Podcast

April Eight Songs & Stories

Hooray! Your family is heading for delight! April Eight Songs & Stories is a charming original fairytale podcast series for the whole family. Listen together as a lovely green world of wonder full of humble gnomes, sparkling fairies and grouchy trolls, mischievous woodland creatures and magical butterflies who are more than they appear, take you on adventures where everyday kids, tricky witches, lost crowns and fearless queens encounter magical potions and wondrous journeys. Giggle, laugh out lo...more

Episodes

  • Ep. 32 Story 1: The Which Witch and the Goblin

    Oct 25 2017

    I’m so excited to have a Halloween Story for you today called "The Which Witch and the Goblin", it is Episode 32! Web: aprileight.com Kids Listen: app.kidslisten.org Insta: instagram.com/aprileightsongsandstories Facebook: facebook.com/aprileight Get your Reward! patreon.com/aprileight Now some of my friends and fellow podcasters at Kids Listen are telling Halloween stories too --Just for kids like you! My pal David at Sparkle Stories is sharing a story all about the Teal Pumpkin Project and tw...more

  • Ep 31 Season 4 Launch! "Gnomes Are Short Song"

    Oct 19 2017

    Today we launch Season 4 of the April Eight Songs & Stories Podcast with a few special guests! The Which Witch is here and Gilbert Goblin stopped by to sing with me The Merry Gnomes Song - "Gnomes are Short” a fun song in the round and a fun podcast episode for your kids at bath time, bedtime, car time and family time. Hello my friends, and welcome to Season 4 of the April Eight Songs & Stories Podcast. Oh, I know, I have been away too, too long, but instead of writing stories I’ve been doing al...more

  • Ep 30 Charlie and Lucy on the Road, A Sing-Along Episode

    Jul 13 2017

    Welcome to Episode 27 of the April Eight Songs & Stories Podcast. Today’s story is called “Charlie and Lucy on the Road, a Sing-Along Episode,“ a great story for your kids at bath time, bedtime, car time, and family time.    Now it is a Sing-Along Episode, so I hope you have your singing voice ready. Charlie and Lucy told me to tell you not to worry. They said that the more out of tune and goofy you are, the more fun everyone will have. So sing with all your heart and don’t worry too much about ...more

  • Ep. 29 Story 3: Quinn Quillow and the Blue Ribbon

    Jul 06 2017

    Welcome to Episode 29 of the April Eight Songs & Stories Podcast. Today’s story is “Story 3 - Quinn Quillow and the Blue Ribbon", a great story for your kids at bathtime, bedtime, car time, and family time.  aprileight.com instagram.com/aprileightsongsandstories facebook.com/aprileight twitter.com/aprileightmusic Quinn Quillow is a storycatcher. On his way to the Town Beside the River with the Leaning Clock Tower, he caught this tale, and he is now sharing it with the townspeople young and old. ...more

  • Ep. 28 A Little Minute about Us!

    Jun 14 2017

     Today’s episode is called “A Little Minute about Us!” because today’s episode is the one-year anniversary of the April Eight Songs & Stories Podcast! It is Episode 28! I called it a little minute about us because I love us, you and me together, so much! I have loved sharing my songs and stories and joy with you, my dear listeners. And we’ve been doing that for a whole year! Can you believe it? A whole year of fun for your kids at bathtime, bedtime, car time and family time.  Find more April Eig...more

  • Ep. 27 Story 2: Quinn Quillow and the Blue Ribbon

    Jun 10 2017

    Welcome to Episode 27 of the April Eight Songs & Stories Podcast. Today’s story is called “Quinn Quillow and the Blue Ribbon“. This story is a continuation of the story we started at Episode 24, Quinn Quillow, Story Catcher" a great story for your kids at bath time, bedtime, car time, and family time.   I'm so glad you are here, and I can't wait to tell you today's story. Find more April Eight at  aprileight.com Instagram.com/aprileightsongsandstories YouTube.com/aprileightmusicFacebook.com/apri...more

  • Ep. 26 A Little Minute About Donuts

    Jun 01 2017

    Happy National Donut Day! Today’s episode is called “A Little Minute about Donuts ” It is Episode Number 26! How about that? Did you KNOW there was such a thing as NATIONAL DONUT DAY? Well, there is. And it is coming up here in just a minute. Okay, a few days. ---- Find more April Eight at  aprileight.com Instagram.com/aprileightsongsandstories YouTube.com/aprileightmusic Facebook.com/aprileight  ---- Now a few years ago I was teaching at a summer camp. I called it April Eight Songs for Peace Ca...more

