Tempra Paints

Tempra paints; Rani Simons age 6

Rani Simons is in the first grade at Germantown Friends school. Her favorite color is blue, and her favorite animal is the dolphin. She loves science, art, and music.

Taj Mahal


Nikhisha Arjun is six years old and lives with her parents in Levittown, PA. She is in first grade at Walter Miller Elementary School. She loves to paint, draw, and read books. She recently won a school mural competition and has been previously published for her paintings. When she grows up, she wants to be an artist and a scientist.

Construction Paper Medium



Devi Simons is in the second grade at Germantown Friends School. Her favorite color is violet, and she enjoys reading about Greek mythology. She loves art, music, and science. Her favorite thing to do is read.

I am an Oak Tree

I am an oak tree.
Big, bold, tall, kind, your best friend.
Child, look after me.

Caroline is 11 years old and a student in the fifth grade at Tatem Elementary School in Collingswood, New Jersey. When Caroline gets older, she hopes to be a scientist or a veterinarian. Her advice for writers and artists young and old: mistakes are not always the end. They are the bloom of new ideas.