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Free Libby & Dish Story for Conservation Week!
May 22, 2019
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Free Libby & Dish Story for Conservation Week!

This week at Sparkle, we're looking at one thing each of us can do to help our beautiful planet. There are so many small things we can change to help the earth be healthier and cleaner and happier.

Announcing:  Libby & Dish's Good-Deed-a-Day Club!
November 23, 2018
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Announcing: Libby & Dish's Good-Deed-a-Day Club!

For Our Californian Friends: a Story about Fire and Loss
November 14, 2018
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For Our Californian Friends: a Story about Fire and Loss

The images are all over the news, and stories of the blaze are surely being talked about at school — so we encourage you all to meet your child's natural anxiety and fear with empathy, reassurance and then, if appropriate, some agency.

Three Free Stories for Thanksgiving
November 13, 2018
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Three Free Stories for Thanksgiving

In this post, you'll find three free stories, all of which share a bit of inspiration — for appreciative eating and for the connection that comes with sharing a meal with others. Enjoy!

Helping Children with Fear at Halloween
October 26, 2018
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Helping Children with Fear at Halloween

We have found that stories are the most effective and enduring way to help children process — and then release — these images so they can enjoy all the magic and fun the season has to offer. Here are two stories that we think might help.

Homeschool Back-to-School!  A Free Story to Celebrate
August 23, 2018
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Homeschool Back-to-School! A Free Story to Celebrate

It's back-to-school time for kids all over!

Back-to-School Support!  Four Free Stories plus a Downloadable Guide
August 14, 2018
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Back-to-School Support! Four Free Stories plus a Downloadable Guide

The Sparkle Back-to-School Guide for Parents and Teachers!

Free Story Collection: For the Love of Spice: Georgia Bean's Method for Minding Mice
February 13, 2018
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Free Story Collection: For the Love of Spice: Georgia Bean's Method for Minding Mice

How does Georgia Bean manage to love and care for so many mice? Even the most spirited, "spicy" ones?

Meet "Libby & Dish"
January 31, 2018
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Meet "Libby & Dish"

We've created three sweet stories to introduce the characters in their urban world. Would you like to have a taste?

Difference, Violence, and the Events of Charlottesville
August 15, 2017
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Difference, Violence, and the Events of Charlottesville

Two years ago we posted the three free stories below from our "Diversity" collection. After the events of this past weekend, we feel they are relevant and will offer talking points for families.

TWO FREE Stories for Mother's Day
May 8, 2017
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TWO FREE Stories for Mother's Day

Here at Sparkle we have five mamas on our team, so we know how nice it is as a mother to be recognized every once in awhile for all the work a mother does.

Three FREE Valentine's Day Stories
February 8, 2017
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Three FREE Valentine's Day Stories

Valentine's is just a few days away and we've got a whole line up of wonderful stories to inspire love and compassion.

Tips for Creating Your Own Day of Rest
January 5, 2017
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Tips for Creating Your Own Day of Rest

Many of us in Sparkle Land are creating our own day of rest for 2017. Some of us are choosing Saturday, some Sunday. Some of us are starting with “no business work” like Martin and Sylvia’s family, and some of us are starting with “no cleaning.”

A NEW Hanukkah Story — Little Hammer, the Nubian Ibex
December 20, 2016
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A NEW Hanukkah Story — Little Hammer, the Nubian Ibex

This week at Sparkle we are excited to honor and celebrate the "Festival of Lights" with this NEW Hanukkah story.

Sparkle Stories for Advent (including 2 Free Stories!)
November 25, 2016
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Sparkle Stories for Advent (including 2 Free Stories!)

We offer nearly 100 audio stories for Christmas and Advent!

Announcing:  the Junkyard Tales Audio Advent Calendar!
November 22, 2016
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Announcing: the Junkyard Tales Audio Advent Calendar!

We are so excited to launch our newest collection for Advent: The Junkyard Tales Audio Advent Calendar!

Find Calm, Reach Out, and Then — Do Something Brave
November 10, 2016
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Find Calm, Reach Out, and Then — Do Something Brave

Let us take a moment to find calm.

Healing the National Rift — A Story to Help Children & Families Post-Election
November 1, 2016
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Healing the National Rift — A Story to Help Children & Families Post-Election

How do you bridge the gap?

Our Five Best Halloween Stories - for Free!
October 18, 2016
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Our Five Best Halloween Stories - for Free!

Stories to inspire Halloween wonder

The newest "How to Be Super" Series: the Light of Olympus!
August 24, 2016
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The newest "How to Be Super" Series: the Light of Olympus!

We are so excited to announce that the latest How to Be Super series has launched!

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