Amazing Kids! Magazine

May 2011: Issue #47 – “Handicrafts from Around the World”

Hi Amazing Kids!

We’re excited to bring you the May 2011 issue of the Amazing Kids! Magazine: “Handicrafts from Around the World,” Issue #47. Creativity goes hand in hand with the beautiful crafts that we see all around the world.  Some of these crafts are sold to make money for kids and families.  You can read about some of these handicrafts from all around the globe in the Nonfiction Stories section (add link here) and hear about some individuals that have made art come alive in the Interview section (add link here) with a toy maker, Arvind Gupta, a child artist named Chirag Vedullapalli, and The Pulsera Project which raises money for Nicaraguan youth through bracelets.  In our Fiction section, you’ll find a large number of very high quality and creative poems and a story about Shakespeare’s pen and a mouse in a blackberry field.   Other artists show beautiful pieces in our AmazingArtists column.

Our Sci-Tech Kids! Column has an interview with a senior software engineer at Google and explores an interesting animal, the coati.  Review the LOL Humor column to see how our  column editor, Tanmaya has used her creativity to add some excellent stories, knock-knock jokes and Q&A’s to make this a laugh-out-loud column.

Be sure to sign up for our free Amazing Kids! eNews, so that you can find out about our spring contest coming soon.  It only takes a moment at:  http://amazingkids.kintera.org/AKeNews.  We host fun, creative and challenging contests throughout the year.  Be sure to check out our contest page for the announcement of the winners of the 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!

Wouldn’t you love to see your work in our magazine?  Your stories, art, essays, or jokes are what make our magazine great! Send your kid-friendly submissions to us at: editor@amazingkids.org.  See our SubmissionGuidelines in the “Write for Us” section.  Go for it!

Most importantly, we’re proud to announce that our founder and president, Alyse Rome, has been selected as one of ten National Finalists in the 2011 Energizer Keep Going® Hall of Fame Contest (http://www.energizerkeepgoinghalloffame.com). Voting to select the top winner is until April 13th.  To recognize her over 25,000 hours of volunteer service, vote today and every day until April 13th here:  http://energizerkeepgoinghalloffame.com/AlyseRome.aspx.

 

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

Sean Traynor
Student Editor-in-Chief

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