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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

    Apr 16 2021

  • Sparkle Stories Podcast / The Willowbee Tree "Playing With Nothing"

    This week's Free Story comes from the "The Willowbee Tree" original audio story collection. It's called "Playing With Nothing." Piper and Clancy have a snow day from school, but instead of a day of snowy fun outdoors, they must stay indoors due to the wind and cold temperatures. They quickly get tired of their usual games and books, and they moan that they don't have anything to do. But then, the willow tree invites them to the barren Penguin Island off the coast of Namibia, and they learn fro...more

  • Book Club for Kids / Passenger on the Pearl by Winifred Conkling

    The Book Club for Kids podcast began in the smallest quadrant of Washington DC called Southwest. It was the waterfront for DC, the place where ships would dock bringing everything from building supplies to fresh fish to slaves. This week marks the 173rd anniversary of what Washington Post writer Colbert King calls "one of the most courageous acts in antebellum America": the attempted escape of African American slaves on a ship docked at the Southwest waterfront, a ship called the Pearl. This wee...more

  • Stories for Wonderful Children / Fall of Elysium (1/5)

     Deep in Antarctica lies the mystical Cat Elysium, a magical paradise for Flibbertygibit's feline subjects. Flip-Flop, the prankster of the royal cat family passes idyllic days there as caretaker. But when trouble comes to the Elysium, will Flip-Flop's joking ways be able to rise to the challenge?(Listening note: If you haven't listened to Episode 37: Where's Flibbertygibit, you may find it helpful to do so before listening to the Elysium stories.)

  • Circle Round / The Giant’s Causeway feat. Alison Wright

    Alison Wright (Snowpiercer, The Americans) stars as a wise and witty Irish giant who proves she's colossal in both size and smarts.

  • Stories Podcast: A Bedtime Show for Kids of All Ages / The Wylderwood 2: Chapter Two

    Nezzy, Lochlan, and Waxham explore the Wylderwood looking for water and find more than they bargained for. Tune in for the second installment of The Wylderwood Book 2. Draw us a picture of what you think any of the characters in this story look like, and then tag us in it on instagram @storiespodcast! We'd love to see your artwork and share it on our feed!!If you would like to support Stories Podcast, you can subscribe and give us a five star review on iTunes, head to an...more

  • Ill-Advised Stories / The Adventure's of Sparkie and Spazoid Portal's World: Chapter 18

    Its time for a showdown! Time for the big fight scene against an alien that's so evil he'd use a robot for floss. Find out what happens in this action packed episode. It's Chapter 18, Stabbing, Screaming and Running, from the Adventures of Sparkie and Spazoid. They're on a mission to save the human race and find us a new home but first they have to get off this planet. You can buy the book right here and read and laugh along.

  • Ahway Island / 488. Gloomy Day Fun: a relaxing story and meditation for kids

    It's a gloomy and rainy day on Ahway Island, but Serena and Salvador Sea Lion have a fun day anyway! The post 488. Gloomy Day Fun: a relaxing story and meditation for kids appeared first on Ahway Island.

  • What If World - Stories for Kids / What if a cat and a wizard were best friends? (w/ Mary & Tanveer)

    When one best friend wants some space from another, is that okay? San Antonio based comedians Mary Picarazzi and Tanveer Arora will help us figure it out! Lessons include: everyone needs a little space sometimes; it’s great to be encouraging of your friends and their artwork. Mary Picarazzi and Tanveer Arora are late night comedians and friends to Mr. Eric. They have an interview podcast for grownups called Nobody Meet Somebody, where they interview Eric and other great guests. It’s available on...more

  • Story Spectacular / Myrtle Goes Outside

    CLICK HERE for promotions and discounts from today’s sponsor: Myrtle is a houseplant. She lives on a shelf and spends her days looking out the window, longing to go outside. One day Myrtle’s wish comes true! Let’s tag along with our foliage friend on this tree-mendous adventure. Then afterward we have an EPIC Nature Scavenger Hunt!!! Get the printable activity page and more fun activities for kids here: - - - - Listen to S...more

  • Girl Tales / Una Had a Unicorn

    Una had a pet unicorn. She brought the unicorn to school one day which … was against the rules. Written, Performed, and Produced by Rebecca Cunningham For the Grownups!PatreonGirl Tales StoreRebecca’s NewsletterFacebookInstagramGirl Tales Grown-Ups Group

  • Little Stories for Tiny People: Anytime and bedtime stories for kids / Mr. Beetle's Story Time

    Mr. Beetle has decided to host a weekly storytime for young bugs (aided by his friend Gwen, who has agreed to operate the music player in an effort to provide the perfect soundtrack). Hosting a live storytime turns out to be slightly more complicated than Mr. Beetle imagined. How will his story end? Will it make any sense at all? And how will the young bugs (and the one terrifying mouse) respond to it? Is Mr. Beetle destined to become a legendary storyteller? You'll just have to listen and find ...more

  • Journey with Story - A Storytelling Podcast for Kids / Celebrate National Poetry Month with this Pot Pourri of Poems-Storytelling Podcast for Kids:E132

    Celebrate National Poetry Month with this fun pot pourri of poems including The Vulture, Some One, Will there really be a Morning, and Fidgety Philip.  (duration 9 minutes)  An episode fro Journey with Story a storytelling podcast for kids. If your little listener wants to ask a question or share a drawing inspired by one of our episodes, please connect with us on Instagram@journeywithstory    Or at  We love hearing from our listeners! Do you love Journey with Story?  Subs...more

  • Story Pirates / The Peach/Ten Tigers

    Rolo discovers a secret compartment on the ship that contains a rare family heirloom. Featuring two new stories: “The Peach,” a song about a magical fruit, written by two friends from South Carolina named Maci, age 8, and Lydia, age 10, and “Ten Tigers,” a story about big cats competing for cake, written by an 8 year old from Georgia named Luke.For more from the Story Pirates, visit

  • April Eight Songs & Stories / It's April the Eighth and It's My Birthday!

