Books that epitomize summer

Alexandra Wladich  May 24th, 2016 

The weather is getting warmer and we have summer “on our minds” (pun intended!). To celebrate the start of the season we wanted to share the books that most remind us of...

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Ten Tips for fostering avid readers, from Phyllis C. Hunter

Julia Graeper  May 23rd, 2016 

Last week, Scholastic Education introduced Ten Tips, a new video series that will offer practical, easy-to-use strategies for helping kids learn...

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30 million minutes and counting

Megan Kaesshaefer  May 23rd, 2016 

The Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge launched with a bang on May 9th, and after just three short weeks, kids have already clocked nearly 30...

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In Our Feeds: DIY Harry Potter scar, Dracula, and what your TBR pile says about you

Julia Graeper  May 20th, 2016 

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!

Flexing our reading muscles

Megan Kaesshaefer  May 20th, 2016 

As part of our "Show us your reading muscles" sweepstakes, we asked parents, teachers, and kids to grab a book, strike a pose, and share their pictures with us using...

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Announcing the 2016–17 National Advisory Council!

Brittany Sullivan  May 20th, 2016 

Yesterday was a big day here at Scholastic! We announced the 2016–17 National Advisory Council (NAC)—a select group of leading experts in pre-K–12...

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Summer Reading Road Trip: Dispatch from CO, IL, and UT!

Megan Kaesshaefer  May 19th, 2016 

Our Summer Reading Road Trip RV's have been on a two-and-a-half week journey accross the country, making stops at elementary schools and bookstores along the way. In the...

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What to read this fall: Middle Grade books (and a giveaway!)

Guest Blogger  May 19th, 2016  Comments • 63

You've seen the amazing Picture Books that are coming this fall as part of our Online Preview, it's time for Middle Grade titles!

Last Call: Apply now for the 2016 School Librarian of the Year Award!

Brittany Sullivan  May 18th, 2016 

Time is quickly running out—Friday, May 20 is the last day to nominate yourself or someone else for the 2016 School Library Journal School Librarian of...

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Read Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban with us!

Morgan Baden  May 18th, 2016 

We just finished our Twitter read-along of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, so it's time to dive in to book 3. Join us!

I'll post each daily prompt...

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Scholastic at Book Expo America (BEA) & Book Con!

Gina Asprocolas  May 17th, 2016 

Last week, Book Expo America (BEA) and Book Con took over McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois. BEA is the largest publishing event in North America,...

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Now accepting applications for the 2016-2017 Scholastic News Kids Press Corps!

Kristen Joerger  May 17th, 2016 

Do you know a kid with a nose for news? Kids between the ages of 10 and 14 can apply NOW to be a part of the 2016-2017 Scholastic News Kids Press Corps.

Biographies for adults and kids

Morgan Baden  May 16th, 2016 

I welcome any opportunity to talk about books I love, and since today is Biographer's Day, let me share with you a biography I recently finished and LOVED.

What did Dewey do?

Deimosa Webber-Bey  May 13th, 2016 

During a recent Scholastic Reads podcast, “Librarians: Making Hearts Large Through Story”, I talked about the logic (as I understand it!) behind the Dewey Decimal System...

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In Our Feeds: Long books, dads, and hats

Morgan Baden  May 13th, 2016 

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!

Throwback Thursday: R.L. Stine edition

Gina Asprocolas  May 12th, 2016 

Before there was Goosebumps ... and even before there was Fear Street ... did you know there was Blind Date?

Blind Date is the first...

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Books that keep us up all night

Guest Blogger  May 12th, 2016 

Earlier this week was Stay Up All Night Night! In celebration, we wanted to share the books that we couldn’t put down. Whether it was a...

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Scholastic's Fall 2016 Picture Book preview (and a giveaway!)

Guest Blogger  May 12th, 2016  Comments • 193

Where can you find a guitar-playing dog who likes ice cream, a ravenously hungry bird, a duck that can drive a tractor, a sister named Sukey the Oppressor, penguins that...

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I'm so excited about a book that was published over 15 years ago

Julia Graeper  May 12th, 2016 

Have you ever read a really big, famous book that came out a long time ago? And then maybe you got really excited and wanted to talk to everyone about it...but...everyone...

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A delightfully, frightfully fun visit from author Dan Poblocki

Guest Blogger  May 12th, 2016 

For the second time, Excelsior Springs Middle School in Excelsior Springs, Missouri won first place honors in Scholastic’s National Middle School Student...

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Early Learning: Show me a story

Suzanne McCabe  May 11th, 2016 

“There is always a shimmer of pure joy in a fine picture book,” writes San Francisco bookseller Chris Loker in Open a World of Possible (Scholastic)The...

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The National Student Poets share their passion for poetry

Guest Blogger  May 11th, 2016 

The month of April marked the 20th anniversary of National Poetry Month and the continuation of a year of service from the 2015 class of National Student Poets.

Scholastic and RIF from the start

Guest Blogger  May 11th, 2016 

This is a guest blog provided by Dick Robinson, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Scholastic.

I solemnly swear...

Morgan Baden  May 11th, 2016 

As we count down to the July 31 release of "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child," our global gif campaign continues! This week, we released a new animated quote from...

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Show us your reading muscles!

Megan Kaesshaefer  May 9th, 2016 

Exciting news: today we launched our "Show us your reading muscles" sweepstakes! We want to see the books you (and/or your kids and students) are reading...

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