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Going Home

September 20, 2018

Louisiana’s Way Home opens in the middle of the night, when Louisiana Elefante’s grandmother rouses her from sleep, puts her in the car, and drives. At first, Louisiana isn’t worried. As she says, “Granny has many middle-of-the-night ideas.” But soon,…

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A New Legend

September 20, 2018

North American folklore tells of the mysterious Bigfoot. The apelike creature is towering and hairy, and leaves large footprints. In the animated film Smallfoot, opening September 28, the folklore is reversed: Snow creatures known as yetis talk about the mysterious…

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Should Plastic Straws Be Banned?

September 20, 2018

People are taking a stand against plastic straws. On July 1, Seattle, Washington, became the first major U.S. city to ban plastic straws. Eight days later, Starbucks announced plans to phase out single-use plastic straws by 2020. More companies and…

World

Jailed for the Truth

September 14, 2018

A court in Myanmar has sentenced two journalists from the Reuters news agency to seven years in prison. Earlier this month, the judge ruled that Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo illegally got hold of secret government documents. The journalists…

Science

Found: Plant-Eating Shark

September 14, 2018

Researchers have discovered a type of shark that eats plants in addition to animals. It is the first shark known to be an omnivore. Bonnethead sharks live in shallow coastal waters of the United States, Central America, and South America.…

Community

Teacher's Pup

September 14, 2018

“Hi, Brody! Hi, Shelby!” Abby Walker says as she enters her principal’s office. Brody, a mix of Labrador retriever, Great Dane, and German shepherd, runs toward her. Shelby, a border collie mix, is also eager to be petted. Abby,…

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Business

Inside the Crayola Factory

September 14, 2018

Step into the Crayola factory in Easton, Pennsylvania. Here, humming machines and bustling workers crank out about 180 crayons a minute. In a year, the Crayola company produces nearly 3 billion of the colorful wax sticks. They’re used by people…

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Fish for Lunch

September 14, 2018

Salmon burgers, salmon mac-and-cheese, and king salmon corn dogs are served in schools in Sitka, Alaska. In Sitka, it’s easy to hook kids on fish. Fresh and locally sourced, the fish tastes great. Thanks to the Fish to Schools program,…

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Time for Magic

September 13, 2018

Halloween comes early this year in The House with a Clock in Its Walls. The movie is based on the book by John Bellairs. It follows 10-year-old Lewis (OWEN VACCARO, center) who goes to live with his uncle Jonathan (Jack…

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A Historical Adventure

September 13, 2018

What do you get when you mix orphans, the Civil War, and dinosaurs? Dactyl Hill Squad. In this mash-up of historical fiction and fantasy, orphan Magdalys Roca and friends escape the 1863 New York City draft riots on the backs…

Science

Moon Mission

September 7, 2018

People first set foot on the moon on July 20, 1969. Astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin stepped from the Apollo 11 spacecraft and planted an American flag on the moon’s rocky surface. Six NASA lunar missions followed over the…

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Health

Hooked on Games

September 7, 2018

Playing video games can be a fun way to unwind or spend time with friends. In schools, teachers use games like Minecraft to sharpen students’ thinking, encourage teamwork, and spur the imagination. But for some players, gaming has become an…

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Judging a Judge

September 7, 2018

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh faced tough questions from Senate Democrats last week. That is when Senate confirmation hearings took place. The hearings were to decide if Kavanaugh, 53, should sit on the nation’s top court. President Donald Trump…

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Brave New Girl

September 7, 2018

Adventure awaits on the new Netflix animated series Hilda. Hilda is a girl with blue hair who loves to explore. She lives in the wilderness with her mom and a creature called a deer fox, named Twig. Her neighbors are…

World

Brazil Museum Blaze

September 7, 2018

The National Museum of Brazil, in Rio de Janeiro, was gutted by a fire on September 2. Some 90% of its 20 million artifacts may have been destroyed. The 200-year-old building held the largest collection of historical and scientific relics…

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Pack Your Bags

September 7, 2018

Have you heard of the Hanging Temple of Hengshan, in China? What about the Chocolate Hills, in the Philippines? These places and dozens of others are featured in The Atlas Obscura Explorer’s Guide for the World’s Most Adventurous Kid, by…

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Meet Our Kid Reporters

September 7, 2018

This year’s TFK Kid Reporters were chosen from 300 applicants in a nationwide competition. The crew will report on local and national news for TIME for Kids. Here are some fun facts about our newest reporters. Want to be a…

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John F. Kennedy

September 6, 2018

John F. Kennedy (May 29, 1917—November 22, 1963) was the 35th president of the United States. While in office, he led the country though several international crises. He also worked to achieve major civil rights reforms and promoted public service.…