A Win for Winnie

Winnie is a cat. He LOVED playing fetch. The only problem was that he had neither an owner or a single friend. He had longed for one since he was a kitten. But no one wanted to play with him and he had no idea why! So he went to the playground to ask otherDisplay


A penguin, A black egg and an island

At dawn I heard a knock on the door, it was Salon. He told me that Princess Laytin has been captured by the dark wizard .He handed me a survival kit and a map. I will give you a warning, I cannot guarantee that when you take a pill it will give a certain result,Display


To the Princess

Some Years Ago, I was a young man and I was once the Dark Lords friend and my name is Tim. The Dark Lords name is, Darth Maul…………………. He was a great friend but then his heart turned dark and became The Dark Lord. Oh and if you don’t already know my name is TheDisplay


The Ultimate Quest

"Urrggh", Owen grunted, he was in the castle doing his homework, but then he heard something strange. He looked outside his broken glass window to see an unusual figure. He flew in the broken, glass window. The figure had a book, a sword and some sort of strange map. '‘Go away!'’ Owen yelled. "And who-whoDisplay


The Crossbow of the Wizard

My name is Corrin, the warrior/hero of my nation (who has a small fear of eggs!).  I was hanging out in my penthouse in the castle when Sizzly the Wizard burst in crying out “Ragnarok used the Dread Spell!  It will eventually reach us and cause all life to wilt!” “Dread Spell? Ragnarok? Wait, what!?”Display


The Duck and Buck

Once apon a time, a duck wanted to buy an apple. The fruit store sign said, “One apple for a dollar!”. He did not know much about dollars, so he went to his neighbor and asked, “How much is one dollar?”  The neighbor said, “One dollar is one buck.” The duck thought, “A buck wouldDisplay


Harry’s magic pirate ship

Harry’s magic pirate ship There was once a little boy called Harry whose dream was to have his very own pirate ship and sail around the seas; finding treasure that had been lost a long, long time ago. Harry always spent his weekends with his Grandma and Granddad; his Mummy would drop him off everyDisplay


PUGSLEY

  Joe liked hikes. And this one was going to be really cool. Ted, his best pal was here. Other friends included Martin, Greg and Josh. Mr. Maxwell was the group church leader. And his assistant Larry was also Joe’s big Brother. They all crawled into the Safari Wagon. Each kid tumbled around until theyDisplay


Wildfire |Chapter 4|

|Chapter 4| Wildfire was speeding towards her sister, leaping over a bucket of freshly cut flowers.  The sounds of mice protesting and grumbling loudly after she pushed them out of her way barely meant anything to the mouse.  She ran around a corner, and rushed towards the cloud elevator, which worked quite like a waterwheel,Display


The Fish and Chip Shop

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A Mess

Ever woken up thinking what a mess your house is? Find out how this messy home is transformed in our latest picture book. You can find more free books at https://www.bookbotkids.com/free-books-for-kids.


Wildfire |Chapter 3|

|Chapter 3| Oh no. Oh no, no no! There’s only once chance. I need to find out where she is, that’s all I need. Even just a little clue. ‘Lavender!’ Wildfire screamed, her eyes widening in fear. No answer Did I really just lose her?    What will I do?          WhereDisplay


Wildfire |Chapter 2|

|Chapter 2| ‘Hold my paw,’ Fire told her sibling. ‘Okie dokie!’  Lavender said, slipping her paw into Wildfire’s.  ‘Stay beside me, and don’t let go of my paw, because the streets are always crowded on Mondays.’  Wildfire cast a worried look at her sister, who was now skipping al- ong with her, trying to keepDisplay


The Girl That Was an Angel #1

Once there was a girl called December, she and her family thought she was an ordinary kid but, she was actually an angel.  God had sent her down to earth because he thought it would be a good opportunity to let December know what humans are like.  Now let’s finally start the story! Chapter 1Display


Wildfire |Chapter 1|

| Prologue | “Ma’am, the Groundrels are coming.” Said a stiff, grey mouse in shiny silver armor. “Prepare.. The Troops.” Said a gentle voice. “But we never use them!” He wheezed. “I know, General Wislley, but just this once, we have to.” Wislley growled, mumbling to himself, “The Troops.. Who knows what’s next!” He doubtfullyDisplay


Jenny’s Surprise

This is Jenny.  Jenny lives in a pretty red house. This is Jenny’s baby sitter, Carol.  Jenny likes Carol. One sunny day Carol had a surprise for Jenny. “What is the surprise, Carol?” asked Jenny.  Guess,” answered Carol. “Hmmmmmmm, I wonder what it is,” Jenny thought.  “What is it?” Jenny asked.  “I’ll give you aDisplay


The Lady Bug

Once upon a time there lived a lady bug.  It was alone.  It had no one to play with.   One day it went out to walk and found a butter fly on the way. He thought that the butterfly could be his friend.  And then he asked the butterfly, “will you be my friend?”Display


The Wild West Chase

“Now what?” asked Ivy as she buried her head inside her rough, dirty hands. “This is impossible!”  The burning hot sun made beads of shiny sweat drop down her chin.   The dusty ground swirled around her feet.  “I cannot go under or around the cacti field…but I can go over it!”  “That, pardner, is one great idea,”Display


The Friendly Fox

Once upon a time, no, wait, on a land far away?… no … on a mountain? sure!  On a mountain far away, it was 5:00am and the animals started to wake up.  All the animals were happy because it was the Forest’s two hundredth birthday.  The animals were happily making yummy food like cookies andDisplay


The Dress

Nupur walked along the road with a sad look on her face. Tomorrow was her friend Neeta’s birthday and she did not have anything nice to wear to the party. Her father’s jute mill had closed down and there was hardly any money left at home to buy a new dress. Nupur decided to wearDisplay


The Brave Girls

Once upon a time, there was a little girl. She lived in a kingdom ruled by Queen Milly. This kingdom was named as Monoly. She was living happily with her grandparents in Monoly. She loved her grandparents a lot. Her name was Sarah. She had a friend named Lucy. They loved to play together. TheyDisplay


The Bowerbird Blues

Our protagonists find themselves in a town full of grief and sorrow. The moment that they set foot in the town, a policeman confiscates all of their blue belongings. In order to get to the bottom of the mystery, the shape-shifting member of their group, Skink, changes into a bowerbird and follows a fellow bowerbirdDisplay


Emma’s Crazy Day

It’s not every day you get a new pink scooter. Emma makes the most of it in this fun new book. You can find more free books at https://www.bookbotkids.com/free-books-for-kids.


Cats!

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Gigantic or super smart

Once upon a time there was a Giant who was so big that he could see across the highest mountain of the country. One day the Giant meets a girl that is very small. No, not as small as Tom Thumb in the fairy tale but she is not that much taller. “Hello, mister Giant,”Display


Paying a visit

On a sunny afternoon Trilili says: “I think I’ll go and see Tralala.” On the way to Tralala, Trilili meets Trololo. “Hello Trololo,” shouts Trilili. “Good afternoon, Trilili,” says Trololo. “Where do you go to?”, asks Trilili. “Me? I am going to see Tralala,” answers Trololo. “What a coincidence, I am on my way toDisplay


Why Max stopped barking

Max is the dog of Andy. Andy is eight years old. Together with his parents and sister Lilly they recently moved . His new school is just a stone’s throw away from his house. What does that mean: a stone’s throw? Well, if you pick up a stone you cannot throw it away that far.Display


The Christmas Gifts

Once upon a time, there lived a girl named Sally. She wanted a small gift from Santa this year. She wanted that her mother to be happy always. It was Christmas Eve. Santa was coming tonight. When she was sleeping she planned that this year she would see Santa for sure. When Santa will pickDisplay


Trig’s Smokin’ Wheels

A young boy’s physical limitations do not stop him from overcoming some bullies and winning their friendship. Trig’s Smokin’ Wheels There were a lot of things Trig Nelson could do, many he wanted to do, and more things he couldn’t do. Trig couldn’t run, he’d never climb stairs or hills or mountains. He couldn’t playDisplay


Captain Ren's Trip to Mars

Ren loves space. But what does he bring back when he returns from a trip to Mars? You can find more free books at https://www.bookbotkids.com/free-books-for-kids.


Daisy Pumpkin’s Elephant Shadow.

Due to a mix up by a very well respected but somewhat clumsy shadow seamstress, a little girl called Daisy Pumpkin woke up one morning with the shadow of a fully grown African Elephant. Daisy stood in front of a large white wall and watched in disbelief as the elephant’s shadow copied her every move.Display


Explorer Ella's Magic Forest

Wonderful insects and mystical plans lead Explorer Ella to the best surprise ever! Discover what it is in this magical new story. You can find more free books at https://www.bookbotkids.com/free-books-for-kids.


The Right Decision

It was a pleasant sort of a Sunday as John roamed the garden of his uncle’s house. His parents had shifted to Delhi after his father was transferred from the small town where they had lived for many years. “Your final examination is just a few months away.”John’s father had said. ‘We want you toDisplay


Tropical Adventure in the Magic Shed

One bright sunny day Molly went to Sophie’s house for a Sunday play date. “What are we going to play today?” Molly asked. ”How about football? It is the World Cup these days!” And with that they happily skipped to the back yard. They were having a lovely time until the ball hit the magicDisplay


The Troll Treasure

On a island far, far away there lived an angry troll. This troll had been stranded on this island for many of years when his famous troll pirate ship hit the reef near the island in search of gold. The troll was very angry because instead of gold all he found was lumps of coal.Display


The Bronco Named Thunder

Once upon a time there was a wild bronco who wanted a place to call home. This wild bronco was very polite and knew how to run fast. He would run through the plains as fast as he could racing many horses all different shapes and sizes. He would always win. This bronco notice thatDisplay


The Adventures of Sprinkles The Cat; The King

Imagine if you will, a kingdom built upon a far away shore. A kingdom where the streets were lined with precious gems that scattered the sunlight onto all of the houses within its borders. The waters crashing gently against the cliffside as though the two were dancing. The most beautiful place imaginable. The kingdom ofDisplay


Dr. Skinner and Hungry Pigeon

Dr. Skinner is a very nice and polite man, he has a very good friend, Bob. Bob is a gray pigeon with green eyes and red feet. One day, Bob and Dr. Skinner had a bad fight, Bob yelled at Dr. Skinner, “I don’t like you, I don’t want to play with you anymore”, andDisplay


Little Albert and White Fluffy Bunny

  Little Albert is a young boy. He has a friend, Robert. Robert is a white and fluffy bunny. His eyes red and beautiful like flame, his fur white and fluffy like snow, his hugging soft and warm like bed. Little Albert and Robert are very good friends, everyday they play together, they eat together,Display


