Classical Kids Storytime
Classical Kids Storytime
American Public Media
Welcome to Classical Kids Storytime from American Public Media and Classical Minnesota Public Radio, offering classic stories with a classical twist. Each episode features our storytellers recounting childhood favorites along with related classical music.
Classical Kids Storytime: 'The Gingerbread Man'
'Run, run as fast as you can! You can't catch me. I'm the Gingerbread Man!' Who can catch this speedy pastry? Find out in 'The Gingerbread Man.' It's the latest episode of Classical Kids Storytime, with music by Johannes Brahms and illustrations by Nancy Carlson.
Apr 1
7 min
Classical Kids Storytime: 'The King With Donkey Ears'
Why does the king throw every person that cuts his hair into jail? What is he hiding? Find out in 'The King with Donkey Ears.' It's the latest episode of Classical Kids Storytime, with music by Hamilton Harty and illustrations by Nancy Carlson.
Mar 1
8 min
Classical Kids Storytime: 'The Bremen Town Musicians'
What happens when four musical animals set off an adventure together and stumble upon a gang of thieves? Find out in the hilarious tale 'The Bremen Town Musicians.' It's the latest episode of Classical Kids Storytime, with music by Rimsky-Korsakov, Mendelssohn and Rossini, and illustrations by Nancy Carlson.
Jan 31
9 min
'The Emperor's New Clothes' from Classical Kids Storytime
A vain emperor gets more than he bargained for when two weavers promise to make him a suit with special powers. What happens when he puts it on? Find out in 'The Emperor's New Clothes,' an episode of Classical Kids Storytime for the new year!
Dec 31, 2020
10 min
Classical Kids Storytime: 'Twas The Night Before Christmas
Children have delighted in the telling of Clement Moore's classic "A Visit From St. Nicholas" -- with its famous opening line, "'Twas the night before Christmas" -- for nearly 200 years. Now our popular version for Classical Kids Storytime includes charming illustrations by Nancy Carlson.
Nov 29, 2020
5 min
Classical Kids Storytime: 'Stone Soup'
What happens when a stranger shows up in town with a magical backpack, a small stone and a giant, black pot? It's a lesson in sharing with 'Stone Soup,' the new episode of Classical Kids Storytime, featuring art by Xee Reiter and music by Francis Poulenc.
Oct 31, 2020
8 min
Classical Kids Storytime: 'Harriet's Halloween Candy'
Harriet ends up with quite a haul after she goes trick-or-treating. But what will she do with all of those sweets? Find out in 'Harriet's Halloween Candy,' the new episode of Classical Kids Storytime, with a story and art by Nancy Carlson and music by Augusta Holmes.
Sep 30, 2020
4 min
Classical Kids Storytime: 'Yer and the Tiger'
What happens when a magical girl comes face to face with a cunning tiger in her quiet village? Find out in the Hmong folk tale 'Yer and the Tiger,' the latest episode of Classical Kids Storytime, featuring traditional music, narration by Ka Vang and illustrations by Xee Reiter.
Aug 31, 2020
13 min
Classical Kids Storytime: 'How the Camel Got Its Hump'
Do you know how the smooth-backed camel who said nothing but "Humph!" got its hump? Find out in the latest episode of Classical Kids Storytime, featuring music by Alexander Borodin and original illustrations by Nancy Carlson.
Jul 30, 2020
6 min
Classical Kids Storytime: 'Paul Bunyan'
Do you know what a 'tall tale' is? Well, it's a story that's just a little bit bigger than real life. And here's part of one of the biggest, tallest tales of all time: the story of Paul Bunyan and his best buddy, Babe the Blue Ox. It's the latest episode of Classical Kids Storytime, featuring narration by MPR News great Gary Eichten, music by Erich Korngold and original illustrations by Nancy Carlson.
Jul 1, 2020
7 min
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