Children's stories perfect for classroom, bedtime, or anytime.
Based on my 26 year hobby of reading in public elementary schools, the stories offered here are some of my favorite, kid-tested read-alouds. All stories appear with the permission of the author.
During the Great Peshtigo Forest Fire of 1871, Susanna's papa sets off to help his sister-in-law and her baby back to the river and safety. But before he can make it home the smoke becomes so thick he loses all sense of direction. Luckily, Susanna has the presence of mind to climb the bell tower...
Zachary just can't seem to stay in his seat. But as it turns out, it isn’t entirely his fault. Mr. Leeks, the old janitor, lets on that Zack’s seat is the orneriest bucking chair at W. T. Mellon Elementary School. Well, yahoo! Looks like there’s going to be a chair bustin’ rodeo in the classroom...
A fresh and lively retelling of a traditional German folk tale in which a piper is not paid his due for ridding the town of Hamelin of its rats. But he forewarned the town that his pipe could play many tunes and they paid the price.