Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch’s puppeteer — the “most unknown famous person” – has died after 50 years creating joy on Sesame Street
In our weekly series, award-winning cartoonist Mark Knight considers the downsides to a reduced halftime break at AFL matches — and they quickly started to line up
In our weekly series, award-winning cartoonist Mark Knight explains why he drew young climate change activist Greta Thunberg rowing rock band Coldplay to their next world gig
Earth is so big and so filled with things to see it’s hard to know where to start looking. To help you out, we’ve compiled this collection of incredible sculptures to look at and learn about
If you are worried that Frozen II won’t live up to the hype of the original movie five years ago, you’ll be pleased to learn it is a confident and funny movie that will melt most children’s hearts
Two Australian teenagers have danced their way into the finals of the world’s largest ballet competition, the famous Youth America Grand Prix in New York
In our weekly series, award-winning cartoonist Mark Knight explains why banning dogs in Aussie pubs and bars is a backward step and a chance to draw a bar full of dogs to make his point
By the 1950s, no one wanted to buy a special sort of dough to clean wallpaper. But some creative thinking saved the failing dough company and we all got to play with Play-Doh
In our weekly series, award-winning cartoonist Mark Knight captures the helplessness of drought-affected Australian communities now caught in the path of catastrophic bushfires
In our weekly series, award-winning cartoonist Mark Knight explains why he added an Aussie tradition to his Melbourne Cup drawing after local horse Vow and Declare finished first past the post
Rainbows, aurora australis and massive, fluffy clouds that make you want to bounce on them star in the year’s best weather photos, as judged by the Bureau of Meteorology
In our weekly series, award-winning cartoonist Mark Knight explains why he drew Uluru as an indigenous character dreaming of a life without interference on spiritual land
In our weekly series, award-winning cartoonist Mark Knight explains his moving cartoon about the cruel abuse of ex-racehorses and why it’s a topic he feels deeply saddened by
With the Kids News short story writing competition closing on October 31, we asked children’s author Jackie French for tips on adding colour and imagination into stories. So … get writing!
A gripping action shot that captures “the perfect moment” between a Tibetan fox and a marmot has won its photographer the title of Wildlife Photographer of the Year
In our weekly series, award-winning cartoonist Mark Knight remembers the joys of footy swap cards in the schoolyard and how it mirrors the competitiveness of AFL trade week
It’s school holiday time which means Kids News is taking a short break. But you should grab some popcorn and see one of the great movies on the big screen. Here’s our guide to the best
There were once at least 250 indigenous Australian languages — now, there are just a few. A project combining cutting-edge technology with ancient stories aims to stop the decline
In an incredible, top-secret adventure like something out of a storybook, an Australian illustrator was picked from all the illustrators in the world to complete an unfinished Dr Seuss book
In our weekly series, award-winning cartoonist Mark Knight shows some sharp wit when deciding how to draw Hugh Jackman receiving his Order of Australia medal
Jillibalu Riley does incredible acrobatics as a performer with Circus Oz, tricks he started practising as a little daredevil kid mucking around with his cousins
In our weekly series, Mark Knight explains why he used classic composer Vivaldi as inspiration for how different the four seasons and the weather is becoming in Australia
It was the kick that triggered a turning point in sport and had an impact far beyond the AFLW. And now, the iconic Tayla Harris moment has been immortalised with a life-size statue
In our weekly series, award-winning cartoonist Mark Knight reveals why he drew British PM Boris Johnson as a punk rocker to help explain Brexit and whether the UK should stay or go
Award-winning children’s author Jackie French gives her top tips on how to write a winning tale for the Kids News short story writing competition — and it involves eating chocolate
In our weekly series, award-winning cartoonist Mark Knight explains why he just had to draw a concussed Steve Smith as Aussie cricket’s knight in shining armour
It’s Book Week and what better way to get involved than with the Kids News short story writing competition. Winners will have their own story published into a real book and take home an iPad and book pack
In our weekly series, award-winning cartoonist Mark Knight celebrates the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ famous Abbey Road album cover, but his tribute has a twist with a new Fab Four
Australian Olympic gold medallist Nova Peris is leading the fight against a clothing company that bought the copyright to the Aboriginal flag from the artist who designed it
Incredible new images reveal what Sydney would look like today had some of the alternative harbour bridge designs been given the green light instead of the now-famous coathanger
UPDATED A little bronze statue of a loyal dog has been damaged, upsetting locals who regard it as an icon of Australia’s pioneering heritage. We look at the history of the Dog on the Tuckerbox
We look at some of the best contributions to an international photography competition about how we work now and wonder which of these jobs will still be done by humans in 2100
King Tutankhamun’s sarcophagus has been moved for the first time in 100 years but many believe shifting the royal remains could unleash a deadly curse
In the first of a new weekly series, award-winning cartoonist Mark Knight explains to Kids News what inspired him to draw a cartoon comparing the moon landing and US President Donald Trump
Eric Carle’s story about a caterpillar that eats its way through the pages of the book before becoming a beautiful butterfly is one of the most popular children’s books ever
It’s a photography contest that aims to inspire the viewer to protect life on Earth and the winning entries are nothing short of breathtaking
The world’s top architects and stonemasons are trying to figure out how to fix Paris’s fire-damaged cathedral, including two experts 16,000km away in Australia
Warriors from China’s world-famous Terracotta Army — which is considered the Eighth Wonder of the World — have arrived in Australia for a unique arts exhibition
The Angry Birds flew into the Cannes Film Festival this week to launch their fun movie sequel. This time the birds and green pigs have to become frenemies to save their homes from a new threat
They had never met before the show but Henry Pinto and Cade Franklin have built a solid friendship and some amazing creations to win the first Lego Masters title
Tony Costa has taken out the 2019 Archibald Prize with the art exhibition’s first winning portrait to feature an Asian-Australian subject
Dai Gum Loong, 125m long and with 7000 scales, has flown to Australia to take over from an old dragon called Sun Loong that is ready to retire
We’ve compiled an incredible collection of photographs of creatures big and small interacting with the world in amazing ways. Which photo do you like best?
