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New Destinations

October 29, 2017

Author Jeff Kinney likes to make people laugh. He kept that goal in mind while he was writing his latest book, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Getaway. The story features more antics of middle schooler Greg Heffley and his…

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10 Questions for Margarita Engle

October 4, 2017

1. What is it like to be the Young People’s Poet Laureate? It’s an amazing thrill and a responsibility. I have a theme for my two years: peace. There are so many forces working against peace. Young people are the…

Music and Theater

The Music Maker

September 25, 2017

Yannick Nézet-Séguin (pronounced nay-ZAY say- GHEN) conducted some of the world’s most prominent orchestras before joining the Philadelphia Orchestra in 2012, at the age of 37. He has become famous for his youthful energy, and for his passion for getting…

Books

For the Love of Reading

August 21, 2017

Andrew Clements achieved success as an author in 1996, when his first children’s novel, Frindle, was published. Since then, the book has sold more than 6 million copies and won more than 20 awards. Clements has written dozens of additional…

Music and Theater

Music Maker

May 5, 2017

In many ways, Alma Deutscher is like other 11-year-olds. She climbs trees, dances, reads, draws, and skips rope. But Alma, who lives in Dorking, England, can claim some very special accomplishments. She composed a full opera and brought it to…

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Pictures of 2016

December 16, 2016

Take a look at the year’s biggest events and newsmakers. So much can happen in 366 days. A leap year, 2016 was filled with moments of joy, hope, triumph, disappointment, and tragedy. Athletes thrilled us with their impressive skills and…

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People

Star Ballerina

February 5, 2016

A basketball court is an odd place to dance ballet—or for a star ballerina to be discovered. But it was on a court at a Boys and Girls Club in San Pedro, California, that Misty Copeland took her first ballet…

Books

A Mural's Story

March 11, 2011

Can you imagine what it would feel like to have a mural by a famous artist in your room? In the 1960s, two children in New York City had this experience. Two years before Maurice Sendak gained international fame for…