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The Magic of Matilda

January 11, 2023

Maybe you’ve read Roald Dahl’s Matilda at school. Maybe you’ve watched the 1996 movie or seen the award-winning stage musical. However it came into your life, the story of a young book-lover who unlocks her magic and saves her school…

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A New Congress

January 6, 2023

The 118th United States Congress opened on January 3. Eighty-two new lawmakers were scheduled to be sworn in: 75 in the House of Representatives and seven in the Senate. These were the winners in November’s midterm elections. This year, the…

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Ancient Object Returned

January 5, 2023

On January 2, officials in Egypt said an ancient sarcophagus had finally been returned. It was stolen years ago. Investigators say the coffin was smuggled into the United States in 2008. It has been at the Houston Museum of Natural…

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TFK Press Club

What's Your Tradition?

January 5, 2023

Many people greet the new year with special traditions, from watching fireworks to eating 12 grapes for good luck. Another tradition is the First Day Hikes. They began near Boston, Massachusetts, in 1992, with 380 people. Now, thousands of people…

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Happy New Year!

January 5, 2023

Fireworks explode around the London Eye observation wheel on January 1, 2023. They’re part of New Year’s celebrations in London, England. The colorful display l…

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Let's Go Birding

January 5, 2023

Joan Strassmann can rattle off trivia about birds as fast as a peregrine falcon can shoot through the sky. Did you know that northern flickers get their young to leave the nest by continuously shrieking? Or that American coots sometimes…

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Musical Nature

January 5, 2023

Do you play an instrument? Have you ever made one? Terje Isungset can answer yes to both questions. He’s a drummer, and he also makes instruments out of something pretty cool: ice! He doesn’t use just any frozen stuff. “You…

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The Kid Report: Musical Nature

January 5, 2023

The 18th Ice Music Festival Norway is scheduled to take place in Europe next month. You can read about this cool event in “Musical Nature,” in this week’s TIME for Kids. Twelve-year-old Eivind Sehl Mørch has attended the festival before,…

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A Rover's Journey

January 5, 2023

Good Night Oppy is a feel-good film. It follows NASA’s Opportunity rover as the device explores Mars. The rover launched in 2003. Its mission was to look for clues that there was once water on the Red Planet. That would…

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Life Stories

January 5, 2023

What do Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson, Naomi Osaka, and Bruno Mars have in common? They’re Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders who have brightened our world. They’re included in We Are Here. It’s an anthology of 30 biographies by Naomi Hirahara.…

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TIME Person of the Year

December 16, 2022

Volodymyr Zelensky, the president of Ukraine, has been named TIME magazine’s 2022 Person of the Year. The announcement was made on December 7. “Person of the Year has always been an occasion to step back and think about the year…

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Want to Write a Profile?

December 15, 2022

A profile is a news article that focuses on a person. It can be about a celebrity, a politician, or even an individual in your community who’s doing something noteworthy. Typically, a profile includes information about the person’s career, interests,…

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Back to Earth

December 15, 2022

NASA’s uncrewed Orion spaceship splashes down in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Mexico, on December 11. It was launched on November 16, as part of the Artem…

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Music for the People

December 15, 2022

Gustavo Dudamel returns to the stage for a second encore. It’s opening night for the Los Angeles Philharmonic, in California. As the crowd spots the conductor, the volume inside the Walt Disney Concert Hall surges. Dudamel steps to the podium,…

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Fair Play

December 15, 2022

If you enjoy learning about interesting jobs, find this article and more like it on Your Hot Job, TFK's new career-focused website for kids. What does your future hold? Sam Rapoport has a mission. It’s connecting women and girls to…

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8 Questions for Vanessa E. Wyche

December 14, 2022

Vanessa E. Wyche is the director of NASA’s Johnson Space Center, in Houston, Texas. She oversees programs that will send astronauts to the moon and Mars. TFK Kid Reporter Shaivi Moparthi spoke with Wyche at the space center. 1. What…

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Ask a Sports Reporter

December 9, 2022

If you enjoy learning about interesting jobs, check out Your Hot Job, TFK's new career-focused website for kids. What does your future hold? Next year, be on the lookout for our brand-new video project featuring questions from kids—that means you!…

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Prizewinners

December 9, 2022

The second annual Earthshot Prize Awards were given out on December 2, in Boston, Massachusetts. The Earthshot charity was founded by Prince William, of the United Kingdom (U.K.). It awards $1.2 million to each of five projects that address an…

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