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What's She Building in There?

January 8, 2020

Penny Rose is new in town. She has no friends, and spends most of her time in a shed in the backyard. There, she plays around with tools and junk parts to create her own robots. One day, she stumbles…

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Hands-On Science

January 8, 2020

In SciGirls, real middle school girls ask big science questions. Then they journey to find the answers. Along the way, they meet professional scientists and learn about how these people do their work. The show’s new season airs this winter…

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Shoot for the Stars

January 2, 2020

Have you ever wanted to explore outer space? The popular podcast The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian takes listeners on a cosmic journey. The show follows Finn Caspian and his friends as they travel on the Famous Marlowe 280 Interplanetary…

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Rising Reporter

January 2, 2020

In Cub, Cindy just wants the seventh-grade bullies to leave her alone. So she pretends to be boring, hoping they won’t notice her. That begins to change when Cindy gets the opportunity of a lifetime: She becomes a cub reporter,…

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TFK Reads: Pavi Sharma's Guide to Going Home

January 2, 2020

Pavi Sharma’s Guide to Going Home, by Bridget Farr, is about a girl who has become an expert on foster care. After staying in several different foster homes, she’s now living with a wonderful, loving family. She uses her experience…

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TFK Reads: My Life as an Ice Cream Sandwich

December 23, 2019

The main character in My Life as an Ice Cream Sandwich is named Ebony-Grace Norfleet Freeman. But in the imaginary world she’s created in her mind, she goes by E-Grace Starfleet. My Life as an Ice Cream Sandwich, by Ibi…

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TFK Reads: Free Lunch

December 19, 2019

Free Lunch is a memoir, or an autobiographical story about one part of the author’s life. It’s about author Rex Ogle’s experience at home and at school during the first semester of sixth grade. Free Lunch is one of TFK’s…

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TFK Reads: The Big Book of Monsters

December 16, 2019

Monsters are universal. You can find them in stories from every culture. The Big Book of Monsters: The Creepiest Creatures from Classic Literature, by Hal Johnson and Tim Sievert, brings some of the world’s scariest monster stories together in one…

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TFK Reads: Allies

December 12, 2019

Allies, by Alan Gratz, is a work of historical fiction. It pieces together the perspectives of several characters to tell the story of D-Day. On that day, in 1944, one of the most important military invasions in history happened. Allies…

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TFK Reads: More to the Story

December 9, 2019

More to the Story, by Hena Khan, is a modern-day retelling of the classic novel Little Women, which was first published in 1868. This version is about four Pakistani-American sisters living in Atlanta. More to the Story is one of…