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Good Reads

December 4, 2019

Looking for a good book? Here, TFK Kid Reporters review four of the most noteworthy reads of 2019. For more recommendations, keep checking this page. We’ll post book reviews all through winter break. TITLE: Charlie Thorne and the Last Equation…

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Remaking Money

December 4, 2019

Imagine you’ve been saving to buy a new scooter. Finally, you’re ready to make the purchase, but your envelope of cash is missing. You search for it. Then you make a shocking discovery: Your brother accidentally put the envelope through…

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Fighting Food Ads

December 4, 2019

Food companies engineer junk food to make it addictive. They label their products to make them seem much healthier than they are. And their advertisements target children. All of this is according to a news report read recently by students…

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Undercover

December 3, 2019

Spies in Disguise is an animated science-fiction action movie that follows superspy Lance Sterling. Lance wants to save the world. To do so, he’s forced to rely on help from a young scientist. Things take a surprising turn when Lance…

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Meow in Theaters

December 3, 2019

Cats is one of the longest-running stage musicals ever. The show follows a group of felines on a special night: the Jellicle Ball. Now, Cats has been made into a movie. Professional dancer Robbie Fairchild plays Munkustrap. His character guides…

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Meet Stevie

November 27, 2019

It’s karaoke-rehearsal time at the Knollwood military retirement community, in Washington, D.C. Phil Soriano, 86, has hosted singalongs since 2016. Today, he’ll share host duties with a special guest, one who has been at Knollwood for the past six weeks:…

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Venice Floods

November 27, 2019

Officials in Venice, Italy, are working to fast-track a project to protect the world-famous city against flooding. This comes after Venice saw record flooding last month. Trouble began on November 12, when the city had its highest tide in 50…

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Rare Animal Rediscovered

November 27, 2019

A tiny deerlike animal has been rediscovered in Vietnam, according to a paper published on November 11. The silver-backed chevrotain, also called the Vietnam mouse-deer, had not been seen since 1990. “For so long, this species has seemingly only existed…

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Crochet Away!

November 26, 2019

“Hello, crochet friends!” That’s how Jonah Larson, 11, starts his popular online crochet tutorials. Jonah lives in La Crosse, Wisconsin. He has been crocheting since he was 5 years old. Crochet involves looping yarn with a hooked needle to make…

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Opinion

Should Students Wear Uniforms?

November 26, 2019

Some schools have a policy stating that students must wear uniforms to class. Normally associated with private schools, uniforms have become more common in public schools, too. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, uniforms are required at about…

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Trouble in Toy Town

November 25, 2019

In Playmobil: The Movie, Marla and her brother Charlie are sucked into an animated Playmobil universe. In this realm, the siblings have transformed into Playmobil toys. Charlie, now a Viking warrior toy named Charles the Destroyer, has been separated from…

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Dancing Dogs

November 25, 2019

I, Cosmo is narrated by a 13-year-old golden retriever named Cosmo. Cosmo loves his human, Max. But Max’s parents are always arguing, so Cosmo and Max enter a doggy dancing competition. They hope that winning the competition will keep the…

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The Best Toys of 2019

November 22, 2019

The best toys of 2019 can hatch, tumble, light up, battle, and more. Some of the toys, such as Kano’s coding kits or Lego’s Hidden Side play sets, let users create or discover new worlds. Others, like Pictionary Air or…

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Vote for the 2019 TIME for Kids Person of the Year!

November 8, 2019

Time flies! Before we know it, we’ll be ringing in 2020. But first, the TFK team is taking a look back at 2019. Who was the most important person of the year? Since 1927, TIME has chosen a Person of…

Technology

Drones in Space

November 8, 2019

In 2005, scientists saw the first close-up pictures of Titan, Saturn’s largest moon. The pictures, snapped by the Huygens space probe, showed mountains and dunes. But what got scientists most excited were riverbeds and lakes. Where there’s liquid, there could…

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Food Safety

November 8, 2019

A November 1 report by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) lists 10 cases of salmonella across six states in recent months. Eight people have been hospitalized, and one has died. Symptoms of salmonella can include fever and stomach cramps.…

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Robotics Champions

November 8, 2019

A large international robotics contest, the FIRST Global Challenge, took place from October 24 to 27 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Youth from 191 countries participated. Contestants were challenged with finding high-tech solutions to the problem of ocean pollution. Each…

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Defying Gravity

November 7, 2019

In space, there is no up or down. Without the gravitational pull that we experience on Earth, astronauts and everything else aboard a spacecraft float freely. Earthlings can experience the sensation of zero gravity without blasting into space. How? A…

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