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Inspiring and engaging stories for kids, featuring ancient wisdom, timeless tales, and contemporary heroes.

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    • Stories for Kids

Inspiring and engaging stories for kids, featuring ancient wisdom, timeless tales, and contemporary heroes.

    The Pharaoh's Ring

    The Pharaoh's Ring

    When the monorail breaks down en route to see an ancient Egyptian exhibit at the Pacific Science Center, detective Mom has a plan. And when a priceless artifact goes missing, Mom has another plan... but she can't solve this mystery by herself. "My Mom, Detective!" returns for a 4th installment, with a new mystery for Mom and Armando to solve!
    Story by William SterrImage by Nadine Doerlé from Pixabay 

    • 26 min
    A Fish and a Gift

    A Fish and a Gift

    Yusuf waits on the beach while Papa pushes out his boat. Surfers, turtles and sharks come from the sea. What will Papa bring back for Yusuf?
    Created at Book Dash Cape Town on 28 June 2014 by Liesl Jobson (writer), Jesse Breytenbach (illustrator) and  Andy Thesen (designer).
    Book Dash engages creative volunteers to create books during day-long events in South Africa, that are translated and distributed to children across South Africa in a variety of languages. They are also freely available for others to use and distribute through their website, bookdash.org. Please check out and support their work!https://bookdash.org/what-we-do/how-we-do-it/
    Image by PublicDomainPictures from Pixabay 

    • 12 min
    How Old King Eagle Won His White Head

    How Old King Eagle Won His White Head

    Long, long ago, when Mother Nature was still forming the world for the animals and birds, Old King Eagle and Hummer were rewarded for their courage. 
    From the book Mother West Wind "How" Stories by Thornton W. BurgessImage by Skeeze from PixabayIf you enjoyed this story, check out the episode "How Old Mr. Otter Learned to Slide" by Thornton W. Burgess

    • 18 min
    Noah Green: Future Zookeeper and the Dog-Sitting Disaster

    Noah Green: Future Zookeeper and the Dog-Sitting Disaster

    Noah Green has always wanted a dog - even though her mother is dead-set against it. When her neighbor heads out of town for the weekend, leaving her spaniel in Noah's capable hands, it's the perfect chance to prove to her mother how great a pet owner Noah would be!written by Carolyn Leiloglouart by Jay Guida"Noah Green: Future Zookeeper and the Dog-Sitting Disaster" is the prequel story to "Noah Green: Future Zookeeper and the Garage Sale Pet" available on Amazon!

    • 17 min
    Trooper Finds a Bone

    Trooper Finds a Bone

    When the family dog digs up something unusual under the maple tree, Mom goes into full Detective Mode - calling the police, the museum, and local tribal elders to come investigate. What will they uncover in our very own backyard?Part 3 of My Mom, Detective!By William SterrPicture by Leo_Fontes of Pixabaywith special guest stars Ben & Armie CoelloIf you enjoyed this episode, please check out part 1: "My Mom, Detective!" and part 2: "Mr. Yakamoto's Treasure" here on Elderberry Tales

    • 27 min
    The Tooth Fairy's Tummy Ache

    The Tooth Fairy's Tummy Ache

    Ellie has been eagerly awaiting the day she can finally trade in her first baby tooth for a coveted prize from the Tooth Fairy. But when the time comes, the unthinkable happens! Ellie swallows her tooth! 
    Knowing she can't disappoint the Tooth Fairy, Ellie decides to lie about what really happened to her tooth. But when her fib leads to big trouble in Fairyland, will Ellie be able to set things right again?Written by Lori OrlinskyIllustration by Vanessa AlexandreThis is available in gorgeous hardcover here on Amazon! If you liked this story, be sure to check out the episode Being Small, also by Lori Orlinsky!https://www.elderberrytales.com/e/being-small-isnt-so-bad-after-all/

    • 8 min

Customer Reviews

Holly F. ,

Family Storytelling At Its Finest

Crystal clear audio with warm, fantastic stories. There is obviously so much love put into each episode! Highly recommended for all ages.

Jon_Joy ,

A Wonderful Podcast

Rich in strong, engaging storytelling, this podcast is a winner for young ones.

HappyGoLukky ,

Perfect bedtime story telling

What a wonderful narrator! These stories are well read and the perfect tone for calming young ones getting ready for bed. You can certainly share with your youngest kids at any time and like any good story, there's no reason not to repeat them. Very well done!

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