Tag: California

The Shadow and Its Face

Shadow and Its Face

Written by Julia Van Lare, Age 10 Coronado, California
Illustrated by Lillian Ryan, Age 12, St. Louis, Missouri

As I touched the door handle a chilling feeling went up my spine, as if someone had blown softly on my neck. But for some odd reason, the eeriness intrigued me.

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Blood Orange or Kumquat

Written and Illustrated by Isabella Gianatiempo, Age 12, Martinez, California

Blood orange or kumquat,
Which will it be?

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Umbrella Memories

Written by Sasha Zeidenberg, Age 12, Amherst, Massachusetts
Illustrated by Emma C., Age 9, Manhattan Beach, California

We would leap off the earthen shelf,
Frantically trying to open the parachute

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Pencils

Written by Andrew Grier, Age 10, Mission Viejo, California
Illustrated by Taylor Rooke, Age 10, Redditch, Worcestershire, UK

Pencils are the gates to the soul,
Hopes and dreams thrive in this creation.

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The Big Flood

Written by Jaylee Howell, Age 8, Pineville, Missouri
Illustrated by Yanna Albarracin, Age 9, Martinez, California, and Joyanna Xiang, Age 9, Martinez, California.

“Jaylee! Hurry! Get Up!” he yelled. I jumped up as soon as possible.

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The Fairy’s Gift

Written by Mahnoor Raza, Age 9.5, Skarku, Pakistan
Illustrated by Hannah Schmitt, Age 14, Indian Wells, California

Help, little girl, help! My wings are stuck in these rose thorns and are about to tear! Please help me!

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Calypso

Calypso

Written by Jamie Uy, Age 12, Bangkok, Thailand
Illustrated by Isabella Gianatiempo, Age 12, Martinez, California

she’s nocturnal
like an angry owl
busy counting its wrongdoings.

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No One Special

No One Special

Written by Alissa Gomez, Age 12, Benton, Kansas
Illustrated by Isabella Gianatiempo, Age 8, Martinez, California

She is no one important/ No one special at all
Just a small little hero/ Who’s only twelve inches tall.

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Big Blue

Big Blue

Written by Robert Goldberg, Age 9, Irvington, New York
Illustrated by Isabella Gianatiempo, Age 7, Martinez, California

Splash dive into a great pool with
A perfect view of the Hudson River.

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My Trip to Monterey

My Trip to Monterey

Written by Alex G., Age 11
Illustrated by Sophia Rosen, Age 9, Martinez, California

On the way there, the reservoir seemed to glisten and shine like a diamond, and the color was a light sapphire blue.

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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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Rabbits

Rabbits

Written by Rishikesh Gandhewar, Age 9, Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom and Alfred Gower, Age 11, Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
Illustrated by Isabella Gianatiempo, Age 7, Martinez, California

Rabbits! Come out today.
We all want to see you play.

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Seasons

Written by Amy Morrisett, Age 10, Lexington, Massachusetts
Illustrated by Annie Klopstock, Age 8, Walnut Creek, California (Autumn and Winter) and Sophia Rosen, Age 9, Martinez, California (Spring) and Lissie Chin, Age 8, Pleasant Hill, California (Summer)

The falling of a colorful, crisp leaf announces the beginning of autumn.

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