DIY: literary-inspired pumpkins

Megan Kaesshaefer  October 23rd, 2014 

Pumpkins are on practically every doorstep in New York City this time of year. But they all look the same—orange, round, simple. They look lovely, but they don't exactly...

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15 scary books to read this Halloween

Brittany Sullivan  October 23rd, 2014 

Believe it or not, there are only eight days left until Halloween. Even though All Hallow’s Eve is rapidly approaching and the month is coming to a close, October is still...

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Our favorite books for sick days

Kristen Joerger  October 22nd, 2014 

Achoo!! You might be hearing a lot of sneezes and sniffles around your home or office these days -- flu season is back! In the event that you find yourself curled up under...

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Blue Lily, Lily Blue is Finally Here!

Stephanie Smith  October 22nd, 2014 

You know the feeling you get when you’re counting down the days, hours, and minutes to an event you just can’t wait for? We have been feeling this way for months and we...

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Dick Robinson on the value of reading

Guest Blogger  October 21st, 2014 

Dick Robinson, Chairman and CEO of Scholastic, discusses the importance of independent reading, reading for pleasure, and connecting children with the right books....

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Our favorite scary characters

Gina Asprocolas  October 21st, 2014 

With Halloween just ten days away, there’s no better way to get into the holiday spirit than to put on your coziest sweater, grab a mug of hot apple cider, and revisit the...

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Your Monday pick-me-up: 5 empowering quotes

Megan Kaesshaefer  October 20th, 2014 

Monday blues bringing you down? May I direct your attention to a board on Pinterest that is gauranteed to lift your mood.

New York Comic Con Recap

Stephanie Smith  October 17th, 2014 

Hi OOM Readers! I don’t know about you but we still can’t get over how awesome New York Comic Con was—the biggest Comic Con to date! This past Sunday (October 12, 2014)...

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Hispanic music and family, and a giveaway!

Guest Blogger  October 15th, 2014  Comments • 1

All month, Maya & Miguel will be on OOM weekly to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month! Last time: Mexican art with Miguel; today, we...

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Congrats to the National Book Award finalists!

Lia Zneimer  October 15th, 2014 

The National Book Award finalists were announced early today, and with them a renewed resolve to read as much as humanly possible before the winners are declared in...

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'Trick or Tweet' with Goosebumps author R.L. Stine

Megan Kaesshaefer  October 15th, 2014 

This year, October 30th—not the 31st—is hands down the scariest day of the year. (Why the day before Halloween and not Halloween itself?) Because Goosebumps author...

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A bookseller's first Reading Club order

Michael Strouse  October 15th, 2014 

I've been at Scholastic for almost 14 years. In that time, I have helped thousands of kids pick out books. 

I firmly believe that kids are more likely to read if...

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Today is National Grouch Day!

Stephanie Smith  October 15th, 2014 

We’ve all had those days—waking up late for school, getting into a disagreement with your young brother or sister, and not doing so well on a math exam. As hard as you...

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Read aloud, in print or digital

Megan Kaesshaefer  October 14th, 2014 

An article entitled 'Is E-Reading to Your Toddler Story Time, or Simply Screen Time?' landed on the front page of The New York Times on Saturday and has since...

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Happy National Pizza Month!

Gina Asprocolas  October 14th, 2014 

Did you know that October, aside from being the month for all things Halloween, is National Pizza Month? Gerry Darnell, the founder of Pizza Magazine, named the month as...

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