Stories

What to Give Mama?

What to Give Mama?

Hannah Maria Estevez clutched her purse in her hand and followed Papa down the aisle. She walked very slowly because there was so much to see. Glittery Christmas decorations. Shelves and shelves of fascinating things…

One Stone at a Time

One Stone at a Time

If only I had a drum set like Ivan down the street, Trevor thought. Ivan’s set was bright blue with silver sparkles. It looked as if it would glow in the dark, but it didn’t—they’d…

A Surprise From Aunt Rose

A Surprise From Aunt Rose

 Hannah Maria Estevez watched the big, brown UPS van pull into the driveway. “Mama! The package man is here!” she called.

Mac’s Television Lesson—Part 2

Mac’s Television Lesson—Part 2

Mrs. Pastor Chuck ran down the hall. She looked at Mac sprawled on the carpet, tears running down her face. “Where are you hurt?” she asked anxiously, squatting down beside her. “Is anything broken?”

Mac’s Television Lesson

Mac’s Television Lesson

MacKenzie Isabelle Evans watched the fat raindrops chase each other down the car window. She sniffed disgustedly. “I don’t know why it has to rain today!” she exclaimed. “I don’t care if it rains tomorrow!…

Toothbrushes for Mexico

Toothbrushes for Mexico

MacKenzie Isabelle Evans unbuckled her seat belt and jumped out of Mrs. Korner’s truck. “You won’t believe how much food we bought!” she shouted. “I think we could feed all of Jacksonville!”

Dusting Fins

Dusting Fins

 Trevor Paul Monroe unfolded the piece of paper he had drawn from the cookie jar. He read it and groaned.

More Water Problems

More Water Problems

“What do you think happened to our water?” he asked. “It’s really creepy to turn on the faucet and nothing happens!”

Water Problems

Water Problems

Joseph Anderson Donetti looked up from the book he was reading. Rain beat against the windows and ran down the glass panes. Joseph wiggled into a more comfortable position in the big over-stuffed chair. He…

Doing Good

Doing Good

MacKenzie Isabelle Evans stood in the middle of the lawn. She put two fingers into her mouth and whistled a long, piercing whistle.