    I’m having a birthday party and guess who’s here? My Kids Listen podcasting pals from Stoopkids, Dorktales Storytime, Newsy Jacuzzi, Noodle Loaf, At Your Level, The Good Word, Little News Ears, Story On, and Buttons & Figs! You might want to bring your slide whistle!   

  • Peace Out / Peace Out Live Event! (April 11, 2021)

    Join us on National Pet Day for a live Peace Out relaxation story all about our favourite pets! We’ll play fun mindfulness games and create a Peace Out relaxation story together.  Sunday, April 11, 202111:00 AM - 12:00 Noon Eastern Time On Zoom Register in advance for this meeting HERE.After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Hope to see you there!  Subscribe here to our monthly newsletter for mindfulness activities and Peace Out...more

  • What Will She Do Next? / Chelsea Phaire - #GivingTuesdaySpark

    On today’s episode, we follow the journey of #GivingTuesdaySpark leader Chelsea Phaire, an Arts Activist seeking to empower kids through visual art. For more information on Chelsea's Charity: & Narrated by Gabrielle MirabellaMusic & Production by Ernie BirdKeep our show running by becoming a Sustaining Member!, donate at our website:

  • Best Whatever Ever! Stories for Kids / The Mystery of the Invisible Thief - An April Fools' Day Story

    Detective Darlene Dewhardy is back and this time she needs to solve an April Fools’ Day mystery. The children of Trickleberry Lane wake up on April 1st to find their prized possessions missing! Who is behind the thefts? Is it an epic prank gone wrong? And could the thief be... invisible?! It’s up to Detective Darlene Dewhardy to crack the case. TheBestWhateverEver.comIn this story, we meet characters from earlier episodes:Aidan from “All the Superpowers Ever”Kyan from “Giant Robots Don’t Sleep” ...more

  • Story Time / Bunny Magic 🐰 written by Nicole Esquino

    Written and narrated by Nicole Esquino Fiona’s Friday is filled with magical surprises. She’s nervous and excited, but she knows today is going to be an interesting day. 🐰🐇 This story is appropriate for children aged 5+ To see this story, and others written by Nicole, visit her website. Why not listen to more of Story Time from Bedtime FM Drop us an email to, or follow us on Facebook or Twitter Please support Story Time and all the great episodes we create by donating

  • Story On: adventures in storytelling for kids / Beware the Flowers of the Forest - Fairy Tales

    Laura talks about what makes a fairy tale...a fairy tale. Then, she shares her story "Beware the Flowers of the Forest." Farmer Wyatt and his horse Ivy are traveling an unfamiliar road when they find themselves drawn into a nearby forest with the most incredible flowers. When Wyatt bends down to smell the beautiful blossoms, he is instantly spellbound and doomed to spend the rest of his days stuck in the horrible paradise. Being immune to the spell, Ivy sets off to find the evil sorceress Belina...more

  • Star Stories with NamaStar Kids™ / (Ep 15) Gratitude: Monkey Thanks His Tree (re-issue)

    Visit our website for yoga poses and craft materials to go with this story! Turtle's Worry Buster Challenge is available now!! Only $27 to give your child the tools they need to feel safe and calm when worry strikes! Our Story “The vibration of gratitude attracts more positive things into your life.” In today's story, Monkey practiced his Inner Star Power of Gratitude when his favorite tree disappeared!  He realized that he wanted his tree to know how much he loved and appreciated it. As Mon...more

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

    Parts 1 & 2 combined into a full story. Join Lauren and the Reading Bug as they travel back in time to visit Boston Harbor and the Boston Light lighthouse that shines out over the ocean to protect the ships. But, when a dangerous storm rolls in, you'll need to be ready to assist the lighthouse keeper and his family! Explore the books in the Reading Bug's book bag at

  • Grimm, Grimmer, Grimmest / BONUS EPISODE - Ask Adam Anything!

    Adam Gidwitz answers some of your most burning questions on all things Grimm, Grimmer, Grimmest. Plus, Adam and Pinna producer Ilana Millner take you behind the scenes, and reveal some of the ins and outs of the Grimm world.

  • Tales from the Moosiverse / The Chocolate World

    Season 3 comes to a close. Will Montgomery and friends fix the chocolate invasion on Earth? What will happen if they do? Stay tuned until the end for a special post-credits scene!   Support us on Patreon to keep the Moosiverse alive for Season 4!   Buy Tales from the Moosiverse merchandise through our Teepublic store. Your order helps cover the production costs of these episodes!   Subscribe to the Moosiverse newsletter at for storytelling tips, news, events, and more!   ...more