Maxwell Surprenant

Maxwell Surprenant is from Massachusetts and was born in 2003.

  • Maxwell enjoys drawing, singing, and playing baseball. 
  • His favorite book is Start with Why by Simon Sinek. 
  • Maxwell serves as the Co-Founder and Creative Director of Catching Joy, Inc. 

“With words, I have the power to make a difference.”

Maxwell Surprenant

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Maxwell with author Adam Gidwitz at Dylan’s Candy Bar in New York City

Imaginormous Challenge

Maxwell Surprenant

September 17th, 2017

A contest inspired by Roald Dahl’s work lets kids see their creative ideas “Wonka-fied.” 

Max reporting from the U.S. Open at Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York City

A Report From the U.S. Open

Maxwell Surprenant

September 12th, 2017

Tennis stars Rafael Nadal of Spain and Sloane Stephens of the United States won the singles titles this year at the U.S. Open in New York City.

Maxwell covers the Net Generation event for kids at the U.S. Open.

Net Generation Empowers Kids

Maxwell Surprenant

September 12th, 2017

A unique program encourages young people to take up the game of tennis.

Max with picture book authors and illustrators at Books of Wonder in New York (left to right: Alyssa Satin Capucilli, Mike Malbrough, Max, and Brendan Wenzel)

A Morning of Wonder

Maxwell Surprenant

August 17th, 2017

Three authors present their new picture books to a captive audience in New York City.

Cast members of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, a new musical on Broadway, after a recent performance. The show is based on Roald Dahl’s novel of the same name. It stars Christian Borle, center, as Willy Wonka, the eccentric owner of a chocolate factory.

Inside Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Maxwell Surprenant

August 9th, 2017

A Broadway musical serves up delicious treats.

Max and David Ortiz at Wellesley Books in Massachusetts, May 18, 2017

Big Papi’s Memoir

Maxwell Surprenant

August 4th, 2017

A look at the remarkable story of baseball legend David Ortiz

Max and former MLB player Prince Fielder

Kids Choose Their Favorite Athletes

Maxwell Surprenant

July 31st, 2017

Athletes are honored—and slimed—at the fourth annual Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports Awards.

Seeing Yourself in Picture Books

Maxwell Surprenant

July 27th, 2017

Our Kid Reporter talks with children’s book author and illustrator Vanessa Brantley-Newton.

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Shark caption tk, photo by Malkusch Markus

Swimming With Sharks

Maxwell Surprenant

July 26th, 2017

A children’s book author says that the feared fish are “misunderstood.” 

Max reporting at the 25th Annual ESPY Awards at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles

The ESPYs Honor Athletes and Heroes

Maxwell Surprenant

July 21st, 2017

The 25th annual event in Los Angeles honored gutsy performances in the world of sports and beyond.

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