  • Ep. 25 A Little Minute about Mothers

    May 13 2017

    Today’s episode is called “A Little Minute about Mothers! because it is almost Mother’s Day… ” It is Episode Number 25! Hurray!  Now of course to say all the nice things that we have to say about mothers we need WAY MORE than a little minute right? but a little minute is what we have and so we’ll make it work. That’s what mother’s do too, so they’ll understand… ---- Find more April Eight at  aprileight.com Instagram.com/aprileightsongsandstories YouTube.com/aprileightmusicFacebook.com/aprileight...more

  • Ep. 24 Quinn Quillow, Story Catcher - Story 1

    Apr 26 2017

    Welcome to Episode 24 of the April Eight Songs & Stories Podcast. Today’s story is called “Quinn Quillow, Story Catcher“, a great story for your kids at bath time, bedtime, car time and family time.  aprileight.com instagram.com/aprileightsongsandstories facebook.com/aprileight twitter.com/aprileightmusic I'd like you to meet Quinn Quillow, walking through the Three Kingdoms of Greenbriar, catching stories as he goes. He is a fool of the old fashion kind, wide open to the beauty of the world aro...more

  • Ep 23 A Little Minute about BIRTHDAYS!

    Apr 07 2017

    Welcome to Episode 23 of the April Eight Songs & Stories Podcast. Today's Episode is called, A Little Minute About Birthdays! On today's episode, we talk about birthdays birthdays birthdays. So whether yours is soon or way far away, I think you'll find some fun things to think about in this episode.  For not only is it my birthday month, it is the month of APRIL, my favorite month of the year. And there is quite a noisy thunderstorm happening while I am recording, and my nervous little dog Roxie...more

  • Ep 22 A Little Minute about A Little Minute!

    Mar 23 2017

    Welcome to Episode 22 of the April Eight Songs & Stories Podcast. Today’s episode is  “A Little Minute about a Little Minute“. On today's episode, I share with you a new thing I'm going to do called "A Little Minute". I always have more songs and poems and ideas and shout-outs and happy birthdays and gratitudes that I want to share with you, and all of that doesn't always fit into a story. So I thought, hey, what about doing a little minute every now and again to share all the things that don't ...more

  • Ep 21 Birdie and the Unexpected Guest

    Mar 16 2017

    Welcome to Episode 21 of the April Eight Songs & Stories Podcast. Today's episode is called "Birdie and the Unexpected Guest" a great story for your kids at bath time, bedtime, car time, and family time.  On today's episode, Grammy and the kids, that's Sage, Sander and Arwen, and of course, Birdie, the dog, have an unexpected guest. A leprechaun! Turns out, Lucky Mr. Liam and Grammy are old friends, and he comes to stay with her for safety from all those dangerous leprechaun traps that children ...more

  • Ep 20 Sander and the Lost Giant

    Mar 03 2017

    Welcome to Episode 20 of the April Eight Songs & Stories Podcast. Today's story is called "Sander and the Lost Giant" a great story for your kids at bath time, bedtime, car time, and family time.  I'm so excited to celebrate my 20th episode. Twenty fairytale stories written, narrated and illustrated and shared with you, dear Wonderfuls - that's a lot. And I have so many new ideas and characters to create and share that I can't help but cheer. Hooray!  In today's episode our friend Sander, who we...more

  • Ep 19 Grammy and the Star Soup

    Feb 11 2017

    Welcome to Episode 19 of the April Eight Songs & Stories Podcast. Today's episode is called "Grammy and the Star Soup" a great story for your kids at bath time, bedtime, car time, and family time.  facebook.com/aprileight instagram.com/aprileightsongsandstories aprileight.com Download the song from this week's episode right here or here.   You can listen to today’s episode and every episode of the “April Eight Songs & Stories Podcast” on your iPhone or Android. Subscribe at iTunes, GooglePlay, ...more

  • Ep 18 Meggie & Felix and the Snowy Little Minute

    Feb 03 2017

    Welcome to Episode 18 of the April Eight Songs & Stories Podcast! I'm so excited about this one because it makes me giggle - I just love my little Felix. Maybe because, just like him, I'm a younger sibling myself. Today's story is called "Meggie & Felix and the Snowy Little Minute" a great little tale for your kids at bedtime, bath time, car time, or anytime your family needs a story.  facebook.com/aprileight instagram.com/aprileightsongsandstories aprileight.com Download the song from this week...more

  • Ep 17 Winter Songs & Stories "Snowflakes"

    Jan 10 2017

    Welcome to Episode 17 of the April Eight Songs & Stories Podcast. With so much to enjoy about winter, I'm glad it is here! Today's story is called, 'Snowflakes" a great little tale for your kids at bedtime, bath time, car time, or anytime your family needs a story.   The poem I tell about in my story in this podcast is Robert Frost's Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening. And, if you'd like to find my song, Snowflake Fairies from the April Eight Songs for a Magical Winter, you can download it rig...more

