KID REPORTERS’ NOTEBOOK

Magician Nicola Gidley

A Teen Magician Already Has Plenty of Tricks Up Her Sleeve

Helen Hong

July 17th, 2018

How did 16-year-old Nicola Gidley of Australia learn so many impressive magic tricks? Our Kid Reporter finds out.

Plunging Into Summer With Favorite Book Characters

Sunaya DasGupta...

July 16th, 2018

Kids at a Scholastic summer reading event in Jersey City got to meet Clifford the Big Red Dog, Geronimo Stilton, and Dog Man.

Maxwell and cartoonist Gale Galligan catch up at the Scholastic Reading Road Trip at Blue Bunny Books in Dedham, Massachusetts.

The Baby-sitters Club Is Still in Business

Maxwell Surprenant

July 16th, 2018

Cartoonist Gale Galligan grew up reading The Baby-sitters Club books by Ann M. Martin. Now Galligan is adapting some of the titles into graphic novels. 

Max reporting at the Scholastic Summer Reading Road Tour at the Blue Bunny Bookstore in Dedham, MA

Enjoying a Summer Reading Road Trip

Maxwell Surprenant

July 13th, 2018

Beep! Beep! The Scholastic Summer Reading Road Trip is in full swing. Find out if an RV is headed to a town near you.

Making a Splash in Seattle

Owen P. W. Osborne

July 10th, 2018

Team Louisiana brought talent—and heart—to the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games in Seattle, Washington.

Hana with Nancy Miller, co-founder of the Helvetia Lavender farm

Strolling Through the Helvetia Lavender Festival

Hana Meher Sadik

July 10th, 2018

Near Portland, Oregon, a celebration of flowers, art, and music brings people together for a good cause.

Brandon shakes Clayton Anderson's hand after the interview.

“A Is for Astronaut”

Brandon Peterson

July 9th, 2018

In a new book, retired NASA astronaut Clayton Anderson takes young astronomy lovers on a journey through space, covering everything from blastoff to Zulu Time.

A Master of Illusion

Ryan Stoltz

July 5th, 2018

Our Kid Reporter talks with magician Michael Carbonaro about his ability to make people see the wonder in everyday life.

Hana with Jill Williamson, author of the Kinsman Chronicles

Advice for Teen Writers: “Go For It”

Hana Meher Sadik

July 3rd, 2018

Two novelists in the Pacific Northwest share stories about their writing life and offer tips for young authors.

King Tut: Journey Through the Underworld

Ben Jorgensen

July 2nd, 2018

Nearly a century after the discovery of the boy king’s burial chamber, the California Science Center displays its treasures.

Maxwell with Mike Curato at Blue Bunny Books in Dedham, Massachusetts

A Picture Book Asks, “What If?”

Maxwell Surprenant

June 29th, 2018

Our Kid Reporter talks with illustrator Mike Curato about creativity, storytelling, and the power of the imagination.

Nolan with Pepper the robot at the National Museum of African Art

Meet Pepper the Robot

Nolan Pastore

June 28th, 2018

At Smithsonian museums in Washington, D.C., humanoid robots are helping visitors feel more welcome.

 

Hana with Adam Snook, the Prime Minister of the Royal Rosarians

Racing Milk Carton Boats in Portland

Hana Meher Sadik

June 27th, 2018

As part of the annual Rose Festival in Portland, Oregon, people of all ages drink milk, eat cheese, and race milk carton boats.

Clifford the Big Red Dog, one of Daliyah’s favorite book characters, even made an appearance on the show!

A “Little Big” Reader Inspires Others

Annika Petras

June 26th, 2018

Dailyah Arana started to read when she was just a toddler. Now the Georgia resident is taking her love of reading to Little Big Shots.

Lilian with fellow Wisconsinites at the affiliate parade

Kid Reporter Wins National History Day Award

Lilian Jochmann

June 25th, 2018

What is it like to compete in the National History Day Contest and win an award? Kid Reporter Lilian Jochmann found out.

Charlotte with student playwright Elsa Chung at a script reading hosted by Bloomberg Philanthropies in New York City

Spotlight on Young Filmmakers

Charlotte Fay

June 22nd, 2018

Hollywood actors and directors recently gathered in New York City to read and critique the scripts of Ghetto Film School students.

Hana with Anjali Mishra

Why One Teen Decided to Take Action

Hana Meher Sadik

June 22nd, 2018

A family trip to India inspired a high school student to make a positive difference in the world.

Virginia Jacko

Helping Others See the Light

Josh Stiefel

June 22nd, 2018

Virginia Jacko may have lost her eyesight, but the president and CEO of Miami Lighthouse has plenty of vision.

 

Max with a protester at the Massachusetts State House in Boston

A Rally for Immigrants’ Rights

Maxwell Surprenant

June 21st, 2018

After President Trump instituted a “zero tolerance” policy that separated families at the U.S.-Mexico border, many Americans responded with outrage.

Kim Defibaugh, president of the board of the National Art Education Association (NAEA), and Max

A Champion of the Arts

Maxwell Surprenant

June 21st, 2018

Kim Defibaugh believes in the power of art to help us express who we are and what we believe.

Actor Ansel Elgort (Baby Driver, The Fault in Our Stars) poses with Gold Medal Portfolio recipients backstage at the 2018 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards National Ceremony at Carnegie Hall in New York City.

The 2018 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

Maxwell Surprenant

June 20th, 2018

Middle- and high-school students are honored for their creativity and originality at Carnegie Hall in New York City.

Students Help the Homeless in Portland

Hana Meher Sadik

June 18th, 2018

Students at Lincoln High School in Portland, Oregon, share meals and camaraderie with families and individuals who are homeless.

Stone with Molly, an Australian labradoodle

A Book Buddy That Barks

Stone Shen

June 15th, 2018

A unique program at a Massachusetts library helps kids develop a love of reading by reading to a therapy dog.

Max at the 72nd Tony Awards at Radio City Hall in New York City

Celebrating Theater at the Tony Awards

Maxwell Surprenant

June 13th, 2018

Our Kid Reporter covers the 75th annual awards ceremony at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

Victoria and Ron Salerno, director of the CDC’s Division of Laboratory Systems at the CDC

The CDC Spotlights Lab Workers

Victoria Feng

June 13th, 2018

On a visit to the CDC in Atlanta, our Kid Reporter learns about the vital role that lab workers play in public health and safety.

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