Be Nice to New Jersey

Suzanne McCabe  July 6th, 2015 

New Jersey does not have the best reputation. Still, its nearly 9 million residents, as well as countless hangers-on—myself included—proudly claim it as our home state.

A trip down memory lane: a “My Bookprint” post

Guest Blogger  July 6th, 2015 

We're thrilled to have three summer interns in the Corporate Communications team, all of whom will be blogging right here throughout the months ahead...

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In Our Feeds: 150 years of Alice in Wonderland, literary landmarks, and subway reads

Gina Asprocolas  July 2nd, 2015 

Every Friday, we share a handful of links that we found funny, provocative or just plain cool. We call it In Our Feeds. Have a great weekend!

Happy 4th of...

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Reading ambassadors & their patriotic picks

Megan Kaesshaefer  July 2nd, 2015 

In honor of the 4th of July, we asked the Governors and Governors' Spouses who comprise our list of 2015 Summer Reading Challenge Reading Ambassadors to share with us...

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Attention all caring adults: July is “National Make a Difference to Children Month”

Alexandra Wladich  July 1st, 2015 

There is no doubt that engaging families in the education of their children can be an effective practice for boosting student achievement and school success. As research...

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Exciting new releases from Scholastic, June 30th

Jeremy West  June 30th, 2015 

Scholastic is excited to launch the following new books for readers of all ages, check them out below!

The littlest children (ages 3 and under) will find joy in...

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#SummerReading: June's top parenting blogger picks

Michael Barrett  June 30th, 2015 

It's shocking to think the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge will hit its halfway point tomorrow. Never fear kids (and parents), summer is far from over...

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Books for budding ballerinas

Morgan Baden  June 30th, 2015 

Today, Misty Copeland was promoted to Principal Dancer at the American Ballet Theater, making her the first African-American dancer to be so named. Tap and jazz and...

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First round of "Patterson Pledge" grants awarded today

Megan Kaesshaefer  June 30th, 2015 

Three months ago, we announced a new partnership with James Patterson that aimed to give $1.5 million to school libraries in need across the country.

Reading resolutions: a mid-year check-in

Gina Asprocolas  June 29th, 2015 

The summer is finally in full swing, which means the year is nearly half over. (As of this writing, there are only 179 days left until Christmas!) That also means now is...

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Nick Cannon celebrates student poet in New York City

Michael Barrett  June 29th, 2015 

Fifth-grader, Aiden Keane from Belle Harbor, New York, was celebrated at his school last Wednesday (June 24th) as the winner of Scholastic Reading Club’s Open...

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The BSC takes over ALA

Morgan Baden  June 29th, 2015 

ICYMI: fans of the Baby-sitters Club had a pretty epic weekend, thanks to Ann M. Martin (author of the bestselling series) and Raina Telgemeier (creator of the bestselling...

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In Our Feeds: Chipotle, a treehouse, Seinfeld and more!

Alexandra Wladich  June 26th, 2015 

Every Friday, we share a handful of links that we found funny, provocative or just plain cool. We call it In Our Feeds. Have a great weekend!

From the...

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On this "Take Your Dog to Work" Day, Clifford takes a trip – and gets a job

Guest Blogger  June 26th, 2015 

Last summer, Clifford took a short trip out west to see the Grand Canyon, the Hoover Dam, and more.  With his taste for adventure whetted, he decided to make this summer...

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Franki Sibberson: Knowing Yourself as a Reader

Megan Kaesshaefer  June 25th, 2015 

Franki Sibberson, K–5 school librarian, now teaches third grade. She is the author of Beyond Leveled Books, Still Learning to Read, Day-to-Day...

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World Cup fans, here's a booklist for you!

Guest Blogger  June 25th, 2015 

Those of you following the FIFA Women’s World Cup (as a women’s college soccer player, I know that I am!) will know that this week is a BIG week for the USA Women’s team!...

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Ways to support learning at home this summer

Alexandra Wladich  June 24th, 2015 

During the summer months there any many ways parents and community organizations can support and encourage learning for children. As research has shown, children who have...

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Overheard at the St. Louis Book Fairs Reading Summit

Megan Kaesshaefer  June 24th, 2015 

Yesterday marked the first of the 2015 Scholastic Book Fairs Reading Summits! These summits bring...

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Literary tweets we loved, part 2

Morgan Baden  June 23rd, 2015 

Authors had some funny, charming, and cool things to say on Twitter over the past couple of weeks. Here are some of my favorites!

 

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Introducing #MondayMinutesGoal

Megan Kaesshaefer  June 22nd, 2015 

Parents and teachers, in an effort to log as many minutes as possible through the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge AND to break the world record for summer reading, we’...

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Growing up Scholastic

Guest Blogger  June 22nd, 2015 

Sometimes we get letters from young people about their love for reading. Today we're sharing a letter from Kassie Berger, the daughter of Tracey Berger, Scholastic'...

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Summer reading confession: I love books about mermaids

Morgan Baden  June 22nd, 2015 

Mermaids are having a moment. And is it any wonder? Even I want to be a mermaid right now, what with all this gross humidity in the city.

But seriously—one...

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Caldecott Honoree Peter Sís discusses the inspiration for his newest picture book Ice Cream Summer + Giveaway

Jeremy West  June 22nd, 2015  Comments • 137

To celebrate the first day of summer finally arriving, we have the pleasure of having three-time Caldecott Honoree Peter Sís talk to us about the inspiration for his...

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117 million minutes and counting

Megan Kaesshaefer  June 19th, 2015 

It's hard to believe we're already seven weeks into the 2015 Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge! Here's a quick update on the program and some highlights from the past...

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In Our Feeds: the Dad edition

Morgan Baden  June 19th, 2015 

Every Friday, we share a handful of links that we found funny, provocative or just plain cool. We call it In Our Feeds. Have a great weekend!

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