Highlights Magazine Index

June 2007
pg. 18
Keeping Your Cool When the Heat Is On

Marty Kaminsky

Six top athletes give good advice about keeping cool under pressure.
Biographical articles
pg. 20
Dino Days (formerly Dinosaur Days)

Don Lessem

Don Lessem answers readers' questions about the Dinosaur Age, and a reader contributes artwork.
Animals
pg. 21
Thinking
Thinking
pg. 22
From Sea to Shining Sea

Lori Mortensen

This family's cat saves their Trip of a Lifetime.
Stories (fiction)--More advanced reading
pg. 24
Your Own Pages (formerly Our Own Pages)
Our Own Pages
pg. 26
Windmills Fixed the Floods!

Carmen Bredeson

Learn why windmills remain an important part of the history and landscape of Holland.
Environment
pg. 28
Check . . . and Double Check

Martin Filchock

Check . . . and Double Check
pg. 28
Science Letters
launching a spacecraft into space
Readers' contributions
pg. 29
Hero, The

Betty Erickson

Rebus
pg. 30
Bumblebee Ballplayers?

James M. Janik

How can Jared convince the team to wear their new uniforms?
Sports, stories about (fiction)
pg. 32
Crafts (formerly Crafts You Can Make)
Cardboard-Box Village by Edna Harrington, Trinket Bracelet by Marie E. Cecchini, Father's Day Photo Holder by Linda Bloomgren, Puzzle Box by Jean Kuhn, Bookmark People by Julia Sherman, Octopus Pal by Chris Johnson
Activities
pg. 34
When Jean Forgot to Say "When"

Catherine Stier

It's not wise to daydream when your hostess pours cream.
Poetry
pg. 36
You Told the Story!
Readers' contributions
pg. 38
Riddles
Humor
pg. 38
Your Best Self (formerly Character Builder)
Character Builder
pg. 39
BrainPlay (formerly Headwork)
Headwork
pg. 40
Paperweight Magic

Carol Baldwin

How does Paul Stankard create intricate works of art in glass?
Arts
pg. 42
Dear Highlights
dealing with name-calling classmates, being afraid of bugs, sending contest entries late, quitting piano lessons
Dear Highlights (previously "To the Editor")
pg. 43
Picture Puzzler
Activities
May 2007
pg. 2
Fun This Month (formerly Almanac)
Activities
pg. 5
Cactus Hotel, The

Mona Hodgson

Poetry
pg. 6
Goofus and Gallant
Goofus and Gallant
pg. 7
Make It for Mom!

Marie E. Cecchini

Use real flowers to create these Mother's Day gifts.
Activities
pg. 8
Nakai's Pangolin

Cecil Dzwowa

A twelve-year-old boy from Zimbabwe, Africa, was lucky enough to find a rare and endangered animal.
Animals
pg. 10
Dino Days (formerly Dinosaur Days)

Don Lessem

Don Lessem answers readers' questions about the Dinosaur Age, and a reader contributes artwork.
Animals
pg. 10
I wonder . . . (formerly Science Corner)
how concrete is made
Science
pg. 11
Thinking
Thinking
pg. 12
Cartwheels and Butterflies

Eileen Spinelli

Emily discovers that her talents are appreciated.
Stories (fiction)--Easy to read
pg. 15
Birthday Poem

Eileen Spinelli

Poetry
pg. 15
Jokes
Humor
pg. 16
Ask Arizona: The King of Svendoolia?

Lissa Rovetch

Arizona and the twins solve their "no mail" blues.
Stories (fiction)--More advanced reading
pg. 18
Matching
Matching
pg. 19
Creatures Nobody Has Ever Seen!
Creatures Nobody Has Ever Seen!
pg. 20
Crafts (formerly Crafts You Can Make)
Music Maker by Susan S. Erb ,"Smiling" Chocolates by Edna Harrington, Stationery Case by Olive Howie, Get-Well Banner by Marie E. Cecchini ,One, Two, Three, Launch! Game by Jean Kuhn
pg. 22
How to Catch a Horse

Will Doig

When the author's horse ran off, a girl in Lesotho, Africa, knew just what to do.
Animals
pg. 24
Timbertoes, The

Marileta Robinson

Timbertoes, The
pg. 25
Science Letters

Jack Myers, Ph.D.

turtles' shells, how the Earth makes oil, daddy longlegs
Animals
pg. 26
Run-Out Rick

Ann Treacy

Rick is famous for running out of things, but once, just once, he lucked out.
Stories (fiction)--More advanced reading
pg. 28
Stream

Pat Lessie

Rebus
pg. 29
"Test" Your Funny Bone
Humor
pg. 30
Twenty-four Hours Before the Mast

Elisabeth Deffner

Fifth-graders learn firsthand what it was like to be a sailer on a tall ship in the nineteenth century.
Adventure
pg. 32
Nature Watch (firefly)
From the Roger Tory Peterson Institute; firefly
Insects
pg. 33
Bear Family, The
Bear Family, The
pg. 34
I Got It Right!

