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#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.

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