“Jerry” by Anna, grade 5

There was a rat named Jerry who made a hole. The hole was big. A human kicked the hole, then it got blocked. Jerry cried. So he made a private hole. All the rats helped.

Jerry lived in the hole for 18 years. The mouse ate dirt. Jerry ate dirt. And the rats ate dirt. The dirt was big. Jerry was old, and he loved the hole.

The mouse was 32 years old. The mouse was big. Jerry was big. A human came and kicked the hole, but he couldn’t kick it because the hole was too strong. Jerry bit the human. The human ran away. The human cried. Jerry was happy because the human wasn’t going to kick the hole. The mouse was happy too!

The mouse was 77 years old and Jerry was 81 years old. Jerry and the mouse couldn’t die. 1785 years later, he was 1748 years old.

The mouse was 1754 years old. They were very old. The hole was still there. Jerry ate ants.

Jerry’s mom and dad could not die. The mom was 6673 years old and the dad was 8435 years old. They were very old. The hole was still there, and Jerry and mouse were happy. The human who tried to kick the hole passed away. Now Jerry did not know but he was happy that no one could kick the hole anymore.

“The Adventure of Petal and Tackle” by Arthika

On the Planet of Donuts there was an alien named Tackle. Tackle was a strong and caring alien, and he lived in a town named Cloudsdale. Tackle’s best friend’s name was Petal. They did everything together.

One afternoon Tackle and Petal were at karate class. Tackle said to Petal, “I really want to meet Sicky one day.” Petal agreed. Sicky was a bad alien. He made people sick, and nobody knew where he lived.

After karate finished, they went to a cafe. When they entered the cafe, it smelled like dirty socks.

“Why does it smell so bad?” said Petal.

“I don’t know,” replied Tackle. They also saw green goo and smoke. “That’s weird.”

Then…POW! They saw Sicky! Everyone in the cafe left through the fire exit. Only Petal and Tackle were left in the cafe.

“Leave, Sicky! You’re not supposed to be here!” said Tackle.

Petal and Tackle were getting ready to fight using their karate moves. However, Sicky spoke up. “Please don’t hurt me,” said Sicky. They were confused. Wasn’t Sicky a bad guy? “I am only here to make friends.” Petal and Tackle did not believe him. But Sicky wasn’t doing anything, he was just standing.

“Fine,” said Tackle, “if you can prove that you will be nice, we will believe you.” Sicky nodded. “The first thing I need you to do is clean up the mess you made,” said Tackle.

Sicky started cleaning the goo and the smoke. When he was done, Petal told him to apologize to everyone who was in the cafe. Sicky went to go look for everyone. They were all outside the cafe. Everyone was going to leave, but Sicky explained everything.

“I am very sorry that I frightened everyone. I hope that you can forgive me.”

They all nodded and agreed to forgive Sicky.

Petal and Tackle were getting friendlier with Sicky. “Okay, this is your last task. You need to announce to the Planet of Doughnuts that you are a kind alien now.”

“How am I going to do that?” asked Sicky. “You need to go to the radio station and kindly ask them if you can speak on the radio,” said Tackle. Sicky didn’t even know how that was possible, but he said he would try.

When they arrived at the station, Sicky asked the radio station manager, “Hi, can I please do an announcement?”

“Well, as long as you follow the three rules: It can’t be useless information, you cannot play with the buttons, and you have to pay,” said the manager.

Sicky didn’t have any money, so he didn’t know what to do. “Miss, I don’t have money,” said Sicky.

“I don’t want money, I want a precious red ruby from the Forest of Gems,” said the manager. The manager needed the gem because one of the buttons was broken, so she needed a ruby to replace it.

Sicky was scared to find the gem alone, so Petal and Tackle agreed to help Sicky. “Don’t worry Sicky, we have your back!” said Petal. Sicky told the manager that he could do it, so he went on a mission with Petal and Tackle.

When they arrived at the Forest of Gems, they started searching for the ruby. “We’re never going to find it!” said Petal.

“Don’t be so negative,” replied Tackle.

One hour later, Sicky saw a ruby! “Guys, I found the ruby!”

