Teen reporter, Quade Kelley interviews a variety of industry leaders in comic, books, toys and entertainment for Scholastic Kids Press.
This is highlights of San Diego Comic-Con 2023, the World's largest comic & pop-culture convention.
Published August 16, 2023
SKP Kid reporter Quade Kelley interviews US Army MSG (ret.) Leroy Petry. The Medal of Honor recipient explains the significance of the 2008 Memorial Day Mission and the US day of remembrance.
Petry received the U.S. military's highest decoration, the Medal of Honor, for his actions in Afghanistan on the first Monday of May, 2008. (Then ranked Sgt. 1st Class, Company D, 2D Battalion, 75TH Ranger Regiment. Clips from Interview 9.22.22 in San Diego on USS Midway
Published May 26, 2023
SKP Kid reporter Quade Kelley is chosen to be one of the first kid readers/reviewers of Big Tree by Brian Selznick (Scholastic April 4, 2023.) The environmental story originated as a screenplay for director, Steven Spielberg and took a epic 5-year journey to become one of the most anticipated books of 2023.
Quade interviews #1 New York Times best-selling author Brian Selznick in La Jolla, CA. Selznick shares insight in to the inspiration and message of this new nature story.
Published March 31, 2023
In honor of World Water Day, Kid Reporter Quade Kelley spotlights Salva Dut, the founder of Water for South Sudan.
When Dut was 11, a civil war erupted in his country, forcing him to flee on foot. He became one of the “lost boys” of Sudan, eventually finding refuge in Kenya. His story was recounted in A Long Walk To Water, a bestselling novel by Linda Sue Park.
Published March 22, 2023
New middle grade Graphix book, "Leon the Extraordinary" is a fun-filled story with an important message. Being kind and using common sense wins the day!
Author-Illustrator Jamar Nicholas has a contagious laughter that makes everyone smile. His message shines in this happy interview and video for Scholastic Kids Press
Published March 7, 2023
Teen reporter Quade Kelley celebrates the 2023 Chinese New Year with a look at the New York Times bestselling Graphic Novel American Born Chinese.. January 13, Disney+ announced that a 8-episode live-action adaptation will be released Spring of 2023. Interviews with:
Gene Luen Yang , Graphic novelist/ Executive Producer,
Daniel Wu, actor (The Monkey KingSūn Wùkōng)
Kelvin Yu, Showrunner
Published February 1, 2023
Teen reporter Quade Kelley speaks with the Wibberley writing team of the popular National Treasure franchise. Interviews include the new diverse cast of "National Treasure: Edge of History" who speak about the Disney+ series and the link to history learning for all ages.
Published January 17, 2023
Actor and Producer Omar Epps speaks about his new novel Nubia: The Awakening with Scholastic Kids Press Reporter, Q Kelley.
Published December 13, 2022
Teen Reporter, Q. Kelley, interviews veterans about military service at an event aboard the USS Midway aircraft carrier in San Diego, CA/.
William Swenson, MOH Recipient (US Army)
Leroy Petry, MOH Recipient (US Army)
Andrew Sieg, President Merrill Wealth Management/ Bank of America.
Photocredit, photojournalist Jedidiah Woods.
Published November 8, 2022
Scholastic Kid Reporter Q. Kelley reports on MARVEL Spider-Man 60th Anniversary with coverage of Beyond Amazing Exhibition world premiere and Induction to the Comic-Con Museum Character Hall of Fame. (2022)
MARVEL Editor-In Chief, C.B. Ceulski MARVEL
Director of Themed Entertainment, Brian Crosby
Comic-Con Museum Executive Director, Rita Vandergrew
Teenage Film Fanatic, Zaky Lozuk (14, San Diego)
- All Spiderman images courtesy of MARVEL
-Spiderman Meme/ Comic-Con cosplay broll courtesy of Jay Brown
-President Barack Obama with Nicholas Tamarin (3) on Halloween 2012 courtesy of the White House / Author Peter Souza
Published October 27, 2022
SKP reporter Quade Kelley interviews sibling book creators Jennifer and Matthew Holm. They share inspiration about award-winning book series Babymouse. The popular character is back in a bigger full color series, "The Big Adventures of Babymouse" released Fall 2022.
Published October 20, 2022
Teen Reporter Quade Kelley interviews 29-year-old National Geographic Explorer and wildlife photographer Bertie Gregory.
Gregory shares his experiences filming "Epic Adventures With Bertie Gregory, " an innovative new animal adventure series by National Geographic for Disney +.
Video credit: National Geographic/Bertie Gregory for Disney+ original series "Epic Adventures With Bertie Gregory" produced by Wildstar Films.
Interview filmed at D23 Expo for Scholastic Kids Press.
Published October 12, 2022
What kids see today can inspire the way they create in the future. Paper Girls takes this concept into the cosmos, transporting four girls from their 1988 neighborhood route to an intergalactic future.