Monster in the Jungle

Monster in the Jungle Once upon a time a wise lion lived in the jungle.  He was always respected for his intelligence and kindness.  All the animals used to go to him to discuss their problems.  He was the best king they could ever had. a few miles away from the jungle there was anDisplay


My Imaginary Unicorn

If I were a princess I would ride a unicorn. It would be called Glisten and she would be my best friend forever. We would go and explore tropical islands together every month. We would eat rainbow coloured ice cream with pink and violet sprinkles. The thing with unicorns is, they’re very precious and youDisplay


Good morning, fish

From the time I was little, I remember catching glimpses of my grandpa heading out into the forest early in the morning before the sun had risen, when most of the earth’s inhabitants were not even beginning to stir. He would carry a small pack, which I knew held a pencil and a notepad. SometimesDisplay


A Queer Friendship

Max dog and Lucy crow were the best of friends. But theirs was a strange friendship, since Max was deaf and Lucy was lame. Having damaged her left wing and leg, which had been crushed under the wheels of a car, Lucy could not fly. So, the whole day, she sat perched on Max’s back andDisplay


The Plot

Rex the tiger looked around him, the lion had just declared him king.  Even though it was a temporary post since the lion was not well and had been advised rest, by the forest doctor Ted the giraffe, Rex knew that the lion would never recover at all, since he had lost a lot ofDisplay


The jelly monster

Once upon a time there lived a girl called Alice . She went to the museum one day. But, the museum was closed because every day lots of the new guards were missing. Alice was secretly an agent of the famous detective:Mr John Clove. She wanted to find out what was happening every day. SheDisplay


Mini and Duke

Mini was a glossy hen. She lived in a house, near the woods, with her master, mistress and their young son, Raja. She was liked by all. As a very important member of the household, Mini was well cared for, petted and fussed over. As a result, she became very self- centered. One day, Raja’sDisplay


The day before Christmas

THE DAY BEFORE CHRISTMAS Christmas was round the corner and Santa was very excited. He was looking forward to giving all the lovely presents to the kids. However, just a day before Christmas, Santa Claus fell very sick. He was a bit worried as well because it was a day before Christmas, and what wouldDisplay


The hamsters and the weasel

Chapter 1 One bright, sunny morning, a hamster named Molly was staring out of her small glass container in the frost wood pet store. A few days ago, she and her best friend, Holly, had been taken from their mothers and separated from their brothers and sisters. Sure they missed them, but they were stillDisplay


Snow Angels

  Abigail crept to the open bedroom door. Mommy was sitting on the bed, Daddy’s arm was around her shoulders and both their heads were bowed. Tears fell from their eyes. Abby could see the wet spots on Mommy’s blue dress and Daddy’s dress pants. Watching them made her want to cry, but she didn’tDisplay


Pride revisited

There was a little chick in a cage. While some people thought it was lonely, other birds knew it was proud. His master was worried about the cold nights closing in on the season as leaves were beginning to strip the green off the trees. The little chick felt proud in its cage because thereDisplay


Uncertain travels

There was once a gorgeous snake on one side of a lake that wanted to go to the other side of the lake. The snake always saw dolphins playing in the lake. This time, however, for the first time ever, it rattled to tell a dolphin to come over for goodness sake. The snake saidDisplay


Conner and the Clone Machine

“I think it’s ready.” For two years, Conner and his friend Jeremy were spending their spare time on their newest invention: The Clone Machine. Consisting of many well thought out components, they felt like the time and hard work would pay off. The Clone Machine would be used on many objects for the convenience ofDisplay


Ravi the Rickshaw – Monsoon

RAVI THE RICKSHAW – MONSOON A wise old man is slowly riding his rusty, old-fashioned bicycle into the village square. He has all his worldly goods tied up in bundles of white cloth, attached to the handlebars and even tucked behind the saddle. Babu travels from village to village and he has obviously been hereDisplay


THE GIRL WHO TRIED TO FLY

THE GIRL WHO TRIED TO FLY Once upon a time, there was a girl named Lily. She was four. She always tried to fly. She jumped off of a chair. Boom! Her mom Kate came running in. “Are you ok?” said her mom. “Yes” said Lily, but Lily did not give up. She jumped offDisplay


Unity is strength

The Sticks Once in a kingdom, there were two boys named Tom and Robert. They lived on a farm. Robert was the elder brother. They would always fight. When their father buys something for Tom, Robert would get angry and fight and vice versa. One day their father decided to have a competition. There wasDisplay


Turtle and Rabbit Story

One day a rabbit was boasting about how fast he could run. He was laughing at the turtle for being so slow. Much to the rabbit’s surprise, the turtle challenged him to a race. The rabbit thought this was a good joke and accepted the challenge. The fox was to be the umpire of theDisplay


Phoenix Adventure in the Magic Shed

Molly and Sophie were best friends. They were neighbours and loved exploring. You might remember them from their mermaid adventure. Molly went to Sophie’s house with the magic wooden shed. “It’s taking forever for the pancakes to get done cooking.” said Sophie swaying her dark brown hair. “Hey! We could go play in the inDisplay


Dina and Yoyo

Dina the elephant was returning home one day in the forest, when a fierce storm started raging.  It was almost evening. Dina hurried, suddenly passing by a tree she heard a loud cawing.  She stopped. Looking at the tree Dina saw a nest.  A young crow was crying for its mother. The branch on whichDisplay


A Face in the Clouds

A fishing trip will be good for you,” mom said. “You never go anywhere anymore. This is your chance to get out in the woods. Now scoot. ” James didn’t know his neighbor that well, even if he did deliver his early morning paper. He couldn’t even spell the guy’s name, let alone pronounce it.Display


Oh, Oh

  My dog, Prince was my best friend when I was eight years old. And he was always hungry. “Let’s go for a picnic,” mom said one day. “We’ll make sandwiches when we get there.” So our family drove twenty miles to Moose Bay Beach in northern Quebec. Soon after arriving I said, “Let’s eat.”Display


Dinosaurs In My Bed

  Andrew lay shivering in his bed. The sky was alive with booming sounds and brilliant flashes just outside his window.   Fifteen minutes ago he asked, “Mom, will the storm last long?”   “Please, don’t worry,“ she said. “The weatherman promised it would pass over Truro quickly. Now get some sleep.”   Except itDisplay


The Friendship Club

“Let’s bash him! Let’s bruise him! Or even ‘SCHNOOZE’ him,” three bullies yelled. “What does ‘SCHNOOZE’ mean?” one of them asked. “I don’t know. Let’s do it anyway,” another boy said. A voice roared like a lion, “STOP!” Danny noticed the bullies looked startled by the brave girl. Next thing he knew, they ran away.Display


Mermaid Adventure in the Magic Shed

Once upon a time there were two girls and they were best friends so it was lucky that they were neighbors. They were both 7 years old and loved adventures. Their names were Molly and Sophie. Molly wore a bow, a ballerina skirt and a white shirt. Sophie wore a flower in her hair, twoDisplay


Zosimos’ Fate

Zosimos’ Fate Dark, thunderous clouds loomed over the mighty Diamond Palace. A large group of royal cats waited in front of the opulent structure. Each was dressed in matching royal coats of arms, and branded on their rear with the royal seal ‘BVR.’ Some felines sat quietly – some were grooming, others hissed at theirDisplay


The Tale of Two Sisters

The Tale of Two Sisters In a faraway kingdom there lived 2 girls, Rosie and Daisy. Daisy was the elder sister and Rosie the younger. They lived in a castle. They were princesses. Daisy was really mean and selfish. She loved to hurt everyone including her sister, but Daisy was really kind to her fatherDisplay


Emily and Lavendar

EMILY AND LAVENDER In a small town in Wales, there lived a girl.  Her name was Emily and she was 8 years old.  She lived in a small house with her parents.  She was a very nice little girl, whose eyes shone always with a sparkle.  She had a small round nose and tiny redDisplay


Piggy World

My name is Ray, the youngest of all the pigs. Then there is Momma Pig, Lisa, Daddy Pig, Earl, and sister Pig Sue. Sister Pig always thinks she’s better than all of the other pigs and she always wants her way. Arnold is the farmer who takes care of the pigs every day giving themDisplay


The Fairy Pool

Hannah woke again from yet another bad dream.  She sat up in her bed crying until her grandmother came in to hold her close. “I am here, it will be alright.  The fairies will keep you safe.” “What fairies Grandma” Hannah asked. “The ones that live in the pool in the woods.  They have beenDisplay


Oh, Those Eyes!

I knew that feeling comfortable in my childhood home was but a moment of fiction, because the house was anything but comfortable. Unless I was preoccupied, I could feel the presence of an unidentified entity. I was uneasy being alone in the house I had grown up in because even when I was alone, IDisplay


The Growing Tree

The Growing Tree Elise is a little girl. She is 6 years old and loves nature. In her yard is a big tree. One day, she decided to climb the tree. Elise went outside and looked up at the big tree as it loomed above her. She was excited. It was so early in theDisplay


Cutest Wonder of the God

Cutest Wonder of God Long back there lived a family of four with two kids named Jack and Prince. They lived in a small hilly town since their childhood, so a town with flat land was beyond their Imagination. Jack was 8 Years old and Prince was 2 years older than Jack. Their house wasDisplay


Knight and Dae

Dae was the sun and Knight was a curious man. Knight noticed Dae shining as brilliantly as diamonds on fire in the sky.  He was in awe of her warm glow and adored her from Earth.  She was so bright that it hurt his eyes to look upon her directly.  Dae loved Knight as well, sheDisplay


Worthy

There was a young man once that was a very hard worker. He believed that this was the way to success. He worked for a rich man that told him he could climb up the corporate ladder if he would work harder. So the young man began to work harder than ever before. He didn'tDisplay


A Grand Journey

    “Why must we be so careful, great-papo?” Mungo-tut always asked questions.  Sometimes he listened to advice. Right now great-papo had a serious look on his face.  “You are still young and this journey is to teach you. ” “Flying between the sloppy-flops is very important,” great-papo said.  “You don’t want them to splashDisplay


THE THREE TASKS

Lily stood weeping near the forest, it was past midnight and pitch dark. She felt terribly scared. Her mistress brought her in a car and dropped her near the forest and left. It was her punishment for burning a hole in her mistress’s dress accidentally while ironing. Lily shivered.  It was winter and she wasDisplay


A Christmas Story

“I am sad today,” said Caw-Caw, a young crow. “Christmas is almost here and I have no gifts to give. Besides, who wants a noisy crow around? All I’m good for is making strange noises.” “That’s not true,” answered Bushy-Red, his squirrel friend. “Get away pest, is what I hear when I’m around other birds,Display


