Curl Up with a Story

Hear some of the best storytellers from around the world spin tales for you.

by Kids Listen

    Curl Up with a Story

    Jan 24 2019

  • Sparkle Stories Podcast / Something's Going On

    Five-year-old Libby has just heard her least favorite word in all the world: errands. Her mother is planning for them to spend the morning together, out and about in the city. Libby furrows her brow and retreats to her room. But Dish inspires her with an exciting plan, involving a little secret detective work...   This story is a part of the Libby & Dish series.   For many many many more stories like this one, visit the Sparkle website:   Questions? Ideas? Requests?...more

  • Book Club for Kids / Nikki Grimes

    Last week, our readers from Washington DC discussed Nikki Grimes’ novel in verse GARVEY’S CHOICE. This week, we hear some more from poet Nikki Grimes about the power of poetry, spirituality in a secular world, and a sneak preview of her next project.

  • Circle Round / 'The Woman In The Moon' | feat. Irene Bedard ("Ralph Breaks The Internet," "Pocahontas")

    In this Alaska Native tale, Irene Bedard (Pocahontas, Ralph Breaks the Internet) plays a patient mortal who yearns to help the moon carry light across the night sky.

  • Stories Podcast - A Free Children's Story Podcast for Bedtime, Car Rides, and Kids of All Ages! / A Hercules Fable

    This week's story is an adaptation of the classic Greek myth about the famous, superstrong demigod, Hercules! Enjoy!!If you would like to support Stories Podcast, you can leave us a five-star review on iTunes, make a monthly donation at, or tell your friends to check us out! Thanks!!

  • Ahway Island / Dad to the Rescue:a kid’s bedtime, nap time story and relaxation

    Owen is inspired and begins to write a story but gets stuck. Dad to the rescue! He helps Owen learn the importance of taking a break to feel refreshed. The post Dad to the Rescue:a kid’s bedtime, nap time story and relaxation appeared first on Ahway Island.

  • What If World - Stories for Kids / 109 - What if the fur force got a plane and started having fun and crash landed in a worm hole and went to the future?

    It’s the Incatible Hulk’s first mission with the Fur Force… only there’s no mission! I guess they’ll just have to jump in a rocket ship! Lessons include: Technology can be very useful as long as you use it responsibly; there’s so much more to this world than screens! This 1 minute survey gets you a free bonus episode! It’s anonymous and just asks questions about parents. The bonus episode is a mad lib story where Fred the Dog is turned into a cat by Abacus P. Grumbler! One lucky family will also...more

  • Story Spectacular / REBROADCAST 57: Polly the Kid Pirate

    Polly is the bravest kid Pirate to have ever sailed the seven seas. She sails from island to island along with her parrot "Crackers", hoping to discover new tropical fruits. But some mischievous monkeys have another idea! We will also hear from Tilde the Tortoise and discover some fun facts about pirates! Story Spectacular is written and hosted by children’s book author Angela Ferrari. To learn more about the show and to purchase original children’s books go to http:...more

  • Peace Out — Relaxation and mindfulness stories for kids / The Deep Dark

    Sometimes we may feel like we’re in a black hole, where light, happiness, and hope have disappeared. We talk about some ways to calm, cheer, and comfort ourselves, and also encourage anyone who experiences BIG feelings of sadness that are too heavy to carry on their own to reach out to a trust grown up If you don't feel like you can talk to someone you know, you can use one of these free services:Canada, call Kids Help Phone at 1-800-668-6868 for support 24/7 or text CONNECT to 686868.UK, call C...more

  • Story Time — Children's bedtime stories for kids. Storytime anytime. / Waldo and the Sea Monster written by Nigel Blaikie

    Written by Nigel Blaikie and narrated by Amy Hays Waldo is a helicopter pilot who loves to help out. He has all sorts of amazing adventures! In this story Waldo is called upon to help deal with a sea monster called Slimey, who likes to tip people out of their boats! Slimey just wants to play but his games are no fun for the beach goers. Waldo really has his hands full this time. Will he be able to get Slimey the sea monster to change his mischievous ways?! 🚁🐲🏖 This story is suitable for child...more

  • Story Pirates / NEW SEASON ANNOUNCEMENT: the Story Pirates Podcast is Coming Back on January 31st, 2019!

