I think the last day of school is sad. A lot of people like it. "No more pencils, no more books. No more teachers dirty looks." A lot of people say that. See you next year, school.
Natalie, Age 7
Hey, Natalie. When I was growing up, I also used to get a little sad when school was ending. But I felt better when I realized I could keep learning new things during the summer!

Guess what?I have a friend from Puerto RicoπŸ˜„! Her name is Kamilla. We went to school together!πŸ˜„ How cool is that?!
Phoebe, Age 8
That's pretty cool, Phoebe. Did you talk about the recent news from Puerto Rico with Kamilla? You can share with her the election results!

The news article about 219 new planets found was great. Can you write more about space? It is my favorite subject in NOM. No. Actually my favorite is the wacky weeks. But anyway please put more news articles about space. Space is cool.
Herman, Age 8
I love space too, Herman! I promise to do LOTS of space news! πŸ”­ (And we'll always do a Wacky Week story!

Hi Russ, my grandpa can make a owl out of bamboo. The Art of Bamboo article was great, even better because Ryan was actually there. Great job!! I hope to see more articles about bamboo!! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ™‚
McCarthyK033, Age 10
Hi! I'll make sure to keep an eye out for more bamboo news. If you see anything, be sure to let me know!

I feel bad for a refugees. And most of all Syria people. I hope all of them can come back to their homes. Also I am glad I am not a refugee.
Mathew, Age 7
I feel badly as well, Matthew. I also hope they can return home before long. 🏠

I feel sad for the refugees who are forced to leave their homes and flee into the unknown. They don't know if they will be accepted. Thank you for writing this article.
Nilax, Age 9
Hey, Nilax. Thanks for reading. I also feel sad for the people on our planet who must escape danger where they live.

Hi Russ! I watched the Cars 3 movie on Fathers Day! I asked my dad if he would see it and he was fine with it. I thought the movie was really good!
Megan, Age 10
What an awesome dad, Megan! It's nice that you got to spend the day with him. And I hope to see the new Cars really soon!

I have cerebral palsy. I cant walk right. I'm having surgery on Monday. I love the waterpark idea.
Camille O, Age 12
Good luck with your surgery, Camille. I also love the waterpark idea. What an awesome place!

Can u write more about every kind of sport because i do all of them! I do tennis, softball, basketball, baseball, and hockey! Oops!! Forgot soccer!!! ⚽️ And horse riding!!πŸ‡πŸ½ And also please write more about famous singers!!! I πŸ’– hearing about them!!!🎀🎀🎀🎧🎧🎧🎹🎹🎹🎷🎺🎸🎻🎻🎸🎺🎷
Patricia, Age 2016
Thanks for telling me what to write about, Patricia. It helps us! In the next edition we will cover a sport we've never written about before! Can you guess what it will be?

Hi Russ! This app is super helpful for my summer reading and my knowledge! I get to learn about super cool things like presidents, bamboo art, famous landmarks, and other really cool things! Everyone should get this app!
Mischa, Age 10
I'm glad we could help with your summer reading, Mischa! We do try to make the topics really fun and interesting. Let us know what else you enjoy reading about! (And tell your friends!) 😎

I think it's amazing that someone can solve a Rubik's cube 1,010 times while riding a bike. My cousin can solve a Rubik's cube in 20 seconds.
Kate, Age 11
I think it's pretty amazing too, Kate! And your cousin sounds pretty great at solving the puzzle as well!

I am Saksham and would like to comment that news o matic is helping me a lot with my general knowledge and is very interesting. Thank you for creating a website like this.
Saksham, Age 11
You are very welcome, Saksham! I am glad that we can make interesting texts for you to read and help you learn. I hope you read all summer long!

I am from Malta. My village is St. Venera. I am 9 years old and my hobby is fishing.
Gilbert, Age 9
Hello, Gilbert! Thanks for telling me about your village in Malta. My son is also 9 and loves fishing! 🎣

I'm happy you put up something about the Middle East cuz that's where I live! Egypt is really nice to give Saudi Arabia stuff! I hope i see more stuff about the Middle Eastern part of the world! ~😺😸😺😸😺😸~
BurritoSauce23, Age 15
I promise to write more about the Middle East. We do a lot of article from that part of the world. Check back every day to see! 🌍

Howdy there Russ. The bamboo art is so cool! Can you do an article on new inventions? I love engineering. I want to see what's new with engineering.
LUKE Z, Age 10
Howdy, Luke! I'm glad you liked that story. Yes, I promise to do more invention stories. I love engineering too!

Hi, Russ. I am really sad right now... you guys never pick my drawings. I'm trying really hard, but nothing. Can you please pick one of my drawings? Thank you! 😒πŸ˜₯πŸ˜ͺ 😎
Juliana, Age 8
Hey, Juliana. Don't get discouraged! There are a lot of drawings that come into our News Room. Keep checking and I promise you will see a post soon!

