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Bedtime Stories with R.A. Spratt

Kids & Family Podcasts

This is a weekly podcast of funny stories for kids. There are side-splitting versions of my own fractured fairy tales. Also short stories from some of my best-selling books, featuring characters from 'The Adventures of Nanny Piggins' and 'Friday Barnes, Girl Detective'. The stories are perfect for bedtime, long car rides or even if you're just stuck waiting a really long time at the doctor's office. They're written for 7-11 year olds but these are tales the whole family can enjoy. The silliness is ageless. I hope you enjoy listening to this as much as I enjoy recording it. After years of being a children's author, typing away in my office with only my goldfish for company, I was bursting to tell my stories out-loud and with lots of silly voices! So please - sit back, get comfy and enjoy some amazing, some silly and some just plain ludicous tales direct from my imagination to you.

This is a weekly podcast of funny stories for kids. There are side-splitting versions of my own fractured fairy tales. Also short stories from some of my best-selling books, featuring characters from 'The Adventures of Nanny Piggins' and 'Friday Barnes, Girl Detective'. The stories are perfect for bedtime, long car rides or even if you're just stuck waiting a really long time at the doctor's office. They're written for 7-11 year olds but these are tales the whole family can enjoy. The silliness is ageless. I hope you enjoy listening to this as much as I enjoy recording it. After years of being a children's author, typing away in my office with only my goldfish for company, I was bursting to tell my stories out-loud and with lots of silly voices! So please - sit back, get comfy and enjoy some amazing, some silly and some just plain ludicous tales direct from my imagination to you.

Location:

Australia

Description:

This is a weekly podcast of funny stories for kids. There are side-splitting versions of my own fractured fairy tales. Also short stories from some of my best-selling books, featuring characters from 'The Adventures of Nanny Piggins' and 'Friday Barnes, Girl Detective'. The stories are perfect for bedtime, long car rides or even if you're just stuck waiting a really long time at the doctor's office. They're written for 7-11 year olds but these are tales the whole family can enjoy. The silliness is ageless. I hope you enjoy listening to this as much as I enjoy recording it. After years of being a children's author, typing away in my office with only my goldfish for company, I was bursting to tell my stories out-loud and with lots of silly voices! So please - sit back, get comfy and enjoy some amazing, some silly and some just plain ludicous tales direct from my imagination to you.

Twitter:

@raspratt

Language:

English

Contact:

61413487819


Episodes

Friday Barnes and the Case of the Stolen Diamond

1/26/2021
The promote the release of the audio book of 'Friday Barnes 1, Girl Detective' on 2nd February 2021, I have recorded this mini-mystery from that book. It is the first case Friday ever solved. Support the show (https://www.awin1.com/cread.php?awinmid=5478&awinaffid=714853&clickref=podcast+link1&ued=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bookdepository.com%2Fauthor%2FR-A-Spratt)

Duration:00:20:35

'The Bramwell Who Cried Wolf' told by Nanny Piggins

1/19/2021
Nanny Piggins tells story of the time her no good brother, Bramwell, got a job as a night shepherd. It did not go well for him, the sheep or the townspeople. Support the show (https://www.awin1.com/cread.php?awinmid=5478&awinaffid=714853&clickref=podcast+link1&ued=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bookdepository.com%2Fauthor%2FR-A-Spratt)

Duration:00:17:09

'Snow Pig' told by Nanny Piggins

1/12/2021
While caught sheltering in a bus stop during a rain storm, Nanny Piggins regales the children with the story of a distant yet staggeringly beautiful relative of hers - Snow Pig and her much maligned stepmother. Support the show (https://www.awin1.com/cread.php?awinmid=5478&awinaffid=714853&clickref=podcast+link1&ued=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bookdepository.com%2Fauthor%2FR-A-Spratt)

