KID REPORTERS’ NOTEBOOK

The Louisville Zoo Turns 50

Leo Sebastian Tobbe

July 22nd, 2019

For five decades, this Kentucky zoo has inspired visitors to learn more about awe-inspiring animals whose habitats are under increasing threat. 

Cards, Comedy, and a Dash of Magic

Helen Hong

July 18th, 2019

Young magicians in Australia talk about their new show, “Now You See Us.”

The Lion King Roars Back

Jaxon Jones

July 17th, 2019

A photo-realistic adaptation of the 1994 Disney classic hits the big screen. 

Preparing for the “Big One”

Annika Petras

July 16th, 2019

After the recent earthquakes in Southern California, our Kid Reporter got tips from an expert on how to stay safe. 

Meet the New White House Press Secretary

Ryan Stoltz

July 11th, 2019

Before Stephanie Grisham was named White House Press Secretary, our Kid Reporter asked her about her relationship with the President and First Lady. 

Cleveland Hosts the All-Star Game

Nolan Pastore

July 10th, 2019

A sellout crowd packed Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio, for the 2019 MLB All-Star Game.

Behind Dog Man: The Musical

Amelia Poor

July 9th, 2019

Our Kid Reporter talks with the writer and composer behind the musical adaptation of Dav Pilkey’s beloved book series.

Storms and Top Speeds at the Grand Prix

Titus Smith III

July 3rd, 2019

Our Kid Reporter visits “Motor City” for the annual Detroit Grand Prix, one of car racing’s biggest events.

A Milestone for the Coretta Scott King Awards

Suzanne McCabe

July 1st, 2019

A 50th anniversary gala celebrates kids’ books that explore the African American experience.

At the Front Desk

Teresa Fang

June 26th, 2019

Chinese-American author Kelly Yang talks about Front Desk, her award-winning debut novel about a spunky immigrant girl growing up in California. 

Let Her Fly

Suzanne McCabe

June 19th, 2019

Ziauddin Yousafzai, Malala’s father, talks with our Kid Reporters about gender equality and what it’s like to raise a Nobel Prize-winning daughter.  

Visiting the Temples of Angkor Wat

Rade Meech-Tatic

June 19th, 2019

Visitors to Angkor Wat in Cambodia have the experience of a lifetime. But do the temples pay the price?

The Power of Kids

Alula Alderson

June 19th, 2019

Our Kid Reporter talks with her fellow journalists about their experiences reporting “news for kids, by kids.”

Toy Story 4 Opens

Andrew Raymundo

June 18th, 2019

Woody, Buzz Lightyear, and the rest of the gang hit the road in the latest computer-animated adventure from Disney. 

Surf’s Up in Santa Cruz

Ella Porter

June 12th, 2019

Operation Surf provides ocean therapy for veterans who are recovering from the traumas of war. 

Meet the Dactyl Hill Squad

Andrew Raymundo

June 12th, 2019

Our Kid Reporter talks with award-winning author Daniel José Older about the heroic squad in his latest middle-grade series. 

Preserving Southern Voices

Teresa Fang

June 7th, 2019

Our Kid Reporter talks with William Ferris, a documentarian and folklorist who recently won two Grammy Awards for his collected music.

A Special Mission

Aanya Kabra

June 5th, 2019

At St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, the focus is on improving outcomes for kids diagnosed with cancer. 

“Be Best” Marks First Anniversary

Ryan Stoltz

June 4th, 2019

Our Kid Reporter covers the anniversary celebration of the First Lady’s “Be Best” campaign in the White House Rose Garden. 

The Moon Within

Liset Zacker

May 31st, 2019

Author Aida Salazar’s debut middle-grade novel tells a girl’s coming of age story in verse, while celebrating Latinx culture. 

Aladdin Returns to the Big Screen

Annika Petras

May 23rd, 2019

Disney’s live-action adaptation of the beloved classic opens on May 24.

A Voice for Autism Awareness

Benjamin Who

May 22nd, 2019

Autism advocate and best-selling author Kerry Magro overcame his own struggles and doubts to become a champion for others.

Writing Her Way Into a More Just World

Hana Meher Sadik

May 21st, 2019

Walidah Imarisha talks about her life as a writer, poet, and teacher. 

Ancient Treasures of Peru

Konrad Paul Schwarz

May 21st, 2019

Our Kid Reporter learns about pre-Columbian artifacts at the Museo Larco in Lima. 

Helping Flood Victims in the Midwest

Brandon Peterson

May 20th, 2019

After catastrophic flooding in parts of Iowa and Nebraska, residents rebuild with help from volunteers. 

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