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Journey with Story - A Storytelling Podcast for Kids

Journey with Story is a storytelling podcast for kids ages 3-10. These audio stories are told with a Celtic flavor and calming voice of Scottish author, Kathleen Pelley. She shares fairy tale stories, bedtime stories, classic stories, and her own original children's audio stories.

Episodes

  • Enjoy a Slightly Spooky Scottish Tale to Celebrate Halloween-Storytelling Podcast for Kids-The Sprightly TailorE159

    Oct 21 2021

    In order to receive a handsome reward, a sprightly tailor agrees to his laird's challenge - to sit on a haunted graveyard in the middle of the night and sew a special pair of "trews" for the laird.  A great way to teach children the meaning of the word sprightly and...how to conquer their fears and muster their courage!  Perfect to add to your Halloween stories -but parents - this is slightly spooky - recommended for kids ages 7 and up.  (best to listen first to see if it is suitable) (duration ...more

  • Celebrate Journey with Story's 3rd Birthday by Listening to Our Number 1 Most Popular Episode-Storytelling Podcast for Kids-The Three Little Pigs:E158

    Oct 14 2021

    Celebrate Journey with Story's 3rd Birthday by listening again to our top most popular episode - The Three Little Pigs.  (duration 8 minutes)An episode from storytelling podcast, Journey with Story. As part of our celebrations we are offering our listeners a special Birthday Bonus Story Episode - a fun Danish Folktale called, The Talking Pot.  You can get it here along with a coloring sheet www.journeywithstory.com Hurry - offer ends on October 31st. If your little listener wants to ask a questi...more

  • Celebrate Journey with Story's 3rd Birthday with our Second Most Popular Episode-Storytelling Podcast for Kids-Jack and the Beanstalk:Brithday Bonus

    Oct 13 2021

    To celebrate Journey with Story's third birthday and over one million downloads, we are re-airing out top three most popular episodes. You can listen to our second most popular episode here - Jack and the Beanstalk.  (duration 16 minutes) An episode from Journey with Story, a storytelling podcast for kids. f 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 www.kathleenpelley.com  We love...more

  • Celebrate Journey with Story's 3rd Birthday with our Third Most Popular Episode-Storytelling Podcast for Kids-The Tale of the Linani Beast:BirthdayBonus

    Oct 12 2021

    To celebrate Journey with Story's 3rd birthday and over one million downloads, we are re-airing our top three most popular episodes.  This is our third most popular episode - The Tale of the Linani Beast.  (duration 16 minutes) 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 www.kathleenpelley.com  We love hearing from our listeners! Do you love Journey with Story?  Subscribing or wr...more

  • Celebrate Cleverness with these Two African Folktales-Storytelling Podcast for Kids-Jack Rabbit's Wisdom Spot and The Turtle's Shell:E157

    Oct 07 2021

    Two African folktales about how the rabbit got his wisdom spot and how the turtle got his shell.  A great way to spark a discussion about all the different ways someone can be clever and what is the difference between cleverness and wisdom.  (duration 16minutes) An episode from storytelling podcast, Journey with Story. 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 www.kathleenpelle...more

  • Enjoy all Four Episodes from our September Podcast in Our Special Omnibus Episode-Storytelling for Kids-Bonus Round-Up

    Sep 30 2021

    Enjoy all four of Journey with Story's episodes from September in one special, uninterrupted playlist.  (duration 45minutes) E153 The Scroobius Pip E154 Thunder and Anansi E155 Chief Five Heads E156 The Watermelon Prince  

  • Discover How the Watermelon Came to Vietnam in this Clever Folktale-The Watermelon Prince:E156

    Sep 23 2021

    A Vietnamese folktale that explains how the watermelon fruit first came to Vietnam.  (duration 13 minutes) An episode from storytelling podcast, Journey with Story. Kathleen's latest picture book is now on sale -You can order your copy Here You can enter our giveaway on instagram@journeywithstory    And don't forget, our Back to School Giveaway ends soon. Back to School  Giveaway!  We are offering one FREE 30 minute Zoom Author's Visit (from Kathleen) to your child's class (you need to have the...more

  • Enjoy All Four Episodes from August in Our Special Omnibus Edition-Storytelling for Kids -Bonus Round Up

    Sep 22 2021

    Oops - we are late in publishing our August Round-Up, but hope you can still enjoy it now.  (duration 38minutes) E149 The Daddylonglegs and the Fly E150 The Twelve Dancing Princesses E151 The Tale of Mrs. Tittlemouse E152 The Nightingale    

  • Which of These Two Daughters is Fit to Marry the Chief? Storytelling Podcast for Kids-Chief Five Heads:E155

    Sep 16 2021

    A Native American folktale about two sisters who both want to marry the Chief, but the Chief disguises himself to test the sisters' character and so they younger sister's kindness and humility win the day.  A great story to teach children the meaning of Pride Comes Before A Fall!  (duration 14 minutes)  An episode from storytelling podcast, Journey with Story. Virtual Book Launch Day - for Kathleen's latest picture book.  Be sure and join the fun on Instagram@journeywithstory You can order your ...more

  • Get Into the Back-to-School Mindset with this Special Collaborative Episode from 8 Kids Listen Members -Storytelling Podcast for Kids-Bonus Episode

    Sep 10 2021

    Get into the Back-to-School mindset with this special bonus episode.  Eight Kids Listen members have created a short offering around the theme of this year's return to school as a sampling for you and your family.  (duration - 18 minutes)  You can take a listen to their podcasts by using the links below (collaborators are in the order they appear in this episode) The Fina Mendoza Mysteries-www.chesapeakepress.org All Things Madison-www.ShopMadisonLauren.com Nature Narratives- www.NatureNarrative...more

  • How Will Thunder Teach Greedy Anansi a Lesson in this African Folktale? Storytelling Podcast for Kids-Thunder and Anansi:E154

    Sep 09 2021

    An African folktale about trickster, Anansi, who does something very selfish and greedy, but thanks to Thunder, he ends up having to pay a heavy price for his greediness.  (duration -14 minutes) An episode from storytelling podcast, Journey with Story. Back to School  Giveaway!  We are offering one FREE 30 minute Zoom Author's Visit (from Kathleen) to your child's class (you need to have the class teacher's permission first).Kathleen is a popular presenter at schools and conferences and loves to...more

  • Can You Guess What Kind of Creature the Scroobius Pip is in this Fun Nonsense Poem? Storytelling Podcast for Kids-The Scroobius Pip:E153

    Sep 02 2021

    A delightful nonsense poem by Edward Lear about a fantastical, made-up creature that leaves all the other animals completely befuddled and confused.  (duration 12 minutes)  An episode from the storytelling podcast, Journey with Story, Ages 4-10. Back to School  Giveaway!  We are offering one FREE 30 minute Zoom Author's Visit (from Kathleen) to your child's class (you need to have the class teacher's permission first).Kathleen is a popular presenter at schools and conferences and loves to share ...more

  • An Enchanting Fairytale to Remind us to Beware of Outward Appearances-Storytelling Podcast for Kids-The Nightingale:E152

    Aug 26 2021

    A classic fairytale from Hans Christian Andersen about a little nightingale whose sweet songs  enchant the Emperor and all his court until one day someone brings a mechanical nightingale to the court. (duration - 17 minutes). An episode from Journey with Story, a storytelling podcast for kids ages 4-10. We are holding another GIVEAWAY especially for our podcast listeners.  We will be giving away THREE audible books of Kathleen's latest picture book, Five Little Angels.To be entered into a drawin...more

  • How can Mrs. Tittlemouse Keep Her House Tidy with all these Messy Visitors?Storytelling Podcast for Kids-the Tale of Mrs. Tittlemouse:E151

    Aug 19 2021

    Discover how this very tidy mouse deals with some very messy, uninvited house guests.  A classic Potter tale that might spark some discussion about the merits of tidiness versus messiness.  (duration 11 minutes)  An episode from Journey with Story, a storytelling podcast for kids ages 4-10. We are holding another GIVEAWAY especially for our podcast listeners.  We will be giving away THREE audible books of Kathleen's latest picture book, Five Little Angels.To be entered into a drawing for a chanc...more

  • Follow these Princesses into their Secret Enchanted Land-Storytelling Podcast for Kids-The Twelve Dancing Princesses:E150

    Aug 12 2021

    Night after night these twelve princesses wear out their shoes. But how?  Their father, the King, promises a great reward to anyone who can help him solve this mystery.  A Grimm fairytale that is sure to enchant little ones.  (duration -11 minutes) An episode from Journey with Story, a storytelling podcast for kids ages 4-10. 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 www.kathle...more

  • Delight in this Nonsense Poem about a Daddy Long-Legs and a Fly-Storytelling Podcast for Kids-Daddy Longlegs and the Fly E:149

    Aug 05 2021

    A fun nonsense poem about a Daddy Long-Legs and a fly who each bemoan the length of their legs for different reasons.  (duration-6 minutes) An episode from Journey with Story, a storytelling podcast for kids ages 4-10. 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 www.kathleenpelley.com  We love hearing from our listeners! Do you love Journey with Story?  Subscribing or writing rev...more

  • Enjoy All Five Episodes from July's Podcast in this Special Omnibus Episode-Storytelling Podcast For Kids-Bonus Round Up

    Jul 31 2021

    Enjoy all five of Journey with Story's episodes in July, uninterrupted in one special omnibus edition. (duration-45 minutes) E 144- Coyote's Broken Dream E145- The Tale of Samuel Whiskers E146- The Wise Mama Goose E147- Why the Burro Lives with the Man E148- The Woman who Wanted More Noise

  • Discover How to Fall Asleep with this Fun Bedtime Tale-Storytelling Podcast for Kids-The Woman Who Wanted More Noise:E148

