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Waiting for Santa 🎅 written by M.E.Ryan

Why is Santa Claus also called Chris Kringle and Saint Nick? How does he get to all of the houses in one night? What are the laws of physics regarding reindeer flight? These are just some of the questions Timmy is going to get answered, by hiding under the Christmas tree and sneaking into Santa's bag of toys. But when his house is the LAST house he visits that year, Timmy is accidentally (or maybe not) brought to the North Pole. There he discovers that all of the elves in Santa's Workshop...


Magical Marlow’s Marvellous Mutt Munchies 🐶 written by Jess Judd

Lilly and Dean love their dog, David. Lilly enjoys looking after him and feeding him, even if it isn't a very exciting job. At least it wasn't, until one day when Lilly found a special bag of dog food in the cupboard. What happens when she feeds it to David? This story is appropriate for children aged 4-12. 🐶


Forest School 🌲🌲🌲 written by Hannah Erikson

Luna and Geo escape into the forest behind their Aunt’s house. They already knew the forest was a magical place, but then they find the treehouse… just sitting there. This story is recommended for children ages 5+


Ghost Cave 👻 written by Jess Judd

Ethern is a ghost. He lives in a cave. But he’s not a scary ghost, and his cave isn’t a scary cave. Ethern loves jokes, and all he wants to do is tell people his jokes. It doesn’t always go very well, however. Poor Ethern. Will he ever find someone who will stay and listen to his jokes? This story is appropriate for children aged 5 - 10.


Bobs' & Tweets Trick-or-Treat 🎃 written by Pepper Springfield

Lou Tweet and Dean Bob can't wait to go trick-or-treating on Bonefish Street on Halloween. This year, they're entering the Best Halloween Block contest, which means they need to visit every house and mark down each delicious treat that they receive.


Chloë’s Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 written by Jess Judd

Chloë lives in Newbury, England. Every night she looks out her window at her five stars. But one night, there are only four stars in the sky. Her daddy tells her it’s just behind a cloud, but Chloë knows better. She knows that something is wrong with one of her stars. But she could never have imagined that she would be the only one who could get it shining again. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 This story is suitable for children ages 4+


Waldo Rescues Gerald 🚁 written by Nigel Blaikie

Waldo is a helicopter pilot who loves to help out. He has all sorts of amazing adventures! In this story Waldo is called upon to help a trapped zoo truck taking a giraffe to see the beach for his very first time. Gerald the giraffe is disappointed he won’t get to visit the beach as planned, but when Waldo offers to take him for a helicopter ride instead things start to look up! 🚁🦒 This story is suitable for children aged 3+


The Stone Goblins of Norden ⛰️ written by Jess Judd

A big thank you to Kenton, who requested this story last year. It has taken a little while to write, but I LOVE it and I really hope you do too xo - Jess Wilhelm lives at the base of the largest mountain in the land. When the sun is shining, he likes to play and go to school, or visit his papa who works up in the mines in the mountain. But! As soon as the sun starts to cast shadows across the land, Wilhelm and all the other people who live in his village must hurry back into their homes. If...


The Flying Adventures of Lizzy Lizard 🦎 written by Angela Ferrari

This week we invite guest narrator Angela Ferrari from Story Spectacular to bring us a story. 🦎 Lizzie the lizard wants to be a flying lizard and discover new places, when she grows up. But her parents tell her lizards can’t fly and that she should be a fruit gatherer just like them. Lizzie isn’t ready to accept that. “I am going to become the first flying lizard! Just you wait and see!" she tells them. As it turns out, Lizzie might just get her wish after all, thanks to an unexpected...


Alec and the Stream of Words and Ideas 👦🏽🏞️ written by Stuart Baum

Alec finds a new stream. Instead of fish, though, this stream contains words and ideas, which Alec tries to catch. Meant to be read aloud, this visual story is a whimsical addition to the world of Alec and other "Stuart" stories. This story is appropriate for children aged 5 - 10. ©2011 Stuart B Baum and


A Boy and His Toys 👦🏽🏍️🚂 written by Betty Yang

Barry loves playing with his toys, but he just doesn’t look after them properly. His bedroom is very messy and his poor toys are all broken with parts missing. One day his toys decide that they have had enough. They must get the message to Barry that he needs to look after them better. So, they make a plan to talk with him... in his dream! 🛌 💤 This story is suitable for children ages 3+ Contact the author, Betty Yang, via WeChat ID: emayang2005


Waiting at the Bus Stop 🚏🚌 written by Ryan Cartwright

What superpower would you most like to have? That is the discussion that three friends have while they wait at the bus stop one rainy day after school. Let’s see what they choose…. 🚏🚌 This story is suitable for children ages 7-12.


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...


Buffy Bunny’s New Zealand Adventure 🐰🇳🇿 written by Jess Judd

Buffy Bunny has ended up in New Zealand! Check in with him as he writes a postcard to his friends and tells them about all the fun things he has been doing. 🐰🇳🇿 This story is suitable for children aged 4 - 10.


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...


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