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Welcome to my children's storytelling podcast.  

My name is Kathleen T. Pelley, and I am a picture book author, storyteller, and speaker.

I was born in Glasgow, Scotland, a country famous for its heather-dappled mountains, lochs, tartan, shaggy highland cattle, soggy summer days, and of course - a veritable treasure chest of stories.

My own passion for stories stemmed before I could even read or write, by listening to them on the radio during the BBC Children's Story Hour.  It was there that I fell in love with the music of our language and the magic of stories.

I hope you will find some stories here to enchant your children into the marvelous world of STORY!

You can learn more about my podcast on the ABOUT page.




Dec 31, 2020

An old Dutch legend about a little boy who plugs his finger into a dyke to prevent his village from flooding.  A great story to teach children about bravery and what it means to be a hero and sacrifice your life for the good of others - a timely tale to end this year of 2020 where we celebrate and honor all our heroes...

Dec 24, 2020

This classic short story by O. Henry tells the story of a poor young couple who each sacrifices what they treasure most in order to buy the other a present.  A wise and tender tale for this Christmas season that reminds us how and why we give gifts and how sacrificial love at its best makes the wisest of all...

Dec 23, 2020

When a family of spiders see the decorated Christmas tree on Christmas eve, they are so enchanted, that they leave their hiding spot and drop down onto the tree to explore, but suddenly they hear footsteps and into the room steps a jolly fellow, dressed in red, with a sack on his back.  Who can that be?  A fun folktale...

Dec 17, 2020

When two little mice break into a dolls' house, they try to eat all the pretend food they see on the dolls' plates, and so angry and disappointed are they when they discover the food is not real, that they do a lot of naughty things.  Luckily, they manage to mend their ways just in time for Christmas Eve.  A fun...

Dec 10, 2020

When a beautiful young girl agrees to go and live in a hideous beast's castle in order to save her father's life, she learns to see the inner goodness and beauty beneath the beast's appearance, and so breaks the curse that was cast upon him.  This beloved fairytale is the perfect way to celebrate the spirit of...