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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…

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In with the New

January 23, 2019

Graphic novelist JERRY CRAFT (pictured) has a lot in common with Jordan Banks. Jordan is the main character in Craft’s latest graphic novel, New Kid. In the story, Jordan is crazy about cartooning and wants to go to art school.…

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A Quest for Freedom

January 16, 2019

It’s the early 18th century, and 12-year-old Oliver Cromwell Pitts has been convicted of thievery and sentenced to seven years of forced labor. He is sent from England to the American colonies, where he is put to work by a…

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Befriending a Hero

January 10, 2019

The year is 1946. Gabriel, a 12-year-old white boy, lives in a small town in South Carolina. One day, Gabriel runs a red light on his bicycle and is nearly killed. He’s saved by a stranger named Meriwether, an African-American…

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The Fad Fight

January 3, 2019

Fidget spinners, slime, buttons—school fads catch on quickly, but are they always a good thing? The Friendship War, by ANDREW CLEMENTS, follows Grace and Ellie, who have been best friends for years. Suddenly, a button fad threatens to break up…

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TFK Kid Reporter Book Reviews: Part 3

December 20, 2018

Here, TFK Kid Reporters Josh Lee and Tiana Sirmans share their reviews of two kid-approved books that were published in 2018. This is the final post in a three-part series. Check for the rest of our end-of-year roundup. Title:…

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TFK Kid Reporter Book Reviews: Part 2

December 18, 2018

Many exciting books were published in 2018. Here, TFK Kid Reporters Will Holland and Maria Suarez review two of them. This is the second in a three-part series. Check back soon for more in our end-of-year roundup. Title: No Fixed…

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TFK Kid Reporter Book Reviews: Part 1

December 14, 2018

Do you love to read? TFK Kid Reporters do, too! Here, Belle Irby and Roman Peterson share their reviews of two of the year's most noteworthy books. This is the first in a three-part series. Check back soon for more…

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Off the Page

December 6, 2018

Inkling tells the story of Ethan, whose father is a well-known artist. Everyone assumes Ethan is good at drawing, too. So he’s asked to illustrate a graphic novel for a school project. But Ethan has a secret: He hates to…