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FOR TEENS AND KIDS: Stories for the Younger Crowd

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Students Try to Cut Federal Budget in Online Game
'Sexting' Study Finds Low Rate Among Young
Websites Show Young People How to Save Money

East Asian Educators Look to US Schools for Ideas
New Web App Means No More Guesses How to Say a Name
A Quiz Show for Teens Turns 50
Economy Pushes Spanish to Learn English
In Domestic Violence, Children Are Often the Forgotten Victims
American History: Kennedy and the Cuban Missile Crisis

Teens or Younger
A Beloved Family Pet Dies. What Does a Mother Tell Her Children?
Pocahontas, 1595-1617: An Important Player in Early Jamestown
Bright Idea: Light Bulbs From Plastic Bottles, Water and Bleach
Before TV, There Was a Funny Thing Called Radio

Program Helps Students Express Themselves With Creative Writing
The Science of Snow
Explorers Sense a Guiding Presence in Times of Danger
Flying Car Moves Closer to Reality
Learning First Aid: What to Do Until Medical Help Arrives
Learning How to Make Soap

Words and Their Stories: Dog Talk
How Much Screen Time Is Too Much Screen Time for Young Eyes?
Americans and Their Pampered Pets | Tennis in the US
Nick Jonas' Lesson for Other Teen Musicians
Remembering Steve Jobs
Letterboxing: A Modern-Day Treasure Hunt

Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind "Little Women"
Words and Their Stories: From Couch Potato to Cabin Fever
Robert Edison Fulton Circled the World on a Motorcycle
Fukushima Children Tested for Cancer Risk
Concerns About Animal Safety in Movies | Names of Jobs in TV and Film Making
American History: Popular Culture in the 1950s

How an Allowance Helps Children Learn About Money
Laying the Roots for Healthy Teeth in Young Children
Christmas Story: "Angelina's Dress"
A School System in Maine Gives iPads to Kindergartners
Children's Story: "Paul Bunyan"

Children's Story: "Pecos Bill"
Children's Story: "John Henry"
Children's Story: "Paul Bunyan"
Halloween Story 2011: "She Reaps What She Sows"
Halloween Story 2010: "The Boy on Graves-End Road"
Halloween Story 2009: "The Story of My Mother"