In Our Feeds: Waterproof paper, public libraries as seen through photographs, and how the Internet has changed the way we read

Lia Zneimer  September 12th, 2014 

You know it's been a busy week when OOMers submit 13 links for the In Our Feeds round-up. (And that's not counting the three I found....) Looks like we've got ya...

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The power of music in the classroom

Alexandra Wladich  September 12th, 2014 

As seen in Education Week, according to a study published in the Journal of Neuroscience, elementary students who participated in music programs for two years...

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Spotlight on acclaimed author and songwriter Tanuja Desai Hidier

Stephanie Smith  September 11th, 2014 

In 2002, Scholastic released Born Confused, a groundbreaking work—the first–ever South

Acknowledging the acknowledgments page

Nadia Almahdi  September 10th, 2014  Comments • 1

At the end of Allegient, Veronica Roth writes: “To me, the acknowledgements page is a place for me to say, as sincerely as possible, that I don’t prosper, in life...

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Word Nerd Wednesday: 10 Twitter accounts for Word Nerds

Lia Zneimer  September 10th, 2014 

Twitter's a fantastic way to learn more about the world around us. Why not use those 140-character tidbits to celebrate your inner (or not-so-inner) grammar geek? I've...

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Facebook meme shows the power of Scholastic books

Morgan Baden  September 10th, 2014  Comments • 3

If you're on Facebook it's been hard to miss the latest meme: "List the 10 books that have stayed with you in some way. Don’t take more than a few minutes, and don’t think...

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“The Smartest Card in Your Wallet”

Deimosa Webber-Bey  September 9th, 2014 

That is the catchphrase for 2014’s Library Card Sign Up Month campaign from the American Library Association, so today during my lunch break I signed up for a card at the...

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Celebrating the launch of The Iron Trial

Stephanie Smith  September 9th, 2014 

Today we are so excited about the launch of The Iron Trial, the first book in the new middle-grade Magisterium series by bestselling and award-winning authors...

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Join the chat about kids and sugar

Guest Blogger  September 8th, 2014 

Most parents know the importance of keeping an eye on the sugary foods your child eats — but what about the sweet stuff in what she drinks? Some of...

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National Grandparents Day

Stephanie Smith  September 8th, 2014 

This past Sunday was National Grandparents Day and there’s no better way to celebrate your grandparents than by getting together and sharing stories with one another....

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Open a World of Possible

Morgan Baden  September 8th, 2014 

On this International Literacy Day, we're starting something new: a movement to help children become lifelong independent readers. We call it Open a World of Possible, and...

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In Our Feeds: back-to-school, full Google, historical images and more!

Alexandra Wladich  September 5th, 2014 

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

Have...

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And the new world record for summer reading is...

Megan Kaesshaefer  September 5th, 2014 

...somewhere north of 300 million minutes. Impressive, right?

Authors in action

Stephanie Smith  September 4th, 2014 

While Labor Day weekend is the unofficial end of the summer, for the publishing world it is just the beginning of book festival/event season! Last weekend the National...

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