    Jul 29 2021

    An old tale about a woman who moves to the countryside, but has a hard time falling asleep, because she misses all the noises from the city, where she used to live. (duration-8 minutes) An episode from Journey with Story, a storytelling podcast for kids.  Ages 4-10 f 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 www.kathleenpelley.com  We love hearing from our listeners! Do you love J...more

  • Discover Why the Burro Lives with Man in this Fun Mexican Folktale-Storytelling Podcast for Kids-Why the Burro Lives with the Man:E147

    Jul 22 2021

    A Mexican folktale about a donkey called Benito, who discovers there is a price to pay when he leaves his mesa home and goes to live with the man in order to be safe from mountain lion.  (duration 10 minutes) An episode from 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 www.kathleenpelley.com  We love hearing from our listeners! ...more

  • Discover How this Wise and Creative Mama Goose Protects Her Little Ones From Danger-Storytelling Podcast for Kids- The Wise Mama Goose:E146

    Jul 15 2021

    An old tale by Charlotte B. Herr about a wise Mama  Goose, who finds a clever and creative way to protect her babies from the wily fox.  (duration-10 minutes)  An episode from Journey with Story, a storytelling podcast for kids.  Ages 4-8.   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 www.kathleenpelley.com  We love hearing from our listeners! Do you love Journey with Story?  Sub...more

  • Enchant Your Little Ones with this Classic Potter Tale About Baking Day Mischief-Storytelling Podcast for Kids-The Tale of Samuel Whiskers:E145

    Jul 08 2021

    When baking day comes around, these kittens make mischief and find themselves in a bit of bother that involves escaping from a huge rat called, Samuel Whiskers.   A classic Potter tale that is sure to engage and enchant young listeners.  (duration- 20 minutes) An episode from Journey with  Story, a storytelling podcast for ages 4-10 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 www...more

  • Celebrate American Independence Day with this Fun Coyote Trickster Tale-Storytelling Podcast for Kids-Coyote's Broken Dream:E144

    Jul 01 2021

    A fun folktale about crafty coyote who tries to trick Hare, only to discover that Hare is much more cunning and clever than he thought.  Great story about this American animal, the coyote, to celebrate American Independence Day.  (duration 10 minutes) An episode from storytelling podcast, Journey with Story. f 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 www.kathleenpelley.com  We lo...more

  • Enjoy All Four Episodes from June's Podcast in this Special Omnibus Episode-Storytelling Podcast for Kids-Bonus Round-Up

    Jun 30 2021

    Enjoy all four of Journey with Story episodes in June, uninterrupted, in one special omnibus edition. (45 minutes) Episode 140  The Story Bag Episode 141   The Frog Prince Episode 142  The White Crane Episode 143  Delgadina    

  • Teach Kids the Meaning of One Good Turn Deserves Another with this Chilean Folktale-Storytelling Podcast for Kids-Delgadina:E143

    Jun 24 2021

    An old Chilean folktale about a kind-hearted girl whose  good deed  to a snake she befriends is rewarded years later when she finds herself in danger.  (duration 16 minutes) An episode from Journey with Story.  Best for ages 7 and up as it might be a little scary for younger listeners. 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 www.kathleenpelley.com  We love hearing from our li...more

  • Celebrate Father's Day with this Japanese Folktale-Storytelling Podcast for Kids-The White Crane:E142

    Jun 17 2021

    Celebrate Father's Day with this  Japanese Folktale about a poor fisherman, whose wish of becoming a father is granted, after he rescues a white crane trapped in a net. (duration-12 minutes) An episode from 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 www.kathleenpelley.com  We love hearing from our listeners! Do you love Journey...more

  • A Princess Learns that a Promise is a Promise in this Classic Grimms' Fairytale-Storytelling Podcast for Kids'The Frog Prince:E141

    Jun 10 2021

    When a princess makes a promise to a frog after he retrieves her beloved golden ball from a deep well, she later regrets her promise, but her father, the king, insists that she must keep her word.  A fun fairytale that teaches little ones the importance keeping your promises.  (duration-12 minutes)  An episode from Journey with Story 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 ww...more

  • Teach Kids the Importance of Sharing with this Korean Folktale-The story Bag:E140

    Jun 03 2021

    A cautionary folktale from Korea about a young man who discovers that it is not a good idea to hoard stories.  (duration 12 minutes) An episode from Journey with Story, a storytelling podcast for kids.(could be a  bit scary for little ones - best for ages 7 and up.) 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 www.kathleenpelley.com  We love hearing from our listeners! Do you love...more

  • Enjoy All Four Episodes from May's Podcast in this Special Omnibus Episode Storytelling Podcast for Kids Bonus Round Up

    May 31 2021

    Enjoy all four of Journey with Story episodes in May, uninterrupted,  in one special omnibus edition.   E:136   Sweet and Sour Berries E:137   The Fisherman and his Wife E:138   The Magic Drum E:139    How the Tiger Got Its Stripes    

  • Learn How this Tiger Gets a Taste of His Own Medicine in this Fun Folktale-Storytelling Podcast for Kids-How the Tiger Got Its Stripes:E139

    May 27 2021

    A folktale from Brazil about a rabbit who gives a tiger a taste of his own medicine to teach him a lesson, oh, and it also explains how tigers got their stripes!  (duration-14 minutes) An episode from Journey with Story, a storytelling podcast for kids. Kathleen's new picture book, Five Little Angels launched on May 21st. Be sure and check us out on Instagram@journeywithstory to learn more about  our giveaway-it's not too late to enter for a chance to win a book.  

  • A Cautionary Tale to Remind Us that No Good Comes from Envy-The Magic Drum:E138

    May 20 2021

    An African folktale about a tortoise who is very envious of the king's magical drum and whose jealousy lands him in a heap of trouble. (duration-11 minutes) An episode from Journey with Story, a storytelling podcast for kids. Be sure and join us on IG@journeywithstory on May 21st for a fun giveaway to celebrate the launch of Kathleen's new picture book, Five Little Angels.  We will be giving away five paperback copies and five hardcover copies - check out all the details on IG.

  • A Classic Fairytale to Remind Us to Be Grateful for What We Have-The Fisherman and His Wife:E137

    May 13 2021

    A Grimms Fairytale about an old woman whose husband catches a fish that grants them whatever they wish for, but the old woman is so discontented with every wish she is granted and so keeps asking for more and more to try and satisfy her greed.  (duration - 16 minutes)  An episode from Journey with Story, a storytelling podcast for kids. Kathleen's new picture book, Five Little Angels launches on May 21st. Be sure to join us on on Instagram@journeywithstory to learn more about the book and to ent...more

  • Sweeten Your Mother‚Äôs Day with this Fun Folktale from China-Storytelling Podcast for Kids-Sweet and Sour Berries:E136

    May 06 2021

    A Chinese folktale about a little boy who does something very nice for his sick mother, and in turn, someone does something very nice for him.  A fun folktale to celebrate Mother's Day.  (duration 14 minutes) An episode from Journey with Story, a storytelling podcast for kids. A new picture book by Kathleen T. Pelley releases this month. We are looking for volunteer reviewers.  If you have an ACTIVE Amazon account in the States and are interested in doing this- click on the link below- it will g...more

  • Enjoy Five Story Episodes in One with this Special Omnibus Edition - Storytelling Podcast for Kiids - April Round Up

    Apr 30 2021

    Enjoy all five of Journey with Story episodes, uninterrupted,  in one special omnibus edition.  As a special bonus to our listeners during this time when so many of you are stuck at home in lockdown, we are offering you this special playlist, featuring our April episodes. (duration - 44minutes) Gopal and the Straw Roof - Episode 131 A Pot-Pourri of Poems - Episode 132 How Rabbit Lost Its Tail - Episode 133 Demeter and Persephone - Episode 134 The First Rainbow - Episode     135    

  • Discover How to Spread Cheer and Hope with this Folktale from the Philippines - Storytelling Podcast for Kids - The First Rainbow:E135

    Apr 29 2021

    A tender tale from the Philippines about a special STAR GIRL, who comes to live on earth and marry a poor farmer, but after some years, she grows so homesick for her home in the sky, that she decides to return there, breaking her husband's heart. But the gods take pity on the husband and make a special rainbow bridge that leads him to his beloved wife.  (duration - 9 minutes) An episode from Journey with Story, a storytelling podcast for kids. If your little listener wants to ask a question or s...more

  • Celebrate Earth Day with this Beloved Greek Myth -Storytelling Podcast for Kids - Demeter and Persephone:E134

    Apr 22 2021

    A beloved Greek myth that explains how the seasons came to be. A perfect tale to celebrate Earth Day.  (duration -14 minutes  An episode from 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 www.kathleenpelley.com  We love hearing from our listeners! Do you love Journey with Story?  Subscribing or writing reviews helps us grow.  htt...more

  • Discover Why the Rabbit Has a Short Tail with this Fun Folktale from Haiti - Storytelling Podcast for Kids - How Rabbit Lost its Tail E:133

    Apr 15 2021

    A Haitian folktale about Dog and Rabbit, who were once the best of friends until Dog leaves Rabbit behind in his rush to board the ship that is sailing off to the Magical Island.  (duration 10 minutes) An episode from 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 www.kathleenpelley.com  We love hearing from our listeners! Do you ...more

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

    Apr 08 2021

    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 www.kathleenpelley.com  We love hearing from our listeners! Do you love Journey with Story?  Subs...more

  • Celebrate April Fool's Day with this Fun Folktale from India - Storytelling Podcast for Kids-Gopal and the Straw Roof:E131

