Mockingjay mayhem

Guest Blogger  November 21st, 2014 

Today we welcome Associate Director of Publicity at Scholastic, Sheila Marie Everett, to the blog! She's got some last-minute ideas for how to...

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Guest Blogger  November 20th, 2014 

We're welcoming Lizette Serrano, Director, Education/Library Marketing and Conventions Scholastic Trade Division to the blog today! 

Honoring the National Book Awards Finalists

Stephanie Smith  November 19th, 2014 

It’s been an exciting week here at Scholastic as we anxiously wait for the National Book Awards Young People’s Literature winner to be announced. This year we have TWO...

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Jim Trelease: What Reading Is Really All About

Megan Kaesshaefer  November 18th, 2014 

Since writing his million-copy bestseller, The Read-Aloud Handbook, in 1982, Jim Trelease has traveled to all 50 states and abroad, advocating the benefits...

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Walk a mile in Stacey’s shoes for American Diabetes Month

Deimosa Webber-Bey  November 17th, 2014 

To study up for this post recognizing American Diabetes Month, I reread The Truth About Stacey and Stacey’s Emergency

Presenting our Spring 2015 online preview!

Lia Zneimer  November 17th, 2014 

41 books. 21 editors. 17 authors. The Spring 2015 online preview is our most ambitious yet, and is now live at

Pam Allyn on every child's right to read

Megan Kaesshaefer  November 17th, 2014 

If you do one thing today, listen to this.

Weekend Reads: Mockingjay

Stephanie Smith  November 14th, 2014 

Hi OOM readers! We are so excited that it is finally Friday because for the next 48 hours we plan on curling up in a comfy arm chair, drinking hot chocolate and reading...

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BE BIG with Clifford on World Kindness Day

Guest Blogger  November 13th, 2014 

Danielle Klimashousky here from Scholastic Media to chat about World Kindess Day!

November 13th is World Kindness Day, a holiday...

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Exciting new novel from master storyteller Brian Selznick!

Stephanie Smith  November 13th, 2014 

Today, we are thrilled to announce that Scholastic will publish a new book from Caldecott Medalist and #1 New York Times bestselling author/artist Brian Selznick...

Happy National Novel Writing Month!

Gina Asprocolas  November 12th, 2014  Comments • 1

Sharpen those pencils and clean off those keyboards, aspiring authors – it’s NaNoWriMo (or, National Novel Writing Month)!

All November long,...

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What does "possible" feel like?

Megan Kaesshaefer  November 12th, 2014 

As a part of our Open a World of Possible initiative, we asked kids to share with us what "possible" means to them. Not only did they impress us with their vocabulary and...

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Barry Lane: A Poem Is Not a Pepsi

Megan Kaesshaefer  November 11th, 2014 

Barry Lane has written many professional books including But How Do You Teach Writing?, After The End, Revisers Toolbox, and 51 Wacky We-...

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Celebrating Veterans Day

Stephanie Smith  November 11th, 2014 

Today on OOM we are celebrating Veterans Day. This holiday honors those who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces and it is very special to me as both of my grandfathers...

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Celebrating 25 years of the Black Lagoon!

Megan Kaesshaefer  November 10th, 2014 

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the beginning of the beloved Black Lagoon series. We are celebrating this incredible milestone in a few special...

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