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Ben Thompson, the clever cat makes a surprising arrival at the Junkyard one day.  What is this place?  And who are the creatures that call this place home?  Discover the delights of the Junkyard along with Ben, and learn why he decides to join the community of Junkyard friends.

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 Sparkle website:
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Direct download: Sparkle_Podcast_60-Junkyard_Introduction.mp3
Category:Kids & Family -- posted at: 3:48 PM

When Martin learns that the children who attend the town school often give 'teacher gifts' on the first day, he suggests that Sylvia and he do the same for their teachers:  Momma and Daddy.  This story is a 'homeschool' companion to our popular 'Back to School' audio book - the latest installment from the "Stories of Helping and Healing" series.

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 Sparkle website:
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Direct download: Sparkle_Podcast_59-Butterfly_Gifts_copy.mp3
Category:Kids & Family -- posted at: 11:19 PM

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 replay of one we shared in 2013.

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 Sparkle website:
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Direct download: Sparkle_Podcast_58-Teeny_the_Toadlet_copy.mp3
Category:Kids & Family -- posted at: 5:38 PM

This story is about how imagination can transform something as simple as a woodshed into a magical theater.  In Part One of the story, Karl – a woodcutter friend of the family – comes to care for their forest and harvest a few trees for firewood.  When he and Daddy decide that one of the trees would actually make perfect lumber, he brings his portable sawmill, and brother and sister get to watch a tree become long wide pieces of wood.  After Karl leaves, the whole family starts to work on a woodshed,  built out of the wood that has just been cut!

This story is a replay of one we shared in 2013.

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 Sparkle website:
www.sparklestories.com

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Direct download: Sparkle_Podcast_55-Woodshed_Theater_pt1.mp3
Category:Kids & Family -- posted at: 8:15 PM

In Part Two of the story, Sylvia can't wait to produce a play in the new Woodshed Theater, but Daddy has to finish it first!  While the rest of the family builds, Sylvia imagines and plans the perfect production.  With her determination and enthusiasm, she manages to inspire not only her own family, but also the neighbors and some friends in town!  In Part Two we wonder: will the woodshed be complete in time?  You'll be delighted by the answer.

This story is a replay of one we shared in 2013.

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 Sparkle website:
www.sparklestories.com

Questions?  Ideas?  Requests?
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Enjoy!

Direct download: Sparkle_Podcast_56-Woodshed_pt2.mp3
Category:Kids & Family -- posted at: 8:14 PM

The Pigeon King is a man of integrity and hospitality.  His three daughters share some of his best traits - but each in their own way.  Through generations, those traits become so prominent that the three family lines forget they are related and fall into enduring conflict.  Only when a group of children from each of the families fatefully discover the place where the Pigeon King once lived - do the three families find the source of their forgiveness and eventual peace.

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 Sparkle website:
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Direct download: Sparkle_Podcast_57-Pigeon_King.mp3
Category:Kids & Family -- posted at: 12:00 PM

This story is about the value and benefit of finishing something that you have started.  In this story, the magical Willow Tree take Clancy and his younger brother Ty to “the Camino” in the mountains of Northern Spain.  They meet a rabbit, a mountain goat and a black bear who are on a long journey to the sea.  These animal friends have traveled a long way, and each has a special trick they use to stay on the path and not give up.

This story is a replay of one we shared in 2013.

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 Sparkle website:
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Direct download: Sparkle_Podcast_54-Staying_the_Path.mp3
Category:Kids & Family -- posted at: 11:20 AM

In this story, Ben Thompson, a cat who is new to the Junkyard, meets a porcupine named Zippy – who is anything but fast.  Zippy brings Ben to a special event that happens once a week at the Junkyard – All Clear Day – when all of the Junkyard workers stay home and the animals get to enjoy the grounds — all by themselves!

This Podcast is a replay of one we shared in 2013.

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 Sparkle website:
www.sparklestories.com

Questions?  Ideas?  Requests?
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Enjoy!

Direct download: Sparkle_Podcast_53-All_Clear.mp3
Category:Kids & Family -- posted at: 12:01 PM

It is Independence Day! Martin wants to watch the fireworks from the central Green in town rather than from their bedroom windows like in previous years.  But Sylvia is worried about leaving their old dog Billbill, who is terrified of the sound of fireworks. Through cleverness and ingenuity, Martin and Sylvia solve this impasse and have a rather memorable 4th of July.

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 Sparkle website:
www.sparklestories.com

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Direct download: Sparkle_Podcast_52-Independence_Day.mp3
Category:Kids & Family -- posted at: 5:50 PM

This week's free story is from the "Martin & Sylvia" Audio story Series.

It's called Summer Magic".

Summer is filled with such excitement!  There is so much fun to be had on the long, sunny days.  When Martin and Sylvia's Uncle Phil comes for a visit, the children are particularly excited - as they love his magical stories and games.  But oh, how hard it is to go to bed at the end of a wonderful summer day!  It takes a special gift -- one that only summer offers -- to help Martin and Sylvia settle down for a summer's sleep.

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 Sparkle website:
www.sparklestories.com

Questions?  Ideas?  Requests?
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Enjoy!

Direct download: Sparkle_Podcast_51-Martin_Sylvia-Summer_Magic.mp3
Category:Kids & Family -- posted at: 2:53 PM

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