KID REPORTERS’ NOTEBOOK

The Maker Faire Comes to New York

Amelia Poor

September 25th, 2018

Our Kid Reporter covers “the largest celebration of invention, creativity, and curiosity” on the East Coast.

Making Music for Everyone

Truman J. Hamade

September 25th, 2018

Thanks to a dedicated teacher and a high-tech approach, blind and visually impaired students are learning how to play the guitar.

Is Playing Football Worth the Risk?

Nolan Pastore

September 25th, 2018

Participation in youth tackle football programs is on the decline. Is fear of head injuries to blame?

Turning Pages With Sonia Sotomayor

Maxwell Surprenant

September 24th, 2018

Our Kid Reporter talks with the Supreme Court Justice about her life and her new books for children.

Yuyi Morales Shares Her Dreams

Maxwell Surprenant

September 24th, 2018

The Mexican-born author and illustrator talks about the gifts that immigrants bring and her hopes for young readers.

Hurricane Florence Wreaks Havoc

Teresa Fang

September 21st, 2018

Heavy rain, strong winds, and flooding contributed to a loss of life and extensive damage in North Carolina and beyond.

Women in Ancient Egypt

Ben Jorgensen

September 21st, 2018

An expert on Egyptian art and architecture sheds light on the role that female rulers played at the time of King Tut.

Reaching for Mars at SpaceX

Manat Kaur

September 19th, 2018

Our Kid Reporter sits down with Gwynne Shotwell, president and chief operating officer of the visionary space exploration company.

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Secrets Behind Great Picture Books

Maxwell Surprenant

September 14th, 2018

Authors and illustrators offer advice for aspiring artists at Books of Wonder in New York City.

Max with Anderson Cooper on the set of Anderson Cooper 360 in New York City

On Set With Anderson Cooper

Maxwell Surprenant

September 11th, 2018

Our Kid Reporter talks about news reporting with the host of CNN’s AC360.

Love Wins in Frozen

Maxwell Surprenant

September 10th, 2018

What melts snow and ice? In the hit musical on Broadway, it’s love.

A child learns about the tragedies of 9/11 at the memorial

Understanding the 9/11 Attacks

Nolan Pastore

September 10th, 2018

An online education program created by the National September 11 Memorial & Museum helps students across the United States learn about the terrorist attacks of 2001.

The Red Bandanna

Maxwell Surprenant

September 10th, 2018

Our Kid Reporter talks with ESPN reporter Tom Rinaldi about a special 9/11 hero.

Let’s Go Racing!

Stone Shen

September 7th, 2018

Our Kid Reporter goes behind the scenes at a NASCAR race in Long Pond, Pennsylvania.

Presto and Zesto in Limboland

Maxwell Surprenant

September 4th, 2018

A new picture book by Arthur Yorinks and Maurice Sendak follows the adventures of two friends in a wacky world.

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Someday Is Now

Adedayo Perkovich

August 31st, 2018

A new picture book tells the story of an “unsung heroine” of the civil rights movement

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Breaking Boundaries

Hana Meher Sadik

August 30th, 2018

Our Kid Reporter talks with champion fencer Malia Hee about her athletic and academic achievements.

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The Notebook of Doom

Maxwell Surprenant

August 16th, 2018

For author and illustrator Troy Cummings, the secret to success lies in carrying a notebook.

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Pro Football’s “First Play” Celebrates Kids

Nolan Pastore

August 13th, 2018

More than 3,000 children help kick off the National Football League season at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio.

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A Small Horse Brings Big Smiles

Nolan Pastore

August 6th, 2018

When therapy horse “Willie Nelson” drops by for a visit, young patients are in for a special treat.

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Christopher Robin Comes to the Big Screen

Annika Petras

August 3rd, 2018

Jim Cummings, the voice of Winnie the Pooh and Tigger in a new movie from Disney, talks about his love for the timeless characters.     

Maxwell Surprenant with author Susan Tan

Author Extraordinaire

Maxwell Surprenant

August 3rd, 2018

Our Kid Reporter talks with children’s book author Susan Tan about her life, work, and favorite character, Cilla Lee-Jenkins.

Annika with swimming superstar Katie Ledecky

Swimmers Shine in California Competition

Annika Petras

August 1st, 2018

Top U.S. competitors show their skills at the Phillips 66 USA Swimming National Championships in Irvine, California.

Drowning in Plastic

Ryan Stoltz

July 30th, 2018

According to scientists, plastic waste kills millions of marine creatures each year. Our Kid Reporter learns why “reducing, reusing, and recycling” matters.

Max interviews New York Yankees homerun hitter Aaron Judge about #ICANHELP at media day before the MLB All-Star Game at Nationals Park in Washington D.C.

Judge Rises to Help Others

Maxwell Surprenant

July 30th, 2018

Slugger Aaron Judge of the New York Yankees talks about his involvement in #ICanHelp, a campaign designed to promote civility on social media platforms.

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