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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

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

"The Long Ride North" from The Dory Horde: The Gilded Dragon

5/20/2020
This week's Free Story comes from the "The Dory Horde: The Gilded Dragon" original audio story collection. It's called "The Long Ride North." Aurora and her five children live a quiet life in the woods, until one day they receive a phone call: their grandfather has died suddenly and the family must take the long journey from Kentucky to his mysterious estate in the Yukon territory. But why? And what will they learn once they arrive? Each week on the Sparkle Stories Podcast, we share...

Duration:00:30:38

"Like Cats and Dogs" from Martin & Sylvia: Saturdays!

5/13/2020
This week's Free Story comes from the "Martin & Sylvia: Saturdays!" original audio story collection. It's called "Like Cats and Dogs." As Daddy helps brother and sister understand the difference between "Dog People"and "Cat People", all three realize that they have traits that are like both dogs and cats. In fact, they can think of all sorts of animals they are like at different times of the day! Each week on the Sparkle Stories Podcast, we share a free story from one of our...

Duration:00:17:20

"Lil Ring's Full Moon Mother's Night Off" from Sparkle Sleepytime

5/6/2020
This week's Free Story comes from the "Sparkle Sleepytime" original audio story collection. It's called "Lil Ring's Full Moon Mother's Night Off." Lil Ring and her three ringtail cubs live a hardscrabble life in the open hills of West Texas. Lil Ring works hard all night keeping her cubs safe and well-fed and after a while, her three cubs notice how tired she looks and want to help. The challenge is that their young eyes don't see well enough at night to hunt or gather food on their...

Duration:00:17:36

"Touch of Nature" from Martin & Sylvia's Nature School

4/29/2020
This week's Free Story comes from the "Martin & Sylvia's Nature School" original audio story collection. It's called "Touch of Nature." This week's Goose-Eye school is focused on all the senses other than sight — and Martin feels a little nervous about this. What will it be like to walk around the forest without seeing? But Eva, this week's apprentice, gently helps him appreciate the sounds, the smells, and the touch that the natural world offers. Each week on the Sparkle Stories...

Duration:00:29:13

"The Purple Crocus Fairy" from So Many Fairies

4/22/2020
This week's Free Story comes from the "So Many Fairies" original audio story collection. It's called "The Purple Crocus Fairy." Spilky, the purple crocus fairy, is in a hurry. He wants his crocus bulb to bloom before all the others. But in his haste, he makes a big mistake - a mistake that teaches him a lesson about patience and the value of slowing down. Each week on the Sparkle Stories Podcast, we share a free story from one of our original story series! For many many many more...

Duration:00:21:50

"Meeka the Raccoon Kit" from Sparkle Sleepytime

4/15/2020
This week's Free Story comes from the "Sparkle Sleepytime" original audio story collection. It's called "Meeka the Raccoon Kit." In the Sparkle Sleepytime story, "Meeka the Raccoon Kit", young Meeka must care for herself and her young brother while her mother recovers from an injured paw. At first, Meeka is nervous, but slowly she realizes she has both the courage and the know-how to be a care-taking older sister. Each week on the Sparkle Stories Podcast, we share a free story from...

Duration:00:23:18

"The Caterpillar and the Flower" from Sparkle Sleepytime

4/8/2020
This week's Free Story comes from the "Sparkle Sleepytime" original audio story collection. It's called "The Caterpillar and the Flower." This is a springtime story inspired by the Easter Festival about a fat little caterpillar who dreams of a bright red flower far away. Although others feel his dreams are only fancy, the little caterpillar undergoes a transformation and sees that his dream is not only possible, but also so much more. Each week on the Sparkle Stories Podcast, we...

Duration:00:14:55

"Cat and Skunk Tricks" from Junkyard Tales: All Together Now

4/1/2020
This week's Free Story comes from the "Junkyard Tales: All Together Now" original audio story collection. It's called "Cat and Skunk Tricks." When Ben joins in a traditional day of "tricks" played between the neighborhood skunks and cats, he doesn't realize that the biggest trick of all is about to be played on him. Each week on the Sparkle Stories Podcast, we share a free story from one of our original story series! For many many many more stories like this one, visit the...

Duration:00:16:39

"Serena the Manatee" from Sparkle Sleepytime

3/24/2020
This week's Free Story comes from the "Sparkle Sleepytime" original audio story collection. It's called "Serena the Manatee." Serena, like all manatees, is an expert dreamer. She spends a lot of time in "dreamland" as they call it, and every morning she returns to the waking world filled with a peaceful joy. Nowadays, however, the manatees have a particular distraction that challenges their ability to stay asleep and dream: curious humans. Serena luckily learns a technique that works,...

Duration:00:15:09

"Ubi the Unicorn Filly" from Sparkle Sleepytime

3/18/2020
This week's Free Story comes from the "Sparkle Sleepytime" original audio story collection. It's called "Ubi the Unicorn Filly." A particularly bright and sensitive young unicorn asks big questions at bedtime, presenting a challenge. Luckily, her parents learn a lesson from her magic teacher that makes all the difference. Each week on the Sparkle Stories Podcast, we share a free story from one of our original story series! For many many many more stories like this one, visit the...

