Book Review: Heat

Heat by Mike Lupica You know that kid in Little League who can throw what seems like 800 miles per hour? Michael Arroyo, the lead character in Mike Lupica’s book Heat, is that kid. Michael, a young Cuban boy growing up in the Bronx, lives in the shadows of Yankee...

Book Review: The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

By NORA MILLER The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares is a story of four friends who spend their first summer apart. Sharing a pair of “magic” pants which they mail to each other, one girl leaves for soccer camp, one visits her father and his new...

Book Review: Chew On This

By LUCINE KASBARIAN Chew On This: Everything You Don’t Want To Know About Fast Food by Eric Schlosser & Charles Wilson Did you know that if you take the 13 million hamburgers that Americans eat every year and put them in a straight line, they could circle...

Try this Eggsperiment

By HARRIET VENDER Take a raw egg and put it in a glass. Cover the egg with vinegar. Look at it a couple hours later and you will see bubbles all over the outside of the egg. This is a chemical reaction. The vinegar combines with the molecules of the egg shell to form...

Try a Street Game: Boxball

By Indykids Staff Boxball is like a small version of tennis or ping-pong played on the sidewalk. All you need is a rubber ball and two sidewalk squares. Each player defends his square. The lines around the concrete define the court, and the seam between the two...