Story Store

 
 

Story Store

The Story Store takes orders from real kids across Canada and turns their suggestions into hilarious, fun-filled adventures! Run by CBC Kids hosts Mr. Orlando the Moose and Gary the Unicorn, every Story Store episode features a group of seriously silly performers bringing original stories to life with fresh takes on genres, sweet songs and celebrity cameos sprinkled in.

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Announcement: MORE Story Store Shorties!

Story Store Shorties ARE back with a brand new batch of short stories starting October 26! Between breakfast and bedtime, you can fit these shorties wherever you need. These little stories are sure to bring big smiles.

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Whales, Tails, and Taxi Crabs

A whale and a fish, who don’t exactly get along, are forced to travel together to make it to their destination. Dive under the sea to follow this story of unexpected friendship! Ordered by Story Store customer Zora. Discussion Question: How do you make a friend? Do you remember meeting your best friend - what happened? What does being a good friend mean?

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The Chicken Who Meowed

This the tail of a chicken named Scoops, who always felt a little bit meowingly different from the rest. This story was ordered by Madelyn and Andrew. Discussion Question: Have you ever felt like you didn’t fit in the way you were expected to? What did you do? What did you learn?

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Gingerbread Mandy’s New Clothes

Mandy the Gingerbread Cookie wants to be the most fashionable Cookie at the Great Big Bake Off, and she’ll do anything to win. When she employs an evil Oatmeal Raisin Cookie to design her new icing, she ends up getting more than she bargained for. Ordered by Story Store customer Imogen. Discussion Question: Have you ever pretended to like something that you didn’t? Why did you decide to do that? Do other people’s thoughts matter?

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The Steam Train and the Wigwag

All aboard! This train tale follows Wally the Wigwag who keeps the trains safe and the turkeys gobbling. This story was ordered by Story Store customer Julian. Discussion Question: What does teamwork mean to you? Was there a time when you worked together with others? Why did it work or not work?

Download The Steam Train and the Wigwag
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Pancake Pirates

When two pancake pirates get caught up in an evil french toast plan, they’ve got to climb to great heights to find missing treasure. Discussion Question: Has there ever been a time when you’ve been a hero? What did you do? What makes someone heroic?

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Airplaner Explainer

Fly through this story about the Wright Brothers and their adventure inventing the first airplane! Ordered by Story Store customer Carter. Discussion questions: What does “supporting someone” mean to you? Have you ever felt frustrated when someone didn’t support you? What did you decide to do?

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The Whistling Dogs

Hop along the tour bus and turn it up to 11! This story follows the rockin’ journey of a famous band of whistling dogs known as The Good Boys. This story was ordered by Justin. Discussion Question: Change is hard, but can be good. Can you think of an example of a good change?

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The Lonely Pizza

Join the pizza party! When Russell the pizza slice has suddenly become just a leftover in the freezer, he escapes to find his purpose through the help of his household friends! This story was ordered by Story Store customer Brinne. Discussion Question: Was there ever a time you felt lonely? What did you do? What did you do to feel better?

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Giraffes Don’t Dance

A small town Giraffe named Gumpy moves to the big city to become a dancer-- except in this new town, Giraffes aren’t allowed to dance! Listen along, as Gumpy the Giraffe prances his way into proving Giraffes CAN groove! This story was ordered by Story Store customer Marla. Discussion Question: Have you ever tried something new? How did it go? What did you learn?

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The Girl Who Liked Gum

Chewing away one piece at a time, The Girl Who Liked Gum is about a REAL sticky situation between a small town and one girl with a REALLY big bubble. This story was ordered by Anna. Discussion Question: Have you ever practiced something to get better at it? Why would practice make perfect? What would you like to get better at?

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Season 2: coming June 18!

Gary and Mr. Orlando are back June 18 with fantastical, full-length adventures! These stories are ordered from real kids from all over. Expect sweet songs and lots of laughs. New this season: Story Store activities and discussion questions at the end of each episode! They're conversation-starters for the whole family.

