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Maker Moment

February 15, 2019

Last year, Izzy Goldstein, 12, learned that we can reduce air pollution by using natural energy sources, such as wind and solar power, instead of gasoline. This made her wonder what she could do to help the environment. “I thought,…

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Measles Alert

February 15, 2019

People in Washington and Oregon are rushing to get a vaccine. It could protect them from the measles virus. These states have had a measles outbreak. More than 50 people were infected, most of them children. The measles virus lives…

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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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On Point

February 14, 2019

Jenelle Henry started ballet classes when she was 3. When she was around 10, her teachers said she could begin to train en pointe. This meant she would learn to dance on the tips of her toes. Jenelle bought…

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8 Questions for Evan Barnard

February 14, 2019

When he was a kid, Evan Barnard, now 19, learned that someone had damaged a Braille nature trail. People who are blind or have low vision use these trails to explore nature. Barnard helped fix the trail. Then he created…

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Dragon and Rider

February 13, 2019

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World is the third and final film in the beloved How to Train Your Dragon trilogy. The new movie, which lands in theaters February 22, begins on Berk, a magical island where dragons…

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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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Border Fight

January 25, 2019

In early January, President Donald Trump went to McAllen, Texas. He wanted to make his case for building a wall along the southern U.S. border. “What [we] need more than anything is the barrier, the wall,” Trump said. “Whether it’s…

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Back to Class

January 25, 2019

Public school teachers in Los Angeles returned to classrooms on January 23. This was after a six-day strike. The strike ended when an agreement was reached. The agreement is between the Los Angeles Unified School District and the union that…

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Face-Off

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…

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Into the Wild

January 24, 2019

Some 30 years ago, IAN MCALLISTER (pictured) set out to explore the Great Bear Rainforest, in western Canada. McAllister expected his trip to last a week, but he fell in love with the beautiful habitat, and with the animals and…

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In with the New

January 23, 2019

JERRY CRAFT (pictured) is a graphic novelist. He has a lot in common with Jordan Banks. Jordan is the main character in Craft’s latest graphic novel, New Kid. In the story, Jordan is crazy about cartooning. He wants to go…

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The Peanut Solution

January 18, 2019

Brett Treichel’s mother gave him a piece of peanut butter toast when he was 9 months old. Brett touched the peanut butter, then rubbed his eye. It instantly swelled. Brett was rushed to the hospital. Doctors said he had a…

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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…

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Fighting the Flu

January 18, 2019

More than 6 million people in the United States have caught the flu this season. This is according to a report released on January 11. The report is by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). “Flu activity…

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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…

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A Rise in Allergies

January 17, 2019

Carson Tucker, 10, loves baseball, drumming, and tae kwon do. What he doesn't love, he told TFK, is "when I can't eat the same things my friends are eating." That happens often, because Carson has food allergies. He is one…

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Should Kids Have to Go to School Online on a Snow Day?

January 17, 2019

For many kids, a snow day is cause for celebration. Instead of going to class, kids can have snowball fights or go sledding. But snow days are now a thing of the past in one South Carolina school district. Anderson…