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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

"Indiana Bat and the Tiny Camp" from the Helping & Healing Collection

7/1/2020
This week's Free Story comes from the "Helping & Healing" original audio story collection. It's called "Indiana Bat and the Tiny Camp." Indiana Bat loves spending time under the bridge with his friends. But when a contagious illness begins to spread in their bat community, the families all need to separate for a time. And although Indiana misses his regular life, he discovers that there are some pretty special things about living with his family at Tiny Camp Quarantine. Each week on...

Duration:00:14:47

"The Pie Festival" from Junkyard Tales

6/24/2020
This week's Free Story comes from the "Junkyard Tales" original audio story collection. It's called "The Pie Festival." Ben Thompson, clever cat, wakes to a buzz of activity in the Junkyard: today is the day of the Pie Festival! On this eventful day, each of the junkyard animals makes their own particular pie, and at the end of the day, the pies are judged. And, the identity of the judge is a secret! But what kind of pie should Ben Thompson make? The diets and tastes of all the...

Duration:00:24:50

"Father's Day" from Martin & Sylvia

6/17/2020
This week's Free Story comes from the "Martin & Sylvia" original audio story collection. It's called "Father's Day." Martin joins Daddy for a day of work. From yard to field to downtown studio, Martin studies his father, and wonders — why does he do things just this way? Martin’s understanding of Daddy’s work transforms from frustration to pride when he finally “sees” what Daddy is up to. Each week on the Sparkle Stories Podcast, we share a free story from one of our original story...

Duration:00:20:18

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

6/10/2020
This week's Free Story comes from the "Windward Ho! Book One: Fore & Aft" original audio story 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. Each week on the Sparkle...

Duration:00:16:42

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

6/3/2020
This week's Free Story comes from the "Junkyard Tales: All Together Now" original audio story 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! Each week on the...

Duration:00:18:03

"Ohio: The View from Above" from FIFTY: The Stars, the States, and the Stories

5/27/2020
This week's Free Story comes from the "FIFTY: The Stars, the States, and the Stories" original audio story collection. It's called "Ohio: The View from Above." Blanche Noyes was the first woman to get her pilot’s license in Ohio. She placed fourth in the world famous Women’s Air Derby — right behind Amelia Earhart. Now, she flies a private Ford Trimotor airplane for Standard Oil of Ohio, spending most of her days waiting for the rich and powerful to board her aircraft. This day seems...

Duration:00:28:21

"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