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All Dressed Up

July 28, 2022

Comic-book fans dress up as their favorite characters at Comic-Con International. The convention took place July 21–24, in San Diego, California. It was the fir…

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Summer Book Reviews: Part 5

July 27, 2022

Do you love to read? TFK Kid Reporters do too! Lucy Sandor and Gabri Blankson shared their reviews of two of the summer’s most interesting books. This is the last installment in our five-part series. We hope you’ve enjoyed TFK’s…

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Science

Monarch Butterflies Endangered

July 25, 2022

Monarch butterflies are now an endangered species. That’s according to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). The group made its announcement on July 21. The IUCN says the monarch butterfly population in North America has dropped between…

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Summer Book Reviews: Part 4

July 22, 2022

Do you love to read? TFK Kid Reporters do too! David Murtagh and Via Ryerson shared their reviews of two of the summer’s most interesting books. This is the fourth in a five-part series. Check back soon for more from…

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TFK Press Club

What's Your Weather Report?

July 20, 2022

Whether it’s sunny or gray, scorching hot or freezing cold, the weather is always a topic of conversation. This week, Junior Journalists, you’ll be in the weather reporter’s seat. Mission 15: What’s Your Weather Report? One of the first things…

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World

Striking Gold

July 18, 2022

On July 17, the United States track and field team won nine medals at the World Athletic Championships, in Eugene, Oregon. The team set a record for most medals won at the competition in a single day. The streak started…

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Summer Book Reviews: Part 3

July 13, 2022

Do you love to read? TFK Kid Reporters do too! Credence Peterson and Ronak Bhatt shared their reviews of two of the summer’s most interesting books. This is the third in a five-part series. Check back soon for more from…

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Science

Seeing Space

July 12, 2022

The first image from NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope was released on July 11. It shows SMACS 0723. That’s a cluster of galaxies from nearly 5 billion years ago. The telescope uses the science of light and gravity to see…

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Business

Fossil for Sale

July 11, 2022

A dinosaur skeleton is going up for sale. Sotheby’s, the New York City auction house, made the announcement last week. The fossil will be part of a natural-history auction on July 28. The skeleton belonged to a Gorgosaurus, a cousin…

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TFK Press Club

What's Your Review?

July 8, 2022

You’ve got opinions, Junior Journalist, and the world wants to hear them. Step into the shoes of an entertainment reviewer. Mission 14: What's Your Review? With so many books to read, TV shows and movies to watch, video games to…

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Summer Book Reviews: Part 2

July 6, 2022

Do you love to read? TFK Kid Reporters do too! Lauryn Chew and Orlie Weitzman shared their reviews of two of the summer’s most interesting books. This is the second in a five-part series. Check back soon for more from…

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History

The History of Fireworks

July 4, 2022

Fireworks may seem like a very American tradition, especially on the 4th of July. But fireworks go back many years before the first American Independence Day celebration, which took place in 1777, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The earliest fireworks can be…

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United States

Happy Fourth of July!

June 29, 2022

What’s one of the most celebrated events in the United States? It’s the Fourth of July! The annual star-spangled holiday is also called Independence Day. It marks the day that the Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence, on July…

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Summer Book Reviews: Part 1

June 29, 2022

Do you love to read? TFK Kid Reporters do too! Ethan Zhang and Tabitha Kho shared their reviews of two of the summer’s most interesting books. This is the first in a five-part series. Check back soon for more from…

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Community

Help Wanted: Lifeguard

June 27, 2022

This summer, the nation is facing a lifeguard shortage. Many pools are struggling to stay open. The shortage affects one-third of pools in the United States. That’s according to the American Lifeguard Association. The group expects half of all U.S.…

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Can You Lead the Way?

June 24, 2022

Junior Journalist, for this mission, you’re in the lead. Share what you know. Mission 13: Can You Lead the Way? Have you ever traveled somewhere new and felt a little lost? Travel writers are here to help. They use descriptive…

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Welcoming Summer

June 22, 2022

Crowds gather to watch the sunrise at Stonehenge, on England’s Salisbury Plain, on June 21. They came to celebrate the summer solstice. That’s the longest day of the year in the northern hemisphere. Stonehenge is a circle of giant stones.…

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Environment

Turtle Rescue

June 15, 2022

A kindergartner in Stone Harbor, New Jersey, releases a baby turtle on June 8. Her class released 17 turtles that day. The turtles were raised from eggs. These were rescued from turtles hit by cars. The rescue program is run…

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History

A Juneteenth Celebration

June 14, 2022

On June 19, people across the United States celebrate Juneteenth. The holiday commemorates the ending of slavery in the U.S., in 1865. Juneteenth is short for June 19th. It was on that day, in June 1865, that 250,000 people in…

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Science

Strange Sightings

June 13, 2022

NASA announced a new study on June 9 that will focus on UFOs. A UFO is an unidentified flying object. Throughout history, people have reported unexplained objects in the sky. NASA also calls these sightings UAPs, which stands for “unidentified…

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