by Jin Xiang, 10, VIC
This will not be fun,
As your deepest fears,
Each and every one,
Brings out more tears.
They have come, they are here,
To haunt your life,
To grow your fear,
Cutting you like a knife.
Tearing you apart,
Your life has been shattered,
Breaking your heart,
Until nothing else mattered.
Suddenly you hear it, you do,
That ringing beep,
That saves you,
That wakes you from your sleep.
We’ve published Jin Xiang at Alphabet Soup previously — you can see her work here. If YOU would like to send us a book review, check out our submission guidelines. Happy reading!
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I LOVE TO DANCE
by Anishka, 7, QLD
I love to dance.
The music gets me on my feet,
I follow the music with fifteen merry steps.
The melody is sweeter than the butterfly,
That’s flapping its wings,
It takes me round and round being careful,
Not to get dizzy and fall.
But I have fun,
Felt just like an angel.
Off I go, twirling and spinning,
Just like tingling, as I love dancing.
Anishka has been published at Alphabet Soup many times — you can read all her earlier work here.
If YOU would like to send us a story, drawing, poem, or book review, check out our submission guidelines. Happy writing!
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This is the last TOP READS post for 2016! At the end of each month — from February to November — our Top Reads team recommends their favourite reading material from the previous month. This year we’ve had audiobooks, graphic novels, novels, cookbooks, comics, and nonfiction titles. All great reads with a tick of approval from kids just like you! A big thank you to everyone on our team for this year*, we’ve loved seeing your recommendations. (We’ll be back in February to introduce our 2017 team.)
So, without further ado — here is the final collection for this year. Add these to your Christmas wishlist or duck into a library and stock up for some great holiday reading …
You’ll find a recommended list from our Top Reads Team on the last day of every month (February to November). You can check out all the Top Reads posts for 2016 here.
*All our Top Readers are kids aged 13 and under. No grownups allowed!
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