Amazing Kids! Magazine

March 2015: Issue #87 – Movin’ to the Beat!

Hi Amazing Kids!


We are excited at Amazing Kids! to bring you our issue called “Movin’ to the Beat.” We realize that everyone has something that moves them, motivates them, or gets them up and going. This issue is dedicated to all those inspirational things that bring out the best in us – dance, music, books, theater, speeches, and more. These things evoke special emotions within us. Sometimes these emotions evolve into excellent stories that are written down and shared. These stories make the finest books that last for ages. This issue highlights some of these inspirational stories by you, our great readers. We are honored to highlight your great writing. In addition, we have an extraordinary staff that offers you some fabulous stories in this issue.

The first thing you’ll want to check out is the Spotlight Mentor Interview with Tanille Edwards. This young woman has inspired so many people through not only her music, but her writing. Read about how Tanille tries to be a positive role model for kids everywhere. The Amazing Kid of the Month, Ava Koker, shows us how she pursued her dreams to become a young actress. Also, in the fiction and poetry sections you will find yourself transported to new places and experiencing new things. One of my favorites is To See What He Feels, an inspirational story of a toymaker. We’ve also included some standout stories we want to share with you that were submitted in the Wild Jungle Contest. In the AK Adventures Column you’ll read how a band camp taught someone some life lessons. You’ll also be inspired to write through our Writer’s Tips column, introducing our new column editor, Salma.

We hope the themes of upcoming issues will motivate you to write some amazing stories. They include: Laugh Out Loud (so sharpen your pencil for your funny stories), Heroes Among Us, a Glance into the Future, and Personal Odysseys. We also will be doing a special issue that deals with bullying, so we need you to tell us your stories of empowerment and overcoming obstacles. Sharpen those pencils and send your stories to me at after reading the submission requirements in our Write for Us area under the “Get Involved” tab.

As the author Ernest Hemingway said, “We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master.” So practice, practice, practice – and when you want some feedback, send your pieces to Amazing Kids!
Write On!


Ryan Traynor