Amazing Kids! Magazine

April 2011: Issue #46 – “Great Inventions!”

04 Editor’s Notes, Sean

Hi Amazing Kids!

Welcome to the April 2011 issue of the Amazing Kids! Magazine: “Great Inventions!,” Issue #46. Continuing on with our creativity themes this year, we’ve focused on great inventors and inventions and how they’ve come about.  You will find articles on an amazing inventor from history, the Inventors Hall of Fame, inventions that were mistakes, a new cool robot invention and even an invention poem.   In our Fiction section, you’ll find some very inventive stories about a spirit in a piano, an island adventure, talking animals and an inspirational story about a boy overcoming poverty through determination.  You’ll more thoroughly understand the world of inventing when you’ve enjoyed the interviews with Amazing Mentors Don Kelly (a patent agent and past patent examiner who shows you the ins and outs of the patent process), Lisa Yee (an award-winning author and American Girl author), Dr. Sarah Leary, a cancer researcher “inventing” ways to fight pediatric brain tumors at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center and Seattle Children’s Hospital, and Amazing Kid Blake Colvin (a girl who created a charity called Cupcakes for Cancer), and more!  Check out these interesting discussions in the Interviews section under “Nonfiction.” Our Sci-Tech Kids! Column covers some fascinating technological inventions, a great digital conference and even the world’s most disgusting bug!  You won’t want to miss these this month.

Who can be more inventive than our Cook Time with Remmi columnist, Remmi Smith?  Each issue she presents us with mouth-watering menus catered to each month. Remmi’s April Menu. Our art and poetry sections this month contain some of the best pieces to date!  Check them out in our AmazingArtists column and in our Poetry column.  Get a good laugh with our L.O.L. Humor column or pick out a good book in our Book review section where we’re lucky enough to cover 6 books this month.  As always, you can help show your support for Amazing Kids!’ programs by purchasing a book or product through our store: or our store:

Our spring contest is coming soon.  So, if you haven’t yet participated in our AmazingKids! Contests, we invite you to do so!  We host fun, creative and challenging contests throughout the year.  We’ve just wrapped up two contests: our AmazingKids! HealthyKids! RecipeContest and our AmazingKids! PerrificOscar® PicksContest. Be sure to check the contest page for the announcement of the winners of the Oscar Picks contest, and our Healthy Kids! Recipe Contest (winners to be announced soon!).  For the Recipe Contest, we’re excited to announce that the winning recipes will be featured in the first-ever healthy kids’ e-cookbook created by and for kids!  Copies will be available for purchase online, and proceeds will help support our Amazing Kids!’ Launch My Dream! initiative as well as Juvenile Diabetes research, so stay tuned!

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Most importantly, Amazing Kids! is written by kids, for kids.  We need your stories, art, essays, or jokes to help make our magazine the best it can be! Send your kid-friendly submissions to us at:  See our SubmissionGuidelines in the “Write for Us” section.  We can’t wait to see your writing and art!

Keep writing and don’t forget to tell your friends about Amazing Kids!

Sean Traynor
Student Editor-in-Chief

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