Happy birthday, Harry!

Morgan Baden  July 31st, 2014 

July 31 is always a big day for Scholastic employees and fans: it's the birthday of not just beloved author J.K. Rowling, but also of her most famous creation, Harry...

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Word Nerd Wednesday: Paperback books about punctuation

Lia Zneimer  July 30th, 2014 

As Morgan mentioned earlier, today's Paperback Book Day!

The fascinating history of paperback books

Morgan Baden  July 30th, 2014 

Today is Paperback Book Day, and in addition to hosting a little giveaway on Facebook, I wanted to share some links about the history of paperbacks. Who knew it was so...

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A live Harry Potter birthday readathon!

Guest Blogger  July 28th, 2014  Comments • 36

As you already know by now, July is Harry Potter Month! You probably also know that Harry Potter's birthday is July 31st, and what better way...

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Happy Parents Day: Reading Life Lessons and Habits

Michael Barrett  July 28th, 2014 

As they say, “the apple does not fall far from the tree.” This most definitely applies to our parent(s) as one of our most influential reading role models.


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Count it: 200,000,000 summer reading minutes

Megan Kaesshaefer  July 28th, 2014 

For many, yesterday was a typical summer Sunday. Maybe you lounged in the late afternoon sun with a book or took a casual stroll or relaxing dip. Not for us. Our team was...

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Special Graphix update from Comic-Con

Stephanie Smith  July 25th, 2014 

Hello, live from San Diego Comic-Con! AKA Comic-Con International: San Diego, which began in 1970 and has grown to become the focal point for the world of comics...

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Ten years of unprecedented change: The evolution of the book industry

Maureen O'Connell  July 25th, 2014 

While the earliest known examples of books are Mesopotamian clay tablets and Egyptian papyrus rolls, experts agree that books as communications tools came into existence...

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A Magical moment in my (distant) future!

Michael Strouse  July 24th, 2014  Comments • 2

 I’ll admit it. I am a Harry Potter super fan. I’ve talked here on OOM several times about how privileged I have been to put thousands of Harry Potter books into the hands...

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The best books to read whilst swinging in a hammock

Megan Kaesshaefer  July 22nd, 2014 

Did you know that today is National Hammock Day? You may wonder why such a seemingly random holiday constitutes a blog post, but here at Scholastic, we...

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What makes a book a classic?

Lia Zneimer  July 21st, 2014 

Every year, I vow I'm going to read more classics, and every year I find myself recycling that resolution come New Year's Eve. Calling something a "classic" is an honor—an...

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Celebrating National Moon Day

Stephanie Smith  July 21st, 2014 

Forty-five years ago on July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were the first humans to ever walk on the moon. What was once considered the biggest step towards the...

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RECAP: Scholastic Book Fairs Reading Summit

Michael Barrett  July 18th, 2014 

Yesterday, I traveled up to Norwood, MA to attend this year’s Scholastic Book Fairs Reading Summit. It was wonderful to sit down with teachers from over...

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Happy Birthday Mandela!

Deimosa Webber-Bey  July 18th, 2014 

It is more important than ever today to reflect on the legacy of Nelson Mandela, a man who devoted his life to making the world a better place. In his 1964 speech from the...

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We're feeling the Harry Potter love

Megan Kaesshaefer  July 16th, 2014 

As you know, July is Harry Potter Month! We've celebrated everyone's favorite wizard in so many ways—with trivia every Tuesday, fun fact videos on Fridays...

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