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The Fad Fight

January 3, 2019

Fidget spinners, slime, buttons—school fads catch on quickly, but are they always a good thing? The Friendship War, by ANDREW CLEMENTS, follows Grace and Ellie, who have been best friends for years. Suddenly, a button fad threatens to break up…

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STEM Stars

January 3, 2019

Could a parachute made of duct tape save your life in a 650-foot free fall? That is one of many “myths” a team of kid geniuses set out to shatter in MythBusters Jr., a 10-episode series on Science Channel. Its…

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TFK Kid Reporter Book Reviews: Part 3

December 20, 2018

Here, TFK Kid Reporters Josh Lee and Tiana Sirmans share their reviews of two kid-approved books that were published in 2018. This is the final post in a three-part series. Check timeforkids.com for the rest of our end-of-year roundup. Title:…

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TFK Kid Reporter Book Reviews: Part 2

December 18, 2018

Many exciting books were published in 2018. Here, TFK Kid Reporters Will Holland and Maria Suarez review two of them. This is the second in a three-part series. Check back soon for more in our end-of-year roundup. Title: No Fixed…

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TFK Kid Reporter Book Reviews: Part 1

December 14, 2018

Do you love to read? TFK Kid Reporters do, too! Here, Belle Irby and Roman Peterson share their reviews of two of the year's most noteworthy books. This is the first in a three-part series. Check back soon for more…

History

Pictures of 2018

December 7, 2018

A lot happens in a year. There are happy moments and sad moments. There are reasons to celebrate and cry. There are big events and small ones. Some marvels are natural; others are human-made. Of course, 2018 was no…

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A Leader Dies

December 7, 2018

Former president George H.W. Bush died on November 30 at age 94. Bush was the 41st president of the United States, serving from 1989 to 1993. He also served as vice president to Ronald Reagan and as director of the…

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Alaska Shakes

December 7, 2018

Earthquakes jolted Anchorage, Alaska, on November 30. Roads crumbled and buildings shook. Sheila Bailey works in a school cafeteria near Anchorage. “It sounded like the school was breaking apart,” she said. A magnitude 7.0 quake hit first, at about 8:30…

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8 Questions for Francesca Di Cristofano

December 6, 2018

Last spring, a local newspaper in Pelham, New York, shut down. A group of students decided to start their own news site, Pelham Examiner. TFK’s Brian S. McGrath spoke with the managing editor, Francesca Di Cristofano, about the challenges and…

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Off the Page

December 6, 2018

Inkling tells the story of Ethan, whose father is a well-known artist. Everyone assumes Ethan is good at drawing, too. So he’s asked to illustrate a graphic novel for a school project. But Ethan has a secret: He hates to…

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Magic Returns

December 6, 2018

Cherry Tree Lane gets a familiar visitor in Mary Poppins Returns. It’s a sequel to the 1964 movie Mary Poppins. The new movie follows Michael Banks and his children. The family has suffered a great loss, so magical nanny Mary…

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Making a Magazine

December 5, 2018

Take a close look at this page. The words you’re reading were written by a writer and revised by editors. Photographers shot the photos you see. A designer arranged them on the page. A lot goes into producing a magazine.…

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Kid-Approved

December 5, 2018

Looking for a new book? TFK Kid Reporters can help with that. Here, they review four of the most buzzed-about books of 2018. For more recommended reads, visit timeforkids.com. Title: Zora & Me: The Cursed Ground Author: T.R. Simon …

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Visiting Day

December 5, 2018

FOLSOM, California — Most kids are asleep at 2:45 in the morning. But on a Saturday this past summer, two sisters were up past their bedtime. They were waiting for a bus. When it pulled up outside Saint Columba church,…

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Music in Motion

December 4, 2018

Many people who are deaf or hard of hearing love attending concerts. But because they have total or partial hearing loss, they need help getting the full experience. This is where sign language concert interpreters come in. Signing is a…

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Water Run

December 4, 2018

Addyson Moffitt is an 8-year-old from Kansas City, Missouri. Maurine Chelagat is a 9-year-old from a village in Kenya called Bartabwa. It might not seem as if the girls have much in common. But when they met at a dinner…

Technology

Robots at Work

November 30, 2018

When he was a kid, Alex Vardakostas helped out in his parents’ restaurant. “As soon as standing on top of a milk crate made me tall enough to reach the counter, I was making sodas for customers,” he told TIME…

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Fire Alarm

November 30, 2018

Massive wildfires swept through parts of California in November. They destroyed tens of thousands of homes and left many people dead or missing. On November 8, fire broke out in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains, in Northern California.…