Storynory - Stories for Kids
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Storynory brings you an audio story every week. Each one is beautifully read by Natasha and friends. Let Natasha's voice beguile you with classic fairy tales, new children's stories, poems, myths, adventures and romance.
||CleanThe 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.||11/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLapis 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.||10/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKatie’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 ou||10/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSong: 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 Story||10/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe 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||9/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLapis 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.||9/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJana’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 i||8/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanYoung 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.||8/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWicked 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.||8/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJana’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||7/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAstropup 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 illustr||7/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean7, 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.||7/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSong ~ 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.||6/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLapis: 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.||6/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLapis 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.||5/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy 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. Rea||5/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe 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.||4/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe 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.||4/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWicked 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||3/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean6, 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||3/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFear||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.||3/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJana’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 W||3/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAstropup 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 illustrat||2/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFinette 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.||2/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFinette 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||2/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean5, 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||2/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe 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.||2/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe 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 Sto||1/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJana’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 Do||1/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSong – 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||1/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanElfie 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 Wi||1/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLast 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 se||1/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe 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 Presen||1/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJim’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||1/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean4, 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 ou||1/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKatie 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.||12/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean05, 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.||12/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean4, 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||12/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe 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.||12/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean3, 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||12/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean3, 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.||12/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2, 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 o||12/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2, 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.||11/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1, 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 deli||11/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJana’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||11/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1, 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.||11/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKatie 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 ill||11/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe 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.||11/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChristmas 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||11/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBirdy’s Halloween||Jake goes trick-treating with a real Tudor ghost from Hampton Court Palace where Henry VIII lived. Read the full text of Birdy’s Halloween and see our illustration on Storynory.||10/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Storynory is Awesome!
I absolutely love Storynory - and I'm 19! This really is an excellent podcast for listeners of all ages. It's updated quite regularly and not so often that you can't keep up with the stories. I love the combination of classic and original stories - it really brings be back to memories of days I would listen to my parents and grandparents read me a good fairytale... Keep up the excellent work!
Storynory is the BEST!!!
I have three girls and they LOVE the stories. Actually, I even enjoy listening to the stories and wish I had a fabulous accent to tell my kids stories! If you have kids, they should listen to this podcast. Get it and listen in the car - my car has never been so peaceful. I can hear their brains working and digesting these classic stories. Podcasting is the best for educating kids, and this one earns an A+! Well done!!!!
My five year old is just crazy about this podcast! The stories are really delightful and Natasha is a terrific actress. She does these delightful voices and really gets into the characters. I'm so pleased I discovered this podcast!