Michael Barrett

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Children and art: How to be art literate

Michael Barrett February 27th, 2015

Most recently, Sesame Street placed the most unlikely of characters in an art museum: Cookie Monster. Our furry, blue friend, mostly known for his insatiable hunger and...

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In Our Feeds: Harper Lee, bookworm woes, J.K. Rowling and more

Michael Barrett February 6th, 2015

Each Friday, we share a handful of links we found interesting, provocative, funny — or just plain cool. We call it In Our Feeds. Have a good weekend!

In Our Feeds: Bookworm struggles, Joan Didion, the future of libraries and more

Michael Barrett January 9th, 2015

Each Friday, we share a handful of links we found interesting, provocative, funny — or just plain cool. We call it In Our Feeds. Have a good weekend! 

Twitter chat recap: "What kids want in books" holiday gift guide

Michael Barrett December 12th, 2014

Yesterday afternoon, Scholastic hosted a live Twitter chat related to the research we released last week titled "What Kids Want in Books" -- a "sneak peek" from our...

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What do kids want in books? New research revealed

Michael Barrett December 3rd, 2014

It’s that time of year again to find the perfect gift.

Okay, so you survived Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but as you checked off the items on your “shopping list...

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In Our Feeds: Remembering R.A. Montgomery, coloring books and life-changing reads

Michael Barrett November 14th, 2014

Each Friday, we share a handful of links we found interesting, provocative, funny — or just plain cool. We call it In Our Feeds. Have a good weekend!

Abracadabra! It’s National Magic Week

Michael Barrett October 29th, 2014

“We’ve got magic to do – just for you!”

One of the many benefits of working at a place like Scholastic is encountering magical creatures and characters...

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Today is #SpiritDay! Are you going purple?

Michael Barrett October 16th, 2014

Are you wearing purple today?

Today is #SpiritDay - a day that supports LGBTQ youth against bullying.

Why purple you may ask? Well, according to...

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In Our Feeds: Lit quizzes, Harry Potter illustrated and slow reading

Michael Barrett September 19th, 2014

Each Friday, we share a handful of links we found interesting, provocative, funny — or just plain cool. We call it In Our Feeds. Have a good weekend!

Is your child preschool ready?

Michael Barrett August 13th, 2014

If you have been watching the news, you know preschool readiness is a hot topic this year as children prepare to go back to school.

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