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sparkle kitchen – paella

In this week's So Many Fairies story, “The Purple Crocus Fairy,” Spilky, the titular character, is in a hurry. He wants his crocus bulb to bloom before all the others. But in his haste, he makes a big mistake — a mistake that teaches him a lesson about patience and the value of slowing down....

sparkle kitchen – millet crispy treats

In this week's So Many Fairies story, “The House Hob of Apartment #3C,” Bing, the house fairy of apartment #3C, is lonely. He wants more voices, more conversation, more relationship. But the man who lives in the apartment is perfectly happy with things as they are....

sparkle kitchen – "just cheese" crackers

In this week's The Willowbee Tree story, “Through the Hedgerow,” Piper comes home feeling tired of all the same things. From multiplication tables at school, to over-familiar snacks and games at home, Piper is tired of things being “always the same”....

sparkle kitchen – sweet and spicy "circus" peanuts

In this week's By Thistle By Thimble story, “Riches or Wishes,” Renzelman the Great is an old magician who travels with a horse drawn circus from town to town. He is not a very good magician, but he does have one remarkable trick up his sleeve—he can change a little stone into a tiny dancing man and then back again. What his audience doesn’t know is that it's not a trick at all....

sparkle kitchen – post race snacks

In this week's The Willowbee Tree story, “The Race,” Piper and her friend, Elise, have so much in common—they both like sports, music, art, and answering questions in school. When Piper learns that they will compete against each other in an obstacle course, she is hesitant to race. But then, the Willow tree takes them to the American prairies, and a roadrunner and jackrabbit teach Piper the best way to race your friends....