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On a Mission

May 17, 2019

Middle school is difficult already for Jesse Broadview. Her mom is in Iraq with the military, and Jesse doesn’t have many friends. But her life gets even more complicated when someone steals money from the school library. Jesse’s dad, the…

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The New Kid

May 10, 2019

The Next Great Paulie Fink is a book about middle school. But it doesn’t take place in a typical school setting. Caitlyn and her mom move from their suburban town to a rural community in Vermont. There, Caitlyn begins attending…

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Space Mistakes

April 23, 2019

In space, just like on Earth, success often means learning from failure. JEFFREY KLUGER is a best-selling author and the science editor at TIME. His new book for kids, Disaster Strikes! The Most Dangerous Space Missions of All Time, is…


8 Questions for Ellen Oh

April 18, 2019

Ellen Oh is a novelist. In 2014, she cofounded We Need Diverse Books (WNDB). The group promotes books featuring characters from a variety of ethnic and cultural backgrounds. She spoke with TFK Kid Reporter Josh Lee. 1. Why do we…

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Living Legend

April 17, 2019

I Am Hermes! opens on Mount Olympus, the cloud-covered home of the Greek gods. Hermes, the son of Zeus and Nymph Maia, has just been born. It’s not long before he utters his first word: “Gimme!” That same day, the…

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Hope and Humor

April 9, 2019

Trevor Noah is the host of The Daily Show on Comedy Central. He is also the author of a best-selling memoir about growing up in South Africa. It has been published in a young readers’ edition, It’s Trevor Noah: Born…

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Garden Games

April 8, 2019

Growing a garden is hard, but it can also be rewarding. In Gardening with Emma, 13-year-old EMMA BIGGS teaches kids to grow cool things in their own backyards. Emma told TFK Kid Reporter Alana Cho she wants to inspire kids…

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A New View

March 22, 2019

In the first 13 books of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, readers have gotten to know Greg Heffley, the hero and narrator. He’s a goofball who gets into trouble a lot. But the latest addition to the series…



Inspiration from Above

March 14, 2019

The Day the Universe Exploded My Head is a collection of poems and drawings that shed light on the mysteries of the solar system. It is a whimsical—but always factual—journey to outer space and back. The book was written…

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Out of This World

March 6, 2019

In Sal & Gabi Break the Universe, Gabi Reál has a mystery to solve: Who put a raw chicken in her friend’s locker? Gabi suspects the new kid in school, Sal Vidón. But as she investigates, Gabi discovers Sal’s big…