A new animated series introducing kids to big names from history will premiere in November.
Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum will premiere Nov. 11 on Panhandle PBS. It will air at 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. daily on Panhandle PBS and 6 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and 4:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays on PBS Kids.
Based on the children’s book series Ordinary People Change the World by New York Times bestselling author Brad Meltzer and illustrator Christopher Eliopoulos, the series will follow the adventures of Xavier, Yadina and Brad as they tackle everyday problems by doing something extraordinary: traveling back in time to learn from real-life inspirational figures when they were kids— like Marie Curie, Harriet Tubman, Jackie Robinson and more.
Each adventure will help young viewers make the connection between the character traits that made these historical figures heroes and those same qualities within themselves, helping them discover that they, too, can change the world!
“Xavier Riddle … (shows) kids that they can be change-makers through the relatable stories of history’s most iconic figures. Author Brad Meltzer is a visionary storyteller, and we’re thrilled to partner with him,” said Linda Simensky, vice-president of children’s programming at PBS.
In addition to the Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum series television premiere, kids, parents and teachers will be able to stream clips and full episodes across PBS KIDS’ video platforms, including the free PBS KIDS Video App. Xavier-themed games will be available on pbskids.org and the free PBS Kids Games App.