The Great PJ Ride

A Christmas Tradition
By Cheryl Gillis

It was the little girl's favorite night because she and her family were going on The Great PJ Ride, a tradition they followed every Christmas. She likes it because she gets to stay up late to see all the lights and decorations in the neighborhood....

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Becoming Beautiful

By Tarang Rawat

Alena's friends had come over to celebrate her eighth birthday and her mom had taken time to bake a cake and a delicious birthday meal. Alena's friends all looked different; while Emma was short, Olivia was tall, Sofia was dark, Kathleen had light skin, Jessie...

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Helping Mrs Kingsley

By Cynthia Hudson

Carlos, Jimmy, Cindy, and Michelle noticed Mrs. Kingsley was having trouble walking and they offered to carry her groceries. Mrs. Kingsley was happy and she told them she could use their help with other chores. The children were ready to help and Isabella wanted to...

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Santa and the Cotton Tree

By Diane Campbell Green

Santa and the Cotton Tree by Diane Campbell Green with illustrations by Linda Elizabeth Jones is a children’s adventure book. Set in 1963 in a small Pennsylvania town, this heartwarming story is a tale of family and an old-fashioned Christmas celebrated in simpler times. It...

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Jade and Peter Go On Vacation

By Jessica Rosato, Jade Rosato

Jade and Peter Go on Vacation is an educational children’s book written by Jessica and Jade Rosato with illustrations by Samantha Wandervarker. Peter and Jade are filled with anticipation and excitement as they prepare to visit Italy. The account of their travels to Rome, Florence,...

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Zero Gravity

By Akshara Reddy

Skai is a twelve-year-old inventor who lives in Celestia, a floating city in the clouds ruled by the wicked queen Harper. Skai decides to go to the beyond, or the world below, to search for the queen's sister Hailey who is the true ruler of...

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Why Does Grandma Love Birds?

By Morgan Goudy

It may seem like such a simple thing to do, but it has so many positive benefits. I’m talking, of course, about bird watching. Mary loves to visit her Grandma, especially during the summer when she can stay overnight. Whatever they do, it’s always accompanied...

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Xiomara the Xiphodon

A fun read-aloud illustrated tongue twisting tale brought to you by the letter "X"
By Sally Lee Baker

Sally Lee Baker is up to the letter X in her series of alphabet stories. Xiomara the Xiphodon, written and illustrated by Sally Lee Baker, is filled with words that either start with or include the letter X. I even learned a new word. Xenodochy...

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Life of a Firefly

The Incredible Adventures and Mostly True Stories of Sandy Forte
By Sandra Brown-Lindstedt

In a sidenote intended to properly describe her apparent children’s book, Life of a Firefly (illustrated exquisitely by Suzanne Groat), Sandra Brown-Lindstedt says simply and ingenuously that it is “particularly suited for ages 8–12.” I’m afraid that’s like saying To Kill A Mockingbird is at...

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Let's Explore Esquimalt Lagoon

By Jennifer Dowd

No matter where you live, there are lots of interesting things to see and do. But I have to admit, after living for many years in Victoria, British Columbia, I have a certain bias towards the many wonders of the area around the province’s capital...

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