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sparkle craft: simple brushbot

In the Libby & Dish story “On Clouds and Hard Places,” Libby falls in love as soon as she meets Juan Paco’s pet cobayo, Vellosa. She is on a cloud-— until, moments later, a neighbor enters, and she takes a hard fall back to reality. Lucky for her, Juan Paco and his father understand, and they usher Libby and her mother into their soft, welcoming home....

sparkle craft: mother's day coupon wallet

In the Martin & Sylvia story “Mother's Day,” Momma doesn’t know what she wants to do for Mother’s Day. In response to her indecision, Daddy, Martin, and Sylvia come up with all sorts of ideas. Together they create a small book of options. When Momma pages through, she is delighted and amazed to discover what her perfect Mother’s Day could include!...

sparkle craft: “bravery-in-a-box” travel photo frame

In the Junkyard Tales: All Together Now story “Because We Take Care of Each Other,” Winnie the puppy assistant has her first appointment at the vet, and she is nervous. She insists that her Junkyard friends come too. When Ben promises that he and Spiro will be there, Sergeant asks, "Why go to such risk?" "Because we take care of each other," answers Ben, and thus the adventure begins....

sparkle craft: may ribbon wands

In the Martin & Sylvia story “May Day,” Martin & Sylvia are celebrating May Day by going to their town's May Day Fair. The fair has music and a maypole, and the family can’t wait to don their woven flower crowns and visit all the booths. But Martin can think of nothing but the maypole itself and how he wants to join the “fast dance” this year. It takes courage and a little story magic for Martin to take a ribbon and join the big kids in the twisting, turning dance....

sparkle craft: embroidered protest buttons

In the FIFTY story, “California: Following Your Friends”, it is the spring of 1942, shortly after the attack on Pearl Harbor, and Ralph Lazo’s Japanese-American friends are told to leave their Los Angeles homes and move to an internment camp for the duration of the war. Ralph, who is Mexican-American, decides to protest the policy by joining the Manzanar camp to remain with his friends. There he not only sees the uncomfortable conditions of the camp, but he meets some incredible people, too....