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Spring Reads

April 13, 2023

We asked TFK Kid Reporters to review some of the year’s best books so far. Here’s what they had to say. The Astronaut’s Guide To Leaving the Planet Have you ever imagined somersaulting in zero gravity? Do you dream of…

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Oh, Brother!

April 12, 2023

Mario and Luigi are back, in The Super Mario Bros. Movie. The computer-animated adventure follows Mario’s quest through the Mushroom Kingdom. He’s there to rescue his brother Luigi from the clutches of the fire-breathing Bowser. Charlie Day voices Luigi. He’s…

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Got Science Questions?

March 8, 2023

When you have a science question not covered in school, where can you turn? Check out Tumble. It’s a podcast for kids about scientific exploration and discovery. Tumble is hosted by Marshall Escamilla and Lindsay Patterson. The show takes questions…

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Animals Young and Old

March 8, 2023

In her latest book— How Old Is a Whale? —Lily Murray looks at the life spans and life cycles of 27 animals. One is the adult mayfly. Some live for just five minutes. Others last up to 24 hours. But…

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Money-Minded

February 15, 2023

What’s cryptocurrency? Why can’t kids have jobs? These are just two of the questions explored in Million Bazillion. It’s a podcast that teaches kids about business and the economy. In each episode, hosts Bridget Bodnar and Ryan Perez answer a…

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A Booming Book

February 15, 2023

In a wild and wacky follow-up to his best-selling book The Ice Cream Machine, Adam Rubin returns with another set of short stories: The Human Kaboom. Like his previous book, this one serves up six original tales that all have…

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Kung Fu Panda Returns

February 8, 2023

Jack Black returns as Po in Season 2 of the Netflix original series Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight. I had a chance to talk with Peter Hastings. He’s one of the executive producers. I learned more about the show…

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Let's Talk with Jason Chin

January 18, 2023

Jason Chin is an author and illustrator. His new book, The Universe in You, explores life under the microscope. He spoke with TFK Kid Reporter Sarayu Bhumula. What inspired the book? It started as a question: “How small is the…

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The Magic of Matilda

January 11, 2023

Maybe you’ve read Roald Dahl’s Matilda. Maybe you’ve watched the 1996 movie or seen the stage musical. The story of a young girl who saves her school from an evil headmistress isn’t one people soon forget. Roald Dahl’s Matilda: The…

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A Rover's Journey

January 5, 2023

Good Night Oppy is a feel-good film. It follows NASA’s Opportunity rover as the device explores Mars. The rover launched in 2003. Its mission was to look for clues that there was once water on the Red Planet. That would…

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