“Okay, get it and let’s go!” said Petal. When Sicky picked up the gem, the bushes started shaking.

“What’s happening?’” said Tackle in a frightened voice. Suddenly, a fox jumped out of the bushes. “That’s my ruby!” exclaimed the fox. “If you want that ruby, you’re going to have to fight for it.” The fox kicked Sicky in the leg. Then all of them kicked and punched the fox back. POW! BOOM! CHING!

“Okay! You win, you get the ruby!” yelled the fox in pain. The fox left and Sicky got the ruby.

“Let’s get out of this forest before we have to fight again,” said Tackle. When they left the forest and went to the station, they gave the ruby to the manager.

“Thank you for this ruby. You can go make your announcement,” said the manager.

All of them ran to the radio room. An employee showed them where the microphone was.

“Hello everyone. It is Sicky. I am not a bad guy. I was just here to make friends, and I do not make people sick. It is just a rumour! I have changed who I am, and I am sorry for who I was before. I hope you can accept me as a friend one day. Thank you.”

The next day, the whole Planet of Doughnuts welcomed Sicky with kind arms. Sometimes, aliens can change for the best.

Sally, by students in Ms. Kent’s class, Spring 2020.

Once upon a time there was a girl named Sally. Sally Hensen was her full name. Sally lived on a farm until she was 12.

Sally Hensen was a very nice, kind, and generous girl. When she was in first grade, she would always share her snack with her classmates (which she wasn’t supposed to do).

When she got older she shared even more and more; she shared even more than her snacks. Every month she would go with her mom to go to the clothing donation with her mom to donate some clothes to the homeless.

On the day she was told she was moving, she was excited and scared and she was going to live with her cousins in Cornelia Town. Her parents couldn’t move because there was too much work on the farm.

“Dragon the Dragon Makes a Friend” by Salma

Watch Salma read her story from our book launch!

Read along with Salma!

Dragon the dragon was alone in the Enchanted Forest and felt a bit sad about it. He didn’t have any friends right then because he’d just arrived there. Before he came to the Enchanted Forest he lived in Dragon Space World with his family. It was pretty much a regular home. He left Dragon Space World to explore, but got lost along the way and now he couldn’t find his way home.

Before now, Dragon hadn’t ever left his home, so he found it hard to get back straight away.

Dragon was exploring the Enchanted Forest when he bumped into another dragon. He was so surprised!

“Ouch!” they both said at the same time.

“Hello,” said Dragon the dragon.

“Hello!” said the other dragon.

“My name is Blaze.”

“My name is Dragon,” said Dragon. “Are you new here as well?”

“I have been here for my whole life!” said Blaze.

“Wow!” said Dragon the dragon.

“I am new here and I’m trying to find my way back home.”

“Where do you live?” asked Blaze.

“I’m from Dragon Space World. It’s in space.”

“Actually, I think I know the way to the Dragon World!” said Blaze.

Dragon the dragon was very happy to hear this. He flew around with joy.

“It’s very far away,” warned Blaze. “It will take at least four days to get there!”

Blaze had a very, very old car that they were going to use to get to Dragon World. The car was green and rusty with a lot of scratches. Even though it was old, the car could fly through space, but you had to drive it for four whole days before it would fly.

Dragon and Blaze got to Blaze’s house to pack up for their trip. Blaze packed two toothbrushes, one tent, some money ($50), two pairs of shoes, and two jackets. Luckily Dragon the dragon had a bunch of food, so they packed that too.

They made a couple of gas station stops along the way to buy more food and for bathroom breaks. As the drive went on Dragon and Blaze became better friends.

First they started driving, and then they started asking questions to get to know each other.

Dragon asked, “What’s your favourite colour and favourite food?”

Blaze said, “My favourite colour is green, that’s why I picked this old car that’s green!”

Dragon told Blaze that his favourite colour was red.

After driving for four whole days Blaze pushed a button on the car and the space feature opened. They were flying in space! Once they were in space it only took two minutes to get to Dragon Space World.

