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A Spooky Movie

October 11, 2018

An angry pumpkin, scary garden gnomes, and a gang of giant gummy bears are just a few of the creepy curiosities in the new movie Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween. The film, based on the popular Goosebumps books by R.L. Stine,…

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Girl-Powered

September 26, 2018

Girls Think of Everything was first published in 2000. At the time, author CATHERINE THIMMESH didn’t even have Internet access. To do research, she combed through library books, searching for history’s overlooked female inventors. Two decades later, women and…

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Dancing Duos

September 26, 2018

ABC’s Dancing with the Stars: Juniors debuts on October 7. The show pairs 12 celebrity kids with professional junior ballroom dancers. Each duo has an adult mentor. These seasoned pros guide the young dancers through choreographed routines showcasing different dance…

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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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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…

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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…

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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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Down to a Science

August 31, 2018

Science lovers, unite! At the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF), around 1,700 science-obsessed kids from nearly 80 countries set out to make a difference in the world—and win big. The new documentary Science Fair follows nine of…