Highlights Magazine Index

June 1992
pg. 43
Creatures Nobody Has Ever Seen!
Creatures Nobody Has Ever Seen!
May 1992
pg. 4
Old Blue

Darleen Bailey Beard

Bouncing from owner to owner is no bed of roadsters
Stories (fiction)--More advanced reading
pg. 6
Spring Rain

Marchette Chute

Poetry
pg. 7
To the Editor
To the Editor (see also "Dear Highlights")
pg. 8
Good Night, Rosie

Pat McCarthy

After the lights go out, a cuddly cat is precisely the right companion.
Stories (fiction)--Easy to read
pg. 10
Goofus and Gallant
Goofus and Gallant
pg. 10
Jokes
Jokes
pg. 11
For Wee Folks
For Wee Folks
pg. 12
Star Birth

Carol Petrachenko

In the constellation Orion, a cloud of molecules the sizeof 500 suns may be getting ready to delivery a new star.
Astronomy
pg. 14
Ballet School

Mij Colson-Barnum

Hidden Pictures
pg. 15
Science Corner
salt
Science Corner
pg. 16
Charles Banks Wilson

Veda Boyd Jones

"I wasn't very good at drawing when I was a child," said Wilson. He claimed his success as an artist came from lots of practice.
Arts
pg. 18
Matching
Matching
pg. 19
People Poems
Poetry
pg. 19
Bouquet of People

Peggy O. Downey

Poetry
pg. 19
Can You Tell?

Garry Cleveland Myers Ph.D.

Poetry
pg. 19
New Friend, A

Marjorie Allen Anderson

Poetry
pg. 20
Goalpara Joins the Family

Barbara Stein

Setting the table is a real chore when your baby drinks more than 18 pints of milk a day.
Animals
pg. 22
Myrtle's Fortune

S. Jones Rogan

Sometimes, the best present arrives in an unlikely package.
Stories (fiction)--More advanced reading
pg. 24
Things to Make
Clever Gift Bags by Clare Mishica, Gift Pencil Holder by Francis Wales, Milk Cap Pendant by Olive Howie, Milk Carton Television by Helen Morris, Mother's Day Fan by Linda Bloomgren, Treasure Keeper by Kathy Everett
Crafts
pg. 26
Ashley's Treasures

Lois Szymanski

Rebus
pg. 27
Character Builder
Character Builder
pg. 27
Riddles
Riddles
pg. 28
Toshiyuki the Stonecutter

Bonnie Highsmith Taylor

Toshiyuki had his every wish fulfilled, only to learn that the last wish--the wish that takes us home--is best of all.
Fables, folktales, and legends
pg. 30
What Are Your Favorite Books?
What Are Your Favorite Books?
pg. 31
Thinking
Thinking
pg. 32
Listen to the Drummer Boy

Bernardine S. Stevens

During the American Civil War, hundreds of uniformed children--some as young as nine--drummed their older comrades onward.
History
pg. 35
Timbertoes, The

Sidney Quinn

Timbertoes, The
pg. 37
Playground in the Sky

Sally Lucas

Action Rhyme
pg. 38
Our Own Pages
Our Own Pages
pg. 40
Boodge of Bonkersville

Janette Gentry

Mr. Bangles' baying beagle is bugging the entire town.
Stories (fiction)--More advanced reading
pg. 42
Headwork
Headwork
pg. 43
Elephant Chucklers
Humor
April 1992
pg. 4
Shad with Dad

David Lubar

Alison had a mind of her own. Could there be a fish out there that shared her spirit of independence?
Stories (fiction)--More advanced reading
pg. 6
Seed, The

Aileen Fisher

Poetry
pg. 7
To the Editor
To the Editor (see also "Dear Highlights")
pg. 8
Lewis Hine: Detective with a Camera

Mayzette E. Stover

Through his photographs Lewis Hine helped to make people aware of the terrible conditions working children had to endure.
Health and Safety
pg. 10
Timbertoes, The

