KID REPORTERS’ NOTEBOOK

A New Telescope Is Set to Launch

Johnny Chen

November 22nd, 2019

Our Kid Reporter visits Northrop Grumman in Redondo Beach, California, to learn more about NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope. 

Talking With Ohio’s Governor

Nolan Pastore

November 22nd, 2019

Our Kid Reporter talks with Republican Governor Mike DeWine and his wife, Frances DeWine, at the Statehouse in Columbus. 

Marching for the Climate in Canada

Marigold Grace Mioc

November 22nd, 2019

Thousands of people gathered in the city of Edmonton last month to call for more action to protect the climate. 

On Top of the Great Smoky Mountains

Teresa Fang

November 22nd, 2019

The mountain range along the border of Tennessee and North Carolina is famous for its spectacular views. 

Protecting Rare Birds in New Zealand

Hinekerangi Waaka

November 22nd, 2019

In North Canterbury, New Zealand, the Ashley-Rakahuri Rivercare Group is working to save birds threatened by environmental pollution.

NASCAR Drive for Diversity

Andrew Raymundo

November 20th, 2019

Each year, NASCAR sponsors a competition to give promising young drivers from different backgrounds a chance to compete on the profesional level. 

What Is a Balut?

Colin Adrien Co...

November 20th, 2019

Our Kid Reporter in the Philippines introduces readers to a local delicacy and explains how to eat it.

The Greatest Show—and Tell—on Earth

Leo Sebastian Tobbe

November 19th, 2019

Makers gather in Louisville, Kentucky, to celebrate innovation, creativity, and curiosity.

In the Mood for Judy Moody

Claire Olivia H...

November 18th, 2019

Author Megan McDonald and illustrator Peter Reynolds talk about the enduring power of the Judy Moody book series. 

The Genius of Leonardo da Vinci

Sophia Dal Magr...

November 15th, 2019

An exhibition at the Italian Embassy in Brasília showcases the work of one of the greatest artists in history.  

In Memphis, Little Helpers Make a Big Difference

Aanya Kabra

November 15th, 2019

A Tennessee organization encourages young people to give back to the community. 

A News Anchor Tells Her Story

Nolan Pastore

November 15th, 2019

Journalist and author Romona Robinson rose from poverty to become the first African American woman to serve as a news anchor in Ohio. 

Gazing at the Stars in Thailand

Gemmy Somboontham

November 14th, 2019

Our Kid Reporter learns about astronomy at a special event for kids in Chang Mai. 

The Vice President Plants a “Moon Tree”

Sidonie Gillette

November 13th, 2019

Our Kid Reporter talks with Vice President Pence at a ceremony honoring America’s space program. 

Saving Sea Turtles

Iniyah Jones

November 13th, 2019

The Marine Environmental Education Center in Hollywood, Florida, shows visitors how to protec sea turtles from human harm. 

The Magic of Chris Colfer

Alula Alderson

November 12th, 2019

The actor and writer explores the challenges of everyday life and acceptance in the fictional worlds he creates. 

A Visit to a Renaissance Festival

Sophia Emma Wolff

November 5th, 2019

On weekends in late summer and early autumn, visitors to the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire can step back in time. 

Dog Man Creator Hits the Library

Laura Zhang

November 4th, 2019

Our Kid Reporter catches up with best-selling author Dav Pilkey at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. 

Teachers Strike Ends at Chicago Schools

Ava-Kelly Gray

November 4th, 2019

A strike in the country’s third-largest school district concludes with an increase in teachers’ wages and more resources for students. 

A Ghost Story for Halloween

Teresa Fang

October 31st, 2019

Our Kid Reporter talks spooky tales with Victoria Schwab, the #1 New York Times best-selling author of City of Ghosts and Tunnel of Bones

On the Campaign Trail With Mayor Pete

Leo Sebastian Tobbe

October 30th, 2019

Our Kid Reporter covers a campaign event for Democratic candidate Pete Buttigieg in Louisville, Kentucky. 

A Controversial Telescope in Hawaii

Lucia Dong

October 30th, 2019

Many native Hawaiians are against building an observatory on a sacred mountain. 

A Look at Puppetry in the Czech Republic

Rade Meech-Tatic

October 30th, 2019

One of the country’s most famous puppet makers talks about the magic of marionettes. 

Biden Campaigns in North Carolina

Teresa Fang

October 30th, 2019

Our Kid Reporter covers a campaign rally for the Democratic presidential nominee. 

A Conversation With Alyssa Milano

Alula Alderson

October 29th, 2019

The actor and activist has written a new book for middle graders, Hope: Project Middle School

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