When they landed, Dragon ran back to his home. He went up to his parents and gave them a big hug. He was so happy. Blaze said goodbye and went back to the Enchanted Forest. Blaze said that he would always come back and visit Dragon in the Dragon Space World. Dragon knew he’d made a friend in Blaze and he didn’t feel so lonely anymore.

“Toothpaste To Be Nice To Da Shark” by Naaneka & Justin

Once there was a cloud world where flying squids lived. In this cloud world, there was a beach made of ice cream sandwiches. The flying squids loved to swim in the blue clouds surrounding the beach.

One day at the beach, Squidson Washington III and their friends had taken lollipops off their sticks to play with them like beach balls.

All of a sudden, a cloud plane was about to crash into the beach!

“Everyone get out of the way!” Squidson yelled. “There’s a plane coming!”

Squidson and all their friends jumped into the clouds to start swimming. The cloud plane crashed into the beach and turned into more ice cream sandwiches.

As Squidson was swimming away from the crash, a magic tree below made Squidson’s brain switch with Drago, their Dragon-fox frenemy from the enchanted forest below!

At that moment, Drago was flying through the sky in a game of fox-dragon tag, which was like hide and seek mixed with tag, high above the treeline (the dragons used clouds to hide from each other). Drago was chasing another fox dragon when they suddenly found themselves transported into Squidson’s body.

For both of them, it was a very weird feeling.

Suddenly, in the cloud ocean, a baby shark came towards Squidson and their friends. Usually, Squidson was afraid of baby sharks, but Drago as Squidson was not, they released their special ink that was like blue toothpaste at the shark, which made the baby shark’s teeth clean and beautiful. This was important because the shark had a thousand teeth!

Just then, Squidson was having a very difficult time flying in Drago’s body. They were used to flying as themselves. They crashed into the squid cloud ocean and into Drago as Squidson. When Drago crashed into Squidson they both returned to their regular bodies. Everything went back to normal, except now the baby shark had very, very clean teeth.

“The Video” by Haneen

My character’s name is Claire. She writes all her stories in her bedroom with a computer. Claire is an online writer; she writes historical facts about life and she loves to read. She publishes one story almost everyday because she is motivated.

One day Claire made a video about her inspiration, Emma De Williams. She wanted Emma to see her passion. She was very dedicated to her work.

A few weeks later, Emma De Williams found Claire’s video on the internet. She giggled and laughed, “Oh boy, I wonder why I inspired her? Her stories are absolutely atrocious!”

Then, Emma De Williams commented, “You better work harder, Claire. I’m super disappointed.”

Emma wrote the comment as a joke, but then Claire took it seriously.

“What did I do wrong? I always worked hard! And my favourite inspiration isn’t inspiring me, but being rude!” Claire sobbed. She had worked hard for seven years on her writing and Emma still thought it was a joke.

Claire replied to Emma’s comment, “I don’t get it, that wasn’t a funny joke, Emma. I took it seriously.”

Emma saw and replied, “I’m sorry, I thought you loved jokes! But lucky you, I’m publishing your stories in my famous book: Emma’s Most Loved Stories!”

“Thank you so much! I can’t believe it! You’re amazing!” Claire wrote. She felt proud of her writing and videos!

The Cupcakery of Imagination and Love

Welcome to the Cupcakery of Imagination and Love!  A building where people can eat, dance, tell jokes, read, do yoga, play, and have a great time.  The Cupcakery has a rollercoaster that takes visitors from room to room.  

One day, Bella Nora, who was half dragon-half bunny rabbit, visited the Cupcakery of Imagination and Love.  They were meeting their best friend, Narutoo. He was upstairs practicing yoga, waiting for Bella Nora to arrive.  Narutoo had recently dyed his hair to look like fire and ice, and was sporting a cape.

Bella Nora and Narutoo were meeting to discuss what to do with the Dark Lord, who was trying to destroy the world for the fifth time that year.  This time he went too far and had plotted to take over the Cupcakery of Imagination and Love!

Thankfully, Bella Nora had the ability to shapeshift, and planned to shapeshift into one of the Dark Lord’s guards.  That way, they could spy on him and figure out his plot. Narutoo planned to use his plant powers in order to keep Bella Nora safe.

