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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 Willowbee Tree "Playing With Nothing"

4/14/2021
This week's Free Story comes from the "The Willowbee Tree" original audio story collection. It's called "Playing With Nothing." Piper and Clancy have a snow day from school, but instead of a day of snowy fun outdoors, they must stay indoors due to the wind and cold temperatures. They quickly get tired of their usual games and books, and they moan that they don't have anything to do. But then, the willow tree invites them to the barren Penguin Island off the coast of Namibia, and they...

Duration:00:20:24

"Slops and the Princess" from By Thistle By Thimble

4/7/2021
This week's Free Story comes from the By Thistle By Thimble original audio story collection. It's called Slops and the Princess. No one knows Slops's real name. All they know is that she is the Garbage Maiden, the one who carries off what no one wants, to burn or bury forever. But Slops has a secret - in fact she has several, for the people of the castle don't realize that she often keeps what they throw away. One day, Slops finds something that is more valuable than anything she has...

Duration:00:21:22

"Let's Get to Work" from Junkyard Tales: All Together Now

4/7/2021
This week's Free Story comes from the Junkyard Tales: All Together Now original audio story collection. It's called Let's Get to Work. It is hot in the Junkyard, and the little pond in the back just won't cut it for keeping the Junkyard friends cool. But Ben, Spiro and Sally have an idea: they can make rain! It takes a little ingenuity and a lot of hard work, but in the end, they give a cool gift to all of the Junkyard animals. Each week on the Sparkle Stories Podcast, we share a free...

Duration:00:22:06

"Part One: The Other Side of the World" from The Martin and Sylvia's Whole World Easter

3/31/2021
This week's Free Story comes from the "Martin and Sylvia's Whole World Easter" original audio story collection. It's called "Part One: The Other Side of the World". Martin and Sylvia begin a penpal relationship with Ruby and Angus who live south of Sydney, Australia. They learn a great deal, especially that the seasons in Australia are the opposite of their own. Each week on the Sparkle Stories Podcast, we share a free story from one of our original story series! For many many...

Duration:00:25:21

"Mika and Mukki's Big Baby Brother" from the Helping and Healing Handy Toolbelt of Stories

3/24/2021
This week's Free story comes from the "Helping and Healing Handy Toolbelt of Stories" It's called "Mika and Mukki's Big Baby Brother" When a family of raccoons discover a lost baby bear, they take him in and care for him while looking for his mother. Days go by and then weeks and Mike and Mukki, the raccoon kits, begin to think of the little bear as their brother. "What happens if his mother returns — or he wants to join a group of bears?" asks Mukki one day. "Regardless of what...

Duration:00:26:07

"Sickleman's Riddle" from the By Thistle By Thimble

3/17/2021
This week's Free story comes from the "By Thistle By Thimble" It's called "Sickleman's Riddle" Alwin is a Sickleman who travels from farm to farm to mow their fields of hay. He is a strong worker and though he is often hired by farmers across the land, he does have the reputation for never speaking. People often wonder if he can speak at all, but the truth is — he is listening and learning. You see, he has a plan: his aim is to one day enter into a riddling competition with the...

Duration:00:22:48

"Unshaking Shakira: the Pygmy Sloth who Fell" from the "Helping and Healing"

3/10/2021
This week's Free story comes from the "Helping and Healing" It's called "Unshaking Shakira: the Pygmy Sloth who Fell" On her first slow walk out to the end of a red mangrove branch, Shakira, the pygmy sloth experienced something sudden: the branch broke off. She and the branch fell down to the ground, and though she was fine — no breaks or bruises — she was still rather shaken up. Luckily her mother had fallen many times and knew what to do — she would 'unshake' her — or help her body...

Duration:00:21:20

"Idaho: A Brave Day Indeed" from the FIFTY: The Stars, the States, and the Stories

3/3/2021
This week's Free story comes from the "FIFTY: The Stars, the States, and the Stories" It's called "Idaho: A Brave Day Indeed" “A Brave Day Indeed” is historical fiction about a railroad town called “Sandy Point” (later became Sandpoint) and a conversation between Wild Horse Tavern owner, Delia Horton, and future President of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt. They share parts of their biography and the conversation then turns to how to handle bullies who try to stand in your way....

Duration:00:32:26

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

2/24/2021
This week's Free story comes from the "Windward Ho! Fore & Aft (Book One)" It's called "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. Each week on the Sparkle Stories Podcast, we share a free story from one...

