Sparkle Stories Podcast

Children's Topics & Stories

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

Description:

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

"Terrance the Fox" from the Sparkle Sleepytime collection

1/25/2023
This week's free story comes from the Sparkle Sleepytime collection. It's called "Terrance the Fox." Terrance loves smells. His sensitive nose delights in the smell of moss, of newly cut hay, of nearby chimney smoke and willow roots. After a long night of sniffing every corner of the hay field, Terrance is ready for a deep and sweet-smelling sleep. 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:00:14:50

"A Year to Build a Day — Introduction to a Day of Rest" from the Martin & Sylvia: Day of Rest collection

1/19/2023
This week's free story comes from the Martin & Sylvia: Day of Rest collection. It's called "A Year to Build a Day — Introduction to a Day of Rest." Christmas is over and Momma is backed up with work. Daddy is frustrated because their wood pile hasn’t been stacked and he isn’t sure when that is happening. Guests are coming and children are tired and it all seems a bit too much. And then, Momma is given a present that introduces a new idea to the family: A Day of Rest. The story you’re...

Duration:00:25:53

"Important to Us All" from the Martin & Sylvia: Saturdays! collection

1/11/2023
This week's free story comes from the Martin & Sylvia: Saturdays! collection. It's called "Important to Us All." When Daddy takes brother and sister downtown and they see a public mural being painted on a back wall of the town hall, they wonder if perhaps they can paint one at their home. "What should we paint?" asks Martin. "Something that is important to the whole family," suggests Daddy. And thus the Saturday project begins. The story you’re about to hear is 1 of over 1,400...

Duration:00:20:57

"Dreaming the Garden" from the Martin & Sylvia: More Adventures! collection

1/4/2023
This week's free story comes from the Martin & Sylvia: More Adventures! collection. It's called "Dreaming the Garden." One wintery morning, Mr. Brown invites brother and sister to come to the farm for some "quiet work". They wonder - is it pruning? Building a new chicken coop? Making pies? But the quiet work is much more imaginative than they expect - they are going to help the garden dream. The story you’re about to hear is 1 of over 1,400 original stories at Sparkle Stories. You can...

Duration:00:20:34

"First Day" from the Martin & Sylvia collection

12/21/2022
This week's free story comes from the Martin & Sylvia collection. It's called "First Day." The downtown's First Day celebration is here! And everyone is excited. Martin and Sylvia love the snow and ice sculptures, the music and the booths of hot chocolate and muffins. But this year, they can't agree about what sort of snow sculpture they want to make. Their team of family and friends is counting on their help! The group finally decides on Martin's idea, leaving Sylvia feeling on the...

Duration:00:16:39

"Discovery & Delight" from the Martin & Sylvia: More Adventures collection

12/21/2022
This week's free story comes from the Martin & Sylvia: More Adventures collection. It's called "Discovery & Delight." It’s the end of autumn, and Sylvia can’t wait to go to the annual “Longest Night” Bonfire — it’s a magical celebration that the whole family enjoys. On the day of the gathering, she must muster as much patience as possible. To keep herself busy, she bundles herself up and takes herself on a walk through her yard to check on her various fairy houses. And oh what quiet...

Duration:00:18:02

"Traditions" from the Junkyard Tales collection

12/14/2022
This week's free story comes from the Junkyard Tales collection. It's called "Traditions." One morning Ben Thompson, clever cat, wakes to the sound of small scuffling feet. What could it be? Turns out it's three small mice, hunting for hidden glass stars. Glass stars? Ben later discovers that hiding colorful glass stars for the mice to find is one of the many holiday traditions in the Junkyard. There's also storytelling and gift-giving among others! It all sounds great to Ben; he wants...

Duration:00:22:49

"Holiday Delight " from the At Home with Martin & Sylvia collection

12/7/2022
This week's free story comes from the At Home with Martin & Sylvia collection. It's called "Holiday Delight." Between all the decorating, baking, crafting and celebrating, this year’s holiday season has been a very busy one for Martin and Sylvia. When they are suddenly faced with a day with no plans, however, brother and sister don’t know what to do with themselves. “Look for the delight,” suggests Momma, and as soon as they do, the magic begins. The story you’re about to hear is 1...

Duration:00:19:37

"December One: Sergeant Calls a Meeting" from the Junkyard Tales: Audio Advent Calendar collection

11/30/2022
This week's free story comes from the Junkyard Tales: Audio Advent Calendar collection. It's called "December One: Sergeant Calls a Meeting." One chilly evening in late autumn, Sergeant the steadfast Junkyard Watchdog announces some challenging news: the Junkyard isn’t able to pay its bills for the year, and the Junkyard Warden may have to leave. The other animals are upset — but when they realize that the Warden would take both Sergeant and Winnie with him, they are doubly distressed....

Duration:00:19:12

"December 1: The Daily Postcard Extravaganza" from the It's a Martian Holiday! collection

11/30/2022
This week's free story comes from the It's a Martian Holiday! collection. It's called "December 1: The Daily Postcard Extravaganza." What do Christmas, Hanukkah, and other winter holidays on earth look like through the eyes of a real-life Martian? Johnny Boy Nebraska, podcast host and bonafide Celestial being, shares his experience — and invites us into a December postcard exchange! The story you’re about to hear is 1 of over 1,400 original stories at Sparkle Stories. You can explore...

Duration:00:19:15

"The First Good Deed (Libby's Mother)" from the Libby & Dish's Good-Deed-A-Day Club collection

11/30/2022
This week's free story comes from the Libby & Dish's Good-Deed-A-Day Club collection. It's called "The First Good Deed (Libby's Mother)." On the first day of December, Libby receives some holiday wisdom from her cat Dish and her neighbor’s dog Chad. They teach her what comes to be known as the “dog trick,” or the powerfully positive effect of doing nice things for others. When Libby describes this to her friends Morgan and Juan Paco, suddenly a new adventure is born: a Good-Deed-a-Day...

Duration:00:20:14

"Story One: 'Where to Start'" from the The Castlechanter Fairy Audio Advent Calendar collection

11/30/2022
This week's free story comes from the The Castlechanter Fairy Audio Advent Calendar collection. It's called "Story One: 'Where to Start'" December has finally arrived — Oscar Grimmson’s favorite month. As he begins dreaming about the upcoming winter festivities (including his own birthday), Oscar and his sister receive a surprise invitation to explore a new feature of the enchanted land of Hillwyn: the fairy advent spiral walk. The story you’re about to hear is 1 of over 1,400...

Duration:00:19:57

"December 1: Waiting" from the Martin & Sylvia's Audio Advent Calendar collection

11/30/2022
This week's free story comes from the Martin & Sylvia's Audio Advent Calendar collection. It's called "December 1: Waiting." This story is a part of Martin & Sylvia's Audio Advent Calendar — 25 stories for the 24 magical days of Advent in December — plus Christmas! From the playhouse to the library, from the Weber's restaurant to the Spunderful Shop, you can spend all of December with the delightful brother and sister as they follow their own Advent adventure. Enjoy a 10 to 25 minute...

Duration:00:26:12

"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