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Early Blossoms

April 5, 2024

Cities such as Tokyo, Japan, and Washington, D.C., get millions of tourists every spring during cherry blossom season. The blooms mark the return of warm weather. But the trees are blooming earlier and earlier. This is an indication of increasing…

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Kid of the Week: Anyendall Chavarría

April 5, 2024

What does being an activist mean? Why did you become one? It means pushing others to take action. I’m looking to help kids
get motivated to take action for
the environment. When I was 4,
I found a plastic bottle at a river…

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Creative Crabs

April 4, 2024

Plastic is everywhere. According to the United Nations, enough plastic waste to fill 2,000 garbage trucks is dumped into waterways such as oceans, rivers, and lakes each day. There’s plastic litter at the bottom of the ocean and on top…

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Recycling Food

April 4, 2024

Robert Kurtz finds himself working right in the middle of a composting revolution. Kurtz is a commercial solutions manager at Rust Belt Riders. The composting company is based in Cleveland, Ohio. Its goal is to fight climate change by recycling…

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Cicada Spring

April 4, 2024

More than a trillion cicadas are coming to the United States. Two broods of the red-eyed flying insects are emerging from the ground this month. People in the Midwest and Southeast should expect a season of high-pitched buzzing. Brood XIX…

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Business

Ready for Love

April 3, 2024

Charlotte Liebling considers herself a “world watcher”—someone who carefully observes the world around her. Here’s an example: When she was in college, Liebling volunteered at a store that sold secondhand goods. She observed people bringing in items to donate, including…

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The Kid Report: Ready for Love

April 3, 2024

When I was younger, I loved the band BTS. I had a doll of one of my favorite members, V. My uncle gave him to me as a present for my birthday. I was very happy when I found out.…

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Environment

Color Our World

April 3, 2024

People everywhere celebrate Earth Day on April 22. It’s a day set aside for us all to do our part to help the planet. But you don’t have to wait for April 22 to show your appreciation for the environment.…

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Earth Day Reads

April 3, 2024

Are you looking for a book to read for Earth Day? These new books explore the theme of the environment in different ways. The Curse of Eelgrass Bog uses fantasy and magic to make an important point. The Secret Language…

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Technology

TikTok in Trouble

March 15, 2024

On March 13, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill that could force ByteDance, which owns TikTok, to sell the video-sharing app. Lawmakers are concerned that TikTok is a threat to national security. ByteDance is based in China. Lawmakers…

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Solar Eclipse Excitement

March 15, 2024

Parts of the United States are preparing for quite the astrological event. On April 8, a total solar eclipse will be visible in 15 states. The other continental states will be able to see a partial solar eclipse. A solar…

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Culture Connections

March 14, 2024

Ancient magic. A talking tiger. The Tiger’s Apprentice, streaming now, is an animated movie filled with marvels. Brandon Soo Hoo voices Tom Lee, the movie’s young hero. TFK Kid Reporter Sophia Zhang interviewed the actor about his character and experiences.…

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Sibling Story

March 14, 2024

Haili Smith, 16, says she and her sibling, Brooke, “have very different tastes in books.” Haili likes spine-tinglers. Brooke, 13, prefers fantasy. What they share is the belief that kids are more motivated to read if they relate to a…

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Want to Get the Scoop?

March 13, 2024

It’s back! The TFK Kid Reporter Contest is now open. Think you have what it takes? Apply for a chance to report for our magazines and website. TFK editors will choose up to 10 talented students to be TFK Kid…

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Good Reads

March 13, 2024

We asked TFK Kid Reporters to review some new books that readers might enjoy. Here’s what they had to say. Daughters of the Lamp Sahara has always felt insignificant. She follows logic and always has a plan. But a…

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Mission of the Month: Protect the Planet

March 13, 2024

Join a community of kids who are making the world a better and brighter place. TFK Service Stars know that even the smallest actions can make a big impact. Mission of the Month You don’t need to be a superhero…

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Standing Up

March 8, 2024

Nadine Fonseca is a career development expert. Here, she writes about promoting fairness and respect in the workplace. In school, some people just won’t get along, and even in a work environment, not everyone behaves in a professional manner.…