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Storybox Playlist: Stories of Birthdays

I've always found birthdays to be an exciting time. Each year I ponder the fact that I lived to be another year older and that the earth has traveled all the way around the sun. Some birthdays might even mean gifts and a sweet treat if I am lucky. What makes birthdays even more special is celebrating the lives of people you love. This week we've rounded up some of our best birthday stories to share with you.

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The Birthday Book (from the Martin & Sylvia Series)

Martin ponders what to get Sylvia for her birthday. He knows that what she likes more than anything is playing games with her friends and her family. After considering many options, he envisions the perfect gift.

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Mr. Flinch's Birthday (from the Junkyard Tales Series)

It is Mr. Flinch's birthday! How will they celebrate him? The old possum loves nothing more that a good story, so Georgia Bean, the kindly rat, suggests that everyone tell him a story in celebration. And wouldn't you know, Ben Thompson's story contains a "jewel" of information that surprises them all!

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The Magic Birthday Candles (from the So Many Fairies Series)

Sarah Jane's friends love all her fancy toys and her big playroom, but she would rather play "Hide-and-Seek" or "Explorers" or tag — and not cars or dolls. On her sixth birthday, surrounded by her friends, she makes a birthday wish that inspires a certain fire fairy to create some unique birthday magic for the whole party.

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Sudden Story (from the Martin & Sylvia: Saturday! Series)

During a visit to Grandma's, brother and sister are inspired by some street performers who create a "flash performance" in the park. They too want to tell a story publicly - and suddenly - without any announcement. When Momma suggests they tell a "sudden story" at Mrs. Brown's birthday party, Martin knows just the right story to tell...

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Mr. Blinch (from the Junkyard Tales Series)

Mr. Flinch makes his birthday wish - he wants to visit his brother Mr. Blinch who lives under a dumpster in town. But how will they get the old possum all the way to town? Ben Thompson has a plan, and it involves a children's wagon and the only Junkyard friend strong enough to pull it!

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About the Author

KC Pagano
Sparkle Stories Media Maven

KC is a full-time radical homemaker and mama to two spunky little girls. She writes about all kinds of radical goodness, from gardening and cooking with whole foods to attachment parenting, high needs toddlers, crafting, sewing, homeschooling, and mama musings. Read more on her blog Olive and Owl.