News and fun for kids and their families


Welcome to The Mini Page!

For almost 40 years, The Mini Page, a weekly newspaper for children, has entertained and instructed kids in classrooms and homes. Each week, The Mini Page presents fascinating facts a different topic in a way that kids can understand and relate to. Each week's topic is supported by word puzzles, connect the dots, recipes, drawings and pictures. The Mini Page appears in about 500 newspapers in the United States and abroad.

In 2009, The Mini Page builds upon its reputation for educational excellence with the introduction of a digital version for newspaper Web sites and Newspaper in Education programs. Through this contemporary format, The Mini Page attracts and holds the attention of young readers with interactive puzzles and games. But the core approach of The Mini Page remains the same: to educate and entertain kids, their parents and their teachers.

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The creator and editor of The Mini Page, Betty Debnam, has won numerous distinguished achievement awards over her long career. In 2005, she joined the likes of Billy Graham, Maya Angelou and David Brinkley by receiving the North Carolina Award, the highest award given by the state of North Carolina.

Debnam was inducted into the 2001 Association of Educational Publishers (AEP) Hall of Fame, and has been presented with a Newspaper Association of America Lifetime Achievement Award and membership in the NIE Hall of Fame.