KID REPORTERS’ NOTEBOOK

Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie

Ben Jorgensen

June 13th, 2017

Our Kid Reporter covers the long-anticipated movie.

Captain Underpants in DreamWorks Animation’s Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie.

Captain Underpants to the Rescue!

Ben Jorgensen

June 13th, 2017

A movie about the beloved book series hits the big screen.

Martin interviewing Fr. Mike about his retirement

A Priest Makes a Difference in His Community

Martin Lloyd

June 6th, 2017

As Father Mike Sheffield prepares to retire from his parish in the United Kingdom, many people are expressing gratitude for his years of service.

Ananya Vinay, a sixth-grader from Fresno, California, hoists the Scripps National Spelling Bee trophy after her win. Vinay’s favorite word is spizzerinctum, which means "the will to succeed."

Queen Bee

Courtney Pine

June 6th, 2017

A 12-year-old California girl wins the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

Victoria with Duke TIP’s Executive Director, Shawna Young

Duke Celebrates Students’ Success

Victoria Feng

June 5th, 2017

Our Kid Reporter and other gifted seventh graders across America are honored by Duke TIP, a program that celebrates outstanding achievement.

Manat Kaur with Sherry Huss, Co-Founder of Maker Faire.

Maker Faire Inspires Creativity

Manat Kaur

June 1st, 2017

This year’s event showcased everything from a 12-bike carousel to a pedal-powered ferris wheel.

Empowering Kids to Save Lives

Joseph Gorman

June 1st, 2017

Our Kid Reporter attends the UNICEF USA Kid Power event in Chicago.

Max and Josh Funk and bookseller at Brookline Booksmith in Brookline, Massachusetts

Bring in the Funk

Maxwell Surprenant

May 31st, 2017

Our Kid Reporter talks with children's book author Josh Funk about his rhyming books for kids.

Max and Ekua Holmes at The Blue Bunny Bookstore in Dedham, Massachusetts

Telling Stories Through Art

Maxwell Surprenant

May 24th, 2017

Ekua Holmes talks about her career as an award-winning children’s book illustrator. 

Jeremy Hsiao in front of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales poster

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

Jeremy Hsiao

May 24th, 2017

Our Kid Reporter interviews the cast and crew of the fifth installment of the blockbuster movie series.

Google Hosts Young Tech Enthusiasts

Manat Kaur

May 22nd, 2017

Students visit the Mountain View campus for hands-on lessons in technology.

Sadie visits Bogey, a baby giraffe, at the Memphis Zoo.

Baby Steps Toward Survival

Sadie Kiel

May 22nd, 2017

Meet two small animals making a big difference.

Caleb interviewing Miss. Castle, photo by Justine Forrest

A Conversation With Author Jackie Castle

Caleb Biney

May 21st, 2017

Our Kid Reporter talks with a fantasy writer about her life as a storyteller.

The Girl Who Loved Colors

Maxwell Surprenant

May 20th, 2017

Our Kid Reporter talks with author and illustrator Julia Denos.

Miss Wiang Chotikamas of the somtum stall.

Enjoying Street Food in Thailand

Natcharee Chaiw...

May 18th, 2017

Our Kid Reporter samples some of the world's best street food.

Yujia Song and Bridget

Life-Saving Surgery for Kids

Bridget Li

May 17th, 2017

A 5-year-old girl from China comes to Austin, Texas, to receive life-changing heart surgery.

Brandon with Brett Nelson and Brad Poppen of Sukup Manufacturing

Grain Bins as Homes?

Brandon Peterson

May 17th, 2017

A company in the Midwest builds bins to serve as affordable shelters for people affected by natural disasters.

Lights, Camera, Sing!

Adedayo Perkovich

May 16th, 2017

What does it take to put on a great performance in New York City? Our Kid Reporter knows.

Lilian with information card for each turtles nest

Saving Sea Turtles in Brazil

Lilian Jochmann

May 12th, 2017

Meet a man who walks several miles a day on the beaches of Brazil to save sea turtles.

Max with Katie Smith Milway and Kwabeno "Kojo" Darko at Wellesley Books in Wellesley, Massachusetts

One Hen Can Make a Difference

Maxwell Surprenant

May 12th, 2017

A book series encourages young readers to be better global citizens.

A Kid Reporter’s Life

Suzanne McCabe

May 11th, 2017

Our reporters talk with musicians, actors, activists—and a First Lady.

Stone interviews Acton resident Allen Nitschelm.

A Heated Sanctuary City Debate

Stone Shen

May 10th, 2017

President Trump’s crackdown on undocumented workers has led cities to protect these workers and their families. Not everyone agrees with the decision.

Victoria with Republican candidate for the House of Representatives Karen Handel

A Monumental Race for the House

Victoria Feng

May 10th, 2017

Only two candidates are left in a bid for a House seat in Georgia. Who will win?

U.S. Ambassador to Benin Lucy Tamlyn, Kid Reporter Caleb Biney and Fox News commentator Dana Perino in Benin, West Africa

A Visit With the U.S. Ambassador to Benin

Caleb Biney

May 10th, 2017

Our Kid Reporter talks with Lucy Tamlyn, the U.S. Ambassador to Benin, about her role as a top diplomat in West Africa.

Bridget speaks with Joslyn Dobson, co-founder of CapCityKids.

Helping All Students Succeed

Bridget Li

May 9th, 2017

CapCityKids, a nonprofit organization in Austin, Texas, offers resources to students who are coping with trauma and other stressful situations.

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