Allison Tam

Allison Tam


Age 10, California

Favorite Subject: Math, writing, science

Favorite Book: The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling

Favorite Music:
Jazz and classical

Extracurricular Activities: Soccer, chess, public speaking, clarinet, piano

Soccer, singing, chess, piano, reading, drawing

Allison hopes to become a journalist or doctor one day. In her spare time, she likes to read.

As a Kid Reporter, she hopes to gain social skills by interviewing people and to become a more experienced writer.

"I think this is an exciting opportunity for me as a messenger between candidates and readers. I will report facts collected from my interviews fairly, timely, and accurately to Scholastic readers," she says.

Allison is in the fifth grade in Saratoga, California. She has one brother.

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    The Ancient Greeks

    The Ancient Greeks

    by Allison Lassieur


    •     Perfect resource for reports on ancient civilizations
    •     Biographical dictionary highlights important figures
    •     Sidebars provide interesting facts and discoveries
    •     A timeline shows the history of each culture


      2/1/05 School Library Journal
      Each book provides a general history and then devotes separate chapters to different groups of people within the culture. Greeks includes scientists, philosophers, poets, playwrights, slaves, workers, and so on. Egyptians discusses farmers, brewers, kings, queens, pharaohs, warriors, captives, and mummy makers, among others. Chinese highlights kings, emperors, artisans, inventors, healers, and so on. Each book ends with a chapter on the legacy of the civilization, a time line that extends beyond the period covered in the text, and short biographies of major figures. Theses titles are illustrated with a few modern pictures, but mainly with photos of items from the culture discussed (except for Greeks, which mostly has Renaissance-era and later prints). There are no pronunciation guides except for a few words in Chinese, and Greeks only really looks at Athens. These titles offer useful information that would help report writers and would also engage interested readers. While not necessary purchases, they will augment collections.


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    Vampire Stalker, The

    Vampire Stalker, The

    by Allison Van Diepen

    What if the characters in a vampire novel left their world-and came into yours?

    Amy is in love with Alexander Banks, a brooding, handsome vampire hunter. There's just one problem: He doesn't exist. Alexander is the hero in a series of popular vampire novels, and Amy has breathlessly followed all his fictional adventures.

    Then, late one night, fiction becomes reality.

    Amy meets a boy who bears an eerie resemblance to Alexander Banks. In fact, he IS Alexander, come to life from the pages of the book. And he's in hot pursuit of Vigo, the ruthless vampire who has also crossed over into Amy's city. As Amy struggles to unravel the mystery behind Alexander's arrival, she must help him track down Vigo before too many lives are at risk. But attraction, danger, and dark secrets soon collide, leaving Amy to wonder if the greatest thing at stake... is her heart.


    Allison van Diepen is the author of Street Pharm, Snitch, Raven, and The Oracle of Dating. She teaches high school and lives in Ottawa, Canada. Please visit her online at

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