Hi, Russ! I just read "Racing for 24 hours and I have a question: If there is 60 cars, is there 60 car companies in the race, or do the car companies each have multiple cars racing?
Mason , Age 10
Great question, Mason! No, there are not 60 car companies. Many companies have multiple cars. Porsche has four. There are 11 Ferraris! 🚘🚘🚘🚘🚘🚘🚘🚘🚘🚘🚘

News o matic is so πŸ˜€. I like government arcticles. Please add more!
Suhrith, Age 8
I hear you, Suhrith! You can always count on News-O-Matic to keep you updated on politics around the world.

I wanted both teams to win the NBA finals. My brother wanted the Warriors to win. I started off wanting the Cavaliers to win, then it halftime of the game I changed teams.
Camille O, Age 12
Too bad the NBA couldn't have co-champions. The Warriors and Cavaliers were the two best teams in the league. But the Warriors played better in the Finals. πŸ€

Hi Russ, my parents want me to read a news article every night and talk about it at the dinner table! πŸ™ƒ
Eva, Age 10
That's great, Eva! Let me know which articles you talk about with them!

Do you know where the picture of "Flowing Pattern" is Russ? We couldn't find it in the bamboo article. 😯
Lindsey, Age 0
Hey Lindsey! It's on the front page of News-O-Matic! You can read about the piece if you tap on the "Fact."

How are there three drivers in the Le Mans race?
Patrick, Age 11
Hey, Patrick! Each car has a team of three drivers. Only one person drives the car at a time. When that person is tired, they let another member of the team drive!

I read the article about the congressman shot. Do you remember the girl who made a lemonade stand and got eleven thousand dollars? She donated it all to the cops that was amazing.
Matthew, Age 7
Yes, I remember Payton! She was our 2016 News-O-Matic Kid of the Year, in fact! I think she's awesome.

The Pandora thing at Disney World looks so cool! Unfortunetly, I can't go this year because the lines are HUGE!
Lily, Age 11
Haha, Lily! I kind of enjoy long lines. It makes the ride THAT MUCH sweeter! Plus, you get extra time to talk with people.

Please put more fathers day stuff!
Aurora, Age 9
Don't worry, Aurora! We will have a special article soon about animal dads!

I can't believe Puerto Rico wants to become a state! That means a whole new flag! I can't wait for summer! We have to wait until Friday!πŸ˜‚ I will be reading News-O-Matic all summer long! Yay! Thanks for reading, and please respond! πŸ˜€πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ
Adelle, Age 10
It's true! If Puerto Rico becomes state #51, the U.S. flag will have to change! I'm SO glad you'll keep reading in the summer. Yay indeed!

I support that you are writing about more diverse animals such as horses and pandas instead of just dogs and cats. But could you write about chickens as well? The chicken is growing in popularity, and more and more areas are starting to allow them. I think that they are amazing!
Lois J, Age 11
What a great idea, Lois! Do you have chickens? Do any readers? Maybe they can share what it's like to have pet chickens! 🐣

Hi Russ! I am Isabelle and I really LOVED the horse article.I really like horses. I go riding once a week!
Isabelle, Age 9
Hey, Isabelle. Horses are amazing creatures! You are very lucky to go riding often. 🐴

I love the MSC cruise line! They're my favorite! I love that everyone speaks different languages, hope I can go. Thanks for getting me excited about the new cruise ship πŸ˜„
Aubrey, Age 10
You're welcome, Aubrey! I am happy if I can get readers excited about any topic. I hope to ride on the new cruise ship one day too! 🚒

I saw your article about that pandora thing. It's pretty kewl! It inspired me to make epic art because the start of the article is like a glitched out mountain which looks cool. Keep up the kewl work!
β˜„Trinity S🍬, Age 10
I love that our article inspired you, Trinity! I agree that the Pandora park in Florida is pretty "kewl!" I can't wait to see your epic art one day.

Hi Russ. My picture has never been chosen beforeπŸ˜•, so I am determined to make a good enough note to send to you.☺I really hope you choose one of my pictures or notes sometime.☺😊.
Sarah, Age 10
I love all your drawings, Sarah! 🎨 It really looks like you've been working hard. Keep checking the News Room. Maybe one will be featured soon!

Russ i have a question. If we accept Porto Ricos invite to be a state will we have to make a new flag? πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈThat was my question. ThanksπŸ˜€
😍Alli😍🌸, Age 10
Great question, Alli. Yes! In fact, there will be a whole story about the U.S. flag about that. Be sure to read "Happy Birthday, U.S. Flag" in Edition 1207.

Hi Russ I cant believe that Rafa won the French Open for the tenth time! I love Rafa. πŸŽ‡πŸ˜‚πŸ˜±πŸ˜±πŸŽΎπŸ₯‡
Andrew, Age 10
Hey, Andrew! Rafa has had a fantastic career. I hope he keeps playing for a long time!

I am trying to read 300 minutes this summer and News-O-Matic has helped a lot! so thank you for all of the articles that you makeπŸ˜€ thanks
Grace, Age 9
That's great, Grace! Keep up the reading all summer long. I bet you'll end up reading even more than 300 minutes! πŸ“š

I love Lauren Child's Clarice Bean books! I've read all three! I'm so happy she's the new Laureate of the U.K!
Alexandra, Age 12
Lots of kids love Child's books, Alexandra. I'm glad you're one of them! πŸ“š