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What's Your Review?

July 8, 2022

You’ve got opinions, Junior Journalist, and the world wants to hear them. Step into the shoes of an entertainment reviewer. Mission 14: What's Your Review? With so many books to read, TV shows and movies to watch, video games to…

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Summer Book Reviews: Part 2

July 6, 2022

Do you love to read? TFK Kid Reporters do too! Lauryn Chew and Orlie Weitzman shared their reviews of two of the summer’s most interesting books. This is the second in a five-part series. Check back soon for more from…

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History

The History of Fireworks

July 4, 2022

Fireworks may seem like a very American tradition, especially on the 4th of July. But fireworks go back many years before the first American Independence Day celebration, which took place in 1777, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The earliest fireworks can be…

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United States

Happy Fourth of July!

June 29, 2022

What’s one of the most celebrated events in the United States? It’s the Fourth of July! The annual star-spangled holiday is also called Independence Day. It marks the day that the Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence, on July…

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Summer Book Reviews: Part 1

June 29, 2022

Do you love to read? TFK Kid Reporters do too! Ethan Zhang and Tabitha Kho shared their reviews of two of the summer’s most interesting books. This is the first in a five-part series. Check back soon for more from…

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Community

Help Wanted: Lifeguard

June 27, 2022

This summer, the nation is facing a lifeguard shortage. Many pools are struggling to stay open. The shortage affects one-third of pools in the United States. That’s according to the American Lifeguard Association. The group expects half of all U.S.…

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TFK Press Club

Can You Lead the Way?

June 24, 2022

Junior Journalist, for this mission, you’re in the lead. Share what you know. Mission 13: Can You Lead the Way? Have you ever traveled somewhere new and felt a little lost? Travel writers are here to help. They use descriptive…

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World

Welcoming Summer

June 22, 2022

Crowds gather to watch the sunrise at Stonehenge, on England’s Salisbury Plain, on June 21. They came to celebrate the summer solstice. That’s the longest day of the year in the northern hemisphere. Stonehenge is a circle of giant stones.…

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Environment

Turtle Rescue

June 15, 2022

A kindergartner in Stone Harbor, New Jersey, releases a baby turtle on June 8. Her class released 17 turtles that day. The turtles were raised from eggs. These were rescued from turtles hit by cars. The rescue program is run…

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History

A Juneteenth Celebration

June 14, 2022

On June 19, people across the United States celebrate Juneteenth. The holiday commemorates the ending of slavery in the U.S., in 1865. Juneteenth is short for June 19th. It was on that day, in June 1865, that 250,000 people in…

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Science

Strange Sightings

June 13, 2022

NASA announced a new study on June 9 that will focus on UFOs. A UFO is an unidentified flying object. Throughout history, people have reported unexplained objects in the sky. NASA also calls these sightings UAPs, which stands for “unidentified…

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Community

One Week Left!

June 13, 2022

The deadline for entering the TFK Kid Reporter Contest is just one week away. TFK editors will choose 10 talented students as TFK Kid Reporters for the 2022–2023 school year. Would you like to report for our magazines and website?…

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TFK Press Club

What's Your Summer Song?

June 10, 2022

Junior Journalist, get out your headphones! This TFK Press Club mission is all about music. Mission 12: What's Your Summer Song? Each year, music journalists try to predict what the song of the summer will be. This is the catchy…

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Contest Countdown

June 8, 2022

There are less than two weeks left to 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 2022–2023 school year.…

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History

A Big Celebration

June 8, 2022

This weekend, Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her Platinum Jubilee. That means she has been queen for 70 years. She and her 4-year-old great-grandson, Prince Louis of Cambridge, watched a noisy flyby of jets. They formed a 70 in the…

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The Comeback Kid

June 6, 2022

Harini Logan, 14, is the 2022 Scripps National Spelling Bee champion. On June 2, Harini bested Vikram Raju, 12, during the 90-second lightning round. She spelled 22 words correctly. The winning word was moorhen. That’s a kind of bird. The…

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World

Wire Walker

June 3, 2022

Nathan Paulin walked nearly a mile and a half on a tightrope in France on May 24. He set a new world record for the farthest tightrope walk. The cable was suspended from a crane to the island to Mont-Saint-Michel,…

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New Egyptian Discoveries

June 1, 2022

Archaeologists in Egypt announced on May 30 that they recently discovered 250 sarcophagi. A sarcophagus is a coffin, often made of stone. These are about 2,500 years old, and contain well-preserved mummies. The painted sarcophagi will be displayed at the…

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The History of Memorial Day

May 27, 2022

This story was originally published on May 25, 2018. It was updated on May 27, 2022. Technically, summer doesn’t start until June 20. But many people consider Memorial Day to be the unofficial start of the season. This year, we…

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TFK Goes to an All-Girls Chess Championship

May 25, 2022

The KCF All-Girls National Chess Championship took place April 22 to 24 in Chicago, Illinois. This contest has been running for 17 years. This year, it attracted about 400 competitors from all over the United States. The championship has six…

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