Press play to listen to the official trailer of The Story Seeds™ Podcast, coming to you from Literary Safari Media in Winter 2019!


The Story Seeds Podcast


We match kids and their story ideas with the imaginations of beloved storytellers who grow their “story seeds” into original short stories! Our inaugural season will feature diverse and best-selling children’s authors including Dan Gutman, Veera Hiranadani, Tracey Baptiste, Aram Kim, Carlos Hernandez, Rajani LaRocca, and Chris Grabenstein.




Betsy Bird is a powerhouse in the world of kidlit. A librarian, blogger with School Library Journal, book reviewer for Kirkus Reviews, she was recently elected to the American Library Association’s Children's Literature Legacy Committee. Betsy is the co-author of Wild Things! Acts of Mischief in Children's Literature, author of the picture books Giant Dance Party and The Great Santa Stakeout, and editor of the anthology Funny Girl: Funniest Stories Ever which features stories by popular female children’s authors.

Listeners out there, use your imagination.
And dab on the haters!
— Irthan R., Age 11, Brooklyn, NY


Are you a like-minded individual, company, or organization who wants to reach the rapidly growing audience of children, families, librarians, and educators that are making podcasts a steady part of their daily media diet? Contact us for sponsorship, advertising, cross-promotional, and partnership opportunities.



Story Seeds in the News and on the Web

Strega Nona came to me out of the blue, but I often get [story] ideas from kids...Children will come up to me and say ‘Why don’t you write a story about...’
— Tomie dePaola

Creativity Workshops

Our team of writers, educators, and storytellers has developed Story Seeds creativity workshops for children around a variety of literary themes. We have led workshops in NYC at Books of Wonder, Pono, and Brooklyn Public Library. Reach out to learn more about bringing a Story Seeds program to your school, library, bookstore, or community organization.


Who is Behind Story Seeds?


Story Seeds is the brainchild of Sandhya Nankani, a mom and the award-winning founder of Literary Safari. However, no creative production is possible without hard-core imagination, sweat, ingenuity, and a team that is committed to the same BIG vision.

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Creativity is an essential 21st century survival skill and my vision in creating Story Seeds is to inspire families and educators to celebrate and nurture it.
— Sandhya Nankani