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Ep 30 Charlie and Lucy on the Road, A Sing-Along Episode, An Original Fairytale Story with Folk Songs for Children and Family

Welcome to Episode 27 of the April Eight Songs & Stories Podcast. Today’s story is called “Charlie and Lucy on the Road, a Sing-Along Episode,“ a great story for your kids at bath time, bedtime, car time, and family time.   

Now it is a Sing-Along Episode, so I hope you have your singing voice ready. Charlie and Lucy told me to tell you not to worry. They said that the more out of tune and goofy you are, the more fun everyone will have. So sing with all your heart and don’t worry too much about the rest.

I’m so glad you are here, and I can’t wait to tell you today’s story.

“Listen now to CHARLIE AND LUCY ON THE ROAD”. 

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Today’s story references a few other great podcasts for kids as part of our Kids Listen “Hit the Road” Sweeps – you can find them all at app.kidslisten.org

The podcasts I share are
The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian
Buttons & Figs
Good Stuff Kids Podcast

and my story The Butterfly Adventurer – for the Wander Song…. 

Here is an excerpt from today’s episode:

Charlie and Lucy climbed into the rental car. Ugh. They were going to have to sit there in the back seat for HOURS! HOURS! They’d already been on a plane, which was pretty cool actually, soaring above the birds, above the clouds. They’d seen the tops of mountains covered in snow even in the summer-time and the patterns of rectangles that mom said were farm fields lying like a patchwork quilt across the Earth. Charlie watched as the fluff of white and gray clouds moved at their leisure, casting shadows across the countryside below. Lucy was fascinated by wanderings of the rivers as they wound themselves first one way and then another, never in a straight line, as they cut across the world below them. Lakes shimmered in the sun and looked like puddles from so far above. And then they’d seen the city, all gridded out, with buildings and busy cars, trains and trucks, all moving like tiny ants. And the airport with all of its flashing lights and runways and then they’d landed. Oh, it took forever for them to get their luggage and keys to the rental car and CHARLIE AND LUCY WERE SO HUNGRY!

Aunt Cookie and mom were taking them on a big adventure all along the coast of Maine. Charlie and Lucy were pretty excited. They’d been pouring over the map of Maine for weeks. And now here they were.

Hey, Wait a minute, Aunt Cookie? Charlie and Lucy have an Aunt Cookie? Well, yes they do. Her real name is Karen,  but they’ve always called her Cookie.

“The Rock Island Line” is a Leadbelly tune.

“The Happy Wanderer” was written by Antonia Ridge and Friedrich Moller in 1954

“Aikendrum” is a traditional Scottish folk song.

“Do Your Ears Hang Low” is a traditional English folk song.

Thank you for listening. If you’ve been enjoying these fairytales that I write for your children and for you, and for everyone who has an innocent heart. I’d love to hear from you – you can leave a comment below, on Facebook or send me an email. Or, leave a review on your favorite podcast venue and let everyone know. Spreading the word is a lovely thing to do.

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A Little Minute About Birthdays!

Welcome to Episode 23 of the April Eight Songs & Stories Podcast. Today’s Episode is called, “A Little Minute About Birthdays”!

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On today’s episode, we talk about birthdays birthdays birthdays. Whether yours is soon or way far away, I think you’ll find some fun Continue reading

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Grammy and the Star Soup

Welcome to Episode 19 of the April Eight Songs & Stories Podcast. Today’s episode is called “Grammy and the Star Soup”.

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In today’s episode, oh, those kids, they won’t go to sleep. But Grammy has a story to tell them, and it’s a real “doozy’. That is old-fashioned for ‘a good one’.  Continue reading

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Meggie & Felix and the Snowy Little Minute

Welcome to Episode 18 of the April Eight Songs & Stories Podcast! I’m so excited about this one because it makes me giggle – I just love my little Felix. Maybe because, just like him, I’m a younger sibling myself. Today’s story is called Meggie & Felix and the Snowy Little Minute.

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Listen to Episode 18, “Meggie and Felix and the Snowy Little Minute” now!

Now you might be wondering what a “little minute” is. Well, I gotta tell you, it is an expression that I’ve used forever but I really don’t know if anyone else does. When I say, “I’ll be there in a little minute,” people have always looked at me like Continue reading

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Tonight! Stay Up Late with April Eight

Stay Up Late with April Eight TONIGHT at https://www.facebook.com/aprileight

Tonight we are going to have a little Songs & Stories Slumber Party over on the April Eight Songs & Stories Facebook Page at 8PM EST. So pop some popcorn, make some cocoa, and get ready for a fun time saying hi to all of our friends, singing some songs together and hearing a story about the one time when Roxie, well… I save that for tonight!

I’ll be singing some songs from my Songs for a Magical Winter CD, so if you want to listen ahead, it is right here. A lovely choice for a peaceful car ride or, everyone’s favorite, bedtime. If you liked my most recent April Eight Songs and Stories Snowflake podcast, then this CD or iTunes download is for you.

I can’t wait to see you tonight, my friends. xoxoxoxoxo!

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April Eight Winter Songs & Stories – Snowflakes!

Welcome to Episode 17 of the April Eight Songs & Stories Podcast. With so much to enjoy about winter, I’m glad it is here! This episode is about the wonder of Snowflakes!

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On today’s episode, I tell you a little bit about how I wrote my song Snowflake Fairies, Continue reading

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The Fairy Queen & the 3 Brothers, Story 2, The Scepter

Welcome to Episode 13 of the April Eight Songs & Stories Podcast. Today’s story is “The Fairy Queen & the 3 Brothers, Story Two”.

On today’s episode, I tell you the story of Mell, the middle brother of the 3 brothers who are trying to bring down the regal Fairy Queen. Last week  Continue reading