A Wish For Christmas

Earlier this evening, Christmas music wrapped around Matthew like a magic blanket. Children and adults of all shapes and sizes hurried and shouted throughout the mall. It was exciting to see Christmas trees dressed in all colors, hockey equipment and trains. Video games and toy soldiers scattered like snowflakes across display tables. “Stop crying, IDisplay


Ant and Chrysalis

The Ant and the Chrysalis One day Ant was walking in a forest and came across a Chrysalis. “Oh Chrysalis, I feel so bad for you. I can run, jump, and climb while you just sit there. Hanging on that branch,” said Ant boastfully. But inside the Chrysalis was someone special, Someone that Ant couldn’tDisplay


Pegasus

PEGASUS Pegasus was a very special horse. You see, Pegasus had wings and could fly. But that wasn’t the reason that Pegasus considered himself a special horse. He thought he was special because he was the special horse that Princess Jude loved to ride. You see, every morning, Princess Jude would wake up when theDisplay


Biana and the baby squirrel

Once upon a time, there was a girl named Biana.  She used to lived in her beautiful house with a beautiful garden in front. Many butterflies,  dragonflies, ants, bees, beetles visited her garden. Biana’s garden was very beautiful and attractive with many flowers and fruits. Animals,  birds,  and worms, too, had made it their permanentDisplay


Just a Race

Once upon a time there were 2 twin brothers who were not alike at all. Their names where Tim, and Tom. The twin brothers lived right across a candy shop. Tom always chooses the spicy candy to eat, on the other hand Tim always chooses the sweet candy to eat. One day as they wereDisplay


The Secret Club

Once upon a time, there was a girl called Ria. She had a dog-called Johnny. One night Ria saw her dog was wearing a suit and walking on 2 feet. Ria was very shocked. She couldn’t believe what was happening. She went to her dog and said, “Oh my God! Is this really happening? Johnny!Display


Ginger and the six cats

Ginger and the six cats It was a lovely day in the meadow and all of ginger’s six brothers and sisters were playing in the meadow’s freshly grown grass. All of her brothers and sisters were grey, but ginger was a gold colour with orange stripes. Gingers brother’s and sister’s names were; Gray, Tom, Linx,Display


A Christmas With Santa

Faith loves birthdays because they are so special, and she is always hasty for a tasty cake. Yum in the tum tum. She also loves Thanksgiving, a day worth living. It is fun and filled with a ton of Turkey and lots of tots. And carving the big bird never gets boring, especially while you’reDisplay


I ATE A SPICY GINGER

I ate a spicy ginger from my brother on a dare. the ginger caught my head on fire and burned off all my hair . My mouth disgorged lava and my tongue began to melt my ears were shooting jets of steam atleast that's how they felt . I spring back around the room iDisplay


WHAT IS POETRY?

Not the tree, but the fruits on the tree; Not the food, but the ingredients in the food; Not the pen, but the ink in the pen; . Not the song, but the tone of the song; . Not the birds, but the flock of the birds . Not a poet but the thought ofDisplay


MISTY MORNING

One misty morning in the sky bean land something didn't feel right all of the land's colours seemed faded bounce travelled on, wondering where the singing birds had gone . Suddenly, the lights and colours nearby started to flicker there was a weird machine, slowly sucking in the colours of summer as bounce approached it,Display


A WARM CHRISTMAS

A painting competition was being organized at Sun Flower school in Green Forest, on Sunday. Timmy rabbit smiled smugly to himself. “I will surely win the contest and get the prize money of Rs.3000/”. He thought to himself. Timmy was a very lazy rabbit and he hated going to school. Most of the days heDisplay


Ug the Thug

About five thousand, two hundred and forty-six years ago there lived a caveman called Ug the Thug. He lived at the top of a lonely valley, but then everywhere was lonely back then. He had a big club and furry boots and he liked running after things and frightening them best of all. Ug theDisplay


THE CROWN

James was from a royal family. He was the son of King Jordan. One day, King Jordan decided to make one of his sons his heir. Julian, Johnathan, and James were excited and nervous. Their challenge was to battle against the cruel ruler of London. They had to fight together and the one who toDisplay


Bill and the Boom Box Rocket

Bill and the Boom Box Rocket Once upon a time there lived a boy named Bill, who always dreamed of flying to the moon. One summer evening when Bill was trying to go to sleep, he was bothered by his big brother Ron. Ron was playing his new boom box too loud. The only wayDisplay


A Seaside Adventure (Ears Mouse)

“Ears Mouse” “Book 3” “A Seaside Adventure” It was a beautiful sunny day and Ears Mouse was eating a lovely thick slice of homemade toast, with his very favourite homemade Damson jam. He had made the Damson jam himself from fruits that had fallen the previous autumn and it had turned out very nice. HeDisplay


A Rainbow Rider’s Fall to Yorn

A Rainbow Rider’s Fall to Yorn Raina is a rainbow rider. She lives in the sky and, whenever sunshine and rain come together, she rides their rainbow down to earth. Raina’s journey may be only a moment or last many minutes, but it is always magical. She glides through the air on top of theDisplay


Snidely the Bridge Troll

Once upon a time there was a troll that lived up under The Creek Bridge down at Low Hollow creek. He was a short ugly fellow, but very strong. His hair was straight, red, and stuck out like a mop. His skin was really wrinkly and felt like sandpaper. His clothes were always smelly. HisDisplay


Night Dream

NIGHT DREAM “If you’re that worn out, then go to bed,” mom said. And I did, even if darkness didn’t come creeping yet outside my window. My arms were so weak I couldn’t get my socks off. They kept sticking to my feet. So I crawled under the covers. When I’m very tired, I dream…Display


Lily Rose and The Magic of Helping

Lily Rose was a (mostly) cheerful sort of girl, she hardly let life get her down. She was quite tall for a girl her age, with the bluest eyes you had ever seen, blonde hair and just a sprinkle of freckles across her nose. When she smiled, her whole face smiled and everyone said sheDisplay


Lottie and the Fabulous Whale.

It was a fine sunny day. Lottie and her dog Max were in their beach hut. As they sat Lottie’s mind wandered and she looked out to sea. There, in the distance, she saw the large bulky of a huge whale. All of a sudden it blew a fountain from it blow hole. To herDisplay


Tri-Boy

Once upon a time down in the bog there lived a little frog who was different from all the others. This little frog had three hind legs, and his name was Tri-Boy. All the other little frogs had two hind legs. Tri-Boy was kidded unmercifully because he was different. The other little frogs at timesDisplay


The Lonely Mouse

If you thought this story was about a little furry creature with whiskers, a long tail and an appetite for cheese, you’d be wrong. This story is about a mouse that lived on a computer desk at Brinkley and Co. in the big city. After six o’clock, when everyone had left the office for theDisplay


Merlin the Monkey

Merlin the Monkey One day, a group of four friends decided to pay a visit to the local carnival, which had stopped in the village for the weekend. It only came once a year, and the group of friends were ever so keen to explore the wonder of the carnival. The sounds and the sightsDisplay


A pet bee

Once, a flower in the Loch Ness had petals taken by the wind, with colors bearing messages, parading far into the sea. Petals made friends with tides, and taught them to go onward, from land to land on hillsides, from lake to lake downstream. Those petals came resting closer, on marsh they knew soft breeze,Display


The Princess who could not dance

Princess Leonora was beautiful, kind and popular. One month before her sixteenth birthday the King and Queen decided to prepare a great banquet to celebrate Leonora’s birthday. There would be singing and dancing. The best dressmaker in the kingdom would be called upon to make the finest dress for Leonora and the finest shoemaker toDisplay


Sam the Mouse

In a faraway land named Bookville there was a library, but it was not a normal library it was a floating library! Many people came to the library on boats and cars. Hundreds of people filled the library everyday. At night a little mouse named Sam came out and took papers from the librarians desk,Display


A LADY CALLED MRS. GRAHAM

I like to visit my neighbor. She lives in our apartment building. Upstairs. The third floor is hard to climb sometimes. But I don’t mind. My name is Benjamin. I’m six. Mrs. Graham is nice. She walks all bent over. Dad says it’s because Mrs. Graham is old. But I say it’s because she pointsDisplay


THE GUMMY DOG SHOW

“ARRROOOUF! “ Ace, a proud black dog, sat on his favorite corner of Main Street and Robin Road. His thick-as-a-rope tail THUMP-THUMPED on the sidewalk. Cars, trucks and bicycles crossed in front of him in a blur of rolling wheels. Close by, an unseen sticky glob of gum waited for something to happen. Ace’s tailDisplay


WOODY THE WOODPECKER

Julie hen had gone to her cousin Mira’s house which was situated at the end of the forest. Before going she had asked her friend Diana duck to look after her baby Gigi. It was afternoon Diana was dozing, when little Gigi slipped out from under the duck’s wings into the sunshine and started chasingDisplay


Nature's Serenity

On reaching the Panthera International Airport, Muzful Islam was struck by a huge wave of surprise as he noticed the environment. Light blue coloured ponds, huge oak trees and dew drops that shimmered like golden spangled jelabis in the weak January sun. 'As I stepped out on the soft moss, a driver assisted me toDisplay


Switched

Prolog Once upon a time there lived an elegant queen named Quinn and her fun loving daughter Cora. The two were not on the best of terms until they made a switch. Chapter 1 One day, little Cora was with her mother Quinn going over her royal duties “mother can’t we take a break, let’sDisplay


Christmas Gift

Christmas Gift Little Frenk was moving continuously over an unending sheet of snow. He had been walking for quite some time now and his feet were tired as well. He was surrounded by a white spread of snow which was gleaming and shining. Frenk had set out for a mission in search of a snow cladDisplay


The Warrior

Once upon a time there was a warrior. Well he was brave and stong and all but not as well known as he would have hoped. So one day he was walking down a path and met a black smith. He was talking to him about his talents and his woes. The black Smith informedDisplay


Wake up on time in time

Son, this story I am about to tell you is of a young boy who didn't listen to his parents near bedtime. “Mum, what are we going to have for breakfast?” Asked the little boy. “We are going to have lunch for breakfast,” answered his mum. Then a little while later the young boy asked:Display


THE MISSING PICNIC FOOD

Once upon a time there was a forest fire in a big, big forest. All the little animals that lived there ran as fast as they could to get away from the hot flames. Squirrels, raccoons, foxes, snakes, turtles, rabbits, mice and many other animals had to find new homes. Some of them went toDisplay


Daddy’s Little Girl

Once apon a time, there was a little girl with gorgeous long wavy blond hair and big blue eyes, one night she stood up from her bed and walked down the hallway into her parents room. She went to the side where her dad slept, shook him and when his dad opened his eyes andDisplay


