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The Rubbish That People Throw Away

Rubbish That People Throw Away

By Nigel Menezes, Age 9, Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE)
Illustrated by Lars Odegard, Age 9, Houghton, Michigan

A broken game, an old bed frame,
A cardboard box, an old dead fox

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The Witch’s Brew

Witch's Brew

By Casslyn McNamara, Age 13, Papillion, Nebraska
Illustrated by Krista McAllister, Age 12, Greeley, Colorado

“Tonight is Halloween and if we want to have enough potions to give to every passing stranger, we need your help to make them!” Becca screams.

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The Genius Files: Mission Unstoppable (Book Review)

Written by Paul R., Age 11, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

If you are the type of person that likes exciting adventures with funny parts too, then I recommend this book.

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My Cat Is Alive!

Written by Kayla McAllister, Age 10, Greeley, Colorado
Illustrated by Emma Blanks, Age 10, Clemmons, North Carolina

“Who’s in my house?” I asked, my voice trembling. I looked down and noticed my hands were shaking too.

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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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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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A Single Drop of Moonlight

Written by Jada Green, Age 11, Naperville, Illinois
Illustrated by Zoe Storer, Age 10, Houghton, Michigan

A single drop of moonlight drifted
over the snow covered hill,
And landed with sheer silence on top of my windowsill.

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A Brave Little Girl

Written by Sophia Charles, Age 9, Gaithersburg, Maryland
Illustrated by Heather Kranz, Age 11, Fort Collins, Colorado

Suddenly, I heard a howl, and I spotted beady eyes. I imagined that these belonged to wolves in this lonely forest.

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Old Leaf

Old Leaf

Written by Courtney Licata, Age 10, St. Louis, Missouri
Illustrated by Caroline Walters, Age 12, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Walking. Running. Jogging./ But sitting is when I see it.
Most people look past it./ But not me.

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Colors

Colors

Written by Pasha McGuigan, Age 11, Falls Church, Virginia
Illustrated by Catie Tomasello, Age 8, Land o’ Lakes, Florida

Indigo sounds like a thousand porcelain elephants

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Dog Breath (Book Review)

Written by Faizan Khalid, Age 10, Edwardsville, Pennsylvania

I recommend this book to the age group of 4 to 6 and to anyone who enjoys rooting for an underdog!

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Scout’s Big Adventure

Written by Makenzie Myers, Age 10, Windsor, Colorado
Illustrated by Maria Hansen, Age 13, Idaho Falls, Idaho

Jackson said he met the rabbits recently, and that these two rabbits were, in fact, both secret agents.

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Walk Two Moons (Book Review)

Written by Meghna Melkote, Age 11, Moosic, Pennsylvania

This novel will make you love the characters, and develop affection for them.

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Emily Windsnap and the Siren’s Secret (Book Review)

Written by Rylee Gavlick, Age 10, Kingston, Pennsylvania

Kessler’s books have quite a bit of suspense so they are grabbing and exciting.

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Out of My Mind (Book Review)

Out of My Mind

Written by Juan Martin Velez, Age 10, Houston, Texas

If you like books about kids overcoming big challenges … throw down other books and follow these three words: read this book.

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