Lost in Neptune

“I created this story based on a movie that I saw called The Martian. The movie took place on Mars but I changed it to Neptune. When I researched about Neptune, I found that it was not made of ice and water but I left the story as I had it. I had a lot of fun making this story. I hope you enjoy it!” Matias

by Matias, Age 7

Part 1

Once there was a boy named Max who loved space. Seventeen years later, he became an astronaut for NASA. His team’s mission was to go to Neptune to see if it was made of water. If it was, he was to take 20% of the water and bring it back to earth. Max’s team consisted of fellow astronauts Robbie, Allison and Hannah. Continue reading

Cupcake Catastrophe

by Kendra, Age 12

Eliza Maxwell leaped off the bus and dashed to her house. “I’m home!” she announced, slamming the door behind her and tossing her backpack onto a window-seat.

Eliza’s older brother, Jacob, stepped into the room, his hands greasy. Jacob was studying to be a car mechanic, and practiced on the family van whenever he could. “Hey, Liz!” he called.

Eliza’s younger brother, Sammie, and the family dog, Squash, bounded in together—Squash’s nails clicking on the tile floor. “Hey Liz!” yelled Sammie. Squash barked excitedly. Eliza leaned down to pet him.

“We’re having a class party!” She took off her shoes and flopped down at the kitchen table. “My teacher says we all have to bring something to do or eat, but I can’t think of anything to bring!”

Jacob shrugged. “Well, you could bake those strawberry cupcakes Mom made for your birthday last year.”

Eliza gasped. “That’s perfect! Will you help me?” Continue reading

The Gnomes vs. the Fairies

By Lily, Age 8

As morning broke, all the fairies got ready for the long day in the meadow. When Rosie awoke, she rushed out of her little cottage into the meadow. The meadow was beautiful and the grass was covered in dew drops. Continue reading

The Missing Library Book

by Jana, Age 13

I always go to our local library to borrow some books. But, one day I thought I would never be able to borrow a book again!

It all began on that Tuesday afternoon when I went to borrow my favorite book, ‘Dusky Dawn’ which I have read more than 20 times! I loved the suspense, the adventure, the friendship, it was one story with all kinds of genres. I grabbed it and headed to the check-out counter. After saying goodbye to the librarian, I ran quickly home to finish my homework.

A week later at dinner time, my mother told me, ” Sweety, don’t forget to return your library book tomorrow.” Then it hit me, that was what I had forgotten! I ran upstairs to my messy room to look for the book. Continue reading

Youth Story

The day seemed to be going by so fast! My two best friends and I were almost home from school. As we turned onto Rammy Road, a green light lit up the sky. Ryan with his glasses held together with a band-aid, and Laura in her hot pink fluffy shirt, saw it too. Their eyes were as big and round as my mom’s Sunday pancakes.

The light disappeared as quickly as it came. A flying red saucer took its place spinning above us. We all ducked, thinking it was going to crash on our heads. It was now spinning faster. It was out of control! In a blink of an eye it crashed in the woods beside us. Continue reading

Why Pigs Have Flat Noses

by Jacob, Age 12

A long time ago, pigs used to have noses just like us! I’d like to tell you a story of how all that changed.

Once there were four pigs and their names were Piglit, Luiziana, Tyson and Bobby. They were playing tag, when Piglit accidentally ran into a hay stack  face first and bounced back about a foot! Luiziana instantly had an idea for a game. Continue reading

Mystery Series #1

A night wind makes its way through the city. It sends a cold chill down a neck of a slender man who has just exited an abandoned building. It is 2:27 am. He raises his collar, looks carefully around him as he tucks a crumpled piece of paper into his pocket.

Accompanying the wind comes a sound in the distance. Hearing it, he quickly moves down the alley into the empty darkness. Who is this man? What was on the paper? What sound did he hear? Why is he in a hurry?

Welcome to the beginning of an enigma, a riddle, a mystery. A mystery that is written by five different classrooms of students, 10 chapters in all. The chapters will continue with posts on the B! Blog, so stay tuned! Continue reading

Crash! Boom! Bang!

Crash! Boom! Bang! The Kids have Gone Wild!

Food, food, look out below,
Rumbling, tumbling, just like snow,
Kids are fighting, one fistful at a time
Throwing food, there goes a lime. Continue reading