Out with the old (2020) and in with the new! Well, it’s been quite a year–and that’s an understatement. We here at TKN are excitedly looking forward to 2021, with a new and improved and much faster website. Oh, and […]
Because of the pandemic, trick-or-treaters and candy givers had to think a bit more creatively.
Kids in Montgomery Country, Virginia, received library books via drone during the summer
Enjoy this great holiday card by Canadian illustrator Hilary Leung. Check out Hilary’s website for his books and illustrations.
Beloved children’s television show Sesame Street turns 50 this year.
Do you know anyone named Aroha, Laken or Frost? By the end of the year, you might. Those names follow some of the biggest baby-name trends for 2019, according to nameberry, a website that is all about names for babies […]
A British Columbia man was made to leave a flight because he was asleep right before takeoff.
Stephen Bennett, his wife, Josefa Sapelino, and their son, were taking a WestJet flight from Toronto, Ontario to Cuba on Oct. 13. (They had already flown from Burnaby, BC to Toronto.) Bennett took a sleeping pill which he had been given by a doctor. The flight attendants couldn’t easily wake him up as the plane was preparing to take off. They became worried there was something medically wrong with him, according to CTV News.
Sapelino was eventually able to wake her husband up. That’s when he discovered that the flight attendants wanted him to get off the plane.
Banksy has done it again.
Banksy is a world-famous artist, but no one knows exactly who Banksy is–or even if Banksy is male or female.
That’s because Banksy is a “street artist.” Most of the art Banksy creates is painted on the sides of buildings, public walls and other places that are out in the open. And the art is created without anyone seeing them being created. So Banksy has remained anonymous (meaning that no one knows who it is).
Banksy’s art is “political.” That means it’s not just interesting to look at, but it makes a point about something.
One of Banksy’s most famous paintings is called Girl with Balloon. It was painted in 2002 on a wall in the UK.
Recently, a framed copy of Girl with Balloon was auctioned off (sold) for nearly two million dollars.
Booboo the cat was a stray, wandering around in Guelph, Ontario in Canada.
Someone brought her into the Guelph humane society. When the employees there checked Booboo’s microchip* to see where she was from, they found something that surprised them.
It turns out, Booboo was from California, in the United States–more than 3,000 kilometres away. She had gone missing in 2013, four years ago.