Storytime October 2019

Storytime is a kids’ magazine full of brilliant stories. It’s packed with fairy tales, myths, poems, fables and much more – all beautifully written and illustrated, with puzzles, games and colouring in too! Each month we highlight a classic children’s book, plus we have storytelling tips and fun activities to bring the stories to life. Storytime is full of colourful, engaging illustrations, all specially commissioned from talented illustrators from all over the world – and we have a NO advert guarantee! If you love stories, and feel passionately about encouraging children to read, then Storytime is right for you! “Storytime brings classic tales to children every month. The perfect way to start them on a lifelong storytelling adventure” – Michael Morpurgo – former children’s laureate

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United Kingdom
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3 min.
the squabbling siblings

Sammy, Poppy and Duke were always falling out with each other. Their mother hardly got a moment’s peace. “Will you stop yapping at each other for just one second?” she cried. They had been arguing ever since they reached the park. “We’re supposed to be having fun together and enjoying the fresh air, not fighting. Now go and have a good sniff around – and behave yourselves!” She curled up in the sun and her three pups ran off, noses to the grass, following a scent trail. It wasn’t long before they were barking at each other again. “Oh, for goodness’ sake. What now?” cried Mum. “Sammy took my stick,” yelped Duke, running and jumping around Mum’s feet for attention. “It was my stick first,” howled Poppy. “I found it by the bushes.” “No you didn’t,…

3 min.
arachne the spiderwoman

Long ago in Greece, a young maiden called Arachne was finding fame as a skilled weaver. With a single strand of thread she could weave the finest decorative cloth. People came from far and wide to see and buy her work, and their praise soon went to Arachne’s head. One day, a customer said, “You must have been taught by Athena, the goddess of crafts, herself!” Arachne smiled. “Actually, I think I could probably teach Athena a thing or two. I think I’m even more skilled than she is.” Of course, the gods and goddesses saw and heard everything – and Athena was greatly displeased by Arachne’s arrogance. Athena disguised herself as an old woman and visited Arachne’s home. Pushing her way to the front of a crowd of admirers, she said, “It isn’t wise…

2 min.
how the beetle got its colourful coat

In Brazil, there are many beetles with beautiful shiny coats, but it wasn’t always that way. They used to be dull and brown. Here is the story of how that changed. One morning, a brown beetle was shuffling along when a rat darted out and looked at it scornfully. “You’re so slow,” said the rat. “It must be terrible taking so long to get anywhere. Just look at me. See how fast I am!” The rat ran to a tree, circled it and dashed back to the beetle, who had hardly moved. “Don’t you wish you could run like I do?” asked the rat. “Yes, you are incredibly fast,” said the brown beetle politely, and she carried on crawling along. A parrot sitting in a mango tree overheard their conversation. “Why don’t you race each other?…

4 min.
monster under the bed

My friend Monster lives under my bed. He was scared of me at first, but when I shared my chocolate biscuits with him, he knew there was nothing to fear. We have great fun hanging out together. When I come home from school, I drop my bag straight away and run upstairs to him. We play board games and video games, I tell him all about school and we draw pictures together. Monster is good at art. Sometimes he draws pictures of my garden. Lately, he’s been drawing a lot of pictures of my trampoline. One day, when we were sharing our favourite chocolate cake, I said, “Let’s go and play in the garden, Monster. You can jump on my trampoline!” Monster shook his head. “But we always stay in my room. You’ll love it…

5 min.
the princess’s lost rings

Once upon a time in Portugal, there was a happy princess who owned the most beautiful rings in the world. She had rings with diamonds, sapphires and every precious stone you can imagine. The princess’s room looked out over the royal gardens. Every evening, she stood on her balcony admiring the view, and then she would remove whatever ring she was wearing and bathe her hands in rosewater. One evening, after the princess had removed her favourite diamond ring, a little rabbit hopped onto her balcony. “How adorable!” she cried, and she stopped to play with the rabbit. However, after the rabbit had hopped away, the princess found her diamond ring was missing. “Surely the rabbit didn’t take it?” she thought. The next night, the rabbit came to play again and the princess’s best…

4 min.
jack and jill and the dragon

One bright morning, Jack and Jill went up the hill to fetch a pail of water. But when they pulled up their bucket, they found it was empty! There wasn’t a single drop in it. Jill peered down the well. “It’s dry down there. It rained a lot last week so something must be blocking our supply. We’ll have to find the stream that feeds it and move whatever is in the way. It starts up in the mountains.” “Not Dragon Mountains!” gasped Jack. “Yes,” said Jill. “But I’m sure we’ll find the blockage before we get too close to the you-know-what. We’d better leave soon.” Jack gulped nervously. He’d heard that the dragon on top of the mountain breathed fire. He hated dragons. Jack and Jill packed some essential supplies and set off. They…