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Big Bird

August 14, 2023

The world’s largest rubber duck floats near a wharf in Leonardtown, Maryland, on August 4. The balloon, named Mama Duck, is 61 feet tall and nearly 80 feet long. It has traveled all over the United States since 2014. Owner…

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What's Your Angle?

August 7, 2023

When writing a story, a journalist will consider what angle to take. The angle has to do with the story’s point of view, or perspective. Picking an angle helps a writer focus on one part of a larger topic. A…

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Science

Heat Wave

July 31, 2023

People cool off near a fountain in New York City, on July 27. Scientists say July is Earth’s hottest month on record. Extreme hot weather has blistered three continents—North America, Europe, and Asia. In the United States, more than 128…

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World

Panda Population

July 24, 2023

South Korea’s panda population nearly doubled on Tuesday, July 11—from three to five. Twin cubs were born at Everland theme park. That’s near the capital city of Seoul. But the newcomers will eventually be sent to China, where their parents…

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Science

Stars Are Born

July 17, 2023

This image from NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope shows a region of clouds called Rho Ophiuchi. The clouds are made of gas and dust. Stars are being born here. Some are as massive as our sun. Rho Ophiuchi is 390…

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What's Your Business Story?

July 10, 2023

One topic journalists often cover is business. Business stories keep people up-to-date on important economic changes and the actions of national and international companies. These stories can help people make financial decisions, and they can help consumers make choices. Business…

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History

The History of Fireworks

July 3, 2023

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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Environment

Making a Better World

June 26, 2023

Imagine venturing into the depths of the jungle to observe the chimpanzees who call it home. With a scrawl in your notepad and a click of your camera, you document groundbreaking information about the species. Sounds awesome, right? Jane Goodall…

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A Juneteenth Celebration

June 16, 2023

This story was originally published on June 15, 2021. It was updated on June 16, 2023. 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…

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Community

Be a TFK Kid Reporter

June 12, 2023

It’s not too late! There is ONE WEEK left to apply for the TFK Kid Reporter Contest! Applications are due June 19. Do you dream of being a reporter? Here's your chance to report for our magazines and website. TFK…

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What Are You Reading?

June 5, 2023

With summer on the way and time on your hands, you might be looking for something to read. Reviews are a good way to learn about new books. A well-written review gives you a brief summary but also some insight…

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The History of Memorial Day

May 29, 2023

This story was originally published on May 25, 2018. It was updated on May 29, 2023. Technically, summer doesn’t start until June 21. But many people consider Memorial Day to be the unofficial start of the season. This year, we…

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Science

Liftoff

May 22, 2023

On Sunday, May 21, a SpaceX rocket launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida. It is carrying four astronauts to the International Space Station. Two are from Saudi Arabia. They are the first Saudis to go into space since 1985. One, Rayyanah…

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Be a TFK Kid Reporter

May 15, 2023

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 up to 10 talented students as TFK Kid Reporters for the 2023–2024 school…

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World

Royal Celebration

May 8, 2023

Great Britain’s newly crowned King Charles III and Queen Camilla wave from Buckingham Palace, in London, on May 6. They were coronated at nearby Westminster Abb…

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Who Inspires You?

May 1, 2023

In April, TIME released its list of the 100 most influential people of the year. These individuals include leaders across a variety of fields. All are working for a better future. Some 2023 honorees include author Judy Blume, athlete Mikaela…

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Science

Starship Launches

April 21, 2023

On April 20, SpaceX launched its first test flight of Starship, the biggest rocket ever built. The 400-foot-tall, stainless steel ship took off from Starbase, a spaceport in southern Texas. No people were on board for this launch. “I’m not…

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What's Trending?

April 20, 2023

A trend is something that’s popular for a short period of time. For example, wraparound sunglasses were trendy in the 1980s. A decade later, kids begged their parents for Furbies and Tamogotchis. (Never heard of these toys? Trust us. They…

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Community

Be a TFK Kid Reporter

April 20, 2023

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 up to 10 talented students as TFK Kid Reporters for the 2023–2024 school…

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United States

Full Bloom

April 20, 2023

Wildflowers are in bloom at the Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve on April 14, after years of drought. The reserve is in Lancaster, California. Record-breaking rain…

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