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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

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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

"Home-Grown Thanksgiving" from the At Home with Martin & Sylvia collection

11/23/2022
This week's free story comes from the At Home with Martin & Sylvia collection. It's called "Home-Grown Thanksgiving." For as long as either Martin or Sylvia can remember, they have gone to their grandparents' home to celebrate Thanksgiving. But this year, their parents have decided to host the event at home. And not only is the traditional location changing, but Momma and Daddy have proposed to cook a Thanksgiving meal with only local ingredients — which means that everything they eat...

Duration:00:23:32

"Thank-You's" from the Martin & Sylvia collection

11/16/2022
This week's free story comes from the Martin & Sylvia collection. It's called "Thank-You's." Mr. Brown teaches Martin the secret to being a good farmer — to be thankful. Martin is excited to be more thankful at home, but he returns to see that his cat Pickles has ripped his favorite toy. How can he be thankful when he is feeling so mad? The story you’re about to hear is 1 of over 1,400 original stories at Sparkle Stories. You can explore them all now for free. Go to sparklestories.com...

Duration:00:23:32

"Kind Favors" from the Junkyard Tales: All Together Now collection

11/9/2022
This week's free story comes from the Junkyard Tales: All Together Now collection. It's called "Kind Favors." Ben Thompson's home in the china cabinet needs a thorough clean, but his paws are too big to get in the nooks and crannies. He asks a group of mice for a favor, which launches a delightful series of "kind favors" throughout the Junkyard. In the end, everyone gets a chance to help out and also receive something they really want! The story you’re about to hear is 1 of over 1,400...

Duration:00:21:04

"The Lantern Prince" from the So Many Fairies collection

11/2/2022
This week's free story comes from the So Many Fairies collection. It's called "The Lantern Prince." The Prince is not like his parents. In fact, he is not like any royal. In addition to being strong, obedient, and confident — common royal traits — he is also very kind and loving. But what makes the Prince unusual is that he is kind and loving to everyone, royal and servant alike. The King and Queen hope that he will grow out of it, but alas, as he grows he only gets more loving and kind....

Duration:00:25:29

"Halloween Magic" from the Junkyard Tales: Halloween Story collection

10/26/2022
This week's free story comes from the Junkyard Tales: Halloween Story collection. It's called "Halloween Magic." Lil Mamma and Spiro have a bit of an ongoing competition during the Halloween season - whose costume is the best? Well this year Ben Thompson, clever cat, brings in some special halloween magic that turns the competition upside down. The story you’re about to hear is 1 of over 1,400 original stories at Sparkle Stories. You can explore them all now for free. Go to...

Duration:00:31:15

"Part One: The Thinning of the Veils" from the Martin & Sylvia's Halloween collection

10/19/2022
This week's free story comes from the Martin & Sylvia's Halloween collection. It's called "Part One: The Thinning of the Veils." The stories follow the events that unfold over the few days before Halloween as the creative brother and sister prepare for their annual Fairy Ball. Part One: "The Thinning of the Veils" While Martin and Sylvia wait for the invitations to arrive for their annual Halloween Fairy Ball, Sylvia spies something curious sticking out of the toy shelf in their...

Duration:00:23:40

"Our Costume Party" from the Libby & Dish collection

10/12/2022
This week's free story comes from the Libby & Dish collection. It's called "Our Costume Party." Libby needs to do some important research: what will Morgan's costume party be like? Libby finally works up the courage to ask her friend about her party ... and the answer is a surprise for everyone. The story you’re about to hear is 1 of over 1,400 original stories at Sparkle Stories. You can explore them all now for free. Go to sparklestories.com and click the button at the top that says...

Duration:00:13:32

"Episode One: Periwinkle's Parrot" from the Windward Ho! Fore & Aft (Book One)

10/5/2022
This week's Free story comes from the Windward Ho! Fore & Aft (Book One) collection. It's called "Episode One: Periwinkle's Parrot." In this first episode of Windward Ho! book one, Periwinkle "Wink" Mackenzie excitedly waits to purchase the next book in her favorite series, The Windward Chronicles, early on the morning of its release. She never suspects that receiving the new book will be only the beginning of an unforeseen adventure. The story you’re about to hear is 1 of over 1,400...

"A Dragon Dance" from the Martin & Sylvia: Learning Days collection

9/28/2022
This week's Free story comes from the Martin & Sylvia: Learning Days collection. It's called "A Dragon Dance." For Martin, the dark nights of autumn can spark some worries, and right now his worries are all about dragons. Could Martin fight a dragon if he had to? How would he protect himself? And what preparations would he need to make? As Martin’s plans for self-preservation develop, he encounters his neighbor Ollie and learns a new way to harness the power of the dragon. The story...

Duration:00:18:23

"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