KID REPORTERS’ NOTEBOOK

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.

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. 

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.

King Tut: Journey Through the Underworld

Ben Jorgensen

July 2nd, 2018

Nearly a century after the discovery of the boy king’s burial chamber, the California Science Center displays its treasures.

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.

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.

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.

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.

“Rejoicing in Science”

Lilian Jochmann

April 17th, 2018

“Science is as close to magic as we have in this world,” says Anna Rothschild, a journalist at The Washington Post.

A Dramatic Setting For Shakespeare’s “Hamlet”

Ryan Stoltz

April 9th, 2018

A production of one of Shakespeare’s greatest tragedies unfolds room by room at a historic mansion in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Jacqueline Woodson and the Power of Stories

Adedayo Perkovich

April 4th, 2018

The National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature shares her thoughts about reading, writing, and hope with our Kid Reporter.

The Museum of Failure Is a Success

Ben Jorgensen

March 30th, 2018

“Failure is essential for any kind of progress,” says the creator of a museum that showcases failed products.

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.

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 “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.

Hounds in Town

Amelia Poor

February 15th, 2018

Dogs take center stage at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York City.

A Museum Like No Other

Lilian Jochmann

February 13th, 2018

The City Museum in St. Louis, Missouri, is often called an “urban playground.” Our Kid Reporter finds out why.

A Super Bowl to Remember

Ryan Stoltz

February 9th, 2018

On February 4, the Philadelphia Eagles defeated the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII. Before the game, our Kid Reporter talked with the players and coaches.

Astounding Kids and Their Inventions

Annika Petras

February 7th, 2018

Students in California solve problems creatively in the Astounding Inventions Contest.

A Celebration of Harry Potter

Maxwell Surprenant

February 2nd, 2018

Fans gather in Orlando, Florida, to celebrate the world’s most famous wizard.

A New Look for a Young Wizard

Maxwell Surprenant

February 2nd, 2018

Our Kid Reporter talks with artist Brian Selznick, who is designing new cover art for the Harry Potter book series.

The End of Star Wars Rebels

Manat Kaur

February 1st, 2018

Our Kid Reporter talks with the cast of Star Wars Rebels as the TV series draws to a close.

Well-Read Black Girls Come Together

Adedayo Perkovich

December 19th, 2017

A gathering in Brooklyn, New York, honors the literary power of black girls and women.

Scholastic CEO Is Honored

Amelia Poor

December 4th, 2017

The National Book Foundation presents a lifetime achievement award to Scholastic CEO Dick Robinson.

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