Short Stories for Children


Short Stories

When I Was a Kid They grow up so fast, sadly (2/2018)
New Leadership star-16x16 Two men attempt to replace their village’s Chief (2/2018)
Spring Dance star-16x16 Oh, Meagan and that lavender dress (2/2018)
The Kind Frog star-16x16 Will Franklin the frog be kind to mean ol’ Jake the snake? (10/2009)
Ben, Bob, and Benny Make Pancakes Another delicious Ben, Bob, and Benny story. Will Benny outsmart his brothers again? (10/2009)
Ben, Bob, and Benny Cross the Lake Another Ben, Bob, and Benny adventure. Will Benny outsmart his brothers again? (10/2009)
Three Powers star-16x16 The village chief gives his son a jewel, a sword, and a mirror upon his death (1/2009)
What a View! A hawk, a worm, and a rock… (11/2006)
Sarah Has a Blanket Lamb A poem for my daughter, who really does have a blanket lamb… (11/2006)
Marty the Magnet Goes to School Oh, my head hurts! (11/2006)
Marty the Magnet Plays Baseball Oh, my head hurts! (11/2006)
Why Did the Chicken Cross the Road? A wacky story similar in style to “There was an Old Lady who Swallowed a Fly” (11/2006)
Why Did the Penguin Cross the Road? Another wacky story similar in style to “There was an Old Lady who Swallowed a Fly” (11/2006)
Why Did the Fish Cross the Road? Yet another wacky story similar in style to “There was an Old Lady who Swallowed a Fly” (11/2006)
Why Did the Eagle Cross the Road? Even yet another wacky story similar in style to “There was an Old Lady who Swallowed a Fly” (11/2006)
Goldilocks and the Nine Planets Before she met the three bears, Goldilocks was a space explorer… (9/2006)
Lippy’s Gone A daughter with lip, and a great imagination (9/2006)
Inspired by my daughter, and her great imagination
The Money Tree What if money really did grow on trees? (7/2006)
The Not-So Ordinary Adventures of Zachary Zilla A boy and his friends start middle school (4/2006)
Chapter book; Target ages: 9-13
Shave What an amazing sensation! (3/2006)
The Painter star-16x16 Determination pays off for this polite young girl. (1/2006)
The Coin A boy suddenly finds himself in a strange land of curves. (1/2006)
Like Father Like Son Inspired by a recent trip to India. May I never have to say these words… (6/2004)
Food Fight! star-16x16 The things we’ll do for love… (1/2004)
The Monopoly Gang What if? Inspired by a question asked by Zachary Fine, age 5 (7/2003)
The Bubble Catcher star-16x16 A tale of the rarest of gifts (6/2003)
Building a Bridge star-16x16 A king gets help with an important project from a young boy. (10/2001)
Rainbow Cat A boy and his parents are pleasantly surprised. (1/2006; children’s story)