Storynory is the first and most loved story podcast. We’ve been around since 2005 and kids have grown up with us. We are both educational and entertaining. We offer a mixture of original stories and myths from around the world. All our stories are brilliantly read by professional actors. So listen in – and enjoy our audio!
Here's the Latest Episode from Storynory – Stories for Kids:
Storynory Competition! Win a signed copy of Bertie's new book, Undercover Robot. "If there was a super-intelligent and life-like robot in your class at school, what do you think would be the tell-tale sign that he/she was not human?" Send us your answer in a couple of sentences to @storynory on Twitter/FB or firstname.lastname@example.org by August 7th 2020. Get thinking!
This classic Storynory read by Natasha has be restored with music and sound effects. Sadie the Swan, who lives on the pond with Bertie, has been dying to know just how Bertie and Beatrice met and fell in love. We now reveal the secret of how Bertie fought a Welsh dragon to win the hand of Beatrice.
A new book by Bertie and his friend David Edmonds! If super-high-tech android Dotty can spend a year passing as a twelve-year-old schoolgirl, she could win a multi-million-pound prize. It's available now on amazon.co.uk! David and Bertie explain what it's all about.
Herodotus tells us that ancient Egyptians worshiped cows and bulls. How and why did they do that? Bertie investigates...
Fall asleep to a a soothing Lulla-lulla-lullaby sung by Jana
Gilgamesh has travelled across the world in search of immortality. Finally he picks a plant from the bottom of the ocean that gives everlasting youth - but a thief is not far away.
A delightful poem to celebrate the start of May written by the Canadian poet, Bliss Carman, and read by Jana in honour of her mother whose birthday is May 1st.
Was Uncle Jeff ever a spy? The kids and mum have their suspicions. In this second part of our spy story, Uncle Jeff reveals the truth about his trip to Moscow in his youth.
Suspense and intrigue with Storynory's Wicked Uncle Jeff. The family are convinced that he is secretly a spy. The first of two parts... the second part coming very soon !
Dedicated to Henry in New York City.
The idea for this story was inspired by Richard's own electric Skateboard - and you can see him riding his skateboard and reciting poetry on his YouTube channel, <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCX9AFktmYu9Q5rycs8lEuyg">YouTube channel, Sk8oetry</a>
Don't Worry Little Crab by Chris Haughton. Little Crab and Very Big Crab live in a tiny rock pool near the sea. Today they’re going for a dip in the big ocean. “This is going to be so great,” says Little Crab, splish-splashing and squelch-squelching along, all the way to the very edge. Then comes a first glance down at the waves. WHOOSH! Maybe it’s better if they don’t go in? A Storynory Picture Book Recommendation Sponsored by Candlewick Press
When Theo the monkey tastes chocolate for the first time, he goes crazy for it. He breaks out of the zoo and goes on smash and grab raids across the town. Will there be any chocolate left for Easter?
This chocolate-crazed story should get you in the mood for an Easter-egg hunt. Look out for a surprise-guest appearance from a famous fluffy animal dear to the hearts of chocolate-lovers everywhere.
We've remixed this classic Storynory with new music and sound FX
A haunting and rather different version of the famous french song. You haven't heard it quite like this before!
Herodotus tells about Crocodiles, Hippos, flying snakes, the Ibis, and the Phoenix
Dedicated to Miller David in NY
Richard's Sk8oetry YouTube Channel
By Thomas Nash
Spring, the sweet spring, is the year’s pleasant king,
Then blooms each thing, then maids dance in a ring,
Cold doth not sting, the pretty birds do sing:
Cuckoo, jug-jug, pu-we, to-witta-woo!
The palm and may make country houses gay,
Lambs frisk and play, the shepherds pipe all day,
And we hear aye birds tune this merry lay:
Cuckoo, jug-jug, pu-we, to-witta-woo!
The fields breathe sweet, the daisies kiss our feet,
Young lovers meet, old wives a-sunning sit,
In every street these tunes our ears do greet:
Cuckoo, jug-jug, pu-we, to witta-woo!
Spring, the sweet spring!
Gilgamesh is searching for the secret of Immortality. He visits Utnapishtim the Far Away who tells him how he survived the Great Flood when the gods decided to destroy humankind.
A fiery, catty, fairy tale about a sweet girl who goes to live in a mansion once owned by a princess, and now owned by a commune of cats. The mysterious cat comrade Gatsby is in charge - but who is he really? And how will our heroine, Lizzie fair when she works for the cats?
The Space Programme is a brand new radio drama from the UK's children's radio station, Fun Kids. Listen to it wherever you get your podcasts and hear it first, 4:30pm every Friday on Fun Kids.
An early katie story - reissued for your enjoyment. Katie has twice as much school work to do as all the other kids. She has to learn loads and loads of magic spells, as well as her written spelling, arithmetic, geography, french and history. She finds that it’s ever so tempting just to use a little bit of magic in her ordinary school exams. And that’s when her trouble begins.
We solve the mystery of the puzzling appearance of another Astropup in the teletransporter.
Professor Perfect invites Astropup to visit the Cosmic Academy and see an incredible invention in action.
A soaring poem by Robert Loius Stevenson that captures the joy of childhood.
