Michael Barrett

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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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Carnegie Science Center Goes “Reading Under the Stars”

Michael Barrett May 14th, 2014

Parents and kids are finding fun and unique ways to go “reading under the stars” this year in support of the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge....

10 tips to get kids reading this summer

Michael Barrett May 8th, 2014

The Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge launched this Monday - and we already have over 600,000 kids signed-up across the nation!


Okay, so your kid...

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Books to read this Cinco de Mayo / Libros para leer este Cinco de Mayo

Michael Barrett May 5th, 2014

by Guest Bloggers Concetta Gleason and Mariel Lopez, Club Leo

Today we celebrate…what exactly? Cinco de Mayo is certainly a celebration,...

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