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Her Turn at Bat

September 14, 2021

In Fast Pitch, by Nic Stone, 12-year-old Shenice Lockwood is captain of a softball team: the Fulton Firebirds. It’s the first all-Black team in Georgia’s Dixie Youth Softball Association. Shenice is determined to take her team to the championship. But…

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Summer Reading

June 25, 2021

A summer day is the perfect time to chill out with a good book. TFK Kid Reporters review some of the hottest books of the season. Finding Junie Kim Middle schooler Junie Kim is facing racism and bullying at school,…

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Spring Reading

April 21, 2021

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month. Here are three recent books with AAPI themes or characters. Which one would you like to read? The Last Fallen Star In The Last Fallen Star, 12-year-old Korean-American Riley Oh…

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Happy at Home

April 14, 2021

Like most people, author and illustrator Mike Lowery has spent a lot of time at home in the past year. To keep boredom at bay, he started dreaming up fun things to do with his wife and two kids. “Sometimes,…

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On Planet Earth

April 6, 2021

For our Earth Day special issue, we’re featuring three new books about our planet—and the plants and animals that live here. Hello, Earth! Hello, Earth! Poems to Our Planet explores the extraordinary place we call home. Each poem is dedicated…

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Sounds of the Jungle

March 23, 2021

Sandra Boynton is the author and illustrator of more than 60 children’s books. Yo-Yo Ma is a world-renowned cellist. They came together to create a short, animated video to accompany Jungle Night, a new book by Boynton that takes little…

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Observing the Outdoors

March 10, 2021

Look outside. What do you see? Are there birds in the trees or bugs crawling around? What can you discover about these creatures by watching them? With The Outdoor Scientist, you’ll learn to make scientific observations about the natural world.…

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Leading the Way

February 9, 2021

February is Black History Month. Here are three new books that honor the contributions of Black Americans. Which one would you like to read first? Sprouting Wings Sprouting Wings, by Louisa Jaggar and Shari Becker, tells the true story of…

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TFK Reads: When Life Gives You Mangos

February 2, 2021

Looking for something new to read? TIME for Kids has recommendations. Our editors selected some of the most exciting books of 2020. Then we handed them off to our team of TFK Kid Reporters to review. Here, TFK Kid Reporter…

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TFK Reads: When You Trap a Tiger

January 25, 2021

Looking for something new to read? TIME for Kids has recommendations. Our editors selected some of the most exciting books of 2020. Then we handed them off to our team of TFK Kid Reporters to review. Here, TFK Kid Reporter…

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