Books

Throwing back to 1891

Megan Kaesshaefer  August 27th, 2015 

It's Thursday, you know what that means! Time for a little TBT. We're throwing back to 1891 today with a look back at vintage covers from Scholastic's Instructor...

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Reality in fictional worlds: a "My Bookprint" post

Guest Blogger  August 26th, 2015 

Hi!  I am Mariah, the new Library Assistant with the Scholastic Library and Archive.  You can find me in the library working on cataloging wonderful books, providing...

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Books about dogs!

Guest Blogger  August 26th, 2015 

Today is National Dog Day! From the tiniest of Chihuahuas to the biggest of Great Danes, we here at Scholastic love our dogs. Don’t fret if you don’t have a furry one to...

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17 weeks, 11 stories & 211 million minutes

Megan Kaesshaefer  August 26th, 2015 

We're entering the home stretch of the 2015 Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge! With less than two weeks to go, kids around the world have logged a total of 211,000,000...

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What a day for books!

Morgan Baden  August 25th, 2015 

It's not just another hot day in August, folks.

Today sees the release of lots of amazing new books for young readers, and we can't wait for you to read them! Here...

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5 years ago today...

Morgan Baden  August 24th, 2015 

August 24, 2011 was a big day for readers: it was release day for a little book called Mockingjay.

Reading gives you superpowers!

Morgan Baden  August 24th, 2015 

Tra-la-laa!

 

Welcome to Captain Underpants week, a week where bestselling author/artist Dav Pilkey reminds young readers that reading gives you superpowers...

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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!

Happy birthday, Kristy Thomas...and a new Baby-sitters Club trailer!

Morgan Baden  August 20th, 2015 

It says it right in my bio: I am the biggest Baby-sitters Club fan around.

My favorite literary weddings

Alexandra Wladich  August 20th, 2015 

Just like Bill Weasley and Fleur Delacour from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, I too am having an August wedding (in 8 days to be exact!)...minus the Death...

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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.

Get ready for The Marvels, coming to a city near you

Michael Strouse  August 19th, 2015 

Last week, we told you about the beautiful book trailer for The Marvels. Now, we’re continuing The Marvels mania

Quick hits: 5 short books to read before summer ends

Guest Blogger  August 17th, 2015 

It's mid-August! *cue screams* In case you've been slacking on your summer reading goals, here's a helpful idea from Scholastic intern Megan Magruder, a rising...

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In Our Feeds: weddings, food and a pop quiz!

Julia Graeper  August 14th, 2015 

Every Friday, we share a handful of links that we found funny, provocative or just plain cool. We call it In Our Feeds. Have a great weekend!

5 "summer survival" tips for parents

Guest Blogger  August 14th, 2015 

The first few weeks of summer are pure magic. But now it's August, and kids have gone from no-homework happy to “I’m bored!”

Well, Klutz has you covered! Here are...

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What we need as readers and book-lovers

Guest Blogger  August 14th, 2015 

Most book signings don’t feature an introduction and interview by the author’s family, but Paul Griffin’s appearance Wednesday night at a bookstore near his parents’ Long...

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Books you've read in a day

Gina Asprocolas  August 13th, 2015 

Last week I was on vacation in Wildwood, NJ. I look forward to this trip with my family all year, not only because I get to spend time with them, but also because I get to...

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Obituary: Ann McGovern, children's author and editor and member of the Scholastic family

Morgan Baden  August 12th, 2015 

On August 8, children's author Ann McGovern passed away at her home in New York City. Born in 1930, she got her start in the children's publishing world by working at...

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The stories I stand on: A "My Bookprint" post

Guest Blogger  August 12th, 2015 

Welcome to Rachel Gutman, a rising junior at Brown University who is interning with Scholastic this summer, working on our website for teachers! She's really into...

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Introducing Fall of the Beasts, a new Spirit Animals series!

Morgan Baden  August 11th, 2015 

Something is hunting the Spirit Animals.

And author Eliot Schrefer is going to help YOU find out what it is.

Summer Reading Challenge update: week 15

Megan Kaesshaefer  August 10th, 2015 

It's hard to believe we're entering the 15th week of the 2015 Summer Reading Challenge. It seems like just yesterday we were watching the minute counter pass the one...

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In Our Feeds: Color coordinated books, animal infographics, and common reading mistakes

Kristen Joerger  August 7th, 2015 

Every Friday, we share a handful of links that we found funny, provocative or just plain cool. We call it In Our Feeds. Have a great weekend!

We're big...

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On being afraid of books

Morgan Baden  August 5th, 2015 

Five weeks ago as I was getting my summer reading booklist ready, I bought a hefty tome that's been earning rave reviews.

I am still too scared to read it, though...

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#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 365

Megan Kaesshaefer  August 4th, 2015 

Today we're pleased to welcome Pam Allyn to the blog! Pam is a literacy expert, author, the Executive Director and Founder of LitWorld, and an ambassador for...

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