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Spring Reading

April 21, 2021

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month. Here are three recent books with AAPI themes or characters. Which one would you like to read? The Last Fallen Star In The Last Fallen Star, 12-year-old Korean-American Riley Oh…


Happy at Home

April 14, 2021

Like most people, Mike Lowery has spent a lot of time at home in the past year. To keep boredom at bay, he started dreaming up things to do with his wife and two kids. “Sometimes, it was craft stuff;…


On Planet Earth

April 6, 2021

For our Earth Day special issue, we’re featuring three new books about our home—and the plants and animals that live here. Hello, Earth! Hello, Earth! Poems to Our Planet explores the extraordinary place we call home. Each poem is dedicated…

Movies and Television

Mischief and Mayhem

March 18, 2021

Two old rivals are back at it in Tom & Jerry: The Movie. The film is a reboot of a classic cartoon. This version mixes animation with live-action footage. The film follows Tom, an alley cat, and Jerry, a mischievous…

Movies and Television

Global Food Adventure

March 15, 2021

Take two puppets, add former First Lady Michelle Obama, and you have a winning recipe for a new food show. Waffles + Mochi premieres on Netflix on March 16. It features kids, celebrity guests, and incredible chefs. Aspiring chefs Waffles…

Movies and Television

Ready to Experiment?

March 9, 2021

The first episode of Emily’s Wonder Lab, on Netflix, is about things that glow. Host Emily Calandrelli teaches a group of kids to make fluorescent paint. One exclaims that he added too much cornstarch. “Don’t worry,” Calandrelli tells him. “Science…

Food and Nutrition

Boredom Buster

February 28, 2021

When the pandemic hit, Maya Shukla got baking. “I didn’t think I’d bake every day,” the 12-year-old told TIME for Kids. “But I really liked it!” Maya started a blog, posting daily recipes at The Bored Baker from her home,…

Movies and Television

A New Kind of Princess

February 17, 2021

TFK Kid Reporter Abby Rogers spoke with Kelly Marie Tran, who plays Raya in the new animated Disney movie Raya and the Last Dragon. Catch the movie on Disney+ beginning March 5. 1. Can you tell me about Raya and…


Leading the Way

February 9, 2021

February is Black History Month. Here are three new books that honor the contributions of Black Americans. Which one would you like to read first? Sprouting Wings Sprouting Wings, by Louisa Jaggar and Shari Becker, tells the true story of…


TFK Reads: When Life Gives You Mangos

February 2, 2021

Looking for something new to read? TIME for Kids has recommendations. Our editors selected some of the most exciting books of 2020. Then we handed them off to our team of TFK Kid Reporters to review. Here, TFK Kid Reporter…