Amazing Kids! Magazine

Last Month’s Issue

Just in case you did not have the chance to enjoy our kid’s Amazing articles from last month; we wanted to compile them for you in one quick glance!

A New Friend

By Davi Jacobs, Contributing Writer

Today was a terrible day! In the morning, I slept through the alarm clock and missed the bus. Then, just as I entered the school in a rush, I realized that I forgot my science project at home!

A New Life

By Kate Arnold

From her parents’ penthouse apartment, Victoria watched with fascination the throngs of people scurrying around like a colony of ants.

A Poem Dedicated to the Underprivileged

By Pari, age 11, India

Oh, look! Unwanted to my sight,
There’s someone hidden in the window light.
Who is it?
At the time of the candle lit?

Amazing Book Reviews: Emperor Pickletine Rides the Bus

By Tom Angleberger
Reviewed by Tristan K., age 12
Origami Yoda Series
For elementary-age students

Amazing Kids! Interview with Jake and Max Klein

By Victoria Feng, Assistant Editor and AKOM Editor

Jake and Max Klein are the founders of Kids That Do Good, a website that helps connect kids with volunteer opportunities.

Amazing Kids! of the Month – Jake and Max Klein – February 2018

By Victoria Feng, Assistant Editor and AKOM Editor

An Introduction to Bank Accounts

By Fatima Yousuf, Money Smarts Editor and Contributing Writer

When I was a little kid, I used to misplace my money all the time and sadly lost a lot of my savings. However, I eventually found out that banks and other financial institutions could actually take care of my money for me!


By Kaia Wootton, age 10, Los Angeles

Anger; the smell of smoke
Of flames, of still-burning embers flickering in ashes
Of a fire, grasping for air out of the windows

Animal Band

By Albert Zhang, Contributing Writer

Best Friends

By Davi Jacobs, Contributing Writer

Katherine and Elizabeth were the best of friends until high school. They met each other when Katherine pulled a leaf out of Elizabeth’s blonde hair in Ms. Smith’s kindergarten class.

Careful What You Wish For

By Quirrat Ahmad

Sometimes, life can get hard, and everyone just wants to drop all responsibilities and become isolated from all the stress.

Cook Time with Remmi – February 2018

By Remmi Smith, Cook Nook Columnist

Hi, Amazing Kids! I hope you enjoy this delicious recipe: Figgy Trail Mix. My high-energy snack is super easy to make and gives you the fuel to be your best.

Dogs Playing Poker

By Albert Zhang, Contributing Writer

End of an Era

By Gaile Ng, age 13, Hong Kong

Soybeans trickle down through the old metal grinder
As the aroma of the sour yet savory bean curd fills the air.
Endless buckets of silky tofu
Line the wooden floor.

February Issue 2018: Issue #116 – Paying It Forward

As the snowflakes settle on frozen blades of grass, we are reminded of the importance of warmth, of the intrinsic kindness shared with family and friends. This month, we recognize the joy of helping others and inspiring love through our February theme, Paying It Forward.

Fresh Start, Fresh Storyboard: How to Design Comics in 2018

By Sarina Patel, Jr. Assistant Editor and Comic Hub Co-Editor

Each January 1 marks a day of boundless hope. And for many, each February 1 marks a day of joyless defeat.

How I Ended Racism on Sutter Street

By Daniel Jarquin Torres, age 11, California

I woke up early in the morning feeling happy, and I had an upturned face. The sun looked as bright as a flashlight pointing right at my eyes. I could only see the ceiling of my bedroom.

How I Helped My Friend Confront the School Bully

By Hannya Garduño

It was a cold winter night in New York. I was a little scared because I had just changed houses, and in my new house, I had seen a rat; I’m scared of rats.

I Am Unusual

By Eve Caron, age 11

I opened the book, and out slipped a photograph. Just a normal Polaroid picture. It all seemed so normal. But little did I know that picture would change my life forever.


By Dane Vardiman, age 10, Texas

A place that not everybody feels
A dark, cold place

Love the World

By Rishikesh T. Sankaran, age 7, Connecticut
In the world, there is a continent;
In the continent, there is a country;
In the country, there is a state;

Lunch at Elementary School

By Albert Zhang, age 17, Georgia

The lunch line, swirling
Full of anxious adolescents
Waiting to feed in a frenzy
Of hotdogs and burgers

Machu Picchu

By Aazan Ahmad, age 16, South Korea

I opened the book, and out slipped a photograph. Heaving a sigh, I picked up, thinking it was probably just one of my baby pictures. Suddenly, one glance at the photo knocked me out of my drowsiness.

My Nosy Neighbor

By Adele Ciociola, age 10, California

We all have that one person in our life, don’t we, the stereotypical “nosy neighbor”? For some of us, that person might be a friend or relative.

