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Chosen By Kids

May 13, 2020

Wondering what book to start next? You’re in luck! The 2020 Children’s Choices Reading List was announced on May 1. This collection of nearly 100 fantastic books was chosen by 12,500 students. They are in kindergarten through sixth grade. They…

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Bingeable Books

April 16, 2020

Being stuck in the house is no fun. And sometimes even television and movies get boring. (Yes, it’s possible!) If you’re looking to get lost in another world, here are some bingeable book series we think you’ll enjoy. Whether you…

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An Exciting Expedition

April 1, 2020

In the graphic novel Journey Under the Arctic, aquanaut and conservationist Fabien Cousteau goes on an adventure with junior explorers Rocco and Olivia in search of the rare Dumbo octopus. Along the way, they discover other fascinating ocean creatures. They…

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Comic Craze!

March 20, 2020

When Raina Telgemeier was a kid in the 1980s, she fell in love with comics. “They were the perfect combination of all the things I liked: characters and stories and humor and artwork,” she told TIME for Kids. But she…

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8 Questions for Jerry Craft

March 20, 2020

Jerry Craft is the author of New Kid. It’s a graphic novel about an African-American boy who feels out of place in his mostly white school. In 2019, New Kid became the first graphic novel to win the Newbery Medal,…

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Another Look

March 18, 2020

Lois Lowry is one of America’s most celebrated authors. In the course of her career, she’s published more than 30 books. Lowry’s latest is On the Horizon. It’s her first work of poetry. “When I sat down to begin to…

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Mischief Maker

March 11, 2020

In Planet Omar: Accidental Trouble Magnet, Omar and his family move to a new place. He must adjust to a new school, new classmates, and a terrible next-door neighbor. He also has to deal with a school bully. To cope,…

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8 Questions for Jason Reynolds

March 5, 2020

Author Jason Reynolds was recently named National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature by the Library of Congress. He spoke with TFK Kid Reporter Jack Doane. 1. What’s your goal as National Ambassador? My goal is to visit small towns and…

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A New View of the Frontier

March 4, 2020

It’s 1880, and 14-year-old Hanna is beginning a new life with her father in the small town of LaForge, in the Dakota Territory. But the townspeople are not happy with their arrival. Hanna is half Asian, and the locals reject…

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Making Breakthroughs

February 19, 2020

Throughout United States history, black women have faced discrimination because of both their race and their gender. Changing the Equation profiles more than 50 black women who overcame obstacles to become pioneers in the world of STEM. STEM stands for…