Wednesday, February 29, 2012


Have you heard our latest story? 

The Spelling Bee (19:01)
A boy prepares for his shot at taking home the spelling
 bee championship. Will he succeed? 
Free audio download: The Spelling Bee
Blog with activities: The Spelling Bee

Do you knit? It is one of the things on my list to learn how to do.
 We would love to see some pictures of what you have knit
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Monday, February 27, 2012


AGE 10 
Paige is from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 
She has a great imagination and loves to make up stories.
Read Paige's fantastic story full of action, 
adventure, and a great message!  


One Amazing Hero!

Once upon a time there was a great superhero. His name was Spicer. Spicer the Great to be exact.

One day Spicer was patrolling the streets when he heard a siren. There was a fire somewhere so he flew off to locate the fire. It was coming from the jewelry store. It wasn't a fire. It was a robbery!

When Spicer got to the crime scene there were policemen everywhere. Once he pushed his way through the crowd he saw the gigantic glass display cases were all broken! Spicer used his x-ray vision powers to find footprints.

When he found the footprints they led all the way out of the city. Only Fast Max could get out of the city in such little time. Fast Max was super hard to catch.

When Spicer found the end, the footprints went straight through a wall of an old abandoned warehouse. Only Dr. Invisible could go through walls. But he is in jail. If he escaped the police would tell Spicer of course. But maybe it was Fancy Nancy. Who could it be? Spicer was gonna find out soon.

Spicer burst threw the door but nobody could see him with his invisibility powers. He saw a kid, perhaps a 10-year old running around at a fantastic speed. Just like Fast Max! He was flying through things without any rubble flying about. Just like Dr. Invisible and Fancy Nancy. Spicer just found the criminal!

"Stop kid", yelled Spicer. He stopped.

"First of all", he said, "My name is not kid. It is Cowman."

"Well", said Spicer, "You're still going to jail." Just then the cops broke in. Cowman was handcuffed and sent away to jail.

A few days later Dr. Pepper, Spicer's real identity, walked out of his office. He was about to pull a red cape out of his briefcase when he saw Freezeray fly to the scene. "I'll let him get it this time", he thought. When he got home he saw his kids watching the news. Very unusual so he sat down and watched, too. The anchor said that the true identity of Cowman was revealed. It was a kid from Kathy and Wyatt's school, Dr. Pepper's kids. His name is Malden Malcolm and he became a super villain from all that bullying. He was driven mad!

Then Kathy said, "Daddy, that's the kid I told the bullies to stop bullying!"

"You did the right thing, Kathy", said Dr. Pepper (Spicer).

The End


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Thursday, February 23, 2012


Lulu and Her Lavender Lion: (12:31)
A girl's journey through her memories with her imaginary friend.

Free audio download: Lulu and Her Lavender Lion

Blog with activities: Lulu and Her Lavender Lion

Our daughter's comfort items are a huge part of her life. One of them went missing for almost a year. In it's place we hunted down a new one. We decided to juxtapose them after we found the old one and it was amazing the difference in the wear. I have a feeling it won't be long before they both look similar! 

Monday, February 20, 2012



The HEARTS were drawn in 3rd grade art class and LOVE was 
drawn in 4th grade art class.  The LOVE picture was used to made 
some drink coasters out of for Christmas gifts. Addy has always loved art and had a greatgrandfather that was a very good artist.

We hope to have an "Addy" original to hang in the 
Night Light Stories household one day! 

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Friday, February 17, 2012


Dale: (14:32)
The adventure of a little gray fox as he searches for a place to 
call home after his den is cleared away by construction.
Free audio download: Dale
Blog with activities: Dale

Our other words that begin with "I":

Monday, February 13, 2012



Dominic made this Valentine for his best friend. 
He told his mom, "The more stuff you 
put on someone's valentine means 
the more you love that person." 
He obviously really loves his best friend. 
What a beautiful valentine, Dominic!

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Thursday, February 9, 2012


Bird Seeds (21:10)
When Agnes, an old woman who lives alone in the woods, 
discovers a mysterious packet of seeds she finds 
more than just vegetables can grow in her garden. 
Free audio download: Bird Seeds
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The main character in our story, "Bird Seeds" also practices horticultureShe grows some interesting plants from her seeds. Do you plant a garden in the spring? What type of seeds do you sow?  Let us know in the comments. We would love to hear from you! 

Sunday, February 5, 2012



 Ryan was stuck inside on a very rainy day, so she decided to 
draw a picture of herself on a bright sunny day.
Great idea, Ryan! 

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Friday, February 3, 2012

Episode 43: The Spelling Bee

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Hi All,

We'd like to send out a special thanks to Genevieve of Choo Choo Soul for recording a bumper for us. You can learn more about this hip hop, educational duo over at their Facebook Page. Their songs about numbers, knowing your ABC's, being polite, and believing in yourself will be sure to get you out of your seat. It's important to believe in yourself in order to make things happen. It is easy give up when things get too hard. With a little determination and a lot of practice, you stand the best chance for reaching your goal just like the character in our new story, "The Spelling Bee." 

We have something new on the blog! Have you seen it? 
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What did you say? A word of the day! In our story
there are many juicy words that are fun to use and say.

determination:the decision or settlement arrived at.
mnemonic:something intended to assist the memory, as a verse or formula.
obscure: not clear or plain.
regiment:to manage or treat in a rigid, uniform manner; subject to strict discipline.

Try these activities to keep your imagination glowing
after hearing the story.

1. Test your own spelling knowledge with an interactive spelling bee. Click here to choose your grade level and begin. 

2. Re-listen to the story and pause it whenever a word from the spelling bee is mentioned. See if you can spell it accurately. Double check your answers by going to

3. Try this way of practicing your spelling words. Go to and enter in a spelling word. Will seeing your word displayed this way help you to remember how to spell it?

4. Go to, a word cloud generator, and enter in all of your spelling words. See what different types of patterns you can make. 

5. Listen to Mr. Chris' A.T.TIPSCAST episode about spelling resources

After listening to the story, can you recall the
details to answer these questions?

1. Where did Eric practice his spelling words after he left his house and before he got to school?
2. Who was the best speller in the entire forth grade?
3. How did the P.E teacher help the kids practice for the spelling bee?
4. When would a student be disqualified from the spelling bee?
5. What word tripped up eight students in a row? 
6. Why did Mrs. Mills tell Eric that he spelled Saint Patrick's Day incorrectly? 

We want to send out bright birthday wishes to:

Blake of New Hampshire
Uncle Mike of New York
Mike M. of New York
Julie of New York
Christie of New York 
Karl of New York
Parker of Maryland
Will of Texas
Reagan G of Kentucky

We hope your days SPARKLED!

As always we look forward to watching the glow grow 
brighter with the many stories we can share together!

*Birtday image credit to:

Thursday, February 2, 2012


Our story from February 2009:

A Tooth's Story: (17:12)
A tooth learns that he will be leaving his home in the 
mouth from a voice down below the gums.  He must say goodbye
 to his friends and inform the rest of the teeth 
about their own impending journey.
Free audio download: A Tooth's Story
Blog with activities: A Tooth's Story

Happy Groundhog Day! Is the spring within our grasp today?  

Legend says that if Phil does see his shadow on February 2nd, 
we have six more weeks of winter weather. 
If he doesn't see his shadow, we are going to have an early spring! 

You can get a grasp on all the events of the day in 
Punxsutawny, Pennsylvania by going to the