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Dorian Strikes

September 6, 2019

A powerful storm slammed into the Bahamas on September 1. Hurricane Dorian made landfall as a Category 5 storm. It dropped 30 inches of rain. Winds blew at 185 miles an hour. Grand Bahama and the Abaco Islands were hit…

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Water Worries

September 6, 2019

There’s a big problem with tap water in Newark, New Jersey. It contains toxic levels of lead. The lead got into the water from the city’s old, worn-down pipes. It could take more than two years and $120 million to…

Business

Off the Charts

September 5, 2019

Most hit songs follow a formula set by the music industry. But streaming and social media have changed this. Rising stars can now find fans without support from the music industry. No one understands this better than Lil Nas…

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Mystery by the Sea

September 4, 2019

Travel to the small coastal town Eerie-on-Sea, filled with mystery and magic, in Malamander. The book follows 12-year-old Herbie Lemon. He works at the Grand Nautilus Hotel. When Violet Parma shows up at the Grand Nautilus, she asks Herbie…

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Explore with Your Ears

September 4, 2019

How does a new ingredient stop ice cream from melting? How should you talk to a dog? Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas explore the answers to these and other questions on Wow in the World. It’s a science and technology…

Community

Meet Our Kid Reporters

September 4, 2019

This year’s TFK Kid Reporters were chosen from 300 applicants in a nationwide competition. The crew will report on local and national news for TIME for Kids. Here are some fun facts about our newest reporters. Want to be a…

Text Sets

Little Rock Nine Video

September 1, 2019

Watch this video to introduce the Civil Rights Text Set.

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Fire Alarm

August 30, 2019

On the afternoon of August 19, smoke and ash filled the sky over São Paulo, Brazil. The smoke was coming from the Amazon rain forest, hundreds of miles away. There, a record number of fires were raging, with little effort…

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G3-4 Text Set: Young Problem Solvers

August 30, 2019

Young people will be the next generation of leaders and change-makers. But many don’t wait until they are in positions of power to take action. These innovative minds search for and create solutions to the problems they see around them.…

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Big Winners

August 30, 2019

The Little League World Series began on August 15. Sixteen teams traveled to Williamsport, Pennsylvania, to take part. On August 25, the Eastbank team, from Louisiana, won the championship game. They beat Curaçao 8–0 and became World Champions. After losing…

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Learning with Legos

August 29, 2019

Lego blocks spark children’s imagination. Now a new version of these toys is in the works. They’re called Lego Braille Bricks. They’re being tested around the world. Lego Braille Bricks can help people learn Braille. That’s a system of writing.…

Media Literacy

Be Internet Smart

August 29, 2019

Picture this: You’re searching the Internet and come across a website. It has interesting articles. Some are news stories. They share information. Others only look like news stories. They are actually advertisements, or ads. The goal of an ad is…

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Test Your Knowledge

August 29, 2019

Do you know what year William Shakespeare was born? Or the name of the first woman to fly across the Pacific Ocean? What was Thomas Edison’s first invention? If you can answer these questions, you might be ready for the…

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A Quest for Hope

August 28, 2019

In Lalani of the Distant Sea, 12-year-old Lalani Sarita lives on the island of Sanlagita. Her life there doesn’t hold much more than mending fishing nets. When her mother gets sick, Lalani goes on a quest to a mysterious island…

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Leader of the Pack

August 28, 2019

The Lion King was one of this summer’s biggest movies. Worldwide, it made over $1 billion. The movie is a remake of the 1994 animated film. But this version is different. It uses computers to create realistic images of the…

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Join the Club

August 23, 2019

Author ANN M. MARTIN introduced the Baby-Sitters Club series to readers more than 30 years ago. Now, for the first time, the popular books are available as audiobooks. All 131 titles were released on Audible on August 13. Actress Elle…

Environment

Forest on Fire

August 22, 2019

The Amazon rain forest is on fire. There are more fires burning there than ever before. That’s according to Brazil’s National Institute for Space Research. Using satellites to track deforestation and wildfires, the agency has counted 74,155 fires in the…

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Orbiting the Moon

August 21, 2019

On Tuesday, an uncrewed spacecraft called Chandrayaan-2 entered lunar orbit. India launched it about a month ago. Chandrayaan’s destination? The south pole of the moon. There, its rover will probe lunar craters for water deposits. If it gets to the…

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TFK Reads: Far Away

August 20, 2019

Far Away, by Lisa Graff, is a novel that explores the lines between real life and fantasy and truth and falsehood. The book is one of TFK’s 10 recommended reads this summer. After we chose our picks, we handed them…