Children's

Come, children, let’s garden!

In earth that’s brown we plant our seeds from which are grown (together with weeds) the flowers we chose and the lettuce and leeks: each seedling...
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There Are Tiny People

who grow taller than mushrooms and their eyes can pierce cloudy skies even see the moon reveal its flashlight trail on an evening of lake surface...

Trailing behind (age 7?)

“I wonder how long it will be? I don’t think they feel it like me – their legs are so long, and they go on and on, they know where they’re going – I hope –
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Cherry

Night Time

Before you could say, “Peanut butter sandwich,” evening clouds changed into a stack of black and blue pillow-piles. Colin shivered. Good thing he had...
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part 6

Mary went 5 more steps, then turned back. The car lights had gone! She gasped, and Karen’ s voice came at once “Mary! What’s taking you so long? If...
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part 5

The car bump ing as Karen drove off the ferry woke Mary from a bad dream - a huge spiderweb dangling with bundles like sad grey fruit, soft and...

. Strawberry Time

. . Strawberry Time By Paul McCann Strawberry shortcakes for breakfast, Strawberry jelly for lunch. Strawberry jam on fresh bread and fresh...
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Imagine …

I’m a lion in a cage in an angry roaring rage … … I’m a frightened little mouse quietly scuttling round the house. … I’m a Mummy feeling wild for I’...

Toddler opening presents

When you are one it’s really fun to tear off the paper to find what’s inside there. … And then that bag they put the wrapping paper in …