Actor Ansel Elgort (Baby Driver, The Fault in Our Stars) poses with Gold Medal Portfolio recipients backstage at the 2018 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards National Ceremony at Carnegie Hall in New York City.

The 2018 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

Maxwell Surprenant

June 20th, 2018

Middle- and high-school students are honored for their creativity and originality at Carnegie Hall in New York City.

Students Help the Homeless in Portland

Hana Meher Sadik

June 18th, 2018

Students at Lincoln High School in Portland, Oregon, share meals and camaraderie with families and individuals who are homeless.

Stone with Molly, an Australian labradoodle

A Book Buddy That Barks

Stone Shen

June 15th, 2018

A unique program at a Massachusetts library helps kids develop a love of reading by reading to a therapy dog.

Max at the 72nd Tony Awards at Radio City Hall in New York City

Celebrating Theater at the Tony Awards

Maxwell Surprenant

June 13th, 2018

Our Kid Reporter covers the 75th annual awards ceremony at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

Victoria and Ron Salerno, director of the CDC’s Division of Laboratory Systems at the CDC

The CDC Spotlights Lab Workers

Victoria Feng

June 13th, 2018

On a visit to the CDC in Atlanta, our Kid Reporter learns about the vital role that lab workers play in public health and safety.

Nolan at Fort McHenry with National Park Service Ranger Shannon McLucas

Birthplace of the National Anthem

Nolan Pastore

June 11th, 2018

How a poem written in 1814 became the basis for “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

Friendship Is the Best Medicine

Annika Petras

June 11th, 2018

A 10-year-old girl with Type 1 Diabetes explains what the disease is and how her best friend helps her manage it.

Saving Our Oceans Through Art

Lilian Jochmann

June 11th, 2018

A Massachusetts-based contest invites students from around the world to promote ocean activism through creativity.

Justice Ginsburg mid workout routine in RBG

The Making of RBG

Alula Alderson

June 8th, 2018

A new documentary explores the groundbreaking career of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. 

What to Do About Bullies

Amelia Poor

June 6th, 2018


A short film by Daniel Bydlowski at the Greenwich International Film Festival sparks a conversation about an age-old problem.

LeVar Burton with Owen

Cosplay Rules the Day

Owen P. W. Osborne

June 6th, 2018

At Houston Comicpalooza, fans share their love of science-fiction movies, superheroes, cosplay, comic books, and more.

Courtney with Shauna Rohbock

Sports and Fitness Day at the White House

Courtney Pine

June 5th, 2018

Our Kid Reporter attends an event at the White House that is designed to encourage students to get involved in school and community sports programs.

As part of her Edible Schoolyard Projects, Chef Alice Waters (center) encourages schools to create gardens, allowing students to grow their own fruits and vegetables. Waters co-founded Chez Panisse, one of the country’s first farm-to-table restaurants, in 1971.

A Chef Helps Create “Edible” Schoolyards

Amelia Poor

June 4th, 2018

Chef Alice Waters wants to get students thinking about the food they eat and the future of the planet. 

Maxwell with America's Test Kitchen co-hosts Julia Collin Davison and Bridget Lancaster at their studio in Boston, Massachusetts

The Joy of Cooking—for Kids

Maxwell Surprenant

June 4th, 2018

Through its TV programs and publications, America’s Test Kitchen celebrates the joy of cooking. Now, ATK will help kids develop their culinary skills.

One of the many cemeteries across the US that pay homage to those that fought for our freedom

Memorial Day Rituals

Daniel Crotti E...

June 1st, 2018

Memorial Day is a time to remember the people who died while serving in America’s armed forces.

Charlotte with Holocaust survivor and veteran David Wisnia

A Holocaust Survivor Shares His Story

Charlotte Fay

June 1st, 2018

David Wisnia tells our Kid Reporter how he came to serve in the United States military after surviving Auschwitz, a concentration camp in Poland.

Lulu: The Rhino That Raises Awareness

Nolan Pastore

May 31st, 2018

A baby rhinoceros at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is helping visitors understand more about a critically endangered species.

YouTube star Cassey Ho

Asian Americans Tell Their Stories

Victoria Feng

May 30th, 2018

Our Kid Reporter talks with four Asian Americans who have made it to the top of their respective fields and shattered stereotypes along the way.

Max with picture book authors (right to left) Allison Goldberg, Carol Gordon Ekster and Anna Staniszewski at The Blue Bunny Bookstore in Dedham, Massachusetts

Sharing a Love of Reading

Maxwell Surprenant

May 18th, 2018

Three picture book authors describe how stories help us understand the world—and make us laugh.

A Ride on Steel Vengeance

Nolan Pastore

May 16th, 2018

Our Kid Reporter takes a ride on a “hyper-hybrid” roller coaster that recently opened at Cedar Point Amusement Park in Sandusky, Ohio.

Brandon interviewing the event organizer, Jerry Christensen about why he brought the memorial to Britt, IA.

Remembering the Fallen

Brandon Peterson

May 11th, 2018

A traveling memorial honors U.S. soldiers who have lost their lives since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

Naoko Furuta with Manat Kaur in Takayama.

In Japan, Hanami Captivates Locals and Tourists Alike

Manat Kaur

May 10th, 2018

Hanami, the Japanese custom of enjoying the fleeting beauty of cherry blossoms, is in full bloom each spring.  

Owen with author D. Washington Jones

Library Books Leap to Life

Owen P. W. Osborne

May 8th, 2018

Characters from favorite children’s stories come to life at a literary festival in Shreveport, Louisiana.

7-year-old Connolly, a second grader, with Lilian

A Podcast “Playdate”

Lilian Jochmann

May 7th, 2018

Kids gather in Brookline, Massachusetts, for a “Mega Awesome Super Huge Wicked Fun Podcast Playdate.”

Jim Benton with Titus

An Artist in His Studio

Titus Smith III

May 3rd, 2018

Jim Benton talks about the creation of Franny K. Stein, Jamie Kelly, and other beloved characters in his illustrated books.