Free Audio Stories for Children at Light Up Your Brain
Lots of words have popped up lately to describe things you can listen to from the internet: podcasts, audiobooks, streaming media, etc. What’s important about what’s offered here is that they are downloadable MP3s (they’ll play on virtually any audio device…and because you can download them…you don’t have to be on Wi-Fi to listen…so they are perfect for long car trips!), and that they are FREE.
Below, you’ll find a list of the audio stories that we’ve created especially for you, all read by me (Chuck Brown). Click on the story title to visit that story’s page, where you can read along and download the audio file.
And oh, by the way…if you write stories for children, please take a moment and visit this page.
(5 mins) Written by Nadine D’Souza. A Copperpod tree learns that it takes two to tango.
Piggis Play Games
(6 mins) Written by Dave Donicci. Boy and girl pigs tackle outdoor games.
The Persistent Rain Cloud
(6 mins) Written by Nadine D’Souza. A blustery cloud bully needs to be taught a lesson.
The Tale of Peter Rabbit
(7 mins) Written by Beatrix Potter. One of the most popular children’s stories ever written.
Petie’s Peanut Butter Pizza
(7 mins) Written by Joan Winifred . A story about a boy who is a very finicky eater.
How The Camel Got His Hump
(8 mins) Written by Rudyard Kipling. The dangers of being too lazy when there’s work to be done.
The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies
(8 mins) Written by Beatrix Potter. Another cautionary tale from the author of The Tale of Peter Rabbit.
The Fantabulous Cumulo-Nimbuli Pump
(8 mins) Written by Chuck Brown. My first (and only…) story, written in a Dr. Seuss style. It’s about a special vacuum that sucks up clouds!
The Three Little Pigs
(8 mins) Traditional. How a Wolf was outfoxed by his third ham dinner.
The Tale of Benjamin Bunny
(9 mins) Written by Beatrix Potter. Another cautionary tale from the author of The Tale of Peter Rabbit.
The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin
(9 mins) Written by Beatrix Potter. A smart-mouthed squirrel pays a high price for his rudeness.
The City Zoo
(9 mins) Written and Illustrated by George Comninos. A wonderful tale about teamwork, the value of hard work and self-sacrifice.
(10 mins) Traditional. This version is from the Red Fairy Book, edited by Andrew Lang. A mother’s fixation has long-term consequences on the life of her family…especially her daughter.
The Legend Of The Black Sea
(11 mins) An old fisherman learns the importance of giving others the benefit of the doubt.
Guppy Goop & The Adventure of the Big Bad Fish
(13 mins) Written and Illustrated by Chato B. Stewart. What does it take to learn a good lesson, anyway?
The Emperor’s New Clothes
(13 mins) Written by Hans Christian Andersen. A great lesson about arrogance.
How The Leopard Got His Spots
(13 mins) Written by Rudyard Kipling. Wonderful African lore.
The Music Box
(15 mins) Written by Nadine D’Souza. A tiny ballerina seeks her place in the world.
The Story of Snow White
(21 mins) Traditional, translated by L.L. Weedon.. Beauty is wonderful, but what’s more important…outer beauty or inner beauty?
(21 mins) Written by Pamela Bell Bagley. A young boy saves a litter of puppies, gets a great wagon and brings joy to his neighborhood.
The Velveteen Rabbit
(26 mins) Written by Margery Williams. A delightful tale about real love…
(27 mins) Traditional, retold by Henry W. Hewet. A story of good character rewarded.
Jack & The Beanstalk
(27 mins) Traditional. This version is from the Red Fairy Book, edited by Andrew Lang. The cleverness and courage of a brave young boy rescues his family from desperate poverty.
The Little Mermaid
(52 mins) Written by Hans Christian Andersen. A lovely young mermaid falls in love with a human prince. (not the Disney version – for more info click here)
The Light Princess
(93 mins) Written by George MacDonald. A king, a queen, a princess, a prince…and, of course, a witch. The makings of a great story!