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The Snack Captain ⚽ written by EJ Schonauer
It’s Ruby’s turn to be the snack captain for her soccer team, and she takes her duties seriously. So, when she proudly opens the lid of the snack container to her teammates, only to see them back away in disgust, she is shocked! 😮 Who is responsible for this half-time disaster? Ruby thinks she’s knows, and she is ready to give him a piece of her mind! A fun and lighthearted short story, highlighting the joy that can come from finding humour in our mistakes. ⚽️😖 This story is suitable for children aged 5-12. EJ Schonauer is actually a writing team made up of identical twins Erin K. Schonauer and Jamie C. Schonauer. Isn’t that cool?! Find out more about this talented duo and their writing over at: http://www.twinpens.com
Matariki 🇳🇿 written by Melanie Drewery
‘Tonight we have to go to bed really early,’ said Mum. 'Tomorrow morning we are going to have a surprise.' But what event would be so special to get you up in the middle of a cold New Zealand winter? The star cluster Matariki is rising and the Māori New Year is on its way! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ A story in which a family celebrate Matariki and talk about what it means to different people. This story is for children ages 3+ Written by Melanie Drewery and published by Penguin Group (NZ) in 2003.
The Elephant Upstairs 🐘 written by Jess Judd
Luke lives in apartment 305 with his mum, his dad, and his new baby sister. One day, they start hearing loud noises coming from the upstairs apartment. These noises become a problem, as they keep waking up his baby sister. Luke decides he needs to do something about it, but he could never have guessed who, or what, he would find in apartment 405. 🐘 This story is appropriate for children aged 4 - 10. This story was inspired by Rob, the creator of Bedtime FM, and his difficulty recording a story thanks to some noisy people upstairs.
The Upstairs Cat 🐾 written by Jaimi Ilama
A narrative poem about a cat whose life is turned upside down after her favorite human goes away. Choosing not to remain alone in her room upstairs, she bravely faces her fears and discovers an exciting new world. 🌎🐈🐾
There’s a Pony in the Coal Shed! 🐴 written by Ellena Ashley
Everyday Rosie would ask her parents for a pony, and everyday they would reply, “No, Rosie, don’t be silly. Where on earth would we find a pony?” Then one amazing day, something happened. The circus was leaving town. Its lively procession bustled right past Rosie’s house, leaving something very special in its wake! Had Rosie’s wish finally come true?! Listen to find out! 👧🏻🎪🐴 This story is suitable for children aged 3-10
Buffy Bunny Goes to Easter Island written by Jess Judd
"Too much drama!" Buffy thought to himself. The last few holidays had been much too exciting, Buffy wanted to spend this Easter somewhere quieter where he couldn’t get into any trouble. Easter Island sounded like the perfect place to celebrate Easter. Surely he couldn’t get into any trouble on an island dedicated to Easter….could he? 🐰🗿 This story is suitable for children ages 4 - 10.
