Storynory has 100s of free audio stories, so where do you start?
If you look through the comments, you will see we are continually being asked, “When is the next Bertie story coming up?” or “What about a new Katie soon?” Katie the Witch and Prince Bertie are the two most popular series on Storynory. In fact, all the strands on the “original stories” page seem to go down well with kids. Perhaps this is because they are generally lively and funny, and aimed at a modern audience.
Our Greek myths are popular with schools. Some teachers ask their classes to listen to a myth and leave a comment, perhaps answering a question. There are also some children who are really into mythology.
It’s all a matter of taste, but these are stories that we think are among the gems of Storynory that stand out on artistic merit.
We mark the seasons:
Easter Stories (mostly chocolate)
Chinese New Year
Girls seem to like all our stories, but boys are more tricky. Astropup, Bertie and Wicked Uncle under our original stories are good places to start for boys. Among the Myths, The Labours of Heracles have plenty of action.
They might move onto Robin Hood. Our spooky Scottish stories are also great and likely to go down well with them – see below.
The difficulty level of our written-language is aimed at kids of about 10 years old. However one of the beauties of audio is that children much younger can understand it. We have a lot of five-year-olds listening to our Bertie.
We have a Junior section in which we have picked out some shorter tales for younger children. You might also try Aesop. Our Original stand “Theo The Monkey” might appeal to younger kids too.
Naturally many of our stories feature animals. Animal stories often poke fun at human life. Here’s a few:
We have a soft spot for Romantic stories. If you want a tale with a bit of “AHHHH!” in it try:
Do you like your spine lightly chilled? Try our spooky Scottish stories read in an authentic accent by Geoffrey.
From Russia we bring you Baba Yaga the classic East European Witch. Jack and the Jack O’Lantern is an original Halloween story set in America.
Our selection of stories from the Bible includes some read in the mellow tones of John Le Mesurier, the English actor who starred in Dad’s Army. We have plenty of other stories from around the world that have a spiritual tone.
The Happy Prince
Oscar Wilde’s beautiful story of a statute that watches over the poor and downtrodden of the city has Christian overtones.
The Samurai and the Tea Master
A Japanese story about the true nature of courage and achieving that fashionable quality “zen” in the face of danger.
The Old Man and the Figs
A wise and funny Jewish story is set in the time of the Roman Empire.
The Blind Man’s Daughter
This story from Korea is a very touching tale of a young woman who remains faithful to her old father throughout her troubles.
Geoffrey reads one of the most famous stories from the Philippines about a woman who marries the sun.
In our Second Series about Gladys, the girl who wants to be a pop singer, we recorded 5 pop songs for you to enjoy.
Don’t be scared of Halloween
This amusing song for Halloween is one of the most downloaded mp3s on Storynory.
Jason and Media
The epic story in verse also have three dreamy songs to go with it.
Hansel and Gretel With Music from the Opera
Already mentioned as one of our “gems”.