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First look: Scholastic Reading Club #WeNeedDiverseBooks special edition

Michael Barrett November 2nd, 2015

The need for books showcasing the growing diversity of America’s classrooms is growing. Teachers, parents, librarians and family members...

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In Our Feeds: Fairy tales, apology notes to libraries and more

Michael Barrett August 21st, 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 great weekend!

Summer destination reads: Top books list

Michael Barrett August 19th, 2015

It’s the dog days of summer and there are still a few weeks left to squeeze in some great reads – either for you or for your family.

#SummerReading: July's top parenting blogger picks

Michael Barrett August 5th, 2015

We may have reached the final stretch of summer, but the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge is still going strong! Kids have collectively read over 175...

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Summer reading: #MinuteManiaMonth begins

Michael Barrett August 4th, 2015

As summer comes to a close and kids are getting ready to return to school, we want to ensure that every child’s summer reading minutes count toward the 2015...

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Beatrix Potter: Books for your little troublemaker

Michael Barrett July 28th, 2015

When I was a child, my mother did not know what to do with my endless energy. Every time she turned around, I was getting into some kind of mischief. Whether it was hiding...

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Scholastic Book Fairs #readingsummit recap

Michael Barrett July 16th, 2015

This past Tuesday, educators and administrators gathered in Norwood, MA (just outside of Boston) for one of the many Scholastic Book Fairs’ Reading Summits...

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Schools react to receiving "Patterson Pledge" grant

Michael Barrett July 8th, 2015

A few weeks ago, we announced James Patterson and Scholastic Reading Club awarded the first round of grant recipients as part of their pledge to save school libraries.

#SummerReading: June's top parenting blogger picks

Michael Barrett June 30th, 2015

It's shocking to think the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge will hit its halfway point tomorrow. Never fear kids (and parents), summer is far from over...

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Nick Cannon celebrates student poet in New York City

Michael Barrett June 29th, 2015

Fifth-grader, Aiden Keane from Belle Harbor, New York, was celebrated at his school last Wednesday (June 24th) as the winner of Scholastic Reading Club’s Open...

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