"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."
Israeli army operation ends
Bringing children together
Ukraine not offered NATO membership
Giraffes return to Angola
IT’S AN AMAZING WEEK FOR…
MP has children’s art painted over
Support for children
WORD OF THE WEEK
THIS WEEK IN HISTORY
Border bridge is honoured
Theatre puts props on sale
Poppies’ seeds of success
Libraries are a valuable lifeline
Around the world
Are hosepipe bans a good idea? • Some people think that it’s unfair to control water usage.
What you need to know
LAST WEEK’S POLL
Three reasons hosepipe bans are a good idea
Three reasons hosepipe bans are a bad idea
The power of creating wonder • Author Frank Cottrell-Boyce says reading is magic.
A curious head for news
“” THEY SAID IT!
Soil could get climate on track
The plan to boost insects
Bats flit about in the twilight
Elephants like a varied diet too
Animal of the week
A festival of great football • Australia and New Zealand host 64 matches in July and August.
Photos of the week
Athletes take UK titles
THE WEEK’S WINNERS…
Get to grips with hay fever • Learn to cope with your pollen allergy and make the most of summer.
Tips to manage hay fever
What is the pollen count?
Free summer festivals • Enjoy music, films and theatre in the open air.
More free summer festivals
5 books about music and lyrics • From rap to the feel of drum vibrations, these books celebrate the power of music.
Hiba Noor Khan • The author tells The Week Junior why she loves her heroine Safiyyah.
Books to freshen up your shelves • Stories and poems by first-time authors.
MEET THE JUDGES
Adventure time • New Temple Run and Harry Potter games focus on quests and treasure hunting.
APP OF THE WEEK
PODCAST OF THE WEEK
WEBSITE OF THE WEEK
Make an arty bookmark
Mexican mayor marries reptile
Bar closed by swarming bees
Supermoon shines in all its glory
Picture mix-up fools tourists
CHARITY OF THE WEEK
Meeting a mountaineer
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
Quiz of the week
The Week Junior