  • Ep 16 Story - 5 The Fairy Queen and the Three Brothers, The Woodsman

    Dec 31 2016

    Welcome to Episode 16 of the April Eight Songs & Stories Podcast. Today’s story is the end of the tale I've been telling for the whole Autumn Season, and this last one is called  “The Fairy Queen and the 3 Brothers – Story 5 – The Woodsman”, a great little tale for your kids at bedtime, bath time, car time, or anytime your family needs a story.  Our fairy queen, now forgotten by all who once knew her, makes a happy new life for herself in the forest. But the rest of the kingdom is falling apart ...more

  • Ep 15 Story 4 - The Fairy Queen and the Three Brothers, The Fairy Queen Forgotten

    Dec 21 2016

    Welcome to Episode 15 of the April Eight Songs & Stories Podcast. Today's story is "The Fairy Queen and the 3 Brothers - Story 4 - Fairy Queen Forgotten" a great little tale for your kids at bedtime, bath time, car time, or anytime your family needs a story.  Oh, those 3 brothers sure do cause our Fairy Queen a lot of trouble! For example, on today’s episode, I tell you the story of how the whole kingdom magically forgets that the Fairy Queen is, well, the Fairy Queen. And what happens next, wel...more

  • Ep 14 Story 3 - The Fairy Queen and the Three Brothers - The Which Witch

    Nov 24 2016

    Welcome to Episode 14 of the April Eight Songs & Stories Podcast. Today's story is "Story 3 - The Fairy Queen and the 3 Brothers -The Which Witch" a great little tale for your kids at bedtime, bath time, car time, or anytime your family needs a story. On today’s episode, I tell you the story of Pell, the oldest brother, and how he goes out into the woods to see if he can meet the Which Witch to ask for a potion that will help him foil the Fairy Queen. All the villagers will tell you, if you are ...more

  • Ep 13 Story 2 - The Fairy Queen and the Three Brothers - The Scepter

    Oct 18 2016

    Welcome to Episode 13 of the April Eight Songs & Stories Podcast. Today’s story is the second part of a five-part story, “The Fairy Queen and the 3 Brothers, The Scepter” a great little tale for your kids at bedtime, bath time, car time, or anytime your family needs a story. On today’s episode, I tell you the story of Mell, the middle brother, and how he tries to steal the scepter from the Fairy Queen believing it must be the source of all of her magic. What happens next, oh my goodness!  Subscr...more

  • Ep 12 Story 1 - The Fairy Queen and the Three Brothers - The Muddy Mess

    Sep 28 2016

    Welcome to Episode 12 of the April Eight Songs & Stories Podcast. Today's story is "The Fairy Queen and the 3 Brothers - Story 1 - The Muddy Mess" a great little tale for your kids at bedtime, bath time, car time, or anytime your family needs a story. ". Our two friends, Lillyanna and her little brother Josh chased a frog under a Great Willow Tree, and what should they find by an enchanted circle of fairies listening to a story from the Bard of Fairyland. And what a tale he tells! All about a Fa...more

  • Ep 11 Under the Great Willow Tree

    Sep 09 2016

    Hooray! Welcome to Episode 11. It is the Launch Day of Season 2 of the April Eight Songs & Stories Podcast. Today’s story is “Under the Great Willow Tree” a great little tale for your kids at bedtime, bath time, car time, or anytime your family needs a story. Here is a little bit of today's story: “He’s so cool!” shouted Josh. “Gosh, be careful!” Lillyanna shouted behind him and they both raced behind the biggest frog either of them had ever seen. He was as green... Subscribe today and never mis...more

  • Ep 10 Season One Mash-Up! - Jemi and the Adventurers

    Aug 12 2016

    Welcome to Episode 10 of the April Eight Songs & Stories Podcast.This might just be my favorite story of the whole season! It just makes me LAUGH! But you need to listen from episode 1, Jemi and the Birthday Surprise to get all the jokes...  Today’s story is “Jemi and the Adventurers” a great little tale for your kids at bedtime, bath time, car time, or anytime your family needs a story.  . On today’s episode, I share a story that I have been so excited to write and tell. Wouldn't it be fun, I t...more

  • Ep 9 The Old Man and the Seagull

    Aug 03 2016

    Welcome to Episode 9 of the April Eight Songs & Stories Podcast. Today’s story is a sweet little stand alone seafaring tale “The Old Man and the Seagull” a great little tale for your kids at bedtime, bath time, car time, or anytime your family needs a story.  This one is for all of you on or dreaming of a beach vacation. On today’s episode, I tell you the story of an old fisherman and his seagull and the things that come and go in the sea...  On today’s episode, I tell you the story of an old fi...more

