1st level: Stories for young children

Time for a Story

 

 

The Horsemen of the Scots / Once Upon A Lighthouse

Two short stories for early primary children, written by contemporary authors.

Should Bridei, a Pictish girl, fear the arrival of a group of strangers in her glen? The Horsemen of the Scots was written by David Macphail and read by Nicola Roy.

How can Rory overcome his worries about going to school for the first time? Once Upon a Lighthouse was written by Janis Mackay and read by Daniel Cameron.

The Explorers / The Dragon at the Bottom of Our Garden

Two short stories for early primary children, written by contemporary authors.

What inner strength can Alex draw from his ancestors? The Explorers was written by Chae Strathie and read by Daniel Cameron.

How can a dragon help two new friends share a common space? The Dragon at the Bottom of Our Garden was written by Lari Don and read by Lucy Goldie.

Spring and Summer

'Finding Spring' and 'Beach Adventure' by Janis Mackay.

Angela Darcy reads 'Finding Spring', about a girl and her mum on a hunt to look for signs that spring has arrived, from snowdrops and birds building nests, to happy cyclists with their sleeves rolled up!

The second story, 'Beach Adventure', is about a trip to the seaside, the fun of building with sand and shells ... and the power of the imagination. Read by Donald Pirie.

Autumn and Winter

'Saying Goodbye to Grandpa's Garden' and 'How to Build an Igloo' by Lari Don.

Sarah Higgins reads 'Saying Goodbye to Grandpa's Garden'. Four cousins spend one last day playing their favourite games together in their grandfather's garden before he moves house. They can't take the garden with them, but they realise there's a way to take some of the memories of the day with them.

'How to Build an Igloo', is read by Alastair G Bruce. After a huge snowfall, three children create a cosy snowy house in the garden. As darkness falls, they're called in for their tea and have to stop what they're doing ... And the next morning, they discover a surprise inside the igloo.