Books

Banned Books Week 2016

Brooke Shearouse  September 26th, 2016 

Pop quiz: what do Harry Potter, BONE, The Hunger Games, and Captain Underpants all have in common?

Yes, they're wonderful books. But they've also each been...

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School books we loved

Julia Graeper  September 23rd, 2016 

As an adult, all my reading for pleasure is entirely self-directed. I choose whatever I want! I mostly find books through recommendations from friends, or lists I keep of...

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What happened when our college intern read a Baby-sitters Club book for the first time?

Guest Blogger  September 21st, 2016 

This year, we're celebrating 30 years of The Baby-sitters Club! We tasked our summer intern, Emily Bowman, with reading her very first BSC book and answering some...

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Scholastic Book Fairs Idea Share: the place for Book Fair coordinators and volunteers!

Guest Blogger  September 20th, 2016 

Scholastic Book Fairs coordinators and volunteers have expressed an interest in having an online space where they can connect with each other to share ideas and...

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Dan Poblocki takes over Instagram

Morgan Baden  September 20th, 2016 

Shadow House #1: The Gathering is a spooky book (and supplementary app!) featuring a house that's more than just haunted...it's hungry.

Arrrr: It’s Talk Like a Pirate Day!

Brooke Shearouse  September 19th, 2016 

Today on OOM we’re having so much fun celebrating International Talk Like a Pirate Day! We’re practicing our impressions by reading some great books from Scholastic...

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By the numbers: 2016 Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge

Michael Barrett  September 19th, 2016 

Around 250,000 children from across all 50 states and 25 countries read 204,594,918 minutes in the 2016 Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge! We are so...

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National sewing month

Deimosa Webber-Bey  September 16th, 2016 

Have I mentioned that I am a quilter? If not, now you know, and you can understand why I am excited to talk about National Sewing Month.  It is also Shameless Promotion...

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It’s Hispanic Heritage Month!

Nicole Ortiz  September 15th, 2016 
¡Feliz Mes de la Herencia Hispana! Today marks the first day of Hispanic Heritage Month. Starting on September 15th and running through October 15th, Hispanic Heritage... Read more

New books out now from Scholastic

Brooke Shearouse  September 13th, 2016 

Today on OOM we’re celebrating some book birthdays for new releases from Scholastic, out today! Check out the list below of great reads for all ages, and let us know what...

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Helping teachers, kids, and parents discover books: Judy Newman on Scholastic Reads

Morgan Baden  September 13th, 2016 

For generations, teachers have been using Scholastic Reading Club to help their students foster a lifelong love of reading.

A GHOSTS takeover on Twitter

Morgan Baden  September 12th, 2016 

This week, it's all about ghosts.

Meet the irresistible Groovy Joe!

Brooke Shearouse  September 12th, 2016 

Groovy Joe: Ice Cream and Dinosaurs by Eric Litwin and Tom Lichtenheld, two of today’s most gifted children’s book creators, is the very first picture book adventure...

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Celebrating school spirit

Brooke Shearouse  September 9th, 2016 

We’re reading some great new books for all ages from Scholastic to get in the school spirit. Check out the list below!

Hey graphic novel fans!

Brooke Shearouse  September 9th, 2016 

Bestselling and award-winning author Raina Telgemeier has a new book coming out next week – GHOSTS!

In honor of its release, celebrate with us on Twitter!

International Literacy Day: 4 countries, 4 big ideas

Michael Barrett  September 8th, 2016 

Today is International Literacy Day (September 8) and we want to help children everywhere become lifelong readers. 

Did you know that on average ...

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This year, create your best classroom library ever!

Guest Blogger  September 8th, 2016 

Allison Gillingham from our Scholastic Teachers team joins us today on the blog to talk about our best classroom library ever campaign.

The big week in review

Guest Blogger  September 7th, 2016 
Twice a year our team of book experts get together to unearth the newest and best literary gems.

Happy 30th Anniversary, The Magic School Bus!

Megan Kaesshaefer  September 7th, 2016 

Did you know that The Magic School Bus is 30 years old? The first book, The Magic School Bus at the Waterworks, was published in the summer of 1986.  It...

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Throwback Thursday: The Baby-sitters Club extras

Gina Asprocolas  September 1st, 2016 

For my last Throwback Thursday post, I went down to the Scholastic Archive and found a bunch of the #1s of the Baby-sitters Club series. As Scholastic librarian Deimosa...

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Flyer first look: Scholastic Reading Club - September 2016

Michael Barrett  September 1st, 2016 

Scholastic Reading Club editors hosted their first-ever “Flyer First Look” Facebook Live event, offering educators and parents a ‘sneak peek’ into this...

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Baseball History Through Books

Nicole Ortiz  September 1st, 2016 
Baseball is known for being “America’s favorite pastime,” with roots of the sport going as far back as the 1800’s. Although its true origin remains a topic of debate, one... Read more

The importance of reading aloud to your children

Guest Blogger  August 31st, 2016 

Today we welcome Lester Laminack, award-winning children’s author, acclaimed educator, and the creator of The Best Friend Fiction Collection and the...

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Traveling Through Stories

Anushka Mehrotra  August 31st, 2016 

For as long as I can remember, my parents have saved money year round so that my family could enjoy a summer vacation. Unfortunately, there were some summers when our...

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For a barking good time, check out Dog Man!

Morgan Baden  August 30th, 2016 

The much-anticipated Captain Underpants spin-off, Dog Man, is here! 

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