Download Season 2: coming June 18!
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The Elf Who Had Problems

When Phil the Elf's problems are making Santa's Workshop less merry and bright, a new friend might be just the gift he needs to change. Story ordered by Camden.

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The Dinosaur and Mike

Best friends and bandmates Dino and Mike have creative differences when it comes to their new stoneage sound. Story ordered by Sydney.

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Someone's Mopping the Floor

When the lights go out, siblings Jason and Carrie get spooked when someone...or SOMETHING sloshes around the basement. Story ordered by Ezekiel.

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The Birthday Balloon Who Came to Life

Happy the Balloon learns that life can be happy or sad, when your inflated by love. Story ordered by Ava.

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Starry Day

Lyra the Star stays up all night to finally see the sunny day. Story ordered by Anna.

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Tag! You're the Dragon!

When a village is being attacked by a scary dragon, a brave knight must make the right moves before it's game, set and match! Story ordered by Ty.

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Melvis and the Magical Sandwich

Melvis the Mosquito may be be the King of Rock n Roll, but he can't find a good meal to save his wings! Story ordered by Lila.

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Moon Dance Party

The man on the moon throws the best party in the entire galaxy, but will anyone notice? Story ordered by Kate.

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Madge and Mort Marshmallow

Why do we put marshmallows in our hot chocolate? This story has all the cocoa-related answers. Story ordered by Kate.

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Spots, Scales and Fashion Tales

A spotted Cheetah and a scaley Dragon start a fashion feud, but learn that trying new things is always the best accessory. Story ordered by London.

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Magic School

Freda the Fairy suspects a Witch is using magic to cheat at fantasy football! Story ordered by Seriah.

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The Princess Who Wanted a Pet

A princess who wants a pet makes a new hoppin' friend who can toad-ally help. Story ordered by Rose.

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The Legend of Dirtbike Jones

A mean ATV is challenged by a mysterious Dirt Bike to a jumping contest - winner takes all! Story ordered by Bryson.

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Sloth and the Cheetah Building Co.

A Cheetah and a Sloth try to build a house together, but their differences don't raise the roof. Story ordered by Jasmine and Raj.

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Strawberry Siblings

When leaves start going missing in the garden patch, the pint sized adventurers, The Strawberry Siblings, are on the case! Story ordered by Violet.

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The Race Around the World

Zoom the Racecar challenges a slow and steady minivan to a race around the world. Story ordered by Asher.

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The Case of the Disappearing Planet

When a part of Jared's school project goes missing, it's up to this at-home kid detective to get to the bottom of his planet-conundrum. Story order by Jessie.

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The Nervous Leprechaun

Neil the Leprechaun goes for the gold, and gets over his nerves in order to stand up to a giant problem. Story ordered by Reema.

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When Sandy met Harry

A small speck of sand stands up to a hurricane bully, who's full of hot air. Story ordered by Chloe.

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Snake Spies

Two snake super spies get caught up monkeying around with a tricky gorilla. Story ordered by Gavin.

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Astro-Shark!

When Susan the shark feels like a fish out of water, she goes to great galaxies to find her true friends. Story ordered by Kye and Lacey.

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Announcement: Story Store Shorties!

The Story Store will be back with a brand new batch of short stories starting this week! Between breakfast and bedtime, you can fit these shorties wherever you need. These little stories are sure to bring you big smiles.

Download Announcement: Story Store Shorties!
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Introducing: Fierce Girls

From athletes to aviators, scientists to spies. From the deep blue sea to the dark, black skies. Australia is full of girls who dare to do things differently. Adventurous girls. Girls with guts and spirit. You know what they are? They're FIERCE. And these are their stories. Subscribe to Fierce Girls now, a podcast from The ABC in Australia.

