Stories Alive! podcast episode 1704 airs!

Scary, by Milo McCraken, Sofia McCraken, & Miranda O’Brian.

Scary, by Milo McCraken, Sofia McCraken, & Miranda O’Brian.

# 1704: Sometimes You Need a Little Help

Today the Story Machine gang takes to the road in the Story Machine, but uh-oh, they break down! How will they get out of that situation? Listen in with Randal the Reading Rat, Cog, and Valve as we hear stories about people needing a little help, like an undercover police officer in “Baby Cop,” by Aiden Moriarty; a girl under an evil magic spell  in “Annabeth in Farensenda” by Naiya Gardiner; and a creature who can’t make a friend in “Scary” by Milo McCraken, Sofia McCraken, and Miranda O’Brian.

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Listen to the Stories Alive! Podcast Episode #1703!

Rainy by Gabriella Garlovsky, age 8

Rainy by Gabriella Garlovsky, age 8

Wake up and smell the flowers...Spring is in the air, and the Story Machine gang found something exciting stuck in the Story Machine- a seed! Will it grow? What will it become? Listen in with Randal the Reading Rat, Gear, and Bolt as we hear stories about a farmer and a sunflower in El Girasol, by Christian Flores, 2nd grade; a unicorn searching for a magic plant in Rainy by Gabriella Garlovsky, age 8; and a platypus trying to save his forest in Diary of a Platypus by Sam Stiles, 5th grade..

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Bellview Elementary Show Coming Up!

Bellview staff helping with the Story Machine Program Kick-off assembly.

Bellview staff helping with the Story Machine Program Kick-off assembly.

Our Story Machine Program recently wrapped up at Bellview Elementary, and we could not be happier to be back working with the outstanding young authors there. Amazing stories were written about every subject under the sun: wolves, tigers, and emojis-oh my!; adventures at sea; finding new ways to be friends and so, so, so, SO much more! Join us at our upcoming community performance of our Bellview Show celebrating all these young authors at the Stories Alive Headquarters in the Briscoe Art Wing, Room 5. Look here for more information.  We can't wait to see you!

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Mi Familia by Yasmin Perez

Mi Familia by Yasmin Perez

It’s Valentine’s Day, and the Story Machine crew are celebrating all the different kinds of love there are.  Listen in with Randal the Reading Rat, Cog, and Bolt as we hear stories about a monster finding her true love in The Monster and the Human, by Kora, age 9; love keeping a family strong in Mi Familia by Yasmin Perez, age 7; two friends saving the day in Dragon Fire by Khloe Gates,  age 8; and a little dog with a huge heart in The Friend by Maille Damon-Tolleneare.

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Ready, Set...Write! at Ashland Public Library!!!

It's time again for "READY, SET... WRITE!"
A playful writer’s workshop for school-aged children
at the Ashland Public Library
Saturdays: February 4th – March 18th
10:00-11:00 am, 5 to 8-year-olds
1:00-3:00 pm, 9 to 13-year-olds
Stories Alive makes writing fun! Children 5 to 13 years old will be assisted in writing high-quality stories and transform their stories into a shadow puppet show. Stories Alive ignites the imagination and provides the tools for children to write a complete story on wherever their imagination takes them.
*All stories will be published in the 2017 Stories Alive Book. For a small fee, the child’s story can be published in a take-home picture book.

 

Solve Jack Frost's Riddle

T-Rex Eats Hot Lava by Soren Carstenson, Kindergarten.

T-Rex Eats Hot Lava by Soren Carstenson, Kindergarten.

Traveling over the river and through the snow soon? Listen to the latest episode of the Stories Alive! Podcast on the trip!

It is officially winter, and we have a mystery episode sure to warm up a chilly day!! Jack Frost is up to his old tricks, causing wintery mischief in the Story Machine. Help Randal the Reading Rat and Bolt solve the riddle before the Story Machine is covered in frost and ice! In this episode we hear a dinosaur and a robot become friends in ZAP! by Krishna Kol Am, 1st grade; a brave fairy save the day in The Fairy Kingdom and the Potion by Teah Walkup, 5th grade; and a group of dino friends deal with hot lava in T-Rex Eats Hot Lava by Soren Carstenson, kindergarten. Stream the  Stories Alive! Podcast episodes at ijpr.org or download and subscribe on iTunes.

Listen up! Episode #1603 of the Stories Alive! Podcast is out.

Dot and the Lump in the Rug by Elsa Finney, 2nd Grade.

Dot and the Lump in the Rug by Elsa Finney, 2nd Grade.

Need something fun to listen to during your Thanksgiving travels? Try the latest episode of the Stories Alive! Podcast. 

This month...Oh no! The Story Machine is jammed with tons of stories, and Randal the Reading Rat and his friend Gear need help reading them all. Who will help?! In this episode we hear ninja dragons fighting crime in Electro the Ninja Dragon by Soren Vaughn-Brown, age 6; a tiny mouse go on an adventure in Dot and the Lump in the Rug by Elsa Finney, 2nd grade; and an alien searching the universe for a friend in Mr. Goo by Davis Willeby, age 8. 

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