Books

Happy 450th Birthday, Shakespeare!

Lia Zneimer  April 23rd, 2014 

Prithee, dost thou thinkest William Shakespeare appears well for one who hath 450 years behind him? Methinks so. (Methinks I should also leave the poetic writing to the...

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A NASA astronaut has a special mission for kids

Megan Kaesshaefer  April 22nd, 2014 

Happy Earth Day! I couldn't think of a better time to share with you a very special video from a NASA Astronaut, Leland Melvin. He has a mission for kids this summer: join...

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Weekend reads: OOM edition

Nadia Almahdi  April 21st, 2014 

One of the many fun things about working at Scholastic is being surrounded by people who love books! It also means that my TBR list is constantly growing with everyone’s...

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"Hanging out" over summer reading

Megan Kaesshaefer  April 17th, 2014 

Last night we hosted our very first Google+ Hangout! At 8pm, a panel of educators, moderator Pam Allyn, and an audience comprised of teachers, principals...

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A day for haiku

Morgan Baden  April 17th, 2014 

We button up coats

Wrap mufflers 'round and 'round

Insisting it's spring

 

A cold snap here in New York has me...

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A new Spirit Animals book...and USA Today has the cover/excerpt!

Morgan Baden  April 17th, 2014 

As April's #worldscollide promotion continues and The 39 Clues™, Spirit Animals, and Inf

Celebrate Teen Literature Day

Lia Zneimer  April 17th, 2014 

April is School Library Month, which means 30 days full of library love.

National stress awareness day: Book de-stressors

Michael Barrett  April 16th, 2014 

Today is National Stress Awareness Day. What is your “go-to” for relieving the tension in your life? Our OOM team all agree that a good book is great way to remove...

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OOM celebrates Easter

Emma Brockway  April 16th, 2014 

Every year my family celebrates the week leading up to Easter by coloring eggs, assembling Easter baskets, and enjoying a lot of delicious chocolate cream eggs. This year...

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The Library's Place

Deimosa Webber-Bey  April 15th, 2014 

Library users, young and old

Many the stories they have told

Shushed they were, you see

At their local library

...

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Vote now, and help them read!

Morgan Baden  April 14th, 2014 

Everyone has a favorite children's book, from Clifford the Big Red Dog to Green Eggs and Ham, from The Velveteen Rabbit to Where the Wild...

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Books you can't pass over

Lia Zneimer  April 11th, 2014 

Passover--the Jewish holiday marking the freedom of the Israelites from slavery in ancient Egypt--officially begins Monday night at sundown. In honor of the springtime...

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Literary siblings we love and hate

Nadia Almahdi  April 10th, 2014 

This morning, Michael posted about new siblings. Obviously, siblings have strong bonds and are with each other through ups and downs, whether it’s locking a neighbor’s dog...

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It's National Volunteer Week!

Megan Kaesshaefer  April 10th, 2014 

It's National Volunteer Week! Established in 1974, this week has always been about working together, engaging people of all ages and backgrounds in...

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Stopping the summer slide: a Google+ hangout

Megan Kaesshaefer  April 10th, 2014 

Have plans next Wednesday? Now you do. At 8pm EST, join us for a Google+ hangout on the subject of summer reading! Pam Allyn, literacy expert and founder of LitWorld, will...

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