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Ready, Set, Sail!

July 23, 2021

This spring, 12 sailing teams from around the world competed in the first-ever Ocean Race Europe. The race set off from Lorient, France, on May 29. Teams of six to 10 people spent 22 days sailing the Atlantic Ocean and…

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Meet an Athlete

June 21, 2021

The world’s best athletes with a disability will compete at the Paralympic Games, in Tokyo, Japan, from August 24 through September 5. Nicky Nieves is a Paralympic gold medalist. She’s on the United States Women’s Sitting National Team for volleyball.…


Educators Who Inspire

May 2, 2021

Everyone knows teachers who go above and beyond to help their students learn and grow. This year, Teacher Appreciation Week starts May 3. To celebrate, we asked TFK Kid Reporters to tell us about a teacher who inspires them. Read…


8 Questions for Autumn Peltier

April 9, 2021

A member of the Wiikwemkoong First Nation, Autumn Peltier, 16, lives in Canada. She advocates for clean water for that country’s indigenous people. TFK Kid Reporter Pranav Mukhi spoke with her about the power of youth activism. 1. What does…


Kid Heroes for the Planet

April 8, 2021

On Earth Day, people around the world work to help our planet. But April 22 isn’t the only day this happens. Many people, including kids, protect the Earth all year long. Read about five inspiring Kid Heroes for the Planet,…


Kids Care About: Polar Bears

April 8, 2021

TFK Kid Reporter Victoria Hanson cares about polar bears. She talked to experts about why these animals are in danger and how people can help. Polar bears live mostly within the Arctic Circle. They’ve been on the endangered-species list since…


Should People Be Rewarded for Recycling?

April 6, 2021

Boots is a company with stores throughout the United Kingdom. It sells health and beauty products. In September 2020, Boots launched a program that rewards customers for recycling empty product packaging. Participants get points they can use toward store purchases.…

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On Planet Earth

April 6, 2021

For our Earth Day special issue, we’re featuring three new books about our planet—and the plants and animals that live here. Hello, Earth! Hello, Earth! Poems to Our Planet explores the extraordinary place we call home. Each poem is dedicated…


Food Gone to Waste

March 12, 2021

More than 1 billion tons of food are wasted each year, according to a new report from the United Nations. That’s 17% of the food produced globally in a year. Most waste happens at home, the report says. People buy…


From Our Readers...

March 4, 2021

We love hearing from our readers! Here's what a few of you have to say this week. I liked reading about Amanda Gorman (February 19). I think she and I could make the world a better place. Even though the…


PPE Pollution

February 18, 2021

Zoë Trisha Prinsloo sees all sorts of plastic trash during her beach cleanups in Cape Town, South Africa. The teenager has collected plastic bottles, food containers, straws, and more. Lately, Prinsloo has noticed an increase in a certain kind of…


Ocean Commotion

February 12, 2021

Sound pollution caused by humans is making oceans noisier than ever and harming marine life. That’s according to a new article published in the journal Science. Researchers looked at thousands of studies on ocean sound and its effects on wildlife.…

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If I Were President...

January 19, 2021

Tomorrow is Inauguration Day. Joe Biden will be sworn in as the 46th president of the United States. This year, many of the inaugural activities are taking place online. One of them is a special livestream for students and families…


Positively Happy

December 9, 2020

One night before bed, Christine Carter was sitting with her daughter in her lap. They were making a list: “Three Good Things of the Day.” Her daughter, who was braiding Carter’s hair, said, “Mom, this is going to be one…


Kid of the Year Gitanjali Rao

December 4, 2020

For months, we’ve been asking, “who will become Kid of the Year?” The answer was revealed on December 4 during a TV special on Nickelodeon. Out of more than 5,000 nominees, Gitanjali Rao won the top honor. Academy Award–winning actor…



Incredible Kids: Jack Dalton

November 12, 2020

Who’ll become the Kid of the Year? The answer will be revealed December 4 on an hour-long TV special on Nickelodeon. Read about Jack Dalton, one of the top 20 finalists, below. Jack, 10, from Nashua, New Hampshire, is committed…


Seaweed Solution

October 23, 2020

Welcome to Bamfield, a coastal community in British Columbia, Canada. Louis Druehl is steering The Kelp Express along the shore. For 51 years, the boat has taken him to Kelp Bay. There, ropes of seaweed are growing beneath the water’s…



Space Junk

October 16, 2020

According to the Union of Concerned Scientists, there are nearly 2,800 working satellites in space. We depend on these devices for technology we use every day, such as video calls, online maps, satellite TV, and weather tracking. Scientists use them…