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Pickleball Craze

February 6, 2023

Pickleball mania has taken over the United States. The Sports & Fitness Industry Association called pickleball the fastest-growing sport in the U.S. About 5 million people were playing it in 2021. That’s nearly twice as many as in 2019. …

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World

Message from the Past

February 6, 2023

On January 17, archaeologists in Norway announced a discovery. They may have found the world’s oldest rune stone. The flat rock is etched with runes. These are letters. They’re from an ancient language. The stone could have been carved 2,000…

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Technology

Colorful Car

February 3, 2023

The automaker BMW showed off its color-changing car at CES. That’s a technology show. It took place in Las Vegas, Nevada, in January. The vehicle is electric. It’s called the BMW i Vision Dee. Dee stands for “Digital Emotional…

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Entertainment

The Magic of Matilda

February 3, 2023

Maybe you’ve read Roald Dahl’s Matilda. Maybe you’ve seen the 1996 movie. Or maybe you’ve seen the stage musical. Now the magical tale is steaming on Netflix. Roald Dahl’s Matilda: The Musical is adapted from the stage musical. It…

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Entertainment

Ice Cream for All

February 3, 2023

Ice cream used to be a treat for the wealthy. It wasn’t easy for everyone else to find. That’s until Augustus Jackson solved this problem. Ice Cream Man is Jackson’s biography. It was written by Glenda Armand (right) and Kim…

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Environment

Miracle Trees

February 1, 2023

Karachi is Pakistan’s largest city. It is home to 16 million people. Off the coast of Karachi is Bundal Island. Mangroves grow there. But the trees are being cut down for firewood. Some people want to clear the mangroves to…

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Science

Mighty Mangroves

February 1, 2023

Most mangroves trees grow in coastal areas. Water is salty there. Special features help the trees survive in this environment. Mangrove leaves store water. Some also store salt. When these leaves fall, they take the salt with them. Some species…

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Community

Bringing Books

January 27, 2023

Emily Bhatnagar has always loved reading. “Growing up, I was really shy. So I turned to books,” she told TIME for Kids. In 2019, her dad got sick. It was very serious. Books became an even bigger comfort for Emily.…

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Community

A Giving Spirit

January 27, 2023

TFK Kid Reporter Orion Jean has a passion for giving. It started in 2020. Orion donated toys to a children’s hospital in Texas. He got others involved by starting the Race to 500 Toys. He also fought hunger in his…

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History

The Mother of Women's Judo

January 19, 2023

In 1959, Rena “Rusty” Kanokogi won a judo competition in New York. Her award was taken away. That’s because she was a woman. She had pretended to be a man to compete. Kanokogi set a goal to help women in…

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Martial Arts

January 19, 2023

Martial arts are fighting sports. Many started in Asia and were used in battle. Today, martial arts are popular with children. The sports help train the body and the mind. There are different types of martial arts. Learn about four…

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TFK Press Club

What Do You See in Space?

January 19, 2023

A comet is passing Earth for the first time since the days of the Neanderthals. It’s called Comet C/2022 E3 (ZTF), and is visible with a telescope, binoculars, or even the naked eye, if it remains bright enough. NASA says…

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TFK Press Club

What's Your Tech Story?

January 12, 2023

Technology is always advancing. Incredible inventions appear every year. In 2022, these included sunglasses that boost color and a bionic hand. But technology reporting involves more than just telling readers about new inventions. It goes into how technology is used,…

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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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TFK Press Club

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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Science

Bats in Danger

December 14, 2022

There are many species of bats. Tricolored bats and northern long-eared bats are two. The United States Fish and Wildlife Service has been working on plans to protect them. That’s because of a disease. It’s called white-nose syndrome. White-nose syndrome…

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