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Paws up for National Dog Day!

Brooke Shearouse  August 26th, 2016 

Today is National Dog Day! To celebrate, here are a few doggy tales to wag about. From the lovable and energetic, to the brave and heroic, join these canine characters as...

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Can you picture a kid as President?

Brooke Shearouse  August 26th, 2016 

Election season is in full swing, and we’re reading some great books to prepare for Election Day on November 8. The first book on our list? The Kid Who Ran for...

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Celebrating Scholastic’s Top Dog on National Dog Day

Guest Blogger  August 26th, 2016 

Clifford is always on our minds at Scholastic. He is our company mascot, and he can be seen everywhere, from a sticker on the front door, to plush on employees’ desks, to...

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Digging for treasure in the Scholastic archive

Guest Blogger  August 24th, 2016 

Zinia Rahman is a freelancer in the Scholastic Library & Archives this summer and a wanderer in New York. She received her MLS from Pratt Institute and her B.A. in...

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Foodie reads: My hungry journey through children’s books

Michael Barrett  August 24th, 2016 

I love to eat. Whether it’s whipping up in my tiny kitchen or taking advantage of several dining spots in the city, food is a passion for me. This foodie fascination did...

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Video spotlight: magic, manners, and ghosts

Morgan Baden  August 22nd, 2016 

We have some thrilling new book trailers to show off! Two focus on magic, one focuses on teaching children manners, and one is seriously spooky.

See the full trailer for Shadow House

Morgan Baden  August 19th, 2016 

Coming August 30: Shadow House by Dan Poblocki, a haunting new reading experience from the team that brought you Spirit Animals and The 39 Clues.

Another spooky trailer from Shadow House

Morgan Baden  August 18th, 2016 

Did the first two teaser trailers for Shadow House get you appropriately spooked?

Good. Because here's another.

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Throwback Thursday: The Baby-sitters Club #1

Gina Asprocolas  August 18th, 2016 

With the 30th anniversary of The Baby-sitters Club this week, was there ever any doubt that this week's Throwback Thursday would be dedicated to Kristy, Claudia, Mary Anne...

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Shadow House awaits you

Morgan Baden  August 17th, 2016 

August 30th is just around the corner. Are you ready?

 

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What's it like to sign 3,000 books? Ask Sharon Cameron!

Brooke Shearouse  August 16th, 2016 

Sharon Cameron, author of Rook; The Dark Unwinding; and A Spark Unseen, recently visited the Scholastic warehouse in Jefferson City, MO to sign copies of her upcoming YA...

Living the magic: A lifelong Harry Potter fan talks about working on the brand

Guest Blogger  August 16th, 2016 

Devin McDonald works in marketing at Scholastic, handling brands like Harry Potter. A lifelong fan of the boy wizard, she tells us what it was like to...

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Cover reveal for new World of Warcraft: Traveler series

Brooke Shearouse  August 15th, 2016 

We’re so excited to collaborate with Blizzard Entertainment on an all-new action-adventure book series based on the World of Warcraft® game franchise. Here is a...

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Celebrate the 30th anniversary of The Baby-sitters Club!

Morgan Baden  August 15th, 2016 

Ask a woman in her 20s, 30s, or 40s if she had a favorite baby-sitter growing up, and chances are, you'll hear one of seven names: Kristy, Claudia, Mary Anne,...

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Track is back!

Deimosa Webber-Bey  August 12th, 2016 

Finally! The one time every four years that EVERYONE cares about track and field. I love swimming and gymnastics too, don’t get me wrong, but TRACK is the...

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Lauren Tarshis: how the I Survived series first began

Megan Kaesshaefer  August 11th, 2016 

Lauren Tarshis, author of the I Survived series, recently joined us on the podcast to talk about why her stories of survival resonate so deeply with young...

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Career Corner: An August Roundup of Scholastic Jobs

Julia Graeper  August 10th, 2016 

Are you interested in books, literacy, or education? Take a look at a selection of our new job postings below, which we've highlighted as part of our "Career Corner"...

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Edwidge Danticat on twin magic

Megan Kaesshaefer  August 8th, 2016 

Yesterday was Sisters Day, so today we're talking about twins! (Why not?) Twin sisters Giselle and Isabelle are at the center of Edwidge Danticat's novel...

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Meow! It's National Cat Day

Morgan Baden  August 8th, 2016 

I may not be the world's biggest cat person (I can't help but be Team Dog), but even I think Dr. KittyCat is adorable, and charming, and witty. And since today is ...

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Getting into the Olympic spirit

Brooke Shearouse  August 5th, 2016 

Today on OOM we’re celebrating the Olympics! The Opening Ceremony takes place tonight in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, kicking off a little more than two weeks of sporting...

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New podcast episode: Lauren Tarshis

Megan Kaesshaefer  August 4th, 2016 

When Scholastic classroom magazine editor Lauren Tarshis began writing, the original idea she had for a series was to write "four little, simple historical fiction books...

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Celebrate National Sisters Day

Brooke Shearouse  August 4th, 2016 

Sunday is National Sisters Day, and in addition to spending some time with our siblings, we’re also reading some great books from Scholastic to celebrate. Check out the...

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More than 2 million copies of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two sold in the first 48 hours

Morgan Baden  August 3rd, 2016 

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two script book, the eighth Harry Potter story by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, and Jack Thorne, published in the U....

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30 years of The Baby-sitters Club

Morgan Baden  August 1st, 2016 

The iconic series celebrates its 30th anniversary today!

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What readers are saying about Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two

Morgan Baden  August 1st, 2016 

Over the weekend, readers dressed up, attended midnight parties, and stayed up all night to read the eighth Harry Potter story, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts...

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