2014 Reading Summit for Educators: A recap

Lia Zneimer  July 29th, 2014 

Last week, Scholastic Book Fairs held the 2014 Reading Summit for Educators—a day-long professional learning conference bringing together educational leaders from across...

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A live Harry Potter birthday readathon!

Guest Blogger  July 28th, 2014  Comments • 28

As you already know by now, July is Harry Potter Month! You probably also know that Harry Potter's birthday is July 31st, and what better way...

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Happy Parents Day: Reading Life Lessons and Habits

Michael Barrett  July 28th, 2014 

As they say, “the apple does not fall far from the tree.” This most definitely applies to our parent(s) as one of our most influential reading role models.

Whether...

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Count it: 200,000,000 summer reading minutes

Megan Kaesshaefer  July 28th, 2014 

For many, yesterday was a typical summer Sunday. Maybe you lounged in the late afternoon sun with a book or took a casual stroll or relaxing dip. Not for us. Our team was...

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In Our Feeds: Book covers, reading for fun, & more

Nadia Almahdi  July 25th, 2014 

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!

Special Graphix update from Comic-Con

Stephanie Smith  July 25th, 2014 

Hello, live from San Diego Comic-Con! AKA Comic-Con International: San Diego, which began in 1970 and has grown to become the focal point for the world of comics...

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Ten years of unprecedented change: The evolution of the book industry

Maureen O'Connell  July 25th, 2014 

While the earliest known examples of books are Mesopotamian clay tablets and Egyptian papyrus rolls, experts agree that books as communications tools came into existence...

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It takes a village…to build a preschool nation

Alexandra Wladich  July 25th, 2014 

Scholastic and Los Angeles Universal Preschool (non-profit organization whose mission is to provide access to quality early childhood education programs for children in...

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A Magical moment in my (distant) future!

Michael Strouse  July 24th, 2014  Comments • 2

 I’ll admit it. I am a Harry Potter super fan. I’ve talked here on OOM several times about how privileged I have been to put thousands of Harry Potter books into the hands...

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Scholastic reports Q4 and Fiscal 2014 results and Fiscal 2015 outlook

Scholastic  July 24th, 2014 

This morning, Scholastic reported its fourth-quarter and fiscal 2014 results and fiscal 2015 outlook.

Introducing Word Nerd Wednesdays

Lia Zneimer  July 23rd, 2014  Comments • 2

I've loved words for as long as I can remember. (Case in point: the below text from my mother.) My colleagues tease me (lovingly, I think) about my enthusiasm for proper...

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The best books to read whilst swinging in a hammock

Megan Kaesshaefer  July 22nd, 2014 

Did you know that today is National Hammock Day? You may wonder why such a seemingly random holiday constitutes a blog post, but here at Scholastic, we...

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What makes a book a classic?

Lia Zneimer  July 21st, 2014 

Every year, I vow I'm going to read more classics, and every year I find myself recycling that resolution come New Year's Eve. Calling something a "classic" is an honor—an...

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Books and barbershops

Morgan Baden  July 21st, 2014 

Go in for a haircut, come out with a book. We love what this barbershop in Florida is doing: the owner is using books to combat poor graduation rates and violence in his...

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Celebrating National Moon Day

Stephanie Smith  July 21st, 2014 

Forty-five years ago on July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were the first humans to ever walk on the moon. What was once considered the biggest step towards the...

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