The Perfect Plan

The Perfect PlanWords and art by Leah GilbertPublished 2021 Maya wants to build the perfect treehouse (as we all do) and she draws up a plan. It is a perfect plan for a perfect treehouse.After searching, Maya finds the right spot but it doesn’t take long for problems to crop up. How can she trim... Continue Reading →

Halloweensie 2021

Halloweensie time has rolled around again. Susanna Leonard Hill has been running it for 11 years now, but it's only my second time participating. I had a lot of fun last year, and am excited to see what everyone has written. The premise is write a Halloween themed story in 100 words or fewer and... Continue Reading →

A Yarn About a Tree

A Yarn About a TreeWords and art by Kitty McCarthyPublished 2021 Molly loves to knit. Jake loves birdwatching. Together they want to save their beautiful tree.With determination and hard work, they brighten up the tree and help people see how important it truly is. A Yarn About a Tree is a sweet story about friendship,... Continue Reading →

Q & U Call it Quits

Q & U Call it QuitsWritten by Stef WadeIllustrated by Jorge MartinPublished 2021 Q and U are best buddies, quite good friends, a super squad. But even though U is Q's best friend, U also has other friends. That makes Q feel left out and sad. Then U feels a bit smothered and squished, and... Continue Reading →

I Really Want the Cake

I Really Want the CakeWords by Simon PhilipArt by Lucia GaggiottiPublished 2017 Cake is delicious.Cake is irresistibleCake is off-limits...Well, supposed to be off-limits... A little girl has a cake tempting her with its yummy smell and beautiful decorations, but mom said no. So she tries to walk away, pay attention somewhere else. She truly tries... Continue Reading →

Yay for Big Brothers!

Yay for Big Brothers!Written by Janet HalfmannArt by Shennen BersaniPublished 2021 We often think of animal families as not having overlapping groups of babies. Some animals don't even care for their young at all. But in Yay for Big Brothers we see several different types of animals where the big kids stick around and help... Continue Reading →

Fall Writing Frenzy 2021: Dear Fall

Pumpkins, changing leaves, comfy sweaters. It's that time of year again.Fall Writing Frenzy time, that is. Many thanks to Kaitlyn and Lydia for again hosting this wonderful, community-building event and to Ameerah for being a guest judge. For more information, click here. To see the other awesome entries, click here. Dear Fall: A Calendar StoryBy... Continue Reading →

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