Hero of the Mountain ⛰️🦊 written by Ivan Parvov
The big contest, “Hero of the Mountain” is tomorrow. The small fox Bubu wants to see it at any cost but on the way he meets so many animals in trouble. Will Bubu arrive on time for the contest and what it really takes to be a true hero?⛰️🦊 This story is for children ages 4 - 10
The Dragon Rock 🐲 written by Ellena Ashley
🐉 Once Upon A Time, there was a town that had, in its best-loved spot, a large, long, scaly rock that looked amazingly similar to a sleeping dragon. Along with this dragon-shaped rock came a tale: ‘In times of trouble, the dragon will wake, and free the village, by making a lake’. Well, trouble did come to that town, in the form of one very, very hot and dry summer. The townsfolk were desperate for rain, but it just did not come. Would the tale about the dragon prove to be true? Would it wake and save them from this drought, or was it just a made-up story? Listen to this exciting short story by Ellena Ashley to find out!🐉 This story is suitable for children aged 4-12
Buffy Bunny and the Big Christmas Mix-up written by Jess Judd
Buffy Bunny is back and this time there's been a big Christmas mix-up. Buffy accidentally sets Christmas on a slippery slope, one that means his friends may not get the presents they wanted for Christmas, that is if they get any presents at all! Will Buffy be able to help Santa? You'll have to listen and find out. Happy holidays everyone! Thank you for listening to Story Time this year, we so appreciate your support. Enjoy your holidays and we will see you in the New Year. 🎅🎄🎁🐰
Billy the Bathtub Helps Santa written by Sheila Toews
Do you remember Billy the Bathtub? The special bathtub who can move his feet and likes to play with his friends in the park? Do you remember that Billy lives in a big old house in Winnipeg, Canada? Now, Winnipeg isn't too far from the North Pole (as sleighs and reindeer fly), and we all know who lives at the North Pole, don't we? Would you like to hear about the time Billy the Bathtub helped Santa? You would?!? Then this story is for you! This story is suitable for children ages 4 to 10 years old. Merry Christmas everyone 🎅🎄🎁🛁
Miranda’s Christmas Visitor written by Paul D. Race
Miranda was an inside cat and didn't get to do many of the outside things that cats like to do. Christmas time, however, was special because it was the only time she got to be around a real tree in the house. The Christmas in this story turned out to be extra special when a surprise visitor hid in the tree! A short story suitable for young children aged 2-5 years old Happy holidays everybody! 🎄⭐️⛄️🎁😊
Bill Bowerbird and the Unbearable Backache written by Tyler Clark Burke
Bill has a terrible, unbearable, lousy beak-ache. He also happens to be a bowerbird🐦: a type of bird that collects scraps to create elaborate colour-sorted nests. Bill turns to his friends; zebra, frog🐸, yak, and others for objects that might help alleviate his ache. Will they be able to help him? If not, what will? This fun, wacky story is told in playful cadence with rhyme and refrain. A riot of a tale, it also offers some wisdom on getting through tough times with patience, and a little help from your friends. This story is suitable for children ages 3-7
Chester and the Travelling Toilet written by Jess Judd
Chester’s parents have just made him move house🏡 and he is not very happy about it😠. Whilst sulking about the situation, he makes an amazing discovery in the most unexpected place…..his toilet🚽! This story is suitable for ages 4-10.
'Twas Halloween Night written by Rachael Ruley
‘Twas Halloween Night, is all about the fun you can have on Halloween. Twas Halloween Night and all through the town, The children were jumping all up and down…’ It's a Halloween like any other, until one trick-or-treater spots a very surprising visitor! This poem is suitable for Halloween-lovers of all ages. 🎧 🎃 👻
Midnight O'Clock written by Nathan Oser
Happy Halloween! We have a special Halloween episode for you! Midnight O’Clock, is all about what your imagination might dream up when you’re awake at midnight. This story is suitable for children aged 6-13.
Not Right Now Emily written by Jess Judd
Emily’s mummy and daddy have just brought home her new baby sister. Emily is so excited to help, but all she keeps hearing is “Not right now Emily”. Poor Emily, isn’t there anything she can do to help her baby sister? This story is suitable for ages 4-10.
Emma and the Magic Bubble Machine written by Brian Chambers
Emma is spending the weekend with her grandparents, but they are not really sure how to entertain her. When her Grandad pulls out an old bubble machine for her to play with, things start to get exciting, a little too exciting. Will Emma ever see her grandparents again? This story is suitable for ages 4-8.
The Chair on the Top of the World written by Stuart Baum
Tomas set out on an adventure to look down from the top of the world. He meets a unicorn, a pair of graham-cracker eating dragons, and lots of small (and hungry) birds. But where is the chair on the top of the world? And what’s does the top of the world have to do with a marble? A story suitable for 4–12 year old kids.
In the Open Sea written by Ivan Parvov
When Bubu finds a bottle in the sea with a call for help inside it is clear for everyone – a new adventure awaits. And this time he is not alone – his friends Oskar and Rico are coming with him. What lies ahead? Fearful sharks…a powerful storm…a sinking ship…and a new friendship. One thing is for sure – no one will remain dry in this amazing sea quest. This children's story is suitable for kids aged 4-15 years old.
