The Quirkiest Mothers in Literature

Anushka Mehrotra  May 6th, 2016 

It is undeniable that our mothers have an indelible effect on our lives. Why else would we take an entire day to celebrate them? Each year OOM uses Mother’s...

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Readers tell us why they read YA

Morgan Baden  May 5th, 2016 

We're still celebrating all things Young Adult with #IreadYA week! Readers have been sharing their love of YA literature all week, so we thought we'd share some of our...

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New podcast episode! Librarians: Making Hearts Large Through Story

Megan Kaesshaefer  May 5th, 2016 

April was School Libraries Month! To celebrate, we got the three coolest librarians we know together for a podcast episode. John Schumacher ("Mr.

Summer Reading Road Trip: Dispatch from NY & NJ

Megan Kaesshaefer  May 5th, 2016 

We kicked off the Summer Reading Road Trip this week with several school events across New York and New Jersey! (In case you missed it, from now through...

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Selecting the theme of a Scholastic Book Fair

Alexandra Wladich  May 5th, 2016 

Have you ever wondered who selects the fun themes for the Scholastic Book Fair? I caught up with Bobby Pacheco and Frank Loose on the Scholastic Book Fairs team to find...

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May the 4th be with you

Morgan Baden  May 4th, 2016 

Happy Star Wars Day! There are, of course, lots of exciting Star Wars books out there. Here are some of our favorites! 

Scholastic donates books to promote literacy for homeless New York City families

Brittany Sullivan  May 3rd, 2016 

“At Scholastic, we have seen first-hand that a book can be life-changing in the hands of a child. The right book at the right time can light an emotional spark within...

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9 reasons to love YA

Guest Blogger  May 2nd, 2016 

Today marks the beginning of #IReadYA Week and we here at Scholastic want to share with you nine reasons why we love to read young-adult books. If you love YA as much as...

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#IreadYA week is here!

Morgan Baden  May 2nd, 2016 

In 2013, This is Teen launched #IreadYA, a week-long celebration of Young Adult literature and the joy it brings readers of all ages.

We're hitting the road for summer reading

Megan Kaesshaefer  May 2nd, 2016 

Big news: we're taking our annual Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge program on the open road with the first-ever Summer Reading Road Trip

In Our Feeds: Next-level Harry fandom, prison book group and lots of cute kids

Julia Graeper  April 29th, 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!

Celebrate Adopt a Shelter Pet Day with Cynthia Lord!

Brooke Shearouse  April 29th, 2016 

We caught up with Shelter Pet Squad author Cynthia Lord in celebration of National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day! Check out the Q&A below to read about Cynthia’s...

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These teachers are our reading superheroes

Megan Kaesshaefer  April 28th, 2016 

Last week, we annouced the winners of the Dav Pilkey "Be a Reading Superhero" Contest! 50 winning educators from across the country (one from a school in...

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Do you read YA?

Guest Blogger  April 28th, 2016 

Do you love talking about books?

Do you love winning prizes?

Are you obsessed with YA?...

Throwback Thursday: Touchdown titles

Gina Asprocolas  April 28th, 2016 

Today marks the beginning of the National Football League (NFL) Draft, an annual event where professional football teams pick new players from college...

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Read Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets with us!

Morgan Baden  April 27th, 2016 

We just finished our Twitter read-along of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, so it's time to dive in to book 2. Join us!

I'll post each daily prompt...

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Poetry month: Meet Scholastic Art & Writing Awards winner Adam Gowan

Michael Barrett  April 27th, 2016 

It's National Poetry Month and we want to introduce you to the some very talented teen writers this month. 

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them screenplay: Published this November!

Megan Kaesshaefer  April 26th, 2016 

Attention, Harry Potter fans! On November 19, 2016, Scholastic will publish the screenplay of the film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them in the...

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Celebrate Princess Week with these amazing books!

Brooke Shearouse  April 25th, 2016 

Today kicks off National Princess Week and what better way to celebrate than by reading one of these fantastic princess-themed books? From fierce warriors and space...

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Be Yourself: Life Lessons from a Penguin

Michael Barrett  April 25th, 2016 

Did you know it's World Penguin Day?

One of the most powerful life lessons I learned was from a (literary) penguin. I can thank the lovable,...

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What readers said about Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Morgan Baden  April 25th, 2016 

In celebration of the July 31 release of "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child," we're re-reading all seven books in the Harry Potter series. We've just finished book 1, ...

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In Our Feeds: The problem with emoji, a superhero-sized excuse, and a muggle proposal

Morgan Baden  April 22nd, 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!

Cecil’s Pride: The Life of a Lion King

Megan Kaesshaefer  April 22nd, 2016 

In the spirit of Earth Day, we're excited to share Cecil’s Pride: The True Story of a Lion King, a stunning new picture...

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New blog alert: Judy Newman at Scholastic

Morgan Baden  April 22nd, 2016 

You'll want to bookmark this: President of Scholastic Reading Club Judy Newman has launched a great new book-inspired blog, filled with super fun resources for educators!...

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Let's celebrate Earth Day!

Brooke Shearouse  April 22nd, 2016 
Today on OOM we're so excited to talk about  Earth Day! Held annually on April 22 since 1970, Earth Day is celebrated worldwide to support environmental... Read more

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