Frindle

Frindle

“How do words get into the dictionary” is the clever question that Nick poses to his teacher to get her off the subject in class, but the wise woman turns the tables and assigns him to answer his own question in a report. So, he learns that one way is just...
Feathers

Feathers

“Hope is a thing with feathers that perches in the soul,” is the line of Emily Dickinson’s poetry that sixth-grader Frannie is fascinated by. Frannie is asking a lot of questions about her world already as her brother is hearing-impaired, and her...
Legend of Bass Reeves

Legend of Bass Reeves

“He never drew first and most often let the other man shoot before he returned fire. He rode alone into hideouts containing a whole gang of fugitives to get his man.” This is the story of Bass Reeves. We don’t know this name and yet he was...
Wind Flyers

Wind Flyers

“Great-great-uncle was a wind flyer.” Sometimes even when you’re very young, you know exactly where you belong, and, in this case, where “Uncle” belongs is flying through the clouds. He yearns to fly and that yearning leads him to be one...
Time to Pee

Time to Pee

“Do you ever get that funny feeling?” You may have guessed the feeling I’m talking about.! What do you do next? This simple story spells out the important steps in getting the job done and reassures children that it’s okay to stop what...
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