Poppy and the Magic Pen written by Hannah Erickson
Poppy has moved to a new town and hasn't yet made any friends. She misses her old life. Things start looking up, however, when she finds a curious golden pen in the woods outside her new home; for this is no normal pen, it's a 'spentaculous pen', and it's magic! This story is suitable for children aged 3-10
A Longish Tale written by Michael Ryan
Medward the marmoset was unlike any other marmoset that had ever lived. This was because Medward had a very, very long tail. Some days Medward hated his elongated tail. It got in the way and would stop him doing things. Other times however, it came in quite handy, and in this particular story, turned out to be a lifesaver! Sometimes, being different isn't so bad after all. Bed time story suitable for kids ages 5-12
Ug the Thug written by Kenneth Steven
Ug the Thug was nasty, and no-body liked him. One night, Ug finally realises how lonely it is when everyone is frightened of you. Is it possible for him to change his ways and make friends with people? Bed time story suitable for kids ages 2-8
Buffy Bunny and the Easter Emergency written by Jess Judd and Chanel Tsang
It’s Easter and the Easter Bunny is sick and cannot deliver all the Easter eggs! Luckily, his cousin Buffy Bunny volunteers to help and finds that being the Easter Bunny isn’t as easy as he thought. A children's bedtime story suitable for ages 4-10 years old
Billy the Bathtub Goes to the Park written by Sheila Toews
One day when Billy the Bathtub was feeling sad about being stuck inside while the children played outside in the park, he realised that there was actually something he could do to feel better. This was because Billy the Bathtub had a secret he could move his feet! Join Billy the Bathtub on his exciting adventure out of the house! Bed time story suitable for children ages 4 to 10 years old.
Elsie Meets a Witch written by Jess Judd
Elsie and Arthur often go down the crooked path, into the old wood behind their little house. However one day, they come across an evil, old witch who lives deep in the woods. Will Elsie be brave enough, clever enough, and kind enough to save her brother from the witch? This story is suitable for children aged 3-8
Buffy Bunny can't Cook written by Chanel Tsang
Cooking can be hard, especially if you’re a bunny! Buffy Bunny wants to make his friends the perfect dinner, but he keeps having problems following the recipe. Luckily he has good friends to help him through and to remind him of his other talents! This story is suitable for children aged 2 – 8 years old.
Peewee and the Roo written by Murray Rutledge
It had started out like any other night for Peewee the Kiwi and his mates; scratching for bugs under the moonlight and calling out to one another across the bush. This particular night, however, they were to get the surprise of their lives. A kangaroo was hiding in the bush! What's more, he was lost and upset. He wanted to go home. Peewee and his mates knew they must help him but how? Suitable fo children aged between 3 – 8 years old.
It's Amma's Birthday Tomorrow written by Janaki Sooriyarachchi
It’s Nikini’s mom’s birthday tomorrow, and she is sad that she doesn’t have a present ready for her mom. She loves her mom and wants to give her something special. So she searches high and low for the perfect gift, but what is the perfect gift? Something big? Beautiful? Precious? Nikini isn’t sure but luckily she has her friends the firefly, a mynah bird, rabbit, and a spider to help her! This story suitable for children of ages 4 – 9 years old
Can You Just Imagine That? written by Ilyhana Kate Kennedy
A delightful story about the beauty and power of the imagination with the underlying message that if you really devote yourself to your dreams, perhaps they might just come true. Suitable for children aged 4 to 10 years old
‘Little Suzi’ and the Cat-tastrophe written by 'Pop' Johnson
Another story about Little Suzi. In this one, she gets a new cat. Sadly loses it a few days later, so the search begins to find the lost kitten.
