Establishing a reading routine with your baby

Morgan Baden  April 16th, 2015 

When you have a newborn, a lot of the advice from professionals is to establish routines early. I'm now 6 whole months into being a parent, and I can confirm: routines are...

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Teachers, this is the summer reading program you've been waiting for

Megan Kaesshaefer  April 16th, 2015 

We're just weeks away from the start of the 2015 Summer Reading Challenge (SRC), and already teachers around the world have pre-registered over...

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Spring weeding

Deimosa Webber-Bey  April 15th, 2015 

A good friend of mine, and fellow bookworm, challenged me recently to explain something she picked up on in her newsfeed. Incidentally, it is one of the first things I...

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A starry spring!

Morgan Baden  April 13th, 2015 

Need something new to read? Some new and recent releases from Scholastic will surely fit the bill. From picture books to Young Adult, these titles have each earned starred...

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How is your community promoting summer reading?

Guest Blogger  April 13th, 2015  Comments • 8

Today, our Family and Community Engagement (FACE) team kicks off an exciting summer reading contest!

Project Summer is back!

No matter how much high...

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Can you guess how many twins write for OOM?

Morgan Baden  April 10th, 2015 

Today is National Siblings Day! Each year on this day we tend to write about our favorite literary siblings -- like Katniss and Prim, or Mary Anne and Dawn from the BSC (...

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A #LettersChat Twitter chat

Megan Kaesshaefer  April 8th, 2015 

April is National Card and Letter Writing Month! We're celebrating the tangible beauty of handwritten cards and letters with a #LettersChat...

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Poetry can even involve neon aliens

Morgan Baden  April 6th, 2015 

What's the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word "poetry?"

Open today: Teacher registration for the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge!

Megan Kaesshaefer  April 6th, 2015 

It's official: teacher registration for the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge is open! Starting today, you can pre-register your students, access free...

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On Our Minds: NYC Literary characters, The Great Gatsby and a book lover's dream home

Michael Barrett  April 3rd, 2015 

Each Friday, we share a handful of links we found interesting, provocative, funny — or just plain cool. We call it In Our Feeds. Have a good weekend!


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Here’s to Madam Irma Pince and School Library Month!

Deimosa Webber-Bey  April 2nd, 2015 

Where do Harry, Ron, and particularly Hermione, go to find answers to their problems year after year? That’s right - the Hogwarts school library! As J.K. Rowling once...

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Scholastic and USPS celebrate National Card and Letter Writing Month

Megan Kaesshaefer  April 2nd, 2015 

Yesterday was an exciting day for Scholastic, as we joined with the United States Postal Service (USPS) to celebrate the launch of National Card and Letter Writing...

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Neon Aliens Ate My Homework and Other Poems

Suzanne McCabe  April 2nd, 2015 

Who doesn't have an excuse for not turning in their homework? Still, hats off to Nick Cannon for his unusually artful dodge. When the actor, musician, and writer was in...

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Celebrating April Fools’ Day

Gina Asprocolas  April 1st, 2015 

Navigating April Fools’ Day can be tricky! As someone who has fallen for fake online announcements and pranks before, I’m here to share with you some...

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Yaya Yuan: I Am a Reader

Megan Kaesshaefer  March 31st, 2015 

Yaya Yuan is Advocacy and U.S.