Duration:00:14:56

"The Spring Fairy Boat Show" from Martin & Sylvia: Saturdays!

3/18/2020
This week's Free Story comes from the "Martin & Sylvia: Saturdays!" original audio story collection. It's called "The Spring Fairy Boat Show." It's spring at Martin and Sylvia's house. The stream that borders their yard is flowing with melted snow, and it inspires Sylvia to make leaf boats on which the fairies can travel. Her excitement inspires the whole family, and soon everyone is making fairy boats too! Fast ones, pretty ones, strong ones. It's a Fairy Boat Show. Each week on the...

Duration:00:19:39

"The Caterpillar and the Flower" from Sparkle Sleepytime

3/11/2020
This week's Free Story comes from the "Sparkle Sleepytime" original audio story collection. It's called "The Caterpillar and the Flower." This is a springtime story inspired by the Easter Festival about a fat little caterpillar who dreams of a bright red flower far away. Although others feel his dreams are only fancy, the little caterpillar undergoes a transformation and sees that his dream is not only possible, but also so much more. Each week on the Sparkle Stories Podcast, we share a...

Duration:00:15:18

"The Magic Birthday Candles" from So Many Fairies

3/4/2020
This week's Free Story comes from the "So Many Fairies" original audio story collection. It's called "The Magic Birthday Candles." Sarah Jane's friends love all her fancy toys and her big playroom, but she would rather play "Hide-and-Seek," or "Explorers," or tag — and not cars or dolls. On her sixth birthday, surrounded by her friends, she makes a birthday wish that inspires a certain fire fairy to create some unique birthday magic for the whole party. Each week on the Sparkle...

Duration:00:21:56

"Sheep and Shepherds" from Martin & Sylvia: More Adventures!

2/26/2020
This week's Free Story comes from the "Martin & Sylvia: More Adventures!" original audio story collection. It's called "Sheep and Shepherds." Brother and sister love taking care of Pinochle and Roseberry, Mr. Brown's two new sheep. They help feed and clean up after the sheep. One day, Mr. Brown suggests they take the sheep to the pasture — by themselves. This gives them the chance to be real shepherds, learning the importance of "empathy" when taking care of someone. Each week on...

Duration:00:20:06

"Sally" from Junkyard Tales

2/19/2020
This week's Free Story comes from the "Junkyard Tales" original audio story collection. It's called "Sally." It is time for Sally the chipmunk and Lil' Mamma, the busy rabbit, to move out of the old maple tree and into their warm weather homes. When Ben Thompson, clever cat, sees an opportunity to help Sally find her new home, he realizes he doesn't know much about her. In fact, he's not sure she likes him much. How can he win her friendship? Each week on the Sparkle Stories...

Duration:00:21:03

"The Fool's Son" from By Thistle By Thimble

2/12/2020
This week's Free Story comes from the "By Thistle By Thimble" original audio story collection. It's called "The Fool's Son." The Princess can have anything she wants — toys, delicacies, music, and fine clothes. But none of it makes her happy. What she enjoys is the company of Jalphi, the Fool's son, and the magical stories he tells her. When the King and Queen announce that it is time for her to marry, she realizes that he is the only one she could ever love. However, her father...

Duration:00:22:30

"Wisconsin: Love Finds You" from FIFTY

2/5/2020
This week's Free Story comes from the "FIFTY" original audio story collection. It's called "Wisconsin: Love Finds You." Juliet McGill needs to make a decision: should she go against her wealthy New York family’s request and marry a Wisconsin Territory fur trader and Indian agent? Or should she return home and find someone "better suited" to her place in society? Her decision is made when she hears a story about a Native American woman named Glory of the Morning and her unlikely...

Duration:00:21:01

"Dirt" from Martin & Sylvia: More Adventures!

1/29/2020
This week's Free Story comes from the "Martin & Sylvia: More Adventures!" original audio story collection. It's called "Dirt." When brother and sister visit a farmer friend who doesn't mind a little dirt inside the house, they wonder if maybe Momma and Daddy might not mind a little dirt in their house either. But when they try wearing their dirty clothes on the clean couch, Momma gently sets them straight. Each week on the Sparkle Stories Podcast, we share a free story from one of...

Duration:00:20:05

"So Many Ways to Family" from The Willowbee Tree

1/22/2020
This week's Free Story comes from the "Stories of Separation & Divorce" original audio story collection. It's called "The Willowbee Tree: So Many Ways to Family." The Willowbee children are excited to see their cousins — and more than a little curious about their life after their dad has remarried. Where do they live? What is it like to have two families? Clancy discovers some special help with these ideas when their willow tree takes him on a journey to meet some penguins who know a...

Duration:00:25:37

"Libby & Dish: Kid-Thing Backpack" from Stories of Separation & Divorce

1/16/2020
This week's Free Story comes from the "Stories of Separation & Divorce" original audio story collection. It's called "Libby & Dish: Kid-Thing Backpack." As Libby thinks about her Aunt Cecily’s upcoming wedding, she generates a whole host of big questions. What exactly happens at a wedding? Do the two people suddenly become one person? And most importantly, will Libby still get to have special hikes with her soon-to-be Uncle Theo? As Libby explores these questions with Dish and her...

Duration:00:22:58