Category: Fiction

The Softball Dilemma

The Softball Dilemma

Written Briana Pagano, Age 11, East Marion, New York
Illustrated by Christina Faith Novoselac, Age 11, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

I scooped the ball up into my mitt and threw it to Sammy, the catcher, and guess what happened?

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How Tsunamis Came to Be

How Tsunamis Came to Be

Written by Alexander Kozikowski, Age 12, Miller Place, New York
Anonymous Illustrator, Age 11

Once there was a young sailor named Tornag. He was the greatest captain in the whole of Greece.

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Uninvited Guests

Uninvited Guests

Written by Alaina Houghtaling, Age 7, Lancaster, South Carolina
Illustrated by Brandi Bates, Age 12, Leawood, Kansas

Jim did not know what to say, but her new that he was going to run. “Sally, Sally… Help!” he cried.

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Father Alligator

Father Alligator

Written by Rachel Thorburn, Age 11, London, Ontario, Canada
Illustrated by Ollanta Wascher Vargas, Age 7, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Hello, I am Father Alligator. I am the head of our family. You may ask, what am I called Father Alligator. Well here is my story.

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Fairies of the Stars

Fairies of the Stars

Written by Dagny Aasgaard, Age 10, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Illustrated by Alexandra Palmer, Age 12, Endwell, New York

If we sneaked in, the Princess would think we were robbers, and would tell the King and he would let out his horrible watch dogs and let them eat us.

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The Better Side of Rapunzel: Told from the Perspective of the Hair

The Better Side of Rapunzel: Told from the Perspective of the Hair

Written by Miranda Burrage-Goodwin, Age 12, Weston, Massachusetts
Illustrated by Anna Grayson, Age 8, Pleasant Hill, California

Once upon a time I was on the head of the most ungrateful, annoying, prissy princess.

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The Problem in Meowica

The Problem in Meowica

Written by Clarie Moran, Age 9, Iola, Kansas
Illustrated by Eilish O’Brien, Age 10, Gore, Southland, New Zealand

One morning in a far away kingdom of Meowica, something dreadful was going on!

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The Evil Magician

The Evil Magician

Written by James Gui, Age 9, Mansfield, Connecticut
Illustrated by Kelsey Walker, Age 9, Mansfield, Connecticut

I was nervous as I walked up the dark stairs to the stage of the magic show at the circus.

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The Adventures of Amber and Daisy

The Adventures of Amber and Daisy

Written and Illustrated by Anika Enfield, Age 8, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Usually there were sounds in the forest, happy sounds. But today it was silent, as if the whole forest was holding its breath.

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Alfie and the Magic Milk

Alfie and the Magic Milk

Written by Megan Lyon, Age 10, Nelson, Lancashire, United Kingdom
Illustrated by Greer Miceli, Age 9, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Alfie lived with Mr and Mrs Forblob and their two children Max and Georgie at number 10 Barn Lane, somewhere in the English countryside.

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Peter Rabbit and the Hot Petunias

Peter Rabbit and the Hot Petunias

Written and Illustrated by Isabelle St. John, Age 11
Appleton, Wisconsin

Howdy! My name is Pickedeli Toots. I’m Mr. McGregor’s neighbor.

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Why Anteater Looks Before He Eats: A Trickster Tale

Why Anteater Looks before He Eats

Written and Illustrated By Ollanta Wascher Vargas, Age 7, Santa Fe, New Mexico

One sunny day Coyote was walking in the mountains when he saw Anteater.

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Storm: The Heart of a Colt

Storm: The Heart of a Colt

Written By Amelia Curtis, Age 8, Battlefield, Missouri
Illustrated By Amanda Zeldin, Age 10, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

One night, a stormy night, a colt was born. The mare suffered when she was in labor with the colt.

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