Angelford Elementary

Boy and baby lying on blanket

Harley: Baby Sisters Stink, Part 2, Harley Finds a Way

Harley’s baby sister is making the whole household frantic with worry. Harley has to do something. Can an eight-year-old solve the problem? Read and see.

Harley: Baby Sisters Stink, Part I

Everybody thinks that Harley should love his new baby sister. But he wonders why his parents had to go and bring a baby home and wreck their lives. If he could, he’d move somewhere else.

Girla and boy facing on sculpture

Not Half of Anything

When Becky starts third grade at her new school, Angelford Elementary, it is the first time she is not in a class with her twin brother. See what happens when she decides to keep his existence a secret.

Back to School

Gabe, the Transfer Student

Gabe’s dad transfers Gabe and his older brother to a new school. Gabe hates the new school and misses his friends. Can he talk his dad into letting him go back to his old school? Or is it possible he could fit in at Angelford Elementary?

Kindergarten girl

Rachel and the Kindergarten Buddy, Part Two

Does Rachel find a way to connect with Sally? Keep reading.

Being a kindergartener’s big buddy is proving more difficult and complex than Rachel thought it would be. In fact, her little buddy Sally is just plain awful. Should she ask for a new buddy?

Rachel and the Kindergarten Buddy, Part One

Here’s the first of a series of stories about a group of Portland school children. In the stories, children face the everyday challenges that confront many grade-schoolers throughout the United States today.

In this first story, Rachel dreams of how wonderful it will be to be the big buddy of a new kindergarten student. And then she meets her buddy and her dreams go up in smoke.

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