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Do We Still Need Movie Theaters?

December 25, 2020

Theaters are fun! But many have closed because of COVID-19. Do we still need them? Readers weigh in. YES Ava Jung, 8 Paramus, New Jersey When people go to a theater, they can enjoy the movie without getting distracted. If…

Movies and Television

To the Moon and Back

October 23, 2020

Over the Moon is an animated movie musical. It follows a girl named Fei Fei. She is smart and determined. And she loves science. Fei Fei is on a quest to find Chang’e. Chang’e is the moon goddess in Chinese…


Colorful Memories

October 23, 2020

Sili Recio grew up in the Dominican Republic. She has written a picture book. It is called If Dominican Were a Color. It is based on her childhood memories. The book describes the country’s culture. It describes the different colors…


How to Write Funny

October 9, 2020

Theresa Julian wrote The Joke Machine. It is a book about how to write jokes. Here are three of her tips and some examples. Study them. Then write a few jokes of your own. Surprise your audience. All jokes are…

Movies and Television

Out of the Wild

September 18, 2020

The One and Only Ivan is about a gorilla named Ivan. He performs in an animal show at a shopping mall. Then Ivan remembers his old life in the jungle. And he tries to get free. ARIANA GREENBLATT plays Julia,…


Feeling Good

September 18, 2020

DERRICK BARNES feels Black boys are represented unfairly in the United States. He wrote I Am Every Good Thing to change that. The book is narrated by a young Black boy. He is confident and proud. Barnes wants readers to…

Movies and Television

Good Night!

May 29, 2020

The Not-Too-Late Show with Elmo is a new talk show. It is hosted by the popular Sesame Street character. In each episode, Elmo gets ready for bed. He does this while chatting with special guests. The show premiered this week.…

Movies and Television

Cast A Spell

March 20, 2020

In Onward, brothers Ian and Barley use magic to bring back their dad. He died when they were young. But their first try at the spell brings back only half of him. The brothers must find another spell to make…


Fighting for Change

February 21, 2020

As a child, Jennifer Keelan-Chaffins set aside her wheelchair and climbed the steps of the United States Capitol on her knees. Her actions sent a message: Pass the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Lawmakers listened. Today, the ADA makes public…

Movies and Television

On the Run

January 10, 2020

Sonic is a hedgehog. He’s blue, he’s furry, and he’s the fastest thing around. In the new movie Sonic the Hedgehog, he comes to Earth from another world. When he gets here, he must escape the evil Dr. Robotnik. Sonic…