KID REPORTERS’ NOTEBOOK

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.

Making People Laugh

Maxwell Surprenant

July 5th, 2017

If you want to be a successful writer and illustrator, Jim Benton says, you have to work hard.

Mallika Chopra and Sunaya at the Rubin Museum of Art in New York City

Just Breathe: Mindfulness for Kids

Sunaya DasGupta...

July 5th, 2017

Wellness author Mallika Chopra has written a book to help young people cope with the stress and anxiety in their lives.

Jennifer Holm Is “Sunny Side Up”

Maxwell Surprenant

June 30th, 2017

The acclaimed author talks about reading, writing, and swing flag.

Meet an Immigrant Artist Who Persists

Maxwell Surprenant

June 30th, 2017

For Salina Yoon, a combination of determination and daydreaming is the key to success.

Alex talks with tournament director Dave Arnett about the middle school debate championship.

A Tournament of Champions

Alexander Wong

June 27th, 2017

Middle school debaters, including our Kid Reporter, compete for top prizes at the University of Kentucky in Lexington.

Captain Underpants Hits the Big Screen

Maxwell Surprenant

June 27th, 2017

Author Dav Pilkey talks about the new movie based on his popular book series.

A Magic Carpet Ride

Stone Shen

June 27th, 2017

Our Kid Reporter witnesses the magic of Disney’s Aladdin.

Max with Kwame Alexander, Mary Rand Hess, and Randy Preston on board the Odyssey for the Solo book launch in Chicago, Illinois.

Kwame Alexander Launches Solo

Maxwell Surprenant

June 27th, 2017

Our Kid Reporter talks with the award-winning author about his upcoming book.

Maddie Hostetter models an outfit at a fashion show in New York City benefiting the Runway of Dreams Foundation. The organization helps bring adaptive clothing to differently abled people.

Runway of Dreams

Ethan Zucker

June 27th, 2017

A fashion show spotlights clothing for differently abled children.

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