  • Ep 8 Story 5 - "The Butterfly Adventurer - Thom Gnome, The Butterfly Adventurer”

    Jul 26 2016

    Welcome to Episode 8 of the April Eight Songs & Stories Podcast. Today’s story is “Thom Gnome, The Butterfly Adventurer” a great little tale for your kids at bedtime, bath time, car time, or anytime your family needs a story.  On today’s episode, I tell you the end of the tale of our friend Thom Gnome and his side-kick Brizbane the Conqueror and their search for the Golden Butterfly. I'm real sorry about ending the story right at the most exciting moment last time but... Subscribe today and neve...more

  • Ep 7 Story 4 - The Butterfly Adventurer - Thom and the Dragon

    Jul 19 2016

    Welcome to Episode 7 of the April Eight Songs & Stories Podcast. Today’s story is “Thom and the Dragon” a great little tale for your kids at bedtime, bath time, car time, or anytime your family needs a story. Well, our friend Thom Gnome started off on his journey to find the Golden Butterfly a few weeks ago. Since then, he has met a Trumpeter and avoided a band of dancing Goblins, but he is still searching. Today our hero, Thom, comes across something he never thought he would meet. A dragon! YI...more

  • Ep 6 Story 3 - The Butterfly Adventurer - - Thom and the Goblins!

    Jul 12 2016

    Welcome to Episode 6 of the April Eight Songs & Stories Podcast. Today’s story is “Thom and the Goblins” a great little tale for your kids at bedtime, bath time, car time, or anytime your family needs a story.  . Today our hero, a young gnome named Thom, meets a, uh, mighty friend who helps him on his way in search of the Golden Butterfly. He also comes across a party he would rather not go to. A Goblin Party! Oh my! Well, fortunately, with his new friend at his side, they end up okay, but those...more

  • Ep 5 Story 2 - The Butterfly Adventurer - Thom and the Trumpeter

    Jul 06 2016

    Welcome to Episode 5 of the April Eight Songs & Stories Podcast. Today's story is "Thom and the Trumpeter" a great little tale for your kids at bedtime, bath time, car time, or anytime your family needs a story.  On today’s episode, I tell the story of “Thom and the Trumpeter”, the second story in a whole series called “The Butterfly Adventurer”. Today our hero, a gnome named Thom starts his real adventure, heading out of his village to see if he can find the Golden Butterfly. He comes across a ...more

  • Ep 4 Story 1 - The Butterfly Adventurer - Thom and the Golden Butterfly

    Jun 28 2016

    Welcome to Episode 4 of the April Eight Songs & Stories Podcast. On today’s episode, I tell the story of “Thom and the Golden Butterfly” a great little tale for your kids at bedtime, bath time, car time, or anytime your family needs a story. This is the first story in a whole series called "The Butterfly Adventurer". Today we meet our hero, a gnome named Thom and his family. Oh, and we meet the Pixie Peddler too. Do you remember him from the Jemi stories, particularly "Jemi and the Lost Crown"? ...more

  • Ep 3 Jemi Series - Story 3 - Jemi and the Strawberry Moon

    Jun 22 2016

    Welcome to Episode 3 of the April Eight Songs & Stories Podcast. Today's story is "Jemi and the Strawberry Moon" a great little tale for your kids at bedtime, bath time, car time, or anytime your family needs a story.  . This is the last episode of the three Jemi's Birthday Stories Series. Maybe we'll find out today just how our fairy friend got the prince's crown away from naughty old Sly Fox. This story has a brand new song called the"Fairy Birthday Song" - look for a little music video here o...more

  • Ep 2 Jemi Series Story 2 - Jemi and the Lost Crown

    Jun 14 2016

    Welcome to Episode 2 of the April Eight Songs & Stories Podcast. Today's story is "Jemi and the Lost Crown" a great little tale for your kids at bedtime, bath time, car time, or anytime your family needs a story.  We finally find out just what the fairy had to say in "Jemi and the Birthday Surprise" and how in the world a tiny fairy crown came to be in the hands of our birthday friend, Jemi. There are a few very silly characters in this one... (The Jemi Series, story 2 of 3) Subscribe today and ...more

  • Ep 1 Jemi Series Story 1 - Jemi and the Birthday Surprise

    Jun 07 2016

    Welcome to Episode 1 of the April Eight Songs & Stories Podcast. Today’s story is “Jemi and the Birthday Surprise” a great little tale for your kids at bedtime, bath time, car time, or anytime your family needs a story. . On today’s episode, I share my favorite “I’m about to tell a story!” song. And then I tell a little story I just wrote called “Jemi and the Birthday Surprise”. I can’t tell you a whole lot more about the story because, well, it is a SURPRISE! But here, my friends, is how it sta...more