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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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

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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

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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.

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

A Picture Book Asks, “What If?”

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June 29th, 2018

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

Max with a protester at the Massachusetts State House in Boston

A Rally for Immigrants’ Rights

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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

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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

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June 20th, 2018

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

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

Celebrating Theater at the Tony Awards

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June 13th, 2018

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

Maxwell with America's Test Kitchen co-hosts Julia Collin Davison and Bridget Lancaster at their studio in Boston, Massachusetts

The Joy of Cooking—for Kids

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June 4th, 2018

Through its TV programs and publications, America’s Test Kitchen celebrates the joy of cooking. Now, ATK will help kids develop their culinary skills.

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

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May 18th, 2018

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

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!

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May 2nd, 2018

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