KID REPORTERS’ NOTEBOOK

Wonderstruck Hits the Big Screen

Adedayo Perkovich

October 19th, 2017

The new movie based on Brian Selznick’s novel finds magic in storytelling.

Caroline in the Senate before the session

Wanted: More Women in Political Roles

Caroline Tracy

October 16th, 2017

In Maine, women in the State Senate are eager to see today’s generation of girls become tomorrow’s leaders.

Lara with Julia Keleher, Puerto Rico's Secretary of Education

Hurricane Maria: A First-Person Account

Suzanne McCabe

October 11th, 2017

A former Kid Reporter describes how the Category 5 storm affected her and the island of Puerto Rico.

Lessons at Sea

Lilian Jochmann

October 10th, 2017

The replica of a 19th-century cargo schooner in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, serves as a “floating classroom.” 

Cirque performer Justin Sullivan with Alex

Access To Safe Water “One Drop” At A Time

Alexander Wong

October 10th, 2017

Find out what the world’s largest theater production company is doing to help solve the global water crisis. 

Sleeping With the Wolves

Ava Park-Matt

October 4th, 2017

Our Kid Reporter and her family spend the night at the Wolf Conservation Center in South Salem, New York.

Annika on the 70th floor of the US Bank Tower

A Slide Like No Other

Annika Petras

October 3rd, 2017

Our Kid Reporter takes a ride on a unique Los Angeles attraction. 

Helen Hong with vet, Claire Madden from Healesville Sanctuary, photo courtesy of the author

An Injured Koala Gets a Second Chance

Helen Hong

October 3rd, 2017

In Australia, veterinarians at Healesville Sanctuary have been caring for a special koala named Tony.

Scholastic Kid Reporter Roopkatha Roy in front of a  workshop at Kumartuli

Artisans in India Struggle to Gain Recognition

Roopkatha Roy

September 29th, 2017

A visit with traditional artisans in Kolkata, India, whose talents are often overlooked

On the Set of Young Sheldon

Alula Alderson

September 25th, 2017

Our Kid Reporter visits the set of a new TV show about a 9-year-old genius who has trouble fitting in.

Alula on the set of Young Sheldon with star Iain Armitage

Meet Young Sheldon

Alula Alderson

September 25th, 2017

A Kid Reporter talks with the star of the new TV show about a boy genius. 

Truman in the cockpit of a plane filled with supplies for hurricane victims in Houston

Airlifting Hope to Houston

Truman J. Hamade

September 18th, 2017

A Kid Reporter tells how one Texas community is helping storm victims.

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.” 

Stone at Billie Jean National Tennis Center

The Unsung Heroes of the U.S. Open

Stone Shen

September 14th, 2017

At one of the most important tennis tournaments of the year, a lot of work goes on behind the scenes to make sure that everything runs smoothly.

A State Fair Showcases New Foods

Ryan Stoltz

September 13th, 2017

Our Kid Reporter samples a Bacon Fluffernutter and other exotic foods at the Minnesota State Fair.

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.

Left to right: Tim, Zara, and Callia Kanaaneh, photo courtesy of the Kanaaneh family

Fourth Grade “Flaunting”

Ethan Zucker

September 11th, 2017

An essay contest gives students a chance to show how their differences can be a source of strength and inspiration.

Ranger Gary Jackson and Ethan at Pearl Harbor. Photo courtesy of the author

Remembering the Attack on Pearl Harbor

Ethan Zucker

September 6th, 2017

The Pearl Harbor Visitor Center in Hawaii helps visitors understand the fateful 1941 attack on the naval base.

Author Leila Howland and Ava

The Silver Sisters

Anais Singh-Gee

September 6th, 2017

Author Leila Howland talks about the inspiration behind her fictional tales for young people. 

Manat Kaur with Google CEO, Sundar Pichai.

Girls Showcase Their World-Changing Apps

Manat Kaur

September 5th, 2017

At the Technovation competition in Mountain View, California, innovation was on full display.

Alex Henry (on left) (10 years old from the Cayman Islands), Henry Kaeser (in the middle) (13 years old from Washington state) pose with Brandon after discussing why they like participating in RAGBRAI.

The World’s Largest Bike Ride

Brandon Peterson

August 22nd, 2017

Each summer, people from around the world look forward to participating in RAGBRAI—a unique bicycle ride across the state of Iowa.

A solar eclipse

Up in the Sky!

Victoria Feng

August 18th, 2017

On August 21, a total solar eclipse will be visible in 14 states across the country for the first time in 99 years. A partial eclipse will be viewable in the rest of North

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.

Science in the Summer

Ryan Stoltz

August 11th, 2017

For tens of thousands of kids around the country, even when school is out, science is in.

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