Maxwell Surprenant

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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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Max with the Science Fiction/STEM panel. From left to right: Monica Tesler, Jarrett Lerner, Katie Slivensky, and Rob Vlock

Smack Dab in the Middle

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March 6th, 2018

A literary festival in Boston, Massachusetts, allows middle-grade authors to talk about their craft.

Maxwell with author and football star Malcolm Mitchell at An Unlikely Story Bookstore in Plainville, Massachusetts

Reading Is Magical

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February 28th, 2018

Our Kid Reporter talks with author, literacy advocate, and football star Malcolm Mitchell about the power of books.

Max, Jarrett Krosoczka and the "Lunch Lady" at the Brookline Public Library in Brookline, Massachusetts

A Visit With Lunch Lady—and Her Creator

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February 26th, 2018

Author and illustrator Jarrett J. Krosoczka talks about comic books, graphic novels, and balancing a busy schedule.

A Celebration of Harry Potter

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February 2nd, 2018

Fans gather in Orlando, Florida, to celebrate the world’s most famous wizard.

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A New Look for a Young Wizard

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February 2nd, 2018

Our Kid Reporter talks with artist Brian Selznick, who is designing new cover art for the Harry Potter book series.

A Story of Hope

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January 2nd, 2018

What can kids do to make a positive difference in the world? Author Holly M. McGhee tackles that question in her new picture book, Come with Me.

Max and middle grade fantasy authors at Books Of Wonder in New York (left to right: William Alexander, Tui T. Sutherland, Max, and Sarah Darer Littman)

The Wonder of Fantasy Books

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December 19th, 2017

Our Kid Reporter talks with three middle-grade fantasy authors about their novels for kids.

Max with children’s author and illustrator Chris Van Dusen.

Accepting Differences

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December 15th, 2017

Chris Van Dusen’s latest picture book encourages readers to stand up for others.

Max and Artie Bennett at the Brooklyn Children's Book Fair

At the Brooklyn Children’s Book Fair

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December 14th, 2017

What inspires Brooklyn-based children’s book authors and illustrators? Our Kid Reporter finds out.

Max with LeUyen Pham

Why Picture Books Matter

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December 14th, 2017

“Draw anything you see,” says acclaimed children’s book illustrator LeUyen Pham.

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