December 8th, 2016
If you’re old enough to remember December 8, 1980, then you probably remember where you were when you got word that John Lennon had been murdered outside his apartment...Read more
July 12th, 2016
We're honored to have Edwidge Danticat join us for our latest Scholastic Reads podcast episode.
May 11th, 2016
“There is always a shimmer of pure joy in a fine picture book,” writes San Francisco bookseller Chris Loker in Open a World of Possible (Scholastic). The...Read more
August 28th, 2015
Scholastic News Kid Reporter Samuel Davis, 12, of Shreveport, Louisiana, is too young to remember Hurricane Katrina. Wanting to learn more about the storm and its...Read more
July 8th, 2015
In an earlier post, I observed "Be Nice to New Jersey Week" by listing some of our favorite books by New Jersey natives. Since then, friends have offered their own...Read more
July 6th, 2015
New Jersey does not have the best reputation. Still, its nearly 9 million residents, as well as countless hangers-on—myself included—proudly claim it as our home state.
April 2nd, 2015
Who doesn't have an excuse for not turning in their homework? Still, hats off to Nick Cannon for his unusually artful dodge. When the actor, musician, and writer was in...Read more
March 5th, 2015
I recently spoke with author Andrea Davis Pinkney about her award-winning children's books, including Ella Fitzgerald: The Tale of a Vocal Virtuosa, Duke...Read more
February 23rd, 2015
"Equal rights, fair play, justice, are all like the air," author Maya Angelou once said. "We all have it, or none of us has it."
Marian Wright Edelman knew the...Read more