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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…

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All About Bots

February 20, 2019

When you think of robots, you may think of a machine with a human shape. But robotics takes many forms. Did you know the temperature inside your refrigerator is regulated by robotics? When you ride in an airplane, the pilot…

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Getting Even

February 13, 2019

At first, Eventown seems ideal. It’s a town filled with perfectly ripe blueberries, fast-growing rosebushes, and the world’s tastiest ice cream. It’s just the right place for Elodee and her family to move to when they’re looking for a fresh…