    Apr 01 2021

    f 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 www.kathleenpelley.com  We love hearing from our listeners! Do you love Journey with Story?  Subscribing or writing reviews helps us grow.  https://link.chtbl.com/journeywithstory Also, please consider joining us on patreon to enjoy weekly coloring sheets, stickers, a shout out on our show and other fun perks. Did you know Kathleen is al...more

  • Enjoy Four Story Episodes in One with this Special Omnibus Edition - Storytelling Podcast for Kiids - March Round Up

    Mar 31 2021

    Enjoy all four of  March Journey with Story episodes, uninterrupted,  in one special omnibus edition.  As a special bonus to our listeners during this time when so many of you are stuck at home in lockdown, we are offering you this special playlist, featuring our March episodes. (duration - 32 minutes) The Young and Dashing Princess - E127 The Fairy Folk - E128 Psyche and Eros - E129 Chicken Little - E130

  • Teach Your Little Ones to Think for Themselves with this Fun Folktale - Storytelling Podcast for Kids -Chicken Little: E130

    Mar 25 2021

    An old English tale about a little alarmist, scaremonger, Chicken Little, who convinces all his friends that the sky is falling and so off they go to tell the king himself, but along the way a wiley fox lures them to his den.  (duration- 9 minutes) An episode from kids' podcast, Journey with Story 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 www.kathleenpelley.com  We love hearing...more

  • Beware of the Jealous Aphrodite in this Beloved Greek Myth - Storytelling Podcast for Kids -Psyche and Eros:E129

    Mar 18 2021

    This beloved Greek myth tells the story of a beautiful princess called Psyche ‚Äď her name means breath or spirit, who was so beautiful that the goddess Aphrodite became consumed with jealousy and set out to make life very difficult for poor Psyche. A great introduction to Greek mythology. ¬†(duration 10 minutes) An episode from the kids' storytelling podcast, Journey with Story. f your little listener wants to ask a question or share a drawing inspired by one of our episodes, please connect with u...more

  • Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with this Fairy Poem - Storytelling Podcast for Kids -The Fairy Folk:E128

    Mar 11 2021

    Take a journey with the Fairy Folk as they ride through the night skies on crimson moths with bridle bells and watch the children fall asleep.  A lovely, lyrical poem to celebrate St. Patrick's Day.  (duration - 5 minutes) An episode from the storytelling podcast, Journey with Story. Looking for more stories to celebrate St. Patrick's Day?  Click below for a playlist of our favorite Irish tales from our podcast. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLUiKtWvaCqgQLsR_tM1Y6a-oN6YefyPlp If your li...more

  • Discover How to Pick the Perfect Prince with this Fun Fractured Fairytale - Storytelling Podcast for Kids - The Young and Dashing Princess:E127

    Mar 04 2021

    A feisty princess sets out to find the perfect prince who will help her rule her kingdom wisely, and when she arrives at the castle of the king with a terrible temper, she sets a task to each of his three sons to see which of them would make a good husband.  A fun, fractured fairytale (based on the story The King with a Terrible Temper.)  Duration -13 minutes.  An episode from the storytelling podcast, Journey with Story. If your little listener wants to ask a question or share a drawing inspire...more

  • Enjoy Four Story Episodes in One with this Special Omnibus Edition -Storytelling Podcast for Kids - February Round Up

    Feb 28 2021

    Enjoy all four February Journey with Story episodes, uninterrupted,  in one special omnibus edition.  As a special bonus to our listeners during this time when so many of you are stuck at home in lockdown, we are offering you this special playlist, featuring our February episodes(duration 44 minutes) How the Kangaroo Got Its Pouch - E123 Why Koala Has a Stumpy Tail - E124 Why Armadillos are Funny - E125 The Monster that Grew Small - E126 f your little listener wants to ask a question or share a ...more

  • Learn How to Banish Fear with this Powerful African Folktale ‚Äď Kids Stories Podcast -The Monster that Grew Small: E126

    Feb 25 2021

    When a timid boy rescues a kindly hare who is entangled in the forest creepers, the hare tells the boy how to find courage to overcome his fears.  A wise African folktale to make our hearts braver and bolder.  (duration - 18 minutes) An episode from Journey with Story, a kids story podcast. f 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 www.kathleenpelley.com  We love hearing from ou...more

  • Discover How to Outwit an Enemy with this Funny Folktale ‚Äď Kids Stories Podcast - Why Armadillos Are Funny:E126

    Feb 18 2021

    Apollo, the armadillo has a knack for making all the other animals laugh at his antics, and he even finds a way to show them that the best way to outwit and enemy is to...make them laugh!  A fun folktale from South America that is sure to elicit lots of chuckles!  (duration - 13 minutes)  An episode from 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@journ...more

  • Meet A Lazy Trickster, Koala, in this Fun Australian Folktale -Kids Stories Podcast -Why Koala Has A Stumpy Tail:E124

    Feb 11 2021

    When a terrible drought dries up all the land, Koala asks his friend, Kangaroo for help, and Kangaroo suggests they dig deep into the earth until they find some water.  But lazy, Koala, tricks Kangaroo into doing all the work, while he naps in the sun. See how this lazy trickster gets his just desserts in this fun pourquoi tale.  (Duration 8 minutes)  An episode from Journey with Story, a storytelling podcast for kids. If your little listener wants to ask a question or share a drawing inspired b...more

  • Dive Down Under with this Fun Folktale from Australia‚Äď Kids Stories Podcast ‚ÄďHow Kangaroo Got Its Pouch: E123

    Feb 04 2021

    When Kangaroo comes to the rescue of a poor, old, blind wombat, she proves that she has the kindest heart of all the animals and so Byamee, the Sky God, rewards her kindness by giving her a pouch to carry her joey.  A fun Australian, pourquoi, folktale that teaches children about marsupials and also celebrates how "one good turn deserves another!"  (duration 10 minutes) An episode from Journey with Story, a storytelling podcast for kids. If your little listener wants to ask a question or share a...more

  • Celebrate Heroism with this Greek Myth - Storytelling Podcast for Kids - Theseus and the Minotaur:E122

    Jan 28 2021

    Theseus, son of the King of Athens, sets off to save the youth of Athens from the fierce Minotaur beast who lives inside a maze on the island of Crete.  A great story to introduce children to Greek mythology and celebrate a brave hero.  (Duration 9 minutes) An episode from 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 www.kathlee...more

  • Boasters Beware! Storytelling Podcast for Kids - Why Possum has a Skinny Tail:E121

    Jan 21 2021

    Long ago, Possum once had a beautiful bushy tail that was his pride and joy, but so boastful did he become that one day Rabbit decides to teach Possum a lesson.  A Native American Folktale.  (duration 8 minutes)  An episode from Journey with Story, a storytelling podcast for kids.

  • Discover How Elephants Got Their Trunks -Storytelling Podcast for Kids - The Curious Elephant's Child:E120

    Jan 14 2021

    This baby elephant has an "insatiable curiosity" and when he asks his family what the crocodile eats for dinner, no one will tell him and so he sets off to find out for himself.  A classic Rudyard Kipling tale (adapted by Kathleen) that explains the origin of the elephant's trunk.  (duration 14 minutes)  An episode from Journey with Story, a storytelling podcast for kids.

  • Teach Kindness with this Fun Folktale - Storytelling Podcast for Kids -The Lost Mitten:E119

    Jan 07 2021

    When a little boy loses his mitten in the snow it becomes a cozy home for the woodland animals, as one by one, they squeeze inside making room for one another until finally it bursts spilling them all out into the snow. A folktale from Ukraine.  (duration - 11 minutes)  An episode from Journey with Story, a storytelling podcast for kids.

  • Learn What Makes a Hero with this Beloved Legend - Storytelling Podcast for Kids - The Little Hero of Haarlem:E118

    Dec 31 2020

    An old Dutch legend about a little boy who plugs his finger into a dyke to prevent his village from flooding.  A great story to teach children about bravery and what it means to be a hero and sacrifice your life for the good of others - a timely tale to end this year of 2020 where we celebrate and honor all our heroes who have risked their lives for others!  (duration - 8 minutes) An episode from Journey with Story, a storytelling podcast for kids.

  • Discover What Makes the Wisest of Gifts- Storytelling Podcast for Kids- The Gift of the Magi:E117

    Dec 24 2020

    This classic short story by O. Henry tells the story of a poor young couple who each sacrifices what they treasure most in order to buy the other a present.  A wise and tender tale for this Christmas season that reminds us how and why we give gifts and how sacrificial love at its best makes the wisest of all gifts.  Suitable for children ages 9 and up.  (duration - 15 minutes) An episode from Journey with Story - a storytelling podcast for Kids - this episode is for children ages 9 and up

  • Learn How and Why We Decorate Our Christmas Trees - Storytelling Podcast for Kids - The Spiders and the Christmas Tree:Bonus Episode

    Dec 23 2020

    When a family of spiders see the decorated Christmas tree on Christmas eve, they are so enchanted, that they leave their hiding spot and drop down onto the tree to explore, but suddenly they hear footsteps and into the room steps a jolly fellow, dressed in red, with a sack on his back.  Who can that be?  A fun folktale from Germany that explains the origin of decorating trees with tinsel. (duration 9 minutes) A special Christmas bonus episode of Journey with Story, a storytelling podcast for kid...more

  • Learn How Two Naughty Mice Became Nice Again -Storytelling Podcast for Kids - The Tale of Two Bad Mice:E116

    Dec 17 2020

    When two little mice break into a dolls' house, they try to eat all the pretend food they see on the dolls' plates, and so angry and disappointed are they when they discover the food is not real, that they do a lot of naughty things.  Luckily, they manage to mend their ways just in time for Christmas Eve.  A fun tale from Beatrix Potter that will teach your little ones the importance of being nice instead of naughty!  (duration - 8 minutes) An episode from Journey with Story, a storytelling podc...more

  • Celebrate the Spirit of Christmas with this classic Fairy Tale -Storytelling Podcast for Kids - Beauty and the Beast:E115

    Dec 10 2020

    When a beautiful young girl agrees to go and live in a hideous beast's castle in order to save her father's life, she learns to see the inner goodness and beauty beneath the beast's appearance, and so breaks the curse that was cast upon him.  This beloved fairytale is the perfect way to celebrate the spirit of the Christmas season, where we try to spread love and kindness and look for the inner goodness in each of us.  (duration 12 minutes) An episode from Journey with Story, a storytelling podc...more

  • Teach Cleverness and Kindness with this Norwegian Folktale -Storytelling Podcast for Kids -Boots and His Brothers:E114

    Dec 03 2020

    An old Norwegian folktale about a lad called, Boots, who proves to his two older brothers that he is a lot cleverer than they think, and...luckily for them, he proves to be kind as well.  (duration 12 minutes) An episode from Journey with Story, a storytelling podcast for kids.

