Books

A boy's view: Books that made me a feminist

Michael Barrett  March 10th, 2017 

As we celebrate Women’s History Month, now is the perfect time to introduce young boys to books that feature strong female characters. Trust me, boys will...

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Mischief, Joy, and Grief: Senior Editor Mallory Kass on editing "Otherwise Known as Possum"

Brooke Shearouse  March 10th, 2017 

Scholastic Senior Editor Mallory Kass stops by OOM today to share her experience editing the middle grade novel Otherwise Known as Possum by Maria D. Laso...

The case for Esperanza Ortega

Emily Morrow  March 10th, 2017 

March is Women's History Month, and to celebrate, we're spotlighting a strong female character from children's literature each week!

This week, our...

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Meet author Lisa Thompson!

Brooke Shearouse  March 9th, 2017 

Today we’re in conversation with Lisa Thompson, whose debut novel, The Goldfish Boy, is both a compelling mystery and a heartfelt character study. The book’s...

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Throwback Thursday: Ezra Jack Keats

Gina Asprocolas  March 9th, 2017 

For these Throwback Thursday posts, sometimes the inspiration is obvious. (Holiday books in December, scary books around Halloween.) But for others, sometimes the...

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Career Corner: A March Roundup of Scholastic Jobs

Julia Graeper  March 8th, 2017 

This month, Scholastic has some new job postings highlighted as part of our regular "Career Corner" series. Perhaps you'd be the right fit for one! As always, you can also...

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Cover reveal: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Illustrated Edition

Emily Morrow  March 7th, 2017 

Harry Potter fans, feast your eyes on the beautiful, just-released cover of the illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, in stores...

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Look to literary role models: Insight from the Kids & Family Reading Report

Michael Barrett  March 2nd, 2017 

This month, we are highlighting research from the Scholastic Kids & Family Reading Report that  shows kids look for "smart, brave or strong" characters when...

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#WCW: Ms. Frizzle

Emily Morrow  March 1st, 2017 

March is Women's History Month, and to celebrate, we'll be spotlighting a kick-butt female character each week!

First up: Ms. Frizzle...

Celebrating Will Eisner with graphic novels

Brooke Shearouse  March 1st, 2017 

Today on OOM we’re celebrating Will Eisner Week (March 1–7), an annual ode to graphic novels, literacy, free speech awareness, and the legacy of Will Eisner, considered...

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My Book Print: Obsessive Reading

Guest Blogger  March 1st, 2017 

Hello, friends and readers! My name is Alison and I am the spring Corporate Communications Intern. When I started reading as a young tot, I would pick up a book, read a...

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Live from our library: books that celebrate Black History Month

Deimosa Webber-Bey  March 1st, 2017 

On Monday we presented our fourth installment of “Live From Our Library” on the Scholastic Parents Facebook page, a series where I share book recommendations for all ages...

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Celebrating February 28 book releases from Scholastic!

Brooke Shearouse  February 28th, 2017 

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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Thanks to My Very Own Library, students take home free, new books

Josephine Djonovic  February 24th, 2017 

This week, I had the pleasure of attending a My Very Own Library event at the Chancellor Avenue School in Newark, NJ. Chancellor Avenue School is one of the 26 schools...

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This is how you build a love of reading

Julia Graeper  February 24th, 2017 

You won't be surprised to learn that when I look back at my favorite elementary school reading memories, the best ones were times when I felt relaxed, happy, and fully...

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Watch a movie, and read some books!

Brooke Shearouse  February 24th, 2017 

Today on OOM we’re celebrating the Oscars with some of our favorite books from Scholastic that made the leap from the page to the silver screen. From the hilarious to the...

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Throwback Thursday: Nikki Grimes and Black History Month

Gina Asprocolas  February 23rd, 2017 

For this edition of Throwback Thursday, I walked into the Library knowing I wanted this week's theme to be Black History Month, and our librarian Deimosa...

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On the podcast: The importance of reading aloud

Emily Morrow  February 16th, 2017 

Here at Scholastic, reading aloud is one of our favorite things. Working on the podcast, I hear time and time again from authors, editors, and educators how some of their...

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Watch: How to host the perfect read aloud

Emily Morrow  February 16th, 2017 

This week, we're celebrating World Read Aloud Day! Every year, this global celebration calls attention to the importance of reading aloud and sharing stories by...

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Nick Cannon: sharing the power of words on World Read Aloud Day

Guest Blogger  February 16th, 2017 

Nick Cannon, actor, comedian, rapper, and author of Neon Aliens Ate My Homework, joins On Our Minds today, World Read Aloud Day.

5 Reasons Why We Heart YA (And You Should Too!)

Guest Blogger  February 14th, 2017 

Join in @IreadYA's #LoveYourShelf celebration!

Happy birthday, Clifford!

Emily Morrow  February 14th, 2017 

Today is a day to celebrate all things big and red and loving. Not only is it Valentine's Day, but it's also Clifford's birthday! 

Happy birthday to our favorite...

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Happy Valentine's Day!

Brooke Shearouse  February 13th, 2017 

Today on OOM we’re celebrating Valentine’s Day by snuggling up with some love-themed reads from Scholastic! From the love between parents and their little ones, to secret...

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Career Corner: A February Roundup of Scholastic Jobs

Julia Graeper  February 13th, 2017 

This month, Scholastic has some new job postings highlighted as part of our regular "Career Corner" series. Perhaps you'd be the right fit for one!

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