Ode to the World

By Sophie Nadel, Writer’s Tips Editor

An ode is a particular type of poetry in which a subject is described and praised. When you write an ode, you thank the subject for improving your life.

On Opening Doors for Others

By Fatima Yousuf, Money Smarts Editor and Contributing Writer

I used to hate opening doors for others. Whenever I did so, people would leave without saying a word of thanks to me.

People Watching

By Lizzie Feeney

“Kaylah, you can tell me what’s wrong. You don’t need to…”

Perceiving Feathers of Existence

By Krithik Ashokkumar, age 11, New Jersey

Perceiving two distinct ivory quill feathers, the remnants of the source of my birth had become attenuate. Per capita feather an emblem of one of the company of four personages providing a blanketing outlook of my domestic.

Planet TV

By Sylvia W. Tong, age 5, New York

Our earth is like a TV show
With people spinning around
Smile and frown

Robert Frost: An Amazing Kid from History

By Jordan Brunk, Amazing Kid from History Editor and Contributing Writer

Robert Frost is an amazing kid from history. He shows us that we can become successful at a young age if we pursue our dreams and persevere through the hard times.

Snowy Disaster

By Valeria Garcia, age 11, California

It was a snowy morning, and the snow looked like torn-up little sheets of paper. I woke up realizing I had a sore throat that hurt like if I had lava oozing down my throat.

Spongebob Squarepants

By Ishaan Asthana, age 7

Staff Q&A: Describe a time you showed kindness to someone else.

By the Amazing Kids! Staff

Summer by the Pond

By Albert Zhang, age 17, Georgia

Across the pond
A frog leaps from
The rusty, wooden dock

Swimming: My Love-Hate Relationship

By Nicky Dawes, age 12, Missouri

I plunge into the water
And shiver as bubbles form around me
And start to swim.

The Beginning of My New Life on Maple Street

By Luis Escalera, age 11, California

I woke up on a sunny Saturday in our small apartment. My blanket was wrapped around me like bacon on hot dogs while, outside, the sky was blue and the birds were chirping.

The Creepy Store on Golden Street

By Ivan Torres, age 11, California

Saturday morning, I was at my friend’s bright white-, blue-, and yellow-colored house. “You should put the Golden State Warriors logo on your garage door so that it looks like a Warrior house,” I said.

The Dragon Below

By Katie Lam, age 16, China

I opened the book, and out slipped a photograph. I closed my photo album and carefully placed the photograph on top, admiring the way the pillar decorated with gold dragons was illuminated in the midday sun.

The Impact of a Single Act of Kindness

By Akshaj Mehta, Sci-Tech Kids Editor

According to Oxford Dictionary, the definition of kindness is the quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate. Kindness is similar to the Butterfly Effect, which is one small event continuing on to lead to bigger events.

The Mysterious Photograph

By Sophia Lin

I opened the book, and out slipped a photograph of a girl standing in front of the Washington Monument.

The Nighttime

By Lulu Wang-He, age 6, Alabama

When the sun goes down
When nothing shines upon
That is when the moon shines

The Straight A Miracle

By William Pettifer, age 13, Ohio

I looked down at my paper, and with a nervous content, I began to take my test. I had studied really hard. As I filled out the questions, a noise kept repeating in my head: “Cheap, cheap, cheap.”

The Time My Dog Left

By Macy Monte

I had a beautiful chocolate lab named Gingerbread Girl Monte, though everyone called her Ginger, beloved Ginger. She was beautiful, and she came camping with us.

There Is No Limit to Dreaming

By Daniel Jarquin, age 10, California

Every night I stare at the stars
Some are close, and some are far
Whenever I stare at the moon
I make a wish to get there soon


By Kirstyn Geyer, age 12, Ohio

Once upon a time in a place called Treeville, there lived a little white mouse whose name was Timothy. Timothy was only six years old, and he lived in a really tall oak tree.

What Was Just and Unjust About Hammurabi’s Code?

By Pamela Suarez

Have you ever heard or read about the Code of Hammurabi? It’s the code of laws that was partly based on the concept of retribution, or “an eye for an eye,” and the concept of restitution, payment to victims for any type of loss.


By Fatima Faisal, age 11, New Jersey

Word Booster: Paying It Forward

By Sophie Nadel, Writer’s Tips Editor

If anyone has ever done anything nice to you, you’ll remember how great it feels. Maybe the good deed filled you with generosity and appreciation and made you want to return the favor.

Your February L.O.L. (Laugh Out Loud! Humor Column)

By Brandon Kuske, LOL Editor

Q. What do you call a funny mountain?
A. Hill-arious!