Katharine Folkes

A duckling finally finds the right words with the right critters.
Stories (fiction)--Easy to read
pg. 38
Sylvia, Tree Dancer

Paul Hetzler

This girl figures out how to rescue herself from a precarious tree-climbing situation.
Stories (fiction)--More advanced reading
pg. 40
BrainPlay (formerly Headwork)
Headwork
pg. 41
Riddles
Humor
pg. 41
Stone Soup: A Swedish Folktale
With just a stone and a little cooperation from some villagers, a hungry traveler manages to make delicious soup for everyone.
Fables, folktales, and legends
pg. 41
Your Best Self (formerly Character Builder)
Character Builder
pg. 42
Dear Highlights
being afraid of the dark, becoming a scientist, dealing with a pestering friend, bossy friend at school, messy hair in the morning
Dear Highlights (previously "To the Editor")
pg. 43
Picture Puzzler
Activities
April 2007
pg. 2
Fun This Month (formerly Almanac)
Activities
pg. 5
Matzo Ball Soup

Douglas Florian

Poetry
pg. 6
Ask Arizona: Bedbug Battles

Lissa Rovetch

Arizona's little brother, Tex, gives her good advice about handling nightmares.
Stories (fiction)--More advanced reading
pg. 8
Goofus and Gallant
Goofus and Gallant
pg. 9
Seeing the <i>Last Supper</i> for the First Time

Carolyn P. Yoder

Learn about a famous painting by Leonardo da Vinci.
Arts
pg. 10
Lucy's Puppy

Kurt Daniel Lavender

Lucy's brother and his friends think they have a perfect name for the new puppy--until they find out it's a girl.
Stories (fiction)--Easy to read
pg. 12
Dino Days (formerly Dinosaur Days)

Don Lessem

Don Lessem answers a reader's question about the Dinosaur Age, and a reader contirbutes artwork.
Animals
pg. 13
April Foolery
What better way to enjoy April Fools' Day than with an upside-down, turned-around backward celebration?
Activities
pg. 14
Sack Race

Olivia Cole

Hidden Pictures
pg. 15
April Snow

Vijaya Khisty Bodach

Poetry
pg. 15
Jokes
Humor
pg. 16
What Dinosaurs Left Behind

Melissa Stewart

Fossil footprints led two boys to an important discovery.
Animals
pg. 18
Science Letters

Jack Myers, Ph.D.

breaking glass with a loud, high voice
Readers' contributions
pg. 19
Best Easter Basket Ever, The

Marilyn Kratz

Sara's outdoor flowerpot has an Easter surprise.
Stories (fiction)--Easy to read
pg. 22
Day in the Life of a Zookeeper, A

Kimberleigh M. Briggs

Workers at the San Antonio Zoo describe how they care for the animals.
Animals
pg. 24
Sticker Story

Angela L. Fox

Rebus
pg. 25
Thinking
Thinking
pg. 26
Apple-Pie Monster, The

Karen L. Kessler

The townspeople have run out of apples, but the monster demands an apple pie every day . . . who can help?
Stories (fiction)--More advanced reading
pg. 28
Animal Storm

Tim Roland

Poetry
pg. 29
Shamus, Megan, and Molly Carroll
During Fire Prevention Week, these Gallant Kids came up with an escape plan for their family--then used it successfully when a fire started at their home.
Biographical articles
pg. 30
Crafts (formerly Crafts You Can Make)
Giraffe Pencil Holder by Edna Harrington, Message Minder by Jean Kuhn, Tabletop Egg Hunt by Debbie Swanson, Easter Basket by Melanie Henry, Finger-Puppet Zoo by Susan S. Erb, Home Design by Linda Walker
Activities
pg. 32
Dance of a Thousand Years

