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Video spotlight: Whatever After, Oodlethunks, and Tui T. Sutherland's secrets!

Morgan Baden January 27th, 2016

Just in time for your lunch break, check out some of the latest videos to hit the Scholastic YouTube Channel: a series of sleepover challenges inspired by the Whatever...

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Growing readers with Branches

Morgan Baden January 22nd, 2016

Last night my sister sent me a video of my 6-year-old niece reading out loud from her favorite new book.

What to read to celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Morgan Baden January 14th, 2016

This weekend the U.S. celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and is rich with resources to help you reach and teach kids of all ages. Here's a roundup of...

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Alan Rickman, actor who played Severus Snape, passes away at age 69

Morgan Baden January 14th, 2016

In the Harry Potter series, Snape is a complicated character. We hate him, we love him, we hate him. And in the end, we realize the lengths he went to to protect Harry. He...

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A look back at books honored by the American Library Association

Morgan Baden January 8th, 2016

It's a big weekend in the children's literature world...the American Library Association's (ALA) midwinter meeting! Each year the ALA honors authors and illustrators for...

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Congratulations to the New National Ambassador for Young People's Literature!

Morgan Baden January 4th, 2016

Gene Luen Yang has been named the 2016 National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, and he's the first-ever graphic novelist to be so named. Outstanding!


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Happy holidays, readers

Morgan Baden December 22nd, 2015

We hope you have a warm, festive holiday season filled with great books.

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'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' names its actors!

Morgan Baden December 21st, 2015

Well, this is exciting: the forthcoming stage play written by J.K. Rowling has just announced its cast. Read on to see who will be playing Harry, Ron, and Hermione!

The 10 best Harry Potter moments of the year

Morgan Baden December 18th, 2015

2015 was a great year for Harry Potter fans!

We've rounded up our 10 favorite Harry-related moments of the year:

1. When the brand-new illustrated...

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Your 10 biggest gift-giving challenges...SOLVED!

Morgan Baden December 17th, 2015

The best gift you can give a child is a book. But what if you’re having trouble figuring out which book?