her home with another cat. She is not pleased. Read the full text of Lapis: Sister Friends and see our illustration on Storynory....

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Lapis the Egyptian Cat
Introducing a new catty character with magical powers that do not always work as they are supposed to do. Read the full text of Lapis the Egyptian Cat and see our illustration on Storynory....

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Why do we have fears? Interview
Are you scared of the dark? Of Spiders? Of Dogs? Jana explores why we have fears, and why sometimes, our fears are too strong for our own good - and become phobias. She speaks to Andrew West, a psychiatrist who works with children and young people. Read the full text of Why do we have fears? Interview and see our illustration on Storynory....

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The Son of Croesus
Herodotus 7. The anger of the gods is coming for Croesus, after he boasted of being the richest and happiest person in the world. Read the full text of The Son of Croesus and see our illustration on Storynory....

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The Old Woman Who Lost Her Dumpling
A story from Japan that will make you laugh, featuring a funny old woman, a Jizo and some Oni with giant appetites. Read the full text of The Old Woman Who Lost Her Dumpling and see our illustration on Storynory....

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Wicked Uncle’s April Fool Mystery
Grandma believes in supernatural goings-on around the house, and it drives Dad CRAZY! Then peculiar things start to happen to him. Magic? Or an April Fool trick? Can you solve the mystery? Read the full text of Wicked Uncle’s April Fool Mystery and see our illustration on Storynory....

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6, Herodotus, As Rich As Croesus
Croesus ruled Lydia from 560 to 546 BC. He was famed for his wealth, and still is to this day. The wise Athenian, Solon, visited him. The story has a moral - do not boast of your fortune or the gods may take you down. Read the full text of 6, Herodotus, As Rich As Croesus and see our illustration on Storynory....

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Fear
Emily is 12 years old. She is enjoying her independence, walking to school with her best friend Heidi. But she has one big fear in her life. What is it? Read the full text of Fear and see our illustration on Storynory....

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Jana’s Studio : I Spy With My Little Eye – A Look into our Eyes
Jana meets Paul Kinnear, an ophthalmologist (a doctor specialising in eyes), to learn about our eyes and how we can keep them healthy. Paul also shares a couple of eye jokes and his favourite eye poem ! Read the full text of Jana’s Studio : I Spy With My Little Eye – A Look into our Eyes and see our illustration on Storynory....

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Astropup in the Virtual Reality World
Astropup, and the Parrot try on some Virtual Reality glasses that make space travel totally blissful. But danger lurks. Kindly sponsored by RXBAR Kids rxbar.com/storynory Read the full text of Astropup in the Virtual Reality World and see our illustration on Storynory....

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Finette Part Two
Finette and Yvon arrive in Brittany and Kerver Castle. Finette fears that Yvon will forget all about her and their love. Is that possible ? Read the full text of Finette Part Two and see our illustration on Storynory....

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Finette Part One
Finette loves bright clothes and golden jewellery. In particular she wears a necklace made of golden bullets. She is trapped in the service of a giant. One day a new stable boy, Yvon, starts work for the giant. Soon Yvon has to complete some impossible tasks. Only Finette can help him. A story from Brittany in France. Read the full text of Finette Part One and see our illustration on Storynory....

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5, Herodotus , The Battle of the Eclipse
Ancient people thought that the Sun and the Moon were gods - didn't they? Or were there some people alive two and half thousand years ago who were more scientific? Read the full text of 5, Herodotus , The Battle of the Eclipse and see our illustration on Storynory....

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The Goblin Spider
A creepy-crawly story from Japan about a Samurai who must stay the night in a temple haunted by a giant Goblin-Spider Read the full text of The Goblin Spider and see our illustration on Storynory....

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The Pot of Broth
A cunning old soldier has a "magical" stone that can make a pot of broth - although it could taste better with the help of Sibby Connelly's Chicken - adapted from a play by WB Yeats Read the full text of The Pot of Broth and see our illustration on Storynory....

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Jana’s Studio – Million Dollar Ideas
Jana's new factual programme interviews Jeremy Howell of BBC TV about Million Dollar Ideas - those everyday objects around your house that somebody invented and which made millions of $$$$$$$$! Read the full text of Jana’s Studio – Million Dollar Ideas and see our illustration on Storynory....

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Song – Five Little Ducks
It's the classic preschool song - but we've changed it around a little. Ours is a folky version with sweet singing by Jana - a slightly different tune and a different ending. All ages might enjoy it ! Read the full text of Song – Five Little Ducks and see our illustration on Storynory....

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Elfie and the Elf’s Adventure – Competition Winner
A short and sweet story - the final winner in our best or worst ever present writing competition. A little girl wants a puppy, but Santa say No - it's not safe to deliver puppies. Read the full text of Elfie and the Elf’s Adventure – Competition Winner and see our illustration on Storynory....

