Barry Lane: A Poem Is Not a Pepsi

Megan Kaesshaefer  November 11th, 2014 

Barry Lane has written many professional books including But How Do You Teach Writing?, After The End, Revisers Toolbox, and 51 Wacky We-...

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Celebrating Veterans Day

Stephanie Smith  November 11th, 2014 

Today on OOM we are celebrating Veterans Day. This holiday honors those who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces and it is very special to me as both of my grandfathers...

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Celebrating 25 years of the Black Lagoon!

Megan Kaesshaefer  November 10th, 2014 

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the beginning of the beloved Black Lagoon series. We are celebrating this incredible milestone in a few special...

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Wopila! The one word I learned in Lakota

Deimosa Webber-Bey  November 6th, 2014 

Educating in Indian country, I learned more than I taught; and immersed in the classroom with Native American teenagers, I had the reality check every teacher goes through...

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Today is Election Day!

Gina Asprocolas  November 4th, 2014 

All across the United States today, people will head to the polls and cast their votes in this important midterm election! What’s a midterm election, you...

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Celebrating fall reads

Stephanie Smith  November 4th, 2014 

While growing up in Philadelphia I was surrounded by tall buildings, busy streets, and bright lights. When I decided to apply for college I knew I wanted to go somewhere...

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Tonight: a Twitter chat with Maggie Stiefvater!

Megan Kaesshaefer  November 4th, 2014 

Plans tonight? Cancel 'em. You've got a Twitter chat to attend!

Join This is Teen (@this_is_teen) and New York Times...

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Marathon reads

Lia Zneimer  November 3rd, 2014 

This past weekend, more than 50,000 runners made their way to New York for the 2014 New York City Marathon. While they tackled the 26.2 miles in the bitter cold, their...

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Reminder: Join Usher this Thursday for a live webcast!

Megan Kaesshaefer  November 3rd, 2014 

"I'm going to show you that by being a reader, you can make anything possible." Usher takes his committment to helping kids understand the value of reading seriously. That...

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Scholastic’s Trade Division celebrates Halloween

Stephanie Smith  October 31st, 2014 

Yesterday Scholastic’s trade division celebrated their seventh annual Halloween costume party! This year the party was held in what we call the “Greenhouse” which is our...

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In Our Feeds: A new Harry Potter story, National Cat Day, and loads of Halloween fun

Gina Asprocolas  October 31st, 2014 

Each Friday, we share a handful of links we found interesting, provocative, funny — or just plain cool. We call it In Our Feeds. Have a good weekend!

Scholastic employees get in the Halloween spirit

Lia Zneimer  October 31st, 2014 

We know that Scholastic employees are an enthusiastic and committed bunch. When it comes to holidays, Halloween is no exception. Keeping the tradition strong, employees...

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R.L. Stine's spooktacular social media takeover

Lia Zneimer  October 30th, 2014 

Today was the day we'd all been waiting for: spookmaster R.L. Stine stopped by Scholastic HQ in SoHo for his annual social media takeover. Pre-Halloween seems to be the...

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“Mischief, managed!”

Nadia Almahdi  October 30th, 2014 

October 30 is known as “Mischief Night,” an evening typically associated with pranks and shenanigans. Since we want to avoid any trouble, vandalism, and run-ins...

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Abracadabra! It’s National Magic Week

Michael Barrett  October 29th, 2014 

“We’ve got magic to do – just for you!”

One of the many benefits of working at a place like Scholastic is encountering magical creatures and characters...

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Classic Halloween Scholastic

Deimosa Webber-Bey  October 29th, 2014 

We took a look in the Scholastic archive, and brought up some classics from the 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s, to reflect on what thrilled us back in the day - check them out! ...

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Happening TODAY: an exclusive video with Taylor Swift!

Megan Kaesshaefer  October 29th, 2014 

We are so excited to air an exclusive video with Taylor Swift at 1 o'clock ET this afternoon! In this 30 minute video, Taylor talks with kids (and...

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Celebrating Halloween with Spooky Reads

Stephanie Smith  October 28th, 2014 

Halloween is my favorite holiday and I love to find ways to celebrate this spooky day all month long. One of my favorite ways to get into the Halloween spirit is by...

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Reminder: a live chat with Goosebumps author R.L. Stine!

Megan Kaesshaefer  October 27th, 2014  Comments • 2

An eerie hush has fallen over the halls of Scholastic. Employees are nervously busying themselves, jumping out of their chairs at every little noise, cowering under their...

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Q&A with Spooky Storyteller Katie Alender

Stephanie Smith  October 27th, 2014 

Today OOM welcomes Katie Alender, author of Famous Last Words, a spine-chilling tale with Hollywood history, mystery, murder, mayhem, and a delicious romance all...

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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  Comments • 1

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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