Maxwell Surprenant

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Maxwell Surprenant is from Massachusetts and was born in 2003.

  • Maxwell enjoys drawing, singing, and playing baseball. 
  • His favorite book is Start with Why by Simon Sinek. 
  • Maxwell serves as the Co-Founder and Creative Director of Catching Joy, Inc. 

“With words, I have the power to make a difference.”

Maxwell Surprenant

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Presto and Zesto in Limboland

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September 4th, 2018

A new picture book by Arthur Yorinks and Maurice Sendak follows the adventures of two friends in a wacky world.


The Notebook of Doom

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August 16th, 2018

For author and illustrator Troy Cummings, the secret to success lies in carrying a notebook.

Maxwell Surprenant with author Susan Tan

Author Extraordinaire

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August 3rd, 2018

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

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

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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.

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

Harper Wins Home Run Derby

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July 26th, 2018

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

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

Inside the 89th Annual MLB All-Star Game

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July 23rd, 2018

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

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

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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

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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.

Maxwell with Mike Curato at Blue Bunny Books in Dedham, Massachusetts

A Picture Book Asks, “What If?”

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June 29th, 2018

Our Kid Reporter talks with illustrator Mike Curato about creativity, storytelling, and the power of the imagination.

Max with a protester at the Massachusetts State House in Boston

A Rally for Immigrants’ Rights

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June 21st, 2018

After President Trump instituted a “zero tolerance” policy that separated families at the U.S.-Mexico border, many Americans responded with outrage.