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Our 5 favorite Harry Potter moments of 2013

Morgan Baden  December 18th, 2013  Comments • 1

It was a big year for a little wizard! Here, we take a look back at our favorite Harry Potter moments of the year.

1. A new look for a classic series...

In Our Feeds: Cow stickers, dream libraries and getting married at work.

Michael Barrett  December 13th, 2013 

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

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What to read on Friday the 13th

Morgan Baden  December 13th, 2013  Comments • 1

Superstition says Friday the 13th is an unlucky day filled with fear. What better day to read some scary books?

A visit to Newark for My Very Own Library book fair

Nadia Almahdi  December 12th, 2013 

Having reading role-model parents or a large book collection at home has more of an impact on kids’ reading frequency than does household income (Kids...

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Finding yourself through quotes: A "My Bookprint" guest post

Anne Sparkman  December 11th, 2013 

"What is your Bookprint?" At the Scholastic offices, this is the most common get-to-know-you question. No new team member can avoid it and one of the things I love...

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11 places not to talk to a stranger about books

Megan Kaesshaefer  December 11th, 2013  Comments • 2

I loved reading this genius roundup on BuzzFeed Books: 14 Places to Talk to a Stranger About Books. On the list: the bus stop, the DMV, a bookstore, an elevator, the...

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Happy Birthday, Emily Dickinson!

Nadia Almahdi  December 10th, 2013  Comments • 1

I am Nobody! Who are you?

Are you – Nobody – too?

183 years later, I think most people would agree that Emily Dickinson was more than “...

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Our most stellar books of 2013

Morgan Baden  December 10th, 2013  Comments • 1

This year, we were thrilled to see so many of our titles receive glowing reviews. Check out this compilation! Which ones have you read?

 

 

It's here! Our "Give the Gift of Reading Guide"

Michael Barrett  December 9th, 2013 

Drumroll, please!

Scholastic Reading Club and Book Fairs just released its “Give the Gift of Reading” 2013 holiday guide. 

One of my favorite...

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I Survived: Pearl Harbor

Guest Blogger  December 6th, 2013 

Tomorrow is the anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Scholastic has some helpful resources for students and teachers, and several reading recommendations, too.

The Hunger Games: the best civics lesson since Orwell's Animal Farm?

Morgan Baden  December 5th, 2013 

In the Wall Street Journal today, we can't get enough of Robert Pondiscio's "'The Hunger Games' is a Civics Lesson," which highlights the ways the groundbreaking...

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Are you a book snob?

Jessica Watson  December 4th, 2013  Comments • 1

Raise your hand if you are a book snob.

Keep your hand up if you only want people to think you're a book snob.

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One nation, reading together in India

Morgan Baden  December 4th, 2013 

A thousand schools. Five thousand students. One nation, reading together.

Maggie Steifvater reads aloud from Hunted

Megan Kaesshaefer  December 3rd, 2013 

If you're a Maggie Steifvater fan, a Spirit Animals fan, or just a book lover in general, you're going to love this one. We've got a special video of Steifvater reading...

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What's your book fair memory? (Plus, a giveaway!)

Guest Blogger  December 3rd, 2013  Comments • 1

Ahh, it’s that time of year again. We’re sipping hot chocolate, putting on our sweaters, and feeling more than a little nostalgic here at Scholastic Book Fairs. Maybe that...

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Are these the best books of the year?

Morgan Baden  December 2nd, 2013 

School Library Journal thinks so!

#Thankful4books

Morgan Baden  November 27th, 2013 

Readers know that books have the power to save, heal, inspire. This Thanksgiving, we're thankful for books.

26 years and counting: John Mason reflects on the annual M.R. Robinson Reception & Dinner

Emma Brockway  November 27th, 2013 

Today OOM welcomes John Mason, Director of Education and Library Marketing for the Scholastic Trade publishing division. John is a wonderful storyteller and we’ve...

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What teachers are reading

Suzanne McCabe  November 26th, 2013 

I just returned from the annual convention of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) in Boston.

Talk about a highbrow group. Let me add that anyone able...

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Weekend reads: OOM edition

Lia Zneimer  November 25th, 2013 

Last week, inspired by Grub Street's "Grub Street Diet" series (which features a name of note answering the question, "What did you eat this week?") we took to the...

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Barbara Park, 1947-2013

Guest Blogger  November 22nd, 2013 

Judy Newman, President of Scholastic Reading Club, shares the following about the passing of children's book author Barbara Park. Park passed...

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Happy (almost) Hanukkah!

Lia Zneimer  November 21st, 2013 

Growing up, my family used to read a Hanukkah book together every night before lighting the menorah. My favorites? Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins and Papa's...

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Kinney. Pilkey. Story smashup. Enough said!

Morgan Baden  November 21st, 2013  Comments • 3

Two of the world's most beloved children's book writers and illustrators are coming together for a "story smashup!"

Celebrate Thanksgiving with OOM

Emma Brockway  November 20th, 2013 

Every Thanksgiving after the effects of turkey’s tryptophan kick in, I hunker down in my living room with a stack of books, emerging from my armchair only to make a late-...

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