Children's Story Books

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EMWD is pleased to offer a collection of stories written and/or illustrated by middle school students for elementary school students.  These books are available in soft cover, PDF, and eBook formats.

Congratulations to student authors

Natalia Fernandez, Jude McLean, and Paulina Ortega

and author/illustrator Vanessa Ycu for their winning story:

"Bee"yond the Water-Wise Garden

Please click on the book icon to read the story in PDF format:

This story is about Alice, a young girl who was stung by a bee in second grade. She wastes water spraying the bees in her yard to get rid of them. Her dad tells her she is wasting water and harming bees that are important to our planet. That night in a dream she becomes a bee, and another bee named Beatrice teaches her about the importance of bees and saving water. Alice learns a valuable lesson about water and bees.  She later grows up to become a beekeeper. This story focuses on a current topic and presents it at a level that both children and adults will enjoy.  This story makes learning about water and bees engaging, informative, and fun for all.

All EMWD winning stories are available for distribution through program presentations to local elementary schools and libraries. 

To read the winning stories (in PDF format), please click on any book icon below:

Tap Water is Cool Aguat's Adventure  00 Bartholomew 


01 Cody  Dr. Tappentu  Savvy Cover 


02 Gobi  Lily and the Seven Drops  Book Cover


05 Otis  PPPPP Book Cover  The CA Drought


Grand Droppy  Around the World  Aguat Gets Savvy


Water Dance  Squeaky Clean  BeeYond the Water Wise Garden

You may also view these books on eReader devices by clicking the following link:

EMWD eBooks


The printing of some or all of these books was sponsored in part by The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California and Rancho California Water District.

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