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A New Kind of Princess

February 17, 2021

TFK Kid Reporter Abby Rogers spoke with Kelly Marie Tran, who plays Raya in the new animated Disney movie Raya and the Last Dragon. Catch the movie on Disney+ beginning March 5. 1. Can you tell me about Raya and…

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A Way With Words

February 12, 2021

Amanda Gorman is the country’s first National Youth Poet Laureate. 
She read her poem “The Hill We Climb” at the presidential inauguration. That was on January 20. Soon after, it was announced that she’d be reading at the Super Bowl.…

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Ocean Commotion

February 12, 2021

Sound pollution is making oceans noisier than ever. And it’s harming marine life. That’s according to a new article in the journal Science. Researchers looked at thousands of studies on ocean sound and its effects on wildlife. They found that…

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Little Lizards

February 12, 2021

Scientists have discovered what may be the smallest reptile on Earth. The species is called Brookesia nana, or nano-chameleon. It lives in the rainforest in northern Madagascar. The finding was published in the journal Scientific Reports. Researchers found two of…

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From Our Readers...

February 11, 2021

Mrs. Hall’s students at Durham Academy, in North Carolina, shared their feedback and ideas with us. Read what a few of them had to say. I loved the TFK article about rock, paper, scissors (January 15). I use rock, paper,…

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Virus Detective

February 10, 2021

The novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 was discovered in 2019. But a coronavirus had been discovered in humans long before that. In 1964, June Almeida identified the first coronavirus known to cause human disease. Suzanne Slade is the author of…

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Short on Change

February 10, 2021

Jiyoon Han’s family owns Bean & Bean Coffee Roasters, a chain of coffee shops in New York and New Jersey. Some of them were closed for months because of COVID-19. When they reopened, employees had a problem: They kept running…

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Big Win

February 9, 2021

Quarterback Tom Brady, of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, celebrates his team’s Super Bowl win on February 7. Tampa Bay beat the Kansas City Chiefs 31–9. This was Tampa Bay’s second victory in the big game. And it was Brady’s seventh…

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Leading the Way

February 9, 2021

February is Black History Month. Here are three new books that honor the contributions of Black Americans. Which one would you like to read first? Sprouting Wings Sprouting Wings, by Louisa Jaggar and Shari Becker, tells the true story of…

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Super Bowl Preview

February 3, 2021

The Super Bowl is the National Football League’s championship game. It’s played each year on the first Sunday in February. The host stadium is usually packed with tens of thousands of fans. But this year’s game—between the Kansas City Chiefs…

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TFK Reads: When Life Gives You Mangos

February 2, 2021

Looking for something new to read? TIME for Kids has recommendations. Our editors selected some of the most exciting books of 2020. Then we handed them off to our team of TFK Kid Reporters to review. Here, TFK Kid Reporter…

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TFK Reads: When You Trap a Tiger

January 25, 2021

Looking for something new to read? TIME for Kids has recommendations. Our editors selected some of the most exciting books of 2020. Then we handed them off to our team of TFK Kid Reporters to review. Here, TFK Kid Reporter…

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Inspired Art

January 22, 2021

At first, November 25 seemed like an ordinary day for Tyler Gordon. But that changed when the 14-year-old artist got an unexpected phone call. Who was it? Kamala Harris, who was then vice president-elect of the United States. Tyler had…

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Leading America

January 22, 2021

On January 20, Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States. Biden won the presidential election in November, defeating Donald Trump. Biden took the oath of office at the U.S. Capitol, in Washington, D.C. He…

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Should Cursive Be Taught In Schools?

January 21, 2021

Even in the age of computer keyboards, the ability to write neatly on paper is important. Kids are taught to print their letters, or write each one separately. That looks like what you’re reading now. But what about cursive writing?…

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Dancing Lions

January 21, 2021

This time of year, you might see lions roaming the streets. They prance to the beat of a drum. They aren’t real lions: They’re dancers in colorful lion costumes. They’re celebrating a tradition that originated in China. It’s meant to…

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Let's Talk! With Cynthia Leitich Smith

January 21, 2021

TFK Kid Reporter Sophia Hou spoke with Cynthia Leitich Smith, editor of the new book Ancestor Approved: Intertribal Stories for Kids. Here’s part of their conversation. 1. Tell me about the book. Ancestor Approved is a collection of short stories…

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Presidential Inauguration

January 20, 2021

On January 20, Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States. Biden took the oath of office at the U.S. Capitol building, in Washington, D.C. In his inaugural address, he called for unity. “Today, on…

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If I Were President...

January 19, 2021

Tomorrow is Inauguration Day. Joe Biden will be sworn in as the 46th president of the United States. This year, many of the inaugural activities are taking place online. One of them is a special livestream for students and families…

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TFK Reads: A Dog-Friendly Town

January 19, 2021

Looking for something new to read? TIME for Kids has recommendations. Our editors selected some of the most exciting books of 2020. Then we handed them off to our team of TFK Kid Reporters to review. Here, TFK Kid Reporter…