Sidney Quinn

Timbertoes, The
pg. 11
Thinking
Thinking
pg. 12
Visit from Cousin Eddie, A

Martha Figley

Life is never dull with Cousin Eddie around. (Of course, dull can be mighty peaceful sometimes.)
Stories (fiction)--Easy to read
pg. 14
Sailing

Kit Wray

Hidden Pictures
pg. 15
Character Builder
Character Builder
pg. 16
New Dining for Dairy Cows

Cris Peterson

What comes out is pure milk, but what has gone in to make it might surprise you.
Animals
pg. 18
You Told the Story!
Readers' contributions
pg. 19
Your Favorite Place
Readers' contributions
pg. 20
Place for Everything, A

Tamara Duncan

Rebus
pg. 21
Science Corner
oil
Science Corner
pg. 22
Honor of Ozzie O'Keefe, The

Harriett Diller

The young poet of Hatleyville tells it as he sees it.
Stories (fiction)--More advanced reading
pg. 24
Things to Make
Bunny Puppet by Sarah T. Frey, gg-to-Chick Easter Card by Kathy Ross, Mini Easter Baskets by Jan J. Van Pelt, Quackerbox Duck by Edna Harrington, Spoon Flower Place Card by Olive Howie, Windmill by Francis Wales
Crafts
pg. 26
Matching
Matching
pg. 26
Riddles
Riddles
pg. 27
For Wee Folks
For Wee Folks
pg. 28
Wilma Mankiller, Cherokee Chief

Mary Crescenzo Simons

The first woman to be so honored, Cherokee chief Wilma Mankiller is dedicated to improving the lot of her people.
American History
pg. 30
Goofus and Gallant
Goofus and Gallant
pg. 31
Lord of the Forest

Sneed B. Collard III

Safe from the logger's chain saw, a gigantic New Zealand pine is a living monument to our new concern for the environment.
Plants
pg. 32
Curious Coyote, The

Harriett Richie

The perfect match: a coyote who's not afraid to ask questions and a beaver who's not too busy to answer them!
Stories (fiction)--More advanced reading
pg. 34
Baseball Party
Party Plans
pg. 36
Once Upon a Bookshelf

Marilyn Kratz

The books can't decide which of them is the most important. Of course the dictionary has the last word.
Stories (fiction)--Easy to read
pg. 38
Our Own Pages
Our Own Pages
pg. 40
Can Rover See Red?

Jack Myers, Ph.D,

Dogs <i>can</i> distinguish among certain colors--something to think about when you buy your next leash.
Animals
pg. 41
Jokes
Jokes
pg. 42
Headwork
Headwork
March 1992
pg. 4
Stringless Harp, The

Jane K. Priewe

Sure and it takes more than one wicked troll to silence the leprechauns on St. Patrick's Day.
Stories (fiction)--More advanced reading
pg. 6
People

Charlotte Zolotow

Poetry
pg. 7
To the Editor
To the Editor (see also "Dear Highlights")
pg. 8
Boat People of Cairo, The
In Egypt, the Nile offers a place to live, a source of food, and freedom from the crowded city.
World Cultures
pg. 10
Timbertoes, The

Sidney Quinn

Timbertoes, The
pg. 11
Matching
Matching
pg. 11
Science Corner
moon
Science Corner
pg. 12
Balloon Sculpture

Tom Myers

Articles--general
pg. 14
This Little Piggy Went to Market

Charles Jordan

Hidden Pictures
pg. 16
Brave Like Mordecai

Barbara Diamond Goldin

It's Purim, and Benjy wants to dress up as someone special.
Holidays
pg. 19
Thinking
Thinking
pg. 20
Danger on the Trail

Marjorie Jorgensen

Everyone's afraid of something, and Brad learns that it's what you do in spite of your fear that matters.
Stories (fiction)--More advanced reading
pg. 22
Teaching Orangutans to Live in the Wild

Jessie Wee

Protected at last by the Malaysian government, the nimble "man of the forest" is slowly swinging back from the verge of extinction.
Animals
pg. 24
Things to Make
Bird on a nest by Matthew Stockton, Chenille-Stick Flowers by Ruth Dougherty, Egg-Carton Caterpillar by Helen Jeffries, Funny Storybook, A, by Edna Harrington, Lamb and Lion by Agnes Maddy, St. Patrick's Day Horseshoe by Twilla Lamm
Crafts
pg. 26
Catch a Little Rhyme

