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Sparkle Stories produces original audio stories for families around the world. Each week on the Sparkle Stories Podcast, we'll be sharing a Free Story from one of our Original Story Series! Find us at: www.sparklestories.com

Sparkle Stories produces original audio stories for families around the world. Each week on the Sparkle Stories Podcast, we'll be sharing a Free Story from one of our Original Story Series! Find us at: www.sparklestories.com

Location:

Charlotte, VT

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Sparkle Stories produces original audio stories for families around the world. Each week on the Sparkle Stories Podcast, we'll be sharing a Free Story from one of our Original Story Series! Find us at: www.sparklestories.com

Language:

English


Episodes

"Apple Pies" from the Martin & Sylvia collection

9/21/2022
This week's Free story comes from the Martin & Sylvia collection. It's called "Apple Pies." Mr. and Mrs. Brown, the farmers who live next door, are hosting an apple pie contest, complete with games, stories, and a lot of apple pie eating. All families must bring a pie to be judged. This year Martin wants to make his own pie in addition to the pie Daddy and Sylvia are making. In a flash of inspiration, Martin knows exactly what his secret ingredient will be. Will his unique concoction win...

Duration:00:21:35

"The Apricot Tree and the Robin" from the So Many Fairies collection

9/14/2022
This week's free story comes from the So Many Fairies collection. It's called "The Apricot Tree and the Robin." Oobst is a fruit fairy who watches over an orchard. In this orchard, under the care of Oobst, is a very young and nervous apricot tree. The tree is so nervous that Oobst knows she must do something to help. She enlists the help of a young Robin couple, and finds a magical way to offer the apricot tree a source of peace and strength. The story you’re about to hear is 1 of...

Duration:00:19:28

"The Clay Pot" from the The Willowbee Tree collection

9/7/2022
This week's free story comes from the The Willowbee Tree collection. It's called "The Clay Pot." In the backyard of an ordinary house on an ordinary street in an ordinary town, there was once a most extraordinary tree. It was an enormous Willow tree. In the middle of its trunk there was a hole. And if you found yourself near that willow tree with a certain wonder stirring in your heart, you might notice a colorful sparkle coming from that hole. And what was that sparkle? An invitation to...

Duration:00:22:42

"Ready to Swim" from The Willowbee Tree collection

8/31/2022
This week's Free story comes from the The Willowbee Tree collection. It's called "Ready to Swim." It is back to school time for Piper and Clancy, the two older Willowbee children. Clancy is sad about leaving kindergarten and worried about what first grade will bring. The willow tree seems to understand this and takes the Willowbees to an island in the American south where an alligator, a white ibis and several ghost crabs show them something miraculous: the moment when a little...

Duration:00:22:23

"Tilde the House Tomte" from the Stories about Sibling Rivalry collection

8/24/2022
This week's free story comes from the Stories about Sibling Rivalry collection. It's called "Tilde the House Tomte." Tilde the House Tomte loves a challenge. When a mother with two children marries a father with two children — right under her own roof — she gets her challenge. Not only do the siblings bicker, but now the step-siblings have arguments as well. When the mother must be away for an entire week, Tilde helps the children see each other anew: with love and empathy. Come join...

Duration:00:24:01

"Mrs. Castlechanter" from the Mrs. Castlechanter's Magic Cabinet

8/17/2022
This week's Free story comes from the Mrs. Castlechanter's Magic Cabinet collection. It's called "Mrs. Castlechanter." Everyone has heard the curious tales about Mrs. Castlechanter, the beloved art teacher at Hillfort Elementary. How old is she anyway? And what was the story about the drawing that winked at a student? As it turns out, Mrs. Castlechanter’s history proves to hold some interesting stories ... as does her special art cabinet. Come join us as a Sparkle subscriber! Just...

Duration:00:19:39

"The Rainbow Table" from the Martin & Sylvia: More Adventures! collection

8/10/2022
This week's Free story comes from the Martin & Sylvia: More Adventures! collection. It's called "The Rainbow Table." After Sylvia enjoys a picture book about a feast shared by all the colors of the rainbow, she enthusiastically suggests that they hold a Rainbow Table potluck! Each of the guests are to bring a dish that is a one of the colors of the rainbow. She worries that, as it is early spring, many of the guests will bring Green - but she is in for a surprise! Come join us as a...

Duration:00:22:30

"Zebra Stripes" from the Back to School Stories collection

8/3/2022
This week's Free story comes from the Back to School Stories collection. It's called "Zebra Stripes." "Zebra Stripes" from the Willowbee Tree series follows six-year-old Clancy. He is starting first grade this year and he worries that he won't fit into the class and find good friendships. Luckily, he meets an African Zebra who has similar worries, and the two of them realize that everyone is unique and special in their own way, and so everyone belongs. Come join us as a Sparkle...

Duration:00:26:02

"Pick-Up League" from the Martin & Sylvia collection

7/27/2022
This week's Free story comes from the Martin & Sylvia collection. It's called "Pick-Up League." Martin wants to join little league baseball like his friend Peter, but Momma and Daddy say he isn’t old enough for organized sports. He has to be nine. Nine! Martin is amazed! But that doesn’t mean there’s no baseball for Martin. Daddy pulls together a pick-up game with friends; flexible rules, bat and ball options, and many creative calls from the sidelines make the game fun for everyone in...

