Books

Happy 89th birthday Dr. Maya Angelou!

Loribelle Lapaix  April 4th, 2017 

In celebration of April being Black Women’s History Month, National Poetry Month and the month of Dr. Angelou’s birthday, I would like to pay tribute to her by sharing...

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Meet the debut authors of the new middle grade fantasy "Defender of the Realm!"

Brooke Shearouse  April 4th, 2017 

Debut authors Mark Huckerby and Nick Ostler, who are established screenwriters for television, stopped by OOM today to tell us about Defender of the Realm, an...

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Teachers, Libraries and Community Partners: Pre-register today for the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge

Alexandra Wladich  April 3rd, 2017 

Today is an important day for the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge; educators can now build their classrooms and pre-register their students to participate...

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Opening Day: Home run Reads

Nicole Ortiz  April 3rd, 2017 

With the start of each new month, there is always something to look forward to. Whether you’re looking forward to a holiday, an event, a birthday, a vacation, or even just...

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New book by Kylene Beers and Robert E. Probst explains why how we read matters for students

Stephanie Agresti  March 31st, 2017 

The moment we’ve all been waiting for is finally here!

National Crayon Day: Three Colorful Book Picks

Guest Blogger  March 31st, 2017 

Get reading this weekend with books about these "colorful" characters.

On the podcast: A behind-the-scenes look at the new Horizon series

Emily Morrow  March 30th, 2017 

We've just released a new podcast episode! This week, we're joined in the studio by New York Times bestselling author Scott Westerfeld (Uglies...

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Students in alternative settings discover the power of reading

Brittany Sullivan  March 30th, 2017 

It’s no secret that providing access to high-quality, age appropriate books can have a big impact on students’ literacy skills and future academic success. But, what does...

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National Craft Month: Meet the KLUTZ team

Guest Blogger  March 29th, 2017 

March is National Craft Month and to celebrate, we’re inviting you to dive into some of the creative minds working at Klutz. We’re taking you to the folks behind the craft...

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#WCW: Our favorite female characters

Nicole Ortiz  March 29th, 2017 

As we reach the end of March and Women’s History Month, I wanted to recap some of our posts from this month and share them with you all. We have all had a great time...

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First look at Horizon by Scott Westerfeld

Emily Morrow  March 28th, 2017 

We are SO excited to be publishing the brand new multiplatform series Horizon. It's a survival story of epic proportions that's perfect for 8- to 12-year-old readers! ...

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Celebrating March 28 book releases from Scholastic!

Brooke Shearouse  March 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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Live from our library: books that celebrate Women's History Month

Deimosa Webber-Bey  March 24th, 2017 

Today, on the Scholastic Parents Facebook page, I shared some recommendations for books that celebrate Women's History Month and feature main characters that are ...

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Victoria Scott's pictorial inspirations for her newest book, "Hear the Wolves"

Emily Morrow  March 24th, 2017 

Noted YA novelist Victoria Scott makes her middle grade debut with Hear the Wolves, the breathtaking story of one girl’s fight to save her family in the...

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On the podcast: Happy Dreamer

Emily Morrow  March 23rd, 2017 

We've just released a new podcast episode! This week, author and illustrator Peter H.

Complex identities: My "Bookprint" post

Loribelle Lapaix  March 23rd, 2017 

As a new contributor to the Scholastic On Our Minds blog, I was asked to write a “Bookprint” post detailing the five books that have shaped my love for reading....

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Watch the first trailer for Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie

Emily Morrow  March 22nd, 2017 

Tra-la-laaaaa! The first trailer for Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie is here! It's slated to hit theaters June 2, so be sure to catch up on the best-selling...

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Confessions of a Book Nerd

Nicole Ortiz  March 21st, 2017 

The beauty of being a book nerd is getting to love books unapologetically. No matter what kind of literature you love to read, you can bet there are more people out there...

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Statement from Scholastic on Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Scholastic  March 19th, 2017 

In the first printing of the newly updated Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, released by Scholastic, three sentences from the original section...

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First look flyer: Scholastic Reading Club - March 2017

Nicole Ortiz  March 17th, 2017 

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

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Beasts and frogs and fairies, oh my!: Reading fairy tale-inspired books

Brooke Shearouse  March 17th, 2017 

We here at Scholastic are so excited about the The Beauty and the Beast movie that we can’t stop talking about our favorite fairy tales!

"Girls" books for boys

Deimosa Webber-Bey  March 16th, 2017 

Sometimes you recommend a book to a boy, that features a girl, and they don’t want to read it. But I have found that there are “girls” books that appeal to everyone, and I...

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#WCW: The ladies of Harry Potter

Emily Morrow  March 15th, 2017 

March is Women's History Month, and to celebrate, I'm sharing some of my favorite female characters from children's literature each week! 

I couldn't possibly make...

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Attention educators! Enter the Dav Pilkey Summer Reading Educator Contest for a chance to win 500 books

Alexandra Wladich  March 15th, 2017 

Calling all educators! Want to win free books for your school? Starting today, educators are invited to enter the Dav Pilkey Summer Reading...

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Talking bricks and books with LEGO NEXO KNIGHTS author Max Brallier

Brooke Shearouse  March 13th, 2017 

New York Times bestselling author Max Brallier stopped by OOM today to tell us about himself and his new LEGO® NEXO KNIGHTS: Knights Academy series.

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