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

    May 23 2018

  • Staying on the Path

    Clancy does not want to complete a reading challenge that he signed up for at his local library. Learning this, the Willow tree takes him and Little Ty to Northern Spain and the El Camino road that winds through the Pyrenees Mountains. They meet a black bear, a rabbit, and a mountain goat who describe their very long pilgrimage — and who teach them their way of coping when it gets hard and they want to quit.   This story is a part of the Willowbee Tree series.   For many many many more stor...more

  • The Forest’s Secret: a calming bedtime and nap time story for children

    Today’s Story (EP277): The Forest’s Secret: a calming bedtime and nap time story for children. Alice and Anora decide to explore the edge of the forest where they discover an old sign!  What does it say? Today’s Meditation: Feel your muscles relax as you check in with your body from head to toe. Cozy Corner Podcast offers original stories & meditations for kids. Gently nestled within are self-soothing techniques and positive learning moments.   Creating original stories and art is a lo...more

  • Encore: 'The Lion's Whisker' | feat. Marsai Martin and Miles Brown

    Marsai Martin ("Black-ish"), Miles Brown ("Black-ish"), and NPR's own Ofeibia Quist-Arcton star in this story about a brother and a sister who are prepared to do just about anything in order to get along. Print your free coloring page for this story at:

  • Episode 68 - The Secret Zoo

    An episode for animal lovers and fantasy fans. Readers from the Mamie Doud Eisenhower Public Library in Broomfield, Colorado discuss Bryan Chick's novel "The Secret Zoo" with host Kitty Felde. Haley Creamer from the Denver Zoo is celebrity reader. It's part of the Kids Listen School's (almost) Out Summer Sweep! 

  • 77 - What if parents went to school and kids went to work and my doll Rosa came alive and danced with Fair Elise?

    Mr. Eric teams up with Rhea Pechter of Little Stories for Tiny People this week. Fair Elise and Pixacato are fed up with work and school, respectively. Good thing it’s Freaky Friday! Can Fair Elise survive a day in ballet school? Can Pixacato solve the mystery of the missing robot brains? Did Alabaster Zero also get Freaky Friday’d, or does the grizzled cop just really love ballet?Lessons include: both work and school take a special kind of endurance, we should respect each other’s efforts; pare...more

  • 69: The Shape Caper

    All of the Shapes in Shape Valley are busy harvesting shape grapes for the annual feast. But to their shock, someone has taken all of the shape grapes! Let’s find out who this mysterious shape caper is! Then Tilde the Tortoise will stop by to tell us some fun facts about shapes.

  • Tiny People Speak: Part One

    Welcome to this special episode I’m calling TINY PEOPLE SPEAK:PART ONE! On this episode, you will hear listeners’ ideas for what Little Hedgehog should collect, in the categories of: things she can wear and items she can find in nature. Thank you to everyone who contributed! Enjoy! Make sure you are subscribed to LSFTP so you never miss an episode! Please show your support by leaving a rating/review wherever you listen to the show. (Thank you to everyone who has done so already! I really have t...more

  • The Elephant Upstairs 🐘 written by Jess Judd

    Written by Jess Judd and narrated by Rob Griffiths Luke lives in apartment 305 with his mum, his dad, and his new baby sister. One day, they start hearing loud noises coming from the upstairs apartment. These noises become a problem, as they keep waking up his baby sister. Luke decides he needs to do something about it, but he could never have guessed who, or what, he would find in apartment 405. 🐘 This story is appropriate for children aged 4 - 10. This story was inspired by Rob, the creator o...more

  • 24. The Person Who Could Not Spin/Triple Power (feat. Sasheer Zamata and Aparna Nancherla)

    Rolo obsesses over two entrancing sirens (Sasheer Zamata and Aparna Nancherla) who teach the Pirates about being #blessed. This week’s episode features two new stories: “The Person Who Could Not Spin,” a horn-soaked, ska-inspired party track about learning to twirl by a Kindergartener from Virginia named Dillon and “Triple Power,” the truly epic adventure tale of intrepid triplets who save their city from a mad scientist's barbeque-flavored monster, written by brothers Ben and Sam, ages 8 and 6,...more

  • Stop Bothering Me!

    What can you do when someone is annoying or bothering you? Today we talk about three things you can do if this happens.  1. Tell them to stop.  2. Ignore them or walk away if you can.  3. Ask a grown-up that you trust for help. Why not listen to more of Peace Out from Bedtime FM Drop us an email to, or follow us on Facebook or Twitter Please support Bedtime FM and all the great shows we create by donating

  • Blue Corn Maiden

    The class Hopi story of spring. The beloved Blue Corn Maiden has been captured by Winter. With Summer's help, can she make her escape? Ad-free show at

  • Beauty and Bea by Kathleen Coombs

    Bea is an aspiring young botanist, whose studies get sidetracked when she’s voted “Prettiest Girl in School”. Her new friends are all about looks, but when a magical new student joins her class, Bea is forced to rethink just how important her looks might be. Find out what happens as the Science Fair approaches in this month’s episode of Girl Tales! Beauty and Bea by Kathleen Coombs – Starring Gina DeMay, Tessa Flannery, Alex Mesaros, and Maria Ortiz-Marquez – Directed and Hoste...more

  • 014 - Part 1: Gammy's Roasted Toasted Willow Beans

    Podi's Treetop Radio Presents..... Gammy's Roasted Toasted Willow Beans!!!  A story about willow beans, and me sis Tezzi, and bits & bobs, and a whole lot of other stuff that you'll have to listen to find out about.  Hope ye enjoy! - Podi

  • Ep 42, "Story 4: The Two Sisters and The Wolf"

    The last story of the Two Sisters and the Wolf Series - Two sisters, Sar and Neiva, travel through forests, mountains and now a dense fog to reach the Fairy Ice Skating Ball. Will they make it in time or get lost in the mists? A great fairytale story for your kids at bath time, bedtime, car time, and family time with a sweet, happy ending.  This story might remind you of April Eight Songs & Stories Episode 19, "Grammy and the Star Soup" - listen to that one and this one and see how they are alik...more

  • 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

  • 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