Eve Merriam

Poetry
pg. 26
Illustrate for Highlights!
Readers' contributions
pg. 27
Letter, The

Judith Ross Enderle

Rebus
pg. 28
Aaron Copland

Peter Jacobi

Using subjects ranging from Lincoln to Billy the Kid, Copland created very American music.
Music
pg. 30
Bean Magic

Barbara Midgley

Nobody knows for sure why plant shoots up and plant roots root down.
Plants
pg. 31
Character Builder
Character Builder
pg. 31
Jokes
Jokes
pg. 32
Moonbeam Soup

Tricia Gardella

If you've ever wondered what that extra "c" in raccoon is for, it stands for chef!
Stories (fiction)--Easy to read
pg. 34
Our Own Pages
Our Own Pages
pg. 36
Jiggla-Sniggla

Janet S. Anderson

Aunt Tessie's annual presents were "different," to say the least.
Stories (fiction)--More advanced reading
pg. 39
Goofus and Gallant
Goofus and Gallant
pg. 39
Riddles
Riddles
pg. 40
Levi's Dilemma

Marguerite Lewis

No one struck it richer during the California gold rush than a German peddler named Strauss--and without lifting a shovel!
Articles--general
pg. 41
For Wee Folks
For Wee Folks
pg. 42
Headwork
Headwork
pg. 43
Do You See What I See?
Activities
February 1992
pg. 4
Heart of a Champion

Neil C. Fitzgerald

Playing "one on one" with growing up calls for every ounce of skill Jimmy can muster.
Stories (fiction)--More advanced reading
pg. 6
How to Tell a Camel

J. Patrick Lewis

Poetry
pg. 7
To the Editor
To the Editor (see also "Dear Highlights")
pg. 8
Clarence Crumpet Cleans Ups

Heather Dancer

Clarence <i>tries</i> to keep his house tidy, but things seem to have a way of piling up on him!
Stories (fiction)--Easy to read
pg. 10
Thinking
Thinking
pg. 11
Matching
Matching
pg. 11
Riddles
Riddles
pg. 12
Dogsled for a School Bus, A

Ole Wik

Dogsled, skis, snowmobile, boat . . . north of the Arctic Circle, there are lots of ways to get to school.
Articles--general
pg. 13
You're the Chef!
Recipes
pg. 14
Queen of Hearts

Mij Colson-Barnum

Hidden Pictures
pg. 16
Freedom for the Planter

Sharon D. McGhee

In a little-known Civil War incident, a seaworthy African American slave seized the moment--and his master's ship--and sailed to freedom.
American History
pg. 18
Snowman and the Scarecrow, The

Ruth A. Sakri

Rebus
pg. 19
Goofus and Gallant
Goofus and Gallant
pg. 19
Jokes
Jokes
pg. 20
Klompen Maker, The

Ann Lenssen

A <i>female</i> klompen maker? Yes, and Dena was one of the best!
Stories (fiction)--More advanced reading
pg. 22
How Many Different Kinds of Dinosaurs Were There?

Jack Myers, Ph.D.

Dinosaurs
pg. 22
How Many Kinds of Dinosaurs Were There?

Jack Myers, Ph.D.

Perhaps as many as a thousand different kinds of dinosaurs walked the earth of 65 million years ago. Only scattered fossil bones remain.
Animals
pg. 24
For Wee Folks
For Wee Folks
pg. 25
George Washington and the Cherry Tree

Cecily Johnson

Did George Washington really cut down his father's cherry tree? Grant Wood's painting says it all.
Arts
pg. 26
Science Corner
recycling
Science Corner
pg. 27
Timbertoes, The

Sidney Quinn

Timbertoes, The
pg. 28
Free to Run

Dayton O. Hyde

Thanks to the efforts of one man, "left-over" mustangs have a home to match their unbridled spirit.
Animals
pg. 30
Sherri's Valentine

Betsy Sueltenfuss

Just who is Sherri making her special valentine for?
Holidays
pg. 32
Our Own Pages
Our Own Pages
pg. 34
Things to Make
Canned Pennies by Connie Giunta, Valentine Heart Box by Jean Vetter, Valentine Holder by Helen Jeffries, Valentine Party Hat by Dorice Moore, Valentine Worm Card by Kathy Ross, Washington Monument, The, by Garnett C. Kooker
Crafts
pg. 36
Wings on Her Feet

Pamela Depoyan

Sonja Henie skated her way into the hearts of all who saw her, in person or in the movies.
Sports
pg. 38
Wettable Rubber

Jack Myers, Ph.D.