  • Give Thanks for Home and Family with this Original Tale - Storytelling Podcast for Kids - Ella Bella: E113

    Nov 26 2020

    Ella Bella is the envy of all the dogs in town - she has everything a dog could wish for - bones and treats and toys and a family who loves her. When a stray dog comes to visit and tells Ella Bella how much he enjoys his freedom, she decides to leave her house and set off on her own, but soon realizes that her home is all she ever wants or needs.   An original tale by Kathleen Pelley - perfect for Thanksgiving. (duration - 10 mins)  An episode from Journey with Story, a storytelling podcast for ...more

  • Discover How What Goes Around Comes Around in this Trickster Tale - Storytelling Podcast for Kids - Anansi and Turtle E:112

    Nov 19 2020

    Children will delight in seeing how our trickster, Anansi, gets his comeuppance after trying to trick his way out of sharing his food with Turtle.  (duration - 7 mins) An episode from Journey with Story, a storytelling podcast for kids.

  • Learn About the Origin of Hunting Elephants in this African Folktale -Storytelling Podcast for Kids -Thunder, Elephant, and Dorobo E:111

    Nov 12 2020

    An African folktale, retold by Humphrey Harman, that explains how man and elephant came to distrust one another and why men continue to hunt elephants. A wise tale that teaches us how trust can be broken. (duration 14 minutes)  An episode from Journey with Story - a storytelling podcast for kids.

  • Enjoy a Fishing Adventure with this classic Potter Tale -Storytelling Podcast for Kids - Mr. Jeremy FisherE:110

    Nov 05 2020

    Meet Mr. Jeremy Fisher - a frog who lives in a "slippy- sloppy" house at the edge of a pond.  One rainy day he sets off on a fishing expedition that results in a series of unfortunate events, ending with him narrowly escaping a huge trout who wants to swallow him up. (duration - 7 minutes)  An episode from Journey with Story, a storytelling podcast for kids.

  • Light up your Halloween with this Slightly Spooky Poem - Storytelling Podcast for Kids - The Dong with the Luminous Nose:E 109

    Oct 29 2020

    A slightly spooky tale for Halloween about a poor, lonely creature called a Dong, who misses his true love (a Jumbly girl) so much that he fastens himself a long, luminous nose and sets off throughout the dark and dreary night, playing a mournful pipe in the hopes of finding his sweetheart.  (duration 9 minutes) An episode from Journey with Story, a storytelling podcast for kids.

  • Chatterboxes Beware! - Storytelling Podcast for Kids - The Talking Skull:E108

    Oct 22 2020

    A folktale from Cameroon about a man whose habit of talking too much lands him in a heap of trouble after he finds a talking skull and tries to tell everyone in the village about his discovery.  A fun, cautionary tale for all  those chatterboxes!  (duration 10 minutes) An episode from Journey with Story, a storytelling podcast for kids.

  • Take a Glimpse Through the Looking Glass- Storytelling Podcast for Kids - The Walrus and the CarpenterE:107

    Oct 15 2020

    Lewis Carrol's beloved classic poem from Through the Looking Glass, about the walrus and the carpenter who lure a bed of unsuspecting oysters to their dinner table.  (duration 7 minutes) An episode from Journey with Story, a storytelling podcast for kids.

  • Delight in the Antics of this Cat Burglar - Storytelling Podcast for Kids - McCavity the Mystery Cat :E106

    Oct 08 2020

    Children will delight in the antics of this mischievous cat burglar, McCavity, who always manages to escape being captured despite leaving fishbones and paw prints at the scene of the crime.  A beloved poem by T. S. Eliot that children will enjoy reciting for themselves.  (duration 6 minutes)  Ages 5-10 An episode from the storytelling podcast, Journey with Story.

  • Rejoice to See How True Love Conquers All -Storytelling Podcast for Kids -Rapunzel:E105

    Oct 01 2020

    Trapped in a tall tower with no door, Rapunzel is kept prisoner by a wicked witch, who comes to see her every day and climbs up her long braid of hair.  But one day, a young prince hears her singing to the forest birds, and sets off to find her and then make her free. (duration 12 minutes) An episode from the storytelling podcast, Journey with Story.

  • Discover How to Prove You're a Princess in this fun Fairytale - Storytelling Podcast for Kids - The Princess and the Pea:E104

    Sep 24 2020

    The classic fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen (lightly adapted by Kathleen) about a Queen who devises a special test to prove whether or not a young girl who knocks on the palace door in the middle of a storm and claims to be a princess, is really of royal blood or not.  (duration - 6 minutes)

  • Bask in the Beauty of Moonflower in this Japanese Folktale - Storytelling Podcast for Kids - Moonflower:E 103

    Sep 17 2020

    One spring evening, the Moon sends one of her children to a poor childless couple and tells that she will be theirs to look after for 18 years.  A beautiful folktale from Japan that celebrates wisdom, kindness, and goodness.  (duration - 8 minutes) An episode from Journey with Story, a storytelling podcast for kids.

  • Learn How to Make Peace with this Indian Folktale - Storytelling Podcast for Kids - The Elephants' Reward E:102

    Sep 10 2020

    A herd of elephants and a community of mice learn to live together in friendship and harmony in an abandoned Indian village - An old Indian folktale that celebrates the truth that kindness breeds kindness.  (duration 9 minutes) An episode from Journey with Story, a storytelling podcast for kids.

  • Discover the Secret of Happiness with this Indian Folktale -Storytelling Podcast for Kids - The Price of Greed:E101

    Sep 03 2020

     When a holy man grants three wishes to a poor Indian couple who are living a very miserly life, they discover the secret to happiness lies in friendship, generosity, and treasuring your family.  A perfect tale to remind us of that old adage - be careful what you wish for.  (duration 8minutes) An episode from Journey with Story, a storytelling podcast for kids.

  • Discover how Life is Gift -Precious Beyond Measure in our 100th Episode - Storytelling Podcast for Kids - Magnus Maximus, A Marvelous Measurer:E100

    Aug 27 2020

    Celebrate our 100th episode of our podcast with this story of an old man who loves to measure things, but discovers that - the best things in life are not meant to be measured - only treasured.  (duration 18 minutes -includes a special guest singer)  

  • Beware of Blaming Others -Storytelling Podcast for Kids - The Tale of the Linani Beast:E99

    Aug 20 2020

    Discover what happens when a young man blames his girlfriend for making him steal the tale of a fierce Linani Beast.  A fun folktale from Kenya that teaches children the importance of not blaming others for their "naughty deeds."  (duration 15 minutes) Ages 5-10 To enter our raffle celebrating our 100th episode on August 27th -       

  • Discover How to Right a Wrong in this African Folktale -Storytelling Podcast for Kids - Fire on the Mountain:E98

    Aug 13 2020

    When a young boy suffers a terrible injustice at the hands of his wealthy master, the seeks help from a wise man who shows him how to right this wrong.   A great way to teach children about injustice and the true meaning of "It's not fair!" (duration 10 minutes ) An episode from Journey with Story, a storytelling podcast for kids. To enter our raffle celebrating our 100th episode -

  • Try to Solve these Riddles in this Fun Folktale - Storytelling Podcast for Kids - Clever Manka:E97

    Aug 06 2020

    A fun Eastern European Folktale about a very clever girl who uses her talent for solving tricky riddles to win the heart of the mayor and eventually to earn his love and respect.  (duration 15 minutes) Thanks to all our great listeners for your loyalty as we reach our 100th episode on August 27th.  We cannot wait to celebrate with you and would not be here without your support. To celebrate this 100the episode, we will be hosting a contest!  You can enter our contest for a chance to win the gran...more

  • Teach Courage and Confidence with this African Folktale - Storytelling Podcast for Kids - The Caterpillar's Voice E:96

    Jul 30 2020

    A tiny caterpillar crawls into a cave that is Hare's home and plays a trick on all the animals by terrifying them with his big booming voice. A fun, cumulative tale that teaches children how courage and confidence are not always related to size.  (duration - 7 minutes) An episode from Journey with Story, a storytelling podcast for children.

  • Learn about Loyalty with this Classic Tale - Storytelling Podcast for Kids - Master Cat E:95

    Jul 23 2020

    This classic fairytale (also known as Puss in Boots) by  Charles Perrault, features a loyal and clever cat who repays his poor master's kindness by helping him become a rich lord who wins the heart of a beautiful princess. (duration -11 minutes)  An episode form Journey with Story, a storytelling podcast for kids.