Based on a best-selling comic book series by Brian K. Vaughan and Cliff Chang, this story adapted to a television adaptation for Prime Video and showcased in July at the San Diego Comic-Con.
Scholastic Kids Press Reporter Q. Kelley interviews creators and cast about the 1980s inspiration and pop culture story that views the recent past with a with a lens on diversity.
Published October 3, 2022
Little blue penguins on the New Zealand coastline have been struggling to survive recently, in part, scientists say, because of rising ocean temperatures caused by climate change. But a penguin colony hatched in Australia has now taken center stage at Scripps’ Birch Aquarium in La Jolla, CA.
Kid Reporter Quade Kelley’s takes you on his trip from 2019 Conservation research in New Zealand to a new dedicated exhibit in California.
Published August 11, 2022
Andres Amador creates impermanent work using organic materials in nature. Photos and videos are all that remain of his large scale landscapes.
Kid Reporter Quade Kelley goes into the field to assist in the creation of his piece entitled "Windows" in San Diego, CA.
Published April 27, 2022
An interactive exhibition examines the life and artwork of 19th century Dutch painter, Vincent Van Gogh. Kid reporter Quade Kelley attended the exhibit to see how visitors are using the creative space in California.
Published April 14, 2022
Quade Kelley interviews Holocaust Survivor, Rose Schindler. She tells her story about surviving Auschwitz and shares her message of hope for Scholastic Kids Press.
Published January 20, 2022
During a visit to Arizona fro Native American Heritage Month, our Kid Reporter learns about Indigenous people and their history.
Published December 8 , 2021
The endangered—and stinky—flowers are drawing global attention to the San Diego Botanic Garden.
Published November 19, 2021
To help kids understand Veterans Day, Kid Reporter Quade Kelley, puts the spotlight on the Centennial of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Interview with creators of Childrens book 21 Steps, Jeff Gottesfeld and Matt Tavares who were awarded the United Through Reading: 2021 Audrey Geisel award for Friend of Military Children Award.
Published November 10, 2021
Kid Reporter Quade Kelley talks with two of the athletes who will be competing in Tokyo.
Published July 22 ,2021
After the Covid-19 Curveball, community sports make a comeback. Local So. Cal baseball families 'play ball' juts in time for Summer and the Little League World Series.
Published July 8, 2021
Kid Reporter Quade Kelley explores programs that inspire kids to read all summer long.
Published June 28,2021
Kid Reporter Quade Kelley covers the 29th Annual Future City Competition.
"Living on the Moon" was the theme of the 2021 competition that had middle school students creating future cities that could sustain life on the Moon.
Published April 30,2021
How old were you when you got your first job? In this Zevely Zone, I went to Encinitas to meet a 6th grade reporter. It almost felt like looking in a mirror as I sat down with 11-year-old Quade Kelley.
Published March 1, 2021
CBS8 News Feature Reporter, Jeff Zevely
Photojournalist, Scott Hall
Official video news story for Scholastic Kids Press.
Quade visited the San Diego Zoo Safari Park to learn about the recovery of endangered Gorilla troop members that were diagnosed with COVID-19 in January 2021. The experience successfully treating the endangered animals is now being shared at more than 200 zoos worldwide.
Video courtesy of San Diego Zoo Safari Park for publication with Scholastic Kids Press
Published nationally February 23, 2021
Official video news story for Scholastic Kids Press. Quade interviews former NASA Astronaut Catherine "Cody" Coleman about the NASA's Crew-1. Q attends the "Live from Space with Victor Glover" event hosted by the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum for an interview aboard the International Space Station. The crew-for-all is an international celebration of collaboration and diversity.
Video Courtesy of Cody Coleman and NASA.
Published nationally January 25, 2021
Quade Interviews former NASA Astronaut Catherine "Cody" Coleman about micro gravity.
Video Courtesy of Cody Coleman and NASA.
Quade provides book and history reviews on Instagram at @whoisquade. This is his December 2020 Global History Review.
Academy Award Actor, Richard Dreyfuss, read about Quade in local San Diego Newspaper (The Encinitas Advocate.)
Mr. Dreyfuss is a fan of history and American Civics and wanted to encourage Quade on his learning journey, so he sent this message to Quade using the Cameo app in the summer of 2020.
Theoretical physics by the who was crew at home during Covid 2020. Surprise Who Was? History Bee Finals Announcement.
Its is our family interpretation of how the worlds past change makers would use their unique gifts in the modern world.
Q believes that Charlie Chaplin would have used ingenuity, music and film to entertain people during the 2020 global pandemic.
While there is nothing funny about the devastation of the COVID virus, we see the goodness in the world and in the heroic efforts of first responders.
Proper, effective hand hand washing is important and can be fun.