Duration:00:16:37

"A trip to the city" from Martin & Sylvia

2/17/2021
This week's Free story comes from the "Martin & Sylvia" It's called "A trip to the city" Martin wakes one morning to see Momma and Daddy packed and ready for an adventure: they’re all going to the City! The Big City! Hotel rooms, huge buildings, scores of people, different languages! It’s a first for Martin and Sylvia. And a trip to a very special restaurant tops it all off. Each week on the Sparkle Stories Podcast, we share a free story from one of our original story series! For...

Duration:00:19:43

"The Cat Carrier" from Libby & Dish - Aunt Cecily's wedding

2/10/2021
This week's Free story comes from the "Libby & Dish - Aunt Cecily's wedding" It's called "The Cat Carrier" It’s time for Libby to travel with her family to celebrate Aunt Cecily’s wedding to Theo — but Libby has a lot of questions. What will the wedding be like? Will there be loads of people there? Where would they sleep? And most important — will Dish decide to get into the cat carrier and come along too? Each week on the Sparkle Stories Podcast, we share a free story from one of...

Duration:00:14:04

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

2/3/2021
This week's Free story comes from the "The Dory Horde: The Gilded Dragon" 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 a free story from one of our...

Duration:00:30:46

Aunt Cecily’s Sister Time from Libby and Dish "The Feel Guide"

1/27/2021
This week's Free story comes from the Libby and Dish "The Feel Guide" It's called "Aunt Cecily’s Sister Time" As Libby’s mom packs to leave, Dish helps Libby sort through all of the emotions she’s feeling: sad to say goodbye to her mom, and a bit worried — but also excited — about her grandmother’s visit. When her beloved aunt arrives, Libby can see she’s not the only one feeling big things! She starts to dream of a “Feel Guide” to help everyone navigate so much sensation. Each week...

Duration:00:16:59

Feeding the Storm from The Willowbee Tree

1/20/2021
This week's Free story comes from the "The Willowbee Tree" It's called "Feeding the Storm" Clancy is mad. His day has not gone well at all and instead of saying anything to anyone, he has only gotten more and more upset. But then the willow tree takes him to the coast of Newfoundland, Canada where a wolf shows him how the storm inside needs to be expressed and fed in order to pass. Each week on the Sparkle Stories Podcast, we share a free story from one of our original story...

Duration:00:19:38

Kid-Thing Backpack from Libby & Dish

1/13/2021
This week's Free story comes from the "Libby & Dish" It's called "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 family, she learns with relief that she can free herself from...

Duration:00:23:07

Do we have time from Martin & Sylvia: Day of Rest

1/7/2021
This week's Free story comes from the "Martin & Sylvia: Day of Rest" It's called "Do we have time" It is the first week of January and Martin and Sylvia's family is both excited and hesitant about beginning their new Day of Rest. First they need to choose a day and decide when to start. When Momma shares something she read about being in the 'present' or 'now' things start to fall in place for the very first Day of Rest Each week on the Sparkle Stories Podcast, we share a free story...

Duration:00:31:16

The Lambs Wool Blessing from the By Thistle By Thimble

12/30/2020
This week's Free story comes from the "By Thistle By Thimble" It's called "The Lambs Wool Blessing" Between the bugs, blight, and bad weather, apples have a difficult time growing in certain parts of the world — but Mr. Dorsett has enjoyed abundant harvests year after year! Journeyman fruit growers flock to him to discover his secret, but no one finds anything unusual about his orchard. What they do not know is that Mr. Dorsett performs a single blessing on a single special winter’s...

Duration:00:25:08

The Christmas Gifts from the By Thistle By Thimble

12/23/2020
This week's Free story comes from the "By Thistle By Thimble" It's called "The Christmas Gifts" A poor father and son who live in a hovel and work all day in order to afford food and necessities both plan their Christmas gifts for each other in secret. But when a flood washes their hard work away, Christmas magic works out the perfect solution. 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...

Duration:00:21:18

Little Hammer, the Nubian Ibex - A Story for Hanukkah

12/16/2020
This week's Free story is called "Little Hammer, the Nubian Ibex - A Story for Hanukkah" Little Hammer, a young mountain goat, lives at the top of a dry, craggy mountain in Israel with his mother and aunts and grandparents. His father and uncles are away, working to push a group of leopards out of the valley they usually call home. When a messenger comes and says they must delay their descent into the valley, they understand, but they wonder how they will manage to find food in the...

Duration:00:19:59

"First Snow" from Junkyard Tales

12/9/2020
This week's Free story comes from the "Junkyard Tales" It's called "First Snow" Ben Thompson, a most unusual cat, wakes one morning to a disappointing sight: snow. He does not like snow — it is sticky, cold, and confusing. But the day turns around when he follows a long line of mice headed for some surprising winter fun. 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:00:23:08