For Younger Readers

The stories and poems in this section may be most appropriate for middle-grade readers, but have something that can be enjoyed by everyone.

Find Buster

When Mom came home, she handed me a piece of paper. It had a picture of a small dog with the word LOST on the top. “A customer at the store told me she lost her dog, and she’s offering one thousand dollars to anyone who finds him,” Mom said. “We...


“Hey Everybirdy, Everybirdy look at me!”
said the biggest, loudest birdy in the Evergreen Tree.
“I’ve got a lot to say, a lot of worms to eat,
and I’ll tell you more about it in my very next tweet”.

Sofie’s Cloak

Why can’t my mother be like everyone else? People look at her and shake their heads. “Touched,” I once heard Mr. Bergstrom whisper to his wife. She doesn’t even look like anyone we know. Everyone in Nordfjell has blonde hair like mine, or light...