    Lee finds an old radio transmitter on the island and uses it to make a very exciting announcement! This mini-episode also features a bonus interview with kid author Phoebe Wolinetz, whose story idea is the basis for the new Story Pirates book, Digging Up Danger, out January 15th!

  • Little Stories for Tiny People: Anytime and bedtime stories for kids / Little Hedgehog's New Year REBROADCAST

    This is a rebroadcast from last year. ENJOY! Please take a moment to share LSFTP with friends, your local parents’ organization, or your favorite Facebook group! It is a great way to spread the word. Little Hedgehog is back with her BIG IMAGINATION. This time, she just can’t wait to attend the annual New Year’s Noon celebration. She’s looking forward to the fairies, the butterflies wearing hats, the rainbows, and the elephants. Listen to find out what really happens! Make sure you are subscri...more

  • Reading Bug Adventures - Original Stories with Music for Kids / Bonus: A Royal Adventure: Full Story, Parts 1, 2 & 3

    Parts 1, 2 & 3 combined into a full story. Our last story of season 2 begins with a legendary trip to the magical kingdom of Camelot! Hop into the Reading Bug's book bag for a trip back in time to become part of the Camelot legend, with King Arthur, Queen Guinevere, the Knights of the Round Table and much, much more. But beware, dangerous trolls and serpents lurk around every corner. Explore the books in the Reading Bug's magic book bag at

  • Girl Tales / Marie the Nutcracker Prince by Tessa Flannery

    It’s a bonus Girl Tales holiday episode! Marie has dreams of playing the Nutcracker Prince in her ballet holiday recital but her dreams are crushed when she is cast in the role of Clara — a role every other girl in the class seems to want play except Marie. She starts to rethink things when in the middle of the night she shrinks down in size, meets the dolls she forgot about under her bed (they talk to her!), and must defeat the Mouse King and his army! by Tessa Flannery Directed by ...more

  • April Eight Songs & Stories / Ep 45 SONG: Halloween Songs!

    Happy Halloween! Now I have a few songs for you! Are you ready to sing? Great for car time, bed time, bath time, or anytime you need a little song to sing for Halloween.  Out in the night, there’s an eerie weary soundDown from the darkness and rising from the groundWitches and goblins are gathering aroundFor it’s Halloween! I learned the next song I am going to share with you from one of my first graders at the Cincinnati Waldorf School. Her name is Sophia. Isn’t it funny when you teach somethin...more

  • Podikins Presents... Children's Stories and Family Activities for Kids, age 0-99! / TEASER: Story Chef 3

    Take a listen to the ingredients James and Andrew need to use to cook up a brand new story! All of these ingredients were submitted by listeners!  If you have an ingredient you would like included on a future Story Chef episode, send in a voice memo to !   If you're not sure how, check out our FAQ page. You can also get in touch through our Facebook page!   We can't wait for you to hear the full story...COMING SOON! Podikins is created by James Nicholson and Andrew Whitfield.  ...more

  • The Imaginary Accomplishments Podcast / 7 - Return to Super Audio Sunshine

    Marvy, Finch, and the gang return to the resort planet Super Audio Sunshine. This podcast uses these sounds from Crowd sounds thanks to: blaukreuz / Football Leipzig vs Magdeburg > Chance CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0) Rocket sounds thanks to: primeval_polypod / Rocket Launch / CC BY 3.0 Small crowd talking thanks to: JohnsonBrandEditing / Small Crowd pre-concert talking party bar walla talking / https://www.f...more

  • The Cramazingly Incredifun Sugarcrash Kids Podcast / S3E9: Responsibili-what?

    Each of us has a wonderfully unique part to play in making the world go 'round. It's our individual jobs to do the best that we can with what we've been given! Nerlin, Katy Elizabeth, and the gang are excited about the float they made for the big parade in Hooglafair, but their plans stall out when someone neglects to do their job. Tye the T-Rex offers some roundabout wisdom about responsibility, and real kids offer their voices about what it means to be responsible, have chores, etc. This seaso...more