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At the Movies: Sing 2

November 30, 2021

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

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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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Science

That's Why

November 22, 2021

Why are tennis balls fuzzy? So they... A) feel like a hug. B) don't go too fast or bounce too far. C) don't scratch the court. Tennis balls are made of rubber. Without a felt covering, they would bounce too…

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Health

TFK Sits Down with Dr. Rochelle Walensky

November 22, 2021

We’ve heard a lot about the CDC—the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in Atlanta, Georgia. It has given us news, recommendations, and updates as our understanding of COVID-19 has evolved. Last week, I had the opportunity to meet…

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The Storyteller

November 12, 2021

When Jane Goodall was 6, during World War II, she was often woken by sirens. The sound warned that enemy planes were flying over her English town. Her little sister would run to the bomb shelter. But Goodall refused to…

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World

Fighting for Change

November 12, 2021

Government officials from 196 countries gathered for the United Nations Conference of the Parties in Glasgow, Scotland, from October 31 to November 12. The conference brings world leaders together every year to address climate change. Officials had several goals. One…

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United States

Running Strong

November 12, 2021

About 25,000 athletes took part in the New York City Marathon on November 7, marking the race’s 50th running. For many, the day represented a comeback. Last year’s race was canceled because of the pandemic. This year, measures were in…

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Community

From Our Readers...

November 11, 2021

In our September 17 issue, we asked readers what part of space they’d like to explore. Mrs. Dami’s students, at Montgomery Elementary School, in Montgomery, New York, shared their thoughts. Read them below. If you were a space explorer, where…

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Arts

Quack!

November 11, 2021

A giant inflatable duck is seen floating on the water in Chile, in South America, on November 2. The work is by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman. It’s part of the…

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On This Land

November 10, 2021

On a sunny day in September, about 50 people gathered to break ground for a new school building in Everett, Washington. The city sits on the homeland of the Tulalip Tribes. The president of the school board acknowledged this in…

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The Kid Report: On This Land

November 10, 2021

The story "On This Land"—about honoring Native land—appears in this week's issue of TIME for Kids. Nathan Whittinghill attends middle school in the Mukilteo School District, in Washington State. Here, he writes about what land acknowledgement means to him and…

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Joking Around

November 9, 2021

Greg Heffley is the main character in Jeff Kinney’s best-selling Diary of a Wimpy Kid series of books. Greg is a middle school student with big dreams. In his diary, he writes stories about his struggles to fit in and…

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Magical Friendship

November 9, 2021

¡¡Manu!! is a graphic novel about a class clown who’s skilled at magic. Named Manu, the girl pulls pranks on her teachers and classmates. One day, after pranking her class, she loses her magic. With help from her friend Josefina,…

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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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Animal Rights

November 5, 2021

It’s a sunny afternoon at the Bronx Zoo, in New York City. A monorail train approaches the elephant exhibit. A child screeches in delight as a female Asian elephant named Happy comes into view. Happy flaps her ears and wraps…

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