While Bella Nora was disguised as a guard. Things were going well and they were blending in with the guards, but then they sneezed and briefly revealed their bunny-dragon self!  The guards realized that Bella Nora was not one of them. They captured Bella Nora and then… 

“Taco Defeats the Cheetahs” by Ms Rattner’s Class

Art by Chantal Taylor

Our Character:

  • An octodragon (part octopus and part dragon) named Taco
  • He’s a hero that saves people from evil
  • He wears a cape that is blue when in water, black when out of water, and glows when he wants it to
  • He has blue hair, black scales, and his eyes are ocean blue
  • He is completely honest and NEVER lies
  • He wears air Jordans on all eight tentacles
  • He lives in a dark cave with a whirlpool he likes to play in
  • He’s good in and out of water
  • He codes on his computer named Fred who is his only friend)
  • He plays checkers with Fred
  • He has a sense of humour, except when he’s stressed

Our Setting:

  • A place called The Wonderful Land
  • There are chocolate caramel forests, volcanoes everywhere, and many deserts
  • The sky is red and black
  • The buildings fall apart from the lava in the volcanos
  • It rains frosted foods like lasagna and pizza, and rains candy in the springtime
  • The roads are made out of popcorn (not to be mistaken with the fairy eyes)
  • Clouds are made of pizza
  • Rainbows drop popsicles in the summer
  • In the fall, the leaves fall down and they make you happy if you touch them
  • Aliens, lava mermaids, whales, and cheetahs with red eyes and sharp teeth live in the volcanoes
  • Skinny yaks live in the deserts
  • There are phoenix birds with three eyes who can turn invisible, and will bite you if you sit in their chairs (they hate sharing)
  • Magical angels with healing powers live in the sky
  • Unicorns live in the desert and help lost travelers
  • There are fairies with popcorn eyes, and people try to eat the popcorn because it will make you fly
  • Exactly 3 pink tigers per region (desert, volcano, sky) that have lots of fruit to share with everyone
  • RJ happens to live there, and throws pizza at people
  • Rogisha also lives there, and is the queen of kindness, and will stuff marshmallows into your mouth if you say bad things (she has excellent hearing)
  • Also, Ali is the boss of the cheetahs, and helps them run fast
  • Mirjam controls the candy in the land
  • The unicorns fly people into the sky, in order to feed people marshmallows

Taco Defeats the Cheetahs

Once upon a time on a day in April, there was an Octodragon named Taco who lived in the Wonderful Land. An Octodragon is a very strong half octopus and half dragon who can fly and also be under water. Taco wore a cape that was black out of water and turned blue when he was submerged in water, and it glowed when he wanted it to. His scales were black and he had vibrant, ocean blue eyes. He lived in a dark cave with his best friend Fred, the computer who he plays checkers with.

On Taco Tuesday in Wonderful Land, Taco was devouring many tacos when all of a sudden he saw the Taco Signal go off. The Taco Signal was a light in the sky shaped like a taco with a T in it, which indicated that the people of the Wonderful Land were in danger! He crammed 20 tacos in his mouth in a hurry then flew into the sky, his cape billowing behind him. Taco had an earpiece that allowed him to stay in touch with his sidekick friend Fred, who was very clever with missions.

Taco met with Rogisha, the Queen of Kindness, who lived in the sky with three Pink Tigers. The Queen of Kindness prevented people from telling lies by magically stuffing their mouths with marshmallows. Rogisha was the one that set off the Taco Signal because someone has stolen her marshmallows. As a result, all of the creatures of Wonderful Land were telling many lies and saying mean things, so she had to get the marshmallows back.

A boy named Ali was the boss of the cheetahs. The cheetahs had big, red eyes and very sharp teeth. On Tuesday, the cheetahs rebelled against Ali and stole the marshmallows against his will.  The cheetahs then formed a gang because they were tired of everyone being so nice to each other.

