KID REPORTERS’ NOTEBOOK

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.  

Child Labor in India

Rohan Saketh De...

May 3rd, 2018

Our Kid Reporter talks with a boy in Bangalore who works long hours for little pay.

Teacher Che Soon Lee with Helen Hong at the Global Fiesta Festival

Australia Celebrates Cultural Diversity

Helen Hong

April 17th, 2018

Harmony Day celebrates cultures from around the world, with an emphasis on respect for everyone who calls Australia home.

The author’s younger brother in front of Buckingham Palace, the Queen’s residence in London

Should the U.K. Abolish the Monarchy?

Benedek Payne

April 10th, 2018

The United Kingdom has been home to a royal family for centuries. Our Kid Reporter in England now asks: Is it time to move on?

Jessica Hansen doing the breast stroke

The Games Are On!

Helen Hong

April 2nd, 2018

With the 2018 Commonwealth Games about to begin in Australia, our Kid Reporter gets tips from a top athlete.

 

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.

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. 

A Lunar New Year fireworks display in Hong Kong, which is an autonomous territory in southeastern China

Families Gather for Lunar New Year

Moira Daphne G....

February 16th, 2018

In Hong Kong, celebrations are marked by flowers, fireworks, and family gatherings.

Benedek with Lucy and Alisha

A Family Tours the World

Benedek Payne

January 23rd, 2018

A family in the United Kingdom set out in their truck to explore all seven continents.

Helen with lifeguards Darren Toomey and Melissa Thurlow

Summer Lifesavers

Helen Hong

January 23rd, 2018

Our Kid Reporter in Australia talks with lifeguards about staying safe at the beach.

Helen and a Lego snowman

Christmas Fun at Legoland Melbourne

Helen Hong

December 19th, 2017

A new Legoland in Melbourne, Australia, lets young visitors be creative.

Sadie with Kate Evans, founder and director of Elephants for Africa, at the Memphis Zoo

Saving Africa’s Elephants

Sadie Kiel

December 15th, 2017

The founder of a Botswana-based organization is working to create a brighter future for both elephants and people.

Diwali celebration (Photo by Jean-Etienne Minh-Duy Poirrier)

Celebrating Diwali

Rohan Saketh De...

December 12th, 2017

The Hindu festival of light is a time for families in India to pass down cherished traditions. 

Ananyaa with children at the orphanage

Giving Back: A Family Tradition

Ananyaa Chopra

December 4th, 2017

Visiting orphanages to share with children in need brings a family in India together. 

Giona and Francesco Wu

An Unusual Italian Restaurant

Giona Pratelli

November 14th, 2017

Our Kid Reporter visits a restaurant in Italy that is co-owned by two brothers from China.

Molly Purcell, a former student at Fortismere School in North London, is not required to wear a school uniform.

Should Schools Require Uniforms?

Benedek Payne

November 1st, 2017

Our Kid Reporter looks at the pros and cons of a longstanding tradition in the United Kingdom. 

Aliana Arzola-Piñero delivers supplies in San Juan

A Teen’s Experience in Puerto Rico

Owen P. W. Osborne

October 30th, 2017

After a devastating hurricane, a 13-year-old girl and her family are coping with the many challenges their community faces.

Helen at the Royal Melbourne Show All Breeds Dog Championships, photo courtesy of the author

How to Be the Top Dog

Helen Hong

October 20th, 2017

Our Kid Reporter goes behind the scenes at the Royal Melbourne Show, Australia’s most prestigious dog competition.

Lara with Julia Keleher, Puerto Rico's Secretary of Education

Hurricane Maria: A First-Person Account

Suzanne McCabe

October 11th, 2017

A former Kid Reporter describes how the Category 5 storm affected her and the island of Puerto Rico.

Helen Hong with vet, Claire Madden from Healesville Sanctuary, photo courtesy of the author

An Injured Koala Gets a Second Chance

Helen Hong

October 3rd, 2017

In Australia, veterinarians at Healesville Sanctuary have been caring for a special koala named Tony.

Scholastic Kid Reporter Roopkatha Roy in front of a  workshop at Kumartuli

Artisans in India Struggle to Gain Recognition

Roopkatha Roy

September 29th, 2017

A visit with traditional artisans in Kolkata, India, whose talents are often overlooked

Giona and Sara in front of her family house

Guangzhou: Not Just Skyscrapers

Giona Pratelli

August 2nd, 2017

Our Kid Reporter finds a variety of neighborhoods and landscapes in one of China’s most populous cities.

Martin interviewing Paramedic Ian

British Town Installs Life-Saving Equipment

Martin Lloyd

July 24th, 2017

Waterlooville, a town in the south of England, has installed a defibrillator.

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.

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.

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