Mannerland


WHEN A WHISPERED PRAYER WAS ANSWERED

One night I was busy doing an online project. My wife was checking her Facebook page. Suddenly, our 4-year-old daughter Gayle said, “Mommy, we forgot to pray.” I immediately got up, left my laptop on the bed, and joined Gayle and my son, Justin. As we held our hands together for prayer, Justin called forDisplay


My Family – The Loved Family

Once upon a time, there was a nice, loving family. There were two girls and one boy and their momma. They loved everything about eachother. And they were always doing nice things for eachother. The family lived happy together. They always all wanted to go together to the same places. The family went to theirDisplay


The Lost Boy

Once upon a time, there was a boy named James. He always got pushed around. One day, a wizard appeared in front of the boy. The wizard gave James three wishes. One of James wishes was that tge wizard could make James go away. The next day James tried to make a wish, but heDisplay


Little Bella

Little Bella was a Terrier Mix. She belonged to a very loving family. Emily, AJ, and Adelisse were her owners. (Of course Mommy and their step-dad Nelson were her owners too). They each loved Bella very, very much. Playtime at the park, and nice long walks were a regular for Bella. She even had aDisplay


The Soup Princess

Long, long ago, in a kingdom far away, lived the beautiful Princess Effy who lived with her widowed father the king in a palace on top of a hill. Effy was just as a princess should be, beautiful, clever, polite, a little smaller than most girls her age and maybe just a little stubborn (ifDisplay


The Lonely Old Man

There was once an old man named Franz. Franz lived alone in the smallest house in the way back of his neighborhood. Franz was a grumpy old man due to the recent death of his wife. He was bitter and rude to the neighbors and made everyone he came into contact with him very upset.Display


Jungle Public School (JPS)

There was a huge jungle (forest) with the name "keeka" Many animals lived there.The king of the jungle was a big Lion.Whenever he roared,"keeka" vibrated.But all animals loved him.He was very wise and brave One day his minister Tiger came to Kings castle and asked him to built a school for Jungle animals. The LionDisplay


Pig , Goat and Sheep

Once upon a time there was a Pig named Laali and the Goat named as Lilly. They had a desire to look around the hills and feel the fresh air. So they both decided to go to the hills, when their Master let them free on Sunday's. They were waiting for sunday very eagerly. ThatDisplay


Brent's favourite milkshake

One day, Brent was very thirsty. He wanted a milkshake. He asked his mum to take him to the cpgrocery story to get the ingredients for his milkshake. "What flavour milkshake do you want, Brent?" Asked his mum. "I want a blueberry milkshake, please, mum!" Replied Brent. Brent's mum pulled out a list. On thatDisplay


An Owl Scared of Lightening And Thunder

Once upon a time, there was an owl who was very friendly and lived in a large home.  Everyone loved to sleep over on Friday nights. Although she was a little naughty, she always listened to her Mom. She asked lots of questions and shared her hopes and fears. Her mom tried to teach herDisplay


A visit from St. Nicholas

Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. The stockings were hung from the chimney with care, In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there; The children were nestled all snug in their beds, While visions of sugar plums danced in their heads;Display


WHEN SANTA COMES

Travis’ room looked like a zoo. Each Christmas he received stuffed toys in all shapes, colours and sizes. Bunnies, deer, bears, owls, and squirrels stared with eyes like stars. He often lined them up as bowling pins. Mom and dad then joined him playing ‘toy-ball.’ Instead of throwing snowballs, they chased each other using stuffedDisplay


Dear Santa

Dear Santa, For Chistmas this year I want lots of cheer And a stuffed bear That won’t wear or tear I want my stocking filled with treats And an iPod that will play very good beats A wonderful train And a pretty umbrella For the watery rain If one present is not here Just oneDisplay


The Three Kings

Three Kings came riding from far away, Melchior and Gaspar and Baltasar; Three Wise Men out of the East were they, And they travelled by night and they slept by day, For their guide was a beautiful, wonderful star. The star was so beautiful, large, and clear, That all the other stars of the skyDisplay


A WIDOW’S LOVE

The death of a spouse leaves her lonely which canbe fatal hence the spouse is no more and physically absence to avoid the death and loneliness she look for a new love but that isn't always easy the widow's love remains and even grow her adoration for her first partner never truly goes away sheDisplay


Just an Ordinary Boy

Just an Ordinary Boy “Getting bullied again, are we?” asked Mr Thompson unsympathetically. “Yes I am,” replied Ben in a low and nervous voice. “Well, we will deal with this next week; keep on writing in your feelings diary.” Ben skulked out of the unpredictable Headmaster’s office, whilst fiddling with the wrecked sleeves of hisDisplay


BLACK HEARTS AT WORK

“Ready Adrian? Or you might exchange your meagre blade for a revolver?” “No, thanks Hector. A bird in hand is worth two in the bush. You might never know which time a blade is handy.” “Well, then. Get a whiff of fresh air before covering your face with a cloth.” Left to my own resources,Display


A Tom Girl

Mr. Geary Smith 119 Kollman Mexia, Texas 76667 (254) 562-2720 E-mail: smithgeary@yahoo.com A “Tom Girl” “Somer, it time to go to Big Momma’s house!” shouted her baby brother. “Come on, it is time to go!” Every summer for two week, Somer and her baby brother would go to their grandmother’s house in the country. SomerDisplay


monsters all around

Monsters All Around – By Ananya Prasanna Honk! Honk! The monster’s bellow could be heard everywhere! I walked on the sidewalk, trying to overlook the deafening yells. There were these gigantic monsters everywhere. Their evil eyes seemed to engulf the darkness around. Their mouths seemed to have an eternal smile ready to gobble up anyoneDisplay


THE JOY RIDE

It was Bunny rabbit’s birthday but since she was new to the Evergreen forest she had no one to celebrate her birthday with as she did not have any friends. Bunny had migrated from Black forest to the Evergreen forest after she had lost her parents and siblings in a landslide. Her life had beenDisplay


When Will I See You Again?

When Will I See You Again? Daniel, when will I see you again? After you were gone, Mommy and Daddy told me that I could see you every day if I just looked. So I looked. I looked in the trees, I looked in the flowers, I looked in the clouds, I looked in ourDisplay


CHIVALROUS TIMMY

Dina eagle was a deadly hunter she could stay aloft for hours searching for her prey and had incredible keen eyes. Squirrels were her most favourite prey though she liked rabbits and rats too. Animals were scared to come out of their homes even for food. They racked their brains in search of an ideaDisplay


MARY AND DODO

The trees were full of ripe bananas Ted the monkey smacked his lips in glee. The owner of the house and garden was Mary the deer, she had a dog called Bruno whom she had kept to scare monkeys away but Bruno had become old and did not have the strength to run after Ted.Display


The Adventures of Rupert the Rock: The Beginning Ep. 1

The Adventures of Rupert the Rock: The Beginning Ep.1 There once was a rock named Rupert the Rock, he was born in Kannus, Finland. His mommy and daddy were financially troubled because the mining business didn't pay very well. Rupert the Rock was getting older and his parents were having trouble supporting him, also whileDisplay


When Shadows Come

WHEN SHADOWS COME “Creepy here,” Melanie said, looking around grandma and grandpa’s farm in the country. “It’s cool,” Adam added cheerfully. His sister’s scowl made him change his mind. “I mean, I’d rather be home with my friends,” he stammered. Five-year old Colin shrugged his right shoulder. As mom and dad drove away, his wagglingDisplay


Lottie and the Confused Little Bear

Lottie was lonely. Lottie needed someone to hang out with. So she talked to her Dad and he said they could get a dog. He knew that a local kennel had some to spare so that's where they went, up the hill to Boondocks Farm. Boondocks Farm was a lovely little place. It had onceDisplay


MY NEW BORN BABY BROTHER

My baby brother’s first day was so much fun. I went to the hospital to see him and his eyes opened and saw the new world he was in. It was a great feeling to hold him in my hands. Inside the hospital I got snacks and water from a vending machine. And then weDisplay


ALBERT AND JENNY

A rock had blocked Jenny bear’s cave, Albert elephant on his way to visit a sick aunt living at the end of the jungle heard little John Jenny’s cub crying. Albert was a kind hearted elephant he put down the basket of bananas he was carrying for his aunt and started to lift the rockDisplay


The Stubborn Turnip

Once upon a time, there lived an old lady and an old man and they planted peas, green beans, and one enormous turnip. One day, the old man had an idea. The old man went to fetch three black cats, two dogs, a farmer, five pigs, sixteen hens, a thousand chicks, and one hundred andDisplay


Buddy and Diamond

Buddy and Diamond are my pet gerbils. One day Buddy got Diamond to stand on her shoulders and open the cage. They climbed out. They went to my room and got in the toy jeep and they drove out of my room. They drove down the stairs. They drove out the dog door and droveDisplay


The Sock and the Little Boy

Once upon a time there was a little sock. He was going to the lake to go fishing. Just then, a little boy passed by. The little boy held his nose because he thought that the sock smelled. Just then he had an idea. Since the garbage was right next to him, he decided toDisplay


If I Had a Sister

If I had a sister, we would play dolls, dance, have fun, play, and make a snowman in the soft snow. On Easter, I would let her find the most eggs, and I would help her pick apples from a tall tree that I can reach. At Christmas time, I would share my toys withDisplay


You’re the best, James

It’s all white. I sat inside and looked out the window. The only colors that broke the white line were James and the other kids from school. They were up on the hill in front of the school and just 40 feet away. The hill was the highest in town. Every kid went there onDisplay


The Bakery

Early Sunday morning at 7 am, the chef baker and confectioner, Monica, walked to her bakery, “Sweet Tooth.” She walked right through the park and then around the corner. She knew the way like the back of her hand because she had inherited the bakery from her dad. As a child, Monica always came toDisplay


The Beautiful Little Butterfly

Once upon a time, there was a beautiful butterfly with purple and yellow wings. Sadly, the butterfly was being held in a cage as a pet of a little girl. The butterfly loved the little girl but wished she had a butterfly family of her own. Then one day, the butterfly flew out of herDisplay


Lost Treasure of the Island

John and his brother Steve were on a boat off the coast of Western Australia. They were about to go deep-sea diving. Their hearts beat faster as they dived into the indigo ocean. Their mouths nearly fell open at the mesmerizing sight below. Dozens of fish swam everywhere. Queer plants were situated on equally peculiar rocks. The two boysDisplay


The Legend

There once was a child who lived with her grandfather. Her grandfather always told her stories at night. When the little child grew up she always love reading, she nearly read all the books that her grandfather had but her grandfather said “look my dear this is a book that I’ve been saving for thisDisplay


Toys Make False Friends

One day in Greenville, a dog named Rusty just got some new toys. Then he heard something and saw a big moving truck pull into the driveway next door and the license plate said Snobby State of Arizona. Everyone in Snobbyville was selfish and jealous of each other. While Rusty was relaxing in the yardDisplay


