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Summer Book Reviews: Part 1

June 29, 2022

Do you love to read? TFK Kid Reporters do too! Ethan Zhang and Tabitha Kho shared their reviews of two of the summer’s most interesting books. This is the first in a five-part series. Check back soon for more from…

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Six Flavors in One Book

March 16, 2022

The Ice Cream Machine is no ordinary tale. It’s six stories rolled into one flavorful book. All them have the same title, but each has a different plot revolving around ice cream. One ice-cream story focuses on a boy and…

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Let's Talk! With Stefan Milosavljevich

March 9, 2022

Shipwrecks. Buried treasure. The discovery of King Tut’s tomb. These are some of the subjects Stefan Milosavljevich explores in Tales of Ancient Worlds: Adventures in Archaeology, out in April. He spoke with TFK Kid Reporter David Murtagh. For kids who…

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Pursuing Justice

February 7, 2022

Omar Rising, by Aisha Saeed, tells the story of the son of a servant in Pakistan. Omar is excited that he has earned a scholarship to an elite boarding school. But when he gets there, he discovers that his scholarship…

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Let's Talk! With Lisa Yee

January 5, 2022

Maizy, the main character of Lisa Yee's Maizy Chen’s Last Chance, is a Chinese-American girl from Los Angeles. She and her mom are spending the summer in Last Chance, Minnesota, where Maizy’s grandparents own a restaurant. They are also the…

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Kid-Approved

December 8, 2021

Looking for a cool new book this season? TFK Kid Reporters read and reviewed some of the best books of the year. Barb the Last Berzerker: Book 1 Barb of Bailiwick is the last Berzerker of her generation. The rest…

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Magical Friendship

November 9, 2021

¡¡Manu!! is a graphic novel about a class clown who’s skilled at magic. Named Manu, the girl pulls pranks on her teachers and classmates. One day, after pranking her class, she loses her magic. With help from her friend Josefina,…

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Sneak Peek: More Than Peach

November 6, 2021

Bellen Woodard is known as the world’s first crayon activist. In 2019, she started a brand of multicultural crayons called More than Peach. Last year, she was a top-five TIME Kid of the Year honoree, and she’s a 2021 TFK…

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Learning to Cope

November 2, 2021

In Living with Viola, Livy is going through a lot. She’s having trouble fitting in at her new school. She’s having trouble living up to her parents’ high expectations. And there’s Viola, a shadowy version of Livy that follows her…

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Searching for Hope

September 22, 2021

Cuba in My Pocket follows 12-year-old Cumba from Cuba to Florida in the 1960s. After being sent to a new country by himself, Cumba must find his footing in unfamiliar surroundings. Over time, he learns how to trust others and…

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