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2017 Holiday Gift Guide

November 29, 2017

What’s on your wish list? Store shelves are packed with enticing toys during the holiday season. TFK editors picked 10 of this year’s top toys to help you narrow it down. Learn to Letter Crayola’s Signature Series helps draw out…

Movies and Television

A Musical Journey

November 13, 2017

ANTHONY GONZALEZ, 12, voices the role of Miguel Rivera in the new animated Pixar movie Coco. Miguel is a young aspiring musician. His family does not support him in this, so Miguel must keep his musical interests a secret. He…

Young Game Changers

5 Questions for Marley Dias

November 6, 2017

Marley Dias loves nothing more than getting lost in a book. But the 12-year-old grew frustrated with the reading list she was assigned at school. A black girl was hardly ever a main character. So Marley took matters into her…

Young Game Changers

Super Business Girl

October 29, 2017

ASIA NEWSON starts each weekday at 5:00 a.m. First, the 14-year-old helps her sister get ready for school. Then she eats breakfast and hops on a school bus in Detroit, Michigan, her hometown. After school, Asia stays for dance or…


A Ghostly Tale

October 23, 2017

Want a bone-chilling Halloween read? Grab a flashlight and curl up with Olive and the Backstage Ghost, by MICHELLE SCHUSTERMAN. The creepy tale gives new meaning to the term stage fright. The main character, Olive Preiss, can’t perform when her…


Haunts for Halloween

October 23, 2017

Author WILLIAM ALEXANDER loves reading ghost stories. He won the National Book Award for his first novel, Goblin Secrets. His new one, A Properly Unhaunted Place, tells another spooky tale. But it’s also about friendship, courage, and history. In the story,…


Out of This World!

October 20, 2017

Astronaut SCOTT KELLY spent a year aboard the International Space Station without gravity, fresh air, or family. He endured physical and mental challenges to help scientists study the health impacts of long-term space travel. In his new book, My…


A Magical Lesson

October 11, 2017

Malala Yousafzai, 20, fights for girls’ right to education. In 2014, she was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. She won the top honor together with children’s rights activist Kailash Satyarthi. Malala was 17 at the time, making her the youngest…


Acting 101

October 6, 2017

Shai and Emmie Star in Break an Egg! is the first book in a new series written by actress and author QUVENZHANÉ WALLIS. The tale about friendship and growth follows Shaianne “Shai” Williams, a young actor who attends a performing…



Taking a Stand

September 29, 2017

The Statue of Liberty is an American icon. At 305 feet tall, she stands as a symbol of freedom and democracy. She welcomes Americans, immigrants, and visitors from her perch in New York Harbor. But what does she stand for? In…