The Boy and his Grades

ONCE, THERE WAS A BOY NAMED CLYDE PEMBROKE. HE ALWAYS WANTED ATTENTION IN CLASS. HE PLAYED AROUND, NOT PAYING ATTENTION. HE WOULD EAT CANDY AND ALSO CHEW GUM. HE AT LEAST GOT 2 REFERRALS A WEEK FOR NOT PAYING ATTENTION AND ALL THE OTHER THINGS HE DID. ONE DAY, HE FINALLY WENT TO HIS LOCKERDisplay


My Trip to the Beach

A long time ago, I went to the beach. Before we left, we loaded all our beach gear into the car. Continuing down the road my sister and two brothers and I sang songs to keep from falling into the depths of boredom. Deciding where to stop for dinner was a real challenge. Everyone wantedDisplay


Smart Dog and Mr. Gooberman

Once upon a time, there was a really weird man. His name was Mr. Gooberman. He had a dog. His dog was very smart. One day they went for a walk. They played on the playground for one hour. They had a lot of fun. Then it rained so they had to leave. They wentDisplay


Nick the Mule Deer

Once upon a time there was a young little mule deer lost in the woods. He was a small deer, with large, mule like ears. His name was “Nick.” Nick spent many days wandering through the woods in search of his family. Along his travels, Nick ran into many other animals. One of the animalsDisplay


How the Dolphin Got its Squeak

Once upon a time there was a dolphin named Chloe. Chloe is beige, black, and white. Chloe had a sister named Maddy and another sister named Victoria, and of course, a mom and dad. One day, I think it was a Saturday, Chloe was watching water-wars and eating Bay’s chips and when she talked wellDisplay


The Witch’s Messangers

The wind blew in Maria’s hair. It reminded her of the curse. She struggled on, the wind almost knocking her over the edge. ‘Thalia!’ she cried before stumbling on a pebble. ‘Thalia!’ Maria was looking for her long lost daughter and a fortune teller had told her to seek Bloodhurst Cave. Years of searching hadDisplay


Silver Dog

Once upon a time, there was a girl and her name was Kayla. One day when she was walking, she found a dog. It was silver. She took it home with her. When her Mom saw it she said, “Kayla where did you get that dog!?” “I got it at the pet shop,” she fibbed.Display


The Fairy Castle

There once lived two children named Kate and Harry. They had a marvelous garden and they loved to play in it. One sunny, Spring day, Kate’s blue hair ribbon came out of her hair while she was playing in the garden with Harry. The breeze blew it down a little path. Kate chased after it,Display


The Book

Kate skimmed through, with her fingers, all the books in the library. She was in a hurry because she had to have this done before class started again. “I’ve looked at every one of the books in the library.” I said out loud. “Shhh.” The librarian took her index finger up to her lips. “Sorry,”Display


My Vacation to California (from India)

Last year, my Mom and I joined my Dad in California during the summer vacation. We started from Delhi, India late night and flew to Los Angeles. My Dad came to pick us up and we drove to Orange County where we had an apartment. The drive was fast with wide roads and big cars.Display


A Forgiving Friend

There once was a very nice boy named Tim. Tim had nice hair. Tim had a friend named Maura who also had nice hair. Maura wasn’t very nice to Tim. One day the two friends went to get a haircut together. Tim’s haircut was great and he loved it, but Maura didn’t like hers atDisplay


The Secret Diary

John woke up to realize that his summer vacation had begun. He got off his bed and went for breakfast. He was wondering how to spend his holidays when his mother reminded him to finish his breakfast fast!! Soon the doorbell rang and yes!! His friends were there. They all proceeded towards the playground toDisplay


The Tale of Super Dutch

It was a rainy morning and Dutch the dog had nothing to do. “Oh I wish it wasn’t raining outside I would really like to play with my friends!” said Dutch. Dutch went into the kitchen to see what her owner was up to. “Why hello Duchess what have you been up to?” asked herDisplay


Marley

It’s was a sunny day. The green and yellow fields were so beautiful in the sun. I looked out at the window. ” Marley!” I shouted. Marley was my dog and my only friend. When I called him he came as fast as he could. I hated school, but I had to go. I saidDisplay


Jack The Horse

Jack is a horse, he lives in the forests. He gets scared very easily because sometimes he would be chased by a lion, and sometimes he would be hunted by hunters. One day, Jack ran into a farmer. The farmer led Jack to the barn, fed him and took good care of him. Jack neverDisplay


Tweensy

Once upon a time there was a little fly named Tweensy. One day Tweensy wanted to go shopping . He went to the grocery market to buy a watermelon, but when he took the watermelon home, he opened it and it was purple. “How did the watermelon turn purple?” thought Tweensy. So he went toDisplay


Zora — the Man of Steel

It was a peaceful day in the wonderful village of Harlem. Mothers were in the markets. Children were playing hide and seek outside their houses. Gardeners were watering their plants with care. Serenity prevailed everywhere. Suddenly, the silence was broken by loud bleating sounds of the sheep. The gardeners dropped their tools and went toDisplay


Milkshake, the Magical Pony

One Friday night, Amy and Izzy arrived with a new pony – Milkshake. Milkshake was a black and white spotted pony with a gorgeous black mane and an amazingly silky, white tail. He was going to share a paddock with Gwilly, the ‘Daddy’ of the place; and Rudy, a rather charming pony. After checking thatDisplay


Stink Bomb Skunk

Once upon a smelly time, there was a skunk that HATED smells!!!!! His name was Kevin. Kevin was often sad; he was made fun of all the time by the high school humans. The other reason why he was sad is because he had no one to care for him: no friends, no family, nothing. Courageously, Kevin tip-toedDisplay


Henna and Her Wiggly Tooth

Henna, the baby hippo wasn’t very happy. In fact, it had been two days since she had smiled at all! It all began a couple of days back when she was brushing her teeth as usual in the morning and she felt a strange feeling in her mouth. She continued brushing. Brush, brush, brush…There, sheDisplay


Sabrina

Chapter 1 Once upon a time, there lived a young girl named Sabrina, who had a terrible illness, cancer. Despite this, she remained in good spirits especially since she lived with Madam Hicks, a lovely woman who took Sabrina in as a baby, saving her from abandonment. But, she was very unkind towards Sabrina. AsDisplay


Mommy

In a splendid castle on the ocean shore there lived a King. The poor man had lost his Queen in childbirth, just as she had given life to their first-born daughter, Princess Selena. Following that miserable day, the King would not let his little daughter, Selena, out of his sight, for he knew he wouldDisplay


The Legend of the Black Sea

  There once lived an old man on the shore of a beautiful sea. All day he wove nets and caught fish. There were so many that the old fisherman shared them with his animals. He had a nice dog and an evil black cat. The dog was called Boley and the cat was calledDisplay


Princess Rose and the Golden Bird

Many, many years ago, in a kingdom far, far away there lived a beautiful princess. She had long red hair and loved roses so much that everyone called her Princess Rose. Every evening after dusk, Princess Rose went out on the balcony and clapped her hands. A golden bird came flying out of nowhere andDisplay


Land of Lies

CHAPTER ONE: NEW KID IN TOWN “What does your mother do for a living Clara?” asked Mrs. Trussworthy. All eyes in the room were squarely aimed at Clara Gorman. She felt their gaze heating up her cheeks until they were ready to burst into flames. “She works at the hospital. She’s a brain surgeon,” ClaraDisplay


Annie and the Rabbit’s Foot

Annie and the Rabbit’s Foot A sharp rap on the door brought Annie to her senses and she went to see who was there. ‘Hello Annie, where’s your Mum?’ said Mick the milkman, smiling. ‘She’s gone shopping,’ Annie said, as she carefully took the pint of milk and laid it down on the kitchen table,Display


The Changing World of the Forest Goddess

The Changing World of the Forest Goddess Hannah walked alone through the woods and felt wistful. She was nine years old but had already seen many changes in her short life. They weren’t all bad things. Some were pretty wonderful. Hannah loved having a new little brother and her stepmother was just lovely. She worriedDisplay


Mannerland

      “Chew your food with your mouth closed, get your elbows off the table, eat with your fork, get your finger out of your nose and stop blowing bubbles into your milk,” Mary Riplan yelled at her 11 year-old son. “Do you think you were born in a barn or something?” “Aw momDisplay


St. Uny Fairy School

Once upon a time there was a school for fairies called St Uny High and the fairies in that school were always extremely good. In the school there was a very special group of friends, their names were Silvermist who wore a beautiful blue dress and at 14 years old the eldest of them all. Then thereDisplay


The Snow Mouse (Ears Mouse)

Ears Mouse, Book 2 Ears Mouse woke up with a shiver, ‘Brrrrrrrrrr’ he said to himself, ‘I am in my nice bed with my big quilt but I am still cold, specially my nose’. His nose was almost as red as Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer’s nose. He had his night cap on his headDisplay


The Picnic (Ears Mouse)

Ears Mouse, Book 1 On the edge of a very small country village in England there is an old road called Hollies Lane. This lane leads to a small but beautiful forest called Oak View, which is not visited very often by people. All along this lane, if you were to look very carefully, youDisplay


The Clam Said, Ouch!

THE CLAM SAID, OUCH! “LOOKIT!” Adam shouted. Frosty edges rode the top of huge waves, like a parade of small hills heading for the ocean beach. “Too high,” three-year old Colin giggled. “No, they’re not!” Adam said. He was seven, so he should know. “Follow me,” he ordered. Colin did. “Aren’t you glad we broughtDisplay


The Painter’s Daughters

The Painter’s Daughters There was once a painter who had two daughters; one rare and beautiful, the other common and ugly. The painter delighted greatly in his beautiful daughter and made her the subject of all his paintings. The ugly daughter, however, received no attention and wept alone hidden in her room. When the daughters’ mother cameDisplay


A Boy Made Happy

A BOY MADE HAPPY In this little town of Truro, Nova Scotia there are many boys and girls who are afraid. Some remember sorrows which happened to them in the past. A badly cut finger or a broken ankle. Sometimes even a hurt, deep inside from a word spoken in anger. When the night sneaksDisplay


A Fortunate Experience

A Fortunate Experience Change is defined as to give a different position, course, or direction to. Change is essential in life because you learn from change and it gives you a new route to take in life. Many people in life tend to not understand change but it’s the ones that do who are theDisplay


Dancing with Daddy

Dancing with Daddy “I am so bored,” said Jessica one early Sunday morning. “There is nothing fun to do around the house.” Jessica Beth was 8 years old and very energetic ready for some fun. She tried playing inside all by herself, but after a while it was not any fun. Jessica read to herDisplay


A Home for Caspian

A HOME FOR CASPIAN After searching all day for a home, Caspian finally gave up and sat on a stone by the roadway in despair. “What am I going to do?” he asked himself. ”Its raining every day, I need somewhere to stay.” Oh dear! What a mess. “What’s a mess, what’s a mess?” aDisplay


The War of the Biscuits

The War of The Biscuits The chocolate digestives lived peacefully on the shelf in Tesco’s until one afternoon they were taken. Once they were brought home to Mrs Speed’s house she undid them and put them in her biscuit box. The chocolate biscuits felt very intimidated, as some of the other biscuits who were thereDisplay


Gotta Go!

