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!

Bonnie Prince Charlie
History: The true story of Bonnie Prince Charlie, a hero of Scotland, who led a rebellion against the English in 1745....

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The Sky Boat Song
The romantic song about Scotland's Bonnie Prince Charlie who lead a rebellion against the English in 1745. Later he escaped back to France via the Isle of Sky helped by Flora MacDonald who dressed him up as her maid Betty!...

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Lapis and the Ghost Cats Part 2
A scarier story than usual - part two of Lapis and the Ghost Cats takes our feline heroes on a journey into the Land of the Dead to meet the ancient Egyptian gods, Osiris and Isis and Anubis. Lots of music and sound fx add to the spooky atmosphere !...

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Lapis and the Ghost Cats Part 1.
Lapis, the ancient Egyptian Cat, and her friend Chloe come face to face with spooky ghost cats from the Land of the Dead...

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The Red Bandits of Montgomery
A story from Wales that is a little like Rumplestiltskin...

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Chinese Year of the Pig
2019 is the Chinese year of the Pig. We tell you a famous pig story to celebrate ! Dedicated to Penny who supports us on Patreon....

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Ancient Babylon
The largest and most splendid city in the ancient world was captured by King Cyrus of Persia in 539 BC. The story is entwined with the history of the Jews in the Bible who were exiled to the rivers of Babylon....

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Solveig’s Song
The haunting song from our Peer Gynt series - based on the music of Edvard Grieg - the Norwegian composer. Please support us on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/Storynory...

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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....

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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...

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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...

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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....

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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....

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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....

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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....

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The Two Witch Cats
A welsh story about a magician who catches thieves....

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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....

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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....

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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....

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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....

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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....

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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...

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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....

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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 !...

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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!...

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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....

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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?...

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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!...

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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....

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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?...

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Song ~ Fish Alive
Jana sings this traditional song with an upbeat feel....

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Lapis: Sister Friends
Lapis, the Egyptian cat, has to share her home with another cat. She is not pleased....

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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....

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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....

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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....

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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....

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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?...

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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....

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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?...

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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 !...

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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...

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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 ?...

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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....

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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?...

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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...

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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...

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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 $$$$$$$$!...

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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 !...

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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....

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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....

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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 ....

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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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