Katherine Paterson's 'Reading What I Love: My Greatest Joy as a Writer'

Megan Kaesshaefer  September 23rd, 2014 

Katherine Paterson is the author of more than 30 books including 16 novels for children and young people. She recently wrote an essay for our Open...

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"El Chavo" at The Scholastic Store!

Michael Strouse  September 23rd, 2014 

Last week, Stephanie told you about some of the exciting books that we are featuring for Hispanic Heritage Month!

Texas middle schoolers win the 2013-2014 Lexus Eco Challenge!

Guest Blogger  September 23rd, 2014 

In 2010 the World Health Organization (WHO) issued a report that identified arsenic as a “major health concern” and called for urgent measures to reduce “human exposure to...

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It's Dear Diary Day!

Stephanie Smith  September 22nd, 2014 

Dear OOMers,

Today on OOM we are celebrating “Dear Diary Day.” I’ve always loved writing and it is no surprise that growing up I kept countless journals detailing...

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Who is that artist in the window?

Brittany Sullivan  September 22nd, 2014 

This week, art is coming to life at Scholastic! If you're in the SoHo area, stop by the Art.Write.Now.POP-UP! residency taking place all week in the...

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Banned Books Week 2014: Getting graphic!

Morgan Baden  September 22nd, 2014 

Pop quiz: what do The Hunger Games, Captain Underpants, and BONE all have in common?

In Our Feeds: Lit quizzes, Harry Potter illustrated and slow reading

Michael Barrett  September 19th, 2014 

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!

Maya & Miguel cook with Abuela!

Guest Blogger  September 19th, 2014 

All month, Maya & Miguel will be on OOM weekly to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month! First up: cooking with Abuela! 

Arrr you ready for International Talk Like a Pirate Day?

Nadia Almahdi  September 19th, 2014 

Ahoy, Mateys! Today is International Talk Like a Pirate Day! Literature is full of interesting pirates, like Captain Hook from J.M.

What's your sign?

Nadia Almahdi  September 19th, 2014 

On 9/22, we say goodbye to summer, and on 9/24 we head in to a new zodiac: Libra! To celebrate, we've put together some literary horoscopes. See what's in your book future...

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Happy birthday, Hermione!

Morgan Baden  September 19th, 2014 

“I’ve learned all the course books by heart of course. I just hope it will be enough – I’m Hermione Granger, by the way, who are you?”

Announcing the 2014 class of National Student Poets!

Brittany Sullivan  September 18th, 2014 

Today, the 2014 class of the National Student Poets Program (NSPP), the nation’s highest honor for teen poets presenting original work, was...

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The final installment of The 39 Clues author interviews

Stephanie Smith  September 18th, 2014 

We’re back for one last epic interview with 39 Clues fan favorite author and interviewer, Jude Watson. Jude is an author of six 39 Clues books and has been interviewing...

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Word Nerd Wednesday: 5 grammatical pet peeves

Lia Zneimer  September 17th, 2014  Comments • 3

Last week, I rounded up 10 of my favorite Twitter accounts for Word Nerds; this week, I'm rounding up something else: my five biggest grammatical pet peeves.

Are you 1? Are you 2? Are you 225??

Deimosa Webber-Bey  September 17th, 2014 

It has been 225 years since the United States Constitution went into effect in 1789, and you can never have too many resources for teaching this essential...

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