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A Quest for Freedom

January 16, 2019

It’s the early 18th century, and 12-year-old Oliver Cromwell Pitts has been convicted of thievery and sentenced to seven years of forced labor. Oliver is sent from England to the American colonies, where he is put to work by a…

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All Hail the Kid King!

January 16, 2019

A legend gets a modern retelling in The Kid Who Would Be King, in theaters on January 25. The film is based on the classic story of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. The movie follows Alex,…

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A New Congress

January 11, 2019

The 116th U.S. Congress opened on January 3. It is the most diverse Congress in history. The Senate and the House of Representatives have more women than ever before. New House members include Native Americans, Latinos, Muslims, and African Americans.…

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National Treasure

January 11, 2019

For Kari Cobb, hiking in the Grand Canyon is a journey through history. At the bottom, the Colorado River flows as it has for 6 million years. Cobb gazes up at the cliff face. She thinks of the indigenous, or…

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Digital Detectives

January 11, 2019

Would you believe that Mount Rushmore, in landlocked South Dakota, is underwater? You shouldn’t. The image above is a fake. Fake images often appear on social media. In August 2017, Texas was rocked by Hurricane Harvey. An image posted…

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Historic Moon Landing

January 11, 2019

A Chinese spacecraft called Chang’e-4 landed on the far side of the moon on January 3. It is the first time a craft has successfully landed there. The far side is the part of the moon that faces away from…

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Language Learning

January 10, 2019

Learning a new language is hard. In a recent study, scientists found the age at which your chances of reaching fluency in a new language drop off. That age is 10. Does that mean you should quit your French class…

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Befriending a Hero

January 10, 2019

The year is 1946. Gabriel, a 12-year-old white boy, lives in a small town in South Carolina. One day, Gabriel runs a red light on his bicycle and is nearly killed. He’s saved by a stranger named Meriwether, an African-American…

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Watch and Learn

January 10, 2019

Ten-year-old CRYSTAL ANNE MARTIN (pictured) has tasted camel’s milk, made pottery, spoken to a 101-year-old woman, and more. She’s done these things on the YouTube channel HiHo Kids, where viewers can watch as real kids try new things. The results…

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Best Inventions of 2018

January 4, 2019

Each year, TIME magazine picks the best of the year’s inventions that will change how we live, work, and play. Here, TFK highlights 12 that we think will make the world better. Some help people overcome obstacles. Others help protect…

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TFK Explains: The Government Shutdown

January 4, 2019

What is a government shutdown? Government agencies depend on funding from Congress to operate. A government shutdown happens when lawmakers are not able to pass a federal budget. The budget funds these agencies. During a shutdown, some parts of the…

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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…

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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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