Judith Dickerman-Nelson

Young women in Lowell, Massachusetts, learn and perform the traditional dances of their Cambodian culture.
Performing Arts
pg. 34
Riddles
Humor
pg. 34
Tongue Twisters
Readers' contributions
pg. 34
Your Best Self (formerly Character Builder)
Character Builder
pg. 35
Timbertoes, The

Marileta Robinson

Timbertoes, The
pg. 36
Bear Hits a Home Run

Clare Mishica

Bear follows everyone's good advice. Why can't he hit the ball?
Stories (fiction)--Easy to read
pg. 38
BrainPlay (formerly Headwork)
Headwork
pg. 39
Matching
Matching
pg. 39
Oak Hotel, The

Clare Mishica

Poetry
pg. 40
Night Watch

Jay Heale

Alan volunteers for night watch at the wildlife-conservation camp--can he overcome his fear?
Stories (fiction)--More advanced reading
pg. 42
Dear Highlights
worrying, publishing a letter to the <i>Highlights</i> editor, girls playing boys' games, training a dog that barks too much
Dear Highlights (previously "To the Editor")
pg. 43
Picture Puzzler
Activities
March 2007
pg. 2
Fun This Month (formerly Almanac)
Activities
pg. 6
Ask Arizona: Keeping Secrets

Lissa Rovetch

Arizona learns to respect her friend's privacy.
Stories (fiction)--More advanced reading
pg. 8
Goofus and Gallant
Goofus and Gallant
pg. 10
Do You Speak Prairie Dog?

Cheryl M. Reifsnyder Ph.D.

Scientists have shown that prairie dogs' alarm calls give specific information to identify their enemies.
Animals
pg. 12
Timbertoes, The

Marileta Robinson

Timbertoes, The
pg. 13
Fly on the Windshield

Angela L. Fox

After watching a fly cling to the windshield for several miles, this boy realizes he can be just as determined about passing a math test.
Stories (fiction)--More advanced reading
pg. 14
Ready for the Pitch

Sally Springer

Hidden Pictures
pg. 15
Jokes
Humor
pg. 15
No Nap!

Tanya Seale

Poetry
pg. 16
How to Shoot a Basketball

Anthony F. Stump

Once you get your form right, parctice, practice, practice!
Sports
pg. 18
Science Letters

Jack Myers, Ph.D.

why astronauts wear white suits, how fingernails grow, what makes erasers erase
Readers' contributions
pg. 19
Thinking
Thinking
pg. 22
Goose Says Good-Bye

Debra Friedland Katz

Only Owl knows why Goose will be flying north.
Stories (fiction)--Easy to read
pg. 24
Tallest Kid in the Lunch Line, The

Caren McNelly McCormack

Learn why twelve-year-old George Otieno of Kenya is happy to be in school, even though his classmates are preschoolers.
World Cultures
pg. 28
Matching
Matching
pg. 29
Bear Family, The

Marianne Mitchell

Bear Family, The
pg. 30
Crafts (formerly Crafts You Can Make)
Ladybug Pouch by Marie E. Cecchini, Hanging Trinket Holder by Cheryl M. Reifsnyder, Mini Greenhouse by Jean Kuhn, Parachute by Cory Ann Derr, Name That . . .! Game by Tonya Grant, "Buzzy" Bees Play Set by Edna Harrington
Activities
pg. 32
Digger and Dander

Wendi Silvano

These friends thought they had a perfect plan to earn money.
Stories (fiction)--Easy to read
pg. 34
Dino Days (formerly Dinosaur Days)

Don Lessem

Don Lessem answers readers' questions about the Dinosaur Age, and a reader contributes artwork.
Animals
pg. 34
I wonder . . . (formerly Science Corner)
lions' manes
Animals
pg. 35
Stung Again!
Activities
pg. 36
Obento: Art in a Lunchbox

Teresa V. Mitchum

In Japan, schoolkids' lunches are good to eat and good to look at.
World Cultures
pg. 38
Riddles
Humor
pg. 38
Your Best Self (formerly Character Builder)
Character Builder
pg. 39
BrainPlay (formerly Headwork)
Headwork
pg. 40
Legend of Giants Causeway, The

Kellie McInerney

Mrs. McCool's quick thinking prevents a battle between her husband and his age-old Scottish enemy.
Fables, folktales, and legends
pg. 42
Dear Highlights
daydreaming while studying, missing a brother at college, friends who play and leave a mess, spending and saving money
Dear Highlights (previously "To the Editor")
pg. 43
Picture Puzzler
Activities
February 2007
pg. 2
Fun This Month (formerly Almanac)
Activities
pg. 5
Snowman Sniffles

