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Writer At Work

October 18, 2019

What inspires someone to become a writer? For Jacqueline Woodson, it was butterflies. At age 7, she wrote poems about them. “I stapled together a book,” she told TIME for Kids. “I carried it around in my pocket until my…

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Culture

Artist at Work

March 21, 2019

ELISABETH ANISIMOW, 12, is an artist. She has been painting since she was a toddler. Today, her work can be found all around the world. “The best part about being a painter is that I can express myself,” Elisabeth told…

Music and Theater

Hidden Treasures

March 8, 2019

The Story Pirates are on the lookout for hidden treasure. But they don’t sail the seas searching for gold or jewels. They hunt for stories and ideas from kids. That’s what inspires their theater performances, songs, books, podcast episodes, and…

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Music and Theater

Let's Do Improv!

March 8, 2019

Improv stands for improvisation. It is a type of theater. An improv performance is made up on the spot. There are no scripts or rehearsals. Improvisers come up with their lines as they go. They don’t know what will happen…

Books

Author at Work

February 21, 2019

Sometimes, the idea for a story comes out of thin air. Matt de la Peña was talking with a teacher at a playground one day. Suddenly, the wind kicked up. Dandelion puffs filled the air. A boy was standing next…

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Music and Theater

Sight and Sound

January 4, 2019

It was an ordinary day at Grand Central Terminal, in New York City. The train station was busy. People were rushing to and from work. Then the creatures showed up. They were green, red, and shades of blue. They…

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Arts

Get to Know Mo!

April 16, 2018

Mo Willems doesn’t get the ideas for his stories. Instead, he grows them. “Every thought is a seed for an idea,” Willems told TFK. “I think of my notebooks and sketchbooks as gardens.” Willems is an author and illustrator. He…

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History

Painting History

March 26, 2018

President Barack Obama left office in January 2017. Before he did, he chose artist Kehinde Wiley to paint his official portrait. First Lady Michelle Obama picked Amy Sherald to paint hers. Wiley and Sherald made history. They are the…

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Making Music

March 2, 2018

In December, 400 musicians, young and old, marched onto a stage. One held a trumpet. It was wrapped in duct tape. Another carried a cello with loose strings. Others held broken violins, flutes, and drums. They took their seats. Then…

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Movies and Television

Beyond Appearances

January 5, 2018

The Story of Ferdinand is a popular kids’ book. It was published more than 80 years ago. Now it is also an animated movie. Ferdinand hit the big screen on December 15. The movie is part comedy, part drama. It…