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sparkle kitchen: pecan sandies

In the Libby & Dish story “The Thing About Cats,” Libby discovers that Dish is irritated and that their neighbor dog, Chad, has some hurt feelings. It takes a while, but Libby finally learns about the disagreement between the cat and dog — and then helps the two of them find common ground and forgiveness....

sparkle kitchen: granola berry breakfast tarts

In the Martin & Sylvia's Nature School story “Mother Earth Art,” Martin is searching for just the right words to write in his Mother’s Day card for Momma. He is given several great options from his friends at Wilderness School. The project for that day, however, is not focused so much on their own human mothers, but on the mother we all share: Mother Earth....

sparkle kitchen: comfort food round up

Comfort food. Do you ever wonder why food can be so comforting when we are feeling homesick or nostalgic? Just think:...

sparkle kitchen: fire-roasted marshmallow strawberries

In the So Many Fairies story “Fire Fairies,” Nicholas and Miriam love their grandmother Nani’s warm and cozy home. But one spring day, a fire breaks out, and Nani's home is mostly lost to smoke and flame. Their grandmother is OK with the loss, but Miriam is not OK. In fact, she becomes afraid that the fire may happen again. It takes the work of several fairies to help Miriam learn to appreciate fire anew....

sparkle kitchen: pastelitos

In the Libby & Dish story “A Quick Hello”, Libby is grumpy because she and Dish are getting close to solving the mystery of what kind of pet lives downstairs, but her mother seems to be too busy to help them. The two are waiting in frustration when, later that morning, they are surprised by a visit from someone who knows the answer....