The story starts here

Guest Blogger  November 30th, 2015 

Scholastic offers a story for every reader, with books that make us laugh, dream, and open our eyes to different people and cultures. And we're committed to inspiring a...

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Morgan Baden  November 25th, 2015 

Wishing you and yours a happy and safe holiday weekend.

An NCTE 2015 recap

Kristen Joerger  November 24th, 2015 

Last weekend, the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Annual Convention took place in Minneapolis, MN. It was an inspiring weekend filled with speakers and...

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The books we're thankful for this year

Morgan Baden  November 24th, 2015 

Which books hit you at just the right time, in just the right place this year?

Literary tweets we loved, Thanksgiving edition

Morgan Baden  November 23rd, 2015 

Across Twitter, authors had some pretty hilarious, sincere and wonderfully random things to say this week. Here's a round-up of some of my favorites!

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Happy Thanksgiving Week!

Morgan Baden  November 23rd, 2015 

Whether you're traveling far away to visit family, sticking close to home, or hosting your own event, we wish you a safe and happy holiday week.

Here's a darling...

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In Our Feeds: Quizzes, profound children's books, and Mockingjay

Morgan Baden  November 20th, 2015 

Each Friday, we share a handful of links we found interesting, provocative, funny — or just plain cool. We call it In Our Feeds. Enjoy!

Holiday travel tips: Keep kids reading on the go

Michael Barrett  November 19th, 2015 

Are you totally stumped on ways to keep your kids entertained during the hectic Thanksgiving travel rush next week? We’re here to help!

Two new professional books from Kwame Alexander and co-authors Pam Allyn & Ernest Morrell

Brittany Sullivan  November 19th, 2015 

We have exciting news from some of our top literacy experts.

My memoir story

Julia Graeper  November 18th, 2015 

November is Memoir Writing Month, which got us thinking about this genre and why we love it so much. For anyone paying attention to literary and publishing trends, it...

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Holiday Gift Guide: 2015 Gold Star Toys Announced

Megan Kaesshaefer  November 18th, 2015 

Parent & Child® magazine is excited to announce the winners of its third annual Gold Star Toy Awards. This year’s 26 winning children’s toys and games are...

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5 questions with Cynthia Lord

Megan Kaesshaefer  November 17th, 2015 

Today we're thrilled to welcome author Cynthia Lord to the blog! Cynthia is the author of the Shelter Pet Squad series and an avid animal lover.

Introducing the 2015-2016 Scholastic News Kid Reporters

Kristen Joerger  November 17th, 2015 

Today, we're proud to introduce you to the next generation of young journalists! We're welcoming 27 new and eight returning Scholastic News Kid Reporters to our team this...

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Scholastic spring 2016 online preview

Brooke Shearouse  November 17th, 2015 

Scholastic is proud to announce the launch of its Spring 2016 Online Preview!

Handmade for the holidays, from our friends at KLUTZ!

Guest Blogger  November 16th, 2015 

What's better than a heartfelt gift during the holidays?

Harry Potter as performed by cats

Morgan Baden  November 16th, 2015 

Reading seven books can take a while. (Worth it, but still.) Catch up on the entire Harry Potter series with this brief video, in which little tiny kittens act out the...

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In Our Feeds: gifts for word nerds, books for bedtime, and OY or YO?

Gina Asprocolas  November 13th, 2015 

Each Friday, we share a handful of links we found interesting, provocative, funny — or just plain cool. We call it In Our Feeds. Enjoy!

Scholastic Book Fairs teams up with the Sandals Foundation to help “raise rock-star readers” in the Caribbean

Alexandra Wladich  November 13th, 2015 

Today we have a guest post from Dillon Kalkhurst, Director Community Engagement & Strategic Partnerships for Scholastic Book Fairs. 

Get ready to rock n’ read: Enter the "Rock-Star Sweeps"

Michael Barrett  November 12th, 2015 

On Tuesday, we told you about a new book, Raising a Rock-Star Reader by Amy Mascott and Allie McDonald, that helps aims to help busy parents get their child “...

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Our favorite redheads

Morgan Baden  November 12th, 2015 

In high school I dyed my brown hair red—a lot. (I was trying to go for the Tori Amos / Dana Scully look.) (It was the 90s, which explains everything.) I've always been...

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Accio coloring book! Harry Potter fans, this one's for you...

Morgan Baden  November 11th, 2015 

If you need us, we'll be over here, coloring ALL DAY.

Yep, the official Harry Potter Coloring Book is now available!

Taylor Swift Donates 25,000 Scholastic Books to New York City Schools

Alexandra Wladich  November 11th, 2015 

At Scholastic, our mission is to get books into the hands of children to spark their imaginations and help them “open a world of possible”. However, this mission would not...

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Celebrate Veterans Day

Brooke Shearouse  November 11th, 2015 

Today on OOM we are celebrating Veterans Day, honoring those who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. One way in which we can honor veterans is to read about different...

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Talking math with parents ( can do it!)

Guest Blogger  November 10th, 2015 

We know that communicating with parents can be one of the toughest parts of being an educator. But as parent-teacher conferences roll around, it’s a great...

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