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25 Most Recent Children Short Stories

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Open Your Minds #46: Coping With A Parent's Death (By Quamar, aged 10) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
A young boy copes with the death of his father. His father, Assad, died in the terrorist attacks in New York City, New York, on September 11, 2001. The family emigrated to the United States only a year before from Pakistan...
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Open Your Minds #47: Alopecia (As Told By Brittany, aged 9) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
A young girl with a little-understood disorder talks of her condition and how it has changed her life. Other than being bald, she is perfectly healthy...
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Open Your Minds 16: Living With A Traumatic Brain Injury (By Hannah Joy, aged 7) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Hi, there! my name is Hannah Joy Sampson, and I am 7 years old. I am also a survivor of traumatic brain injury. When I was 3, I was playing outside with my sisters, Sarah Grace and Jennifer Renee', and I happened to run after a ball that had gone into the street. When I did, I got hit by a ..
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Open Your Minds, Imagine What It Would Be Like To Have Arthritis (By Nicole, aged 10) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Open your minds and imagine just what life would be like if you were disabled. Take me, for example. I am 10 years old, and I have to face physical challenges in my life every single day. My name is Nicole. I have juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, and because of it, I am unable to wal..
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Open Your Minds, Or Imagine What It Is Like Living With Muscular Dystrophy (By Johnny, aged 10) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
First it was Nickie's turn (she mentioned Ronee' a lot, but then she and my sister have the same thing, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis). Now it is my turn to write. This is Johnny. I just turned 10 years old last week (December 26 was my birthday). I have Duchenne's muscular dystrophy, which..
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Open Your Minds, or What It's Like Living with Asthma and Allergies (by Ronee', aged 10) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Take it from me. Having asthma or allergies is no picnic (but I AM glad to say that, as I get older, my asthma and allergies ARE improving!). I don't have as many allergies as I once did; and I have FINALLY found a medication that has dramatically helped with my breathing! This is Ronee' L..
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Open Your Minds, Or, Living With Epilepsy (By Gemini, aged 11) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
My name is Gemini. I am 11 years old, and I am a very outgoing and active child. I love to take dancing lessons, and I happen to be very good at dancing and at doing gymnastics! I want to be an Olympic-caliber gymnast when I get older! I am a normal pre-teen in every way..that is, I love pi..
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Open Your Minds--Carmelo's Story (Living With AIDS), as Told By Carmelo (Aged 6) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Hi! My name is Carmelo! Carmelo Torrez is my full name, and I am 6 years old! I also have AIDS. AIDS is a terrible, horrible disease. AIDS stands for "Acquired Immune Dificiency Syndrome". This means that my body doesn't fight off germs or infections that well, and because of it I can very ..
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Open Your Minds: Down Syndrome (As Written By Roberto, Aged 11) (with help from Louisiana, his mommy) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Some of the words in this story have purposely been misspelled. This is Roberto's first attempt at writing. Please bear with him. ****************************************************** Hi! My name is Roberto. USED to be Robertito, but I am NOT a little boy anymore! I am eleven years old..
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Open Your Minds: Living Life As A Congenital Amputee (By Alyssa, aged 7) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
My name is Alyssa Rodriguez, and I am a beautiful seven-year-old little girl. I have long, black hair that I wear in two pigtails, big, brown eyes, and a cute smile (or so my mama has told me!).I am also an amputee. I am missing part of my leg. I was born this way. Nobody really knows what ..
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Open Your Minds: Living With A Hearing Impairment (By Johnny and Mario) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Hi! Johnny, here! (And don't forget ME!! Mario, aged 4 1/2) I am 10 years old, and I am gonna' write about another problem I have BESIDES my muscular dystrophy, which I explained about the last time I wrote! You may think I am okay other than having muscular dystrophy; b..
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Operation: Ask Nicely. by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
A boy finds out that being nice to others goes a long way. Something I need to learn myself. :/ Image of American flags (c) 2011, by Karla Dorman...
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Other Side of the Wall by Steve Groll
An innocent girl discovers an opening into a dangerous dimension where evil is waiting to feed on her...
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Our House by Glenn Buesnel-May
In our house, we have lots of toys, books and musical stuff. Find out what Dad does with them when he's sick, at home, and all alone......
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View Photo of Our Travels to the Enchanted Kingdom Read excerpt from Our Travels to the Enchanted Kingdom Our Travels to the Enchanted Kingdom by Theodore Nottingham
An interactive book for the very young...
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Out of the Mouth Of Babes by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen
Working at children church I think I learn more from the mouths of the children than I could ever teach.....
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Outside The Big Pond by Paul Mc Cann
A story of an abandoned duck that miraculously finds a new home and friends . ..
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Open Your Minds: Living With Burns And Scars From Burns (As Told By Sage..boy..aged 6) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
*WARNING! GRAPHIC PICTURE* Sage Dudanov here. I am 6 years old, and despite my first name, I am NOT a little girl! I am a BOY! My full name is Sage Mikhail Igor Dudanov, and I was born in Russia; I came to America when I was a very young boy! I seem to be a normal little kid..I lik..
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Open Your Minds: Living With Leukemia (As Told By Anh Kim Van, Aged 15) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
My name is Anh Kim Van Sandusky, and I am 15 years old. I also have leukemia, which is a cancer of the blood. I have had leukemia since I was 11 years old, four years now. Unfortunately, this is my second bout of cancer. I first had cancer at the age of six, but I had bone cancer then. It a..
