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Pure Magic

August 28, 2019

Jim Henson, the creator of the Muppets, released the movie The Dark Crystal in 1982. It tells the story of a planet that’s home to birdlike creatures called Skeksis, wise wizards called Mystics, and peaceful elves called Gelfling. Now, 37…


A Quest for Hope

August 28, 2019

In Lalani of the Distant Sea, 12-year-old Lalani Sarita lives on the island of Sanlagita. Her life there doesn’t hold much more than mending fishing nets. When her mother gets sick, Lalani goes on a quest to a mysterious island…


Join the Club

August 23, 2019

Author ANN M. MARTIN introduced the Baby-Sitters Club series to readers more than 30 years ago. Now, for the first time, the popular books are available as audiobooks. All 131 titles were released on Audible on August 13. Actress Elle…


TFK Reads: Far Away

August 20, 2019

Far Away, by Lisa Graff, is a novel that explores the lines between real life and fantasy and truth and falsehood. The book is one of TFK’s 10 recommended reads this summer. After we chose our picks, we handed them…

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The Leader of the Flock

August 16, 2019

They’re as wild and funny as ever. But now, the Angry Birds have matured. The Angry Birds Movie 2 is inspired by the popular video game. In this sequel, Silver is new to the Bird Island flock, and she has…


TFK Reads: The Last Last-Day-of-Summer

August 13, 2019

The Last Last-Day-of-Summer, by Lamar Giles, is an epic adventure story. It takes place during the final stretch of summer break, with the first day of school just around the corner. The Last Last-Day-of-Summer is one of TFK’s 10 recommended…

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Jungle Adventure

August 9, 2019

Dora the Explorer isn’t just a cartoon anymore. It’s now a live-action adventure movie. In Dora and the Lost City of Gold, Dora lives in the jungle with her mom and dad. When her parents go searching for a lost…


TFK Reads: Dragon Pearl

August 6, 2019

Dragon Pearl, by Yoon Ha Lee, is a science-fiction adventure inspired by Korean folklore. The story is filled with shape-shifting spirits, goblins, and mystical objects. Dragon Pearl is one of TFK’s 10 recommended reads this summer. After we made our…


Finding Your Way

August 2, 2019

How do you choose your friends? What do your friends say about who you are? These are some of the questions posed in The 47 People You’ll Meet in Middle School, by KRISTIN MAHONEY. In the novel, Gus enters middle…


TFK Reads: My Corner of the Ring

July 30, 2019

My Corner of the Ring is a memoir written by 12-year-old boxer Jesselyn Silva. Jesselyn started boxing at age 7. She’s one of only a few girls who box competitively in the United States. My Corner of the Ring is…