"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."
Israel-Hamas conflict erupts
Glitter gone as EU bans microplastics
Marathon runners smash records
IT’S AN AMAZING WEEK FOR…
Superfast train line scrapped
A world-first rail line
WORD OF THE WEEK
BLACK HISTORY MONTH
Heavy floods hit Scotland
Classic opera gets a twist
A new exhibition full of poo
Coelho completes library marathon
Around the world
Should dog owners take a test? • Some people say it would ensure well-behaved and happier dogs.
Teaching others to build hope • Mark Black History Month with this uplifting author.
Michael Gambon 1940–2023 • The actor who played Dumbledore was known for having fun.
THEY SAID IT!
One island’s miraculous comeback
Tiny gecko bounces back
Watch out for the red deer rut
Earthworms are doing their bit
Animal of the week • West African dwarf crocodile
Good week Bad week
How alike are red pandas and giant pandas?
100 years of making magic • Walt Disney’s fabulous films are still enchanting audiences.
Three films you might not know
Searching for aliens is easier with AI
Scientists win award for Covid-19 vaccine
Men’s Cricket World Cup begins
Numbers to know
THE WEEK’S WINNERS…
How to handle the news • Learning to cope with lots of news can make you feel calm and in control.
Top tips to deal with too much news
Take action to help with climate worries
Explore Japan’s stories • Find out about Japanese culture and art at a new exhibition.
More wonder-filled events in October
5 books for Black History Month • Dive into some wonderful plots that explore the real-life stories of black people.
The Taming of the Cat
Helen Cooper • The author tells us how cheese, mice and cats combine to form her story.
Rap, hip hop and black history • The author who mixes music, history and fiction.
ON MY SHELF
Bits and pieces • Get coding and creating with the pocket-sized BBC micro:bit computer.
VIDEO OF THE WEEK
GAME OF THE WEEK
WEBSITE OF THE WEEK
Spy the northern lights
CHARITY OF THE WEEK
A Turkish adventure – our best holiday ever
YOUR PHOTOS • We’d love to see your snaps. Send them to us at email@example.com Don’t forget to tell us why you took them.
Teacher OF THE WEEK
Quiz of the week
The Week Junior