Michael Barrett

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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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Look to literary role models: Insight from the Kids & Family Reading Report

Michael Barrett March 2nd, 2017

This month, we are highlighting research from the Scholastic Kids & Family Reading Report that  shows kids look for "smart, brave or strong" characters when...

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#ICYMI: Klutz at American International Toy Fair

Michael Barrett February 24th, 2017

Klutz was over-the-moon excited to celebrate its 40th anniversary at this year’s American International Toy Fair, which took place on February 18 - 21...

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Guest post: Over 30 Booklists for Multicultural Children's Book Day

Michael Barrett January 27th, 2017

Disclosure: Scholastic is an official sponsor of Multicultural Children's Book Day.

Guest post: Celebrate Multicultural Children's Book Day

Michael Barrett January 25th, 2017

Disclosure: Scholastic is an official sponsor of Multicultural Children's Book Day.

Moving Day: What about books?

Michael Barrett January 13th, 2017

"Once upon a time...”

This is how many of the first stories my mother read aloud to me as a child began. The plot most likely played out as follows: protagonist...

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Top trends in children's books for 2017

Michael Barrett December 20th, 2016

Scholastic Reading Club editors make their 2017 predictions of the "must reads" in children's books.

"The Case for Loving": An Author Chat

Michael Barrett December 12th, 2016

Teaching tolerance through picture books - a discussion with Selina Alko and Sean Quells.

Holiday gift guide: Build a children’s book library in every room

Michael Barrett November 21st, 2016

Sneak Peek of the Scholastic Kids & Family Reading Report™: 6th Edition reveals key data about the number of books in U.S. homes.

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