Dan Poblocki welcomes readers to Shadow House!

Brooke Shearouse  August 30th, 2016 

Who doesn’t love a good scary story? Here at OOM we’re already counting down the days until Halloween. To get everyone in the spirit, ghost story maestro Dan Poblocki...

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Super 5 Power Moves for Back-to-School

Guest Blogger  August 29th, 2016 
Today we welcome Windy Lopez-Aflitto from Learning Heroes to the blog! Below, Windy shares "power moves" that parents can use to make back-to-school a success.

Paws up for National Dog Day!

Brooke Shearouse  August 26th, 2016 

Today is National Dog Day! To celebrate, here are a few doggy tales to wag about. From the lovable and energetic, to the brave and heroic, join these canine characters as...

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Can you picture a kid as President?

Brooke Shearouse  August 26th, 2016 

Election season is in full swing, and we’re reading some great books to prepare for Election Day on November 8. The first book on our list? The Kid Who Ran for...

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Celebrating Scholastic’s Top Dog on National Dog Day

Guest Blogger  August 26th, 2016 

Clifford is always on our minds at Scholastic. He is our company mascot, and he can be seen everywhere, from a sticker on the front door, to plush on employees’ desks, to...

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Announcing the 2016 School Librarian of the Year Award Winners!

Brittany Sullivan  August 25th, 2016 

Earlier this year, a panel comprised of top industry professionals (including 2015 School Librarian of the Year, Kristina Holzweiss!) carefully combed through the...

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Digging for treasure in the Scholastic archive

Guest Blogger  August 24th, 2016 

Zinia Rahman is a freelancer in the Scholastic Library & Archives this summer and a wanderer in New York. She received her MLS from Pratt Institute and her B.A. in...

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Foodie reads: My hungry journey through children’s books

Michael Barrett  August 24th, 2016 

I love to eat. Whether it’s whipping up in my tiny kitchen or taking advantage of several dining spots in the city, food is a passion for me. This foodie fascination did...

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In memoriam: Morton Schindel, founder of Weston Woods

Scholastic  August 23rd, 2016 

Morton Schindel, founder of Weston Woods Studios, the leading provider of audiovisual materials adapted from award-winning children’s books, died peacefully Saturday,...

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Student Vote polls are open! Kids across the country cast their votes for president

Brittany Sullivan  August 23rd, 2016 

Election Day is around the corner and this year, kids can make their voices heard! Polls are now open for kids in grades K–12 to participate in the 2016 presidential...

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Video spotlight: magic, manners, and ghosts

Morgan Baden  August 22nd, 2016 

We have some thrilling new book trailers to show off! Two focus on magic, one focuses on teaching children manners, and one is seriously spooky.

See the full trailer for Shadow House

Morgan Baden  August 19th, 2016 

Coming August 30: Shadow House by Dan Poblocki, a haunting new reading experience from the team that brought you Spirit Animals and The 39 Clues.

New study finds people who read may live longer

Alexandra Wladich  August 19th, 2016 

Book lovers rejoice! A study from  Social Science & Medicine found that people who read books live longer! 

Another spooky trailer from Shadow House

Morgan Baden  August 18th, 2016 

Did the first two teaser trailers for Shadow House get you appropriately spooked?

Good. Because here's another.

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Throwback Thursday: The Baby-sitters Club #1

Gina Asprocolas  August 18th, 2016 

With the 30th anniversary of The Baby-sitters Club this week, was there ever any doubt that this week's Throwback Thursday would be dedicated to Kristy, Claudia, Mary Anne...

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Shadow House awaits you

Morgan Baden  August 17th, 2016 

August 30th is just around the corner. Are you ready?

 

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What's it like to sign 3,000 books? Ask Sharon Cameron!

Brooke Shearouse  August 16th, 2016 

Sharon Cameron, author of Rook; The Dark Unwinding; and A Spark Unseen, recently visited the Scholastic warehouse in Jefferson City, MO to sign copies of her upcoming YA...

Living the magic: A lifelong Harry Potter fan talks about working on the brand

Guest Blogger  August 16th, 2016 

Devin McDonald works in marketing at Scholastic, handling brands like Harry Potter. A lifelong fan of the boy wizard, she tells us what it was like to...

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Cover reveal for new World of Warcraft: Traveler series

Brooke Shearouse  August 15th, 2016 

We’re so excited to collaborate with Blizzard Entertainment on an all-new action-adventure book series based on the World of Warcraft® game franchise. Here is a...

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Celebrate the 30th anniversary of The Baby-sitters Club!

Morgan Baden  August 15th, 2016 

Ask a woman in her 20s, 30s, or 40s if she had a favorite baby-sitter growing up, and chances are, you'll hear one of seven names: Kristy, Claudia, Mary Anne,...

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Track is back!

Deimosa Webber-Bey  August 12th, 2016 

Finally! The one time every four years that EVERYONE cares about track and field. I love swimming and gymnastics too, don’t get me wrong, but TRACK is the...

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Interested in education? Check out edu@scholastic!

Julia Graeper  August 12th, 2016 
edu@scholastic is our blog for educators, school leaders and anyone passionate about teaching and learning.

From the campaign trail to Harry Potter: A Scholastic News Kids Press Corps update!

Brittany Sullivan  August 11th, 2016 

Kid Reporters in the Scholastic News Kids Press Corps, the country’s oldest and largest student reporting program, have had a busy summer! From the campaign trail to Harry...

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Lauren Tarshis: how the I Survived series first began

Megan Kaesshaefer  August 11th, 2016 

Lauren Tarshis, author of the I Survived series, recently joined us on the podcast to talk about why her stories of survival resonate so deeply with young...

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The best thing about back-to-school season

Morgan Baden  August 10th, 2016 

Last week I walked by a display of every back-to-school item a kid could want: notebooks and pens, binders and folders, paper clips and push pins, locker mirrors and...

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