"When you are young, you’re naturally curious about the world and everything in it. But the world seems made for grown-ups; complex and unknowable. That’s why we’ve created The Week Junior. It explains the news and events in ways that children understand; immediate, colourful, exciting. From news to nature, science to geography, and sport to books, The Week Junior explores an extraordinary array of topics from around the globe. Written to engage a young person’s point of view, without spoon-feeding or patronising, it explains events in a safe, accessible and inspiring way."
Heatwave sweeps Europe
Staying safe in the sun
Record-breaking trend grips Nigeria
Hollywood actors begin strike
IT’S AN AMAZING WEEK FOR…
Government makes pay rise offer
Who decides pay levels?
WORD OF THE WEEK
THIS WEEK IN HISTORY
South Asian month begins
Cornwall’s new walking route
Ships set sail to Antarctica
Museum of the year announced
Around the world
Is it ok to limit tourist numbers? • Some holiday destinations have so many visitors they can’t cope.
Delving into a world of books • Step inside the UK’s oldest bookshop for children.
Roger Squires 1932–2023 • The crossword genius who liked to keep his readers guessing.
THEY SAID IT!
Birds are stealing anti-bird spikes
Two bird species co-parent
Find a bendy white willow
Cleaning up London’s waste • Take a peek inside the capital’s gigantic new “super sewer”.
Top toilets around the world
First malaria vaccine to be given out
Unlock your superpower • Pick a book to read, rate and review this summer for a chance to win prizes.
New Wimbledon champions
THE WEEK’S WINNERS…
Ready, steady, go! • Set yourself a challenge this summer.
“I’m learning Italian”
Adventures on stage • Two new musicals are touring the UK.
Three more musicals based on animations
5 books about ancient Rome • Both fact and fiction, these fascinating books bring the Roman world to life.
Art is Everywhere
Joe Haddow • Meet the author who is hoping his book will inspire young artists.
Super STEM books • These books are stuffed full of science facts and big ideas to feed your brain and spark conversations.
MEET THE JUDGES • The people who’ll decide which of these titles wins our STEM Book of the Year award.
Out and about • Stay active in the school holidays with the help of these sites and apps.
APP OF THE WEEK
GAME OF THE WEEK
WEBSITE OF THE WEEK
Make tasty egg muffins
CHARITY OF THE WEEK
Abseiling for Spread a Smile
YOUR PHOTOS • We’d love to see your snaps. Send them to us at firstname.lastname@example.org Don’t forget to tell us why you took them.
Teacher OF THE WEEK
THE WEEK Junior SHOW
Quiz of the week
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