Free resources and a Twitter chat for World Read Aloud Day!

Alexandra Wladich  February 10th, 2016 

Research from the Kids & Family Reading Report has shown that 83% of children (ages 6-17) enjoy reading aloud at home as a fun, special activity to do...

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Coming in print from Scholastic!

Morgan Baden  February 10th, 2016 

Huge news today! Scholastic will publish a script book based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child...

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Celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year

Brooke Shearouse  February 9th, 2016 

Today on OOM we’re celebrating the Chinese Lunar New Year. My Lucky Little Dragon by Joyce Wan is an adorable board book that is perfect for...

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Career Corner: A February roundup of Scholastic jobs

Julia Graeper  February 9th, 2016 

Let's be honest: February can be a little bleak. Maybe a professional change would help! If you’re interested in books, literacy and education, you might be a great fit...

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Love at first read: The One

Julia Graeper  February 8th, 2016 

I consider myself a lifelong reader. I turn to books in good times, and bad; when I am energized, when I am tired; when I want to learn, escape, or bond with other readers...

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In Our Feeds: Breaking the rules, independent reading & the wizarding world

Brittany Sullivan  February 5th, 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!

Scholastic News Kid Reporter covers the Iowa caucus

Brittany Sullivan  February 2nd, 2016 

This has been a big week for US politics! Twelve-year-old Lilian Jochmann, one of 35 Kid Reporters in the Scholastic News Kids Press Corps, traveled to...

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Celebrate Black History Month

Brooke Shearouse  February 1st, 2016 

February is Black History Month, an annual celebration of the achievements of the brave and incredible African Americans who had central roles in shaping U.S. history....

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Fans gather to celebrate Harry Potter

Morgan Baden  February 1st, 2016 

What a weekend!

In Our Feeds: Pottermore sorting, fiction lovers' struggles & literary Myers-Briggs

Kristen Joerger  January 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!

In exciting...

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Scholastic 2016 reading bingo

Deimosa Webber-Bey  January 28th, 2016 

Setting reading goals for yourself and the children in your world is a fun way to open a world of possible each year. The reading challenge that I tried in 2015 pushed me...

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New podcast episode: book trends for 2016

Megan Kaesshaefer  January 28th, 2016 

A new year means a new crop of books for us here at Scholastic. We recently sat down with two of our editors, Preeti Chhibber and David Allender, to record a podcast...

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Video spotlight: Whatever After, Oodlethunks, and Tui T. Sutherland's secrets!

Morgan Baden  January 27th, 2016 

Just in time for your lunch break, check out some of the latest videos to hit the Scholastic YouTube Channel: a series of sleepover challenges inspired by the Whatever...

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Using silly voices during read-aloud time

Julia Graeper  January 27th, 2016 

There are a lot of different reasons why parents love reading aloud with their kids.

Start planning for World Read Aloud Day

Alexandra Wladich  January 27th, 2016 

Mark your calendars! February 24 is World Read Aloud Day.

Harry Potter Magical Creatures Coloring Book

Megan Kaesshaefer  January 26th, 2016 

The Harry Potter Magical Creatures Coloring Book has arrived! Relive the magic and get your color on here.

Statement on Claim of Self-Censorship by Advocacy Groups

Scholastic  January 25th, 2016 

The decision to withdraw “A Birthday Cake for George Washington” was because it did not meet Scholastic standards for presenting information to children....

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Growing readers with Branches

Morgan Baden  January 22nd, 2016 

Last night my sister sent me a video of my 6-year-old niece reading out loud from her favorite new book.

In Our Feeds: Winnie-The-Pooh, Nancy Drew, the smell of books & more

Brittany Sullivan  January 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!

Scholastic News® launches 2016 Presidential Election website

Brittany Sullivan  January 21st, 2016 

Election Day might be 292 days away, but the 2016 Presidential Election is currently at the top of everyone’s minds! As the Republican and Democratic candidates campaign...

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ALA Midwinter – to conference or to unconference?

Deimosa Webber-Bey  January 20th, 2016 

Quality time is how I would describe the days that I spent the ALA Midwinter meeting earlier this month. Days that I walked around the convention center with a badge that...

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Why is reading important? Just ask these NBA Referees!

Brittany Sullivan  January 20th, 2016 

It’s no surprise that kids love to imitate exactly what they see their role models do, whether it’s their parents, coaches, teachers or anyone important in their lives.

Have a minute? Listen to the latest mini-podcasts from Scholastic Book Fairs

Guest Blogger  January 20th, 2016 

A new year means new goals: cracking down on your fitness if you’re an aspiring gym guru, making changes in your career if you’re feeling ambitious, OR—if you’re a self-...

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The books we read before we were ready for them

Gina Asprocolas  January 19th, 2016 

As a voracious reader, I was gifted books often. As we know from the recent Kids and Family Reading Report, 91% of kids age 6-17 say “my favorite books are the ones that I...

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New statement about the picture book "A Birthday Cake for George Washington"

Guest Blogger  January 17th, 2016 

(January 17, 2016) Scholastic is announcing today that we are stopping the distribution of the book entitled A Birthday Cake for George...

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