Fred used his global positioning system to locate the cheetahs. He found them in underneath the lava in the biggest volcano, in an exquisite bedroom where the cheetahs slept. Fred told Taco where the cheetahs were, so Taco sped toward the volcano to retrieve the magical marshmallows…

“Lava Moon” by Mr Graydon’s Class

Art by Chris Green

Our Character:

  • 9 year old, rainbow coloured long-neck dinosaur named Riley
  • She has a long, grey beard and wears her hair in little green braids
  • She has wings on her belly and has to fly upside down as a result
  • She wears black rocket shoes that have wings on them and an entirely green outfit
  • She’s very smart and witty
  • She eats a lot, so she has a bit of a belly but that’s okay
  • Lives in a fake volcano that is basically a hollowed out mountain, which is also her secret hideout
  • She sleeps on rocks and nothing else
  • She has seven brothers and sisters who live in Cleveland
  • She’s bitter because a really skinny dragon named Kyler stole one of her jewels, which can shoot lasers it could shoot lasers

Our Setting:

  • A moon called Third Moon, located in the Milky Way in the year 5018, 3000 years in the future
  • The moon is very hilly (nothing is flat), and there are lakes of lava, and the sky is green
  • There is no oxygen, so all its inhabitants breathe through a tube connected to the ground
  • The weather is donkeys because it rains tiny donkeys
  • It is always hot – even the wind is hot!
  • However the queen, named Queen Strawberry, can make it snow by eating strawberries
  • The donkeys sing and dance and are always happy (it’s kind of annoying) but the heat threatens their happiness
  • On the moon live: flyions (lions that can fly), dinosaurs with tiger faces, aliens with eyes and mouths on the top of their heads (they have to lean over to talk to you), and cows that spray milk as a means of self-defence (ya know, as cows do)
  • The dinosaurs with the tiger faces protect the lava, but if they are distracted earthquakes can happen
  • There’s a wizard name Dr. Zuc, and he wants to stop the queen from eating strawberries because he hates the snow

Lava Moon

In the future, some time around 5018, there lived a nine-year-old dinosaur named Riley.  She was a rainbow coloured, long-necked dinosaur with an even longer grey beard – so long, in fact, that it went all the way down to her feet.  She was very smart and very witty. Riley lived on a very hot moon called Third Moon, somewhere in the Milky Way, inside a fake volcano where she slept on igneous rock.  All the other buildings on this moon had no vacancy, plus the volcano had great security benefits, so it helped keep bad guys away.

There was a pool of hot lava beside her fake volcano, as there were plenty of real volcanoes on Third Moon.  Other dinosaurs with tiger faces were guarding said lava, because if they got distracted, earthquakes would somehow occur. To stop this from happening, they drank all the lava for the sake of the other civilians.

Annoyingly happy donkeys, Queen Strawberry, and Dr. Zuc also lived on Third Moon.  Queen Strawberry had the ability to cool everything down by eating strawberries, however, Dr. Zuc wanted to stop her. He loved lava, to a worrying degree.

Soon, however, the tiger-faced dinosaurs fell ill.  As it turns out, consuming large amounts of lava wasn’t healthy, and could lead to a nasty case of heartburn. Riley offered to house some of the extra lava inside her fake volcano. However, now Riley was temporarily without a home. Off she went in search of new real estate, and Dr. Zuc saw his chance to steal the strawberries that gave the queen her cooling powers. As a result, lava covered all of Third Moon, and everyone who lived there was in grave danger! If nothing was done to stop it, lava surely would spill into all of outer space!

Riley soon found out that Third Moon was in peril, and rushed to the rescue.  But, it wasn’t so simple. Dr. Zuc’s lair was a cloud dome with lava floating in the sky all around it, acting as a shield. It was also protected by cows that were able to spray milk on command, and creepy blue aliens with faces on the tops of their heads. They carried laser beamers with them at all times, and the milk was curdled and gross. On top of all that, Riley had a lactose allergy, but she knew she had to get inside Dr. Zuc’s lair…

 

