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Storybox Playlist: The Magic of Attention

This week we are focusing on attention, so what better than to share stories about the awesome things that happen when you pay attention!

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Myrtle the Magical Park Pug (from the Libby & Dish Collection)

Libby finds out that the mysterious dog who visited her secret Willow Tree is named Myrtle and that she has special magical powers: she can answer any question you ask her. Libby and Dish talk about possible questions, but when Libby finally meets Myrtle, she realizes exactly what she wants to know.

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The Sit Spot (from the Martin & Sylvia Series)

After a day at Wilderness School, Martin tells his sister and Daddy about finding a "sit spot" or personal spot in the woods. Sylvia is inspired to find one herself, as is Daddy — but Momma is feeling she needs to focus on getting the house ready for guests. But in the final moments before the guests arrive, she decides to find a "sit spot" and has the most magical moment of all.

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To Be a Catcher (from the By Thistle By Thimble Series)

Joshua is considered one of the best baseball players of all time, with his face forever represented in the Baseball Hall of Fame. But his co-workers at the Cooperstown Dreams Park would never believe it. All they see is a nice old man who mops floors and serves lunch to the thousands of 11-year-old boys and girls who come to the park to play baseball every year. But Joshua likes it that way — for it is in his anonymity that he can teach a select few young players the most important skill in baseball.

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Halldora the Humback Whale (from the Sparkle Sleepytime Series)

Halldora the whale calf has heard many stories about people and their boats — and she would like to see one for herself. When the opportunity finally arrives, she is excited and a little nervous. She and her mother jump at the perfect time to see a boat filled with happy people, and there is one person in particular that catches Halldora's attention: a little girl with a special sparkle in her eye.

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Quincy and the Golden Gourd (from the So Many Fairies Series)

Kalebas, the golden gourd fairy, has been looking for just the right place to plant a magical autumn gourd seed. He waits and waits until he sees a boy named Quincy who appreciates small, unnoticed things. Quincy has learned many skills, as the youngest of seven children. But he is about to learn some deeply important skills from a new friend — Kalebas.

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About the Author

Lisabeth Sewell McCann
Doer of Many Wonderful and Odd Things (including CEO)

Lisabeth Sewell McCann has worn many hats at Sparkle over the years, from Sparkle Kitchen Blogger to Editorial Director to Doer of All Odd Jobs. Her primary role is as CEO. Lisabeth and David live in Austin, Texas with their two sons.