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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…

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Kid's Eye View

March 13, 2020

What will Earth look like in 30 years? We asked kids to draw an answer to that question. Here are a few of their drawings. What do you see? We also got letters from kids who are doing things to…

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World of Dance

March 6, 2020

Dance is an important part of South Korean culture. Here are three traditional dances. BuchaeChum is a fan dance. Dancers hold big fans with flowers on them. They wave and turn the fans. They wear colorful clothing called hanbok. Nongak…

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Welcome to the Crayola Factory!

August 31, 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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Get to Know Mo!

April 13, 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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Making Music

March 16, 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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Pictures of 2016

December 30, 2016

The year in pictures So much can happen in a year. In 2016, we saw moments of joy, hope, and sadness. Athletes thrilled us. An American astronaut came back to Earth. Voters picked the next president of the United States.…

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