News & Updates
Meet the Dory Horde
The Dory Horde: The City of Eight (Book Three) includes complex story lines and intricate family relationships – plus the narrative jumps episodically between different locations and characters! Here's a quick guide to everyone in the collection.
Sparkle's Holiday Gift Cards Are HERE!
This holiday season is a great one to introduce a child in your life to stories. We have four lovely gift cards you can print out after purchasing a gift subscription.
How Does Screen Time Impact Kids?
Screens can offer opportunities for education and entertainment, but too much screen time can have a negative impact on our kids. It's good to check gut feelings against scientific research, so join us as we dig into these studies!
Best Streaming Services for Kids
Review the top options for streaming children’s content and compare with Sparkle Stories' carefully-crafted audio stories for kids.
How to Reduce Screen Time for Kids
What are the impacts of screen time? Is it really all that bad? Digging into the facts sometimes results in mixed messages. To build healthy habits, parents may do well to combine what they can glean from current research (link to new blog post) with their own intuition.
Introducing the Storying Project
We’ve got big news! We are starting a new podcast called The Storying Project. The podcast launches on August 11 and we can’t wait to share it with you!
Johnny Boy Nebraska's Favorite Sparkle Stories
Hello, Earthlings! It's me, Johnny Boy Nebraska, a 10-year-old podcaster from Greenhorn, Florida. Originally from Mars. It was so great meeting all of you last week and I wanted to stay in touch-
A Message about our Popular History Collection FIFTY: Fifty Stories for Fifty States
The FIFTY collection was created as an investigation of the United States of America (and its territories)... In attempting to tell stories of kindness, empathy, and compassion, we chose to represent historical figures and events with a perceived latitude afforded to historical fiction.
A Companion Guide to Dory Horde: Dawn of the Jaguar
Over in Sparkle Land, we've been embracing a growth mindset. Take a behind-the-scenes look at a process we're working on to ensure we fully research the cultural and historical details in our stories. These experiences help to keep us in a learning mindset!
Social Media Giveaway: What Do Children Need to Hear Right Now?
In our weekly newsletter and on our upcoming podcast, The Storying Project, we have been asking the question, "What Do Children Need to Hear Right Now?" These messages are important — and we are asking you, our fellow Sparklers, to weigh in on this topic. As an incentive, each participant will be entered into a Giveaway Contest.
How Are Sparkle Stories Made? The Martian Chronicles
Our newest upcoming series, The Martian Chronicles, is a work-in-progress! We wanted to take this opportunity to give listeners a behind-the-scenes glimpse into what goes into creating new Sparkle Stories.
Our Android App Is Here!
The new Android App is here! This is not an update on a previous app. It’s a new design from the ground up based on our iOS app. Find it in the Google Play Store!
iOS App Update
We've been hard at work on enhancements to our iOS app. This release includes bug fixes plus two exciting new features!
Stories for Kids about Love & Commitment: New Libby & Dish Collection Coming Soon
In this new collection, Libby’s dear Aunt Cecily is getting married. Cecily has always done things her own way, and this event will be no different — including the extension of the wedding invitation to Libby’s cat. Once Dish finally agrees to step into the cat carrier, their marvelous adventure begins.
“Sparkly” New Android App for Children’s Audio Stories
Sparkle Stories will soon launch the new Android App. Since the first release, this app has undergone a complete redesign and launch! Our developers have been hard at work, refining the design for this new app to give our Android users an excellent tool that allows your mobile Sparkle Stories experience to be seamless and intuitive.
Small Business Saturday — Weekend Sale!
Starts today! 25% off Yearly Subscriptions. Time for some holiday shopping!
The Castlechanter Fairy Printable Advent Calendar
Take a peek at our printable Castlechanter Fairy Advent Calendar. The fairies and elves here at Sparkle have been hard at work creating this Sparkle Audio Advent Calendar. Each day, starting from December 1 through 25, listen to a story a day and open a door to go along.
Meet the Cast of "The Fool's Tale"!
We're just about a week away from our Halloween story event, "The Forest of Magic and Mystery"! Read on to meet the cast!
NEW! Windward Ho! Pirate Halloween
It’s the morning of Halloween when Wink Mackenzie heads to her local bookstore and finds something curious — not the book she was seeking, but a wayward Pirate from her Windward life! What is he doing here, in the present time?
Your Forest of Magic & Mystery Photos!
Let's take a look at some of your wonderful productions of "The Forest of Magic & Mystery"!