An interview with award-winning author Ginny Rorby about her new book, How to Speak Dolphin

Jeremy West  May 21st, 2015 

Today, we have the pleasure of introducing you to Schneider Family Book Award-winning author Ginny Rorby, whose new book, How to Speak Dolphin will be released on...

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Our summer book stacks

Morgan Baden  May 21st, 2015 

Just in time for Memorial Day weekend -- the unofficial kickoff to summer! -- we've stacked up the books in our TBR (to be read) lists. This is some serious #summerreading...

A summer reading message from author Varian Johnson

Megan Kaesshaefer  May 20th, 2015 

As of today, kids have read over 40 million minutes in the Summer Reading Challenge! (Picking my jaw up off the floor.) Their relentless minute logging has unlocked two of...

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What books do the State Teachers of the Year like to share with students?

Tyler Reed  May 20th, 2015 

Today, we released the results of a special survey we did of the 2015 State Teachers of the Year.

What to read this fall

Morgan Baden  May 19th, 2015 

Scholastic has unveiled our Fall 2015 lineup, and it's filled with exciting books for kids of all ages. Presenting the Fall 2015 Online Preview, featuring 33 books and 16...

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Write like a ninja!

Guest Blogger  May 19th, 2015 

Do you know a young writer who's sharp-witted and quick with a pencil?

Summer Reading Challenge: week 2 recap

Megan Kaesshaefer  May 18th, 2015 

Two weeks down, sixteen more to go in the 2015 Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge! As of this afternoon, kids have logged just under 30 million minutes...

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International museum day: Go “Power Up & Read” at museum sleepovers

Michael Barrett  May 18th, 2015 

Today is International Museum Day!

In celebration of this day, we are annoucing that kids across the nation this summer are going to “Power Up & Read”...

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I Read YA Week is officially here!

Guest Blogger  May 18th, 2015 

Two years ago, This is Teen shared a simple statement: “I read YA.” As it turns out, a lot of people read YA and are shout-it-from-the-rooftops proud about it. (As they...

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In Our Feeds: YA trends, what a pilot sees, nomadic libraries, Harriet Tubman

Morgan Baden  May 15th, 2015 

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!

Calling all aspiring young journalists! The Scholastic News Kids Press Corps is now accepting applications

Kristen Joerger  May 13th, 2015 

Do you know a kid with a nose for news? Encourage them to apply to the Scholastic News Kids Press Corps! Kids ages 10-14 with a passion for writing and...

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Throwback bookday - The Scholastic Black Literature Series

Deimosa Webber-Bey  May 12th, 2015 

Working in the Scholastic archive, we sometimes discover books in the stacks that take us on a walk down memory lane. Today those books are...


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Scholastic names the 2015 180 Award Winners for success in reading and math

Alexandra Wladich  May 11th, 2015 

Each year during the 180 Awards I am reminded of the amazing work done in schools across the country and the tremendous accomplishments by students and educators despite...

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Summer Reading Challenge: week 1 recap

Megan Kaesshaefer  May 11th, 2015 

One week ago today the 2015 Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge launched. After seven days of unprecedented minute logging from participating kids, it's safe to say the...

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Moms we love

Morgan Baden  May 8th, 2015 

Mothers hold a special place in the literary canon. (What's a fairy tale without an evil stepmother, after all?) Think of the memorable literary moms from children's lit...

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Meet our pets! Celebrating National Pet Week

Michael Barrett  May 8th, 2015 

As we wrap-up National Pet Week, the On Our Minds team wanted to introduce you to our better halves - in other words, our favorite canine, feline and avian friends.

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In Our Feeds: #bookface, Stephen Colbert, Improbable Libraries, and the first Summer Reading Challenge story unlocked

Gina Asprocolas  May 8th, 2015 

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!

Will these be tomorrow's most brilliant inventions?

Michael Barrett  May 7th, 2015 

Ever wish you created the best thing since sliced bread? Well, a few kids from around the country got innovative and created what we think are the most "brilliantly...

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Teachers' Guide to Getting Hired

Alexandra Wladich  May 7th, 2015 

With graduation right around the corner we thought this would be a great time to share the “Teachers’ Guide to Getting Hired” from Instructor Magazine. From the...

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A summer reading message from Wendy Wan-Long Shang

Megan Kaesshaefer  May 6th, 2015 

Yesterday, kids participating in the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge unlocked the first story of the summer: A Kick in the Teeth, by Wendy Wan-Long...

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A Conversation with Executive Editor, Tracy Mack and Paige Britt, debut author of The Lost Track of Time

Jeremy West  May 6th, 2015 

Today, we have the pleasure of introducing you to debut author Paige Britt and her extraordinary book The Lost Track of Time. Executive editor, Tracy Mack, joins...

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5/12: a summer reading Twitter chat with Laura Robb!

Megan Kaesshaefer  May 6th, 2015 

"The world of reading opens when a child chooses a book that she wants to read. The first step to turning a child into a reader is CHOICE!" - Laura Robb

Helping incarcerated moms read to their babies

Morgan Baden  May 5th, 2015 

Reading to your baby starting from birth is crucial -- we know this from research from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

"The Dumbest Idea Ever" takes home a Children's Choice Book Award!

Morgan Baden  May 5th, 2015 

Huge congratulations to Jimmy Gownley! Last night, he was honored at the Children's Choice Book Awards for winning 5th-6th Grade Book of the Year for The Dumbest Idea...

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Happy National Teacher Day!

Alexandra Wladich  May 5th, 2015 

Today is National Teacher Day, a part of the National Education Association’s (NEA) annual Teacher Appreciation Week which honors teachers across the country. It’s no...

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