Amazing Kids! Magazine

October 2015: Issue #93 – Trinkets and Treasures!

Hi Amazing Kids!


We are excited at Amazing Kids! to bring you our issue called “Trinkets and Treasures”. Everyone has something of value. Treasures can be something physical or something that means something to you, like good memories. In this issue you will find treasures and trinkets of many kinds. We are excited 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 Tim Johnson, a director and producer at Dreamworks. I have many treasured moments with family and friends that have involved sharing times at movies. Mr. Johnson relays his experiences working in the film industry and gives us some insights into his exciting career. You can also check out a review of one of his movies, Home, in this issue. Next, check out how to determine the value of your collectibles in our Money Smarts column.

Our fantastic poetry column features some truly incredible poems from you, our readers. Be sure to check out Beach, Cheung Chau Bun Festival, Chinese Pure Brightness Festival, and The Run for just a sample of the treasures included in this column. In our fiction column, you can see different takes on our Trinkets and Treasures theme by reading the Davey Jones Locker piece or join the vampire craze with an interesting story called The Sharp, Sharp Secret.

This month the nonfiction section offers a heartfelt story in The Greatest Treasure, a great look at growing up in the article Beyond the Training Wheels, and an unique look at touring Greek historical sites in The Guide Dog. We also have two very interesting articles that continue in our Trinkets and Treasures theme in the Writer’s Tips column. As always, the Amazing Artists column has beautiful photographs and you can also find an event happening this month that will create a Guinness World Record in the Amazing Artists Column!

We hope the themes of upcoming issues will motivate you to write some amazing stories. They include:
November – Thanks is in the Air
December/January – Winter Wonderland (includes holiday stories)
February – Family Matters
March – Lucky You – stories about luck or fate
April – Small Wonders – under a microscope or anything small.

Sharpen those pencils and send your stories to me at editor@amazing-kids.orga after reading the submission requirements in our Write for Us area under the “Get Involved” tab.

As the author James Patterson said, “I’m always pretending that I’m sitting across from somebody. I’m telling them a story and I don’t want them to get up until it’s finished.” So sit down with a pen in your hand and pretend you are telling someone a story. It may end up being something so wonderful that many people will want to read it over and over. Perhaps your words will inspire others to write or do something differently. You can do it!

Write On!

Ryan Traynor