Twas the Night Before Christmas

A classic Christmas poem - brought back again!

'Twas the Night Before Christmas is a classic poem by Clement C. Moore. Treasured for many generations, it is possibly the most well-known poem about Santa and his eight reindeer. Can you name all eight reindeer?

Read by Randy Erdman, former mayor of the City of Albert Lea.

Recording time: 3 min., 04 sec

Direct download: Twas_the_Night_before_Christmas.mp3
Category:Childrens Classic Stories -- posted at: 5:27pm CST

Benjamin Bunny

Benjamin Bunny by Beatrix Potter is about Benjamin who goes to visit his relatives. He finds Peter and the two of them go off on an adventure and get themselves into big, BIG trouble! What naughty rabbits! This tale is read by Bev Leonard.

Recording time: 6 min., 48 sec. 


Direct download: Benjamin_Bunny_Potter.mp3
Category:Childrens Classic Stories -- posted at: 9:05am CST

Lazarus and the Dragon

Lazarus and the Dragon is about a man who tricks the dragons into thinking he is even mightier than them.

Recording time: 5 min., 58 sec.

Direct download: Lazarus_and_the_Dragon_1.mp3
Category:Childrens Classic Stories -- posted at: 9:37am CST

The Quangle Wangle's Hat is an absurd, delightful tongue-twister of a story that will remind many listeners of Dr. Seuss. Sure to make listeners giggles as you try to imagine just what a Quangle Wangle must look like! Read by Sheri Hird.

Recording time: 2 min., 45 sec.

Direct download: The_Quangle_Wangle1.mp3
Category:Childrens Classic Stories -- posted at: 12:00pm CST

The Moon from a Children's Garden of Verses
The moon has a face like the clock in the hall;
She shines on thieves on the garden wall,
On streets and field and harbour quays,
And birdies asleep in the forks of the trees.
The squalling cat and the squeaking mouse,
The howling dog by the door of the house,
The bat that lies in bed at noon,
All love to be out by the light of the moon.
But all of the things that belong to the day
Cuddle to sleep to be out of her way;
And flowers and children close their eyes
Till up in the morning the sun shall arise.


Direct download: The_Moon_CGV.mp3
Category:Childrens Classic Stories -- posted at: 8:56am CST

The Tale of Two Bad Mice by Beatrix Potter

Two curious, but naughty, mice visit the dolls' house and make themselves comfortable.

Recording time: 5 min., 17 sec.

Direct download: The_Tale_of_Two_Bad_Mice.mp3
Category:Childrens Classic Stories -- posted at: 9:00am CST

"My Shadow" from a Child's Garden of Verses read by Sharon Johnson.

  I have a little shadow that goes in and out with me,
  And what can be the use of him is more than I can see.
  He is very, very like me from the heels up to the head;
  And I see him jump before me, when I jump into my bed.

  The funniest thing about him is the way he likes to grow--
  Not at all like proper children, which is always very slow;
  For he sometimes shoots up taller like an india-rubber ball,
  And he sometimes goes so little that there's none of him at all.

  He hasn't got a notion of how children ought to play,
  And can only make a fool of me in every sort of way.
  He stays so close behind me, he's a coward you can see;
  I'd think shame to stick to nursie as that shadow sticks to me!

  One morning, very early, before the sun was up,
  I rose and found the shining dew on every buttercup;
  But my lazy little shadow, like an arrant sleepy-head,
  Had stayed at home behind me and was fast asleep in bed.

Direct download: CGV_-_My_Shadow.mp3
Category:Childrens Classic Stories -- posted at: 10:00am CST

Twenty Little Snowflakes

Do you know what happens when snowflakes get too warm? Well, these little snowflakes didn't listen to their mother. Guess what happens...

Recording time: 1 min., 30 sec.

Direct download: PPBNR_-_Twenty_Little_Snowflakes.mp3
Category:Childrens Classic Stories -- posted at: 10:23am CST

A poor shoemaker is helped out by elves who visit his workshop every night at midnight. 

Direct download: The_Elves_and_the_Shoemaker.mp3
Category:Childrens Classic Stories -- posted at: 9:00am CST

King Frost

A mean stepmother orders her husband to bring his daughter out into the woods, hoping she will freeze. King Frost discovers she is a good, kind girl and gives her gifts instead. 

Recording time: 4 min., 31 sec.

Direct download: King_Frost.mp3
Category:Childrens Classic Stories -- posted at: 12:00pm CST