KID REPORTERS’ NOTEBOOK

Discovering Amistad

Ava Park-Matt

November 16th, 2017

Our Kid Reporter takes a journey into the past on a replica of the famous ship.

Sunaya With Maya Lin (Photo Courtesy of Author)

Maya​ ​Lin:​ ​An Artist​ for​ ​the​ ​Environment

Sunaya DasGupta...

November 14th, 2017

The renowned artist and architect’s “What Is Missing?” project explores the mass extinction of species.

Giona and Francesco Wu

An Unusual Italian Restaurant

Giona Pratelli

November 14th, 2017

Our Kid Reporter visits a restaurant in Italy that is co-owned by two brothers from China.

Seeking a New Generation of Inventors

Ben Jorgensen

November 13th, 2017

The Qualcomm Thinkabit Lab in San Diego helps students imagine themselves as inventors.

A pine tree torches during the Milli Fire in Deschutes National Forest near Sisters, OR, August 23, 2017.

Battling Forest Fires in Oregon

Hana Meher Sadik

November 10th, 2017

Our Kid Reporter talks with experts at the Oregon Department of Forestry about the fires that claimed tens of thousands of acres over the summer.

 Max with author Gareth Hinds at Blue Bunny Books in Dedham, Massachusetts

Turning Classics Into Graphic Novels

Maxwell Surprenant

November 10th, 2017

Gareth Hinds talks about his career as a graphic novelist and offers advice for young illustrators.

Left to right: Kid Reporters Christina Lilavois, Amelia Poor, and Charlotte Fay discuss the New York City mayoral race with NY1 news anchor Josh Robin.

Covering the Mayoral Race in New York City

Charlotte Fay

November 8th, 2017

As Mayor Bill de Blasio campaigned for a second term, our Kid Reporters asked New Yorkers about some of their top concerns.

Turtles All the Way Down

Jeremy Hsiao

November 7th, 2017

Best-selling author John Green explains how his struggles with a brain disorder helped shape his latest novel.

A Special Flag Honors U.S. Veterans

Lilian Jochmann

November 3rd, 2017

An American flag that flies 400 feet above the ground honors United States veterans.

Christina prepares to talk with a local news anchor in New York City  about the upcoming mayoral election.

New York City Expands Early Education

Christina Lilavois

November 2nd, 2017

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has expanded preschool education for the city’s children, but much work needs to be done.

Nolan at the Goodyear hangar in Mogadore, Ohio

An Aerial View

Nolan Pastore

November 1st, 2017

Our Kid Reporter visits a Goodyear hangar in Ohio to learn more about the company’s famous blimps. 

Ethan Olaes  and Max at the Alleluia Ball

A Young Musical Talent Overcomes Obstacles

Maxwell Surprenant

November 1st, 2017

Ethan Olaes, 17, struggles to express his thoughts and feelings. But when he sits down at the piano, he finds his voice.

Directors Stevie Wermers-Skelton & Kevin Deters

Olaf’s Frozen Adventure

Jeremy Hsiao

November 1st, 2017

A Christmas-themed animated short will accompany Coco, the upcoming movie from Pixar.

Molly Purcell, a former student at Fortismere School in North London, is not required to wear a school uniform.

Should Schools Require Uniforms?

Benedek Payne

November 1st, 2017

Our Kid Reporter looks at the pros and cons of a longstanding tradition in the United Kingdom. 

Nolan and Chef Baity at the Extreme Pumpkin Carving Event. Hartville Marketplace, Hartville Ohio (photo by Mary Pastore)

Carving It Up in the Kitchen

Nolan Pastore

October 31st, 2017

A chef who overcame many obstacles as a kid takes pumpkin carving to a new level.

One of the 13,000+ physical samples housed in the Lamont Deep Sea Sample Repository at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory. Photo by Kkostel

Learning More About the Climate

Sunaya DasGupta...

October 31st, 2017

An open house at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory helps kids understand more about the planet and our changing climate.

Aliana Arzola-Piñero delivers supplies in San Juan

A Teen’s Experience in Puerto Rico

Owen P. W. Osborne

October 30th, 2017

After a devastating hurricane, a 13-year-old girl and her family are coping with the many challenges their community faces.

Ryan with the Las Vegas based band Imagine Dragons

Imagine Dragons on Tour

Ryan Stoltz

October 30th, 2017

The award-winning pop rock band shares a message of hope with their music.

A Town Hall With the New York City Mayor

Amelia Poor

October 27th, 2017

Bill de Blasio is running for a second term as mayor of New York City. If he wins on November 7, will he have controversial statues and monuments removed?

A Warm Welcome for Baby Snow Leopards

Ben Jorgensen

October 24th, 2017

Our Kid Reporter meets twin cubs at the Los Angeles Zoo in California.

Our Story Begins

Maxwell Surprenant

October 24th, 2017

A new book spotlights the work of children’s book authors when they were kids.

Esther with the Saint Louis Junior Derby team

Hitting the Rink With Flair

Esther Appelstein

October 23rd, 2017

The St. Louis Junior Derby allows kids to enjoy the fun of competition without a lot of the pressure.

Manat Kaur in the sprinkle pool.

Sharing a Love of Ice Cream

Manat Kaur

October 23rd, 2017

The founder of a unique pop-up museum realizes her dream of bringing people together to celebrate ice cream.

Ryan with Becca Paragi and Tammy Block

Making Dreams Come True

Ryan Stoltz

October 23rd, 2017

The Make-a-Wish Foundation brings joy to children who are battling serious illnesses.

Helen at the Royal Melbourne Show All Breeds Dog Championships, photo courtesy of the author

How to Be the Top Dog

Helen Hong

October 20th, 2017

Our Kid Reporter goes behind the scenes at the Royal Melbourne Show, Australia’s most prestigious dog competition.

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