Crossword Puzzle (January/February 2014)

By ELIYA AHMAD, age 12 DOWN 1 A small machine used to take photographs. 2 A strong tropical storm that usually forms over a large body of relatively warm water. 3 New York City’s easternmost borough (large neighborhood). The 5Pointz building is located in this...

How Did the Panther Cross the Road?

By YUUKI REAL, age 13 Roadkill is especially devastating for endangered species, since even a few deaths can push them toward extinction. PHOTO: Adam Fagan Roadkill claims lives of an estimated one million wild animals every day in the United States, according to the...

Book Review: Sylvia & Aki

By ELEANOR HEDGES DUROY, age 11 IMAGE: Winifred Conkling Sylvia & Aki, by Winifred Conkling, takes place in Westminster, Calif., and Poston War Relocation Center, Ariz., during WWII (1941-1945). It is based on the lives of two real children, Aki Munemitsu and...