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Open Your Minds; Imagine What It Is Like Having Cerebral Palsy (By Jodie, aged 11, as told by her mom) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
My name is Jodie, and I am 11 years old (just turned 11 a few weeks ago). I am a very happy little girl; that is, I love to laugh and giggle, watch cartoons on television, be with my family and my mommy and daddy, and go to school. I also love the colors pink and light blue, and I love it when boys ..
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Out of the Mouths of Babes by Christa Joyce
Everybody is crying today. They are all sad because the phone rang in the middle of the night. It rings a lot in the daytime but they don’t all cry when it rings in the daytime. I am trying ever so hard to be good today. Aunty Kay said I should be a good girl. She said it is very impor..
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Over the Cliff--Matthew and Mason Mystery by Alan Cook
M&M Mystery #4. Matthew discovers a boy clinging to the side of a cliff and learns that he was pushed...
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Overhead With Mr Gashappy by Paul Mc Cann
OVERHEAD WITH MR GASHAPPY By Paul Mc Cann 1 Since Roger was out of nappies he really wanted to fly . Not like a passenger i..
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Pablo: A Life of Crime and Making Money by Randall Barfield
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Pair-O'-Dice. (Identical Twins) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Two young identical mirror-image twin girls share their story...
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Panama. by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
A girl shares her story...
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Papa in the Sky by Nancy Mure
“Papa in the Sky” is a story of resolution. A young girl Ruby blesses Papa (her late grandfather) each night before going to bed. She’s seen Papa in pictures. Now she wants to know more about him. Ruby and her brother learn that everyone has two grandfathers and that they don’t need to see someo..
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Papá Noel en Clase (Father Xmas in the classroom) by Alexandra Riera
A child´s journey to meet father Xmas. It's all in Spanish. ..
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Papa’s Going to Tell You a Lullaby by April Robins
This is a children's story that I wrote for my grandson Zachary. It has not been edited and never made it to a book, but I like its content about adoption and wanted to share it. We have three people in our family that were adopted, so I drew from personal experiences to write this story...
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Parenting Calvin by Carol Ranney
My two year old son was terminally ill when I adopted him. The roller coaster ride of the next 11 years changed my life...
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Parsley Rabbit Learned a Life Lesson by Jill Eisnaugle
The story of how a young rabbit learned about life, friendship, being a better person, and always being prepared for the reaction that may come from the life decisions we make...
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Part Two: Sayidana's Story--A Cheetah with a Cause! by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Remember "Sayidana", the cheetah written about in "Sayidana's Story: A Cheetah's Victory"? Well, I have more to tell you about this remarkable cheetah... First of all, she is now a mother, several times over. She just had her fourth cub, "Nairobi", who is just a week old. She also has t..
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PART TWO: A Special-Needs Child's Autobiography by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
As I mentioned in part one I am disabled, and am an adopted child. I also mentioned that I'm in 4th grade and that I'm in the Gifted/Talented program at my school. I also mentioned about my desire to become a c/w star and be a member of the Grand Ole Opry. I am going to write about my fam..
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Paxton's Story. (For Michelle Kidwell With Much Love!) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
A story about a young girl who lives with a little understood disability...
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Pebbles' Story. (Part One) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
A story about a young girl from Tennessee...
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Pebbles' Story. (Part Two) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Pebbles Presley continues her story...
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Pee Wee. by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Pee Wee (aka Parker) Rogers, age six, shares his story. He is the youngest member of the Little League "Rough Riders" baseball team. Image of clouds and sky (c) 2011, by Karla Dorman...
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Pengey and The Ladybug by John Burns
Pengey Penguin is off to the park to share breakfast with his friend Quincy Bluebird. It's after Pengey finds out that penguins do not like huckleberries that he meets Frances the Ladybug, and when Frances teaches Pengey a thing or two about pets. ..
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Rathscum, the Lion, and the Pink Flag by Little Miss Aki
Rathscum, the Lion, and the Pink Flag By: “Little Miss Aki” Dread Pirates Summer Beach Bash Short Story Contest 3rd Place Winner..
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Raz, the Bear Who Had No Nose by Carol DeVaney
Raz discovers a valuable lesson while searching for his nose. The best of friends are ones who accept him the way he is...
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Read BLACK BEAUTY for Free! by Strawberry Shakespeare
Anna Sewell's beloved children's horse classic is waiting for you on Strawberry Shakespeare's AuthorsDen site!..
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Rebakkah, Thanks For Your Letter. I Am Glad I Could Be There For You. by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Ronee' writes a second letter to her grieving friend, Rebekkah Cohen, before going to bed for the night...
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Perfectly Normal (by Ronee', aged 10) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
A child who is disabled often sees herself as "normal", even though she is not. She wants people to accept her as she is on the inside, not for what she is on the outside. She wrote this piece the other day, before she got injured by the hail and ended up in the hospital...
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Phoenix's Story by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
A boy shares his story...
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Pickle. by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
A story about a little boy who loves pickles (hence, his nickname)...
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Picture Me Here. ... by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
A young boy imagines himself in faraway places to escape the chaos of life...
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Pig In The Big Picture by Paul Mc Cann
An innocent farmyard pig runs away to the big city and makes new friends . ..
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Planet Of Success by Shirley Woods
Boy Oh boy,Earaser Elroy had to erase all his fear away when he ran into Pete a courageous parrot that talks...
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Planet Of Success by Shirley Woods
The Glow-Garians from Planet Glow Garr are all pecuilar looking creatures. They Have an aroma that smells like fruit. They're fruity with a touch of brillance...
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Please , don't eat turkey ! by bambi stevens
a short story by my 8yr old son i hope you like it is really cute...
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