  • Celebrate the Magic of Story - Storytelling Podcast for Kids -Truth and Story E:94

    Jul 16 2020

    Truth and Story are brother and sister, but Truth is sad because wherever he goes, no one will listen to him, but Story tells him how to solve this problem.  A wise fable to honor and celebrate the origin of story.  (duration - 6 minutes)  An episode from Journey with Story, a storytelling podcast for kids.

  • Laugh out Loud at these Silly Shenanigans - Storytelling Podcast for Kids - The Three SilliesE:93

    Jul 09 2020

    A fun English folktale about a young man who thinks his sweetheart and her parents are the three silliest people he has ever met until....he goes off into the world and discovers there are even more sillier people.  (duration -11 minutes) An episode from Journey with Story, a storytelling podcast for kids.

  • Discover How to Make the Perfect Wish -Storytelling Podcast for Kids - One WishE:92

    Jul 02 2020

    A poor Irish farmer is granted one wish from a magical deer in the forest, but how can he make a wish that will make everyone in his family happy?  (duration 9 minutes)  An episode from Journey with Story, a storytelling podcast for kids.

  • Discover Why People Fight with this African Folktale - Storytelling Podcast for Kids - A Blind Man Catches a Bird E:91

    Jun 25 2020

    When a young man goes bird hunting with his blind brother-in-law, he learns why it is that people fight and what they can do to make peace again.  A folktale from Zimbabwe. An episode from the storytelling podcast, Journey with Story.  (duration -7 minutes) Ages 8-10

  • Teach Wisdom with this Greek Myth - Storytelling Podcast for Kids- King Midas and the Golden Touch:E90

    Jun 18 2020

     A classic Greek myth about a greedy king who makes a wish that everything he touches turn to gold, and when it is granted, to his dismay, he accidentally turns his beloved daughter into a golden statue.  A cautionary tale about the danger of greed and not cherishing what is most valuable. An episode from the storytelling podcast, Journey with Story.  (duration -11 minutes) Ages 5-10

  • Laugh out Loud with this Nonsense Poem - Storytelling Podcast for Kids - The New Vestments:E89

    Jun 11 2020

     A hilarious nonsense poem by Edward Lear, about an old man who walks about the town in an edible outfit that he has invented, but finds himself in a pickle when some of the animals and townsfolk feel a little peckish! An episode from the storytelling podcast, Journey with Story.  (duration - 5 minutes)

  • Learn What Makes These Papas Happy-Storytelling Podcast for Kids - Happy Papas E:88

    Jun 04 2020

     Join all these animal and human papas over the course of a day to discover what joy their little ones bring them.  An audio version of the book, Happy Papas, written by Kathleen T. Pelley and published by the Child Welfare League of America.  An episode from Journey with Story, a storytelling podcast for kids. (duration 5 minutes) Ages 3-6

  • Discover Why Dog and Cat are Enemies - Storytelling Podcast for Kids - Why Dog and Cat are Enemies:E 87

    May 28 2020

    An old Chinese folktale that explains why dog and cat are enemies. An episode from Journey with Story, a storytelling podcast for kids. (duration 5 minutes)

  • Ponder the Meaning of Happiness with this Classic Tolstoy Tale - Storytelling Podcast for Kids- The Two Brothers :Bonus

    May 26 2020

    When two brothers discover a message written on a stone in the forest, the younger brother follows the instructions and sets off for an adventure, while the elder brother mistrusts what he reads, and decides to stay where he is, living a quiet life.  When the younger brother returns, they wonder about which of them has led the happier life.  A classic tale by Leo Tolstoy. (duration - 8 minutes) A bonus episode from Journey with Story.  This episode is for children Ages 9-10.

  • Beware of Bears -Storytelling Podcast for Kids - Lines and Squares:E86

    May 21 2020

    As a little boy walks the streets of London, he plays a fun game where he has to look out for the bears he imagines are lurking nearby.  A beloved poem from A.A. Milne.  (duration 3 minutes) An episode from Journey with Story, a storytelling podcast for kids.

  • Enchant Your Little Ones with this Classic Poem -Storytelling Podcast for Kids - The Dumb Soldier:Bonus

    May 19 2020

    A child hides his toy soldier in a hollow underground all through the long summer and beyond, and when he recovers him, he lays him on the shelf, imagining all the magical mysteries he might have seen in the "forests of the grass."  A poem by Robert Louis Stevenson.  (Duration - 7 minutes)  A bonus episode from Journey with Story, a storytelling podcast for kids.

  • Lull your Little Ones off to Sleep with these Bedtime Poems - Storytelling Podcast for Kids - The Moon/Silver E:85

    May 14 2020

    Delight in the the beauty of the moon as she sheds her light on the earth below, with these two classic poems - The Moon by R.L Stevenson and Silver by Walter de La Mare  (duration 3 minutes) An episode from Journey with Story, a storytelling podcast for kids.

  • Learn How this Mama Rescues her Babies - Storytelling Podcast for Kids - Mama Ostrich:E84

    May 10 2020

    Celebrate Mother's Day with this African Folktale about a Mama Ostrich who discovers a Mama Lion has stolen her babies and wants to raise them as her own.  Mama Ostrich sets out to settle this injustice by enlisting the help of the other animals.  (duration 6 minutes)  An episode from Journey with Story, a storytelling podcast for kids.

  • Discover What Makes these Mamas Happy - Storytelling Podcast for Kids - Happy Mamas:E83

    May 01 2020

    All Mamas - winged Mamas and Mamas with trunks, Mamas who swing from the trees and Mamas who swim in the sea - want to see their babies learn, play, and grow.  Join these Happy Mamas and their little ones in forest, jungle, snow, field and beyond, and see how universal a Mama's love can be.  Perfect for Mother's Day.   Written by Kathleen T. Pelley and published by the  Child Welfare League of America.  (duration 7 minutes)  An episode from Journey with Story, a storytelling podcast for kids.

  • Discover the Power of Poetry - Storytelling Podcast for Kids - Raj, the Bookstore Tiger:E82

    Apr 30 2020

    Meet Raj - the bookstore tiger, who loves to patrol the storerooms and greet the customers with his hearty meow. But when another cat, Snowball, arrives on the scene, and causes Raj to doubt his tigerness, his owner knows just what to do to help him regain his confidence - she reads him a poem.  Perfect for celebrating Poem in Your Pocket Day! (written by Kathleen T. Pelley and published by Charlesbridge publishing)  (duration - 12 minutes) An episode from Journey with Story, a storytelling podc...more

  • Solve a Riddle with this Fun Folktale - Storytelling Podcast for Kids - Weighing the Elephant:Bonus

    Apr 28 2020

    When an Emperor receives the gift of an elephant, he wants to know how he can weigh this unusual beast, but no one knows how to do such a task, until....his young son comes up with a clever plan.   (duration 5 minutes)  A bonus episode from Journey with Story, a storytelling podcast for kids.

  • Nurture a Lifelong Love of Stories in your Children -Storytelling Podcast Bonus - Tips and Tricks of Reading Aloud:Parent Bonus

    Apr 27 2020

    A special bonus episode from Journey with Story for Parents.  Author, storyteller, and podcast host, Kathleen, shares some tricks and tips for nurturing a lifetime love of stories in your children.  (duration 8 minutes) Bonus for Parents.

  • Delight in this little Dormouse - Storytelling Podcast for Kids - The Dormouse and the Doctor:E81

    Apr 23 2020

    A poem by A. A. Milne about a poor little dormouse who just wants to enjoy living in peace in his flower bed of geraniums and delphiniums, but the doctor insists on making him change his flower bed for another.  (duration - 5 minutes) An episode from Journey with Story, a storytelling podcast for kids.

  • Learn how to break Bad Habits with this Fun Folktale - Storytelling Podcast for Kids - Monkey's and Rabbit's Bad Habits:Bonus

    Apr 22 2020

    A funny story based on a West African tale about Monkey and Rabbit who try to break their bad habits for one day.  (duration - 8 mins)  A Bonus episode from Journey with Story, a storytelling podcast for kids.

  • An Ode to Reading Aloud - Storytelling Podcast for Kids - Why Reading Aloud will Change your Children's Lives Forever:Bonus

    Apr 21 2020

    A special bonus episode for parents.  Journey with Story Podcast host, Kathleen, explains how and why reading aloud to our children is a great way to cure our worldly woes.  (duration - 10 minutes)  

  • Discover How To Be Strong with this Native American Folktale - Storytelling Podcast for Kids - Grandmother Spider Brings the Light:Bonus Episode

    Apr 14 2020

    A Native American folktale about a spider, who even although she is old and frail and small, proves she has a special kind of strength.  A tale of wisdom to remind us there are many ways to be strong.  (duration - 11 minutes_  A BONUS episode from Journey with Story, a storytelling podcast for kids.

  • Celebrate Easter with this Classic Tale of New Life - Storytelling Podcast for Kids - The Velveteen Rabbit Part 2:E80

    Apr 12 2020

    A classic Easter tale by Margery Williams about a stuffed rabbit who is loved into real life by a little boy.  Part 2 of 2.  (duration 12 minutes) An episode from Journey with Story, a storytelling podcast for kids.  

  • Celebrate Easter with this Classic Tale of New Life- Storytelling Podcast for Kids - The Velveteen Rabbit Part 1 E:79

    Apr 09 2020

    A classic tale by Margery Williams about a stuffed rabbit who is loved into life by a little boy.  Wonderful story to celebrate Easter and Spring.  Part 1 of 2.  (Duration 16 minutes) An episode from Journey with Story, a storytelling podcast for kids.

  • Discover Why the Rhinoceros has Wrinkles- Storytelling Podcast for Kids:How the Rhinoceros Got His Skin:Bonus Episode

    Apr 07 2020

    A beloved classic tale from Rudyard Kipling that tells us how the rhinoceros got such wrinkly skin.  (duration 11 minutes) A BONUS episode from Journey with Story, a storytelling podcast for kids.  

