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The Week Junior Annual

The Week Junior 2019

From the makers of the award-winning children’s magazine, The Week Junior Annual 2017 is packed with 100s of amazing facts, incredible stories, fantastic photos, inspiring ideas and lots of stuff to write, draw and do. It includes in-depth features and need-to-know information on everything from the most extreme places on Earth to the secrets of special effects and some of the weirdest wonders of the world. There are plenty of puzzles and things to do on the page, too; if you’ve ever fancied making your own movie, inventing something incredible or becoming a junior journalist then this is the book for you.

Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Dennis Publishing UK
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IN THIS ISSUE

2 min.
hello!

ANNA BASSI EDITOR-IN-CHIEF, THE WEEK JUNIOR We started working on this book back in spring 2018 and spent the summer writing, designing and checking every page to make sure that they were all perfect before the annual was printed in the autumn. That’s not all we’ve been doing in 2018, though. As well as making the weekly magazine, the multi-talented The Week Junior team have been out and about, meeting our readers and telling people about what we do. Members of the team have hosted workshops at festivals around the country, visited schools, spoken to students and celebrities, participated in podcasts and radio shows, judged competitions and presented prizes. We even launched a brand new monthly magazine called Science+Nature, which we are immensely proud of. I hope your 2018 was just as…

3 min.
uncontacted tribes

There are more than 100 uncontacted tribes on Earth. They are groups who do not have any peaceful contact with anyone from the outside world. They live in their own community, with their own language and way of life. These tribes might not have mobile phones or use modern medicines, but they choose to live like this – so it is wrong to refer to them as “lost” or to view their societies as less developed than ours. Some tribes have lived for years in the same way, passing on knowledge about their environment to the next generation. Yet their way of life is under threat as other people battle over the land these tribes call home. Where do they live? Most of the uncontacted tribes in the world live in the…

1 min.
around the world

Fisherman’s friends A fisherman and his cormorants on the Li River in Guangxi, China. Nature’s fountain The Fly Geyser in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, US. Multicoloured mountain Rainbow Mountain, or Montaña de Siete Colores, in Peru’s Cusco region. Out in the cold An elevated dormitory at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole station in Antarctica. Seeing red Lake Natron in Tanzania is a patchwork of red water. Minerals flowing into the lake create the colour. Contacting the ancestors A shamaness (someone who is believed to communicate with spirits) conducts a ritual in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. A drop of water The breathtaking Havasu waterfall on the Havasupai reservation in Arizona, US. DID YOU KNOW? Mongolian horsemen may have invented ice cream. One theory suggests the travellers would carry cream in containers and it would freeze in the sub-zero temperatures.…

3 min.
the most amazing sights in the world

When you think of the greatest wonders of the world, what comes to mind? You might picture Stonehenge in Wiltshire or the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt – awe-inspiring buildings or monuments that demonstrate something fascinating about the way humans live. With so many places to choose from, there isn’t one official fixed list; there are lots, created by different people and organisations. So we’ve created The Week Junior’s top six sights – places and events you’ll want to visit, experience and marvel at. Building into the sky Burj Khalifa The Burj Khalifa towers above other skyscrapers in Dubai, a city in the United Arab Emirates. Almost three times higher than the Eiffel Tower and visible from nearly 60 miles away, at 830 metres it’s the tallest building in the world. It…

3 min.
the adventures of nellie bly

Nellie Bly was a famous journalist who investigated and revealed many injustices (examples of unfairness) in society. Her career began in Pittsburgh, a city in the US state of Pennsylvania, in 1885, but it would eventually take her around the world – including the battlefields of the First World War. FEARLESS PERSONALITY “I said I could and I would. And I did.” Nellie Bly was renowned for her determination. Humble beginnings Born Elizabeth Jane Cochran, Nellie Bly grew up in a very poor household. At first she wanted to be a teacher, but she was soon forced to give up school because her mother couldn’t afford the fees. In 1885, Bly read a newspaper article called “What Girls are Good For”, which argued that a woman should always stay in the home, looking after…

1 min.
keyword crossword

Across 1 In spite of the fact that (8) 6 Country in Africa whose capital is Cairo (5) 7 Creatures like snails but without shells (5) 9 Still; not emotional (4) 10 Needing to be done straight away (6) 12 Alternative to a bath (6) 14 Performs on stage (4) 17 Teams (5) 18 Large vehicle (5) 19 Trustworthy (8) Down 2 Faithful (5) 3 Head coverings (4) 4 Not certain (6) 5 Building where people live (5) 6 Reasons not to do something (7) 8 Fulfil a need or desire (7) 11 Ship or boat (6) 13 Command (5) 15 Christmas ___: a song such as Away in a Manger (5) 16 Tiny insect (4) Keyword clue: It has 50 states. Anagrams Rearrange the scrambled letters to spell out the names of three currencies. RUELOB (CLUE: You’ll find this in Russia) NODUP (CLUE: Might have the Queen’s head on it) ALLROD (CLUE: Can be green in colour) Sudoku Place the numbers…