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What could be more exciting than battling pirate weasels, or sailing with the moon, or hosting a tea party for zoo animals? Add a little wonder to bedtime, car-time, or anytime with these fun original stories, written and narrated by children's author Rachel Dunstan Muller.




What could be more exciting than battling pirate weasels, or sailing with the moon, or hosting a tea party for zoo animals? Add a little wonder to bedtime, car-time, or anytime with these fun original stories, written and narrated by children's author Rachel Dunstan Muller.






The Cookie Jar Goblin

“Why can’t I put cookies in this cookie jar?” Keesha’s mother asked. “Because of the goblin,” said the storekeeper. “He’s asleep now, but if you put cookies in his cookie jar, you’ll wake him – and then you’ll never get another moment’s peace.” Find more stories at!


Gryphon's Goldfish

When it comes to pets, a goldfish isn’t much better than a houseplant. At least that’s what Gryphon thought at first – until he put his new goldfish on his bedside table and tried to go to sleep! Find more stories at!


Click, Click, Clickety-Click

Ursula is knitting the biggest blanket her friends have ever seen - but who could it possibly be for? Find more stories at!


Nana Barlowe and the Field Mice

One little field mouse doesn't take up much space - until it invites all its friends and relations! Find more stories at!


The Littlest Giant

Tristan's sister and brother are bigger, stronger and faster than he is. But sometimes it's good to be small - even for a giant! Find more stories at!


Mrs. Huddle and the Snuggle Inn

Poor Mrs. Huddle. None of her new neighbours welcomed her to Tangletree Forest; none of them would even talk to her! But Mrs. Huddle was a determined troll. She rolled up her sleeves and got to work turning the badgers' abandoned den into an inn. Find more stories at!


Little Fieldmouse and the First Christmas

Long ago, on one of the coldest nights of the year, a little fieldmouse noticed a bright star she’d never seen before. Just looking at it filled her with wonder. Where had the star come from? And why did it make her feel all fluttery inside? Find more stories at!


A Long Winter's Nap

Nothing can wake Grandad McAlister from his long winter nap - not a rooster, not a bouncing toddler, not even a mariachi band! Find more stories at!



Jeremiah found the most amazing feather lying on his pillow when he woke up one Sunday morning. It wasn’t just one colour; it was red, and orange, and yellow, green, and blue, and purple. And it was sparkly too, and it shimmered when he touched it! Find more stories at!


Rivka the Brave and the Three Doors

Of all the girls in the kingdom of Once-Upon-a-Time, Rivka is the bravest. But what will happen when she meets the King of the Trolls? Find more stories at!


The Pudding Thieves

Someone has stolen the King's plum pudding! The King and his companions followed the trail of crumbs, out of the castle and across the countryside. As they went, more people joined the crowd. Mile after mile they marched – until they spied a mountain in the distance . . . Find more stories at!


The Old Woman and the Little Tree

One morning as an old woman was going to fetch her water, she noticed a little tree growing by the side of the path. That poor little tree! It was more like a twig standing upright in the ground, with a few skinny branches and a handful of withered leaves. Find more stories at!


Inside Outside Upside Downside

Great Aunt Ruby had a very unusual suitcase. Quinn put her hands on one latch, and Sam put his hand on the other . . . and then – with a snap and a squeal, with a squeak and a spring, with a shiver and a shimmy and a shake – that suitcase began to unfold itself! Find more stories at!


Little Bear and the Apple Tree

At first Little Bear was excited when the apple tree’s leaves began to change colour. But as the weather got colder, she grew worried. Not only were the leaves changing from green to gold, they were falling to the ground. How would the little apple tree survive without its leaves? Find more stories at!


On a Dark and Stormy Night

It's hard work scrubbing the sky – washing away all the dust, and the grime, and the soot, and the smoke. But Jeremiah and his three uncles weren’t afraid of hard work! They started in the east and worked their way west, singing as they went: “Rub a dub-dub, it’s time for a scrub.” Find more stories at!


The Wandering Tree

Sticks and Stones and Stories will be pausing for the summer. Tune in again in September for a whole new season! “Trees can't walk,” the big trees told the little maple. “It's impossible!” But the little maple was absolutely determined to see the world beyond the forest. And if that meant pulling its roots from the ground and becoming the very first tree to walk – well, so be it. Find more stories at!


Thorin Thistlebottom's Yellow Button

Thorin Thistlebottom had everything an elf could want: a little house in the roots of an oak tree, a soft little bed, even a set of dishes made from acorn caps. But more than anything, Thorin loved his fancy waistcoat, with buttons in every colour of the rainbow! (Whistling sound effect courtesy of dersuperanton from Find more stories at!


Little Beetle's Message

Little Beetle has an important message to deliver to the far side of the mountain. But Little Beetle is VERY little, and the mountain is VERY big. Can his friends help him get to the top before it's too late? Find more stories at!


Winter, Spring, Summer, Autumn

There were once four sisters who got along very well - until Winter decided she wasn't going to let Spring have her turn on the Earth. Poor Spring! She tried to wake the sleeping bears, but when they peeked out and felt the icy wind – when they saw how much snow still covered the ground – they just shivered, and went back to sleep. Find more stories at!


Teeny Tiny Timbo

Teeny, tiny Timbo was so tiny, that he spent the first year of his life in an empty goldfish bowl. It wasn’t so bad. He had a teeny, tiny crib from his sister’s dollhouse, and a teeny, tiny rug to go on the floor, and he even had his own teeny, tiny teddy bear. Find more stories at!