This project grew out of a request for multilingual storytelling as part of the Gaithersburg, Maryland Book Festival. The idea was for individuals to share their love of language by telling children’s stories in a variety of languages. Since that event has gone virtual, we have begun to collect audio and video stories in many languages to share with you here. We welcome your contributions. Use our Contact Form to offer your own storytelling talents.
Choose a language and a story below:
A rabbit begins to appreciate what he already has.
The five part tale of Hedgy the Hedgehog.
Explore Chinese with three short stories.
A two part story of the disagreements between a man and his wife.
A girl’s incredible furoshiki (wrapping cloth) saves the day.
Learn or practice the Star Trek Language with various stories.
A city mouse and a country mouse gain new perspectives.
Ancient Mayan Tale of how birds got their names, told in Spanish.
Tale of Iara the Mermaid and her adventures under the sea.
Tale about the Emperor, collected by Vuk Karadzic (1874).
The story of a special doll and her pet with yellow eyes.
Explore Ukrainian with various folktales.
Yoruba folktales about nature and family.
Story about extreme weather.
Interested in sharing a story? We welcome your contributions.