  • Celebrate National Poetry Month with this Classic Poem - Storytelling Podcast for Kids: The King's Breakfast:E78

    Apr 02 2020

    A humorous poem by A.A. Milne about a King who tries to persuade the royal household that all he really wants is a bit of butter for his bread.  (duration -4 minutes) An episode from Journey with Story, a storytelling podcast for kids.

  • A Fable to Remind Us We All Need One Another - Storytelling Podcast for Kids - Little Great Lion:Bonus Episode

    Apr 01 2020

     When Little Great Lion boasts he is ready to join in the hunt all on his own, his father, Great Lion, takes him on a walk across the African plains to show him how we are all interconnected and need each other to find our inner greatness.  An original fable written by Kathleen.  (Duration 9 minutes -plus 3 minutes for links to related activity guides) A special bonus episode from Journey with Story - a storytelling podcast for kids.

  • Teach Gratitude with this fun Jewish Folktale -Storytelling Podcast for Kids - It Could Always Be Worse:E77

    Mar 26 2020

    When a poor Jewish farmer complains to his Rabbi about how hard it is to live in his one room hut with his wife, his mother, and his six children, the Rabbi comes up with an unusual solution.  A fun folktale that teaches us gratitude.  An episode from Journey with Story a storytelling podcast for kids ages 4-10  (duration 6 minutes)

  • Learn How Love Conquers Fear - Storytelling Podcast for Kids - Ned the Knock-Kneed Knight:Special BonusE76

    Mar 25 2020

    Everyone calls Ned the Knock-Kneed Knight because he is such a coward - afraid of bees and beetles and anything that scuttles or bumbles or buzzes.  But when he befriends a scared little boy, Ned  musters his courage to save his friend and so discovers that - Love conquers fear.  (duration 10 minutes -with links to author's website and special activity guides with themes of bravery and love.) A special bonus episode of Journey with Story, a storytelling podcast for kids. An original tale written...more

  • Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with this Irish Tale - Storytelling Podcast for Kids - Fergus Finnegan and his Harp E:75

    Mar 17 2020

    A talented harpist is rewarded for his kindness to a leprechaun.  An old Irish tale (adapted by Kathleen) that is perfect for celebrating St. Patrick's Day with your little ones.  (duration - 10 minutes) An episode from storytelling podcast, Journey with Story. Ages 5-10

  • Get Ready for St. Patrick's Day with this Irish Legend -Storytelling Podcast for Kids - Finn McCool E:74

    Mar 12 2020

    When Irish Giant, Finn McCool hears that a bigger, fiercer Scottish Giant is coming to his home, he fears for his life, but his clever wife, Oonagh comes up with a grand plan to save him.  A fun Irish legend that explains how the Giant's Causeway came into being.    (duration 9 minutes) An episode from the storytelling podcast, Journey with Story.  Ages 5-10

  • Discover the Origin of Spiders in this Greek Myth - Storytelling Podcast for Kids - Arachne:E73

    Mar 05 2020

    An ancient Greek myth about Arachne - a talented but proud weaver who agrees to a weaving contest with the goddess, Athena, and then is punished for her pride.  

  • Discover How Wisdom Came into the World with this African Folktale- Storytelling Podcast for Kids - Anansi Tries to Steal All the Wisdom in the World E:72

    Feb 27 2020

    Clever Anansi is determined to become wise and so he tries to trick the villagers into giving him their wisdom, only to discover that being clever is not the same as being wise. A lively trickster tale from Africa.  (duration -6 minutes) An episode from Journey with Story, a storytelling podcast for kids.  Ages 4-10.

  • A Fairy Tale - Storytelling Podcast for Kids -Little Red Riding Hood E:71

    Feb 20 2020

    When Little Red Riding Hood sets off to visit her sick grandma, she forgets her mother's warning, and strays off the path through the woods, only to meet - the big bad wolf!  The classic fairy tale, lightly adapted by Kathleen with a not so scary ending!  (Duration - 8 minutes)  An episode from Journey with Story, a storytelling podcast for kids Ages 4-8.

  • Learn how Love Inspires - Storytelling Podcast for Kids - Inventor McGregorE:70

    Feb 13 2020

    Hector McGregor lives in a higgledy-piggledy house with a cheery wife, five children, and a hen called Hattie.  He can invent just about anything that needs inventing until....he leaves his house to go and work in a laboratory in the city.  A tale to remind us the source of true inspiration is - LOVE.  Perfect story to celebrate Valentine's Day!  (Inventor McGregor was written by Kathleen T. Pelley and published in 2006 by Farrar, Straus, and Giroux.  (duration 13 minutes) An episode from Journe...more

  • Celebrate Music with this Fun Poem- Storytelling Podcast for Kids - The Ceremonial Band:E69

    Feb 06 2020

    The old King of Dorchester has his very own orchestra and his fiddles and his flutes are the finest in the land.  A fun poem by James Reeves that teaches children about the musical instruments of an orchestra. (duration - 3 minutes)  An episode from Journey with Story, a storytelling podcast for kids.

  • Discover How Turtle Tricks Crafty Coyote -Storytelling Podcast for Kids - The Coyote and the Turtle:E68

    Jan 30 2020

    A clever turtle finds himself in a pickle when he wanders too far from his home in the riverbed, but he uses his quick wits to trick the crafty coyote into solving his problem.  A fun Native American Folktale for kids.  An episode from Journey with Story, a storytelling podcast for kids.  (duration - 4 minutes)

  • Bullies Beware! Storytelling Podcast for Kids - The Three Billy Goats Gruff:E67

    Jan 23 2020

    A fun folktale from Norway about three billy goats who have to cross over a bridge where a horrid troll lurks, but Big Billy Goat knows just how to deal with bullies and teaches the terrible troll a lesson.  (duration - 6 minutes)  An episode from Journey with Story, a storytelling podcast for kids.

  • Discover who will become King of the Birds - Storytelling Podcast for Kids - The Flyng Contest:E66

    Jan 16 2020

    A South American folktale about how the birds choose who is to become their King.  An episode from Journey with Story, a storytelling podcast for kids ages 4-10.  (duration - 3minutes)

  • Celebrate Generosity with this Folktale - Storytelling Podcast for Kids- The Old Woman and the Tramp:E65

    Jan 09 2020

    A traditional folktale from Sweden about a hungry tramp who tricks a miserly old woman into sharing the contents of her pantry to make a special kind of soup. (also called -Nail Soup. ) (duration - 10 minutes)  An episode from Journey with Story, a storytelling podcast for Kids - ages 4-10

  • Laugh out Loud with this Funny Fairytale - Storytelling Podcast for Kids - The Three Wishes:E64

    Jan 02 2020

    Start the New Year with a laugh - children will chuckle to see what happens when a poor woodcutter and his wife are given three wishes from a fairy, but have a hard time making just the right wish.  An episode from Journey with Story, a storytelling podcast for kids. (duration - 6 minutes)

  • Meet a little Snowgirl- Storytelling Podcast for Kids - The Little Snowgirl:E63

    Dec 26 2019

    An old Russian fairytale about a snowball that comes to life as a little Snowgirl and sets off into the forest where she encounters some dangers, only to be rescued by a friendly dog.  (duration - 10 minutes) An episode from the storytelling podcast, Journey with Story.Ages - 4-8

  • Spread Christmas Cheer with this Folktale - Storytelling Podcast for Kids - The Little Girl and the Winter Whirlwinds:E62

    Dec 19 2019

    When the wicked Winter Witch takes control over the mountain and the surrounding villages, a kind and courageous little girl sets off to battle the Winter Whirlwinds and wake the sleeping Spring.  A Bulgarian Folktale.  (duration - 11 minutes)  An episode from Journey with Story. a storytelling podcast for kids.

  • Discover another Gift Giving Tradition - Storytelling Podcast for Kids - Baboushka:E61

    Dec 12 2019

    An old Russian legend about a lonely old woman who meets the three wise men on their way to see the new baby in Bethlehem. A lovely Christmas tale for children to learn more about another gift giving tradition at this time of year - for children ages 4-8. (Duration -5 minutes)

  • Spread Christmas Kindness with this Scottish Tale- Storytelling Podcast for Kids - The Giant King:E60

    Dec 02 2019

    In long ago Scotland, a talented young woodcarver, called, Rabbie, saves the townspeople from a  fierce giant by persuading them to treat him like a king.  Written by Kathleen T. Pelley and published by the Child Welfare League of America, this Scottish fable celebrates the power of kindness.  For children ages 4-10.  (Duration - 15 minutes)

  • Teach Gratitude with this Classic Aesop's Fable - Storytelling Podcast for Kids -Androcles and the Lion: E59

    Nov 28 2019

    In this beloved Aesop's fable, a runaway slave befriends a lion by showing him kindness and compassion, and some years later when the slave is captured by the Romans the lion shows his gratitude and loyalty to his friend.  A perfect story to celebrate Thanksgiving.  (duration - 10 minutes) An episode from Journey with Story, a storytelling podcast for kids.  

  • Celebrate Friendship with this Classic Grimm's Fable - Storytelling Podcast for Kids - The Bremen Town Musicians:E58

    Nov 21 2019

    A humorous fable from the Brothers Grimm about four aging animals who set off for the town of Bremen to become musicians, but along the way, they find a cabin in the woods with a band of robbers, and so the four friends have to work together, using their musical talents, to scare the robbers away.  A fun fable that honors teamwork and friendship. (Duration - 9 minutes) An episode from Journey with Story, a storytelling podcast for kids.

