Friday, December 24, 2010

Happy Holidays from Amazing Kids!

Happy Holidays!

Amazing Kids! would like to take this opportunity to send out a warm thank you to all of our followers. We are so appreciative of your unending support in 2010, and we look forward to an even more amazing 2011!

- The Amazing Kids! Team

Friday, September 17, 2010

Amazing Kids! Adora Svitak Interviewed on Weekday on KUOW, Seattle, about tomorrow's TEDx Redmond event

It's almost here...TEDx Redmond is tomorrow! Listen to Amazing Kids! Reporter and September Amazing Kid! of the Month Adora Svitak, the event organizer, speaking on KUOW, the NPR affiliate radio station in Seattle!  She was interviewed this morning by Weekday show host Steve Sher, along with several other amazing kids who will be speaking at the event.

Free seats still available for tomorrow's (Sat. Sept. 18) TEDxRedmond conference! Sign up on the event website!

Check out the KUOW website to read about, and listen to the prerecorded Weekday interview with Adora and other amazing kids who will be appearing at tomorrow's TEDx Redmond:
Young People With Big Ideas

Looking forward to seeing you there! :-)

The Amazing Kids! Team

Monday, September 06, 2010

Amazing Kids! Named in ALA’s Top 25 Sites!

The American Library Association (ALA) oversees all of the libraries in the United States. Library resources are not only limited to books, but include websites as well. And so, every year the ALA makes a list of the top websites for young people ranging from birth to 14 years old. These websites are outstanding in both concept and content.

We are pleased to announce that out of the many, many websites on the web, Amazing Kids! has been chosen as one of the 2010 Great Websites for Kids. We are extremely honored that the ALA has taken such notice of Amazing Kids! We are especially grateful to all of our Amazing Kids! supporters for continually spreading the word about our cause.

Not only have we been listed as a top site for kids (pre-k through middle school grades), but we also got a cool badge to show for it!

Thank you again for all of your support!

The Amazing Kids! Team

P.S. Check out the entire listing here:

Friday, September 03, 2010

Amazing Kids! Online Magazine September 2010 issue is live!

Happy Back-to-School, everyone! We hope you all had a fun summer. Looking for some fall reading fun? Look no further than the September issue of the Amazing Kids! Online Magazine, "News! Read All About It"!

Read fascinating interviews with professional journalists, and kids journalists alike. Check out the yummy kid-suggested recipes in our CookNook section, and view some stunning photography and artwork created by some amazing young artists. So much to see, we couldn't possibly cover it all in this blog, so you'll have to see for yourself:

Do you have a favorite article from this issue? We'd love to hear from you! You can email Sean, our new Student editor, at:  Enjoy!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Hollywood Bowl Giveaway Winner Announced!

Not too long ago, we announced that the Hollywood Bowl offered two tickets for the LA Philharmonic Tchaikovsky Fireworks Spectacula for an Amazing Kids! giveaway. Entrants in the sweepstakes contest had to answer the question: "Who are the two winners of the 2nd Annual Launch My Dream! T-Shirt Design Contest and what are their dreams that Amazing Kids! will be helping to launch in the coming weeks and months?"

Like most of you already know, the answer was-- 6-year-old Thalia Bernard of Lafayette, Lousiana whose dream is ‘Hope for Haiti’s Children” and 9-year-old Remmi Smith of Tulsa, Oklahoma whose dream is “Healthy Kids”!

We are pleased to announce that Aya Horiguchi has won our contest, and we hope that she enjoys the show!

The Amazing Kids Team

Monday, August 16, 2010

Amazing Kids! Reporter Adora Svitak to host TEDx Redmond Conference

Past Amazing Kids! of the Month
Jordan Romero and Zach Veach Featured Speakers

 Amazing Kids! is proud to announce that one of our very own Amazing Kids! Reporters, 12 year old Adora Svitak, is hosting TEDx Redmond, the first-ever all-kids TEDx conference on September 18 in Redmond, Washington!  And if you're a kid or teen between the ages of 10 and 15, and will be in the Redmond, Washington area on September 18, you're invited to attend TEDx Redmond for FREE!

Adora is an internationally-acclaimed author, educator and speaker who has appeared on national news shows like CNN, and national talk shows like Oprah and Good Morning, America.  Adora was the youngest person to speak at the annual TED conference in Long Beach, California (

TED conferences are amazing events that bring together the top luminaries and thinkers of the day to hold talks on a vast array of topics.  You can view every TED speech ever given for FREE on the website!)

TEDx conferences like the one Adora is organizing are independently organized TED events.  The exciting difference about this TEDx conference is that it will feature only kids and teens as the speakers!

Amazing Kids! has been helping Adora and her mother Joyce line up some of our past Amazing Kids! of the Month to join them as speakers, including now 14 year-old Jordan Romero, the youngest person ever to climb Mt. Everest (check out our interview with Jordan) and 15 year old Zach Veach, Oprah's spokeskid for her "No Phone Zone" and an Andretti Autosport race car driver (Zach was our July Amazing Kid! of the Month).

Simply visit the TEDx Redmond website and click on "Attend" to register:

If you can't attend, not to worry, as you will be able to visit the TEDx Redmond website after the event to watch videos of all of the talks from the event.

For more information, send an email to:

Friday, August 13, 2010

Amazing Kids!' Hollywood Bowl Ticket Giveaway!

Calling all Southern Californians! Love music? Love fireworks? Then Amazing Kids! has a ticket giveaway for you!

We’re holding a sweepstakes contest for all of our So Cal music lovers who are able to answer the question below. Each individual that answers the question and e-mails it to us at will be entered in a drawing for an amazing prize: 2 tickets to see the world-famous Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl. The LA Philharmonic will be performing their acclaimed Tchaikovsky Spectacular with fireworks, an annual Bowl tradition!

The question is:

"Who are the two winners of the 2nd Annual Launch My Dream! T-Shirt Design Contest and what are their dreams that Amazing Kids! will be helping to launch in the coming weeks and months?"

*Hint* We’ve been tweeting, blogging, and facebooking about these two amazing girls over the past couple of weeks!

Email us at:

Hurry and send us your answer! The Amazing Kids!' Hollywood Bowl Ticket Giveway ends on
Wednesday August 18th, at 5pm!

How to Purchase Tickets:

For families who still wish to see the show, but who don't win the tickets, you can purchase tickets for the August 20 and 21st performance on the Hollywood Bowl website at:

Here are the details:

LA Phil Presents Tchaikovsky Spectacular with Fireworks

August 20-21, 8:30pm at the Hollywood Bowl

Featured Artists:

Los Angeles Philharmonic

Bramwell Tovey, conductor

Baiba Skride, violin

USC Trojan Marching Band, Dr. Arthur C. Bartner, director

Tchaikovsky and fireworks – a beloved Hollywood Bowl tradition! This year’s spectacular features the great Russian composer’s Violin Concerto, as well as the 1812 Overture complete with roaring cannon and blazing pyrotechnics.

For tickets and information, visit

Good luck and happy listening!

The Amazing Kids! Team

P.S. If you’re a Southern Californian and you didn’t hear about this Giveaway via e-mail, that means you aren’t on our mailing list. Subscribe today by visiting!