Gotta Go! “Don’t drink all of that, you’ll have to go during the movie.” Brian didn’t listen to his mother, but continued to gulp down his soda with vigor. And out of spite, he went and filled his cup again. His mother just sighed and prepared for the worst. Brian was in one of hisDisplay


Max’s New Bed

Max’s New Bed Once there was a little boy named Max. Max refused to go to bed. He stayed up later than his older sister Teresa, kicking and screaming about not going to bed. One night, Teresa asked Max why he never wanted to sleep. “Because….” Said Max between tears. “I don’t like my crib.Display


The Butterfly and the Fire Breathing Dragon

  A long, yes very long time ago there was a dragon, a most evil, wicked and feared fire breathing Dragon called Dre. Or so it was believed that he was most evil and wicked – but later, and as the story will tell, it will be learned that Dre had been shunned by mostDisplay


Eden, my dearest friend!

Once upon a time there was a wealthy family called The Smiths. They lived in a very big and comfortable mansion just like a castle. The house had a beautiful garden with many smelly red roses. These flowers were planted in honour of Mr. Smith’s wife, Emma, and they also had a little girl calledDisplay


ELF SILVER WINGS AND THE PRINCE

The Prince was lost. He wondered in the dark forest for a very long time, leading his horse. They walked and walked until both were too tired to move any further. The Prince stopped by a little stream of water, and they both drank thirstily. “What shall we do, Star?” Prince Dale asked his horse.Display


A Memorable Fancy

A bird was singing while perched on a branch of a tree. This caught the attention of a cat nearby who climbed onto the roof of a house near the tree. Stealthily, the cat moved closer, then pounced on the limb and attempted to sink its teeth into the bird’s throat. The bird struggled andDisplay


The Princess

PRINCESS Once upon a time there were three beautiful princesses. Their names were Kimmy, Katie, and Kristen. Kimmy was 3, Katie was 5, and Kristen was 8. They all lived in a manor, with butlers, maids, cooks, and lots of people. But the princesses did not treat them like slaves, they treated them with respectDisplay


The Magic Pen

The Magic Pen I’m sitting in my backyard on a sunny early spring afternoon. My blue spiral notebook is on my lap and a magic pen is in my hand. The pen doesn’t look that special if you see it in my bag or on my desk, just a black gelstick pen with a cap.Display


Emma’s Secret

Emma’s Secret Emma had kept her secret for so long, letting it grow in her heart. But the secret was so big, she knew she couldn’t keep it inside much longer. She wanted to show people how beautiful it was, like Heaven on Earth, but she wasn’t sure how. At first she noticed the secretDisplay


Abraham Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address

Abraham Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address March 4, 1865 Fellow countrymen: At this second appearing to take the oath of the presidential office, there is less occasion for an extended address than there was at the first. Then a statement, somewhat in detail, of a course to be pursued, seemed fitting and proper. Now, at theDisplay


Going Home

Going Home A Civil War Story As I look back at the year of 1864 I see I was wrong about war . . . I was young then, about 12, when I was drafted into the Civil War as a drummer boy. I was eager for war and fighting. Momma and Papa had toldDisplay


Voice in a Bottle

VOICE IN A BOTTLE The sun was warm on Ryan’s neck, as he lay upon the grass on grandpa’s property. He stared across Northumberland Strait along New Brunswick’s shore, the water smooth as an NHL rink. Cape Islander boats were dropping lobster traps, also called ‘pots.’ Ryan was fascinated the first time he saw aDisplay


B Bradley the Inventor

B Bradley the Inventor Last year, we got a new kid in our class. His name is “B Bradley.” We really didn’t notice him much until last summer. I am on the same swim team as B. Every morning, we have swimming practice at 7:30. That is just too early. Our coach is very firm–noDisplay


Coulours of Halloween

ONCE UPON A time there was a little boy named Jeremy… Jeremy climbed into bed, he was seven now but he still liked his mother to read him a bedtime story. “Once upon a time long ago…” His mother’s voice lulled him off to sleep, her words soft and soothing when suddenly she was shakingDisplay


Alone

Alone My mother and father had just left the house to go to the movies. I was baby-sitting my two little sisters when the doorbell rang. I knew that I shouldn’t answer the door for obvious reasons, but something drew me to open it. I saw a man at the door and said, “Can IDisplay


The Wild Night

The Wild Night The night was cold. A breeze chilled the back of my neck as I stepped closer to the old oak. ‘Mother Ursula?’ I asked nervously. The night was silent. I straightened up slightly. ‘Oh, Mother Ursula?’ Suddenly, the night exploded. The tree’s leaves burst into fire and an owl hooted. A redDisplay


Corpse

CORPSE Aaahhhh! Out of nowhere came the murderous scream in the midnight hour in Lord Darberfield’s castle. The maids, butlers and cooks were all the residents who lived in the castle and they came rushing out of their bed rooms holding their candles in their shaking hands and looking pale with utter fright, nearly allDisplay


The Candle

The Candle I was in the basement of my grandma’s house when my grandma called for me to come upstairs. I ran up and she said she was leaving, but my cousin Shayla was coming over. Well my grandma left and I stayed upstairs watching TV for a bit until Shayla came. My grandma hadDisplay


The Beck of Roses Red

The Beck of Roses Red Yesterday, I visited a beck. Not very interesting, you might be saying as you read this. But it is nobig wow whatsoever. This particular beck is haunted by a ghost who was brutally slaughtered in the War of the Roses. Why did I go there? It was because of aDisplay


Helga the Witch

Helga The Witch Helga’s long matted hair fell over her coal black eyes. She leaned over her crystal ball and shrieked, “Those children must be stopped!” Everywhere she looked there were children laughing and playing. It was enough to make any witch cranky. But Helga was not just any witch. She was one of theDisplay


The Witch’s Messengers

The Witch’s Messengers The wind blowed in Maria’s hair. It reminded her of the curse. She struggled on, the wind almost knocking her over the edge. ‘Thalia!’ she cried before stumbling on a pebble. ‘Thalia!’ Maria was looking for her long lost daughter and a fortune teller had told her to seek BloodhurstCave. Years ofDisplay


Bernie the Early Bloomer

Bernie the Early Bloomer Bernard Willard Bloomenthall is a very serious boy. He studies hard at school, does his homework, and loves baseball. Everyone just calls Bernard ‘Bernie.’ He has two best friends, Logan and Andy. They always meet at Bernie’s house after they finish their homework. Today is no different. First Logan rings theDisplay


Patty Potential

Patty Potential Once there was a young girl, named Patty. She had lots of fun and made many friends. During the summer before her third grade, Patty decided to try a new sport. Swim team was nearly over and Patty was the fastest swimmer in her age group. She had always been the best. TheDisplay


The Magical Ball

THE MAGICAL BALL “Strike three, your out”, Billy shouted. “Man, you couldn’t hit your way out of a paper bag.” Mike dropped the bat. No matter how hard he tried he just couldn’t hit the ball. It just wasn’t fair. All his life he had loved the game of baseball, more than anyone had. ButDisplay


The Sporty Boy and the Lazy Mother

Once upon a time, there lived a sporty boy named Michael Jordan. And his mother, Mrs. Wright, and she was even lazier than a fat pot-belly pig. And Michael was always treated like a slave. He made lunch, dinner, and breakfast. He was always working even though he’s only three years old. He couldn’t haveDisplay


Mitty’s Surprise

Mitty the Kitty opened her lazy green eyes and yawned. The sun was rising and it was going to be a beautiful day. She stood on her tip toes and stretched. Her black fur shimmered in the sunlight. She licked her white paws. She was proud of her special colors. It appeared that she wasDisplay


The Little Fish Who Swam to the Big Ocean

Once upon a time, there was a fish named George. He lived in the water, as all fish do but something was different about George, he did not like the water. He swam and swam around in the water, and every place he swam, he would find something that he did not like. First, heDisplay


Jeffery the Goose

One day Jeffery and some of his friends had sneaked out of their pen and were quite happily eating grass on the river bank, when two huge dogs who were out for a walk with their master, came charging toward the geese at a tremendous speed. They were going so fast that they slipped onDisplay


A Winterburgh Tale

CHAPTER ONE Peter Fox was a small, brown, furry fox who lived on the edge of the forest of Winterburgh. There were lots of animals in Winterburgh but Peter’s special friends were Alan the Hare and Billy the Stoat. It all happened on July the 23rd 1996. It seemed a strange sort of day. Peter,Display


The Teddy Bear War

“I’m the cutest!” Baxter Bear said to Billy Bear. He was certainly a very handsome teddy bear. His fur was soft brown and he wore a purple sweater and straw hat. “I’m the cutest!” Billy Bear insisted. He too was a very handsome teddy bear. His fur was snow white and he wore a redDisplay


Marvin the Curious Mouse

Marvin was a little white mouse about two years old. He was one of a litter of 29 other mice. His mom was always worried that he was going to get hurt. He was so curious about the world “Curiosity killed the cat,” she warned. Marvin never really listened to his mother’s warnings. The worldDisplay


Puffer Bunny and the Escape to the Meadow

Once upon a time, there was a little bunny named Puffer Bunny. He was so fluffy that everyone wanted to cuddle him. He lived with some kids in a comfortable bungalow. The kids were named BoBo, Bobby, and Kit. Bobby was especially fond of little Puffer because he had raised him from a baby. OneDisplay


Adventures in Jungle Juice

  Adventures in Jungle Juice Thomas lived with his parents in a big old house in Surrey, his mum and dad Pat and Phil were used to Thomas wandering about the house talking to himself. “He’s in his own world again” said Pat to Phil. Like a lot of teenagers with Asperger Syndrome Thomas hadDisplay


Baby Annie

After Billy and Bevy were married for a while, they had a cute little baby beaver. They were very excited. Her name was Annie. Mama and Papa Beaver were very proud to be grandparents. Lizzie and Randy were proud to be aunt and uncle. Baby Annie was very active, exploring the river and the riverDisplay


PJ Frog’s Birthday

PJ frog opened his eyes to the bright sun of a new day. He stretched out his long legs and stuck out his tongue to taste the morning air. PJ hopped out of his bed onto the green, dew soaked leaves and raced to his mom’s nest nearby. “Wake up, mommy, wake up,” PJ shoutedDisplay


The Ballad of the Dove

Early one spring, as the night sky burst into dawn and as the raindrops formed a shimmery coat upon the land, a pure white dove rose to meet the wind. The warm wind carried her along as she flew. She was searching for peace. She spread her wings and flew through sunshine. She spread herDisplay


The Little Bird Who was Afraid to Fly

Once upon a time there was a little bird named Birdie and she was afraid to fly. She would hide all day and all night in the bushes, mostly because there were these big bully crows that would land on the ground in front of Birdie they would scare her and tease her by squawkingDisplay


The Bathing Friends

It was early summer in the forest. On the mango tree near the foot of the hill lived two parrots. One day a sparrow visited their area in search f food and sat one of the ranches of the mango tree. The sparrow is very small and beautiful. Its presence on the tree attracted theDisplay


Beansie Does It Again

Beansie knew he’d gone and done it again. He had been playing in the yard with his little sister Mopsie. The two puppy dogs were very frisky. They were running around and chasing butterflies together. The bright summer sun beat down on them and once in awhile, they would rest under the shade of theDisplay


The Breathing Stone!

