Books

Carol Jago: My Life as a Reader

Megan Kaesshaefer  September 30th, 2014 

Carol Jago is an author of six books for teachers and has taught English in middle and high school for 32 years.

Books for newborns

Morgan Baden  September 29th, 2014 

Starting next week I'll be out on maternity leave, getting ready to have my first baby. I feel as prepared as one can feel in these situations, except in one area: books...

The Earth, Teen Books, and Other Big Banned Things

Deimosa Webber-Bey  September 26th, 2014  Comments • 1

I had one book challenged during my tenure as a teen librarian, and it was The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things, by Carolyn Mackler.

Banned Books Week 2014: Spotlight on Jeff Smith, bestselling creator of the Bone series

Stephanie Smith  September 25th, 2014 

All week long we have been celebrating Banned Books Week here on OOM. As you may know, this week brings together all bookophiles and helps raise awareness of the freedom...

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"Comics have always been misunderstood:" Happy National Comic Book Day!

Guest Blogger  September 25th, 2014 

Barry Lyga is here to talk about National Comic Book Day!

Meet Jorvorskie Lane, former READ 180 student and NFL player

Megan Kaesshaefer  September 24th, 2014  Comments • 1

As a child, reading never came easily to Jorvorskie Lane, but sports did. He exceled at athletics and was a star on his high school’s football team. Thinking football...

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Banned Books Week 2014: Spotlight on Dav Pilkey, bestselling creator of the Captain Underpants series

Stephanie Smith  September 24th, 2014 

Hi OOM Readers, as you may know September 21st to September 27th is Banned Books Week. This week gathers book lovers from all over to recognize the importance of freedom...

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Taylor Swift joins us to celebrate the power of reading

Megan Kaesshaefer  September 24th, 2014 

We're excited to announce this morning that on October 29th at 1pm ET, global superstar Taylor Swift will be joining us for an up-close...

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Katherine Paterson's 'Reading What I Love: My Greatest Joy as a Writer'

Megan Kaesshaefer  September 23rd, 2014 

Katherine Paterson is the author of more than 30 books including 16 novels for children and young people. She recently wrote an essay for our Open...

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"El Chavo" at The Scholastic Store!

Michael Strouse  September 23rd, 2014 

Last week, Stephanie told you about some of the exciting books that we are featuring for Hispanic Heritage Month!

It's Dear Diary Day!

Stephanie Smith  September 22nd, 2014 

Dear OOMers,

Today on OOM we are celebrating “Dear Diary Day.” I’ve always loved writing and it is no surprise that growing up I kept countless journals detailing...

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Banned Books Week 2014: Getting graphic!

Morgan Baden  September 22nd, 2014 

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

Happy birthday, Hermione!

Morgan Baden  September 19th, 2014 

“I’ve learned all the course books by heart of course. I just hope it will be enough – I’m Hermione Granger, by the way, who are you?”

The final installment of The 39 Clues author interviews

Stephanie Smith  September 18th, 2014 

We’re back for one last epic interview with 39 Clues fan favorite author and interviewer, Jude Watson. Jude is an author of six 39 Clues books and has been interviewing...

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39 Clues author Jude Watson interviews upcoming Clues author Jenny Goebel

Stephanie Smith  September 17th, 2014 

Hi clue-hunters! We are thrilled that you’ve joined us for the next installment of our interviews featuring the new authors in The 39 Clues: Doublecross series...

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