A collection of stories written and/or illustrated by middle school students for elementary school students, available in soft cover and PDF format.
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 GardenThis 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. Read the story in PDF format.
All EMWD winning stories are available for distribution through program presentations to local elementary schools and libraries.
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