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