Max with picture book authors (right to left) Allison Goldberg, Carol Gordon Ekster and Anna Staniszewski at The Blue Bunny Bookstore in Dedham, Massachusetts

Sharing a Love of Reading

Maxwell Surprenant

May 18th, 2018

Three picture book authors describe how stories help us understand the world—and make us laugh.

A Ride on Steel Vengeance

Nolan Pastore

May 16th, 2018

Our Kid Reporter takes a ride on a “hyper-hybrid” roller coaster that recently opened at Cedar Point Amusement Park in Sandusky, Ohio.

Brandon interviewing the event organizer, Jerry Christensen about why he brought the memorial to Britt, IA.

Remembering the Fallen

Brandon Peterson

May 11th, 2018

A traveling memorial honors U.S. soldiers who have lost their lives since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

Naoko Furuta with Manat Kaur in Takayama.

In Japan, Hanami Captivates Locals and Tourists Alike

Manat Kaur

May 10th, 2018

Hanami, the Japanese custom of enjoying the fleeting beauty of cherry blossoms, is in full bloom each spring.  

Owen with author D. Washington Jones

Library Books Leap to Life

Owen P. W. Osborne

May 8th, 2018

Characters from favorite children’s stories come to life at a literary festival in Shreveport, Louisiana.

7-year-old Connolly, a second grader, with Lilian

A Podcast “Playdate”

Lilian Jochmann

May 7th, 2018

Kids gather in Brookline, Massachusetts, for a “Mega Awesome Super Huge Wicked Fun Podcast Playdate.”

Jim Benton with Titus

An Artist in His Studio

Titus Smith III

May 3rd, 2018

Jim Benton talks about the creation of Franny K. Stein, Jamie Kelly, and other beloved characters in his illustrated books.

Child Labor in India

Rohan Saketh De...

May 3rd, 2018

Our Kid Reporter talks with a boy in Bangalore who works long hours for little pay.

Aaron Blabey, who recently visited the United States from his home in Australia, displays books from his bestselling Bad Guys series.

Watch Out for the Bad Guys!

Maxwell Surprenant

May 2nd, 2018

Best-selling children’s book author Aaron Blabey visits the United States to talk about some unlikely heroes.

Circus Harmony, a non-profit social circus school in the heart of St. Louis

Circus Harmony Teaches “the Art of Life”

Esther Appelstein

April 30th, 2018

A nonprofit organization in St. Louis, Missouri, teaches young people circus arts—and life skills.

This is just after my interview with Morgan Wilson from thatgamecompany. This company creates games that are focused on creating emotion and compassion.

Adventures in Gaming

Truman J. Hamade

April 30th, 2018

Our Kid Reporter learns about the latest developments in gaming at the annual South by Southwest conference in Austin, Texas.

Jeremy with Sebastian Stan, who plays Bucky Barnes in the new Marvel sci-fi fantasy

It's Showtime for Avengers: Infinity War

Jeremy Hsiao

April 27th, 2018

An ambitious new fantasy film from Marvel brings together an array of diverse superheroes. 

Manat Kaur with Camilla Barbossa, recipient of Going the Distance Award.

Helping Young People Who Are Homeless

Manat Kaur

April 27th, 2018

Larkin Street Youth Services, a nonprofit organization in San Francisco, helps vulnerable youths turn their lives around.

Max and Meb Keflezighi at pre-Boston Marathon event, sponsored by Generation UCAN, at the Westin Hotel in Boston's Seaport District

“Marathon Meb”

Maxwell Surprenant

April 25th, 2018

Championship runner Meb Keflezighi goes the distance in support of the Martin Richard Foundation.

11 Year-Old Student Activist, George Mason Elementary School

Women’s Summit Also Spotlights Girls

Charlotte Fay

April 24th, 2018

At the ninth annual Women in the World Summit in New York City, women and girls addressed violence, racism, and poverty.

Nolan at the memorial display, National First Ladies’ Library Canton, Ohio. Nolan at the memorial display, National First Ladies’ Library Canton, Ohio.

Remembering a Former First Lady

Nolan Pastore

April 23rd, 2018

After her death on April 17, Barbara Bush was honored as a dedicated public servant who championed children’s literacy throughout her life.

Amelia with Tom Colicchio, a chef based in New York City who is featured on Bravo’s Top Chef.

Healthy Plate, Healthy Planet

Amelia Poor

April 23rd, 2018

Our Kid Reporter talks with trailblazing chefs Tom Colicchio and Dan Barber about the farm-to-table movement and why it matters where our food comes from.

Max, Patrick Downes, Jessica Kensky, and Rescue

A Life-Changing Friendship

Maxwell Surprenant

April 19th, 2018

In a new picture book, two victims of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing tell an inspiring story for kids.

Sophia Julius of Fairfax, Virginia, with Lillian Lilian with Sophia Julius, a Girl Scout and aspiring inventor, at a STEM event in Washington, D.C.

A New Badge for Girl Scouts

Lillian Martosko

April 19th, 2018

An event in Washington, D.C., inspires girls to learn more about intellectual property and come up with their own inventions.

Joey Gorman doing a teaser before his segment on FOX 32's Good Day Chicago

What Is It Like to Be a Journalist?

Joseph Gorman

April 18th, 2018

Our Kid Reporter gets some tips while visiting the set of Good Day Chicago, a morning TV news program.

Sarah with Carol Romano from the Food Center in Morrisville, PA

Feeding the Hungry

Sarah Awadalla

April 18th, 2018

Philabundance collects food and distributes it to organizations in the Philadelphia area.

Daniel and John dressed as DC's Aquaman

Awesome Con

Daniel Crotti E...

April 18th, 2018

An annual convention in Washington, D.C., offers fun for fans of comic books, sci-fi movies, video games, and more.

Teacher Che Soon Lee with Helen Hong at the Global Fiesta Festival

Australia Celebrates Cultural Diversity

Helen Hong

April 17th, 2018

Harmony Day celebrates cultures from around the world, with an emphasis on respect for everyone who calls Australia home.

“Rejoicing in Science”

Lilian Jochmann

April 17th, 2018

“Science is as close to magic as we have in this world,” says Anna Rothschild, a journalist at The Washington Post.

Seth Carr plays young killmonger

Black Panther’s Young Killmonger Is a Big Talent

Titus Smith III

April 17th, 2018

Our Kid Reporter talks with Seth Carr, the 10-year-old actor who plays Young Killmonger in the blockbuster movie.

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