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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Max and middle grade fantasy authors at Books Of Wonder in New York (left to right: William Alexander, Tui T. Sutherland, Max, and Sarah Darer Littman)

The Wonder of Fantasy Books

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December 19th, 2017

Our Kid Reporter talks with three middle-grade fantasy authors about their novels for kids.

Max with children’s author and illustrator Chris Van Dusen.

Accepting Differences

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December 15th, 2017

Chris Van Dusen’s latest picture book encourages readers to stand up for others.

Max and Artie Bennett at the Brooklyn Children's Book Fair

At the Brooklyn Children’s Book Fair

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December 14th, 2017

What inspires Brooklyn-based children’s book authors and illustrators? Our Kid Reporter finds out.

Max with LeUyen Pham

Why Picture Books Matter

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December 14th, 2017

“Draw anything you see,” says acclaimed children’s book illustrator LeUyen Pham.

Max and VP Joe Biden pose for a picture at the Wilbur Theatre in Boston

Biden Brings Hope to Tour

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December 7th, 2017

Former Vice President Joe Biden talks about the sense of purpose he found after his son’s death.

Max and Nolan Arenado, 3B for the Colorado Rockies, who won a Platinum Award at the Gold Glove Awards

Honoring the Best in the Field

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November 20th, 2017

Our Kid Reporter covers Major League Baseball’s 60th annual Gold Glove Awards in New York City.

 Max with author Gareth Hinds at Blue Bunny Books in Dedham, Massachusetts

Turning Classics Into Graphic Novels

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November 10th, 2017

Gareth Hinds talks about his career as a graphic novelist and offers advice for young illustrators.

Ethan Olaes  and Max at the Alleluia Ball

A Young Musical Talent Overcomes Obstacles

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November 1st, 2017

Ethan Olaes, 17, struggles to express his thoughts and feelings. But when he sits down at the piano, he finds his voice.

Our Story Begins

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October 24th, 2017

A new book spotlights the work of children’s book authors when they were kids.

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Maxwell with author Adam Gidwitz at Dylan’s Candy Bar in New York City

Imaginormous Challenge

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September 17th, 2017

A contest inspired by Roald Dahl’s work lets kids see their creative ideas “Wonka-fied.”