N. M. Bodecker

Poetry
pg. 6
Goofus and Gallant
Goofus and Gallant
pg. 7
Matching
Matching
pg. 7
When Waffles Are Awful

Shelly Becker

Poetry
pg. 8
Capturing Unicorns

Tim Myers

Can the young messenger help a great sculptor create a statue for the king?
Stories (fiction)--More advanced reading
pg. 10
Dino Days (formerly Dinosaur Days)

Don Lessem

Don Lessem answers readers' questions about the Dinosaur Age, and a reader contributes artwork.
Animals
pg. 10
I wonder . . . (formerly Science Corner)
recycling plastic bottles
Environment
pg. 12
When Do Monkeys Talk?

Sharon T. Pochron Ph.D.

A scientist discovered that monkeys can control the sounds they make--they seem to know when to keep quiet and when to call in the family.
Animals
pg. 12
When Do Monkeys Talk?

Sharon T. Pochron Ph.D.

A scientist discovered that monkeys can control the sounds they make--they seem to know when to keep quiet and when to call in the family.
Animals
pg. 14
Beboppin' in the Barn

Susan Dahlman

Hidden Pictures
pg. 15
Jokes
Humor
pg. 15
Make a Yummy Ladybug Snack

Lyn Sirota

Activities
pg. 16
Ask Arizona: A Serious Case of Stress-itus

Lissa Rovetch

Arizona shares tips for handling test stress.
Stories (fiction)--More advanced reading
pg. 18
Nature Watch (gray wolf)
From the Roger Tory Peterson Institute; gray wolf
Animals
pg. 19
Thinking
Thinking
pg. 20
My Sister Snores

Shannon Hitchcock

What can Jessica do about her sister's snoring?
Stories (fiction)--Easy to read
pg. 22
Dental-Floss Fish, The

Craig Stevens

The Hawaiian cleaner wrasse gets its food by cleaning other fish.
Animals
pg. 28
Snip-Snip Valentine

Marie Helen Turner

Eric finds a new way to make a valentine for his mother.
Stories (fiction)--Easy to read
pg. 29
Hannah Taylor

Anne Renaud

This Gallant Kid's Ladybug Foundation has raised more than $500,000 for homeless shelters in Canada.
Biographical articles
pg. 30
Crafts (formerly Crafts You Can Make)
Skunk Storage Container by Edna Harrington, Shoelace-Brush Art by Vera Gardner, Eraser Art by Victoria Groves, Guitar by Judy L. Forney, Spinning Top by Jean Kuhn, Message Holder by Cory Ann Derr, Mini Animal Puppets by Marie E. Cecchini
Activities
pg. 32
Touch a Star

Tricia Mathison

Rebus
pg. 33
Riddles
Humor
pg. 33
Your Best Self (formerly Character Builder)
Character Builder
pg. 37
Timbertoes, The

Marileta Robinson

Timbertoes, The
pg. 38
BrainPlay (formerly Headwork)
Headwork
pg. 39
Science Letters

Jack Myers, Ph.D

yellow Moon, chickens' eggs
Animals
pg. 40
Money Tells a Story

Carol Baldwin

An African American artist wondered why Confederate money would show happy, smiling slaves at work.
pg. 42
Dear Highlights
siblings who fight over the family cat, friends who tease, eating healthy foods, <i>Highlights</i> Founders
Dear Highlights (previously "To the Editor")
pg. 43
Picture Puzzler
Activities
January 2007
pg. 2
Fun This Month (formerly Almanac)
Activities
pg. 6
Ask Arizona: Tale of Broken Tune

Lissa Rovetch

Arizona discovers that a singing voice can be improved.
Stories (fiction)--More advanced reading
pg. 8
Patriotic Pizza

Karin Gaspartich

Learn how pizza became a popular food and make a mini pizza of your own.
Activities
pg. 10
Goofus and Gallant
pg. 11
Where's Ralph the Mouse?

Joan Stevenson

Help this girl find a missing pet.
Activities
pg. 12
Nathan's Pet Snails

Sarah C. Campbell

Nathan solved a mystery about snails.
pg. 15
Jokes
Humor
pg. 16
You're the Cartoonist!
Readers' contributions

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