Our Webby Award-nominated show matches kids ages 6-12 and their story ideas with diverse, beloved children’s authors. Each episode chronicles the magic that grows through author-child collaboration and features an immersive story time read aloud by the author. Bonus episodes feature author interviews with our host Betsy Bird!
As a Common Sense Media Seal Selection, our show is recognized as a great choice for kids and families for its engaging stories, valuable content, and diverse voices, characters, and messages and has received an A+ for educational value. Our show has also been featured in Wired, Time for Kids, Parents, The New York Times, and CBC and wasThe Week Junior magazine’s 2020 Podcast of the Year. Our theme song and music is composed and performed by Andrew VanWyngarden, the Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter/musician and co-founder of MGMT.
Our companion activity book “Imagination Lab: Experiments in Creativity” is a New York Times/Wirecutter “Best Gift for 10 Year Olds” pick.
This podcast is a Literary Safari Production.
Since 1996, The Webby Awards have honored the best of the Internet, so it is kind of a big deal that our small and independently produced podcast is nominated for one this year!
The episode we are nominated for is Episode 11: “A Nose that Knows” which brought together nine-year old leukemia survivor Jocelyn and Katherine Applegate, the Newbery Award-winning author of The One and Only Ivan, to grow a real-life inspired story about a super dog named Sally who helps a girl with cancer feel better. This episode is not only about the power of imagination, but also about resilience and friendship! We’re thrilled it’s been recognized by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences.
We know full well that our podcast would be nada, zilch, nothing, zero, rien, kuchh nahin, la shayy, méiyǒu … without you—our incredible listeners. So, if you like what we have created here at Story Seeds, please make your voice heard!
Help us join the Webby Winners Circle by voting for us in the “Best Individual Episode – Family and Kids” category in the Webbys People’s Voice Awards through April 21, 2022. Just click here to cast your ballot! You can also find the link to vote at our Twitter, Instagram, or website. (Kids: Ask a grownup to help you create an account to vote. We promise it only takes a few seconds.)
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Story Seeds is a Literary Safari production. Our host is Betsy Bird. Our theme song is by Andrew VanWyngarden. Sound design is by Ania Grzesik of Ultraviolet Audio. Our producers are Sandhya Nankani, Anjali Sakhrani, and Kayla Fedeson.