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#WCW: Our favorite female characters

Nicole Ortiz  March 29th, 2017 

As we reach the end of March and Women’s History Month, I wanted to recap some of our posts from this month and share them with you all. We have all had a great time...

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First look at Horizon by Scott Westerfeld

Emily Morrow  March 28th, 2017 

We are SO excited to be publishing the brand new multiplatform series Horizon. It's a survival story of epic proportions that's perfect for 8- to 12-year-old readers! ...

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Celebrating March 28 book releases from Scholastic!

Brooke Shearouse  March 28th, 2017 

Today on OOM we’re celebrating some book birthdays for new releases from Scholastic, out today! Check out the list below of great reads for all ages, and let us know what...

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Live from our library: books that celebrate Women's History Month

Deimosa Webber-Bey  March 24th, 2017 

Today, on the Scholastic Parents Facebook page, I shared some recommendations for books that celebrate Women's History Month and feature main characters that are ...

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Victoria Scott's pictorial inspirations for her newest book, "Hear the Wolves"

Emily Morrow  March 24th, 2017 

Noted YA novelist Victoria Scott makes her middle grade debut with Hear the Wolves, the breathtaking story of one girl’s fight to save her family in the...

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On the podcast: Happy Dreamer

Emily Morrow  March 23rd, 2017 

We've just released a new podcast episode! This week, author and illustrator Peter H.

Complex identities: My "Bookprint" post

Loribelle Lapaix  March 23rd, 2017 

As a new contributor to the Scholastic On Our Minds blog, I was asked to write a “Bookprint” post detailing the five books that have shaped my love for reading....

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Watch the first trailer for Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie

Emily Morrow  March 22nd, 2017 

Tra-la-laaaaa! The first trailer for Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie is here! It's slated to hit theaters June 2, so be sure to catch up on the best-selling...

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Confessions of a Book Nerd

Nicole Ortiz  March 21st, 2017 

The beauty of being a book nerd is getting to love books unapologetically. No matter what kind of literature you love to read, you can bet there are more people out there...

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Statement from Scholastic on Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Scholastic  March 19th, 2017 

In the first printing of the newly updated Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, released by Scholastic, three sentences from the original section...

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First look flyer: Scholastic Reading Club - March 2017

Nicole Ortiz  March 17th, 2017 

The Scholastic Reading Club “Book Boys” hosted our monthly "First Look Flyer” Facebook Live today to help parents and educators find some great reads through the...

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Beasts and frogs and fairies, oh my!: Reading fairy tale-inspired books

Brooke Shearouse  March 17th, 2017 

We here at Scholastic are so excited about the The Beauty and the Beast movie that we can’t stop talking about our favorite fairy tales!

"Girls" books for boys

Deimosa Webber-Bey  March 16th, 2017 

Sometimes you recommend a book to a boy, that features a girl, and they don’t want to read it. But I have found that there are “girls” books that appeal to everyone, and I...

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#WCW: The ladies of Harry Potter

Emily Morrow  March 15th, 2017 

March is Women's History Month, and to celebrate, I'm sharing some of my favorite female characters from children's literature each week! 

I couldn't possibly make...

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Attention educators! Enter the Dav Pilkey Summer Reading Educator Contest for a chance to win 500 books

Alexandra Wladich  March 15th, 2017 

Calling all educators! Want to win free books for your school? Starting today, educators are invited to enter the Dav Pilkey Summer Reading...

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Talking bricks and books with LEGO NEXO KNIGHTS author Max Brallier

Brooke Shearouse  March 13th, 2017 

New York Times bestselling author Max Brallier stopped by OOM today to tell us about himself and his new LEGO® NEXO KNIGHTS: Knights Academy series.

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A boy's view: Books that made me a feminist

Michael Barrett  March 10th, 2017 

As we celebrate Women’s History Month, now is the perfect time to introduce young boys to books that feature strong female characters. Trust me, boys will...

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Mischief, Joy, and Grief: Senior Editor Mallory Kass on editing "Otherwise Known as Possum"

Brooke Shearouse  March 10th, 2017 

Scholastic Senior Editor Mallory Kass stops by OOM today to share her experience editing the middle grade novel Otherwise Known as Possum by Maria D. Laso...

The case for Esperanza Ortega

Emily Morrow  March 10th, 2017 

March is Women's History Month, and to celebrate, we're spotlighting a strong female character from children's literature each week!

This week, our...

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Meet author Lisa Thompson!

Brooke Shearouse  March 9th, 2017 

Today we’re in conversation with Lisa Thompson, whose debut novel, The Goldfish Boy, is both a compelling mystery and a heartfelt character study. The book’s...

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Throwback Thursday: Ezra Jack Keats

Gina Asprocolas  March 9th, 2017 

For these Throwback Thursday posts, sometimes the inspiration is obvious. (Holiday books in December, scary books around Halloween.) But for others, sometimes the...

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Career Corner: A March Roundup of Scholastic Jobs

Julia Graeper  March 8th, 2017 

This month, Scholastic has some new job postings highlighted as part of our regular "Career Corner" series. Perhaps you'd be the right fit for one! As always, you can also...

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Cover reveal: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Illustrated Edition

Emily Morrow  March 7th, 2017 

Harry Potter fans, feast your eyes on the beautiful, just-released cover of the illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, in stores...

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Look to literary role models: Insight from the Kids & Family Reading Report

Michael Barrett  March 2nd, 2017 

This month, we are highlighting research from the Scholastic Kids & Family Reading Report that  shows kids look for "smart, brave or strong" characters when...

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#WCW: Ms. Frizzle

Emily Morrow  March 1st, 2017 

March is Women's History Month, and to celebrate, we'll be spotlighting a kick-butt female character each week!

First up: Ms. Frizzle...

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