Duration:00:17:32

Friday Barnes and the Case of Something in the Stroganoff

1/5/2021
To promote the release of 'Friday Barnes 9, No Escape' on February 2nd 2021, I have recorded 'Something in the Strognanoff' from 'Friday Barnes 4, No Rules'. When the whole school has been poisoned it's up to Friday to figure out what happened. Will they need a whole fleet of ambulances, or is there another explanation? Support the show (https://www.awin1.com/cread.php?awinmid=5478&awinaffid=714853&clickref=podcast+link1&ued=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bookdepository.com%2Fauthor%2FR-A-Spratt)

Duration:00:14:47

A Tall Tale about Seashells and Zombies

12/29/2020
When Mum takes Tammy and Vanessa to the beach to escape the pre-Christmas stress, she ends up telling them an alarming story about the consequences of taking seashells from beaches and how it can lead to zombies in sushi restaurants. Support the show (https://www.awin1.com/cread.php?awinmid=5478&awinaffid=714853&clickref=podcast+link1&ued=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bookdepository.com%2Fauthor%2FR-A-Spratt)

Duration:00:11:40

Nanny Piggins and the First Christmas

12/22/2020
Nanny Piggins recounts the story from the Piggins family's own oral history of the first Christmas. It involves more chocolate cake than the original version. Support the show (https://www.awin1.com/cread.php?awinmid=5478&awinaffid=714853&clickref=podcast+link1&ued=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bookdepository.com%2Fauthor%2FR-A-Spratt)

Duration:00:24:37

Nanny Piggins Saves Christmas

12/15/2020
This is the episode I recorded on the weekend as a livestream on Facebook. It is the story of Nanny Piggins standing in for Santa after Boris accidentally causes him to have a head injury outside their house. Support the show (https://www.awin1.com/cread.php?awinmid=5478&awinaffid=714853&clickref=podcast+link1&ued=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bookdepository.com%2Fauthor%2FR-A-Spratt)

Duration:00:26:47

Friday Barnes and the Case of the Incriminating Trousers

12/8/2020
When her boyfriend/nemesis Ian Wainscott is accused of cheating in an examination, Friday hurries to investigate. She soon proves that there's more to the incriminating evidence written on his trousers than meets the eye. For all the #frian fans out there, you'll know this story as the one with the first kiss. Support the show (https://www.awin1.com/cread.php?awinmid=5478&awinaffid=714853&clickref=podcast+link1&ued=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bookdepository.com%2Fauthor%2FR-A-Spratt)

Duration:00:21:48

Nanny Piggins and 'The Hideously Ugly Duckling'

12/1/2020
When they become inadvertantly locked in a bank vault (note to self, don't argue with bank robbers) Nanny Piggins tells Boris and the children the story of 'The Ugly Duckling'. Her version may not be famililar to you. Support the show (https://www.awin1.com/cread.php?awinmid=5478&awinaffid=714853&clickref=podcast+link1&ued=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bookdepository.com%2Fauthor%2FR-A-Spratt)

Duration:00:19:03

A Tall Tale about Giants... and Libraries

11/24/2020
When Tammy and Mum take the dog for a walk the renovations at their local library lead to a discussion about the importance of building accessibility for the improvement of giant literacy. Support the show (https://www.awin1.com/cread.php?awinmid=5478&awinaffid=714853&clickref=podcast+link1&ued=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bookdepository.com%2Fauthor%2FR-A-Spratt)

Duration:00:11:48

Ant and Chelly Break Records - Part 2

11/17/2020
When their attempts to break records on Earth don't work out, Ant and Chelly get the brilliant idea - to try breaking records somewhere else! This soon leads to terrible consequences. Luckily they now have the skilled to fix their own hair brained disasters. Support the show (https://www.awin1.com/cread.php?awinmid=5478&awinaffid=714853&clickref=podcast+link1&ued=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bookdepository.com%2Fauthor%2FR-A-Spratt)

Duration:00:16:28

Ant and Chelly Break Records - Part 1

11/10/2020
When Ant and Chelly get a book for their birthday they are a bit disgruntled, until they discover that it's a book of world records. They are soon inspired to start breaking records of their own. Unfortunately their attempts nearly trigger the destruction of the world, that is until Granny arrives... Support the show (https://www.awin1.com/cread.php?awinmid=5478&awinaffid=714853&clickref=podcast+link1&ued=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bookdepository.com%2Fauthor%2FR-A-Spratt)

