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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 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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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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A Donkey's Tale

August 31, 2018

The title character of the new book Saving Winslow is a sickly, newborn miniature donkey. Winslow is adopted by Louie, a 10-year-old boy who vows to nurse the creature to health. The book’s author, Sharon Creech, got the name—and…

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Back-to-School Gear Guide

August 29, 2018

Back-to-school season means new gear to get you through the year. Here’s a collection of new products that will make heading to class a little more enjoyable. Totally Middle School A new school year can be scary. Totally Middle…

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TFK Kid Reporter Summer Book Reviews

August 24, 2018

TFK Kid Reporters Benje Choucroun, Christopher Nguyen and Nolan Watson review two of the summer's exciting new books. Book Title: Peeves Author: Mike Van Waes Reviewed by TFK Kid Reporter: Benje Choucroun Genre: Science Fiction Number of pages: 336 …

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TFK Kid Reporter Summer Book Reviews

July 20, 2018

TFK Kid Reporters Erin Jeon and Luke Joachim review two of the summer's exciting new releases. Book Title: Eleanor Roosevelt, Fighter for Justice Author: Ilene Cooper Reviewed by: TFK Kid Reporter Erin Jeon Genre: Biography Number of…

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TFK Kid Reporter Summer Book Reviews

July 6, 2018

TFK Kid Reporters Natalie Chen and Gabrielle Hurd review two of summer's most exciting new books. Book Title: My Year in the Middle Author: Lila Quintero Weaver Reviewed by: TFK Kid Reporter Natalie Chen Genre: Historical Fiction …

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TFK Kid Reporter Summer Book Reviews

June 29, 2018

TFK Kid Reporters Gitanjali Rao and Simar Khanuja review two of summer's most buzz-worthy books. Book Title: The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl Author: Stacy McAnulty Reviewed by: TFK Kid Reporter Gitanjali Rao Genre: Realistic Fiction Number of pages:…

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Cool Science

June 15, 2018

When scientist and author Jack Challoner was a kid, he asked a lot of questions: What is air made of? Why is glass transparent? Why does sugar dissolve in water? He spent summers in his family’s garden doing science experiments…