Kids & Teens
Highlights for Children

Highlights for Children July 2019

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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1 min.
fun this month

“Sea” if You Can Solve This Figure out which shell should go in place of each question mark so that each column and row contains all four shells. Answer on page 38. Frosty Bites Find creative ways to cool down this summer by freezing some of your favorite snacks. Try grapes, yogurt, bananas, chocolate, watermelon chunks, pudding, applesauce, or marshmallows. What else might make a good frozen treat? Find the Pictures Can you find each of these 12 pictures at another place in this magazine? Mystery Photo Answer on page 38. 3 Sunshiny Art Ideas 1. Use washable markers to draw and color a design on a coffee filter. Spray the filter with water so that the colors spread. Once it’s dry, add a paper frame. Hang the suncatcher in a window. 2. Lay a large piece of paper on the…

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adventures in books

Last night, I read the last page of a good book. I felt happy—and sad. I was happy because reading the book was so much fun. I was sad because it was over. I wanted the story to go on and on. Have you ever read a story that made you feel this way? The readers who wrote “Poems About Books” (page 27) have probably felt like this. In their poems, they talk about all the different places reading has taken them in their minds—from mysterious forests to outer space. They talk about the different characters they’ve met in books—from kings and wolf babies to friendly giants. Reading can take us on great adventures. Summer is a good time to choose some books—and find a great place to lose yourself in a…

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so many shoes

I have sneakers for running And tap shoes for dancing And f lip-f lops to walk at the pool. I wear dress shoes on Sundays And slippers on home days And laced shoes for going to school. I have sandals for summer And snow boots for winter And rain boots for puddles in spring. I’ve worn rented shoes bowling And tennis shoes strolling And ice skates to glide at the rink. But the best footwear ever In summertime weather Requires no sock, lace, or bow. With ten wiggling toes, Two heels, balls, and soles, Bare feet are the best way to go!…

2 min.
a different kind of perfect

Lola means “Grandma” in Tagalog, a Filipino language. Ellie loved Fourth of July at Lola’s house. She loved listening to her aunts and uncles speak a bubbly mix of English and Tagalog. She loved chasing fireflies with her cousins in the evening light. Most of all, Ellie loved Lola’s chicken adobotender chicken in a tangy brown sauce. Lola’s chicken adobo was perfect. “Ellie, I’ll need you to make the chicken adobo.” But this year, when Ellie and Dad arrived early to help Lola decorate, Lola said, “I’m sorry. I must visit a sick friend. Ellie, I’ll need you to make the chicken adobo. Your dad can help.” “But I don’t know how!” Ellie said. Lola chuckled. “That’s why you should be in charge.” Lola pulled out the ingredients: chicken thighs and drumsticks, onion, garlic, vinegar, soy…

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who’s helping behind t he scenes?

A lmost like magic, a lot happens behind the scenes in your community: • You move a full garbage can to the curb in the evening, and by morning it’s empty. • A new book by your favorite author gets added to the shelves at the library. • Mail appears in your mailbox. • A neighbor has a health scare, and a call to 911 speeds an ambulance to his house. Many people work together to keep our communities humming. You might encounter some of them often, such as teachers and librarians. And you may never see others, such as 911 dispatchers or early-morning delivery people. Look around throughout the day for things that have been done for you and your family by people you may not have noticed. More than likely, there’s a lot to…

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tales of cattails

The cattail is a common sight. It grows in muddy ditches and shallow marshy waters throughout much of the world. Its leaves are an inch wide and often grow to be seven feet high. A rigid stem with a brown flower spike on top is almost as tall. In spring, the flower spike grows another, lighter brown spike above it. The top spike soon breaks apart, sending pollen onto the flower spike below. Then the plant produces tiny, tightly packed seeds that have downy white hairs. When the flower spike erupts in a cloud of seeds, the little hairs catch the wind and float away.…