Books

Why reading romance is important

Alexandra Wladich  February 10th, 2014 

It’s almost Valentine’s Day and love is in the air. Students around the country are anticipating exchanging homemade Valentine’s Day cards and sharing candy hearts with...

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Happy Digital Learning Day!

Megan Kaesshaefer  February 5th, 2014 

Today is Digital Learning Day. If you're in the education sphere, you may already know about this spcial holiday. If not, its purpose can be gleaned from the creator's...

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Gold medal books!

Morgan Baden  February 5th, 2014 

2014 is an Olympic year, and while lots of people are talking about who will win the gold, we're reading about it!

Our reading highs and lows

Megan Kaesshaefer  February 4th, 2014  Comments • 1

When I was in middle school, I was assigned a project called "My Life as a Sine Curve," which required me and my classmates to chart the highs and lows of our lives on a...

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Groundhog Day books

Jessica Watson  February 3rd, 2014 

Have you ever had the experience of reading a book once and then, upon second reading, you read it differently? I call them Groundhog Day books, because,...

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100 reasons to read

Morgan Baden  February 3rd, 2014 

We can probably each come up with a dozen reasons to read -- right? It's fun, it's free, it's an adventure in my pocket any time I need one. It connects me with history,...

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In Our Feeds: Readerly valentines, literary fingernails, and why reading is fundamental

Megan Kaesshaefer  January 31st, 2014  Comments • 1

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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OOM gears up for the big game

Guest Blogger  January 31st, 2014 

Although our long list of “to do’s” for this Sunday’s Super Bowl is filled with snacks to buy, guests to invite, and commercials to watch—we also have one task that we...

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Hear from the authors of Reading Unbound: Why Kids Need to Read What They Want—and Why We Should Let Them

Morgan Baden  January 31st, 2014 

Turns out, all those Baby-sitters Club books I read had a lasting impact on my reading fluency -- and inspired me to tackle other texts I might have been reluctant to try...

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Gear up for a summer full of reading

Megan Kaesshaefer  January 30th, 2014 

If it's one thing I've learned from working at Scholastic for five plus years, it's don't talk to teachers about summer in the winter. One January afternoon a few years...

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Do you have a reading pattern?

Lia Zneimer  January 29th, 2014  Comments • 1

I was talking to a friend of mine recently about our reading habits: what novels we're into at the moment, whether we prefer hard copies of books to e-readers, and how...

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Who is your literary dream date?

Michael Barrett  January 29th, 2014  Comments • 1

I know it’s some time until Valentine’s Day, but why not grab a book featuring your favorite dream date to prep for the day infamous for its red hearts, Cupid and secret...

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Are you a book quitter?

Nadia Almahdi  January 28th, 2014  Comments • 8

Last week I was listening to the Dear Book Nerd podcast on Book Riot, and at one point, the host says she follows the “50 page rule.” If she’s...

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An exciting morning for book lovers

Jessica Watson  January 27th, 2014 

For those of us who read children and young adult literature, today is a little like Christmas and the Oscars all rolled into one.  This morning in Philidelphia, The...

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Looking back at ALA winners

Emma Brockway  January 24th, 2014 

As the weekend creeps upon us we can’t help but become excited…for Monday morning!

Although most Mondays call for a double espresso and a bagel, here at Scholastic...

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Belly laughs with books

Nadia Almahdi  January 24th, 2014  Comments • 1

Books have the power to take us to new locations and experience new emotions. Books can make you cry, they can make you mad, and they can make you laugh. A lot.

Read a book to your dog

Michael Barrett  January 23rd, 2014  Comments • 2

Did you know its “National Train Your Dog Month”?  Besides teaching your pup the usual commands such as “fetch,” “sit” and “stay,” how about, “read a book”?

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Right book, right time

Morgan Baden  January 22nd, 2014  Comments • 3

About six years ago, a dear friend was visiting from the UK and left me a book she'd finished on her flight over. She was sure I'd love it just as much as she had.

Literary Quizification

Michael Strouse  January 22nd, 2014 

If my life was anything like my Facebook feed this past week, it would be something like this:

Get ready to read with Clifford!

Guest Blogger  January 21st, 2014  Comments • 5

He’s BIG, he’s red—and yes, he’s oh so loveable! There are lots of reasons to love Clifford...but most compelling are his stories of adventure and friendship that have...

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Fluff and stuff! Happy “Pooh” Day

Michael Barrett  January 17th, 2014  Comments • 1

In my opinion, tomorrow is the best day of the year. January 18th is national “Winnie the Pooh Day” or author A.A. Milne’s birthday.

Winnie-the-Pooh (yes, the...

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Getting crafty with This is Teen

Guest Blogger  January 16th, 2014  Comments • 1

January is International Creativity Month, and we're highlighting great, crafty, bookish things you can do yourself to put your creativity to good use! Here's ...

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New YA for the New Year

Emma Brockway  January 16th, 2014  Comments • 3

If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to read more YA fiction, you’re in luck. (And if this isn’t one of your resolutions, it really should be!) Scholastic has a slew...

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“Get #BookFit”: Mid-month motivation

Michael Barrett  January 15th, 2014  Comments • 3

We are at the halfway point for Scholastic’s “Get Book Fit” Month. Like any good coach or personal trainer, we want to see how you are doing with this New Year’s...

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Literary mentors

Nadia Almahdi  January 15th, 2014  Comments • 1

As Alex mentioned in a previous post, January is National Mentoring Month. So to celebrate all the mentors in our lives, we've rounded up a list of some of our favorite...

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