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Rebecca Katzman

Rebecca Katzman is an Associate Editor at TIME For Kids. Before joining the TFK team in 2016, she worked at Modern Farmer and Country Living magazines. Becca loves writing about extreme weather and space exploration for TFK, and enjoys learning about new books, movies, and toys for kids. When she was in elementary school, “TFK Fridays” were her favorite part of the school week.

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A New Nancy

March 14, 2019

Nancy Drew is back. The fictional teen detective began uncovering evidence and chasing suspects in 1930. Now the classic book series has been remade with a modern twist. In the new movie Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase, Nancy trades…


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Scout Me In!

February 14, 2019

The Boy Scouts have been teaching leadership skills to kids for more than a hundred years. Now, the Boy Scouts are opening up to girls. On February 1, the first group of girls, ages 11 to 17, joined a new…

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Getting Even

February 13, 2019

At first, Eventown seems ideal. It’s a town filled with perfectly ripe blueberries, fast-growing rosebushes, and the world’s tastiest ice cream. It’s just the right place for Elodee and her family to move to when they’re looking for a fresh…

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January 24, 2019

On February 3, the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams will face off in Super Bowl LIII (53). The game will be played in Atlanta, Georgia. It will be the third year in a row the Patriots have…


Species at Risk

January 18, 2019

Monarch butterfly populations in California reached a historic low in 2018, according to a new count. It estimates that the number of monarchs dropped 86% from 2017. Experts say monarchs are in danger of extinction in the next several decades…


Hidden Treasures

January 18, 2019

Phoebe Wolinetz, 9, dreamed up an idea for a mystery. The details were vivid. The setting: a rare-plant shop in New York City. The culprit : a man with yellow eyes. Story Pirates gave Phoebe’s idea to an author. She…


Historic Moon Landing

January 11, 2019

A Chinese spacecraft called Chang’e-4 landed on the far side of the moon on January 3. It is the first time a craft has successfully landed there. The far side is the part of the moon that faces away from…

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2018 Holiday Toy Guide

November 30, 2018

What’s on your wish list this holiday season? Stores across the country are packed with fun toys and games. TFK editors picked 13 of the season’s top toys to help you narrow it down. The World in a Box …


Turning Green

November 9, 2018

The Taj Mahal, in Agra, India, is one of the most brilliant structures on Earth. But pollution is turning the white marble monument shades of green, yellow, and brown. “It’s very serious,” Supreme Court justices in India told the Times…



Facebook Cracks Down

October 18, 2018

Facebook said this month that it has removed more than 800 accounts and pages that spread misinformation. In a statement, the social-media company said the accounts and pages use “sensational political content” to bring people to their websites. It added…