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Happy Parents Day: Reading Life Lessons and Habits

Michael Barrett July 28th, 2014

As they say, “the apple does not fall far from the tree.” This most definitely applies to our parent(s) as one of our most influential reading role models.


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RECAP: Scholastic Book Fairs Reading Summit

Michael Barrett July 18th, 2014

Yesterday, I traveled up to Norwood, MA to attend this year’s Scholastic Book Fairs Reading Summit. It was wonderful to sit down with teachers from over...

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#CelebrateHarry: What is your childhood book patronus?

Michael Barrett July 9th, 2014

In honor of Harry Potter month, we are providing some fun posts all month long related to our favorite wizard.

One of the best parts of the series...

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Today is Meteor Watch Day

Michael Barrett June 30th, 2014

Have you ever wished upon a shooting star? Well, cross your fingers that you have clear skies tonight to celebrate this special day.

Over here at Scholastic we’re...

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Infographic: Make reading a part of outdoor fun this summer

Michael Barrett June 25th, 2014

Hooray! Summer has officially begun. 

Despite the warm weather and vacations, important activites, such as reading, can get a bad rap this time of year.


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Reading under the stars: California Academy of Sciences, Adler Planetarium and more

Michael Barrett June 24th, 2014

This past month, kids across the nation went “reading under the stars” at their local planetariums.

Happy LGBTQ Pride month!

Michael Barrett June 6th, 2014

As an out and proud gay man, I believe it's my duty to encourage people of all ages to read about LGBTQ history and culture. It's important to learn about the numerous...

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Free parent resources: Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge

Michael Barrett June 3rd, 2014

Just in time for summer vacation, Scholastic unveils free summer reading resources for parents to help enhance their children’s reading and learning skills all summer long...

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Summer reading: Scholastic and The Washington Post answer parents' questions

Michael Barrett May 28th, 2014

Parents, summer vacation approaches.

The pressure to keep kids reading over the summer has officialy begun. Do need some helpful tips for summer reading? 


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Maya Angelou: Remembering a life of brilliance

Michael Barrett May 28th, 2014

There are no words to describe the recent news of Maya Angelou’s passing.

I never met her. We never had coffee together. Still, I feel a tremendous loss....

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