The Best Christmas Gift written by Ivan Parvov
It’s Christmas Eve and Bubu the small fox is excited about what gifts Santa might bring. Little does he know that he will soon be needed to help deliver Santa’s presents. A short story suitable for toddlers and young children, aged 2-5
The Snowball written by Chanel Tsang
New house, new school, new friends. A lot is changing in six-year-old Henry's life and he doesn't like it. A Christmas bedtime story suitable for children aged 4–13 years old.
Best Christmas Ever written by Jess Judd
Why didn’t his friend seem excited about Christmas and all the toys he would get? Was everything with Tom okay? A Christmas bedtime story suitable for children aged 5–13 years old.
Dazzling Dinosaurs written by Maureen Sudlow
Don't ever let anyone try to tell you libraries are boring places! A short story suitable for young children aged 3–8 years old.
Spiders in Space written by Joan Lennon
Two spiders are looking for a new home in the great beyond, and find a place called House This story is suitable for children aged 3 – 7 years old
King Leo Needs a Rest written by Gillian Rogerson
King Leo is so tired looking after all the jungle animals. He decides to go away for a little break at the jungle hotel. This story is suitable for children aged 2 – 7 years old
Old Bear's Bedtime Stories: Teddy No-Nose and the Black Button written by Jane Hissey
The beloved toys from Jane Hissey’s Old Bear's series help Teddy No-Nose to find his nose and feel better about himself. A short story suitable for children aged 4–12 years old.
Unforeseen Adventures and Hidden Treasures written by Antje Hergt
Bored, Lizzy ventures into her step-father's study after being warned not. This very special and magical room holds a secret, but what will she discover? A short story suitable for children aged 6–12 years old.
‘Little Suzi’ and the Piano Lesson written by 'Pop' Johnson
Another story about Little Suzi. In this one, she is shocked by her teacher's reaction during her lesson. A short story suitable for young children aged 2–8 years old.
Pirate Redhanky Meets a Shark written by Joanne Cock
Naughty Pirate Redhanky meets his match and vows to live a good life from now on. A short story suitable for young children aged 2–8 years old.
The Giant Who Cried Waterfalls written by Stuart Baum
Bonnie goes on a quest, after she finds the truth about the origin of the village waterfalls. A short story suitable for young children aged 6 years old to teenagers 15 years old.
Katie, The Ghost Hunter written by Gemma Wood
Ben is in a foul mood and to cheer him up Katie offers to find a ghost. Will they find one? A short story suitable for toddlers, preschoolers, and children aged 5 years old to 12 years old.
Twinkle Toes written by Angela Adame
Annabelle just loves to dance, and nothing is going to stop her from being amazing. A short story suitable for toddlers, preschoolers, and children aged 2 years old to 8 years old.
Katya and the Crow written by Harris Tobias
Katya is a village girl who can speak to animals. But one day she meets a group of crows who, though magic help her to help a young man.
The Lost Shoe written by Angela Adame
Mikey looses his shoe every morning. This must be a job for detective Mikey to solve A short story suitable for toddlers, preschoolers, and children aged 2 years old to 6 years old.
Dancing Aries written by Chelsea Makela
A girl and her Tennessee Trottin' horse and their dancing competition. A short story suitable for toddlers, preschoolers, and children aged 4 years old to 8 years old.
Morg written by Clare Reddaway
A young girl surprises the village by braving the woods alone and returning home with a prize. A longer story suitable for children and teenagers aged 10 years old to 15 years old.
What Are You? written by ‘Pop’ Johnson
A simple tale about a strange creature that asks the other creatures of the pond "What am I?" A short story suitable for toddlers and young children aged 2-5 years old.
Follow the Wind written by Joan Lennon
Petra is proud owner of a magic pipe and she needs to help the trees regain their voice when the wind goes missing. A short story suitable for young children and tweenagers aged 5-15 years old.
There’s a Crocodile in Our Pickle Jar written by Artie Knapp
A young boy named Alex refuses to eat his pea carrots and broccoli. Strange things begin to happen after he is sent to bed early with no dessert. A short story suitable for toddlers and young children aged 2-12 years old.