KID REPORTERS’ NOTEBOOK

The Vice President Plants a “Moon Tree”

Sidonie Gillette

November 13th, 2019

Our Kid Reporter talks with Vice President Pence at a ceremony honoring America’s space program. 

Saving Sea Turtles

Iniyah Jones

November 13th, 2019

The Marine Environmental Education Center in Hollywood, Florida, shows visitors how to protec sea turtles from human harm. 

The Magic of Chris Colfer

Alula Alderson

November 12th, 2019

The actor and writer explores the challenges of everyday life and acceptance in the fictional worlds he creates. 

A Visit to a Renaissance Festival

Sophia Emma Wolff

November 5th, 2019

On weekends in late summer and early autumn, visitors to the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire can step back in time. 

Dog Man Creator Hits the Library

Laura Zhang

November 4th, 2019

Our Kid Reporter catches up with best-selling author Dav Pilkey at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. 

Teachers Strike Ends at Chicago Schools

Ava-Kelly Gray

November 4th, 2019

A strike in the country’s third-largest school district concludes with an increase in teachers’ wages and more resources for students. 

A Ghost Story for Halloween

Teresa Fang

October 31st, 2019

Our Kid Reporter talks spooky tales with Victoria Schwab, the #1 New York Times best-selling author of City of Ghosts and Tunnel of Bones

On the Campaign Trail With Mayor Pete

Leo Sebastian Tobbe

October 30th, 2019

Our Kid Reporter covers a campaign event for Democratic candidate Pete Buttigieg in Louisville, Kentucky. 

A Controversial Telescope in Hawaii

Lucia Dong

October 30th, 2019

Many native Hawaiians are against building an observatory on a sacred mountain. 

A Look at Puppetry in the Czech Republic

Rade Meech-Tatic

October 30th, 2019

One of the country’s most famous puppet makers talks about the magic of marionettes. 

Biden Campaigns in North Carolina

Teresa Fang

October 30th, 2019

Our Kid Reporter covers a campaign rally for the Democratic presidential nominee. 

A Conversation With Alyssa Milano

Alula Alderson

October 29th, 2019

The actor and activist has written a new book for middle graders, Hope: Project Middle School

A STEM-tastic Day

Zhorie'l Tapo

October 29th, 2019

Students flock to the Superdome in New Orleans to learn about careers in science, technology, engineering, and math. 

The Lady of Leaskdale

Nikita A. Mohile

October 28th, 2019

Our Kid Reporter visits the former home of beloved Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery. 

Chapel Hill Hosts a Fall Festival

Tony J. Smith II

October 28th, 2019

In Chapel Hill, North Carolina, an annual “Festifall” celebrates painting, dancing, music, and other arts..

Rick Riordan Talks About “The Tyrant’s Tomb”

Munveer Singh

October 28th, 2019

The author addresses a sold-out crowd of young fans in Redwood City, California. 

He’s Got Game

Claire Olivia H...

October 25th, 2019

Our Kid Reporter talks with a product developer at GameWright, a family game company in Newton, Massachusetts.

Growing Up With Music

Teresa Fang

October 24th, 2019

Internationally acclaimed pianist Marc-André Hamelin shares stories about his life at the piano. 

Frozen Fun in Thailand

Gemmy Somboontham

October 23rd, 2019

An ice carving show in the mountainous city of Chiang Mai blends the cultures of China and Thailand. 

Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF

Siroos Pasdar

October 22nd, 2019

Our Kid Reporter sits down with the head of UNICEF USA to learn how the aid organization helps children around the world. 

Fashion for Everyone

Marigold Grace Mioc

October 18th, 2019

Our Kid Reporter finds a more inclusive environment at Paris Fashion Week. 

At the Democratic Debate

Nolan Pastore

October 16th, 2019

Our Kid Reporter covers the October 15 Democratic debate in his home state of Ohio. 

Kate DiCamillo Talks About Her New Book

Sidonie Gillette

October 14th, 2019

The two-time Newbery Medalist and best-selling author has a new novel, “Beverly, Right Here.” 

Riding Out the Storm

Bryce Jones

October 14th, 2019

On Georgia’s Cumberland Island, wild horses can survive just about anything, even a hurricane. 

Getting Spooked by The Addams Family

Annika Petras

October 11th, 2019

Our Kid Reporter talks with the co-directors and cast members of the new animated movie. 

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