King Gilgamesh is stricken with grief by the death of his friend, Enkidu. He sets out on a journey to find the secret of immortality, and has to pass through a passage guarded by a man with the body of a scorpion.
Jana finds out how young people can live a healthy lifestyle and keep fit safely - with Rodney Kenteby, personal fitness trainer, who gives us lots of sensible advice.
It's going to be a candle-lit Christmas for Jake and his family, because the electricity is not working. How will they cook Christmas Dinner? Jake's, best friend, a magical crow called Birdy has an idea.
Jana sings the mysterious Moon Song, based on the poem by Robert Louis Stevenson (read recently by Richard) with original music by Bertie.
An atmospheric nightime poem by Robert Louis Stevenson who also wrote Treasure Island.
The epic from Mesopotamia continues. Gilgamesh refuses to marry the goddess Ishtar. She seeks revenge by sending the Bull of Heaven to trample Gilgamesh and his friend Enkidu.
Gilgamesh, king of Urkuk, and his adopted brother, the wildman Enkidu, travel to Lebanon to fight the dragon, Humbaba. Adapted from the myth from ancient Mesopotamia.
This is one of the oldest stories in the world. It’s hero is a great king, warrior, and strongman called Gilgamesh who wanted to discover the secret of immortality, or living forever. He formed a strong bond with wildman called Enkidu.
Six Honest Serving Men is a short poem by Rudyard Kipling. It's a little puzzling and we wonder what it means. What do you think?
An EXTRA SPOOKY episode. History meets Halloween at Hampton Court when Jana goes on a Ghost tour of King Henry VIII's Palace and hears some very spooky stories.
Jake's best friend is a crow called Birdy who can talk - but nobody else in Jake's life has heard Birdy speak. Some seagulls have nested on Jake's roof and are bothering the workmen on the roof. Birdy comes to help
More winners from our Pet Writing competition with stories from all over the world about your very special pets.
Our latest writing competition results are in !
Thank you to EVERYONE who sent us a story. They were all wonderful, and as ever, it was very hard to pick the winners. Jana presents Four winning stories in our Pet Writing Competition But that's not all ! Three more winning entries will follow shortly.
In this first batch we have four lovely stories by
And we will be back soon with three more !
Dad (Nigel) and the Kids go on Holiday to the Red Sea. Back home, cousin Jenny has come to stay with Grandma. Dad's holiday relaxation soon disappears into the African Sky as he starts to receive annoying text messages. Read by Richard for Storynory and written by Bertie.
This amusing story by the Brothers Grimm is about four farm animals who believe they can earn a good living as musicians. But it isn't really by the sweetness of their barking, braying, mewing, and cockle-doodle-doing that gets their supper. Read by Natasha. Visit Storynory https://www.storynory.com/the-town-musicians-of-breman/ . for the full text and original pictures by Bertie.
Herodotus visited Egypt and devoted the Second Book of his Histories to its wonders. He called Egypt the "Gift of the Nile" and looked at varios theories about where its true source was, and why it flooded its banks every year.
Writing Competition ! Send us your TRUE story about your very Special Pet by 22nd September. Entrants must be 16 years or younger - mum and dad can help with spelling, typing and grammar. Include a photo or drawing of your pet if you can. We will choose 5 stories and read them out on Storynory ! Send to email@example.com.
Competition Groove by Jana and Bertie !
A boy makes friends with a white horse who has a very special talent - she can talk !
A story from ancient Indian in which A crow makes friends with three animals who are very different from himself and together they fend off dangers.
Jana and Sophie talk to Anita Mitchell about her two show dogs (and much adored pets), Dolly and Mabel - a pair of gorgeous West Highland White Terriers who show at Crufts, the world's biggest dog show.
A crafty old mountain tiger in Korea is caught in a trap. He is rescued by a buddhist monk. How does he show his gratitude?
A laser gun fight on the moon breaks out after Luna's pet, Mr Muggles, runs off to join the cat people. We continue adventure featuring Astropup, the Parrot, and Marlow who have taken a passenger on board, a teenage girl called Luna.
A new adventure featuring Astropup who travels in space with a super-brainy Parrot and a human called Marlow. In this story (which comes in two parts) the three friends go into business offering tours in space .The first customer is a girl called Luna who wants to walk on the moon on her 16th birthday. The trouble begins when she brings along her pet cat, Mr Muggles. Read by Richard Scott in the voice of Astropup and written by Bertie with Luna's voice by Jana. Lots of original sound effects on music. Full text at https:///wwww.storynory.com
The crane, an elegant and beautiful bird, is considered to be auspicious in Japan. In this story, a poor farmer receives good fortune after he rescues a wounded crane. But unfortunately his curiosity gets the better of him, and his luck does not hold out. It's a short, rather sad, but beautiful story.
A rocky version of the most famous song ever sung.
A tale by Aesop with a story, a poem, and a song. The moral is "Look before you leap!"
We continue our Love Story in Space. The Parrot and Astropup have plucked a red rose from the Planet of the Cows for the Parrot to give to his beloved, Polly. Unfortunately the bulls who guard the sacred rose have a very blustery response.
A love story set in space, told by Astropup. The parrot plucks a sacred rose on a distant planet to give to his beloved Polly, and trouble breaks loose.