Storytime Commons is a broad collection of children’s audio stories, developed by librarians for LibraryCall’s Dial-A-Story customers. Stories are available in English and Spanish and include traditional tales from around the world, as well as original stories and #ownvoices selections. Our team works to ensure that all stories are high-quality, respectful of all people, and licensed for use in our customer's Dial-a-Story programs. View our collection development policy for more information.
Ana está emocionada de recibir su muñeca número 100 como regalo de su padre. Pero mientras su familia se prepara para donar a una colecta de juguetes en honor al Día del niño en la Ciudad de México, Ana hace una nueva amiga y reconsidera la importancia de su colección de juguetes.
Ana is excited to receive her 100th doll as a gift from her father. But as her family prepares to help with a toy giveaway in honor of El Día del Niño (or Children's Day) in their city in México, Ana makes a new friend and reconsiders how important her toy collection is to her.
Una zorra y un gato trabajan juntos para derrotar a un grupo de animales grandes y hambrientos. Este relato infantil está basado en un cuento tradicional de Ucrania. / A fox and a cat work together to outsmart a group of big, hungry forest animals. This children's story is based on a traditional folk tale from Ukraine.
In a forest in Haiti, Waslene meets a much-needed friend while gathering firewood for her greedy stepmother. Though based on traditional Haitian folklore, this story is similar in some ways to the story of Cinderella.
Louie the turtle and Lily the bulldog, the Williams' family pets, run an animal detective agency when their humans aren't around. In this story, Louie and Lily help their friend Rocky figure out who has been sending mysterious rhyming notes.
En esta clásica fábula para niños, tres cerditos se independizan y cada uno construye una casa para mantenerse seguro. El primer cerdito construye una casa de paja, la segunda usa palos, y la tercera cerdita, la más inteligente, opta por ladrillos. Cuando llegue el Gran Lobo Feroz, ¿qué casa de cerdito será la más segura?
José Luis can't wait to spend his fall break playing Minecraft-- his favorite game and the thing he is most thankful for in the world. But a family trip to Mexico gets in the way of his gaming plans, and José Luis is beyond bummed. When he arrives in Mexico and meets his cousin for the first time, José Luis realizes he might have more to be thankful for than he ever imagined.
When Luna throws a tantrum about eating her dinner, Abuela tells her granddaughter the story of La Llorona, a tale that serves to warn children about the consequences of not appreciating what one has. One of Mexico's most popular ghost stories, La Llorona has been passed down for generations and has been retold all around the world. This story may be scary for young or sensitive children, so grownups are advised to listen along.
The night before the start of a new school year, Jaiden feels worried. What will he say when his teacher and classmates ask about his summer break? Jaiden's family didn't go on expensive trips or attend summer camps. But maybe the things he did at home are equally worth sharing...
A greedy monkey tricks a crab into trading her yummy omusubi rice snack for a single persimmon seed. But who will end up with the bigger reward in the end? This story by Ryan Aoto is based on the traditional Japanese folktale The Monkey-Crab Battle.