Bedtime Stories

How the Finch Got Her Colors

How the finch got her colors folktale on The Story Home.comWhy is the little grey finch so sad? Did she not see the miracle in the sky and take from it the beauty offered to all the other birds? The King of the birds found out what happened to the little finch and decided to make everything right. It’s a story to warm your heart about politeness and generosity you’re sure to enjoy. Now make yourself comfortable and listen to this charming and meaningful Belgian Folktale.

Special Thanks to Radhika Miller for her beautiful music from her “Here and Faraway” album.

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The Spindle, the Shuttle, and the Needle

The Story Home.com children's story called "The Spindle, the Shuttle, and the Needle" read by Alan ScofieldA Brothers Grimm story about the power of love and its design upon two people from opposite worlds, one royal and one poor, until in the end all is made right. Listen to this magical story about the fate of a young maiden and a young prince.  Happy Valentines Day!!

Note: We heart-fully thank Radhika Miller for her lovely music from her “Here and Faraway” album.

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Gayelord The Goat

Gayelord the Goat children's book by Don Freeman at The Story HomeWhat has Gayelord The Goat done! He’s made a colorful mess of everything and now his life has been turned upside down. Let’s hear what happens as we listen to this delightful and spirited story of a goat who suddenly becomes a work of art in this brand new, never before published book by the great Don Freeman, children’s author of “Corduroy” and many other fine tales.

Note: When you purchase and download “Gayelord The Goat”, you will receive the entire story which is 7:35 minutes long. Also if you are interested in being on the mailing list for “Gayelord The Goat” iBook, please sign up HERE.

You can find more Don Freeman stories HERE at The Story Home.

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Papa Panov’s Special Christmas

Papa Panov's Special Christmas audio story read by Alan Scofield at The Story Home.comPapa Panov looked everywhere for the important visitor on Christmas day! The night before, he had had a dream that he would meet the divine child, but that he should look carefully, for he may not recognize him. Who would it be? Would Papa Panov be able to tell who the Holy child was or was this just a dream? Listen to this wonderful holiday tale about the kindly shoemaker in his little Russian village to learn the real meaning of Christmas.

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The Peasant’s Wise Daughter

The Peasant's Wise Daughter is a children's audio story by The Brothers Grimm, read by Alan Scofield on The Story Home.com website.A very wise but poor peasant girl discovers a golden treasure on her farm and is sent on an adventure that will change her life forever and test her clever mind. Listen to how the King challenges her to solve a riddle, which enables her to save her father and become Queen.

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Penguins Of All People

Don Freeman children's audio story at The Story Home.comDo you know what “Aark aark!” means in Penguinese? These were Pengo’s farewell words to his father, when Perry Bird Penguin set off from Antarctica to New York City for a special meeting at the United Nations. Find out as you listen to this engaging tale, filled with  affection for both penguins and people, that is told with the bounce and joy that have made all of Don Freeman’s books such a delight for all young readers.

You can still find this wonderful book at most library’s in the children’s section or order it online from amazon.

The length of the entire downloaded purchased story is 9:51.

If you like this Don Freeman story, there are many others. You can find them here: http://thestoryhome.com/category/all-classic-stories/don-freeman/

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Alice in Wonderland Chapter 2

Alice is swimming with the mouse in Alice in Wonderland chapter 2 at The Story Home websiteAs we continue with Alice’s adventures in Wonderland in this second chapter, “The Pool of Tears”, we find her having a very difficult time being so many sizes. She also meets a mouse, who like herself, is caught in a very large pool of salt water. Listen now and hear how Alice is handling her situation in this creative chapter written by Lewis Carroll.

If you missed chapter one, you can find it at http://thestoryhome.com/2013/04/01/alice-in-wonderland-chapter-1/

Special thanks to Radhika Miller for her beautiful music from her “Arabesque” album.

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Sunshine Stories

The Story Home's "Sunshine Stories" by Hans Christian AndersenThe wind and the rain were hollering and blowing about the world and the bright sunshine broke through to silence them. The sunshine began to tell them a most beautiful story about the golden Swan of Fortune whose gifts to people were as kind and generous as Spring is to the wintery world. Hear for yourself her sunny tale unfold.

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Little Bird Learns Mama’s Wisdom

Little Bird Learns Mama's Wisdom

Little Bird is back again with a perfect story for Mother’s Day. Asking question after question about growing up, he can’t seem to settle down for bedtime. Thankfully, his wise Mother knows that a good story will do the trick and soon Little Bird is off to the land of dreams.

If you like this Little Bird story, remember there are two other Little Bird stories. Little Bird Learns About Giving Thanks and Little Birds First Christmas.

Special Thanks to Radhika Miller for her beautiful Music from her “Arabesque” Album.

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The Seven Ravens

The Story Home story called "The Seven Ravens"Here is a tale of fantasy that tells of a little girl who travels on a journey to the ends of the earth to find her seven lost brothers who were each changed into ravens, by an accidental spell. Hear how she manages to find them, in this imaginative story by the Brothers Grimm.

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