In their search for a viable place that offers food continuously a family of squirrels migrated to the lakeside and started living there on the Palm trees. The favorite place for the kids in this squirrels family is the Palm tree that leans towards the lake almost touching the surface of the water. On theDisplay


Wizard Bobo’s Castle

The castle stood on a tall mountain and seemed to be trying to touch the sky. It was a dark, gloomy castle and it belonged to the wizard, Bobo. He hated it. He wished it was a pretty and welcoming castle, one that would not frighten away everyone. He had no friends because they wereDisplay


THE BEAR

Part the First Have you ever noticed how all of the best stories start with ‘Once upon a time’? And since this is one of the best stories, it has to start with ‘Once upon a time,’ too. Once upon a time, there was a little girl named Morgan. Every afternoon a great big BearDisplay


The Return of the Birds

A group of birds living on the banyan tree in the forest got an unusual guest from the nearby city. It is a sparrow that got stuck in the tarpaulin of an empty truck headed towards the forest. As soon as the tarpaulin was dragged to load the forest produce, the sparrow freed itself offDisplay


Fire Fairies

The Fire Fairies AND THE NIGHT OF THE ORIGINAL LIGHT Dusk. A cornflower blue sky deepened around brother and sister as they sat by their small campfire. He was six, she was ten. Each was cozy and drowsy after a day of walking high in the mountains with their parents. “Tell me a story,” theDisplay


The Scolding Little Bird

It was early in the morning. The Little bird woke up with the sudden increase in the volume of her mother’s voice. The little bird came out of the nest and heard her mother scolding her sister for not dusting her nest. The words of scolding appealed this little bird like a sweet music onDisplay


The Tiger and the Lion

One day a tiger felt that it was more powerful than the lion and wanted to challenge the lion. It went near the lion’s den and started shouting and making all kids of sounds. It was noon and the lion was fast asleep after a meal. The sounds created by the tiger woke up lion.Display


Princess and Evil

PRINCESS AND EVIL Once upon a time, in a faraway land lived a King and Queen with 7 daughters. The eldest was 17 and was called Vanessa, the second eldest was 16 and called India, then came the twins Kareshka and Dandy, (they called her Dandy Brush for fun) who where 15. Next came Alexandra,Display


Wizard Muddle

WIZARD MUDDLE The Tree, which should have been brown and green, was purple and pink and blue, instead. Wizard Muddle scratched his head worriedly. He was trying to grow a tree by magic, but somehow it wasn’t coming out right. He knew a tree shouldn’t have a purple trunk. Neither should it have pink andDisplay


The Flying Unicorn

THE FLYING UNICORN   Sara was a unicorn. She was a very special unicorn, and her tribe considered her one of the greatest creatures in the world, for Sara had wings, and she could fly. Great big gossamer wings the color of moonlight, could take her soaring into the air above, her white body gleamingDisplay


Princesses

Princesses   Once upon a time there were three beautiful princesses there names were Kimmy, Katie, and Kristen. Kimmy was 3, Katie was 5, and Kristen was 8. They all lived in a manor. With butlers, maids, cooks, and lots of people. But the princesses did not treat them like slaves they treated them withDisplay


Peter and the Giant

PETER AND THE GIANT   Peter looked at the giant. The giant looked at Peter. “Um. How are you, Mister Giant?” Peter asked politely, even while his knees were shaking in fear. “I’m fine, little boy.” “And how are you?” “Fine.” They stared at each other and then both started talking at once. “How did?”Display


No Monsters Under My Bed

Mrs. Flowers tucked her daughter, Blossom, into bed and gave her a kiss on the cheek. “Goodnight, Blossom.” ” Goodnight, Mommy. I love you.” “I love you, too. Now, close your eyes and go to sleep.” Mrs. Flowers turned off the light and tiptoed out the door. Blossom yawned and closed her eyes to sleep.Display


Mitty’s New Friend

Mitty the Kitty knelt down. She dug her sharp claws into the ground and wiggled her behind. She was ready to pounce. Her friend Buddy the Butterfly was sipping water from a small puddle near Mitty’s house. He was unaware that she wanted to play. Then quick as the wind Mitty pounced on top ofDisplay


NICK THE MULE DEER

Once upon a time there was a young little mule deer lost in the woods. He was a small deer, with large, mule like ears. His name was “Nick.” Nick spent many days wandering through the woods in search of his family. Along his travels, Nick ran into many other animals. One of the animalsDisplay


Hard Decision

There was a Siberian husky, her name was Siberia. She had two friends. One was a Chihuahua, her name was Chichi. Her other friend was a Golden Retriever, her name was Goldie. She had fun with her friend One day Siberia and Goldie were going for a walk Chichi came by. She saw them walkingDisplay


Ickle, Wickle and Not

Ickle, Wickle, and Not   Three friends, Ickle, Wickle and Not like to have fun. Ickle likes the Spring and Fall. He like to play with the flowers and leaves. “We can have fun in the Spring and Fall,” said Ickle. “Yeah?” asked Ickle. “No,” said Wickle. “Let’s go,” said Not. Wickle liked the Winter.Display


Somer’s Kente

Somer’s Kente   Prologue: It was just about dusk, when a group of the Asante people of a small village in Ghana gathered around a huge campfire. Minutes later, a gentle old woman came and sat down in the middle of the group. There was complete silence as she put on her colorful red andDisplay


Looking for Mr. Bill

Mom and Dad waved goodbye as I stood with Grandma on her wooden porch. Our blue family mini van disappeared down Old Orchard Grove Lane toward Main Street. They were leaving me for two days. I started to cry. “Don’t cry Thomas. We are going to have a wonderful time together, just you and I.Display


The Little Frog and the Big Buffalo

One day a Little Frog happens to see a buffalo on its way to the pond and is stopped by it. The little frog got surprised. What are you doing by jumping like this? Yelled the big buffalo at the little frog This is how I walk responded the frog with a surprise. You haveDisplay


The Unwanted Doll

The Unwanted Doll   Susie sat on the shelf in the store, a layer of dust coating her body. She wanted to cry as she watched all the other toys go home. She had been in the store for a long time and everyone had forgotten about her. Susie was once a beautiful rag doll,Display


The Golden Easter Eggs

The Golden Easter Eggs Once upon a time there was a family that lived on a farm. They were not making ends meet. It seemed that every time the farm was about to make money, some of the crops would die or some of the animals would get sick. Joey and Anna were the sonDisplay


A Dance in the Forest

In a very big forest there lived many animals and birds. One day the some of the birds were discussion about the way the animals live. The parrot said, “Look at me I do not eat any bird or animal I just like fruits and eat them all the time. I hate looking at theseDisplay


The Two Squirrels with A Big Coconut

In a forest there were two squirrels living happily in the coconut plantation. One day the entire coconut plantation was disturbed by the powerful gale winds. These winds have swept the ay coconuts fully and in minutes the ground was helter-skelter with baby coconuts. The squirrels felt happy at once but soon realized that allDisplay


HAMILTON THE HAMSTER

By Paula Moore Once upon a time there was a smart little hamster named Hamilton. He lived in a butcher shop owned by a man named Mr. Roman. Mr. Roman didn’t pay much attention to Hamilton. Hamilton had no cage – he went anywhere in the shop he pleased. Mr. Roman would put out someDisplay


The Treasured Rock

The Treasured Rock By Francis Allgood Not too long ago, a little boy sat under a shady tree thinking about what fun he was going to have this summer. He was daydreaming about Whispering Pines Pond. The pond came about when the men quit mining for rock in the quarry about ten years ago. TheDisplay


The Lion and a Mouse

One day a mouse was in search of food in the forest. While searching it came near the den of a lion and smelt something very good. Guided by the smell, it went inside the den and found several pieces of meat of an animal that was eaten by the lion. The mouse ate quiteDisplay


The Kingdom of Light

The Kingdom of Light   In the Kingdom of Light there were twin boys named Shay and Dawn. Shay and Dawn would play in the light of the sun, in the light of the stars, in the silvery light of the moon. Wherever there was light, there were Shay and Dawn. They would dip theirDisplay


The Crocodile

There was once a baby crocodile. He had a beautiful shiny tail and all the other crocodiles were horrible to him because they were jealous of him. One day the little baby crocodile counted all his beautiful shiny scales and there were a thousand. A lot more than he thought. So he counted all theDisplay


The Rainbow

The Rainbow   There was a little girl who loved the rain. She danced in the drops as they landed on her skin. She skipped rope in the puddles. She stretched her arms out and spun around with an open mouth to let the water tickle her tongue. One day while the girl was twistingDisplay


PERRY PARTRIDGE

After an early morning rain, the ground was like a wet sponge. “Hurry up,” Bushy-Red said, shaking his reddish head. His fuzzy squirrel coat trembled in the wind. Bushy-Red liked to cling upside down. Sharp claws held tightly to a large maple tree. As usual, he was impatient. And his black nose wiggled nervously. HisDisplay


Brown Dog

Prince Spencer and Princess Maddie of the Kingdom of Space Land went to their father King Chris and their mom Queen Nannie at the SpaceLandCastle. They told their father the King Chris and their mom Queen Nannie that they wanted a doggie. Not just any of kind of dog but they wanted a Little BrownDisplay


The Culprit

The Culprit An Indian Folk Tale   There once lived a pundit by the name of Poornananda in a village far away. He had two disciples– Nagendra and Krishna. One day while the two were coming to the village from the city, Naga (Nagendra’s nickname) picked a fight with a horse cart driver. The fightDisplay


