In Our Feeds: the most beautiful children’s books, why reading is not uncool, and Gabby Douglas
By Megan on September 7th, 2012
Each Friday, we share a handful of links we found interesting, provocative, funny — or just plain cool. We call it In Our Feeds. Have a good weekend!
Living in New York City among countless skyscrapers, museums, and monumental buildings makes one wonder—how do they clean them? Check out these fearless workers cleaning the exterior of the Guggenheim Museum.
Morgan shared this TIME article on why test scores, grades, and IQ should take a back seat to building character when it comes to what we should focus on most in kids. The writer argues that schools should “teach effective coping skills, help engage social support networks, create a sense of mastery over past adversity, [and] foster beliefs in the ability to cope successfully in the future.” Couldn’t agree more.
Here at the office, we’re in denial that the Olympics are over. That’s why we’re thrilled to hear that the adorable gymnast and Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas just signed a book deal to share her story.
Lia shared a pretty alarming article from The Mail Online that claims reading—or get this, even being seen with a book—has become “uncool.” To anyone who thinks this is true, I’d like to direct your attention to the following evidence against this claim: Exhibit A. Exhibit B. Exhibit C. Exhibit D.
What book made you a reader? Scholastic employees reflect and share the books that turned them into lifelong readers. Share your story with Scholastic Book Clubs: #ReaderThatIAm
Lastly, looking for something to do this weekend? You might want to pay a visit to a bookstore from this list of the best bookstores on Tumblr.
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