Books

Gimme a B-O-O-K

Morgan Baden  March 4th, 2014 

I grew up a dancer and a gymnast, with my parents shuttling me and my sisters back and forth from rehearsals to recitals to competitions. But when competitive dance lost...

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Is Harriet the Spy unlikeable?

Kristen Joerger  March 4th, 2014 

Last week, Salon published a post called "Harriet the Spy: The most unlikeable hero in children's lit." As a Harriet lover, I was a little taken aback by the title: how...

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Bunnies, ballerinas and books

Michael Strouse  March 3rd, 2014 

What happens when a bunny comes to a bookstore? A great event!

On loneliness and reading

Megan Kaesshaefer  February 28th, 2014 

I was watching Piers Morgan the other night and his guests were Dr. Sanjay GuptaGayle King, and Oprah, who have recently teamed up to address a growing...

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Words we distinctly remember learning from books

Lia Zneimer  February 28th, 2014  Comments • 1

I was browsing Book Riot recently when I came across this great piece on the words and phrases we remember learning specifically from books.

A global movement powered by the mighty read aloud

Guest Blogger  February 27th, 2014 

We're so pleased to welcome Pam Allyn, Executive Director and founder of LitWorld and LitLife, to the blog this afternoon. Pam is also a global reading...

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5 questions with Sarah Mlynowski

Megan Kaesshaefer  February 26th, 2014  Comments • 1

Author Sarah Mlynowski recently stopped by our offices to chat with us about her Whatever After series, her love of fairy tales, and what's on her mind. We thought we'd...

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A day devoted to fabulous fairy tales

Emma Brockway  February 26th, 2014 

Today is National “Tell a Fairy Tale Day,” my new favorite holiday. For as long as I can remember, fairy tales have always held a special place in my heart. As a child, I...

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Counting the books

Michael Strouse  February 25th, 2014  Comments • 1

What is it like to spend the night in a bookstore?

I know you all are conjuring up images of comfy sleeping bags, soft lighting and quiet reading before drifting...

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Congratulations, March Star Readers!

Nadia Almahdi  February 20th, 2014 

Scholastic Reading Club is excited to share the March Star Readers! These book worms were selected to be featured in a Reading Club flyer for their grade

I SURVIVED: Readers can pick the next book!

Guest Blogger  February 19th, 2014  Comments • 48

Welcome Harmonie Rosenberg to OOM! She's guest blogging today with a pretty exciting announcement...  

Cultivating wild readers

Megan Kaesshaefer  February 19th, 2014 

Book Whisperer Donalyn Miller recently shared with Scholastic's Instructor magazine her strategies for building a love of learning in students. We've...

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On her birthday, an ode to Toni Morrison

Megan Kaesshaefer  February 18th, 2014 

"I wrote my first novel because I wanted to read it."

And so began Toni Morrison's writing career. Decades later, she is one of the most renowned authors of our...

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OOM commemorates Black History Month

Emma Brockway  February 18th, 2014 

One of my earliest memories from elementary school is writing a report on legendary athlete and civil rights pioneer Jackie Robinson. As a child, I was amazed by Robinson’...

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Do you have book fear?

Nadia Almahdi  February 14th, 2014 

Earlier this week, while Jess was helping me decide what book to read next (one of many reasons why having a librarian in your life is awesome!) she asked me, “Do you have...

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Our BIG valentine!

Guest Blogger  February 14th, 2014  Comments • 8

Happy Valentine’s Day—and Happy Birthday, Clifford!

Genre-crossed lovers

Megan Kaesshaefer  February 13th, 2014 

Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy. Scarlett O’Hara and Rhett Butler. Daisy and Gatsby. Winnie and Jesse. Heathcliff and Catherine. Romeo and Juliet...

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Tonight: Twitter party with Elizabeth Eulberg!

Morgan Baden  February 13th, 2014 

Who needs a Valentine, anyway? We're hosting a Twitter party tonight (7pm ET) with Elizabeth Eulberg and This is Teen. You should totally join.

Library lovers month: 3 reasons to celebrate

Michael Barrett  February 12th, 2014  Comments • 1

Book nerds, rejoice!

It’s “Library Lovers’ Month.”

Sure, this week is full of cupids, romantic cards and candy, but it’s time to send a big ol’ Valentine to...

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Calling all kids: Announcing the STACKS Winter Reading Games!

Guest Blogger  February 12th, 2014 

We love the Olympic Games, but why should athletes get all the glory? At the STACKS, Scholastic’s website for kids ages 8-12, we believe readers deserve a major stage to...

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On book procrastination

Lia Zneimer  February 10th, 2014 

There are two kinds of books on my "to read" list: the ones that I can't wait to start, and the ones I feel like I should. The latter are usually on my list by...

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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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