  • Teach your Kids to Speak the Truth with this Classic Fairytale - Storytelling Podcast for Kids - The Emperor's New Clothes:E57

    Nov 14 2019

    In this classic fairytale from Hans Christian Andersen, two tricksters tell a vain emperor that they can weave him the most beautiful suit of clothes that will be invisible to fools and those who are unfit for their jobs. When the suit is finished and the Emperor parades through the town to show off his "invisible" suit, it is a little child who has the courage to speak up and tell the truth. A perfect tale to spark discussions on the importance of overcoming fear and vanity to speak the truth. ...more

  • Discover the Dangers of Making False Promises -Storytelling Podcast for Kids - Rumpelstiltskin:E56

    Nov 07 2019

    In this classic fairytale from the Brothers Grimm, a poor miller's daughter is held captive by a greedy king and told to spin straw into gold - an impossible task for her, until along comes an odd little man with a secret name who agrees to help her if she will promise to give him her first born child.  A cautionary tale about the danger of making promises you cannot keep!  (duration 10 minutes) An episode from Journey with Story, a storytelling podcast for kids ages 4-8.

  • Celebrate Halloween with this old English Ghost Story - Storytelling Podcast for Kids - The Teeny Tiny Woman:E55

    Oct 31 2019

    An old English ghost story about a teeny tiny woman who finds a teeny tiny bone in a teeny tiny graveyard and brings it home.  A fun Halloween story for little ones that is just a teeny tiny bit scary!  (duration- 5 minutes) An episode from Journey with Story, a storytelling podcast for kids.

  • Enjoy this Spooky Spider Poem - Storytelling Podcast for Kids - The Spider and the Fly:E54

    Oct 24 2019

    A cunning spider lures an unsuspecting fly into his web in this slightly spooky poem by Mary Howitt that teaches children to be wary of those who try to beguile us with flattery and charm.  (Duration 5 minutes) An episode from Journey with Story, a storytelling podcast for kids.

  • Learn the Importance of Minding your Manners with this classic tale - Storytelling Podcast for Kids - The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin:E53

    Oct 17 2019

    When Nutkin, his brother, Twinkleberry and his cousins make their way to Owl Island to gather nuts, they encounter Old Brown, who does not tolerate Nutkin's impudence and teaches him the importance of minding his manners. A delightful tale from Beatrix Potter. (duration 10 minutes) An episode from Journey with Story, a storytelling podcast for kids.

  • Discover the Perils of a Broken Promise - Storytelling Podcast for Kids - The Pied Piper of Hamelin, Part 2:E52

    Oct 10 2019

    Robert Browning's famous retelling of a medieval legend about a piper who rids the town of its plague of rats, but when the selfish mayor and his council refuse to pay him his due, he exacts his revenge by luring away all the children in the town - except one.  (duration 9 minutes)  An Episode from Journey with Story, a storytelling podcast for kids, ages 8-10.

  • Discover the Perils of a Broken Promise - Storytelling Podcast for Kids - The Pied Piper of Hamelin, Part 1:E51

    Oct 03 2019

    Robert Browning's famous retelling of the medieval legend about a piper who rids the town from its plague of rats, but when the selfish mayor refuses to keep his promise and pay him his due, the piper decides to take his revenge by luring away all the children of the town....except one, who lives to tell this tale.   PART 1 (duration 9:30 minutes)  An episode from Journey with Story, a storytelling podcast for kids.

  • A Trickster Tale from West Africa- Storytelling Podcast for Kids - Anansi and Firefly:E50

    Sep 26 2019

    A traditional folktale from West Africa about Anansi, the spider, who tricks Firefly into helping him steal some eggs.  (duration - 7 minutes)

  • Teach your Kids to Tell the Truth with this Aesop's Fable - Storytelling Podcast for Kids - The Boy Who Cried Wolf:E49

    Sep 19 2019

    A classic Aesop's fable about a young shepherd boy who keeps tricking the villagers into believing he sees a wolf until one day....a wolf does come along, but now no one believes the boy.  A great way to teach your kids about what it means to "cry wolf."  (duration 8 minutes)

  • Discover How to Outwit a Crafty Fox in this classic Potter Tale - Storytelling Podcast for Kids - The Tale of Jemima Puddleduck:E48

    Sep 12 2019

    When Jemima Puddleduck is looking for a quiet place to hatch her eggs, she encounters a crafty fox who wants to lure her into his woodshed.  A classic tale by Beatrix Potter for Kids Ages 4-8.  (duration - 11 minutes)

  • Have a Laugh with this Funny Fairytale - Storytelling Podcast for Kids - Lazy Jack:E47

    Sep 05 2019

    An old English fairytale about a lazy boy who gets into all kinds of silly shenanigans when he finally has to set off into the world and do some work.  (duration - 7 minutes)

  • Teach Wisdom with this Classic Folktale - Storytelling Podcast for Kids - The Knee High Man E:46

    Aug 29 2019

    A traditional African American folktale about a tiny man who sets out to become, bigger, and fiercer, and stronger, until he meets a wise owl who persuades him to believe in his own inner strength and wits.  (duration 5 minutes)  An episode from Journey with Story, a storytelling podcast for kids.  

  • A Spritely Poem to Enchant and Delight - Storytelling Podcast for Kids - The Fairies E:45

    Aug 22 2019

    An enchanting poem by Irish poet, William Allingham, sure to delight the little ones and lull them off to sleep with sweet dreams of the fairy folk.  (duration - 3 minutes) An episode from Journey with Story, a storytelling podcast for kids.  (Abridged version)

  • The Three Little Pigs - A Fairytale - Storytelling Podcast for Kids E:44

    Aug 15 2019

    The beloved English fairytale about three little pigs who set off into the world to seek their fortunes.  One builds a house of straw, another builds a house of sticks, and the third builds a house of bricks.  When the big bad wolf comes along it is the third little pig who can save his brothers from a dreadful fate.  (duration - 7 minutes)  An episode from Journey with Story - a storytelling podcast for kids.

  • Goldilocks and the Three Bears - A Fairytale for Kids - Storytelling Podcast for Kids: E43

    Aug 08 2019

    A classic English fairytale about a little girl who goes inside a house in the woods belonging to three bears and makes herself at home until the three bears return and find her inside.  (duration - 7 minutes)  An episode from Journey with Story, a storytelling podcast for kids.

  • Solve the Riddle in this Story - Storytelling Podcast for Kids - The Tale of Three Dolls:E42

    Aug 01 2019

    When the Sultan of Iran receives a mysterious box containing a riddle about the three wooden dolls inside, he has to call on help from others in his court.  Children will enjoy seeing if they can solve this riddle themselves.  An old folktale from Iran.  (duration -7 minutes)  An episode from Journey with Story, a storytelling podcast for kids.

  • Bask in the Joy of Words with a Nonsense Poem - Storytelling Podcast for Kids - The Quangle Wangle's Hat: E41

    Jul 25 2019

    A charming, nonsense poem from Edward Lear about a curious, whimsical creature who sits on the top of a Crumpetty Tree wearing an enormous hat, and when a cavalcade of real and imaginary creatures ask to make their home with him, he gladly agrees.  (duration 4 minutes)  An episode from the storytelling podcast, Journey With Story.

  • Encourage tenacity with Aesop's Fable - Storytelling Podcast for Kids -The Tortoise and the Hare: E40

    Jul 18 2019

    A boastful Hare who is always bragging about his speed and agility challenges the slow and steady Tortoise to a race.  A beloved fable from Aesop that shows us the value of tenacity and effort.  (duration - 8 minutes) 

  • A Native American Tale - Storytelling Podcast for Kids - Leelinau - A Fairy Girl: E39

    Jul 11 2019

    A story from the Chippewa tribe about a young Indian girl who longs to meet the fairies she sees dancing on the shore of Lake Superior.  (duration - 6 minutes) An episode from the storytelling podcast, Journey With Story.

  • Celebrate the 4th of July With a Patriotic Poem - Storytelling Podcast for Kids - A Lesson from History: E38

    Jul 04 2019

    An inspirational poem that describes George Washington's famous journey across the icy Delaware river in December 1776, and encourages us to muster our own strength and determination to face life's obstacles.    Includes - A Tale for All Seasons - A short fable about Peace.  (duration - 7 minutes) An episode from Journey with Story - a storytelling podcast for children.

  • Meet a Cranky Camel in this funny Poem - Storytelling Podcast for Kids - The Camel's Complaint E:37

    Jun 27 2019

    In this light hearted poem written by Charles E. Carryl, a grouchy camel shares a litany of complaints about how all the other animals are better housed, fed, and used than he is. (duration - 3 minutes)

  • Jack and the Beanstalk - A Fairytale - Storytelling Podcast for Kids E:36

    Jun 20 2019

    When Jack trades their milking cow in exchange for some magic beans, his mother is so furious, she sends him to bed without any supper.  But overnight the magic beans grow into an enormous beanstalk that Jack climbs up right into the sky and encounters a fierce giant who has lots of treasure. An old English fairytale.  (duration - 17 minutes)

  • Celebrate Father's Day with Kipling's Words of Wisdom - Storytelling Podcast for Kids - If E:35

    Jun 13 2019

    A classic poem by English Nobel Laureate, Rudyard Kipling, written in the form of fatherly advice to the poet's son, John.  Words of wisdom for fathers to share with their children.  (duration - 4 minutes) An episode from Journey with Story, a storytelling podcast for children.

  • Enjoy Some Swashbuckling Fun with this Pirate Poem - Storytelling Podcast for Kids - The Pirate Don Durk of Dowdee E:34

    Jun 06 2019

    Children will delight in this rollicking poem by Mildred Plew Meigs, about a wicked pirate with a dagger, a cutlass, and a parrot called Pepperkin Pye, who "goes through the world with a wonderful swash!" (duration - 5 minutes)  An episode from Journey with Story, a storytelling podcast.

