Be A Hero From Home

Our world has changed and we’d like to hear how it’s affected you. What message would you like to share with the rest of us about the Coronavirus? Do you have an idea for a fundraiser? Or would you like to share a message with your peers or the public in general.  Watch the videos below to see how some other kids are sharing their messages with us. If this inspires you to want to be featured in our kids blog at, you can message our editor, Lorrie Holmes at to get started.




Meet the Rockin Siblings. They created their very own song called Disappear, about the Coronavirus.



Meet young humanitarian Sammie from Sammies Buddy Bench Project. She is sharing smiles with the seniors to brighten us their days.



Meet ocean ambassador, Shalise of Shalise Ocean Support who shares a recipe with us from home while practicing social distancing.

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RECIPE by @shalisesoceansupport 500g (3 1/3 cups) plain flour 2 teaspoons (7g) dried yeast 1 teaspoon salt 375mls (1 1/2 cups) lukewarm water Grease a 10 x 20cm (base measurement) loaf pan Place the plain flour, yeast and salt in a large bowl and mix well to combine. Make a well in the centre and add the water to the dry ingredients. The water needs to be lukewarm to activate the yeast and encourage it to grow. Use a large spoon to stir until combined and then use your hands to bring the dough together in the bowl. Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead for 8-10 minutes or until smooth and elastic. Shape the dough into a ball and place into a large bowl. Cover the bowl with a damp tea towel and then place it in a warm, draught-free place to allow the dough to rise (so it’s double the original size). Preheat oven to 200°C (Or 390 degrees fahrenheit). Place the dough in the greased loaf pan. Stand the pan in a warm, draught-free place, as before, for about 30 minutes or until the dough has risen about 1cm about the top of the pan. Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes or until golden and cooked through. Turn the loaf immediately onto a wire rack and allow to cool slightly before eating. Thank you Shalise! #kidsrecipes #kidsofinstagram #kidscreate #youngleaders #kidsleadtheway #shalisesoceansupport #coronaviruscooking

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Meet Nikita, drummer from the SM:)E Band  who teaches us how to play and sing the chorus of Count On Me. – for teaching us how to play and sing the chorus of Count On Me.  



We hope you have been inspired by the above videos and invite you to get in touch if you’d like to be featured at KiDS NEWS & REViEWS!  If you have created a story or video on your own, you can email our editor, Lorrie Holmes, about submitting it at Learn how Lorrie can mentor a child or youth to create story, book or video in our Kids Writing Workshops – you can even sponsor a child or youth to take a workshop!


Kids Writing Workshops


Sponsorship Programs

Introducing Lyrical Kid’s Books

We are very excited to announce the launch of Lyrical Kids Books. These books will be professionally produced and written by kids for kids!

This will be structured in the form of a publishing mentorship program where editor/publisher, Lorrie Holmes, will work one-on-one, with young writers who have been invited to participate in this program. We are currently accepting applications ViEW APPLICATiON here.

This program will include Lorrie preparing an online lesson each week to be completed by these young authors with the intention of working towards completing a manuscript for publication.

“I am currently taking on 4 young writers to work with. The structure will include one weekly lesson with the goal of children submitting a chapter to me each week for review and editorial mentorship. We might work on the same chapter for a series of weeks, as long as there is progress being made at a professional pace with these young writers to coach them in how to move their work forward. They will do this with my editorial support. Each project will take approximately 6 months to complete.” Lorrie Holmes

Lessons will start off with a Skype call each week and followed up with emails and works in progress from Google Drive. By the end of the program, these young writers will have their books and/or graphic novels published at Lyrical Kids Imprints. They will then be offered to kids and teachers across Canada and the world. Lorrie explains further: “My goal here is for teachers to have books written by kids for kids that are of industry standard. I am so passionate about children sharing their thoughts, feelings and opinions with each other, and especially, their creativity. This is very powerful stuff. Although I love writing my own content and will continue to do so, my main focus at this point in my career is to mentor children to spread their words with each other, and to open up the communication with adults by sharing with us on a deeper level so we can better understand and guide them in this ever-changing world. As a parent and a writing mentor, I am honoured to have created a forum to do this and plan to share these results with other children and their families and teachers to spread this organic form of communication.”

Looking forward to hearing from you soon with your applications!

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