appears in the following:

A kids' story unfolds without words in 'A Day For Sandcastles'

Sunday, May 22, 2022

Three siblings spend a summer day at the beach building sandcastles and watching them get demolished in a wordless picture book written by JonArno Lawson and illustrated by Qin Leng.


Behold! 'The Great Zapfino' takes a big leap to overcome his fears

Saturday, April 30, 2022

A circus performer whose act is called "The Leap For Life" loses his nerve and gets a regular job as an elevator operator. Then a moment comes when The Great Zapfino must finally perform.


Colin Kaepernick says 'I Color Myself Different' in his first children's book

Saturday, April 02, 2022

Colin Kaepernick's kindergarten teacher gave his class an assignment: Draw a picture of your family. When he colored his family yellow and himself brown, it became a pivotal moment for his identity.


10 strangers come together for a life-changing kidney swap

Saturday, March 19, 2022

With all its complexities, a chain of this size is hard to pull off. This one was postponed three times. But with many waiting for a kidney, it's a critical opportunity to save some lives.


Donors and recipients in 10-person kidney donation chain meet in an emotional reveal

Saturday, March 19, 2022

In the second part of our report from Houston Methodist Hospital, we check in with the 10-person kidney donation chain. This week, donors and recipients meet in an emotional reveal.


A kids' book travels through history to ask: Where does 'Blue' come from?

Saturday, March 12, 2022

The color blue is all around us, but where does it come from? In Blue, written by Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond and illustrated by Daniel Minter, the answer is as deep as the sea and wide as the sky.


Grandma's garden of magical rocks is 'Where Wonder Grows'

Saturday, February 12, 2022

A grandmother brings her granddaughters to her special garden, where they learn about their connection to nature and tell stories about magical rocks, seashells, crystals and meteorites.


Tips to help you start training your dog — and keeping your goals realistic

Sunday, February 06, 2022

Samantha Balaban and NPR's Life Kit provide insight to teaching old and new dogs new tricks.


WaaaAAH! Rraak! 'Everybody in the Red Brick Building' is awake!

Saturday, January 08, 2022

Baby Izzie howls, Rayhan's parrot screeches, Benny and his friends play flashlight tag, and Natalia launches her rocket in the new children's book by author Anne Wynter and illustrator Oge Mora.


C. Tangana embraces tradition on his groundbreaking album, 'El Madrileño'

Sunday, January 02, 2022

NPR's Eyder Peralta speaks with Spanish rapper C. Tangana about his highly-acclaimed and Grammy-nominated album, "El Madrileño."


In 'The Sour Cherry Tree,' a child keeps memories of her late grandfather close

Saturday, December 18, 2021

The day after her beloved Baba Bazorg dies, a little girl remembers some of her favorite things about him: his striped slippers, the mints in his pockets and the fig cookies he always shared.


Return to a world of caring and kindness, in 'Amos McGee Misses the Bus'

Saturday, December 11, 2021

In Erin and Philip Stead's follow-up to 2010's A Sick Day for Amos McGee, the fastidious zookeeper gets help from his animal friends to finish his chores, so they can go on an exciting outing.


2 cousins celebrate their childhood neighborhood in 'Dream Street'

Saturday, December 04, 2021

Meet Mr. Sidney, who's always sharply dressed. Belle, who catches butterflies in jar. And the Hat Lady, Ms. Sarah. They're just some of the residents of Dream Street, the best street in the world.


You can do it: Elizabeth Warren makes a pinkie promise to girls

Saturday, October 30, 2021

Polly is tired of being told "that's not what girls do." Then she meets a woman running for President, who makes a pinkie promise with her to always remember that girls can do anything.


Beloved children's author and wilderness enthusiast Gary Paulsen has died at 82

Thursday, October 14, 2021

Gary Paulsen — whose wilderness adventure Hatchet taught generations of kids to survive in the forest — worked as a farmhand, truck driver and satellite technician before turning to writing.


At Pakistan's Border With Afghanistan, People Wait To Cross From Both Sides

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Afghans are trying to reach Pakistan via the frontier near the Khyber Pass, but Pakistan is wary of more refugees. Cargo trucks are backed up for miles, waiting to deliver goods into Afghanistan.


Haitians Who Have Lost Their Homes Are Living On A Muddy Soccer Field

Thursday, August 19, 2021

The soccer stadium in the Haitian seaside town of Les Cayes is now a tent city of people whose homes were damaged or destroyed by the earthquake. Aid continues to arrive, but slowly.


At A Local Hospital In Haiti's Hard-Hit Southwest The Injured Continue To Arrive

Thursday, August 19, 2021

Relief supplies are reaching the quake zone, but slowly. Health care workers are exhausted, some at their jobs 24 hours a day as Haiti struggles to care for those affected by the 7.2 magnitude quake.


A Father's Day Gift From Meghan To Harry Is Now A Kids' Book

Sunday, June 20, 2021

For Prince Harry's first Father's Day, the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan, got him a bench — and wrote a poem about the moments she hoped her husband and their son would share together there.


A Boy And His Grandfather Visit Home 'On The Trapline'

Saturday, May 15, 2021

A little boy and his Moshom — which means grandfather in Swampy Cree — travel north to visit the trapline where, many years ago, the grandfather grew up living off the land.