Teeny is a little toadlet who is about to go to school for the very first time. When he realizes that going to Toad School includes leaving some of his friends from the pond, and making new friends on land, he grows nervous. His mother reassures him that toads are lucky because they can make new friends at Toad School while keeping their old friends from the pond. This story is a part of the Sparkle Sleepytime series. For many many many more stories like this one, visit the Sparkle webs...more
It is hot, and Martin and Sylvia want to cool off. "Can we go to a water park?" asks Martin hopefully. "I don't think we have a water park around here," answers Momma. But Daddy recollects how he and his brother used to make their own water parks in their backyard. This inspires brother and sister to pull out all sorts of materials and structures to create a cool solution. This story is a part of the At Home with Martin & Sylvia series. For many many many more stories like this one, vis...more
It is a cold day at the Junkyard and the younger mice want to rest in Mr. Flinch's warm House of Chairs. When he tells them a story about the early days of the brave and powerful Pico Mouse, the young mice are inspired to change their perspective on the cold weather. This story is a part of The Junkyard Tales series. For many many many more stories like this one, visit the Sparkle website: www.sparklestories.com Questions? Ideas? Requests? Email us! firstname.lastname@example.org...more
A boy moves from a city apartment to live with his mother in a small house in the country. He has lived his whole life in the city, and so he misses his friends, his school and his home. He is nervous about the back yard with its overgrown trees, brambly bushes, and a cow pasture beyond. He prefers to stay inside reading comics until one night, a host of fireflies — or are they fairies? — takes him on a magical adventure. This story is a part of the So Many Fairies series. For many many...more
David, the chief story spinner of Sparkle Stories has written and is one of the tellers for a new adult podcast called "Horsemen". It has the same depth of characters and satisfying narrative arc of Sparkle Stories but is crafted just for the Grown Ups. You can find out more by going to www.horsemenpodcast.com or searching "Horsemen" on iTunes.
The crystal gnome is happy in his tiny underground workshop. But he is also curious about the soft muffled sounds he hears from above: car motors, dogs barking, and the most interesting sound of all — children singing. When his curiosity is satisfied through a series of accidents, the delicate gnome is unexpectedly overwhelmed by the bright lights and loud sounds of the world aboveground. With the help of his own crystal and some other experienced gnomes, he learns how to make a home among the ...more