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Bee the Tea (ft. Lisa Loeb)

The Story Store is buzzing! Bea the Bumblebee wants to make a splash at the Nectar Ball - the premiere fashion insect party where the best bugs can strut their stuff - but bees aren’t allowed! Should Bea change her look to be accepted, or will she go out on a wing to bee herself? Featuring singer and author Lisa Loeb, this story was ordered by Sneha, age 6. If you’d like to order a story from the Story Store, call 1-888-413-2781 (it’s toll free in North America) or email us at thestorystore@cbc.ca to give your story suggestion.

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The Tricera-Chord (ft. Steve Dangle)

When the handsome and powerful Super Kyle needs to learn guitar to make it into the Council of Heroes, he finds out practising a new skill is a super power in itself. Featuring hockey aficionado and Youtuber Steve Dangle, this story was order by Story Store customer Ben. If you’d like to order a story from the Story Store, call 1-888-413-2781 (it’s toll free in North America) or email us at thestorystore@cbc.ca to give your story suggestion.

Download The Tricera-Chord (ft. Steve Dangle)
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Black Holes & Rock n' Roll (ft. Ali Hassan)

When a young planeteen named Xander gets lost during an asteroid shower - he ends up getting lost with the most famous rock star in the galaxy! Can they save the universe before it gets sucked into a black hole? Featuring comedian, and Story Store head office manager, Ali Hassan, this story was ordered by Summer.

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Jungle Cat-astrophe (ft. Sarah Maclachlan)

Grandpa Clark J Cheetah lost his dream of flying long ago, but with his Grand-Tiger’s help, his dreams will be back up in the air in no time! Featuring singer, songwriter and actress Sarah Mclachlan, this story was ordered by Story Store customer Olivia.

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Dino210 (ft. Brian Fallon)

Scott T-Rex is the coolest dino around, but when his fear of the dark almost ruins his time at the school dance, it takes a tiny cricket to help Scott get over his big fear! Featuring The Gaslight Anthem’s Brian Fallon, this story was ordered by Story Store customer Navya, age 7.

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Mr. Sports’ Sports (ft. Tom Power)

The Story Store is getting sporty!! A gross stinky sock monster is on the loose! Mr. Sports needs to save the city of Sportstroplis but will his sports-based magic powers be enough? Featuring q’s Tom Power, this story was ordered by Emily, age 9.

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The Nightmare-Giving Witch (ft. Sugar Lyn Beard)

This Halloween, stories get spooky! When a group of friends cross an evil witch and her bumbling assistant, they better act quick or else there won’t be any sweet dreams in their future! Featuring actress, and Story Store’s sweetest friend, Sugar Lyn, this story was ordered by Isla, age 9. If you’d like to order a story from the Story Store, call 1-888-413-2781 (it’s toll free in North America) or email us at thestorystore@cbc.ca to give your story suggestion.

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Hedgehog Another Day (ft. Candy Palmater)

When Cuddles the Hedgehog gets lost, he ends up finding a network of Hedgehog Super Spies. Their mission: to save the world from an evil company of foxes who are bent on world domination! Featuring comedian and radio host Candy Palmater, this story was ordered by Story Store customer Kai, age 10. If you’d like to order a story from the Story Store, call 1-888-413-2781 (it’s toll free in North America) or email us at thestorystore@cbc.ca to give your story suggestion.

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The Squiggle and The Square Dance (ft. Fred Penner)

This episode of The Story Store takes place in the town of Symmetry, where irregular shapes aren’t welcome. When a small squiggle goes up again cubed bully, a square dance off ensues! Featuring Fred Penner, this story was ordered by Amelia, age 6. If you’d like to order a story from the Story Store, call 1-888-413-2781 (it’s toll free in North America) or email us at thestorystore@cbc.ca to give your story suggestion.

Download The Squiggle and The Square Dance (ft. Fred Penner)
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When Snowflake met Rainbow (ft. Rick Mercer)

No two snowflakes are alike, and the reason why is a little colourful! Featuring Story Store crush Rick Mercer, this story was ordered by Zoe, aged 8.

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