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.

A “Forever” Home for Big Cats

Lilian Jochmann

March 7th, 2018

A sanctuary for big cats in Jacksonville, Florida, doesn’t buy, sell, or breed the animals in their care.

Adedayo with a copy of Becoming Madeleine

Becoming Madeleine

Adedayo Perkovich

March 6th, 2018

A new biography by Madeleine L'Engle’s granddaughters sheds light on the beloved author.

Max with the Science Fiction/STEM panel. From left to right: Monica Tesler, Jarrett Lerner, Katie Slivensky, and Rob Vlock

Smack Dab in the Middle

Maxwell Surprenant

March 6th, 2018

A literary festival in Boston, Massachusetts, allows middle-grade authors to talk about their craft.

On the set with ?, Owen, and Rachael Ray

Recipe for Success

Owen P. W. Osborne

March 6th, 2018

Our Kid Reporter gets tips from chef Rachael Ray on eating well and living well.

Maxwell with author and football star Malcolm Mitchell at An Unlikely Story Bookstore in Plainville, Massachusetts

Reading Is Magical

Maxwell Surprenant

February 28th, 2018

Our Kid Reporter talks with author, literacy advocate, and football star Malcolm Mitchell about the power of books.

Brandon interviewing Alivia Paine, 10, Clear Lake, IA

Kites in Winter?

Brandon Peterson

February 27th, 2018

What is it like to fly a kite on a frozen lake? Our Kid Reporter travels to Clear Lake, Iowa, to find out.

Vinay Ayalya with his team's winning model city, “Halona”

What the Future Holds

Daniel Crotti E...

February 27th, 2018

This year’s Future City® competition invited students from around the world to design visionary urban areas that would allow senior citizens to live independently. 

Manat Kaur with Sabore Ole Oyie.

Bringing Water to Kenya’s Villages

Manat Kaur

February 27th, 2018

In Kenya, 41 percent of people lack access to safe drinking water. That is one reason Sabore’s Wells was created.

Max, Jarrett Krosoczka and the "Lunch Lady" at the Brookline Public Library in Brookline, Massachusetts

A Visit With Lunch Lady—and Her Creator

Maxwell Surprenant

February 26th, 2018

Author and illustrator Jarrett J. Krosoczka talks about comic books, graphic novels, and balancing a busy schedule.

Sunaya with Jane Goodall Institute videographer Bill Wallauer

Wild About Conservation

Sunaya DasGupta...

February 26th, 2018

Our Kid Reporter learns more about Jane Goodall and conservation at the New York Wild Film Festival.

Christina at the Disney Channel

Celebrating Differences on Andi Mack

Christina Lilavois

February 23rd, 2018

Our Kid Reporter talks with cast members of the hit TV show from Disney.