  • Laugh out Loud with a Nonsense Poem - Storytelling Podcast for Kids - The Adventures of Isabel:E33

    May 30 2019

    A classic nonsense poem by Ogden Nash about a little girl who remains bold and brave even when she encounters a big fierce bear and a scary mean witch.  (duration - 4 minutes) An episode from Journey with Story, a storytelling podcast for children.

  • Foster Kindness with Aesop's Fable - Storytelling Podcast for Kids - Lion and Mouse:E32

    May 23 2019

    Celebrate kindness with this beloved Aesop's fable about a Lion who allows a mouse he captures to go free, and then has his good deed rewarded years later, when the little mouse frees Lion from the hunter's net.  A classic tale which remind us, no act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted!  (duration - 6minutes)  An episode from Journey with Story, a storytelling podcast for children.

  • Enjoy this Snappy Poem about a Scary Shark - Storytelling Podcast for Kids - The Shark: E31

    May 16 2019

    A short and snappy poem for kids ages 5-10, about a scary shark by Lord Alfred Douglas. (duration 3 minutes)  An episode from Journey with Story, a storytelling podcast.

  • Celebrate Mother's Day with a Folktale - Storytelling Podcast for Kids - A Mother's Love :E30

    May 09 2019

    An old folktale from Europe, about a Mama Crow and her baby, which shows how a mother's love makes EVERY child beautiful.   A perfect tale to share with your little ones on Mother's Day!  (duration 7minutes)  An episode from Journey with Story, a storytelling podcast for kids)

  • Celebrate Mother's day with this Mama Duck and her Baby - A Fairytale - Storytelling Podcast for Kids The Ugly Duckling :E:29

    May 02 2019

    Enjoy this beloved fairytale by Hans Christian Andersen (adapted by Kathleen) about a mother duck and her baby, whom the rest of the family find very ugly, but luckily, one day the duckling finds a new family who see him in a very different light.  (duration - 12 minutes)  An episode from Journey with Story, a storytelling podcast for children ages 3-10.

  • Go on an adventure with the Flopsy Bunnies - Storytelling Podcast for Kids - The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies::E28

    Apr 25 2019

    Join Peter Rabbit and his cousin, Flopsy, whose six young rabbits are captured by Mr. McGregor, while raiding a rubbish heap of rotting vegetables. Children will enjoy hearing about the soporific effects of eating too much lettuce!  (duration - 9 minutes) An episode from Journey with Story, a storytelling podcast.

  • Celebrate Easter with a classic Fairytale -Storytelling Podcast for Kids - The Selfish Giant:E27

    Apr 18 2019

     A classic fairy tale by Oscar Wilde, about a giant who builds a huge wall around his garden to keep all the children out, but when he encounters a special little boy, the giant  is moved to change his selfish ways.  A tender tale to teach children the Easter message of love and hope and redemption. (duration -14 minutes) An Episode from Journey with Story, a storytelling podcast.

  • An Easter Folktale for Children Ages 4-10 -Storytelling Podcast for Kids - The Tale of Three Trees-E26

    Apr 11 2019

    An old folktale about three trees on a mountain top who dream about what they want to be when they are fully grown. (duration - 8 minutes) An episode from Journey with Story, a storytelling podcast.

  • Sleep Well With a Bedtime Poem - Storytelling Podcast for Kids -The Plumpuppets: E25

    Apr 04 2019

    A whimsical poem by Christopher Morley about bedtime fairies who know just how to tuck little children into bed, making them cozy and snug. (duration - 2 minutes) An episode from Journey with Story, a storytelling podcast.

  • Journey with Story - Episode 24 - The Tale of Johnny Town Mouse

    Mar 28 2019

    A town mouse and a country mouse explore each other's worlds, only to discover that they each prefer their own home.

  • Journey with Story - Episode 23 - The Wee Bannock

    Mar 21 2019

    When a wee bannock (Scottish type of scone or bread) escapes from the frying pan, he races from house to house with everyone trying to catch him.

  • Journey with Story - Episode 22 - Finbar's Wish

    Mar 14 2019

    An original tale by Kathleen T. Pelley about a talented fiddler whose music pleases the Leprechaun King  so much that he grants him a wish.

  • Journey with Story - Episode 21 - Fairy Poems

    Mar 07 2019

    Two fairy poems and an elf poem that explains the origin of the umbrella.

  • Journey with Story - Episode 20 - The Little Red Hen

    Feb 28 2019

    A little red hen finds a grain of wheat and tries to persuade all the other animals on the farm to help her plant it.

  • Journey with Story - Episode19 - The Magic Tree

    Feb 21 2019

    When a terrible drought covers the plains of Africa, the animals discover a magic tree filled with ripe, juicy fruits, but they cannot reach the fruit until they discover the name of the tree.  A retelling of a Bantu folktale.

  • Journey with Story - Episode 18 - The Tiger's Whisker

    Feb 14 2019

    A young woman uses her experience with a wild tiger to gain the love of her  new stepson.

  • Journey with Story - Episode17 - The Frog Bride

    Feb 07 2019

    When a young prince befriends an ugly toad who helps him complete the three tasks his mother has given him, he makes a surprising discovery.  A fresh take on the familiar tale of The Frog Prince.

  • Journey with Story - Episode 16 - The Jumblies

    Jan 31 2019

    A delightful nonsense poem about some colorful creatures who set out on an adventure across the sea in a....sieve.

  • Journey with Story - Episode 15 - The Boy who drew Cats

    Jan 24 2019

    A Japanese folktale, translated by Lafcadio Hearn about a boy who is obsessed with drawing cats and ends up saving the temple from a fierce goblin when the cats he draws come to life.  This slightly spooky tale is best for children aged 8-10

  • Journey with Story - Episode 14 - The Brave Little Tailor

    Jan 17 2019

    After killing seven flies in one stroke, a little tailor is inspired to set off into the world to seek his fortune.  Shortened and adapted by Kathleen from the original Grimm's fairy tale.

  • Journey with Story - Episode 13 - Wynken, Blynken, and Nod

    Jan 10 2019

    Originally titled, "Dutch Lullaby," this poem is a fantasy bedtime story about three children sailing and fishing among the stars from a boat which is a wooden shoe.

  • Journey with Story - Episode 12 - Moses

    Jan 03 2019

    When a girl discovers a stray dog beside a river, she calls him Moses, takes him home and they become the best of friends, until....one day the girl rescues another stray - a little gray kitten, which causes Moses to become very jealous.  A gentle story about love and friendship - originally published in Hopscotch magazine.

  • Journey with Story - Episode 11 - The Pobble Who Has No Toes

    Dec 27 2018

    A delightful nonsense poem by Edward Lear about a made-up creature called a Pobble and how he happens to lose his toes.

  • Journey With Story - Episode 10 - 'Twas the Night before Christmas

    Dec 22 2018

    The beloved Christmas poem by Clement Clarke Moore also called A Visit from Saint Nicholas.

  • Journey With Story - Episode 9 - The Elves and The Shoemaker

    Dec 17 2018

    A Christmas fairy tale from the Brothers Grimm about a poor shoemaker who receives help from a pair of kind and clever elves.  

  • Journey With Story - Episode 8- Why The Evergreen Trees Keep Their Leaves

    Dec 10 2018

    An old Christmas Fairy Tale that explains why the leaves of the spruce, pine, and juniper trees area always green.

  • Journey with Story - Episode 7 -How Anansi Became Keeper of all Stories

    Dec 03 2018

    A tale from Africa about a famous trickster called Anansi who takes the shape of a spider.

  • Journey with Story - Episode 6 -The Tale of Peter Rabbit

    Nov 24 2018

    Written by Beatrix Potter, The Tale of Peter Rabbit is about a brave, but somewhat naughty bunny, who disobeys his mother by venturing into Mr. McGregor's garden, where he narrowly escapes danger.

  • Journey with Story - Episode 5 -The King has Horses Ears

    Nov 17 2018

    Long ago in Ireland, there once was a king who had horse's ears. He manages to keep his misfortune a secret by growing his hair long and only having it cut once a year by a barber, who was then put to death.  But, when a poor widow's son is chosen to be his new barber, the King agrees to let him live, provided he never tell a living soul what he has seen.

  • Journey with Story - Episode 4-Fair Brown and Trembling

    Oct 11 2018

    Every Sunday, poor Trembling is left alone to clean and cook, while her two sisters, Fair and Brown, go off to church wearing their finest clothes.  But when an old henwife pays her a visit, Trembling finds herself wearing a dazzling dress and riding off to church on a milk white mare.  Now all the men, from the king to the poorest beggar want to meet her.

  • Journey with Story -Episode 3-The Tale of Custard the Dragon

    Oct 11 2018

    A humorous poem by Ogden Nash about a little girl called Belinda who lives in a little white house with a black kitten, a gray mouse, a little yellow dog, a little red wagon and a little pet dragon.

  • Journey with Story - Episode 2 -How the Camel Got His Hump

    Oct 11 2018

    A classic tale by Rudyard Kipling, set in long ago Arabia that explains how the camel got his hump.

  • Journey with Story - Episode 1 - Maggie the Farmer's Daughter

    Oct 11 2018

    Originally published in Cricket Magazine, and written by Kathleen T. Pelley, this is the story of a young girl who uses her gift of storytelling to make a long road short and a king's heart sing.

  • Journey with Story- Episode Zero

    Oct 08 2018

    Scottish author and storyteller, Kathleen T.  Pelley, shares a sample of her storytelling podcast for ages 4-10.