A Special Gift

A Special Gift   Saturday was going to be a special day. It was Grandma Lucille’s birthday! She would be turning thirteen years old – that’s one hundred in dog years! When she was younger, Grandma Lucille was Farmer Johnson’s favorite dog on the ranch. Thirteen years ago he decided that his old Basset Hound,Display


The Man at the Barrel

The Man at the Barrel   It was a gorgeous day, with a slight crispness in the air left over from what remained of Autumn. After packing up a hundred or so children, several teachers, aides, and a few room mothers in school busses, we then headed out on our field trip to see theDisplay


The Hole Story

THE HOLE STORY   On a high hill under tall maple trees stands a small one-story house. Let’s take a peek through the window, so we can see what’s happening inside. A father sits on the edge of a young son’s bed that is shaped like a sports car. The man is speaking quietly toDisplay


Hello Me

HELLO ME   The only way Brandon stood tall was to get on top of a chair. Or get on the highest step when getting his school picture. “Hey…shorty,” was his nickname at school. As he scrambled away words followed him down the hallway. “Climb a ladder so we can see you,” shamed his ears.Display


The Boasting Traveler

The Boasting Traveler   A man, who had traveled around the world quite often, returned to his own country. He was boastful of the many wonderful and heroic feats he had performed in the different places he had visited. Among other things, he said, “When I was at Rhodes I had leaped to such aDisplay


Hercules and the Wagoneer

Hercules and the Wagoneer   A delivery man was driving a wagon along a country lane, when the wheels sank down deep into a rut. The old driver, dazed and confused, stood looking at the wagon. He did nothing but utter loud cries to Hercules to come and help him. Hercules, it is said, appearedDisplay


GILMORE A GOLDFISH WHO DIDN’T WANT TO PLAY WITH TWIN BEARS

I see my new home in the woods, Gilmore thought. Excited, he pressed his goldfish-face against the clear, plastic water bag the pet salesman had put him in. His new owners, a bear family, were driving him home. Their rusty blue car bumped down the country road toward a log cottage. Among the trees, itDisplay


Friendship

“When is he coming?” Joseph mumbled, looking down the trail for the third time. It was difficult being patient, especially when his legs itched to move forward. The boy always seemed to be waiting around for someone. Like dad who left last year, whose letters were rare as gold on the kitchen table. Finally, aDisplay


The Boy and the Gumballs

The Boy and the Gumballs   A boy put his hand into a pitcher full of gumballs. He grasped as many as he could possibly hold, but he could not pull out his hand. The neck of the pitcher would not give way to his fist. Unwilling to lose his gumballs, and yet unable to withdrawDisplay


CALLING OF THE LOONS

Morning’s stillness was broken by the strange, laughing call of a loon. Colin punched his granddad on the shoulder, their two-man tent getting warm from an early burst of sun. “Time to get up,” Colin whispered. “Listen. Listen.” His granddad quickly dressed and joined his grandson outside. He passed his binoculars to Colin. The boyDisplay


The Bear and the Two Travelers

The Bear and the Two Travelers   Two men were traveling together, when a Bear suddenly met them on their path. One of them climbed up quickly into a tree and hid in the branches. The other, feeling that he would be attacked, fell flat on the ground. The Bear came up and felt himDisplay


The Bat and the Weasels

The Bat and the Weasels A bat fell upon the ground and was caught by a Weasel. The bat pleaded with the weasel to spare him his life. The Weasel refused, saying, “I am by nature the enemy of all birds.” The Bat assured him that he was not a bird, but a mouse, andDisplay


The Ants and the Grasshopper

The Ants and the Grasshopper   The ants were spending a fine winter’s day drying grain collected in the summertime. A grasshopper, quite hungry, passed by and begged for a little food. The ants asked him, “Why didn’t you gather up food during the summer?” He replied, “I as too busy having fun to work.Display


The Fox and the Crow

The Fox and the Crow The Fox once saw the Crow fly over with a piece of cheese in her beak. “I want that cheese,” thought the Fox. When the Crow landed upon a branch of a tree, the Fox sat down beneath the tree and called, “Good day, Mistress Crow! How well you areDisplay


Gimpy the Mother Bear and Her Four Babies Go Camping

Once upon a time there were four babies and Gimpy they decided to go camping at the same campsite as we did. My name is Sara and I went camping with my Mom and my older sister Jessica and my younger brother Connor and my baby sister Willow. We had set up our tents atDisplay


Pay It Forward

PAY IT FORWARD THE TURTLE SITTING ON THE FENCE POST DIDN’T GET THERE BY HIMSELF. THERE MUST BE A LESSON HERE, BUT ALL I SEE IS SOMEBODY LEFT HIM THAT WAY – ALL ALONE AND BEING RAINED ON. HE CAN’T CRY FOR HELP AND HE CAN’T JUMP. WHAT PASSER-BY THOUGHT THIS WAS FUNNY? BUT LOOK,Display


A Squirrel

You are aware that during winter the trees shed leaves and make the birds and other small animals that live on them to face cold nights. One cold night a squirrel found it difficult to bear the cold. It was on a search for a place that can protect it from the cold. It ranDisplay


The Fox and the Grapes

The Fox and the Grapes Once upon a time there was a fox strolling through the woods. He came upon a grape orchard. There he found a bunch of beautiful grapes hanging from a high branch. “Boy those sure would be tasty,” he thought to himself. He backed up and took a running start, andDisplay


A Winter Night in the Forest

It was a winter night and the cool breeze is making animals seek some shelter and a cover on their bodies. The sparrows entered their nests, the rabbits went into their burrows, the parrots went into the holes on the tree trunks, the squirrels hide into the shoots of the coconut tree. Thus all thoseDisplay


Mud Puddles, a Dragon and a Giraffe

Jeremiah’s feet landed in the middle of the murky waters of his Mississippi mud hole. Splash-splash and ‘slop—slop, slurp,’ went the water and mud as it lapped over his white sneakers. His mom’s voice echoed briefly, “Don’t get those new sneakers dirty, or I’ll hit the roof Jeremiah.” He scooted his feet to the left,Display


The Cabin by the Lake

THE CABIN BY THE LAKE Annie, Martin, Nora and William were camping out with their parents. They would be living in the cabin by the lake for three days and the children were very excited. When they got to the lake, they gazed in wonder at the water sparkling in the sun, at the brightDisplay


At Red Rock

AT RED ROCK The red spool held in the boys’ hands twirled rapidly as the kite tugged. “Let the line out slowly,” dad said. “You don’t want to use it all at once.” “But dad,” Colin answered, “I want it to go higher and faster.” His face was sunburned as the sandy Red Rock onDisplay


Jake, The Donkey

Once upon a time, in a place far away there lived a donkey. He didn’t look very smart but he was smart. He used to eat grass all the time. He had no owner at all. One day a man called James came. Then the donkey jumped into the bushes and made no sound atDisplay


The Paper Boy

THE PAPER BOY A clump of hair smacked across Colin’s face. The wind even tried wrestling him to the ground. Instead of newspapers, it felt as if Colin’s news-bag was full of Nova Scotia potatoes. Maybe it had to do with the news dad read before Colin left the house. The morning headlines were fullDisplay


Morris the Monkey

Morris the little monkey woke up when the sun was high up in the sky. Another lovely day. Perfect for playing hide and sneak. Off he went to find his friends. First he came across Henry the hippopotamus. “Let’s play hide and sneak!” he called out from the top of a tree. “Not today Morris,” boomed Henry. “There’sDisplay


Broo in Nahloo

Broo in Nahloo In the magical land of Nahloo, there were bright blue skies with clouds like spun sugar and tiny red birds that fluttered together in groups of eight. The mountains were covered with tall trees that smelled of maple syrup and their peaks were surrounded by swirling purple mist. The ponds on NahlooDisplay


When Eagles Soar

WHEN EAGLES SOAR A ten year-old Aboriginal boy should be full of laughter, but not Jay. He is sad. His father who is White, just died. It’s not nice when children call Jay “White Eyes” at school. “You are Mi’kmaq my son. Your heart is Native, no matter what your skin speaks. Kisu’lk weswalata, ourDisplay


Lenny the Flying Inventor

Once upon a time there was a funny guy named Lenny.  Lenny was an inventor. He invented all kinds of contraptions. His house looked like a mess, but he had some really cool things. One day Lenny decided he wanted to fly. “I am going to invent some wings and fly,” Lenny told his friendDisplay


The Skull Tree

The Skull Tree All the children in the Glentown neighborhood knew about the skull tree. It was just one of those things that, hey, you know, kids know about. This is the story of some of those kids. Ally and Ryan Burch lived on Glenhaven Drive a couple of blocks from their school, Glenhaven Elementary,Display


The Rifcog

It was a cold dark night my mum and dad were out at a dinner party. My grandpa was asleep that’s nothing unusual for him to do at his age . There was knocking at are door, I wasn’t shore if I should wake up my grandpa or answer the door I remembered that myDisplay


Up, Up and Away

Up, Up and Away A long time ago, when I was eight, dad took me fishing. It was in April, the first day of fishing season in northern Quebec. And I didn’t care if it was cold, or if there was still snow on the ground. “Help me find my warm boots?” I asked. AndDisplay


UGG…YAAK

UGG . . . YAAK “OOPS!” came quick as a thunderbolt. “Sorry” said Matt after slamming his neighbor’s car door. And finally, “Thanks Mr. Lawrence, for taking me fishing!” “Mom! Dad!” he shouted as faces showed from the second floor window. He jiggled his fishing creel with five speckled trout. “Mom! Dad!” he repeated. HisDisplay


William Wobbles McGreet & His Ten Bowls of Wheat

William Wobbles McGreet & His Ten Bowls of Wheat William Wobbles McGreet measured 3.4 feet, and yet he felt strong and tall and not at all small, his confidence you could not beat. Young William McGreet would every day eat ten bowlfuls of shredded, dry wheat and he felt that this habit was the reason,Display


Peter and the Giant

Peter looked at the giant. The giant looked at Peter. “Um. How are you, Mister Giant?” Peter asked politely, even while his knees were shaking in fear. “I’m fine, little boy.” “And how are you?” “Fine.” They stared at each other and then both started talking at once. “How did?” “Who are? “Speak, little boy,”Display


The Witch’s Messangers

The wind blowed in Maria’s hair. It reminded her of the curse. She struggled on, the wind almost knocking her over the edge. ‘Thalia!’ she cried before stumbling on a pebble. ‘Thalia!’ Maria was looking for her long lost daughter and a fortune teller had told her to seek BloodhurstCave. Years of searching had madeDisplay


Green Pants

Joey O’Leary, an Irish boy, lived in a very small town with his mother, father and two younger sisters. He was born many years ago, even before the invention of the computer, maybe as much as twenty years ago. Joey’s father was a school teacher and his mother, most of the time was a homemaker, though she did sellDisplay


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