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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Scholastic to launch new multi-platform series, “TombQuest”

Stephanie Smith  July 15th, 2014 

Attention, fans of The 39 Clues, Infinity Ring, and Spirit Animals series: we’re thrilled to announce that we are launching a new multi-platform adventure series, ...

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Celebrating Bastille Day with books

Stephanie Smith  July 14th, 2014 

Growing up, I recall hearing stories from my godmother who would travel to Paris most summers when she was a teenager. I learned about the food, the shopping, and of...

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On the anniversary of To Kill a Mockingbird

Guest Blogger  July 11th, 2014 

On this day in 1960, To Kill a Mockingbird was published.

Embrace your (literary) geekness

Megan Kaesshaefer  July 11th, 2014 

This Sunday is Embrace Your Geekness Day. That means you officially have an excuse to lay your reservations aside for one full day and let that freak flag...

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Author Jude Watson on heists and hijinks

Stephanie Smith  July 10th, 2014 

Hi OOM Readers,

I'm Rachel Griffiths, editor to bestselling author Jude Watson, and today I've got a treat for you as sweet as that first sip of summer lemonade. I'...

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176,438,473 summer reading minutes and counting...

Megan Kaesshaefer  July 9th, 2014 

Today we hit an epic milestone in the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge: kids have officially surpassed the 2013 World Record for summer reading. This calls for many an...

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#CelebrateHarry: What is your childhood book patronus?

Michael Barrett  July 9th, 2014  Comments • 1

In honor of Harry Potter month, we are providing some fun posts all month long related to our favorite wizard.

One of the best parts of the series...

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Stuff YA Readers Say

Morgan Baden  July 9th, 2014 

It's funny 'cause it's true!

Magical moments in The Scholastic Store

Michael Strouse  July 8th, 2014 

Last week, Nadia shared the details of how we were Celebrating the Magic of Harry Potter in The Scholastic Store. After a full week of events, we are having a blast...

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