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Sparkle Stories Podcast

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:


  • "A Dragon Dance" from the Martin & Sylvia: Learning Days collection

    Sep 28 2022

    This week's Free story comes from the Martin & Sylvia: Learning Days collection. It's called "A Dragon Dance."   For Martin, the dark nights of autumn can spark some worries, and right now his worries are all about dragons. Could Martin fight a dragon if he had to? How would he protect himself? And what preparations would he need to make? As Martin’s plans for self-preservation develop, he encounters his neighbor Ollie and learns a new way to harness the power of the dragon.   The story you’re a...more

  • "Apple Pies" from the Martin & Sylvia collection

    Sep 21 2022

    This week's Free story comes from the Martin & Sylvia collection. It's called "Apple Pies."   Mr. and Mrs. Brown, the farmers who live next door, are hosting an apple pie contest, complete with games, stories, and a lot of apple pie eating. All families must bring a pie to be judged. This year Martin wants to make his own pie in addition to the pie Daddy and Sylvia are making. In a flash of inspiration, Martin knows exactly what his secret ingredient will be. Will his unique concoction win the c...more

  • "The Apricot Tree and the Robin" from the So Many Fairies collection

    Sep 14 2022

    This week's free story comes from the So Many Fairies collection. It's called "The Apricot Tree and the Robin."   Oobst is a fruit fairy who watches over an orchard. In this orchard, under the care of Oobst, is a very young and nervous apricot tree. The tree is so nervous that Oobst knows she must do something to help. She enlists the help of a young Robin couple, and finds a magical way to offer the apricot tree a source of peace and strength.   The story you’re about to hear is 1 of over 1,400...more

  • "The Clay Pot" from the The Willowbee Tree collection

    Sep 07 2022

    This week's free story comes from the The Willowbee Tree collection. It's called "The Clay Pot."   In the backyard of an ordinary house on an ordinary street in an ordinary town, there was once a most extraordinary tree. It was an enormous Willow tree. In the middle of its trunk there was a hole. And if you found yourself near that willow tree with a certain wonder stirring in your heart, you might notice a colorful sparkle coming from that hole. And what was that sparkle? An invitation to go so...more

  • "Ready to Swim" from The Willowbee Tree collection

    Aug 31 2022

    This week's Free story comes from the The Willowbee Tree collection. It's called "Ready to Swim."   It is back to school time for Piper and Clancy, the two older Willowbee children. Clancy is sad about leaving kindergarten and worried about what first grade will bring. The willow tree seems to understand this and takes the Willowbees to an island in the American south where an alligator, a white ibis and several ghost crabs show them something miraculous: the moment when a little loggerhead turt...more