"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."
Putin faces threat to his power
Sixteen months of war
Lost submersible investigation starts
China’s dragon boats set sail
IT’S AN AMAZING WEEK FOR…
Bank interest rates rise again
The Bank of England
WORD OF THE WEEK
THIS WEEK IN HISTORY
Student Voice winners named
Inspiring new eco-leaders
The fastest puzzle solver
A spectacular five-day festival
Around the world
Should vaping be banned?
Our incredible human bodies • Dr Ronx shares their medical knowledge.
Teen takes to the stage
A birthday record-breaker
Kangaroos didn’t always hop
Elephant hawk-moths flutter
Celebrating 75 years of healthcare for everyone • The National Health Service has cared for people since 1948.
Important moments in the history of the NHS
An ancient face revealed
Old bones lead to new discovery
Water movement has changed Earth’s spin
New armoured dinosaur unearthed
NEW ISSUE ALERT!
Photos of the week
Urban sport on show
THE WEEK’S WINNERS…
Stay safe in the sun • Enjoy the summer sunshine while staying safe.
“I try to find shade”
Remember to slip, slop, slap, seek and slide
Pixar’s fiery love story • Visit a world where fire, water, earth and air learn to get along.
Three films coming to cinemas this summer
Sheeran is UK’s favourite musician
THIS WEEK’S WATCH LIST
5 books celebrating anniversaries • These popular children’s stories all have important birthdays this year.
Vivi Conway and the Sword of Legend
Lizzie Huxley-Jones • The author weighs up which is better – her birthday or Christmas.
WIN! • a copy of Vivi Conway and the Sword of Legend
When the truth is stranger than fiction • The books on our Older Non-Fiction shortlist tell fantastic factual stories.
MEET THE JUDGES
Get ready to rumble! • Crash Bandicoot and friends return in the all-action Crash Team Rumble.
VIDEO OF THE WEEK
PODCAST OF THE WEEK
WEBSITE OF THE WEEK
Write gripping flash fiction
Purple toothpaste arrives in UK
Optimus Crime takes to the fields
Mice celebrate solstice
Strict landlord’s vegan rules
CHARITY OF THE WEEK
Interviewing Adam Diver
Share your shelf of favourite reads
Teacher OF THE WEEK
THE WEEK Junior SHOW
Quiz of the week
The Week Junior