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Highlights for Children

Highlights for Children 2018 Highlights For Children Welcome Issue

The experts at Highlights know how to keep kids motivated while they learn. Filled with fiction, nonfiction, Hidden Pictures®, skill-building puzzles, science experiments and more, this read-only digital version of Highlights magazine strengthens reading abilities, promotes creativity, sharpens thinking skills, and helps build confidence. Visit Highlights.com to learn more. Ages 6-12.

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Storm Code Use the code to solve the riddle. Answer on page 38. Mythical Monsters Kasa-obake is a fantastical Japanese creature. The name means “umbrella ghost.” It is a discarded umbrella that comes to life after 100 years. What object-turned-creature can you come up with? Window View Look outside your window. What do you see? Stars? Skyscrapers? A basketball hoop? Capture your view with a poem, drawing, or photograph. Repeat at least once a month, and see what changes throughout the year. Find the Pictures Can you find each of these 11 pictures at another place in this magazine? Mystery Photo Answer on page 38. Tongue Twister “Grow,” cheers Gretchen. SEND US YOUR MONSTER! Find our address on page 35.…

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hooray! here’s your first issue !

Do you like a good story? Do you like to learn new things? Work on puzzles? Play games? Try science experiments? Do you enjoy drawing, writing, cooking, and making crafts? Do you like to read or tell a good joke, twist your tongue saying a silly sentence, laugh out loud, and just plain have fun? Highlights magazine helps you do all these things—month after month. Millions of kids read Highlights, and we’re glad you’re now one of them. Check out your first issue and let me know what you think! I can’t wait to hear from you. Your friend, Write to me! Christine@Highlights.com This magazine of wholesome fun is dedicated to helping children grow in basic skills and knowledge , in creativeness , in ability to think and reason , in sensitivity to others, in high ideals and…

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how six sons saved anansi

“Father was swallowed by a big fish. We need to rescue him!” “Watch me!” cried Cushion. It would make a beautiful reward, but there was only one. Long ago, a spider called Anansi had six lively sons. They were named See All, Roadbuilder, Riverdrinker, Fishcutter, Spellcaster, and Cushion. As you can guess by their names, each son had a special talent. One morning, Anansi told his sons to be good, waved good-bye, and left for town to buy a new cooking pot. Anansi’s sons climbed trees and ran races, but they never grew tired. Hours later, See All cried, “Listen to me! Father fell into the river and was swallowed by a big fish. We need to go rescue him!” “Watch me!” called Roadbuilder. He spun a strong spider-silk road. Then he and his brothers traveled…

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peace seeds

Inspirational messages of peace, written by children, are “planted” among the roses in the Martin Luther King, Jr. “I Have a Dream” World Peace Rose Garden. The garden, in Dr. King’s hometown of Atlanta, Georgia, honors this minister who gave his life working for peace, justice, and civil rights through nonviolence. As a symbol of how Dr. King’s work continues to teach and inspire people, an annual contest invites children around the world to share their own poems and messages of peace. The contest’s winning entries are engraved on plaques and displayed in the garden for a year. Two poems from the 2017 contest are shown above. Inspire Peace What message would you share to encourage peace? We’d love to hear it! Send your message, including your name, age, and address, to Highlights…

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my sci

Glued to Home Life in the area between high and low tide has its challenges. Tides come and go, making temperatures change and food supplies rise and fall. As wind and waves pound the shore, creatures need to hang on tight. For the acorn barnacle, that means gluing itself in place. A young barnacle larva settles on a hard surface, like a rock or even a whale, then cements itself in place—for life! It builds a shell “house” and waits for ocean waves to deliver food. When tides go out, the barnacle pulls in its cirri and closes “doors” on its shell to hold in moisture. As tides come in, feathery “legs” or cirri (SEAR-eye) sweep plankton from the water to the mouth. A barnacle can sense light and shadow and will pull in its…

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What’s up, bud? Bella Rickman Texas “Knock, knock.” “Who’s there?” “Isabelle.” “Isabelle who?” “Isabelle necessary on a bicycle?” Hayden, Ontario, Canada Bob: Want to hear a joke about time travel? Joe: Sure. Bob: Actually, never mind. You didn’t like it. Jonathan Wolinski Massachusetts A book never written: How to Write Fantasy Stories by Emma Gination. Katherine Picklesimer, Kentucky Neil: Did you hear that the clock was banned from the library? Adrian: No, why? Neil: Because it tocked too much. Samiel Azmaien, Georgia A sock walks up to a shoe that seems to be searching for something. Sock: What are you doing? Shoe: I’m looking for my sole mate. Maple Taylor, Colorado Make us laugh! Send a joke or riddle, along with your name, age, and address, to Highlights 803 Church Street Honesdale, PA 18431 Surprise Guest Rain drops in uninvited. It might stay for days. But at least it’s quiet, plays outside, and washes up…