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What's Your Story?

January 11, 2022

Have a great idea for a story? The Story Seeds Podcast pairs kids who have original ideas with professional authors. Together, they brainstorm and develop the idea. The author writes a story. Then it is read on the podcast. Sandhya…

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Let's Talk! With Lisa Yee

January 5, 2022

Maizy, the main character of Lisa Yee's Maizy Chen’s Last Chance, is a Chinese-American girl from Los Angeles. She’s spending the summer in Last Chance, Minnesota, where her grandparents own a restaurant. They’re the only Asian-American people in town. After…

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Kid-Approved

December 8, 2021

Looking for a cool new book this season? TFK Kid Reporters read and reviewed some of the best books of the year. Barb the Last Berzerker: Book 1 Barb of Bailiwick is the last Berzerker of her generation. The rest…

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At the Movies: Sing 2

November 30, 2021

The band is back together! Sing 2 showcases the crew of lovable animals from the 2016 animated musical Sing. And it adds a notable new character. Clay Calloway is a lion who’s a famous musician. He’s voiced by Bono, the…

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The Best Toys of 2021

November 22, 2021

The best toys of 2021 might make for a magical holiday season. With Magic Mixies, mix up a potion and— poof! —summon a new stuffed pet. With Lego Vidiyo Party, create a music video in real time, wherever you are,…

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Joking Around

November 9, 2021

Greg Heffley is the main character in Jeff Kinney’s Diary of a Wimpy Kid series of books. Greg is a middle school student. In his diary, he writes and draws pictures about his struggles to fit in. A live-action movie…

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Magical Friendship

November 9, 2021

¡¡Manu!! is a graphic novel about a class clown. Manu has magical powers. She pulls pranks on her teachers and classmates. One day, after pranking her class, Manu loses her magic. With help from her friend Josefina, she finds a…

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Sneak Peek: More Than Peach

November 6, 2021

Bellen Woodard is known as the world’s first crayon activist. In 2019, she started a brand of multicultural crayons called More than Peach. Last year, she was a top-five TIME Kid of the Year honoree, and she’s a 2021 TFK…

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Learning to Cope

November 2, 2021

In Living with Viola, Livy is going through a lot. She has trouble fitting in at her new school. She has trouble living up to her parents’ expectations. And there’s Viola. She’s a shadowy version of Livy that follows her…

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Big Dog on the Big Screen

November 2, 2021

Clifford the Big Red Dog is coming to the big screen. The movie is based on the book series and animated television show of the same name. Emily Elizabeth is in middle school. She meets a magical animal rescuer who…

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