Books

A Literary Valentines

Anushka Mehrotra  February 13th, 2017 

Valentine’s Day is the day to celebrate love, and here on OOM we regularly celebrate different forms of literary love

First look flyer: Scholastic Reading Club - February 2017

Nicole Ortiz  February 10th, 2017 

The Scholastic Reading Club “Book Boys” hosted our monthly "First Look Flyer” Facebook Live yesterday to help parents and educators find some great reads through the...

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A List of Bathroom Reads

Josephine Djonovic  February 9th, 2017 

It’s Read in the Bathtub Day, so grab your favorite book, fill the bath with bubbles and get to reading!

Meet Sundee T. Frazier, author of the Cleo Edison Oliver series!

Brooke Shearouse  February 9th, 2017 

Sundee T. Frazier stopped by OOM today to talk about her newest book from Scholastic, Cleo Edison Oliver in Persuasion Power. Check out the Q&A below to learn more...

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Celebrate World Read Aloud Day on February 16, with these free resources

Alexandra Wladich  February 9th, 2017 

Recent data from the Scholastic Kids & Family Reading Report™: 6th Edition, revealed that kids ages 6–11 and their parents agree that they enjoy read...

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Celebrating nominees from Scholastic for the NAACP Image Awards

Brooke Shearouse  February 9th, 2017 

Today on OOM we’re excited to celebrate nominees from Scholastic for the NAACP Image Awards! Presented annually and recognized as “the nation’s preeminent multi-cultural...

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Check out these cool books for the LEGO Batman Movie!

Brooke Shearouse  February 8th, 2017 

In 2013 we were treated to the hilarious “LEGO Movie.” This Friday the equally side-splitting follow-up, the “LEGO Batman Movie,” opens nationwide. To celebrate the movie’...

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Celebrating Black History Month

Brooke Shearouse  February 7th, 2017 

February is Black History Month, an annual celebration of the achievements of the brave and incredible African Americans who had central roles in shaping U.S. history. On...

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On the podcast: New data from the Kids & Family Reading Report

Emily Morrow  February 6th, 2017 

The results of our biannual Kids & Family Reading Report were just announced, and we gleaned some interesting learnings about kids' and parents' att

Gearing up for the Super Bowl!

Brooke Shearouse  February 3rd, 2017 

Today on OOM we’re gearing up for the Super Bowl! To get in the spirit for the big game we’re reading some great books from Scholastic. Check out the list below and let us...

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Scholastic to publish activism book by Marley Dias

Emily Morrow  February 2nd, 2017 
The nonfiction book from Marley Dias, the 12-year-old activist behind #1000BlackGirlBooks, will be published in Spring 2018.

It’s National Girls & Women in Sports Day!

Josephine Djonovic  February 1st, 2017 

February 1st is National Girls & Women in Sports Day (NGWSD), a day dedicated to celebrating female athletes, encouraging young girls to be active and recognizing the...

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Celebrating January 31 book releases from Scholastic!

Brooke Shearouse  January 31st, 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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The Kids & Family Reading Report™: 6th Edition shares new data on reading aloud, inequities in access to books, diversity in children's books and more

Alexandra Wladich  January 31st, 2017 

Did you know the average household with children ages 0–17 has 104 children’s books in the home?Did you also know that only half of all parents with children ages 6–17 (48...

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Live From Our Library: books that celebrate diversity

Gina Asprocolas  January 30th, 2017 

In the third installment of Scholastic Parents' Facebook Live video series, Live From Our Library, Scholastic Librarian Deimosa Webber-...

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Bird and Squirrel take over Twitter!

Gina Asprocolas  January 30th, 2017 

The fourth book in the Bird & Squirrel graphic novel series by James Burks – Bird & Squirrel On Fire – hits shelves this Tuesday, January...

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ALA midwinter 2017: we came, we saw, we exchanged business cards

Deimosa Webber-Bey  January 27th, 2017 

It was an inspirational weekend in Atlanta for me and several thousand librarians, revealing the Youth Media Award winners and talking about the trends for 2017 at the...

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Reflecting on International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Brooke Shearouse  January 27th, 2017 

Today on OOM we’re taking time to reflect on International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Designated by the United Nations General Assembly, this annual day honors the victims...

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Guest post: Over 30 Booklists for Multicultural Children's Book Day

Michael Barrett  January 27th, 2017 
Disclosure: Scholastic is an official sponsor of Multicultural Children's Book Day.

Throwback Thursday: Four Winds Press

Gina Asprocolas  January 26th, 2017 
A look back at some titles from one of the first Scholastic imprints, Four Winds Press.

Guest post: Celebrate Multicultural Children's Book Day

Michael Barrett  January 25th, 2017 
Disclosure: Scholastic is an official sponsor of Multicultural Children's Book Day.

A NewsPrints takeover on Twitter

Emily Morrow  January 23rd, 2017 
@GraphixBooks hosted a Twitter takeover this weekend to share an excerpt of the new graphic novel NewsPrints!

Looking back at books honored by the American Library Association

Brooke Shearouse  January 20th, 2017 

It's a big weekend in the children's literature world...the American Library Association's (ALA) midwinter meeting! Each year the ALA honors authors and illustrators for...

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Scholastic 2017 reading bingo

Deimosa Webber-Bey  January 19th, 2017 

Setting reading goals for yourself and the children in your world is a fun way to open a world of possible each year, and in 2016 we shared our first reading challenge for...

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Parenting victory: when my daughter loves the same picture books that I did

Julia Graeper  January 18th, 2017 
One of the small pleasures of parenting is finding that my daughter loves some of the same picture books that I did as a child.

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