KID REPORTERS’ NOTEBOOK

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Pro Football’s “First Play” Celebrates Kids

Nolan Pastore

August 13th, 2018

More than 3,000 children help kick off the National Football League season at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio.

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A Small Horse Brings Big Smiles

Nolan Pastore

August 6th, 2018

When therapy horse “Willie Nelson” drops by for a visit, young patients are in for a special treat.

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Christopher Robin Comes to the Big Screen

Annika Petras

August 3rd, 2018

Jim Cummings, the voice of Winnie the Pooh and Tigger in a new movie from Disney, talks about his love for the timeless characters.     

Maxwell Surprenant with author Susan Tan

Author Extraordinaire

Maxwell Surprenant

August 3rd, 2018

Our Kid Reporter talks with children’s book author Susan Tan about her life, work, and favorite character, Cilla Lee-Jenkins.

Annika with swimming superstar Katie Ledecky

Swimmers Shine in California Competition

Annika Petras

August 1st, 2018

Top U.S. competitors show their skills at the Phillips 66 USA Swimming National Championships in Irvine, California.

Drowning in Plastic

Ryan Stoltz

July 30th, 2018

According to scientists, plastic waste kills millions of marine creatures each year. Our Kid Reporter learns why “reducing, reusing, and recycling” matters.

Max interviews New York Yankees homerun hitter Aaron Judge about #ICANHELP at media day before the MLB All-Star Game at Nationals Park in Washington D.C.

Judge Rises to Help Others

Maxwell Surprenant

July 30th, 2018

Slugger Aaron Judge of the New York Yankees talks about his involvement in #ICanHelp, a campaign designed to promote civility on social media platforms.

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A “Paw-tastic” Cafe

Helen Hong

July 26th, 2018

A new cafe in Melbourne, Australia, serves up “puppy-chinos“ and helps find loving homes for greyhounds.

Max getting ready to cover the MLB Home Run Derby at Nationals Park in Washington DC

Harper Wins Home Run Derby

Maxwell Surprenant

July 26th, 2018

Hometown favorite Bryce Harper wins the MLB Home Run Derby in Washington, D.C. 

Airmen from the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command meet with Thai military officials and a Thai engineering company in Chiang Rai, Thailand, to advise and assist in the operation to rescue members of a soccer team and their coach.

An Unforgettable Rescue

Natcharee Chaiw...

July 25th, 2018

After members of a soccer team and their coach were trapped in a cave in Thailand, people around the world rushed to help.

So the World May Hear

Ryan Stoltz

July 24th, 2018

At the Starkey Hearing Foundation’s annual gala, the focus is on helping hearing-impaired people in need. 

Nolan with Jacob West, a 15-year-old superstock racer from Omaha, Nebraska.

A Soap Box Derby Celebrates Tradition

Nolan Pastore

July 24th, 2018

An annual Soap Box Derby in Akron, Ohio, helps kids build friendships, strengthen family bonds, and develop STEM skills.

Cozi Zuehlsdorff (“Dolphin Tale”) and Heidi Blickenstaff (“The Little Mermaid” and “Something Rotten!” on Broadway, and the stage production of “Freaky Friday”) star in the Disney Channel Original Movie “Freaky Friday,” a music-driven, body-swap comedy about a mother and daughter who, strangely, spend a day in each other’s shoes.

Freaky Friday

Amelia Poor

July 24th, 2018

A musical, magical movie starring Cozi Zuehlsdorff and Heidi Blickenstaff is coming to the Disney Channel in August.

Ibtihaj Muhammad, an Olympic saber fencer.

An Unlikely American Dream

Hana Meher Sadik

July 23rd, 2018

United States Olympic medalist Ibtihaj Muhammad talks about the obstacles she overcame to succeed.

Max and Red Sox pitcher Chris Sale at media day before the All-Star Game

Inside the 89th Annual MLB All-Star Game

Maxwell Surprenant

July 23rd, 2018

Our Kid Reporter talks with All-Star players and the reporters who cover them.

Dr. Catherine Foret and Grits the dog

Getting Peppy for Pets

Owen P. W. Osborne

July 23rd, 2018

A veterinarian in Louisiana helps kids provide the best care possible for their pets.

Magician Nicola Gidley

Meet a Teen Filled With Magic

Helen Hong

July 17th, 2018

How did 16-year-old Nicola Gidley of Australia learn so many impressive magic tricks? Our Kid Reporter finds out.

Plunging Into Summer With Favorite Book Characters

Sunaya DasGupta...

July 16th, 2018

Kids at a Scholastic summer reading event in Jersey City got to meet Clifford the Big Red Dog, Geronimo Stilton, and Dog Man.

Maxwell and cartoonist Gale Galligan catch up at the Scholastic Reading Road Trip at Blue Bunny Books in Dedham, Massachusetts.

The Baby-sitters Club Is Still in Business

Maxwell Surprenant

July 16th, 2018

Cartoonist Gale Galligan grew up reading The Baby-sitters Club books by Ann M. Martin. Now Galligan is adapting some of the titles into graphic novels. 

Max reporting at the Scholastic Summer Reading Road Tour at the Blue Bunny Bookstore in Dedham, MA

Enjoying a Summer Reading Road Trip

Maxwell Surprenant

July 13th, 2018

Beep! Beep! The Scholastic Summer Reading Road Trip is in full swing. Find out if an RV is headed to a town near you.

Making a Splash in Seattle

Owen P. W. Osborne

July 10th, 2018

Team Louisiana brought talent—and heart—to the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games in Seattle, Washington.

Hana with Nancy Miller, co-founder of the Helvetia Lavender farm

Strolling Through the Helvetia Lavender Festival

Hana Meher Sadik

July 10th, 2018

Near Portland, Oregon, a celebration of flowers, art, and music brings people together for a good cause.

Brandon shakes Clayton Anderson's hand after the interview.

“A Is for Astronaut”

Brandon Peterson

July 9th, 2018

In a new book, retired NASA astronaut Clayton Anderson takes young astronomy lovers on a journey through space, covering everything from blastoff to Zulu Time.

A Master of Illusion

Ryan Stoltz

July 5th, 2018

Our Kid Reporter talks with magician Michael Carbonaro about his ability to make people see the wonder in everyday life.

Hana with Jill Williamson, author of the Kinsman Chronicles

Advice for Teen Writers: “Go For It”

Hana Meher Sadik

July 3rd, 2018

Two novelists in the Pacific Northwest share stories about their writing life and offer tips for young authors.

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