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Summer reading spotlight: Nigeria

Michael Barrett October 21st, 2016

As part of our celebration around the 2016 Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge, we're highlighting the stories of participating schools around the...

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Scholastic Art & Writing Awards: Submissions Questions

Michael Barrett October 19th, 2016

In case you missed it, The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers hosted a Facebook Live event last week to help answer our most popular "Call for Submissions" questions...

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LGBTQ History Month for Readers

Michael Barrett October 12th, 2016

October is a very important month for the LGBTQIA community. Between LGBT History month, National Coming Out Day and LGBT Center Awareness Day, this is a great opportunity...

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By the numbers: 2016 Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge

Michael Barrett September 19th, 2016

Around 250,000 children from across all 50 states and 25 countries read 204,594,918 minutes in the 2016 Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge! We are so...

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2017 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards: Submissions are now open

Michael Barrett September 15th, 2016

Hey, creative teens! In case you missed it, The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers announced yesterday that The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards is now accepting...

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International Literacy Day: 4 countries, 4 big ideas

Michael Barrett September 8th, 2016

Today is International Literacy Day (September 8) and we want to help children everywhere become lifelong readers. 

Did you know that on average ...

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First look flyers: Scholastic Reading Club - September 2016

Michael Barrett September 1st, 2016

Scholastic Reading Club editors hosted their first-ever “Flyer First Look” Facebook Live event, offering educators and parents a ‘sneak peek’ into this...

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Foodie reads: My hungry journey through children’s books

Michael Barrett August 24th, 2016

I love to eat. Whether it’s whipping up in my tiny kitchen or taking advantage of several dining spots in the city, food is a passion for me. This foodie fascination did...

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Behind the scenes: Archiving the 2016 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

Michael Barrett August 9th, 2016

Have you ever wondered how we archive all of the outstanding works of art submitted for the annual Scholastic Art & Writing Awards?

Well, here's your backstage...

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In Our Feeds: #BlackLivesMatter booklist, Pokémon Go, Dr. Seuss’ paintings & more

Michael Barrett July 15th, 2016

Every Friday, we share a handful of links that we found informative, provocative, or just plain cool. We call it In Our Feeds. Have a great weekend!