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Last Christmas Together
Veena's best friend is a boy at the local orphanage. She is sad because her family are moving to another town, and she will never see him again. A winner in our best / worst present ever competition. Read the full text of Last Christmas Together and see our illustration on Storynory....

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The Prehistoric Christmas Present – Competition Winner
Way back in time, a boy receives a pet as a present - but his mother says he can't keep it because it will grow, and grow and grow - one of the winners in our "best and worst" present competition . Read the full text of The Prehistoric Christmas Present – Competition Winner and see our illustration on Storynory....

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Jim’s Tree Hut – A Competition Winner
The first of four winners from our Christmas Writing Competition - Jim is a monkey who lives in New Zealand - he has a very special idea for how to spend Christmas with his friends. Read the full text of Jim’s Tree Hut – A Competition Winner and see our illustration on Storynory....

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4, Herodotus, the Burnt Temple
King Alyattes of Lydia is at war with the Greek city of Miletus. His soldiers accidentally burn down a temple of Athena. Alyattes falls ill. Coincidence? Or the curse of the Greek Goddess? Read the full text of 4, Herodotus, the Burnt Temple and see our illustration on Storynory....

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Katie and the Forgetfulness Spell
Katie makes a New Year wish that everybody could simply forget that she's a witch because she longs for everyone to treat her is if she was "ordinary." Read the full text of Katie and the Forgetfulness Spell and see our illustration on Storynory....

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05, Uncle Christmas – The Great Christmas Delivery
Finally Uncle Christmas has his wish - he is delivering the presents this year - what could possibly go wrong? Read the full text of 05, Uncle Christmas – The Great Christmas Delivery and see our illustration on Storynory....

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4, Uncle Christmas – The Christmas Kid Invasion
Uncle Christmas is in charge of the presents this year. He decides to change the way things are done and invites 100 kids to try out the toys at the secret hideaway - much to the annoyance of the elves Read the full text of 4, Uncle Christmas – The Christmas Kid Invasion and see our illustration on Storynory....

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The Night Before Christmas
The classic Christmas poem with festive music Read the full text of The Night Before Christmas and see our illustration on Storynory....

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3, Herodotus, the Kingdom of Lydia
In history, Gyges became king of Lydia by committing a crime - we hear this story and an alternative version in which he used a magic ring to make himself invisible - and we ask an important question. Read the full text of 3, Herodotus, the Kingdom of Lydia and see our illustration on Storynory....

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3, Uncle Christmas – the Great Christmas Race
Uncle Christmas races his brother, Father Christmas, to see who will deliver the presents this year. Read the full text of 3, Uncle Christmas – the Great Christmas Race and see our illustration on Storynory....

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2, Uncle Christmas – The Christmas Hideaway
Father Christmas is on holiday in California. His motor-trike, guitar-loving younger brother, sneaks over to Scandinavia to see how the toy business works. Read the full text of 2, Uncle Christmas – The Christmas Hideaway and see our illustration on Storynory....

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2, Herodotus, Arion and the Dolphin
The remarkable story of a dolphin saving a man - but is it true? Read the full text of 2, Herodotus, Arion and the Dolphin and see our illustration on Storynory....

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1, Uncle Christmas
Uncle Christmas is the younger brother of Father Christmas, otherwise known as Santa. He rides a motor trike, plays the guitar, and lives near Venice Beach. His life seems perfect, but there is one thing missing. He wants to help his older brother deliver the presents. Read the full text of 1, Uncle Christmas and see our illustration on Storynory....

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Jana’s Studio : Interview with Bertie
A special Interview by Storynory's editor, Jana Elizabeth, with Bertie, the writer of our stories. They talk about our new Herodotus series and what else is coming up on Storynory. Read the full text of Jana’s Studio : Interview with Bertie and see our illustration on Storynory....

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1, The Histories of Herodotus
Herodotus, the father of history, tells us a different version of the famous Trojan War, which he learned on his travels around Egypt and the Middle East. Read the full text of 1, The Histories of Herodotus and see our illustration on Storynory....

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Katie and the Stray Dog
Katie helps an injured dog and invites him to stay in the house - but her magical and mischievous cat, Solomon, is not happy about her decision - and makes life difficult for the poor mutt ! Read the full text of Katie and the Stray Dog and see our illustration on Storynory....

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The Oak and the Reed
Aesop's fable of the mighty oak and the slender reed is told in verse. Read the full text of The Oak and the Reed and see our illustration on Storynory....

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Christmas 2017 Writing Competition
Write a story about the best or the worst present ever. We will pick three winning stories and read them on Storynory. The first prize includes a $50 voucher for Wicked Uncle, the home of brilliant presents. Read the full text of Christmas 2017 Writing Competition and see our illustration on Storynory....

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