Duration:00:11:25

The Adventures of Nanny Piggins - Chapter 1

11/3/2020
The audio book of 'The Adventures of Nanny Piggins' went on sale this week! To promote the release, I've recorded this special episode of the podcast with a reading of the first chapter. I hope you enjoy it. Here's a link where you can buy a CD of the audiobook... https://www.bookdepository.com/Adventures-Nanny-Piggins-R-Spratt/9781867502623?ref=grid-view&qid=1602827770043&sr=1-40 Support the show...

Duration:00:13:37

Friday Barnes and the Case of the Voice in the Night

10/27/2020
As a Halloween special, I have recorded a chapter from FRIDAY BARNES 3, BIG TROUBLE. It's as close as Friday Barnes gets to a ghost story (it's not really very spooky, but the word 'ghost' is mentioned twice). When two girls keep hearing a voice in the attic above their dorm room, they go to Friday to solve the mystery. Special thanks to my publisher, Penguin for giving me permission to record this episode as a promotion for the upcoming release of my new book FRIDAY BARNES 9, NO ESCAPE in...

Duration:00:19:28

A Tall Tale About War... and Chocolate

10/20/2020
When Mum takes Vanessa to the city to see the orthodontist, they get side tracked by gourmet chocolate shops and wondering about the violent tendencies of the staff. Support the show (https://www.awin1.com/cread.php?awinmid=5478&awinaffid=714853&clickref=podcast+link1&ued=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bookdepository.com%2Fauthor%2FR-A-Spratt)

Duration:00:09:42

Nanny Piggins tells 'The Little Match Girl'

10/13/2020
After a particularly exhausting morning avoiding the truancy officer and eating ice cream, Nanny Piggins entertains the children by telling them the story of her long distant Danish cousin Hannah Christian Anderson Piggins and the Normal Sized Match Girl. Support the show (https://www.awin1.com/cread.php?awinmid=5478&awinaffid=714853&clickref=podcast+link1&ued=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bookdepository.com%2Fauthor%2FR-A-Spratt)

Duration:00:23:27

Friday Barnes and the Case of the Missing Homework

10/6/2020
When Parker's assignment goes missing and it's worth 80% of his final mark for the year, Friday has to help him find it so he doesn't enrage Mr Spencer and have to do the whole year 9 science coarse again. This is a chapter from 'Friday Barnes 1, Girl Detective' recorded for the podcast to promote the upcoming release of 'Friday Barnes 9, No Escape'. Support the show...

Duration:00:15:26

A Tall Tale About Granny... and a Pillow

9/29/2020
When Mum is driving Tammy and cousin Perry to the Park she tells them a story about Granny that is very hard to believe. It involves a pillow, elite fence climbing skills and secrets from Granny's dark past. Support the show (https://www.awin1.com/cread.php?awinmid=5478&awinaffid=714853&clickref=podcast+link1&ued=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bookdepository.com%2Fauthor%2FR-A-Spratt)

Duration:00:12:30

'The Princess and the Pea' told by Nanny Piggins

9/22/2020
Nanny Piggins tells her version of the classic story 'The Princess and the Pea' with her own strongly held views on the subject. Support the show (https://www.awin1.com/cread.php?awinmid=5478&awinaffid=714853&clickref=podcast+link1&ued=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bookdepository.com%2Fauthor%2FR-A-Spratt)

Duration:00:14:07

Nanny Piggins and the Sherbet Lemon That Saved the Day

9/15/2020
To celebrate the upcoming release of the audiobook of 'The Adventures of Nanny Piggins', I'm posting this live recording of me reading Chapter 4 from that book. I recorded this at a zoom event for The Little Bookroom in Melbourne. You can't hear them because they were muted but there were over 90 kids listening in as I read and I could see their faces in the little boxes all over my screen. This is a classic Nanny Piggins story from the first book in her series. It features her first...

Duration:00:21:39