Michael Barrett

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The real story about summer reading: Insight from the Kids & Family Reading Report

Michael Barrett May 16th, 2017

Myth busted! Contrary to popular belief, a majority of kids enjoy summer reading, but they need support from families, educators and the larger community.

Meet the artists: Scholastic Art & Writing Awards winners Kate Forer and Sam Zanowski

Michael Barrett May 12th, 2017

This year's 2017 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards recognized 16 high school seniors who received the program’s highest national honor, the Gold Medal Portfolio, which...

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Announcing the Dav Pilkey Summer Reading Educator Contest winners!

Michael Barrett April 27th, 2017

Tell us about your school and the need for news books to help your students keep reading over the summer. This is the question we posed to...

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James Patterson & Scholastic Reading Club pledge to save classroom libraries

Michael Barrett April 20th, 2017

3,500 teachers will receive $500 grants and 500 Scholastic Reading Club "bonus points" to build their classroom libraries

"Book discovery": Add books to your Easter egg hunt!

Michael Barrett April 13th, 2017

U.S. parents share where children's books are kept in their homes according to the Scholastic Kids & Family Reading Report: 6th Edition

Poetry month: Meet Scholastic Art & Writing Awards winners Chasity Hale and Seth Gozar

Michael Barrett April 7th, 2017

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

This year's 2017 Scholastic Art & Writing...

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The importance of libraries: Insight from the Kids & Family Reading Report

Michael Barrett April 5th, 2017

The latest Kids & Family Reading Report shows95% of parents agree "every child deserves to have a school library...

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Scholastic Art & Writing Awards at The Met

Michael Barrett March 28th, 2017

Are you in the New York City-area now through May 29th? Be sure to add a vist to the Metropolitan Museum of Art on your "must visit" list.

A boy's view: Books that made me a feminist

Michael Barrett March 10th, 2017

As we celebrate Women’s History Month, now is the perfect time to introduce young boys to books that feature strong female characters. Trust me, boys will...

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Scholastic Reading Club: Captain Underpants Movie Contest

Michael Barrett March 6th, 2017

We cannot wait for the film, Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie, to arrive in cinemas this year. For nearly 20 years, we have...

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