Books

This morning, on the subway...

Megan Kaesshaefer  November 20th, 2013 

Something really nice happened.

Much like many New York residents who ride the subway to work (particularly the jam-packed 1 train), I spend...

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Parenting by Picture Book

Michael Strouse  November 14th, 2013 

I’ve long been a proponent of the Picture Book.

They are, for most kids, their first experience with reading. On the lap of a parent, the cover opens to a new world...

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OOM remembers John F. Kennedy

Guest Blogger  November 14th, 2013  Comments • 3

November 22nd will mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Much has already been written about our 35th president in those 50 years....

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Presenting the spring 2014 online preview!

Megan Kaesshaefer  November 13th, 2013 

Every year we eagerly await the release of the spring online preview, a video that offers a sneak peek of what books will hit the shelves in the year to come. This year,...

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OOM honors Veterans Day

Emma Brockway  November 11th, 2013 

First as a student and then as a history major, I spent many years studying the terrors and challenges of wars. While I may never be able to fully wrap my mind around the...

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Holiday preview!

Michael Strouse  November 8th, 2013 

My holiday shopping is done. I've wrapped and labeled most of the gifts already.

This may seem slightly crazy but December is my busiest time at work and shopping...

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From the mixed-up files of Scholastic

Anne Sparkman  November 8th, 2013 

Forgive my Friday morning pun but I couldn't help myself. Not only do I love the classic book From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler but I love a...

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Cover reveal: David Baldacci's 'The Finisher'

Morgan Baden  November 7th, 2013 

You're going to want to remember the name Vega Jane.

Storia wants to buy your ticket to see Catching Fire!

Kristen Joerger  November 6th, 2013 

I don't know about you, but I'm counting the days until the next movie in the Hunger Games series, Catching Fire, hits theaters (16 days, to be exact)!

Lots of opportunities to vote for your favorite books!

Morgan Baden  November 5th, 2013 

...you'd think it was election season or something ;)

No, but seriously: both Entertainment Weekly and Goodreads are giving readers the chance to vote for...

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An election selection

Lia Zneimer  November 5th, 2013 

In honor of Election Day, we've rounded up a few of our favorite election-themed books and teaching resources. Which election book would get your vote?

Sneak Peek: Spotlit Highlights Animal Heroes and Book Awards

Michael Barrett  November 5th, 2013 

I can't believe it's already the holiday shopping season.

Scholastic’s Trade Book Publishing Division celebrates Halloween with R.L. Stine

Emma Brockway  October 31st, 2013 

Halloween has always been one of my favorite holidays. I take my costumes very seriously and it’s the one day when candy can supplement my every meal. Yesterday Halloween...

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How our reading habits have changed in the past two decades

Morgan Baden  October 31st, 2013 

USA TODAY has been curating their bestseller list for 20 years now. In looking back at it, they wonder: what does the list say about what we read, and how we read...

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Goosebumps from around the world

Guest Blogger  October 28th, 2013 

I’m Matt, the editor of Goosebumps. You might already know that in the newest Goosebumps books R.L. Stine has been writing about the Most Wanted Goosebumps villains of all...

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Confessions of a reading one-upper

Megan Kaesshaefer  October 24th, 2013  Comments • 1

It happened again this weekend. I was chatting with friends over lunch, when one of them casually mentioned she had just picked up a new book, Tenth of December,...

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Get spooked! R.L. Stine will take over Scholastic's social media on October 30

Morgan Baden  October 24th, 2013  Comments • 1

It's a time-honored tradition, and it's back!

The view from Frankfurt, guest post by Scholastic’s Foreign Rights Team

Emma Brockway  October 24th, 2013 

Today OOM welcomes Noël Baca Castex, Janelle DeLuise, Caite Panzer, Hillary Doyle, and Veronica Grijalva (pictured from left to right, photo credit: Christina...

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Year of the Jungle Q&A with Suzanne Collins and James Proimos

Emma Brockway  October 24th, 2013 

Today OOM welcomes Publicity Manager Sheila Marie Everett to the blog to share some fascinating insight into Year of the Jungle...

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Meet Pura Belpré, the first Latina librarian of the NYPL

Guest Blogger  October 23rd, 2013 

Hispanic Heritage Month just ended on October 15, and in celebration, Concetta Gleason (from Scholastic's Spanish and Bilingual Reading Club) is here with a...

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8 books to read while you wait for the next Wimpy Kid!

Kristen Joerger  October 22nd, 2013  Comments • 4

Do you know a The Diary of a Wimpy Kid fan who can't wait for Book 8? Read on for some excellent book recommendations from Maggie McGuire at the Scholastic Parents...

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Signed books galore and a giveaway!

Michael Strouse  October 21st, 2013  Comments • 29

Last week, I stood in the birthday party room at The Scholastic Store and realized that a large chunk of my 9-12 section was spread across the countertop and several...

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Celebrating Teen Read Week: a guest post from This is Teen

Lia Zneimer  October 17th, 2013 

A guest post from Emily Morrow of This is Teen, an initiative that connects teens with their favorite Scholastic authors and books, building a community of readers....

Magic School Bus creators Joanna Cole and Bruce Degen visit China

Kristen Joerger  October 14th, 2013  Comments • 1

How do you say Ms. Frizzle in Chinese?

Juan Mao Lau Shi. Juan means frizzy; Mao means hair; and Lau shi is teacher,” says author of the Magic School Bus...

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All aboard a Train-tastic picture book!

Michael Strouse  October 11th, 2013 

In NY, trains are a part of our daily life. We tend to go about the day completely oblivious to these machines that keep our city moving. I've learned in the last few...

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