Books

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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Charlotte Zolotow, 1915-2013

Guest Blogger  November 20th, 2013  Comments • 1

David Allender from Scholastic Reading Club shares the following about the passing of children's book author Charlotte Zolotow. Zolotow was...

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What to read AFTER watching “Catching Fire”

Michael Barrett  November 20th, 2013 

“The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” opens this week! Rejoice!

 

You read the book.

You already purchased your movie ticket.

You even watched the...

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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.

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