The Race

by Jacob, Age 13

It was a Monday at Columbia High—home to the defending state champions in cross country from the year before. The cross country team was doing a timed two-mile for the first practice of the season, and as usual, Brady Henry was the first to finish with a time of 11:34.

“Better than my fastest time last year,” said Brady. “My fastest time last year was the last meet we had, and I ran an 11:43.”

Then Louis chimed in, “I heard that Marcus from Charleston High ran an 11:20. Apparently, he is a lot faster than before. You might have some competition this year.”

“Who cares, I have a lot more potential and can beat him at the meet,” said Brady. Continue reading

ABAJUB #3

The third issue of ABAJUB digi-mag is ready and in the process of being distributed! Here’s what you’ll find inside:

Jip and Jorb are planning a prank on their school teacher that sends the whole class in a fit of laughter. Find out what happens (and what doesn’t) in this next story in Earth to Jorb. Meet Majo and many of her animal pets and friends in a special feature called “Majo’s Zoo.” Continue reading

Little Contributors 2

B! has been in a number of communities participating in Christmas markets. At the table, youth can submit jokes, riddles, share what sports they like to play, and mention any pets they have. They also can draw a picture to share with other B! readers. Here are a few from the youngest age group who contributed. The older kids will have their submissions published in BAZOOF! print magazine, ABAJUB digi-mag or here on the B! Blog. Thanking everyone who participated! It has been a lot of fun and wishing everyone a wonderful Christmas season ahead! Continue reading

Into the Night

moonby Miranda, Age 13

My favourite time, the time is night,
The time of day, comes after light.

Things go quiet, the owls hoot,
The house is dark, to bed I scoot.

I lay in bed, the blankets warm,
My eyes are closed, my dreams now swarm.

My braid is loose, and behind my head,
I dream of stories, from books I’ve read. Continue reading

Me as a Maple Tree

by Brieanne, Age 8

I have a very interesting life. I am a maple tree. Let me tell you all about what happens to me during the four seasons of the year.

In spring I get a little warm, but it’s mostly cold. I get some green leaves and some brown and gold. Birds start to build their nests in me! It tickles!

In the next season called summer, it gets really warm. Hot! My leaves are totally green, not one brown or gold. But little buds grow on my branches, it hurts a little but I’m glad I’m growing! Continue reading

A Wall and a Bridge

“I choose to write “Love is a Wall and a Bridge” because I believe that love is lots of things. Some good and some not so good, and I just wanted to portray that in a poem.” by Peyton, Age 11 Continue reading

Mr Clumsy Big Bear

by Tvisha, Age  10

Mr Big Bear was a clumsy old fellow
Everything slipped out of his hands like jello
Plates, Bowls, Silverware too
All slip out, and everyone knew
Because with a crash and a bash and a smash Continue reading

Fall Fun #64

The leaves are falling in Bloomsbury and Paras and Ruel are waiting for you to spend some time with them in the neighbourhood! In the library, you can read short stories including, “Adventures of Sir Raspberry” by Cooper, Age 12. Plus a spy story called Ruby Rosette written by Arushi, Age 12. Congratulations to these two youth writers! Continue reading

Little Artist

“My name is Athul and I live in Bangalore. I love to do art, my brother and aunty also like to paint and draw. I get my ideas by looking at many books and outside in nature. I do art at school and it is one of my favourite subjects. I especially like to do pencil shading. Another hobby I have is playing the keyboard. I think art is a great activity for kids to do.” Athul, Age 8

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