Duration:00:20:20

"Paddling to Treasure Island" from the Martin & Sylvia: More Adventures! collection

7/20/2022
This week's Free story comes from the Martin & Sylvia: More Adventures! collection. It's called "Paddling to Treasure Island." When Daddy suggests they paddle to "Luck Island" which had recently been made into a public park, brother and sister are at once excited and filled with questions: "Does anyone live there?" "What is on the island?" "Will there be pirate treasure?" They find out that the island does indeed have treasure, but not at all the kind they were expecting. Come join us...

Duration:00:22:49

"Good Morning Magic" from the By Thistle By Thimble collection

7/13/2022
This week's free story comes from the By Thistle By Thimble collection. It's called "Good Morning Magic." Stephan is a very busy man, but he and his daughter Pippy have two special times they always spend together. They are together every morning when Pippy wakes, and every evening when Pippy goes to bed. These times are special for not only them, but for the fairies that regularly gather in the city apartment where they live. This is a good story to help with separation...

Duration:00:23:15

The Cool House" from the Junkyard Tales collection

7/6/2022
This week's Free story comes from the Junkyard Tales collection. It's called "The Cool House." It is hot in the Junkyard, and the animals are worried about Mr. Flinch, the old possum. They know that the intense heat is not good for him, so they devise a plan to create a cool house under the Junkyard Warden’s air-conditioned office. But how will they construct this space without the Warden knowing? And how will they sneak in Mr. Flinch? And what happens when all the other animals hear...

Duration:00:24:02

"Night Magic" from the At Home with Martin & Sylvia collection

6/29/2022
This week's Free story comes from the At Home with Martin & Sylvia collection. It's called "Night Magic." Daddy has borrowed Mr. Brown's telescope with the intention of seeing the full moon. They all decide to stay up late that night, but Martin starts to worry he might get scared in the dark. When the sun finally sets, however, he is dazzled by the magic of the night. This story is just a sample of what we’ve got on the Sparkle streaming website. There we have over 1400 original...

Duration:00:20:42

"Midsummers Eve" from the At Home with Martin & Sylvia collection

6/21/2022
This week's Free story comes from the Martin & Sylvia collection. It's called "Midsummers Eve." When Martin and Sylvia learn that the Browns will not be able to hold their annual Midsummer's Eve festival, they are very disappointed. But then they realize that they could hold it themselves — in their own back yard! They need to plan it in such a way that Momma and Daddy get excited about it too, so they are faced with the question: What do grown ups like to do? This story is just a...

Duration:00:19:52

"Luke Alden the Bald Eagle" from the Sparkle Sleepytime collection

6/15/2022
This week's Free story comes from the Sparkle Sleepytime collection. It's called "Luke Alden the Bald Eagle." This story is probably one of our most sleepy — about a young bald eagle named Luke Alden who has lots and lots of ideas. All day long he thinks of ideas, and then one evening those ideas get in the way of falling asleep. Luckily his mother has an idea herself about how Luke Alden can let go of those ideas and feel his sleepy body. This is just the thing, because it doesn’t take...

Duration:00:14:37

"The Tiny House" from the Martin & Sylvia: Saturdays! collection

6/8/2022
This week's Free story comes from the Martin & Sylvia: Saturdays! collection. It's called "The Tiny House." Martin and Sylvia want to set up the tent, and in addition to sleeping bags, they want chairs, a work and dining table, as well as a reading and craft area. They quickly realize that it will take some careful planning to make it all fit?. By day's end they have a beautiful and functional little house. This story is just a sample of what we’ve got on the Sparkle streaming website....

Duration:00:20:23

"Now That's a Camp!" from the Junkyard Tales: All Together Now collection

6/1/2022
This week's Free story comes from the Junkyard Tales: All Together Now collection. It's called "Now That's a Camp!" Ben wants to create a summer camp for the mice, but he isn't sure how to do it. Sally gives him advice and encourages him to enroll the other Junkyard animals — but Ben knows they are all very busy. When he suggests they all offer to teach something they truly love, the camp quickly comes together. And what a unique camp it is! So this story is just a sample of what...

Duration:00:19:54

"Part One: The Welcome Wall" from the How to Be Super: The Violet Crown (Book One) collection

5/25/2022
This week's Free story comes from the How to Be Super: The Violet Crown (Book One) collection. It's called "Part One: The Welcome Wall." In which we are introduced to Dante and his single mother and learn that on the morning of his twelfth birthday, he experiences something incredible: he is struck by lightning. He is fine, but it begins a series of events that leads him to the neighborhood welcome wall where he receives a message that changes everything. If you want more than one...

Duration:00:43:08

"Part One: Family Orchard" from the Martin & Sylvia's Family Tree of Stories collection

5/18/2022
This week's Free story comes from the Martin & Sylvia's Family Tree of Stories collection. It's called "Part One: Family Orchard." Sylvia is nervous about her first ever dance recital. Martin needs a theme for a scrapbook project. When Gramma, Nanni and Poppi come to visit, Martin is inspired to record stories about big events from everyone's childhood. If you want more than one story a day, and you’re not yet a subscriber, now you can try it out for free. We always offer a free trial...

Duration:00:22:07

"Butterfly Gifts" from the Martin & Sylvia: More Adventures! collection

5/11/2022
This week's Free story comes from the Martin & Sylvia: More Adventures! collection. It's called "Butterfly Gifts." When Martin learns that the children who attend the town school often give "teacher gifts" on the first day, he suggests that Sylvia and he do the same for their teachers: Momma and Daddy. In secret, they make “butterfly gifts” that transform their entire home. If you want more than one story a day, and you’re not yet a subscriber, now you can try it out for free. We...

Duration:00:23:46