Poem in your pocket day

Megan Kaesshaefer  April 24th, 2014 

Today is Poem in Your Pocket Day! Started by the Academy of American Poets, this special day celebrates all things poetry and encourages people to select a favorite poem...

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Everything is awesome - in the Library of Congress!

Deimosa Webber-Bey  April 24th, 2014 

Today is the anniversary of the Library of Congress, created on April 24, 1800, and with the current focus on nonfiction and primary sources...

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Breaking book news: the Goosebumps movie starts production!

Morgan Baden  April 24th, 2014 

Jack Black as R.L. Stine? Yep!

The first public school in America was founded this day in 1635

Morgan Baden  April 23rd, 2014 

In 1635, a handful of students first met in the private home of a headmaster in the fledgling city of Boston to form Boston Latin school. It was the very first public...

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Happy 450th Birthday, Shakespeare!

Lia Zneimer  April 23rd, 2014 

Prithee, dost thou thinkest William Shakespeare appears well for one who hath 450 years behind him? Methinks so. (Methinks I should also leave the poetic writing to the...

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A NASA astronaut has a special mission for kids

Megan Kaesshaefer  April 22nd, 2014 

Happy Earth Day! I couldn't think of a better time to share with you a very special video from a NASA Astronaut, Leland Melvin. He has a mission for kids this summer: join...

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Earth Day: Read, Reuse and Recycle

Michael Barrett  April 22nd, 2014 

Happy Earth Day, everyone.

Today is a perfect opportunity for parents, teachers and other role models to show how kids can make every day Earth Day through green...

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Extending instructional time

Alexandra Wladich  April 21st, 2014 

Many schools across the country are thinking about extending the school day and or school year to increase the amount of instructional time. Yet, is there a way to extend...

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Weekend reads: OOM edition

Nadia Almahdi  April 21st, 2014 

One of the many fun things about working at Scholastic is being surrounded by people who love books! It also means that my TBR list is constantly growing with everyone’s...

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How do young children learn best?

Tyler Reed  April 18th, 2014 

Don't miss the fascinating Q & A over on our frizzle education blog with Dr. Tovah P. Klein, Director of Barnard College’s Center for Toddler Development.

Remembering Gabriel García Márquez (1927-2014)

Lia Zneimer  April 17th, 2014 

We're deeply saddened to hear of the loss of Gabriel García Márquez, one of this century's most celebrated and cherished novelists. According to the Associated Press, the...

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"Hanging out" over summer reading

Megan Kaesshaefer  April 17th, 2014 

Last night we hosted our very first Google+ Hangout! At 8pm, a panel of educators, moderator Pam Allyn, and an audience comprised of teachers, principals...

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A day for haiku

Morgan Baden  April 17th, 2014 

We button up coats

Wrap mufflers 'round and 'round

Insisting it's spring

 

A cold snap here in New York has me...

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A new Spirit Animals book...and USA Today has the cover/excerpt!

Morgan Baden  April 17th, 2014 

As April's #worldscollide promotion continues and The 39 Clues™, Spirit Animals, and Inf

Celebrate Teen Literature Day

Lia Zneimer  April 17th, 2014 

April is School Library Month, which means 30 days full of library love.

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