Books

The final installment of The 39 Clues author interviews

Stephanie Smith  September 18th, 2014 

We’re back for one last epic interview with 39 Clues fan favorite author and interviewer, Jude Watson. Jude is an author of six 39 Clues books and has been interviewing...

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39 Clues author Jude Watson interviews upcoming Clues author Jenny Goebel

Stephanie Smith  September 17th, 2014 

Hi clue-hunters! We are thrilled that you’ve joined us for the next installment of our interviews featuring the new authors in The 39 Clues: Doublecross series...

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A guest post by 39 Clues author Jude Watson

Stephanie Smith  September 16th, 2014 

Attention fans of The 39 Clues! We are so excited about The 39 Clues: Doublecross, a new 4-book spin-off the mega-popular series for tweens.  We’re also thrilled...

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On taking reading personally

Megan Kaesshaefer  September 16th, 2014 

"No offense, but...I really didn't like this book." A member of my book club began our discussion in this way, looking apologetically at our meeting's host, who...

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National Hispanic Heritage Month

Stephanie Smith  September 16th, 2014 

Yesterday marked the start of National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 to October 15). During this month, we recognize and celebrate the heritage, culture, and...

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Spotlight on acclaimed author and songwriter Tanuja Desai Hidier

Stephanie Smith  September 11th, 2014 

In 2002, Scholastic released Born Confused, a groundbreaking work—the first–ever South

Facebook meme shows the power of Scholastic books

Morgan Baden  September 10th, 2014  Comments • 3

If you're on Facebook it's been hard to miss the latest meme: "List the 10 books that have stayed with you in some way. Don’t take more than a few minutes, and don’t think...

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“The smartest card in your wallet”

Deimosa Webber-Bey  September 9th, 2014 

That is the catchphrase for 2014’s Library Card Sign Up Month campaign from the American Library Association, so today during my lunch break I signed up for a card at the...

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Celebrating the launch of The Iron Trial

Stephanie Smith  September 9th, 2014 

Today we are so excited about the launch of The Iron Trial, the first book in the new middle-grade Magisterium series by bestselling and award-winning authors...

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National Grandparents Day

Stephanie Smith  September 8th, 2014 

This past Sunday was National Grandparents Day and there’s no better way to celebrate your grandparents than by getting together and sharing stories with one another....

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Open a World of Possible

Morgan Baden  September 8th, 2014 

On this International Literacy Day, we're starting something new: a movement to help children become lifelong independent readers. We call it Open a World of Possible, and...

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And the new world record for summer reading is...

Megan Kaesshaefer  September 5th, 2014 

...somewhere north of 300 million minutes. Impressive, right?

Authors in action

Stephanie Smith  September 4th, 2014 

While Labor Day weekend is the unofficial end of the summer, for the publishing world it is just the beginning of book festival/event season! Last weekend the National...

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Celebrate summer reading success

Megan Kaesshaefer  August 28th, 2014 

The Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge ends in exactly one week from tomorrow!

There's no place like home: the 75th Anniversary of The Wizard of Oz

Lia Zneimer  August 25th, 2014 

L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, one of the most beloved books of the 20th century, has inspired countless film, stage, and musical adaptations, not to...

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Happening tonight: our #SummerToSchool Twitter chat

Megan Kaesshaefer  August 25th, 2014  Comments • 1

Parents, a reminder: join us tonight for a #SummerToSchool Twitter chat!

Calling all Captain Underpants fans!

Stephanie Smith  August 22nd, 2014 

Calling all Captain Underpants fans! Dav Pilkey is back with his 11th installment in the bestselling Captain Underpants series, Captain Underpants and the Tyrannical...

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Fostering pleasure readers in the classroom

Deimosa Webber-Bey  August 21st, 2014 

In between teaching tours, I discovered librarianship. So there is a marked difference between how I taught before and after teen librarian-ing in a...

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Honoring the beauty of poetry on Poet’s Day

Stephanie Smith  August 21st, 2014 

Today on OOM we’re celebrating Poet’s Day! In addition to sharing some of our favorite poetry books for children, we would also like to celebrate young poets who aspire to...

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The importance of all children seeing themselves in literature

Michael Strouse  August 20th, 2014 

"When I began to read, I began to exist."

Book palate cleansers

Nadia Almahdi  August 19th, 2014  Comments • 4

You’ve just finished a book…now what?  Maybe you’re not ready to move on because that book was so powerful or emotional or intense or just generally amazing, and you can’t...

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Celebrating National BFF Day

Stephanie Smith  August 15th, 2014 

As a kid, I would always get upset when it was time to leave my friends at the playground, until my parents pointed out to me one day that I also had lots of friends at...

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