Love at first read: The One

Julia Graeper  February 8th, 2016 

I consider myself a lifelong reader. I turn to books in good times, and bad; when I am energized, when I am tired; when I want to learn, escape, or bond with other readers...

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Celebrate Black History Month

Brooke Shearouse  February 1st, 2016 

February is Black History Month, an annual celebration of the achievements of the brave and incredible African Americans who had central roles in shaping U.S. history....

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Fans gather to celebrate Harry Potter

Morgan Baden  February 1st, 2016 

What a weekend!

Scholastic 2016 reading bingo

Deimosa Webber-Bey  January 28th, 2016 

Setting reading goals for yourself and the children in your world is a fun way to open a world of possible each year. The reading challenge that I tried in 2015 pushed me...

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New podcast episode: book trends for 2016

Megan Kaesshaefer  January 28th, 2016 

A new year means a new crop of books for us here at Scholastic. We recently sat down with two of our editors, Preeti Chhibber and David Allender, to record a podcast...

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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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Using silly voices during read-aloud time

Julia Graeper  January 27th, 2016 

There are a lot of different reasons why parents love reading aloud with their kids.

Start planning for World Read Aloud Day

Alexandra Wladich  January 27th, 2016 

Mark your calendars! February 24 is World Read Aloud Day.

Harry Potter Magical Creatures Coloring Book

Megan Kaesshaefer  January 26th, 2016 

The Harry Potter Magical Creatures Coloring Book has arrived! Relive the magic and get your color on here.

Statement on Claim of Self-Censorship by Advocacy Groups

Scholastic  January 25th, 2016 

The decision to withdraw “A Birthday Cake for George Washington” was because it did not meet Scholastic standards for presenting information to children....

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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.

ALA Midwinter – to conference or to unconference?

Deimosa Webber-Bey  January 20th, 2016 

Quality time is how I would describe the days that I spent the ALA Midwinter meeting earlier this month. Days that I walked around the convention center with a badge that...

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Have a minute? Listen to the latest mini-podcasts from Scholastic Book Fairs

Guest Blogger  January 20th, 2016 

A new year means new goals: cracking down on your fitness if you’re an aspiring gym guru, making changes in your career if you’re feeling ambitious, OR—if you’re a self-...

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The books we read before we were ready for them

Gina Asprocolas  January 19th, 2016 

As a voracious reader, I was gifted books often. As we know from the recent Kids and Family Reading Report, 91% of kids age 6-17 say “my favorite books are the ones that I...

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New statement about the picture book "A Birthday Cake for George Washington"

Guest Blogger  January 17th, 2016 

(January 17, 2016) Scholastic is announcing today that we are stopping the distribution of the book entitled A Birthday Cake for George...

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In Our Feeds: David Bowie book list, meme librarian and Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark news

Julia Graeper  January 15th, 2016 

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!

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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Robert Sabuda presents The White House

Brooke Shearouse  January 13th, 2016 

Take a tour of the White House, courtesy of bestselling author and paper engineer Robert Sabuda, in his newest book, The White House: A Pop-Up of Our Nation’s Home...

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A live chat with Tui T. Sutherland and Inbali Iserles

Guest Blogger  January 11th, 2016 

Calling all animal fantasy fans!

Award News at ALA Midwinter

Megan Kaesshaefer  January 11th, 2016 

Forget the Golden Globes, the following awards have just been announced at ALA Midwinter! A huge congratulations to all of our winners:


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In Our Feeds: a new Star Wars character, Don Quixote, Emma Watson and more!

Alexandra Wladich  January 8th, 2016 

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!


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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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"If it's a book I won't be happy"

Julia Graeper  January 7th, 2016 

I am a big believer in breaking down the smoke and mirrors on social media when it comes to depictions of family life. I'm the first to admit that for all my Instagram...

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New podcast episode: Every Child a Super Reader

Megan Kaesshaefer  January 7th, 2016 

Why are there so many kids in this country who are striving readers and not thriving readers? How can we get kids excited about learning? How can we get kids to...

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