I love LEGO! LEGO is an art form to me. With your imagination, you can build whatever you want. It helps me grow and use my brain to think. I also like to draw out my ideas and then build them.

I have a lot of LEGO bricks and sets and my most recent build was the LEGO® Nintendo Entertainment Center. My mom and I went to the LEGO store at the mall and bought it. The set cost over $200. It came in a huge box with lots of different bags inside that were numbered and two big booklets.

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 It’s coming soon! Lots of weather change, wind, rain, flooding and dust storms are coming our way. It’s almost time for monsoon in Arizona.

Meteorologist Royal Norman grew up liking weather. “My family and I would go to the garage and watch the weather,” he says.

During the monsoon, our rain pattern changes and monsoons come from the south according to Norman. “There are 14 different monsoons in the world. There is a famous one in India,” says Norman.

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 The 2021 Summer Reading Program with Maricopa County Reads runs June 1 through Aug. 1. Every year, I participate in the program with my little sister, Story, and we like to compete on who can read the most by the end of the summer. Even my mother will read huge books and participate in the summer program. We love doing the summer reading program as a family and winning cool prizes.

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 Recently Young Reporters had the chance to meet Arizona artist Joe Pagac. One of Pagac’s notable artworks is the Whale Mural in central Tucson. Pagac has also painted libraries, building walls, and even Instagram worthy backgrounds that you can pose with! At Kirk-Bear Canyon Library, Pagac painted a mural around the building, and changed styles. Part of it is realistic, and part is painted like how a child would.

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 You’ve probably read the famous books “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” and “Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?” and probably know the author who wrote these books. His art is distinctive, recognizable at the first sight of the illustrations.

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 Marathon runner Don Muchow made history by being the first person to run from Disneyland to Walt Disney World. Muchow, 59, has Type 1 diabetes and decided to run to raise money and bring awareness for Type 1 diabetes.

Muchow began his journey on Feb. 1, 2020. He planned to spend 90 days running, but the COVID-19 pandemic stopped him in his tracks–twice.

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 Have you ever seen a Western Screech Owl? We sure have. Our class had a wild St. Patrick’s Day when Liberty Wildlife, whose mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and release, came to visit Prenda Microschool, located at the Compass Church in Chandler. Liberty Wildlife’s volunteers, Doris and Leslie, came with several birds of prey.

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