New Kid from Jerry Craft
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…and the 2020 winner of the oldest and top children’s book award in America goes to “New Kid” by author and graphic novel illustrator Jerry Craft!

For the first time a graphic novel has GARNERED the Newbery Medal, the most prestigious award from the American Library Association.... Read more

Kobe Bryant, one of the most celebrated players in NBA history, died in a helicopter crash last month that killed nine people. Bryant was 41 years old.
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Kobe Bryant, one of the most celebrated players in NBA history, died in a helicopter crash last month that killed nine people. Bryant was 41 years old.

Bryant played in high school in a Philadelphia suburb and racked up 2,883 points over the course of four years. In 1996, he entered the... Read more

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Australia is battling one of its worst brushfire seasons in recent memory. There are more than 200 fires burning. The fires started in September and have been fueled by record-breaking temperatures and severe drought.

“Climate change is exacerbating every risk factor for more frequent and... Read more

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Costa Rica is a small country with very big goals: to become the first country to be plastic-free and carbon-free by 2021!

Since 2014, the country’s energy has run on 99 percent renewable sources. In 2015, Costa Rica ran for 75 consecutive days on fully renewable energy, and they did it... Read more

Boomer sticking head out of holiday wreath
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A series of holidays are upon us, and many of them are favorites. Was your Halloween frighteningly fabulous?

Halloween, also known as All Hallows’ Eve or All Saints’ Eve, is celebrated in several countries on Oct. 31. For many kids, dressing up in kooky costumes, trick-or-treating and... Read more

Greta Thunberg speaking at  the European  Parliament in  April of 2019
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Top Photo: Greta Thunberg speaking at the European Parliament in April of 2019

Photo credit: wikimedia.org

There’s no doubt about it: kids can change the world.

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It shelters 1,300 bird species, 3,000 types of fish and 40,000 species of plants.

Did you know that the Amazon is home to all of this and more? That’s right! The Amazon has a uniquely rich and diverse ecosystem.

Some of the rainforest’s most well-known residents are poison dart... Read more

Teacher and students go in costume, wearing clothing of the time period.
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Have you ever wished you could travel back in time? It is possible, and you don’t even need a time machine! Instead, you and your class can visit the Tubac Presidio State Historic Park and see what it was like to go to school in the 1880s.

Third- through fifth-grade students and their... Read more

Young Reporters Valerie and Erin with Buzz Aldrin.
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Originally printed in June 1996

by Valarie Potell & Erin Machac

Desert Valley Elementary

Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin, the second man to walk on the moon, recently met with Arizona schoolchildren at Phoenix Symphony Hall. His presentation was sponsored by the Arizona Science... Read more

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