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Flying High

April 15, 2021

Good news for American bald eagles! Since 2009, their population has quadrupled in the lower 48 states, according to a recent report by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Bald eagles were once on the brink of extinction. But efforts…

Arts

Stitched in Time

April 15, 2021

When Caster Pettway, 67, was a girl, there were always quilts around. They were on the beds and couches in her house. Sometimes, her mother would hang a quilt on the porch to show it off to the neighbors. She…

Community

Here to Help

April 14, 2021

Dear TFK, I’ve noticed that you focus a lot on young activists in your articles, and I love it! They are all so inspiring. When I feel inspired, I want to go out and do something, make a change in…

Time Off

Happy at Home

April 14, 2021

Like most people, author and illustrator Mike Lowery has spent a lot of time at home in the past year. To keep boredom at bay, he started dreaming up fun things to do with his wife and two kids. “Sometimes,…

Environment

Back to the Wild

April 9, 2021

Gray wolves have roamed North America for at least half a million years. Their habitat once included most of the continental United States. But during the 1800s and early 1900s, wolves were hunted to near extinction. By the 1960s, the…

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Be a TFK Kid Reporter

April 9, 2021

Do you dream of being a reporter? Enter the TFK Kid Reporter Contest for a chance to report for our magazines and website. TFK Editors will choose 10 talented students as TFK Kid Reporters for the 2021-2022 school year. To…

World

Elephants at Risk

April 9, 2021

African elephants are becoming more endangered, according to a March 25 report by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). The group looks at animal populations to determine how likely they are to become extinct. There are two…

World

Mummies on the Move

April 9, 2021

The Pharaohs’ Golden Parade took place in Cairo, Egypt, on April 3. It celebrated the country’s history, transporting 22 royal mummies from the Egyptian Museum to the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization. The mummies of 18 kings and four queens…

Community

From Our Readers...

April 9, 2021

You can write to us to share your thoughts and opinions on TIME for Kids articles. We recently received this letter from a reader in Connecticut. With regard to your article “Exploring Mars” (March 26), it was interesting and…

Technology

An Electric Future

April 9, 2021

In January, one of the world’s major automakers, General Motors (GM), announced that it would stop selling gas-powered cars by 2035. The company says it will make more battery-powered vehicles. In March, Swedish automaker Volvo stepped up the timeline. It…

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Environment

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…

Environment

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,…

Opinion

Grow Your Own Garden

April 8, 2021

Gardens come in all shapes and sizes. Starting a new one from scratch might seem daunting. But with a little planning and a few tips, you’ll be growing in no time. One of the most important things to remember when…

Science

Mystery of the Sea

April 8, 2021

Legend has it that in the 1970s, a boat captain spotted a green banana peel floating above a sinkhole about 50 miles off the coast of Florida. That sinkhole is now known as the Green Banana. A sinkhole is a…

Environment

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…

United States

The Butterfly Problem

April 7, 2021

For 23 years, the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation has held an annual monarch butterfly count. Each autumn, volunteers visit spots on the West Coast where monarchs are known to gather. They count the colorful insects to learn about the…

United States

Return of the Cicadas

April 7, 2021

Parts of the eastern United States and Midwest will witness an extraordinary natural event this spring. Trillions of Brood 10 cicadas are expected to emerge in mid-May after 17 years underground. They'll likely be around until late June or July.…

Opinion

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.…

Time Off

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…

Arts

Sounds of the Jungle

March 23, 2021

Sandra Boynton is the author and illustrator of more than 60 children’s books. Yo-Yo Ma is a world-renowned cellist. They came together to create a short, animated video to accompany Jungle Night, a new book by Boynton that takes little…

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