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Scholastic to Launch TombQuest Adventure Series

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Scholastic to Launch TombQuest Adventure Series

Children’s publishing company Scholastic will publish its next multi-platform series, TombQuest, simultaneously in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and New Zealand in February 2015. The mystery of ancient Egypt comes to life in this action adventure spanning five books by author Michael Northrop and linked with an interactive online game. The first title, [...]

Education Activist Malala Yousafzai Visits Africa

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Education Activist Malala Yousafzai Visits Africa

On her first trip to Africa, education activist and Malala Fund co-founder Malala Yousafzai said she was inspired by the dreams and determination of the schoolgirls she met while learning about the many challenges they have overcome to obtain education. The 16-year-old spent several days speaking with girls from rural Kenyan communities about their passionate [...]

Project Vidya to Support the Education of 800 Children

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Project Vidya to Support the Education of 800 Children

United Technologies Corporation (UTC) in partnership with SOS Children’s Villages India, today launched ‘Project Vidya’ to support the education of eight hundred children living in SOS Children’s Villages, across nine cities. ‘Project Vidya’ will offer children at the SOS Children’s Villages access to education, mentoring and additional support to facilitate improved academic performance. This initiative [...]

Actress Selena Gomez Visits Nepal to Meet Children

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Actress Selena Gomez Visits Nepal to Meet Children

“This visit to Nepal was extraordinarily powerful—at times, devastating and heartbreaking, but also incredibly inspiring,” said Selena Gomez. “I’m so proud to serve as a UNICEF Ambassador and be part of a greater movement to help the world’s children.” During her trip, Gomez visited the child-friendly Satbariya Rapti Secondary School, supported by UNICEF, that has [...]

Coca-Cola Provides Safe Drinking Water to School Children

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Coca-Cola Provides Safe Drinking Water to School Children

The Coca-Cola Company and WaterHealth International (WHI) announced Friday their plan to bring safe drinking water to 1 million school children through their Child With Water (CWW) program. Together, the partners aim to deliver 500 million liters of safe drinking water a year to 1 million school children in 2,000 schools in developing countries by [...]

Cartoon Strip Longer Than 11 Football Fields. Breaks World Record.

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Cartoon Strip Longer Than 11 Football Fields. Breaks World Record.

Lincoln Peirce and HarperCollins Children’s Books have officially broken the Guinness World Records title for the world’s longest cartoon strip by a team. The record was broken live on TODAY show in New York City, and was the culmination of a week-long record breaking series. The record breaking comic spans 3,983 feet, 2 inches or [...]

Impact of War on the Health of Syria’s Children

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Impact of War on the Health of Syria’s Children

Syria’s shattered health system is forcing health workers to engage in brutal medical practices, and a series of epidemics have left millions of children exposed to a plethora of deadly diseases, Save the Children says in a new report. Announced Sunday, the report, “A Devastating Toll: the Impact of Three Years of War on the [...]

Angie Harmon Visits Nicaragua for UNICEF

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Angie Harmon Visits Nicaragua for UNICEF

Actress and UNICEF Ambassador Angie Harmon just returned from a visit to Nicaragua, where she traveled to bring attention to the horrors of child trafficking within the Central American country and across the globe. During her trip Harmon witnessed UNICEF programs to protect children from violence, exploitation and abuse and spoke with adolescent girls and [...]

Santa’s Sleigh in Honda’s Holiday Campaign

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Santa’s Sleigh in Honda’s Holiday Campaign

Automaker Honda has launched a holiday video highlighting the company’s safety and driver assistive technologies. The two-minute animated video imagines a safer sleigh for Santa powered by Honda’s advanced technologies like Forward Collision Warning, Lane Departure Warning and a rearview camera assuring Santa a safe and timely arrival as the children of the world eagerly [...]

United Flies Children to the “North Pole”

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United Flies Children to the “North Pole”

United Airlines employees are hosting Fantasy Flights to the “North Pole” for children facing illness or living in underserved communities. During these events – which kicked off at many airports this past weekend – children and their families board United flights to the North Pole for a special holiday experience. Upon arrival, the children enter [...]

Disney Acquires Comic Book by Stan Lee

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Disney Acquires Comic Book by Stan Lee

Disney Publishing Worldwide (DPW) has announced the acquisition of a new book based on the Chinese zodiac written by comic book legend Stan Lee with Stuart Moore, featuring illustrations by comics artist Andie Tong. Zodiac is stated to be an action-packed illustrated novel that follows Steven Lee, a young Chinese-American teen who is drawn into [...]

Syrian Children in Trouble as Conflict Continues

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Syrian Children in Trouble as Conflict Continues

Children trapped amid fighting in Syria are being killed, maimed, and denied access to food and medicine as the number of child refugees fleeing the civil war tops one million, Save the Children said Thursday. The aid agency has spoken to families trapped by some of the worst violence yet seen in the two-and-a-half year [...]

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