KID REPORTERS’ NOTEBOOK

A Friend to Sharks

Annika Petras

December 18th, 2018

The founder of a fun run for sharks in Newport, California, learned about the crucial role of sharks the hard way.

A Christmas Story House

Nolan Pastore

December 17th, 2018

The Ohio house that served as the setting for the beloved holiday film attracts visitors from around the world.

Yoga for Teens

Arjun Suri

December 17th, 2018

Could a practice that originated in ancient India help today’s teenagers? Our Kid Reporter finds out for himself.

Writing About the Beauty of Sports

Stone Shen

December 14th, 2018

Author Mike Lupica talks about his latest book, No Slam Dunk, and his love of sports and sports writing.

Florida State Women Win Soccer Title

Teresa Fang

December 13th, 2018

In a close match, Florida State takes home the NCAA title for the second time in the school’s history.

 

Mary Poppins Returns

Alula Alderson

December 12th, 2018

The Disney sequel to the beloved 1964 movie looks for “hope and light in a dark time,” says director Rob Marshall.

Helping Every Child Succeed

Sunaya DasGupta...

December 11th, 2018

Scholastic and the Yale Child Study Center launch a research collaborative to help all kids thrive in the classroom and beyond.

A Celebration of Play

Ava-Kelly Gray

December 10th, 2018

Our Kid Reporter talks with young inventors at Chicago Toy & Game Week, the largest event of its kind in North America.

American War

Hana Meher Sadik

December 6th, 2018

What is it like to live in the midst of war? Author Omar El-Akkad explores that question in his debut novel, which is set far in the future.

The Unlikely Rise of “Snowball”

Nolan Pastore

December 5th, 2018

Our Kid Reporter finds out how an abandoned dog in Cleveland, Ohio, went from the streets to the studio.

Tackle Kids Cancer

Josh Stiefel

December 4th, 2018

Off the field, New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning has made it his mission to help children battling cancer.

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The Florida Challenger Jamboree

Andrew Raymundo

December 3rd, 2018

An annual baseball tournament gives young athletes of all abilities the chance to shine.

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The Art of Political Cartooning

Maxwell Surprenant

November 29th, 2018

Political cartoonist Matt Wuerker talks about his craft and the power of pictures at an event for award-winning young artists and writers in Washington, D.C

A Night at the National Book Awards

Marley I. Alburez

November 28th, 2018

Some of the year’s top authors share their insights at a glamorous awards ceremony in New York City.

A monarch butterfly hangs onto a milkweed blossom. Photo courtesy of the author

Return of the Butterflies

Ella Porter

November 27th, 2018

In Santa Cruz, California, thousands of people gather at Natural Bridges State Park each fall to witness the arrival of migrating monarch butterflies.

Michelle Obama on the Power of Story

Victoria Feng

November 20th, 2018

The former First Lady returns to her hometown of Chicago, Illinois, to celebrate her brand-new memoir, Becoming.

Why Libraries Matter

Liset Zacker

November 20th, 2018

Librarians in New Jersey talk about the importance of helping all kids cultivate a love of reading.

A Tight Race in Texas

Benjamin Who

November 20th, 2018

This year’s Senate race between Republican Ted Cruz and Democrat Beto O'Rourke helped inspire record voter turnout.

Riding to the Top of the World

John Woo

November 16th, 2018

Our Kid Reporter visits the Lotte World Tower in Seoul, South Korea, to explore one of the world's tallest and most unique buildings.

Return of the Grinch

Marley I. Alburez

November 15th, 2018

Our Kid Reporter talks with Cameron Seely, who voices Cindy Lou Who in a new movie about the Dr. Seuss classic.

Nolan Pastore with Boomerang champ

Boomerang: A Passport to the World

Nolan Pastore

November 15th, 2018

Elite athlete Logan Broadbent talks about this unique sport, which requires strength, speed, and agility.

Manat Kaur with Walmart CEO

Walmart CEO Leads by Example

Manat Kaur

November 12th, 2018

Our Kid Reporter talks with Walmart president and chief executive officer Doug McMillon about his company’s secret to success.

Putting Peace First

Maxwell Surprenant

November 8th, 2018

Our Kid Reporter talks with an activist who is inspiring young people to make a positive difference in the world.

Annika with Emily Vu, a member of the FNL Club

Kids Take Action Against Distracted Driving

Annika Petras

November 6th, 2018

Each year, students in California document the number of distracted drivers in front of their schools.

Walking for a Cure

Aanya Kabra

November 5th, 2018

In Memphis, Tennessee, hundreds of people show their support for efforts to find a cure for Type 1 diabetes.

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