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Sesame World

September 17, 2018

When Hanadi was 4, a bomb hit her school. Soon after, her family fled their home, in Syria. They went to nearby Lebanon to live as refugees. A refugee is a person who has fled his or her country because…

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A World of Music

September 17, 2018

People all over the world make music. Here are instruments from different continents. Which instrument is your favorite? This is a guiro. It comes from South America. The instrument is made from a hollow gourd. It has ridges. A player…

Health

Be Here Now

September 11, 2018

Nine second graders are sitting on a blue rug. They are in a classroom at P.S. 54, an elementary school in Brooklyn, New York. A teacher strikes a bell. The students take a deep breath. They are practicing mindfulness. They…

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Business

Welcome to the Crayola Factory!

September 11, 2018

Step into the Crayola factory in Easton, Pennsylvania. Humming machines and busy people are hard at work. Each day, the company makes 13 million crayons. The crayons are used by kids around the world. “There’s a great demand for crayons,”…

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Science

It's a Rainbow

September 8, 2018

After a storm, look at the sky. You might see a rainbow. This beautiful arc of color forms when sunlight shines through water in the air. Usually, light from the sun looks white. But it’s really all the colors of…

Science

Seeing Green

September 8, 2018

Why does a leaf look green? Great question! It has to do with light and how humans see color. Light bounces off objects and into our eyes. In this case, the leaf is the object. The sun shines white light…

Environment

Saying Goodbye

May 1, 2018

Sudan was the world’s last male northern white rhinoceros. He died on March 19 at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy. It is in Kenya, Africa. The world has been mourning his death. Sudan “stole the hearts of many with his dignity…

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Environment

Lego Goes Green

May 1, 2018

Legos are popular with kids. But making them can hurt the environment. Why? Legos are made of plastic. The plastic is made from oil. That is a nonrenewable resource. Now Lego is introducing Earth-friendly pieces. They look like tiny…

Science

A Gigantic Discovery

May 1, 2018

Scientists have discovered ancient dinosaur footprints. The tracks were found on the Isle of Skye, in Scotland. They are about 170 million years old. About 50 fossilized footprints have been found. “The more we look on the isle of Skye,…

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Kids of Kakuma

April 30, 2018

Wild animals roamed at night. But Rose Peter and the 19 other children she was with still slept outside. In the daylight, they walked. “One week,” Rose tells me when I ask how long the trip took. She says they…

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Environment

Cactuses at Risk

April 23, 2018

The sun goes down in the Sonoran Desert. A truck pulls up. Poachers step out. They dig up a giant saguaro (sa-wah-ro). They wrap it in a carpet. Then they drive away. Cactuses are disappearing. People are stealing them. A…

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Environment

Beautiful Blooms

April 23, 2018

A cactus is a flowering plant. This means it can bloom when it reaches maturity. Some cactuses can take 70 years or longer to begin blooming. Others sprout flowers only under special conditions and care. Most cactuses bloom in the…

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Eating Cactus

April 23, 2018

Some cactuses can be eaten. One is the prickly pear cactus. Its fruit is sweet. It is used in juices, jams, and candies. A prickly pear’s pads are also edible. They are prepared and eaten like vegetables. They are a…

Arts

¡Conoce a Mo!

April 16, 2018

Mo Willems no piensa en ideas para sus cuentos. En su lugar, las crece. “Cada pensamiento es una semilla para una idea”, dijo Willems a TFK. “Trato a mis cuadernos y bocetos como jardines”. Willems es un escritor e ilustrador.…

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