Jessica Hansen doing the breast stroke

The Games Are On!

Helen Hong

April 2nd, 2018

With the 2018 Commonwealth Games about to begin in Australia, our Kid Reporter gets tips from a top athlete.


The Museum of Failure Is a Success

Ben Jorgensen

March 30th, 2018

“Failure is essential for any kind of progress,” says the creator of a museum that showcases failed products.

Sunaya with her mother, Sayantani DasGupta

The Secret Is Out!

Sunaya DasGupta...

March 29th, 2018

Our Kid Reporter attends the launch of her mother’s new middle-grade fantasy novel, The Serpent’s Secret.

Gary Riekes, Founder of The Riekes Center, with Manat Kaur.

Helping Students Reach Their Potential

Manat Kaur

March 28th, 2018

The Riekes Center in Menlo Park, California, helps students of all ages develop life skills, participate in athletic competition, take art lessons, and build character.

Max interviewing New Orleans folk artist Dr. Bob

“Be Nice or Leave”

Maxwell Surprenant

March 28th, 2018

New Orleans folk artist Robert Shaffer, who is known as Dr. Bob, turns old signs, bottle caps, and other found objects into colorful art.

Sadie with Stanford's Katie Ledecky (left) and Simone Manuel (right), both Olympic gold medalists and NCAA champions.

Stanford Athletes Win NCAA Championship

Sadie Kiel

March 27th, 2018

For the second year in a row, the Stanford University women’s swimming and diving team claims the NCAA title.

Gabby Giffords with Amelia

Students Call for Tougher Gun Laws

Amelia Poor

March 26th, 2018

At the March for Our Lives in Washington, D.C., young people spoke out for stricter gun-control measures.

Ben at the screening of the final three episodes of Star Wars Rebels, taken at the Disney Studios in Burbank on March 2, 2018

The Rebels Triumph

Ben Jorgensen

March 22nd, 2018

Our Kid Reporter talks with the cast and crew of Star Wars Rebels as the animated show concludes its four-year run on television.

Mt. St. Helens

Mount St. Helens Rumbles

Hana Meher Sadik

March 21st, 2018

Recent rumblings near Mount St. Helens, a volcanic mountain in Skamania County, Washington, raised questions about preparedness for a major earthquake.

The President joins locals during a cultural dance performance at Dillingham Middle School in Dillingham, Alaska.

Obama: An Intimate Portrait

Maxwell Surprenant

March 20th, 2018

In his new book, former White House photographer Pete Souza captures Barack Obama’s presidency in a series of iconic images.

Stone at a school walkout in Acton, Massachusetts

A Snow-Delayed School Walkout

Stone Shen

March 16th, 2018

Students at Acton-Boxbrough High School in Massachusetts participate in a walkout protesting gun violence around the country.

Max and Rosemary Wells holding Max and Ruby books at the Wellesley Free Library in Massachusetts

Rosemary Wells: Bunnies and Books

Maxwell Surprenant

March 16th, 2018

Writer and illustrator Rosemary Wells, who is best-known for her Max & Ruby book series, offers advise to aspiring artists at a talk in Wellesley, Massachusetts.

USA Curling Brings Home Olympic Gold

Brandon Peterson

March 15th, 2018

Our Kid Reporter talks with Olympic gold medalists John Shuster and Tyler George about their surprise curling victory in South Korea.

Christina outside the IFC Film Festival

A Film Festival With a Focus

Christina Lilavois

March 15th, 2018

The films at the New York International Children’s Film Festival are more than just entertainment. They open kids’ eyes to challenges and possibilities.

Students comfort each other during the reading of the 17 victim's names

Students Stage School Walkouts Nationwide

Jeremy Hsiao

March 14th, 2018

Tens of thousands of students at schools across the United States walk out of class to raise awareness about gun violence.

Marley Dias with a young fan

Marley Dias: The Kid Who Got It Done

Titus Smith III

March 14th, 2018

A black girl who wanted to see herself reflected in books started a campaign—and then wrote a book of her own.

Ben at the BNP Paribas Open Tennis Tournament at Indian Wells

A Tennis Tournament in Full Bloom

Ben Jorgensen

March 14th, 2018

A popular tennis tournament in Indian Wells, California, showcases top players and a scenic landscape.

Ava DuVernay and Storm Reid attend as O, The Oprah Magazine hosts special NYC screening of "A Wrinkle In Time" at Walter Reade Theater

Breaking Boundaries in Film

Adedayo Perkovich

March 13th, 2018

Director Ava DuVernay brings together a multicultural cast in her new movie, A Wrinkle in Time.

Max gets his book signed by children's author Chelsea Clinton at An Unlikely Story in Plainville, Massachusetts

She Persists Around the World

Maxwell Surprenant

March 13th, 2018

Former First Daughter Chelsea Clinton launches a new picture book highlighting the work of women who helped change the world. 

Stray dogs

Bangalore Couple Feeds Stray Dogs

Rohan Saketh De...

March 9th, 2018

With the number of stray dogs rising in Bangalore, one couple is going out of their way to care for them.

Heather Boxler and Nolan

Pet Portraits

Nolan Pastore

March 9th, 2018

Vicki Boatright, an artist in Canton, Ohio, loves pets and painting. The combination makes for unique creations for pet lovers around the world.

Max with children's author Elly Swartz at her book launch for Smart Cookie at Blue Bunny Books in Dedham, Massachusetts

Calling All Smart Cookies

Maxwell Surprenant

March 9th, 2018

Elly Swartz’s new middle-grade book, Smart Cookie, is filled with family, friends, pets—and cookies.

A Wrinkle in Time

Annika Petras

March 8th, 2018

Our Kid Reporter talks with the cast and director of A Wrinkle In Time, a new movie from Disney.

A still from the animated film Zombillenium

A Film Festival for All

Josh Stiefel

March 8th, 2018

A children’s film festival in New York City showcases movies from around the world.

The water polo team from Niles West High School in Skokie, IL, took the Polar Plunge together.

Chicago Hosts a “Polar Plunge”

Joseph Gorman

March 7th, 2018

On March 4, nearly 5,000 people participated in a frigid swim to benefit Special Olympics Chicago.