New friends, old friends, daring rescues and what it means to be a child’s toy are all part of the storyline for the new Toy Story 4 movie. Watch the full-length trailer
Playing music to cheese improves its flavour, according to a Swiss study. But not just any music will do. Hip hop is where it’s at if you want really fruity cheese
Australian girls and women have a new figure of hope and inspiration, with the unveiling of a Fearless Girl statue in time for International Women’s Day
Breakdancing, skateboarding, climbing and surfing are the most likely new sports for the 2024 Paris Olympics in a move to make the global sporting event more urban and artistic
The cost of removing graffiti is so high that governments are spending up big trying to teach kids not to do it in the first place
It’s one of Australia’s most recognisable landmarks, but the Sydney Opera House could have looked very, very different if any of the other ideas submitted were built instead
Historians have stumbled across 13th-century parchment pieces about King Arthur, which could lead them to the location of the legendary Holy Grail
Jimmy Nelson has created an extraordinary photographic record of some of the world’s last indigenous peoples living traditionally in a bid to to save these cultures
Julian Clavijo’s art transforms public spaces. His best-known painting is 28m high and has been seen by millions of Australians. And now he has a massive international award, too
A 1920s film by Walt Disney lost for 70 years has been unearthed in Japan, showing an early character that led to the development of Mickey Mouse, who turned 90 on Sunday
It’s one of the most recognised buildings in the world and it just turned 45. We look at its history and how much effort goes into keeping it looking young
Nikon’s 2018 photomicrography competition — photos taken through a microscope — offers a glimpse into the fascinating and unseen world of tiny life forms
Australian wheat is prized in Japan for noodles and now the two countries have teamed up to create art from the stalks left after harvest. What would you sculpt from wheat stalks?
Going, going, gone . . .. art lovers shocked as world famous Banksy painting self-destructs after being sold for $1.7 million at auction
Cross your eyes just a little and squint and focus on the middle of the picture and you’ll see these incredible old war scenes in 3D. Can you make this optical illusion work?
Dorothy’s red shoes from the Wizard of Oz – perhaps the world’s most loved costume items – are back in safe hands after a daring robbery
The traditional owners of Australia’s largest rock art gallery have fought for years to have this sacred site protected. Finally, it will be nominated for UNESCO World Heritage listing
Forward thinkers first dreamt of virtual reality more than 100 years ago, but it’s taken a long time for the technology to catch up. Now, VR film is finally becoming an everyday reality
Imagine if you could explore the bottom of the ocean without water in the way. Groundbreaking filmmaking allows us to do just that. What would you look at if you could drain the ocean?
Many country towns are struggling, with falling populations, few jobs and not many visitors. But amazing murals on disused silos are helping breathe new life into these rural communities
There were only rumours that Banjo Paterson’s handwritten “Waltzing Matilda”still existed. But it’s safe and sound and Queensland’s Premier is trying to bring it home
Inez Curro is one of the stars of a big new TV series, but she still has to do her homework, manage nerves and find the best way to make friends. How does she do it?
Crochet artist Phil Ferguson creates funny food hats that will have you in stitches.
Tasmanian cycling star Richie Porte has been honoured with some amazing crop art by a farmer in his home state.
The Australian Chamber Orchestra has been gifted a famous 300-year-old Stradivarius violin worth many millions of dollars
Five easy steps for teachers to create a Makerspace and nurture students’ creative confidence in the classroom
UPDATE: Melbourne teenager Isabella Clarke has taken out third place at the Junior Eurovision international song contest
A 500-year-old masterpiece by Leonardo da Vinci sells for $592 million, breaking the world record. VIDEO
Bushranger Ned Kelly will be portrayed in yet another feature film about his life next year. We look at the legend of Ned Kelly and why the outlaw is still the subject of fascination.
Generations of Aussie kids have grown up with nursery rhymes but there are growing fears they are disappearing in a world of hi-tech toys and gadgets
A huge robot has invaded a suburban shopping strip and is coming to life with augmented reality technology. VIDEO
A 13-year-old Australian schoolgirl is ready to take centre stage at this year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest. VIDEO
This young poet has taken on and beaten adults to snatch top spot in the Australian Poetry Slam National Final. VIDEO
Who do you think should win the Wildlife Photographer of the Year award? GALLERY
A low-tech rock painting trend has proven popular for months, with kids and adults alike getting creative
A group of primary school students have honoured their outgoing principal with a portrait short-listed for the Archibald Prize
The Melbourne Writers Festival invites kids to get involved at Federation Square
Melbourne metal artists are set to fire up a Footscray blacksmithing festival
A new exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria sheds new light on famous artist Vincent van Gogh
One Melbourne council wants to introduce a law to help decide when graffiti becomes public art
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