“Is Your Life a Lie?” by Ms Vasileros’s class

Art by Chris Green

Our Character

  • She used to be a human girl, but transformed into an alien named Scareckila (pronounced SCARE – SKILLA)
  • She was kidnapped and taken away from her family at a very young age
  • In human years she’s 8 years old, but in alien years she’s 89 years old
  • Has an oval body that is half green and half black, and her green skin glows in the dark
  • Has a circular head, two antennas, four Shrek-like ears, fthree arms, two faces with eight eyes between them, and two mouths that are full of sharp teeth and two tongues in each mouth
  • She four hairy legs and two toes on each foot
  • Is 6’5” tall
  • She grunts when she speaks
  • She can camouflage herself
  • She’s scared of humans and dogs
  • She’s kind
  • She’s sad and writes letters to humans so she can makes friends with them so they won’t be scared of her
  • However, if she touches a human, they turn into an alien
  • There’s a legend that she eats people, but it’s not true!
  • There’s a king and alien army in her home planet
  • She likes to play pranks and has a great sense of humour

Our Setting

  • A planet called Rocket Planet where everything is edible
  • There are lots of provinces and towns and blue rivers
  • One of the towns is occupied with only red-haired people
  • There are many abandoned houses, and one of them is haunted
  • Another town is called Rainbow Land Town, where cotton candy trees grow
  • Another town is made entirely out of chicken
  • Famous Province is a place where people move when they become famous
  • There’s a secret town that contains a secret stone
  • Everyone on the planet is rich but they still wear fake Rolex watches
  • There’s an amusement park called Juno and a National Park with many bunnies that have 8 legs and antlers
  • In the towns are statues of aliens that poop candy
  • Clothing is edible and made of chocolate, and are customized with special markers
  • There’s a restaurant called Foody Tooty that serves WHATEVER you want for FREE
  • All your wishes can come true on Rocket Planet
  • The life expectancy is 2 million years because it’s AWESOME
  • Even when aliens pass on, they are reincarnated and live for ANOTHER 2 million years
  • The best cars are silver and can fly up to the clouds, and the clouds are fun to jump on
  • They have a special holiday called Flower Mash Up where the aliens wear flowers on their clothes to honour people that have passed on

Is Your Life a Lie?

Once upon a time, there was an alien named Scareckila, who had once been a human girl. She was abducted from earth and taken to Rocket Planet by aliens when she was only two years old. They brought her to an abandoned house on Rocket Planet where there was a magical stone. The aliens made her touch the stone, and she immediately turned into the scariest looking alien that they had ever seen on Rocket Planet!

As an alien, Scareckila was a hairy round beast that was 6’5” tall. She had two terrifying faces, and each face had four eyes, two mouths, two tongues in each mouth, sharp teeth, four ears, and two long antenna. She had an oval shaped body that was green on the right side black on the left side, and her green skin glowed in the dark. She had four hairy legs with two toes on each of her four feet, and three arms with the third one coming from her chest! Her body was also very slimy.

Regardless of her scary appearance, she was a very kind alien. She loved to play pranks and have a good laugh!

She had been abducted because she had been the prettiest baby on earth. The aliens of Rocket Planet wanted her to be one of them because they thought she was going to be the most beautiful alien on Rocket Planet, and they could not have babies of their own because Rocket Planet aliens fall from the sky when they are “born”. They desperately wanted a little baby to cuddle and raise as their own, so they plotted and stole the most beautiful baby on earth. Little did they know that their magical stone would turn her into the scariest looking alien in the universe!

When she was eight years old, Scareckila went back to the abandoned house she had been brought to six years ago to find the magic stone. She had always felt like there was something missing from her life and thought the stone might give her answers.

She approached the door of the house and entered. Inside, it was full of spider webs and it felt like there were many eyes on her. She almost stepped on some cockroaches and had to bite back a scream. Every time she took a step, the floor creaked louder and louder.

Scareckila walked down a creepy hallway and entered into a room that, strangely, looked brand new. And there, in the centre of the room, was a glass case on a table, and inside was the magic stone!

She approached the table, but the door slammed suddenly behind her. She turned around at the noise, startled, and the lights began to flicker. Then, the stone began to glow, and then all at once, projected a hologram of that showed Scareckila what her life was before Rocket Planet and her abduction. She saw herself as a little, beautiful baby being loved by her human parents, and she saw the aliens come from Rocket Planet, take her away, and make her touch the magic stone which had forever changed her appearance.

Scareckila stared in shock.

My whole life has been a lie… she thought to herself in horror.

Then…