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Sparkle Weekly Wonderings

Those of you who have been with us for a while may have noticed that we regularly return to a specific theme: strong girls. There are many good reasons for this practice — and today’s theme is no different.

First of all, let’s talk about...

friday's kind words

My five-year-old son and I just listened to "The Rights of the Lefts" and were so moved by that story. We went to the Women's March NYC on Saturday and he was mesmerized by the number of people who feel like Donald Trump's ideas are not fair. He...

sparkle craft: air dry clay trinket dishes

In the By Thistle By Thimble story “The Caster's Secret,” we find ourselves in an age when trades are passed on exclusively from fathers to sons — but one famous plaster caster...

Raising Strong Girls: Resource List

I asked the Sparkle Team to share their favorite books and resources for raising strong girls, and together they created a wonderful list! We want to share it with you.



  • Miss Rumphius - Barbara Cooney
  • One Morning in Maine...

sparkle kitchen: raspberry friands

In the So Many Fairies story “The Fairy Book,” a librarian gives Vera, a young lover of books, an adventure story. Vera takes it home and hops on her bed to read about a...