Each year, my son and I get out FIRESIDE STORIES from Barefoot Books right before Halloween. This is a collection of stories for special occasions throughout the Winter months.
The first tale is meant to be read on Halloween. We were a few days late this year. It is called "The Lonely Boatman" from Scotland and is more mysterious than spooky. Even though we don't get where we live in California, my son insisted reading the next tale which is meant to be read on the first snowfall.
We'll read the next tale on Christmas Eve.
My son ALWAYS insists we have a fire going when we read from the book. I am so happy that Barefoot Books FINALLY reissued this out of print title. Now, you can get it too!
I love reading out loud to my son by the fire but sometimes my voice gets tired, That is where Sparkle Stories comes into play!
A few years ago, Sparkle Stories released an audio Advent calendar. For the 25 days leading up to Christmas, the whole family sat down and listened to a 10-25 minute story each evening. It was a wonderful way to spend time together. The original audio Advent calendar is still available but they will be releasing a new version this holiday season from "Junkyard Tales." My son is so excited because that is his very favorite story series from Sparkle Stories.