Rubber wasn't known for liking water--until now.
Science
pg. 39
Character Builder
Character Builder
pg. 40
Trouble with Jiggs, The

Rosalie Maggio

Audrey's party was a great success until her "dog" <i>oink</i>ed!
Stories (fiction)--More advanced reading
pg. 42
Headwork
Headwork
pg. 43
Picture the World
Readers' contributions
January 1992
pg. 4
Always in Good Taste

Beth Thompson

Rowena may be "something else" when it comes to baking, but her cakes are something wonderful.
Stories (fiction)--More advanced reading
pg. 6
Penny Fiddle, The

Robert Graves

Poetry
pg. 7
To the Editor
To the Editor (see also "Dear Highlights")
pg. 8
New Year's Day

Jennifer Owings Dewey

What better New Year's companions than a family of frisky coyotes on the New Mexico prairie?
Animals
pg. 8
Sammy Lee: Five-Foot Giant

Helen Enright

This Olympic champion dived with the precision of a surgeon.
Biographical articles
pg. 10
Timbertoes, The

Sidney Quinn

Timbertoes, The
pg. 11
Science Corner
power lines
Science Corner
pg. 11
Riddles
Riddles
pg. 12
Boxfish and the Flounder, The

Marion E. Dixon

In this folktale from Polynesia, a flounder learns that it's better to be an ugly flounder, and alive, than a pretty snack for a passing shark.
Fables, folktales, and legends
pg. 14
Winter Elves

Jeri Simkus

Hidden Pictures
pg. 15
Character Builder
Character Builder
pg. 16
For Wee Folks
For Wee Folks
pg. 17
Tu B'Shevat: Israel's Arbor Day

Andrea Weiss

On Arbor Day in Israel, you can plant a tree and name it after yourself.
World Cultures
pg. 19
Matching
Matching
pg. 20
Not Forgotten

M. Donnaleen Howitt

What's that rocking horse doing in the hospital?
Stories (fiction)--More advanced reading
pg. 22
Take a Walk on the Boardwalk

Barbara Schroeder Robinson

Monopoly inventor Charles Darrow passed GO and turned his $200 into a fortune.
Articles--general
pg. 24
Things to Make
Get-Well Message by D.A. Woodliff, Jewelry for Dress-up by Kathy Everett, Recycle-a-Calendar Gift Box by Catherine Carmody, Scratch a Picture by Francis Wales, Take-Apart Giraffe by Edna Harrington
Things to Make (see also "You Can Make It!")
pg. 26
Goofus and Gallant
Goofus and Gallant
pg. 26
Jokes
Jokes
pg. 27
Hockey Challenge!

Thomas Mase

Test your knowledge of this fast-moving sport.
Quizzes
pg. 30
Right Name, The

Ruth A. Sakri

Rebus
pg. 31
Our Own Stories
Our Own Stories
pg. 32
House Thieves, The

C. Nordhielm Wooldridge

Things have come to a fine kettle of charcoal when your very <i>house</i> isn't safe from robbers!
Stories (fiction)--More advanced reading
pg. 34
Thinking
Thinking
pg. 36
Shoelace Chipmunks

Sally Walker

Tying shoes just takes practice--and a little help from a friend.
Stories (fiction)--Easy to read
pg. 38
Our Own Pages
Our Own Pages
pg. 40
Patient and Persistant "Snowflake" Bentley, The

Sandy Doten

Willie Bentley had to hold his breath while photographing delicate snowflakes, and the results are breathtaking.
Science

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