There's no place like home: the 75th Anniversary of The Wizard of Oz

Lia Zneimer  August 25th, 2014 

L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, one of the most beloved books of the 20th century, has inspired countless film, stage, and musical adaptations, not to...

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Happening tonight: our #SummerToSchool Twitter chat

Megan Kaesshaefer  August 25th, 2014 

Parents, a reminder: join us tonight for a #SummerToSchool Twitter chat!

Calling all Captain Underpants fans!

Stephanie Smith  August 22nd, 2014 

Calling all Captain Underpants fans! Dav Pilkey is back with his 11th installment in the bestselling Captain Underpants series, Captain Underpants and the Tyrannical...

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Fostering Pleasure Readers in the Classroom

Deimosa Webber-Bey  August 21st, 2014 

In between teaching tours, I discovered librarianship. So there is a marked difference between how I taught before and after teen librarian-ing in a...

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Honoring the beauty of poetry on Poet’s Day

Stephanie Smith  August 21st, 2014 

Today on OOM we’re celebrating Poet’s Day! In addition to sharing some of our favorite poetry books for children, we would also like to celebrate young poets who aspire to...

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The importance of all children seeing themselves in literature

Michael Strouse  August 20th, 2014 

"When I began to read, I began to exist."

Book palate cleansers

Nadia Almahdi  August 19th, 2014  Comments • 4

You’ve just finished a book…now what?  Maybe you’re not ready to move on because that book was so powerful or emotional or intense or just generally amazing, and you can’t...

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Celebrating National BFF Day

Stephanie Smith  August 15th, 2014 

As a kid, I would always get upset when it was time to leave my friends at the playground, until my parents pointed out to me one day that I also had lots of friends at...

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Man vs. Omnibus

Deimosa Webber-Bey  August 14th, 2014 

I (book)talked our employee reading club into Underdogs this month, because I am in the mood for an author study. This book combines Markus Zusak...

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A #SummerToSchool Twitter Chat

Megan Kaesshaefer  August 13th, 2014  Comments • 2

Save the Date: on Monday, August 25th, 2014, at 8pm EST, we'll be hosting a Twitter chat for parents about making the transition from summer to school....

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Is your child preschool ready?

Michael Barrett  August 13th, 2014  Comments • 2

If you have been watching the news, you know preschool readiness is a hot topic this year as children prepare to go back to school.

Happy birthday, Ann M. Martin!

Morgan Baden  August 12th, 2014 

If you know me at all, you know The Baby-sitters Club is one of my favorite things on the planet. Today is author Ann M. Martin's birthday, and since we hear from so many...

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Celebrating Shark Week with books

Stephanie Smith  August 11th, 2014 

Here at Scholastic, we have been counting down the minutes until “Shark Week” and are so excited that it is finally here! Normally, I am terrified of sharks and most sea...

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Your #SummerReadingSelfies rocked Instagram

Megan Kaesshaefer  August 7th, 2014 

Our #SummerReadingSelfie sweepstakes has come to a close! We are despondant here at the office—we've so enjoyed seeing hundreds of fans' and readers'...

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