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A New Generation

November 9, 2022

Transformers: EarthSpark is a new animated series streaming on Paramount+. It’s based on the Transformers movies. The character Mo is voiced by Zion Broadnax (inset above, left), 11. Mo’s family moves from bustling Philadelphia to sleepy Witwicky, Pennsylvania. She and…

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Books

Kids in the Kitchen

November 9, 2022

Dana Bowen (left) and Sara Kate Gillingham want to empower kids. Since 2017, they’ve run a cooking school for children in New York. Now they’re sharing their lessons in a new cookbook. It’s called Dynamite Kids Cooking School. “Each…

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The Kids are Back

October 13, 2022

The Mysterious Benedict Society is back. Season 2 will begin streaming on Disney+ on October 26. The series is based on the books by Trenton Lee Stewart. The society is composed of four gifted children. Reynie is compassionate and intuitive.…

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Bouncing Off the Page

October 5, 2022

Everyone’s favorite vampire bunny is back. And in vivid color! In Bunnicula: The Graphic Novel, James Howe adapts the original Bunnicula books for a new audience. Howe worked with writer Andrew Donkin and illustrator Stephen Gilpin. The result is visually…

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One of the Family

September 21, 2022

Josh Primm has moved to New York City with his parents. He’s shy, and slow to adjust to his new school. Then he makes a friend. A crocodile. Lyle is no ordinary crocodile. For one thing, he sings. Josh’s parents…

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Earth Science

Strange World

September 14, 2022

You don’t have to go to outer space to find amazing things. Terrestrials is a new podcast by Radiolab for Kids. It finds weirdness and mystery right here on Earth. The series explores wonders such as an octopus that escapes…

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Back to Nature

September 14, 2022

What do gray wolves, condors, and indigo snakes have in common? They’ve all benefited from rewilding. That’s the process of taking animals and plants to places where they once thrived. They may have disappeared from those places because of overhunting…

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Out of This World

September 7, 2022

Do space aliens exist? That question is at the heart of Aliens: Join the Scientists Searching Space for Extraterrestrial Life, by Joalda Morancy. This nonfiction book packs a wealth of information about the complexities of space and the possibility of…

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Space

Reach for Space

September 7, 2022

Have a question about outer space? Reach: A Space Podcast for Kids explores our galaxy and beyond. Listeners hear interviews with astronauts and engineers. And they take part in at-home activities. Brian Holden is one of the hosts. His…

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Let's Talk with Kwame Mbalia

August 31, 2022

Kwame Mbalia is an author. The graphic-novel version of his book Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky came out in August. TFK Kid Reporter Orion Jean spoke with him about books and more. What message do you…

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