KID REPORTERS’ NOTEBOOK

Alex Henry (on left) (10 years old from the Cayman Islands), Henry Kaeser (in the middle) (13 years old from Washington state) pose with Brandon after discussing why they like participating in RAGBRAI.

The World’s Largest Bike Ride

Brandon Peterson

August 22nd, 2017

Each summer, people from around the world look forward to participating in RAGBRAI—a unique bicycle ride across the state of Iowa.

A solar eclipse

Up in the Sky!

Victoria Feng

August 18th, 2017

On August 21, a total solar eclipse will be visible in 14 states across the country for the first time in 99 years. A partial eclipse will be viewable in the rest of North...

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Max with picture book authors and illustrators at Books of Wonder in New York (left to right: Alyssa Satin Capucilli, Mike Malbrough, Max, and Brendan Wenzel)

A Morning of Wonder

Maxwell Surprenant

August 17th, 2017

Three authors present their new picture books to a captive audience in New York City.

Science in the Summer

Ryan Stoltz

August 11th, 2017

For tens of thousands of kids around the country, even when school is out, science is in.

Soaring With Tony Hawk

Ben Jorgensen

August 11th, 2017

For the skateboarder and video game entrepreneur, the sky is the limit.

Cast members of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, a new musical on Broadway, after a recent performance. The show is based on Roald Dahl’s novel of the same name. It stars Christian Borle, center, as Willy Wonka, the eccentric owner of a chocolate factory.

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Inside Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Inside Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Maxwell Surprenant

August 9th, 2017

A Broadway musical serves up delicious treats.

A Visit to Graceland

Ryan Stoltz

August 4th, 2017

A new exhibit showcases the life and legacy of rock legend Elvis Presley.

Max and David Ortiz at Wellesley Books in Massachusetts, May 18, 2017

Big Papi’s Memoir

Maxwell Surprenant

August 4th, 2017

A look at the remarkable story of baseball legend David Ortiz

Playing for a Good Cause

Ben Jorgensen

August 3rd, 2017

The Tracy Austin Doubles Tennis Tournament in Palos Verdes, California, raises money to preserve the area’s natural beauty.

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Giona and Sara in front of her family house

Guangzhou: Not Just Skyscrapers

Giona Pratelli

August 2nd, 2017

Our Kid Reporter finds a variety of neighborhoods and landscapes in one of China’s most populous cities.

The Starkey Hearing Foundation Holds Its Annual Gala

Ryan Stoltz

August 1st, 2017

The Starkey Hearing Foundation aims to improve hearing for people around the globe.

Manat Kaur standing outside the San Francisco Police Department headquarters.

A New Police Chief Talks About Reform

Manat Kaur

July 31st, 2017

William Scott has been San Francisco’s police chief for more than six months, but his work is just beginning.

Max and former MLB player Prince Fielder

Kids Choose Their Favorite Athletes

Maxwell Surprenant

July 31st, 2017

Athletes are honored—and slimed—at the fourth annual Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports Awards.

Seeing Yourself in Picture Books

Maxwell Surprenant

July 27th, 2017

Our Kid Reporter talks with children’s book author and illustrator Vanessa Brantley-Newton.

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A model of a 14-acre theme area based on the Star Wars movie series. New attractions are slated to open in 2019 at Disneyland in California and Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.

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Disney Gives Fans a Glimpse of the Future

Disney Gives Fans a Glimpse of the Future

Jeremy Hsiao

July 26th, 2017

The entertainment giant announces plans for its theme parks, including new attractions on “the galaxy’s edge.”

Shark caption tk, photo by Malkusch Markus

Swimming With Sharks

Maxwell Surprenant

July 26th, 2017

A children’s book author says that the feared fish are “misunderstood.” 

Stone with retired tennis great Andy Roddick at the Hall of Fame induction in Newport, Rhode Island, photo courtesy of the author

Roddick Inducted Into the Tennis Hall of Fame

Stone Shen

July 26th, 2017

Tennis greats enter the International Hall of Fame in Newport, Rhode Island, in the Class of 2017.

Martin interviewing Paramedic Ian

British Town Installs Life-Saving Equipment

Martin Lloyd

July 24th, 2017

Waterlooville, a town in the south of England, has installed a defibrillator.

Max reporting at the 25th Annual ESPY Awards at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles

The ESPYs Honor Athletes and Heroes

Maxwell Surprenant

July 21st, 2017

The 25th annual event in Los Angeles honored gutsy performances in the world of sports and beyond.

Descendants 2 Premieres

Jeremy Hsiao

July 21st, 2017

Our Kid Reporter talks with the cast and crew of Disney’s Descendants 2.

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A Conversation With Author Tammi Sauer

Maxwell Surprenant

July 19th, 2017

The author talks about the inspiration behind her stories.

Taylor at the Mauhaus Cat Cafe

Cafes Give Cats a Second Chance

Esther Appelstein

July 18th, 2017

A “cat cafe” in St. Louis, Missouri, is helping cats find homes.

Sadie joins hands with members of the 2017 Tzofim Friendship Caravan.

Israeli Teenagers Perform in North America

Sadie Kiel

July 18th, 2017

Through their singing and dancing, members of the Tzofim Friendship Caravan forge bonds with their American peers.

Charlotte age 11

One Smart Cookie

Esther Appelstein

July 13th, 2017

What is the secret to Girl Scout Charlotte McCourt’s record-breaking cookie sales? “Be honest,” she says.

An animatronic Tyrannosaurus rex (T. rex) is part of “Jurassic World: The Exhibition” at the Field Museum in Chicago, Illinois. The interactive exhibit is based on the real-world science of dinosaur DNA.

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A Trip to Jurassic World

A Trip to Jurassic World

Joseph Gorman

July 12th, 2017

In a new museum exhibit, dinosaurs come to life.

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