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James Patterson & Scholastic Book Clubs help build 3,500 classroom libraries

Michael Barrett September 7th, 2017

Scholastic research classroom libraries across the country only have half the recommended amount of books per classroom, and are often funded by teachers themselves.

National Student Poets honored at Library of Congress

Michael Barrett September 1st, 2017

Yesterday, five teen poets were honored at the Library of Congress and met actor Alfre Woodward and U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera.

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Tune in! Scholastic on the radio with back-to-school tips

Michael Barrett August 16th, 2017

David Allender, Scholastic Book Clubs Editorial Director, will provide some easy, reading resolutions for families to practice this new school year on Thurs., August 17....

Meet the 2017 National Student Poets

Michael Barrett August 14th, 2017

Five Teens Selected for the Country’s Most Prestigious Youth Poetry Honor Year of service begins with appointment ceremony at Library of Congress

#SummerReading in August: Get kids "reading ready" for school

Michael Barrett August 8th, 2017

The 2017 Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge, our free online summer reading program, kicks off "Minute Mania Month" to help kids count all their reading minutes.

Back to school tips to keep kids reading for fun: Insight from the Kids & Family Reading Report

Michael Barrett August 3rd, 2017

We have easy, actionable "reading resolutions" to get the whole family reading every day at home once school starts.

Summer reading book ideas: Insight from the Kids & Family Reading Report

Michael Barrett July 6th, 2017

Are you stumped on which books will get kids excited about summer reading? Kids and parents share their favorite children's books and series.

Keep kids reading this summer: Insight from the Kids & Family Reading Report

Michael Barrett June 6th, 2017

Learn about the top things parents do to keep their kids reading over the summer months. Hint: Visit your local library!

Summer reading: Books are perfect for all types of weather

Michael Barrett May 24th, 2017

No matter the weather, books are the perfect pick during your summer vacation. Here are top book picks, curated for the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge.

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.