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She's a Poet

February 8, 2019

Margarita Engle is a poet. She writes picture books, too. She grew up in Los Angeles, California. Every summer, her parents would take her to Cuba. That’s the country where her mother was born. In Cuba, Engle explored the…

Science

Meet the Dinos

January 11, 2019

Close your eyes. Imagine the Earth millions of years ago. Giant reptiles ruled the planet. Now join TFK as we travel back in time. Let’s explore the world of dinosaurs! This is a Tyrannosaurus rex. It was one of the…

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Technology

On the Water

January 4, 2019

Boats and ships carry people and things across water. They are used for business. They are also used for fun! Here are some ways to travel on water. Have you ever been on a boat? This is a sailboat. Its…

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Arts

Sight and Sound

December 28, 2018

Meet Nick Cave. He is an artist. He plays with sound and motion. He uses different materials in his work. Cave is best known for his Soundsuits. They can spark our imagination. Are you ready to use your imagination? Step…

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Arts

Amazing Artists

December 27, 2018

Artists help us see our world differently. They inspire us. Read about four African-American artists. Who inspires you? Augusta Savage (1892–1962) Augusta Savage was a sculptor. She made figures out of clay and other materials. She was also a teacher.…

United States

Take a Tour

December 17, 2018

The White House is in our nation’s capital, Washington, D.C. The White House is more than 200 years old. It is where the president and the First Family live. See what happens in America’s most famous home. The president works. …

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Community

Time to Celebrate!

December 7, 2018

It’s winter! Do you celebrate a special holiday? Lots of people do. There are many customs and traditions. Take a look. Some people celebrate Christmas. They decorate a Christmas tree. They hang ornaments on its branches. This tradition is about…

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Technology

Ready, Set, Code!

November 29, 2018

Computers need instructions. That’s where coders come in. Coders write programs. Programs tell a computer what to do. Here’s the scoop on coding. Problem Solvers Coders solve problems. They work together. They are creative. Coders are sometimes called programmers. A…

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Community

How Cities Work

November 23, 2018

Cities are full of people. Cities are where people live, work, and play close together. Some are built high into the air. There’s action at every level. There’s even action below the ground! Let’s explore one kind of city. 1.…

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World

Cities of the Future

November 23, 2018

People are building a new kind of city. This type of city will not be on land. It will float on the ocean. The first floating city will be in French Polynesia. That is in the South Pacific Ocean. Construction…

Science

Explore the Moon

November 9, 2018

The moon is Earth’s closest neighbor. It is the brightest object in the night sky. Scientists have studied the moon for thousands of years. Learn more about the moon. The moon is about 4½ billion years old. It is made…

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Animals

Casas de Animales

October 18, 2018

Las personas construyen casas. Una casa nos mantiene calientes y secos. Nos da un lugar para vivir. Los animales también construyen casas. Continúa leyendo para ver cómo lo hacen. Las aves construyen nidos. Usan palitos y hojas. Un nido…

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