KID REPORTERS’ NOTEBOOK

Soaring With Tony Hawk

Ben Jorgensen

August 11th, 2017

For the skateboarder and video game entrepreneur, the sky is the limit.

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.

A Visit to Graceland

Ryan Stoltz

August 4th, 2017

A new exhibit showcases the life and legacy of rock legend Elvis Presley.

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

Playing for a Good Cause

Ben Jorgensen

August 3rd, 2017

The Tracy Austin Doubles Tennis Tournament in Palos Verdes, California, raises money to preserve the area’s natural beauty.

Giona and Sara in front of her family house

Guangzhou: Not Just Skyscrapers

Giona Pratelli

August 2nd, 2017

Our Kid Reporter finds a variety of neighborhoods and landscapes in one of China’s most populous cities.

The Starkey Hearing Foundation Holds Its Annual Gala

Ryan Stoltz

August 1st, 2017

The Starkey Hearing Foundation aims to improve hearing for people around the globe.

Manat Kaur standing outside the San Francisco Police Department headquarters.

A New Police Chief Talks About Reform

Manat Kaur

July 31st, 2017

William Scott has been San Francisco’s police chief for more than six months, but his work is just beginning.

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.

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.” 

Stone with retired tennis great Andy Roddick at the Hall of Fame induction in Newport, Rhode Island, photo courtesy of the author

Roddick Inducted Into the Tennis Hall of Fame

Stone Shen

July 26th, 2017

Tennis greats enter the International Hall of Fame in Newport, Rhode Island, in the Class of 2017.

A model of a 14-acre theme area based on the Star Wars movie series. New attractions are slated to open in 2019 at Disneyland in California and Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.

Disney Gives Fans a Glimpse of the Future

Jeremy Hsiao

July 26th, 2017

The entertainment giant announces plans for its theme parks, including new attractions on “the galaxy’s edge.”

Martin interviewing Paramedic Ian

British Town Installs Life-Saving Equipment

Martin Lloyd

July 24th, 2017

Waterlooville, a town in the south of England, has installed a defibrillator.

Charlotte with Sofia Carson

Disney Channel’s Descendants 2 Is a Crowd Pleaser

Charlotte Fay

July 21st, 2017

Our Kid Reporter talks with the stars of the Disney Channel’s latest musical.

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.

Descendants 2 Premieres

Jeremy Hsiao

July 21st, 2017

Our Kid Reporter talks with the cast and crew of Disney’s Descendants 2.

A Conversation With Author Tammi Sauer

Maxwell Surprenant

July 19th, 2017

The author talks about the inspiration behind her stories.

Taylor at the Mauhaus Cat Cafe

Cafes Give Cats a Second Chance

Esther Appelstein

July 18th, 2017

A “cat cafe” in St. Louis, Missouri, is helping cats find homes.

Sadie joins hands with members of the 2017 Tzofim Friendship Caravan.

Israeli Teenagers Perform in North America

Sadie Kiel

July 18th, 2017

Through their singing and dancing, members of the Tzofim Friendship Caravan forge bonds with their American peers.

Charlotte age 11

One Smart Cookie

Esther Appelstein

July 13th, 2017

What is the secret to Girl Scout Charlotte McCourt’s record-breaking cookie sales? “Be honest,” she says.

An animatronic Tyrannosaurus rex (T. rex) is part of “Jurassic World: The Exhibition” at the Field Museum in Chicago, Illinois. The interactive exhibit is based on the real-world science of dinosaur DNA.

A Trip to Jurassic World

Joseph Gorman

July 12th, 2017

In a new museum exhibit, dinosaurs come to life.

Poppy Gaye, founder of accelerateHER, with Manat Kaur.

Wanted: More Women in Tech Careers

Manat Kaur

July 11th, 2017

An organization called accelerateHER inspires girls to pursue STEM education and provides resources to help women excel in tech careers.

Running in the Mud for a Good Cause

Ava Park-Matt

July 6th, 2017

MuckFest MS is a fun obstacle course with a serious mission.

Dr. Stephen Redd, Director of Public Health Preparedness and Responsibility with Victoria

A Visit to the CDC

Victoria Feng

July 6th, 2017

Scientists at the CDC in Atlanta, Georgia, focus on keeping the public safe from diseases and environmental threats.

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